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Franchot’s health care tax credit push well-received by businesses

About 5,000 small businesses in Howard County will soon receive a letter from state Comptroller Peter Franchot urging them to apply for tax credits created by the Affordable Care Act to help offset the cost of providing health insurance to employees. Several of those business owners said they appreciate the outreach and welcome any information they can get about a law many still find confusing.

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$37.3B budget favors fracking study, biotech and cyber-security firms

Gov. Martin O’Malley’s roughly $37 billion budget proposal to the General Assembly includes an increase in the money allocated for some business-friendly tax credits, $1.5 million to pay for studies into the safety of hydraulic fracturing and puts the state “on the verge” of closing what was once a $1.7 billion structural deficit.

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Sales of previously occupied homes up in April

WASHINGTON — Americans are buying more homes in every region of the country, the latest indication that the housing market could be on the mend. An increasing portion of those sales are from first-time buyers, who are critical to a ...

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Tax on indemnity mortgages draws fire from business groups

ANNAPOLIS — Robert M. Bauman says no single measure passed by the General Assembly is particularly lethal to business in Maryland. But that doesn’t mean he thinks the legislature’s cumulative actions aren’t potentially deadly. “This is death by a thousand ...

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