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  • Maryland voters focused on economy

    Maryland has endured a bruising recession better than many other states, but voters here are still wary over the economy and personal finances, and could punish incumbent politicians at the ballot box next month, a Baltimore Sun survey shows. The Sun...
  • Help wanted: But only the employed need apply

    While nearly 14 million unemployed Americans are searching for work, some employers are limiting their hiring to preferred candidates: People who already have jobs. Recruiters and worker advocates say companies are screening out applicants who don't have...
  • Credit unions developed battle plans to protect federal workers during debt ceiling fight

    While congressional leaders work to push through a deal to raise the government's debt ceiling, some credit unions that serve federal employees aren't taking any chances. Institutions in Maryland and Washington have developed programs to assist their...
  • Why pay more to file your taxes?

    Why pay more to file your taxes?
    If you are a low- to moderate-income taxpayer and you shell out any money to have your taxes done, you're likely paying too much. Nowadays, with all sorts of avenues for filers of modest means to get their taxes done for free, paying someone to do the...
  • Why we're still intrigued by the duchess from Baltimore

    Why we're still intrigued by the duchess from Baltimore
    At a time when much of the English-speaking world is fixated on the royal wedding, it's worth pointing out that if it weren't for the original Baltimore bad girl, Wallis Warfield Simpson, Friday's nuptials might not be taking place. Without her, there...
  • Federal Reserve sets limits on debit card swipe fees, leaving merchants and banks unhappy

    Federal Reserve sets limits on debit card swipe fees, leaving merchants and banks unhappy
    You might not have paid attention to the fierce yearlong battle between merchants and banks over debit cards, but you'll likely notice last week's outcome in your wallet. The dispute was over the debit card interchange fee — the payment merchants...
  • IRS revokes tax-exempt status of thousands of Maryland groups

    IRS revokes tax-exempt status of thousands of Maryland groups
    Soccer clubs, PTAs, community associations, a temperance union and inactive foundations belonging to a couple of Baltimore sport legends are among the thousands of Maryland groups that have had their tax-exempt status revoked by the Internal Revenue...
  • Millions of dollars earmarked for investor education across the country

    Millions of dollars earmarked for investor education across the country
    Back in 2003, major Wall Street firms agreed to pay more than $1 billion to settle claims that their research analysts hyped stocks to curry favor with — and get business from — the companies they covered. As part of that landmark settlement,...
  • Retailers, manufacturers crack down on extreme couponing

    Retailers, manufacturers crack down on extreme couponing
    It was just a matter of time before businesses began to push back against some of the worst behaviors of extreme couponers. Some retailers and manufacturers have revised their policies lately, restricting the number of coupons consumers can use to...
  • One Maryland Broadband Network facility opens

    Federal, state and local officials gathered in an Elkridge industrial park Monday morning to mark the opening of a key hub for the Central Maryland portion of a $158 million statewide broadband network designed to link localities via fiber-optic cable....
  • Help wanted: Looking for a few good social media pros

    Help wanted: Looking for a few good social media pros
    The woman had just bought a new car at the Mile One dealership, but she was sad to see her old one go. So she let a dealership staffer take a picture of her with both — and Mile One connected her with the buyer of her old car online. "They became...
  • Fiber optics a boon, from classroom to operating room

    Fiber optics a boon, from classroom to operating room
    Leasing office space in this economy can be a challenge, especially in older buildings, but Taylor Fields is working on getting an edge: a super-fast fiber-optic broadband connection. "One of the first things [prospective tenants] ask is what kind of...