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  • 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...
  • Anti-gay-marriage group says it was targeted by IRS

    Anti-gay-marriage group says it was targeted by IRS
    A leading opponent of the effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland used a high-profile congressional hearing Tuesday to allege that the Internal Revenue Service leaked a list of its donors to an adversarial group just as it was mounting a campaign...
  • U.S. moves to freeze assets of 6 Mara Salvatrucha leaders

    Federal authorities on Wednesday designated six reputed members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha street gang, which was founded in Los Angeles, as leaders of a transnational criminal organization. The designation by the U.S. Department of the...
  • Access to SSI payments temporarily disrupted

    Access to SSI payments temporarily disrupted
    Supplemental Security Income payments to adults and children with disabilities were temporarily unavailable during an intermittent outage in the early-morning hours Monday, the U.S. Treasury Department's Bureau of Fiscal Service said Monday. SSI funds...
  • Obama delays health care law provision for businesses

    Obama delays health care law provision for businesses
    — The Obama administration plans to postpone a key requirement of the president's health law, delaying until 2015 penalties on large employers that don't offer health coverage. The one-year delay, announced by the Treasury Department late...
  • Businesses welcome reprieve from offering insurance

    Businesses welcome reprieve from offering insurance
    The owners of the Shanty Grille restaurant in Ellicott City breathed a sigh of relief when the Obama administration delayed for a year penalties on businesses that do not provide health insurance to employees. For months, they fretted about how they were...
  • You got served: Weinstein fighting for 'The Butler' title

    You got served: Weinstein fighting for 'The Butler' title
    Harvey Weinstein loves a good fight -- especially if it helps him promote one of his company's movies. So when the MPAA's title registration bureau decided this week that the Weinstein Co. couldn't use the title "The Butler" on Lee Daniels' upcoming...
  • Local employers weigh Obamacare delay

    Local employers weigh Obamacare delay
    When the White House decided this week to give employers one more year to meet Obamacare's requirement that they provide health insurance or face fines, many business and government officials breathed a sigh of relief. Change was coming too fast for...
  • The latest misguided GOP effort to stop Obamacare

    The latest misguided GOP effort to stop Obamacare
    The House is expected to hold yet another symbolic vote this week on a bill to neuter the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, once again taking aim at the much-unloved "individual mandate" -- the requirement that virtually all adult Americans...