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  • Ten Maryland banks remain in TARP, while Treasury winds down program

    Ten Maryland banks remain in TARP, while Treasury winds down program
    Delmar Bancorp has no regrets about taking a $9 million investment from the federal Troubled Asset Relief Program, even though some banks have rushed for the exit. "We did it as an abundance of caution," said Ed Thomas, president of the parent of Bank of...
  • Cyclone causes New York City Marathon runners to break stride

    Patty Snodgrass had qualified to run in her first New York City Marathon three years ago, but injuries derailed the retired U.S. Treasury Department employee from fulfilling that dream. She was going to use what is essentially a rain check from the New...
  • Md. foreclosure activity high despite recovering market

    Md. foreclosure activity high despite recovering market
    Maryland's housing market is improving, but many homeowners still face trouble. Foreclosure activity in Maryland last month reached a 33-month high, according to RealtyTrac, which gathers real estate data nationwide. Among the states, Maryland had the...
  • On IRS and wasted stimulus dollars, the buck stops nowhere

    On IRS and wasted stimulus dollars, the buck stops nowhere
    President Harry S. Truman's famous adage — "The buck stops here" — sat on his desk in the Oval Office as a clear reminder that as president, he was responsible for the decisions he made and what happened in his administration. It sent a...
  • Obama tax plan is certain jobs-killer

    In his recent press conference, President Barack Obama again claimed his plan to reduce the deficit and avoid the fiscal cliff would mean that "97 percent of small businesses are not going to see their taxes go up." But this is, to put it politely,...
  • Anti-gay-marriage group says it was targeted by IRS

    Anti-gay-marriage group says it was targeted by IRS
    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...
  • Pages from the Past: Unknown disease killing canines in Catonsville in 1912

    An article in the Oct. 12, 1912, edition of The Argus reported on a deadly epidemic that seems to be striking local canines. There is a peculiar disease among dogs in Catonsville and a number of residents have reported the loss of valuable animals from...
  • Governor's housing conference planned for Tuesday in Baltimore

    Governor's housing conference planned for Tuesday in Baltimore
    The 2012 Governor's Housing Conference, "an educational opportunity for leaders in the housing and community development field to come together and celebrate Maryland," is being held Tuesday at the Hilton Baltimore hotel. The theme of this year's...
  • Maryland unemployment-insurance tax to drop in 2013

    Many Maryland employers will see the tax they pay for unemployment insurance drop by more than half next year. The tax cut, which will be announced Monday by the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, reflects the improving employment...
  • Peter P. Belz Jr., Treasury Department officer

    Peter P. Belz Jr., Treasury Department officer
    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...
  • Treasury auctions stake in Delmar Bancorp

    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...
  • Obama's debt-ceiling strategy could put the squeeze on GOP

    Obama's debt-ceiling strategy could put the squeeze on GOP
    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...