| Jan 30, 2013
| 2:28 PM
The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that it raised $191.3 million in its latest auction of TARP securities, including $5.8 million for its stake in Delmar Bancorp in Salisbury.
The Troubled Asset Relief Program was created more than four years...
| Jan 23, 2013
A week before his inauguration, President Barack Obama said he wouldn't negotiate with Republicans over raising the federal debt limit.
At an unexpected news conference Jan. 14, the president asserted that he won't trade cuts in government spending in...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:07 PM
A leading opponent of the effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland used a high-profile congressional hearing Tuesday to allege that the Internal Revenue Service leaked a list of its donors to an adversarial group just as it was mounting a campaign...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 11:46 AM
Periodically, one comes across a jaw-dropping example of lawsuit abuse. The Good Samaritan gets sued for preventing a suicide, the robber takes the store clerk to court for fighting back, the B-list starlet sues because nobody watched her sex tape...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"What's the second paragraph?"
That is my boilerplate response when someone suggests a column idea to me. "Yeah. Right. But where do I go from there?" Not every topic is worth 700 words.
So, today I will offer a few words on recent headlines in the...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Peter P. Belz Jr., a retired U.S. Treasury Department appeals officer, died March 14 of pancreatic cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 71.
The son of a die maker and a homemaker, Peter Paul Belz Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised on...
| Jan 16, 2013
TARP, the infamous Troubled Assets Relief Program that bailed out Wall Street in 2008, is finally over. The Treasury Department recently announced it will soon be completing the sale of the remaining shares it owns of the banks and of General Motors....
| Mar 28, 2013
| 3:00 AM
At 101, John Nutter likes things plain and simple. Which is why his daughter, Betty Fulton, drives him to Slye's Barber Shop on Montgomery Street. Once there, he can get his monthly haircut for $8 while taking in the relaxed, old-style atmosphere.
| Jan 4, 2013
| 2:55 PM
The plan to move 450 jobs from the Financial Management Services facility in Hyattsville to West Virginia has been postponed for five years.
The move — proposed by the Obama administration to save $96 million over five years — was set to...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:15 AM
In their commentary ("Six steps for post-Alonso school reform," May 14), Thomas Wilcox, Diane Bell-McKoy and Laura Gamble use many lofty and idealistic sounding words to promote their vision. However, it bears noting that education "reformers" are well-...
| May 1, 2013
| 9:54 AM
The mayhem in Boston the week of April 15 was a reminder of how an American city can be paralyzed by a homemade bomb. The same kinds of improvised explosive devices that menaced U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan can easily be deployed by freelance...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Mika J. Cross, a human resources manager for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sometimes uses a laptop issued by the agency. But she is far more likely to check email or collaborate with colleagues on one of her two personal computers.