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IRS electronic filing system breaks down hours before tax deadline

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service’s electronic system that allows Americans to submit their tax returns online has partly failed Tuesday, complicating filing for the millions of taxpayers attempting to meet the government’s midnight deadline. “On my way over here ...

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Sinclair blasted by Md. political candidates over ‘fake news’ promos

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s headquarters in Hunt Valley. Maryland politicians have called out the media giant for its decision to make the anchors on its 193 television stations read a script criticizing "fake" news stories from national outlets such as CNN, NBC, CBS and ABC. (Photo by Steve Ruark / AP)

First Sinclair Broadcast Group got lacerated by the public and other news organizations for its controversial promotional campaign. Now some political candidates are joining in. The company is facing calls by Democrats to withdraw campaign ads from Sinclair-owned TV stations ...

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Cybersecurity experts: Md. voting system a target for hackers

Delegate Mark Chang, D-Anne Arundel, puts a test paper ballot into a touch-screen kiosk Friday in Annapolis. The paper voting system is expected to be in place for the April primary election. (Rachel Bluth / Capital News Service)

Cybersecurity experts are asking lawmakers to bring Maryland’s ballot access laws — which they say prioritize accessibility to an extent that makes the voting system vulnerable to hacking — in line with other states ahead of November’s elections. Information revealed ...

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Wall Street’s average bonus in 2017 more than $184K

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NEW YORK — Wall Street bonuses are climbing toward record highs again, according to government data released Monday showing that in 2017, the average bonus payout reached $184,220. That is an 17 percent increase compared to the previous year and ...

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Md. lawmaker pulls bill to limit local control over cellular facilities

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A Maryland lawmaker has withdrawn a bill that could have significantly curtailed local authority over where new cellular equipment facilities may be installed in residential areas and what they may look like. Wireless companies and local officials said they will ...

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Toys R Us to sell or close all 800 US stores; 9 in Md. affected

Toys R Us, which will close all 800 of its stores, including nine in Maryland, has been unable to keep up with big-box and online competitors. (File photo)

Beleaguered toy store chain Toys R Us is planning to sell or close all 800 of its U.S. stores, including nine in Maryland, affecting as many as 33,000 jobs as the company winds down its operations after six decades, according ...

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‘Girl’ seats and ‘boy’ seats for Md. Democrats?

State party chair Kathleen Matthews said the rules will help ensure a pipeline of future female candidates for higher office. Maryland has no women in its congressional delegation or in any top statewide elective positions. (File photo)

There’s a surge of Democratic women running for office in Maryland this year — and party officials say they want to make sure it stays that way. New rules in place for the June 26 primary mean Democratic voters in ...

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