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  • After years of cuts, Social Security to extend office hours

    After years of cuts, Social Security to extend office hours
    Facing an aging population and steady growth in disability claims, the Social Security Administration said Thursday it will expand hours at neighborhood offices across the country — reversing a years-long reduction in service that has frustrated the...
  • Hogan unveils budget with continued 2 percent cuts to agencies

    Hogan unveils budget with continued 2 percent cuts to agencies
    Gov. Larry Hogan proposed sustained state funding for K-12 education but an across-the-board cut to state agencies in his much-anticipated spending plan released Thursday. Maryland's new Republican governor said his budget cuts - which affect Medicaid...
  • Fed wears a bull's-eye this year on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON Detractors from both major political parties are preparing legislation to rein in the powers of the Federal Reserve, moves that would test and potentially restrain its independence. The proposals include ordering a broad audit of the central...
  • Standard& Poor's settles with US government, 2 states over ratings on mortgage bonds

    Standard & Poor's agreed on Wednesday to pay the U.S. government and two states more than $77 million to settle charges tied to its ratings of mortgage-backed securities. In its first enforcement action against a major rating agency, the Securities and...
  • Underfunded state pension system will be challenge for Hogan team

    As Gov.-elect Larry Hogan and his team begin tackling the state's budget, they will soon turn their attention to one of its most pernicious challenges: Maryland's underfunded employee pension system. The $45.4 billion system, which provides monthly...
  • Different housing markets, politics, multiple bond markets all complicate ECB stimulus effort

    Big bang or disappointment? Markets are waiting to see just how much financial firepower the European Central Bank will unleash Thursday, when it is expected to announce large-scale purchases of government bonds with newly printed money to stimulate a...
  • Activist investor urges Staples to combine with Office Depot

    Activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP wants Staples to combine with Office Depot. Last month Starboard disclosed in a regulatory filing that it purchased a 5.1 percent stake in Staples Inc. and boosted its stake in Office Depot Inc., which had combined...
  • Immigration standoff

    Immigration standoff
    There is something truly unsavory about targeting for deportation immigrant children — particularly those known by the shorthand of "dreamers" who were brought to this country at a young age by their parents — but that was the priority of...
  • O'Malley's legacy

    By the time Gov.-elect Larry Hogan takes office on Wednesday, many words will have been written about the legacy of his predecessor, Gov. Martin O'Malley. Most of those words, as it turns out, will have been written by Mr. O'Malley himself. During the...
  • People on the Move: Seafarers' House announces board

    People on the Move: Seafarers' House announces board
    Hiring, promotions and recognition at South Florida employers. Maritime Fort Lauderdale-based Seafarers' House, a nonprofit organization that offers a variety of services to the world's maritime community, announced its board of directors for 2015:...
  • Chicago area's economic recovery lags other urban areas, study finds

    Chicago area's economic recovery lags other urban areas, study finds
    Metro Chicago's economic recovery is weaker than in most major urban areas worldwide, held back by slow employment growth, according to a Brookings Institution report. Assessing annual growth in GDP per person and in employment levels from 2013 to 2014,...