| Jul 14, 2012
| 7:29 AM
Air Force Maj. Justice Sakyi's change-of-station orders to Germany came with a built-in dilemma: what to do about his family's home in Maryland.
He and his wife, Olivia, bought the single-family house in Bowie in early 2006, near the height of the...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 5:54 PM
The Treasury Department said Tuesday that it would auction off securities it acquired in 53 banks, including two in Maryland.
The government acquired these preferred shares and subordinated debt positions as part of the Trouble Asset Relief Program,...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 10:10 AM
Cigarette consumption has gone down since 2008, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But other tobacco use has gone up.
That includes use of pipe tobacco for roll-you-own cigarettes and cigarette-like cigars, the agency...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:17 PM
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...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 11:08 AM
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...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 6:00 AM
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,...
| Oct 10, 2012
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...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 5:00 AM
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...