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  • A state earned income tax credit could help people move from welfare to work

    A state earned income tax credit could help people move from welfare to work
    The earned income tax credit has enjoyed four decades of bipartisan support because it helps working people at the bottom of the economic ladder climb up a few rungs. In their zeal to bring the federal budget into balance without raising taxes on people...
  • Degree Of Deception: When A Doctorate Is Just A Credit Card Away

    Degree Of Deception: When A Doctorate Is Just A Credit Card Away
    When I finally made the decision to pursue my Ph.D., I faced an immediate dilemma: Should I fork over the extra $75 to graduate summa cum laude with a nearly perfect GPA? That, anyway, is the going rate for top grades at California South University,...
  • Woman receives probation for taking car

    Woman receives probation for taking car
    A Westminster woman received probation before judgment Monday for her role in stealing another woman's car and purse last year. Tempest Amber-Lee Brown, 20, who police say has no fixed address, pleaded not guilty but agreed not to challenge the state'...
  • House OKs tax break for Baltimore County landfill neighbors, despite Kamenetz

    House OKs tax break for Baltimore County landfill neighbors, despite Kamenetz
    A bill that could grant a tax break to neighbors of Baltimore County’s landfill in White Marsh passed the House Tuesday, over opposition from County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. The measure, approved 130 to 6, would let the county grant a property...
  • Subpoenas target college president's spending

    Subpoenas target college president's spending
    A DuPage County grand jury has issued three subpoenas to the College of DuPage, seeking records related to President Robert Breuder's contract, his expenses and no-bid jobs awarded to a school fundraiser, court records show. The subpoenas' release...
  • Bali suitcase murder victim was afraid for her safety, emails show

    Bali suitcase murder victim was afraid for her safety, emails show
    It was nearly 3:30 a.m., and Sheila von Wiese-Mack was having another sleepless night. Hours earlier, she and her daughter had argued, and the teen still hadn't returned to their high-rise condo along Chicago's lakefront. As she had so many times in the...
  • Website helps buyers find mortgage assistance programs

    Website helps buyers find mortgage assistance programs
    The Bank of America announced Tuesday the launch of its new web-based tool to help homebuyers find mortgage assistance programs, including help with down payments and closing costs. Consumers can go online to the Bank of America Down Payment Resource...
  • Don't overlook higher education tax benefits

    If this tax season holds true to form, thousands of families with children in college will leave a chunk of money on the table. The reason: failure to claim higher education tax credits and deductions designed to take some of the bite out of rising...
  • Powdered alcohol faces stiff opposition

    Powdered alcohol faces stiff opposition
    Imagine: You've spent all morning and most of the afternoon on a hiking and kayaking trip, your muscles aching that good kind of ache and your folding chair calling to you as you return to camp in the orange-shifted light of the early evening. If...
  • Manchester Woman Charged With Illegal Use Of Credit Cards

    GLASTONBURY— A 21-year old Manchester woman was charged with multiple offenses by police who accused her of making fraudulent store returns totaling more than $3,100. Marianne Castillo made three fraudulent returns totaling $3,158.96 while she...
  • State job doesn't guarantee retirement security

    State job doesn't guarantee retirement security
    Dear Liz: After many years of unemployment, I finally got a full-time position. It is a state job with a pension. How much do I need to save for retirement? Can I focus on paying off debt and saving for college, and trust I will be OK in retirement?...