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  • Congress approves deal on shutdown, debt

    Congress approves deal on shutdown, debt
    A bipartisan deal to reopen the government and extend the nation's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling into early next year won overwhelming support in Congress late Wednesday, allowing tens of thousands of federal employees in Maryland to return to work starting...
  • Senate votes overwhelmingly to end shutdown, debt limit debate

    Senate votes overwhelmingly to end shutdown, debt limit debate
    WASHINGTON -- By an overwhelming vote, the Senate passed a budget compromise Wednesday night that would temporarily reopen federal agencies and allow the Treasury to continue borrowing to pay the nation’s bills, averting the possibility of a default...
  • Toomey votes no on shutdown/debt ceiling deal

    Toomey votes no on shutdown/debt ceiling deal
    Sen. Pat Toomey was among 18 senators to vote against a deal Wednesday night to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling. The Pennsylvania Republican joined the Senate’s most conservative lawmakers in their opposition to a last-...
  • Caesars acknowledges federal probe, says won't affect Baltimore plans

    Caesars acknowledges federal probe, says won't affect Baltimore plans
    The parent company of Baltimore's casino said Monday that one of its businesses is the subject of a federal investigation into money laundering and that it was pulling out of a $1 billion casino venture in Boston. But officials at Caesars Entertainment...
  • State 'concerned' about Caesars allegations

    State 'concerned' about Caesars allegations
    Maryland gambling control officials said Tuesday they're "concerned" about allegations in other states involving the company building Baltimore's casino, Caesars Entertainment Corp. Caesars said Monday that one of its Las Vegas businesses is the subject...
  • Dent votes against slapping self on wrist for debt limit increase

    Dent votes against slapping self on wrist for debt limit increase
    For Rep. Charlie Dent it was just a “little gimmicky." So the Lehigh Valley Republican, who is garnering quite the reputation as a rebel since he disagreed with party leadership over the government shutdown, refused to join in a public shaming...
  • Russia vows to stand by singer placed on U.S. blacklist

    Russia vows to stand by singer placed on U.S. blacklist
    MOSCOW -- Russia vowed Thursday to stand by the entertainer blacklisted this week by the U.S. for alleged ties to a criminal group, and who also is President Vladimir Putin's favorite singer. Grigory Leps, whose real name is Grigory Lepsveridze, was...
  • Global wine shortage? Here's a rundown of top 10 domestic sources

    Wine lovers received some alarming news recently: Morgan Stanley issued a report this week projecting a global wine shortage. As my colleague David Pierson reported Wednesday, poor weather ravaged European vineyards,  causing global production to dip to...
  • U.S. officials change 'use-or-lose' rule for health spending accounts

    U.S. officials change 'use-or-lose' rule for health spending accounts
    In response to longstanding complaints, federal officials said they will allow workers to carry over some unused money held in flexible spending accounts for healthcare expenses. The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced the...
  • IRS eases rules on healthcare flexible spending accounts

    IRS eases rules on healthcare flexible spending accounts
    Workers faced with forfeiting unused money in their flexible spending accounts for healthcare expenses may be getting some relief under a new federal rule. The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service changed the use-it-or-lose-it rule...
  • PASSINGS: Lo Hsing Han, Joe Conley

    PASSINGS: Lo Hsing Han, Joe Conley
    Lo Hsing Han Ex-drug kingpin and business tycoon Lo Hsing Han, 80, a former drug kingpin and business tycoon once dubbed the "Godfather of Heroin" by the U.S. government, died Saturday at his home in Myanmar's main city of Yangon. The cause was not...