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  • Letters from Santa can lead to stolen credit card info, authorities warn

    Letters from Santa can lead to stolen credit card info, authorities warn
    Authorities and consumer protection groups are warning parents that a letter from Santa Claus to their kids may come at an unexpected cost – stolen credit card numbers. Parents can pay to have a handwritten letter from Santa sent to their kids...
  • Panel to hear criticism on film tax

    Panel to hear criticism on film tax
    Lawmakers will consider the fate of Maryland's controversial program to lure film and television crews to the state with millions in tax dollars. Today, during a public hearing, state lawmakers will hear public testimony on whether the costly program is...
  • Analysts urge state to scrap film tax credit

    Analysts urge state to scrap film tax credit
    State analysts urged lawmakers Tuesday to scrap Maryland's film tax credit, arguing the state hasn't benefited enough from the $62.5 million poured into television and movie companies since 2012. The hearing in Annapolis marked the public opening of a...
  • Jim Blankenship: Ten tips for your financial future

    However much you make or save now doesn't promise you a bright financial future. Life is unpredictable. Follow these 10 tips to prevent you and your family from money troubles. 1. See a lawyer and make a will. If you have a will, make sure it is...
  • Shunned by banks, legitimate pot shops must deal in risky cash

    Shunned by banks, legitimate pot shops must deal in risky cash
    OAKLAND — The suppliers arrive at one of the nation's largest marijuana dispensaries carrying hundreds of pounds of cannabis in duffel bags, knapsacks and baby diaper totes. They leave with those same carriers stuffed with wads of cash. Harborside...
  • Brazil's Levy has tough task to mend finances, regain trust

    Incoming finance minister Joaquim Levy faces tough hurdles, including resistance from within the ruling party, as he sets out to restore order to Brazil's messy public accounts, regain investor confidence and get a stagnant economy moving again. The...
  • Juvenile Showcase to wrap up stakes races at Gulfstream Park West

    Youth will featured on the final weekend of racing at Gulfstream Park West. On Saturday, the track formerly known as Calder will host the Juvenile Showcase, with six of the day's 10 races reserved for 2-year-olds and each carrying a purse of $75,000....
  • Credit cards charge into the future, belatedly, with chip technology

    Credit cards charge into the future, belatedly, with chip technology
    Will this be the last year you swipe all your gift purchases? Next holiday season, odds are you'll make some credit card purchases differently, using a newly issued Visa or MasterCard embedded with anti-theft chip technology. The job of the magnetic...
  • Retailers' data breaches could get 'ugly' during holiday season

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Hold onto your credit cards cybercriminals are eager to hack them, and this holiday shopping season, there is a good chance they will be successful. Despite the massive and high-profile data breach at Target last year, in which thieves...
  • SeaWorld guest sues over automatic pass renewal

    SeaWorld guest sues over automatic pass renewal
    SeaWorld visitors can use a monthly payment plan to buy annual passes, but the credit-card charges don't end after a year —they keep recurring until the customer opts out. That part of its EZpay system has prompted a federal lawsuit against...
  • Venezuela needs credit to cope with oil price drop: Maduro

    President Nicolas Maduro again fumed against Venezuela's poor credit rating on Monday, saying the OPEC nation needed external financing to help it cope with oil price declines. The socialist government has seen bond prices plunge, loan costs rise and...