Sep 16, 2014

Global Science wins GSA contract

Global Science & Technology Inc., of Greenbelt, a provider of scientific products and services for satellite and weather systems, was awarded the government-wide One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) from the General Services Administration Federal Acquisition Service. Global Science & Technology was selected to provide the government services for complex professional re[...]

Feb 26, 2013

Feds’ loan changes hamper black college enrollment

ATLANTA — Ariadne Partlow dreamed of graduating Spelman College and moving on to medical school, but instead of studying biology this semester, she worked at a fast-food Chinese restaurant. The Jackson, Tenn., native was among thousands of students who unexpectedly either had to stay at home, transfer to a less expensive school or find new […]

Dec 2, 2012

Feds propose fee on health insurers in new market

WASHINGTON — Health insurance companies will have to pay to play in new health insurance markets coming under President Barack Obama’s health care law, according to a regulatory notice issued by the administration. The Health and Human Services department is proposing a user fee amounting to 3.5 percent of premiums for health insurers who want […]

Nov 26, 2012

Feds seize 132 domain names to stop knockoff sales

Homeland Security agents in Baltimore joined colleagues in six other states and several foreign countries in a Cyber Monday crackdown to seize 132 domain names to stop them from selling counterfeit merchandise online. Authorities said it was the third consecutive Cyber Monday that they had targeted websites selling knockoff sports jerseys, DVDs and other goods. […]

Jun 7, 2012

Owner of online prostitution ring pleads guilty

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The owner of an online prostitution ring has pleaded guilty to racketeering after he admitted he took in $1.8 million by employing more than 50 prostitutes who worked throughout metropolitan Washington. Twenty-six-year-old Otasowie Asuen of Washington entered the guilty plea Wednesday to a racketeering offense and conspiracy to launder money in federal […]

Jun 6, 2012

Fed survey finds U.S. growth, hiring mostly steady

WASHINGTON — A Federal Reserve survey found that the U.S. economy grew moderately in most regions of the country this spring and companies kept hiring. It was a hopeful sign after a spate of gloomy data released last week. The Fed survey shows growth in each of its 12 bank districts from April 3 through […]

May 28, 2012

After years of litigation, pro se plaintiff Katrina Okoli still fighting city hall

In her six-year fight with her former employer, the city of Baltimore, Katrina Okoli has managed to flout two maxims: that you can’t fight city hall and that those who represent themselves in court have a fool for a client. Okoli, 50, started working for the Baltimore Commission on Aging and Retirement Education in June […]

Mar 29, 2012

House passes bill to keep highway aid flowing

WASHINGTON — The House passed a stopgap three-month bill Thursday to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing and avoid a widespread shutdown of construction projects. The move pushes congressional action on a long-term overhaul of transportation programs deeper into an already fractious election year. The action came on a mostly party-line vote of 266 […]

Jan 8, 2012

Your home’s age important for child lead exposure

WASHINGTON — If you’ve been putting off repairing a peeling windowsill, or you’re thinking of knocking out a wall, listen up: Check how old your house is. You may need to take steps to protect your kids from dangerous lead. The risk of lead-based paint from older homes is back in the news, as the […]

Nov 2, 2011

Squeezed out of the loan game

It looks like the lender who provided me with the financial opportunity to complete law school has been squeezed out of the game. Access Group Inc. said last month it would no longer lend to new students and is laying off most of its staff, according to the National Law Journal. In its early years, […]

Oct 11, 2011

Regulators to ban banks trading for profit

WASHINGTON — Banks would be barred from trading for their own profit instead of their clients under a rule federal regulators proposed Tuesday. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. backed the draft rule on a 3-0 vote. The ban on so-called proprietary trading was required under the financial overhaul law. For years, banks had bet on […]

Sep 30, 2011

Amazon to pay sales tax, lobby for federal Internet legislation

A deal that will require mega-retailer Amazon and other online shops to pay sales tax in California has sparked renewed hopes of reaching a similar agreement in Maryland. “It’s a break in the sense that the largest state, economically, in the country has reached an agreement with the largest online sales retailer, which gives us […]

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