| Feb 28, 2013
| 10:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- Officials at the Woodlawn-based Social Security Administration informed employees they do not anticipate furloughs when across-the-board federal budget cuts go into effect, the union that represents many of those workers said Thursday.
| Sep 26, 2011
| 2:42 PM
That unfamiliar incoming call to your cellphone soon might be from a debt collector.
Cellphones are largely off-limits to collection agencies, but proposals by the White House and Congress could change that.
Supporters say regulations have not kept up...
| Jul 10, 2011
Years ago, before we were married and moved to Maryland, my husband opened a checking account in Indiana and had the statements mailed to his office there.
The account wasn't forgotten, just ignored. That wasn't a problem until his employer moved and the...
| 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...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 5:00 PM
At the new $1.1 billion Johns Hopkins Hospital there will be Xboxes and a basketball court for kids, sleeper-sofas for families, single rooms for all patients, an improved dining menu and extensive soundproofing.
It's part of an effort to make the...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 9:28 AM
Whether the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction — the so-called supercommittee — reaches a deal to reduce the federal deficit by at least $1.2 trillion or stalemates on Nov. 23, Democrats appear intent on handicapping the national...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 11:27 AM
European leaders are working feverishly to create what German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling a "fiscal union" to restore private investor confidence in Europe and rekindle growth. Unfortunately, what she advocates will thrust Europe into a deeper...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 2:34 PM
WASHINGTON — As the pitched battle over the nation’s debt crisis shifts to the White House, federal employees in Maryland are bracing for a series of benefit cuts they say would have a devastating effect on the state’s economy.
| Jul 11, 2011
| 9:36 AM
With time running out for Congress to raise the federal debt limit or see the nation face fiscal calamity and an almost certain end to the tenuous economic recovery, President Barack Obama has taken the lead on the issue with a proposal that...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 7:19 AM
Thank cost-cutting for this change to the U.S. savings bond program:
Starting next year, you won’t be able to buy paper savings bonds at banks and other financial institutions. Getting rid of this paper work is expected to save taxpayers more than...
| May 8, 2011
| 5:00 AM
As Rep. John P. Sarbanes points out ("In Afghanistan, challenge and doubt," April 25), American forces in Afghanistan are bracing for a new offensive from the Taliban. Unfortunately, some others in Congress are so intent on cutting the deficit that they'...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 4:58 AM
Do we have a deficit problem in this country? Yes. Some have suggested we don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem. Let's look at it more closely Do we have a spending problem? Yes. Do we have a revenue problem? You betcha.
Some would say...