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  • Medicaid's rules on income, assets

    Medicaid's rules on income, assets
    Q: Will I receive Medicaid if I am receiving monthly income from an annuity and have equity in my house? – No name given A: To qualify for Medicaid for 2013, the monthly income cap is $2,130. The equity in your home, up to $525,000 in 2013, can...
  • Think Black Friday is best day to get a deal? Think again

     Think Black Friday is best day to get a deal? Think again
    As the hardiest of shoppers prepare for the annual Black Friday consumption frenzy, many are convinced it's their one shot at a great deal. But "that's not even close to the truth," said Matthew Ong, senior retail analyst at online personal finance...
  • Steinberg: A look inside the agent game

    The end of the college football season occurs this weekend for some teams which means that the first group of athletes eligible for the draft can sign with agents. Securing new clients is the critical rite of passage for agents. There are many qualified...
  • City energy contracts go to official's former business partners

    City energy contracts go to official's former business partners
    Twice this year, the city has awarded no-bid energy consulting contracts to a Baltimore company recommended by the head of the city's energy office, who was once listed as a "special partner" in the firm. Bovaro Partners LLC has received renewable-...
  • 501(c)(4) rules without teeth

    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...
  • A wake-up call from Detroit

    A judge's ruling Tuesday that the city of Detroit's bankruptcy case may go forward — and that its pension obligations are not entitled to special protection but can be reduced, along with other debts — sends a chilly message to workers in...
  • Stalling of tax overhaul bill is both good and bad for homeowners

    Stalling of tax overhaul bill is both good and bad for homeowners
    WASHINGTON — For one of the least productive congressional sessions in modern history, the final word about tax overhaul was entirely in character: Nothing's happening. But is that good or bad news for homeowners, buyers and small-scale real...
  • Bob Hoskins, actor known as 'the Cockney Cagney,' dies at 71

    Bob Hoskins, a British actor whose powerful screen presence earned him a reputation as "the Cockney Cagney" and who, at 5 feet 6 and with a face he likened to a squashed cabbage, gave the short, bald men of the world a reason to swagger, has died. He...
  • Financial discipline = happiness in retirement, study says

    Financial discipline = happiness in retirement, study says
    People who are financially disciplined feel more secure about their finances and are likelier to be happy in retirement, according to a new study. Sure, that’s a no-brainer, but it’s worth reinforcing for people not naturally inclined toward...
  • Pay For United Illuminating Chief Rose 55% To $3.8M Last Year

    James P. Torgerson, chief executive of The United Illuminating Co. and its parent company, took home more money last year than he did in 2012, according to regulatory filings. In 2013, Torgerson made $3.8 million in his salary, incentive pay, stock...
  • College Baseball: Waves blank 'Eaters

    There is, in UC Irvine baseball coach Mike Gillespie's esteemed opinion, no room for error with the Anteaters this season, let alone two. Two UCI errors contributed to three unearned runs in the sixth inning, though there were other concerns as well in a...