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  • No credit? FICO, LexisNexis, Equifax joining to give you a score

    People lacking financial history may now have a new way to prove their credit worthiness. FICO, LexisNexis and Equifax are partnering in a pilot program in which 12 large credit card issuers use alternative data — stuff such as property records...
  • Hogan education tax credit invites state support of discrimination

    Hogan education tax credit invites state support of discrimination
    The Baltimore Sun's recent editorial ("School aid win-win," March 30) on Gov. Larry Hogan's tax credit education bill fails to address key reasons why the Maryland legislature has rejected the legislation in various forms since 2006. The program —...
  • Abortion clinic closes, avoids fine after fatality

    Abortion clinic closes, avoids fine after fatality
    When 18-year-old Antonesha Ross came to the Women's Aid Clinic seeking a first-trimester abortion, a doctor examined her and found that she had an upper respiratory infection with swelling in her throat and "beefy red" tonsils. The abortion would have...
  • Moratorium on Huntington Beach massage parlors extended as new rules are approved

    A moratorium on new massage establishments in Huntington Beach has been extended for 30 days as the city prepares for new regulations to go into effect. The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to extend the 45-day moratorium, which it passed...
  • Md. lawmakers OK sales tax bill on travel websites

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A measure to clarify the law to require third-party travel websites to pay all required sales tax cleared the Maryland General Assembly on Wednesday, after supporters said the websites currently are able to avoid paying the...
  • Westmont voters reject $19.7M bond referendum for District 201 schools

    Westmont residents Tuesday rejected a referendum proposal to use $19.7 million in bonds to fund various projects in Westmont Community Unit School District 201 schools. It is the third time in just over a year that voters rejected funding for the...
  • Tesla Boosts Range, Power, Price Of Low-End Model S

    DETROIT — Electric car maker Tesla Motors is going after mainstream luxury car buyers by adding all-wheel-drive and more range and power to the base version of its only model. But the added features at the low end of the Model S lineup will come...
  • Visa statements to detail airline fees separately

    Visa statements to detail airline fees separately
    Credit card company Visa recently said it will break out on its statements airline fees for such purchases as checked bags, in-flight meals and seat upgrades from basic ticket prices to adapt to the airline industry's changing business model, which...
  • Anne Arundel cell tower moratorium bill fails

    Anne Arundel cell tower moratorium bill fails
    A local piece of legislation with broad county delegation support failed in the General Assembly Thursday after it was voted down by a House Committee. The legislation would have stopped the construction of wireless communication towers on Anne...
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  • Smithfield Foods increases credit line as sales climb

    Smithfield Foods increases credit line as sales climb
    A new revolving line of credit could funnel new money, and potential new investment, to Smithfield Foods' primary facilities and headquarters in Smithfield. Smithfield Foods officials recently announced it had entered into a $1.025 billion credit line...