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  • Underwater on the mortgage, stationed away from home

    Underwater on the mortgage, stationed away from home
    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...
  • Small investors worry about debt-ceiling impasse

    Small investors worry about debt-ceiling impasse
    While politicians in Washington refuse to compromise on raising the debt ceiling, small investors are worrying about what a stalemate might mean to their life savings. Financial planners say they are having discussions regularly with clients about the...
  • William F. Weinstein, psychology professor, dies

    William F. Weinstein, psychology professor, dies
    William F. Weinstein, a retired psychology professor who was on the faculty of Catonsville Community College for more than three decades, died Sunday of heart and kidney disease at Transitions Health Care in Sykesville. He was 75. William Frederick...
  • Debt limit debate: Here's why it matters

    Debt limit debate: Here's why it matters
    There is a grave and gathering threat to the nation. It is not some shadowy foreign terrorist group or a runaway asteroid that threatens to destroy us. Unlike the plots of summer blockbusters, we are not menaced by evil wizards, mutants or rising armies...
  • Some taxpayers will be getting their refunds on a prepaid card

    Some taxpayers will be getting their refunds on a prepaid card
    Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is hawking a prepaid card. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian briefly offered a prepaid card before it was pulled off the market. Then earlier this month, the Treasury Department announced that it would allow some taxpayers to...
  • 50 years ago: School board buys Shucks Corner property for Harford Junior College

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, May 17, 1962: The board of education announced that it was purchasing Prospect Hill Farm at Shuck's Corner as a new site for Harford Junior College. The purchase price for the 204-acre farm was $204,...
  • Ambassador to Syria keeps profile low in Bolton Hill

    Ambassador to Syria keeps profile low in Bolton Hill
    When the violence in Syria began spinning out of control last year, the Obama administration made the unusual decision to bring its ambassador to the troubled country home. And for Ambassador Robert Ford, coming home has long meant returning to...
  • Feds target mortgage modification scams

    Feds target mortgage modification scams
    The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has teamed up with the Treasury Department and — this is a mouthful — the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program — to shutter mortgage modification...
  • Perryville has $1.3 million surplus, audit says

    A representative with the accounting firm Weyrich, Cronin and Sorra reported that the town of Perryville ran a surplus of $1.3 million for the financial year that ended June 30. Reporting on the town's audit for the spending year, the representative...
  • Attorney: Manning showed signs of distress in Iraq

    Attorney: Manning showed signs of distress in Iraq
    Military prosecutors building a case against the 24-year-old Army soldier accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks sought to show Saturday that Pfc. Bradley Manning had access to the secret documents and the ability to...
  • Advocates, lawmakers plan fight to restore commuter tax break

    Advocates, lawmakers plan fight to restore commuter tax break
    Commuter advocates and Maryland lawmakers say they will fight to renew an expiring tax credit that benefits mass-transit users, including MARC riders. Current federal law allows commuters to withhold up to $230 in pre-tax income each month that can be...
  • Retirees face the risk of outliving their money

    Until recently, retirement planning focused mostly on helping workers accumulate savings. Now, the Treasury Department is tackling another aspect: making sure retirees don't run out of money. The department last week proposed two regulations to make...