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  • Right-Wing Whipping Boy: I Shouldn't Have Health Care?

    Right-Wing Whipping Boy: I Shouldn't Have Health Care?
    I was happy to discover this week that under the federal Affordable Care Act, I qualify for dependable medical coverage under Medicaid. What I hadn't bargained for when I signed up Tuesday was my becoming the center of a national conservative media...
  • State workers busy — processing federal workers' unemployment claims

    State workers busy — processing federal workers' unemployment claims
    Furloughed federal workers have filed more than 16,000 unemployment insurance applications — more than four times the number typically received from that sector in a year. While idled federal workers are eligible to collect unemployment benefits,...
  • California EDD struggling to keep up with unemployment claims

    California EDD struggling to keep up with unemployment claims
    It took a month before the state Employment Development Department said it got a handle on about 124,000 backlogged unemployment benefits claim after a computer upgrade inadvertently halted payments. Now another problem: Thousands of Californians who...
  • Janet Yellen more experienced than Fed predecessors

    WASHINGTON -- Janet Yellen, President Obama’s choice to head the Federal Reserve, comes to the post with more years and a wider range of experience at the central bank than her predecessors and a career-long focus on the issue that remains at the...
  • Md. ranks 41st on Tax Foundation list of state tax climates for businesses

    Md. ranks 41<sup>s</sup><sup>t</sup> on Tax Foundation list of state tax climates for businesses
    Maryland retained its tenth-worst ranking in the Tax Foundation's latest study of state tax climates for businesses. The Tax Foundation, which released the latest of its annual rankings Wednesday, said Maryland's corporate tax rate is better...
  • How would Janet Yellen balance jobs, inflation as Fed chief?

    How would Janet Yellen balance jobs, inflation as Fed chief?
    WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen, President Obama's choice to head the Federal Reserve, comes to the post with more experience at the central bank than her predecessors and a career-long focus on the issue that remains at the center of public concern...
  • Traffic increases at food pantries, aid programs

    Traffic increases at food pantries, aid programs
    Some food pantries and aid programs in Maryland are experiencing an increase in requests for help — a jump that program officials believe is due partly to federal furloughs. Food pantry managers around Maryland say they have heard directly from...
  • Shutdown puts many furloughed workers in financial distress

    Shutdown puts many furloughed workers in financial distress
    It might seem like a paid vacation for the 500,000 federal workers on furlough. They've been out of work since last week and were promised back pay once a budget is passed and the government reopens. But for many rank-and-file employees who live...
  • State to hold hearing on EDD unemployment benefits backlog

    State to hold hearing on EDD unemployment benefits backlog
    The California Assembly plans to hold a hearing as early as next month to probe the causes of a snafu at the Employment Development Department that caused tens of thousands of unemployment claim payments to be delayed. Assemblyman Henry T. Perea (D-...
  • IRS says Oct. 15 tax deadline holds despite government shutdown

    IRS says Oct. 15 tax deadline holds despite government shutdown
    WASHINGTON -- Despite the partial government shutdown, the tax man still cometh. The Internal Revenue Service said that even though most of the agency's employees have been furloughed, Tuesday remained the filing deadline for millions of people who...
  • Fitch puts U.S. credit rating on downgrade watch over debt fight

    Fitch puts U.S. credit rating on downgrade watch over debt fight
    WASHINGTON -- Fitch Ratings on Tuesday put the U.S. AAA credit rating on watch for a potential downgrade because of the standoff over raising the nation's debt limit. The company said it still believed the debt limit would be raised soon, but the...