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  • U.S. economy grows at scorching 4 percent in 2nd quarter

    WASHINGTON The much-stronger-than-expected 4 percent rate of annual U.S. economic growth from April through June, reported Wednesday by the Commerce Department, put to rest fears that the U.S. economy was slipping into low gear. Offsetting a dismal start...
  • Glen Burnie man pleads guilty in theft of thousands of aluminum postal carts

    Glen Burnie man pleads guilty in theft of thousands of aluminum postal carts
    A 57-year-old Glen Burnie man pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft of thousands of aluminum carts from the U.S. Postal Service that will cost more than $2.8 million to replace, according to the U.S. State's Attorney's Office. Officials allege Roland...
  • States debate digital currency

    Now that consumers can use digital currencies like bitcoin to buy rugs from Overstock.com, pay for Peruvian pork sandwiches from a food truck in Washington, D.C., and even make donations to political action committees, states are beginning to explore...
  • Jay Ambrose: 'Comprehensiveness' � not a four-letter word but just as bad

    Obamacare appears to be headed for still another Supreme Court visit, and one reason is clear. It suffers from comprehensiveness, a legislative affliction viewed by many as remedy and fervently sought whether the subject is health care, financial...
  • Lender demands more data for loan in good standing

    Q: I have a vacation home loan that is a couple of years old. I always pay promptly, and I pay more than the monthly requirement, because I hope to pay it off early. I have gotten a request from the lender for tax returns for the last three years and a...
  • First half of 2014 helps gauge area housing market

    First half of 2014 helps gauge area housing market
    Housing market results from the year's first half are in the books, providing researchers and prognosticators with a dizzying amount of data to crunch to figure out where the market is headed. Look at enough of it, and believe me, I do, and a few...
  • Parliament House files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    Parliament House files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    Parliament House, a gay resort and entertainment complex, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday citing $15.5 million in debt. The 4.5-acre complex defaulted on loans during the recession in 2009 and has been locked into a foreclosure and refinancing...
  • Some homeowners miss out on housing recovery

    Some homeowners miss out on housing recovery
    Scott and Caroline Schmauderer know all the acronyms and the nitty-gritty details of the federal government's various programs to help homeowners like themselves, whose plans were derailed by the housing bust. They read up on loan modifications, but...
  • Hope turns to desperation at Orange's Tymber Skan enclave

    Hope turns to desperation at Orange's Tymber Skan enclave
    They called it Tymber Skan on the Lake, evoking a familiar picture-postcard Florida setting when it opened in the early 1970s on Lake Catherine. When Chuck Hankins' mom moved there in 1979, her neighbors were snowbirds, retirees and working-class folks....
  • New tools to power up your house hunt

    If you think real estate is merely about buying and selling houses, you haven't been paying attention. The industry is engaged in an endless, competitive frenzy of developing apps and website features intended to get you across the threshold of your dream...
  • Chicago picked as second city for housing program

    Chicago picked as second city for housing program
    Chicago will be the second city for the federal government's Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative, Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, announced Tuesday. The pilot program, announced for Detroit in May, is designed to help...