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Advances on tax refunds appeal to more cash-poor Americans

Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services when getting tax preparation help, according to new federal data raising concerns among regulators about whether consumers are fully informed about the fees.

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Washington County secretly offers $100,000 to lure firm

HAGERSTOWN — Washington County is offering an unidentified company $100,000 to establish a local operation. The Hagerstown Herald-Mail reported Friday that the incentive was disclosed in an annual report of expenditures from local hotel-motel tax receipts. The funds are listed ...

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Top 5: ‘We think we can bring a lot of excitement to this area’ (access required)

A new Wegmans was announced for Owings Mills and a federal agency might hold up the Constellation/Exelon merger. Meanwhile, a legendary Baltimore Sun photographer’s prints are going to auction — much to his daughter’s chagrin — and plans for a ...

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Task force: Clear policies required on incentives to developers (access required)

A city task force examining taxpayer incentives to developers is recommending new criteria for the awards, including profit sharing on all projects, independent monitors and possible use of such inducements to help rebuild Baltimore’s middle class. The task force’s report ...

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BDC wants $3M in rent incentives for Power Plant (access required)

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the amount of the rent incentives The Cordish Cos. were seeking. The Baltimore Development Corp. will seek approval from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake next week to give about $3 million in rent ...

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Barry Rosen: Know what Medicare incentives are available (access required)

HITECH, which is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, establishes a program of incentive payments to eligible professionals who participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs, and meaningfully use certified electronic health record technology. (EHR — ...

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