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  • US consumer borrowing climbs to record high in February

    Consumers increased their borrowing to a record high in February, driven by a large jump in auto and student loans. The Federal Reserve reported Tuesday that consumer borrowing expanded $15.5 billion in February following a $10.8 billion gain in January....
  • Critics: Governor's education tax credit not making grade

    Critics of Gov. Larry Hogan's education tax credit are speaking out against his proposal. On Wednesday the state's largest teachers union, along with ACLU-Maryland, Equality Maryland and the Maryland PTA are holding a news conference in Annapolis in...
  • Australian bank wins appeal against court decision on fees

    Australia's ANZ Banking Group Ltd. has won an appeal against a court decision that late payment fees charged on credit cards were exorbitant and unlawful. The Federal Court on Wednesday unanimously overturned a decision by Justice Michelle Gordon in...
  • What if you can't pay your taxes?

    Confession time: for many years, as a salaried employee who also did a fair amount of freelance writing and speaking, the combination of my withholding and estimated tax payments was set too low. That left me with a wallop of a tax bill in April --...
  • Orlando's new parking meters: Smart but greedy

    Orlando's new parking meters: Smart but greedy
    When I first heard about Orlando's new parking meters, I was excited ... well, as excited as one gets about parking meters. The new meters are smart and high-tech. They take credit cards and smartphone payments and can even text you a warning when...
  • Senators approve ban on powdered alcohol sales

    Senators approve ban on powdered alcohol sales
    The Maryland Senate  approved legislation Monday night imposing a moratorium on the sale of powdered alcohol for the next two years. The 45-2 vote sends the legislation to the House, which is considering a measure that would impose a moratorium for a...
  • Smithfield Foods increases credit line as sales continue climb

    Smithfield Foods increases credit line as sales continue climb
    SMITHFIELD — 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...
  • NY revamps brownfields cleanups, tightens NYC tax credits

    New York is tightening the tax credits for cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated commercial and industrial sites called brownfields, generally limiting the rebuilding credits in New York City to less lucrative property. Established in 2003, the...
  • Hammond woman to plead guilty in identity theft case

    Hammond woman to plead guilty in identity theft case
    A Hammond woman has decided to plead guilty in an identity theft case that targeted patients at an Illinois medical clinic. According to a notice filed by her attorney Friday in the U.S. District Court in Hammond, Alexis Young has not reached a plea...
  • Seniors on the Go: Tune-up your plastic for summer

    Seniors on the Go: Tune-up your plastic for summer
    If you're traveling anywhere this summer, you'll almost surely use plastic -- credit and debit cards -- to pay for a lot of your trip. You'll likely use a credit card to buy airline tickets, rail tickets, hotel or resort accommodations, a cruise, a tour...
  • Moody's raises Egypt's credit rating, says economy improved

    Moody's Investor Service has upgraded Egypt's credit rating, saying macroeconomic performance has improved and external vulnerabilities have been reduced. In a statement, it ranked Egypt at B3 on its scale — speculative and subject to high credit...