| Dec 2, 2011
| 5:04 AM
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...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 5:51 PM
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...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 4:31 PM
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...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 2:49 PM
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...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 2:44 PM
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...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:00 AM
Technology has overtaken the U.S. savings bonds. After this year, you will no longer be able to buy a paper bond. All purchases will be made electronically. By going totally electronic, the government is expected to save $120 million over five years.
| Jul 21, 2011
| 5:30 AM
Congressional Republicans voted to increase the debt ceiling 7 times during the last Bush administration. They now refuse to raise the debt ceiling, threatening a serious financial crisis for all of us.
As I see it, the tea party wants to destroy the U....
| Jul 22, 2011
| 6:49 PM
After weeks of negotiating behind the scenes, President Barack Obama came to the University of Maryland on Friday in an effort to convince the public that lawmakers could find compromise in their talks over raising nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling....
| Jul 26, 2011
| 6:52 AM
The move by the federal government to end the sale of paper savings bonds at banks and credit unions next year is bad news for savers in more ways than one.
The amount of savings bonds consumers can buy each year will be significantly reduced. And even...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 8:32 PM
As the president and the speaker of the House intensified their debate over raising the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling Monday night, the real world impact was reflected among Maryland federal workers like Jacqueline Hamilton. After 44 years of...
| Mar 14, 2010
The fastest-growing segment of the population these days: centenarians.
That might be a testament to medical advances, but it doesn't bode well for a nation of notoriously poor savers.
This has many financial experts and policymakers worried about how...
| Jun 25, 2005
Neither was at the negotiating table, but New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and retiring Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman William H. Donaldson played a supporting role in Legg Mason Inc.'s $3.7 billion deal to swap businesses with...