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  • Bitcoins: Widely known and widely misunderstood

    Bitcoins: Widely known and widely misunderstood
    Back in the 1980s, when I lived in Nairobi, foreign residents had a simple way of obtaining Kenyan shillings. They'd write a check in, say, U.S. dollars on their U.S. bank accounts to the Indian man who owned the ice cream store down the block. He'd pay...
  • Bonds aren't the easiest gift to buy

    The federal health care marketplace isn't the only government website that can generate hair-yanking moments. Try buying U.S. savings bonds in the digital domain. The holiday season is a peak period for parents and grandparents to purchase bonds as gifts...
  • Ask Kim: Have the rules for flexible spending accounts changed for 2014?

    Q: I have to decide how much to contribute to my flexible spending account for next year. What's the maximum I can contribute to my FSA in 2014? A: Flexible spending accounts, which allow you to pay medical bills with pretax money, limit employee...
  • Jackson Jr.'s ex-treasurer fined over failure to file report

    Jackson Jr.'s ex-treasurer fined over failure to file report
    WASHINGTON — Chicago attorney Vickie Pasley, who was treasurer of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s campaign committee, has been fined $7,150 by the Federal Election Commission, newly released documents show. The fine, made public Friday, stems from the Jackson...
  • Should IRS curb campaigning by political nonprofits?

    Should IRS curb campaigning by political nonprofits?
    The IRS has proposed a crackdown on the political activities of tax-exempt groups. Federal law says nonprofit groups that don't have to disclose their donors or pay taxes can engage in some campaign-related activity, but not if it's their primary purpose....
  • Fugitive drug lord to Mexican president: Reject U.S. extradition bid

    Fugitive drug lord to Mexican president: Reject U.S. extradition bid
    MEXICO CITY -- A fugitive drug kingpin convicted in the slaying of an American federal agent is urging Mexican President Enrique Peņa Nieto to resist U.S. “pressure” for his extradition and to end the manhunt pursuing him, an official said...
  • Mark Kleiman, pot's go-to guy

     Mark Kleiman, pot's go-to guy
    Come New Year's Day, in Washington state and Colorado, marijuana will be legit, courtesy of two ballot initiatives. How do you create a legal business out of an illegal one? After 13 years of Prohibition, the country at least had an earlier legal liquor...
  • 501(c)(4) rules without teeth

    Last week the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department published draft regulations for tax-exempt "social welfare" organizations that increasingly have become banks for anonymous political donations. But the regulations stop short of...
  • Terra Nova Ventures' $19 million Clipper Mill Road project moves forward

    Terra Nova Ventures' $19 million Clipper Mill Road project moves forward
    Plans to turn a long, thin former cotton mill on the Jones Falls into apartments, offices and shopping space moved forward Wednesday, with a City Council committee endorsing a zoning change to enable Terra Nova Ventures' $19 million project on Clipper...
  • Economic turnaround in Hampden area makes mill rehab ineligible for tax credit

    Economic turnaround in Hampden area makes mill rehab ineligible for tax credit
    The makeover of the mills along the Jones Falls into a hub of trendy restaurants and residences has succeeded so well that parts of the area no longer qualify for the federal tax credit that helped finance some of the work. A $19 million proposal by...
  • White House to lobby Congress in bid to forestall Iran sanctions

    White House to lobby Congress in bid to forestall Iran sanctions
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will launch a lobbying push Tuesday to stop Congress from approving harsh new penalties for Iran, a move the White House warns could sink international negotiations aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear program. A...