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  • DES MOINES, Iowa— A watchdog group is accusing four potential 2016 presidential candidates of failing to follow federal campaign finance rules while traveling and raising money as if they were off and running. In complaints filed with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday, the Campaign Legal Center says Florida Republican Jeb Bush, Maryland Democrat...

  • Giant Factories recalls water heaters over fire risk Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 3:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Giant Factories of Canada is recalling 240 water heaters that were sold in 2014 because they could catch fire or explode. The heaters were sold at independent distributors in Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania between April and October, and they cost $340 to $830 each. They were made in Canada.

  • Charlie Baker's proposal to do away with the decade-old tax break for movie and TV production in Massachusetts. Citing a recent report from the state Department of Revenue, Secretary of Economic Affairs Jay Ash said for each dollar in tax incentives for the film industry from 2006 to 2012, the state received 13 cents in offsetting revenue.

  • A. Bank Clothiers says it's laying off 122 workers at its Hampstead headquarters nearly one year after announcing its acquisition by Men's Wearhouse. The cuts amount to about 15 percent of the company's employment in Carroll County. A spokesman says some workers also will be transferred to offices in New York City and the Men's Wearhouse headquarters in...

  • A look at top car, truck speed limits across the US Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:59 AM ET

    Nearly all truck tires have been built for a maximum sustained speed of 75 mph since the middle of last decade, when drivers across the vast majority of the U.S. were allowed to go no faster than 65 or 70 mph. But 14 states, mainly west of the Mississippi River, now have speed limits of 75, 80, even 85 mph in part of Texas. Here is a look at the top speed limits for cars in...

  • An outbreak of Ebola killed close to 10,000 people across West Africa over the last year, with Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone being the worst affected. Private company Mapp Biopharmaceutical and Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp have shown that their Ebola drugs could cure non-human primates. The other companies that are currently testing potential...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Two former federal agents are accused of using their positions and savvy computer skills to siphon more than $1 million in digital currency from the illegal black market Silk Road website while they and their agencies were operating an undercover investigation of the online drug bazaar. Force was the lead investigator of one aspect of the...

  • Volvo Cars plans to open its first US plant Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 12:58 PM ET

    The $500 million plant will be Volvo's first car plant in North America. Volvo has been owned by Chinese automaker Geely Holding since 2010. It currently has two plants in Europe and two in China. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said the decision to open a U.S. plant highlights Volvo's long-term commitment to the U.S. market.

  • Federal agents charged with stealing digital currency Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 12:51 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Two former federal agents were charged with fraud in the theft of digital currency during an investigation into an online black market known as Silk Road that let users buy and sell drugs and other illegal items, authorities said Monday. Secret Service special agent Shaun W. Bridges, 32, of Laurel, Maryland, appeared in federal court in San...

  • COLUMN-Three tax mistakes even smart people make Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:53 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, March 30- The most common tax mistakes are pretty dumb ones, like forgetting to sign the return, garbling a bank account number or using a nickname instead of the name on a Social Security card. Business owners have a number of ways to pay themselves and reduce the income subject to Social Security and Medicare taxes. On the other hand, he says, avoiding...

  • FORT MEADE, Md.— NSA: Vehicle smashed into police car at Fort Meade; police opened fire when it refused to stop.

  • WASHINGTON— With Republicans muscling a balanced-budget plan through the Senate, Congress is positioned for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law. The Senate was beginning a spring recess after approving the measure, leaving Congress' two GOP- run chambers to negotiate a...

  • ANNAPOLIS, Md.— Maryland misallocated $28.4 million in federal money for its flawed health care exchange and should pay the money back, according to a federal audit released Friday. The audit found that Maryland misallocated costs to federal grants instead of the Medicaid program in 2013 and 2014, failing to use updated estimated enrollment data when it...

  • House Roll Call: Republicans approve conservative budget Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:19 PM ET

    The 228-199 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed a conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare. Republicans— Aderholt, Y; Brooks, Y; Byrne, Y; Palmer, Y; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y. Republicans— Crawford, N; Hill, Y;...

  • GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 3:04 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare. Tom Price, R- Ga., chairman of the House Budget...

  • Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia kept it from becoming law. Rockefeller has retired from the Senate. Darrell Issa of California and Democratic Rep.

  • March 25- Emergent BioSolutions Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its treatment for inhaled anthrax, triggering a $7 million milestone payment from the Department of Health and Human Services. Emergent Bio developed the treatment, Anthrasil, as part of a $160 million contract it signed in 2005 with the Biomedical Advanced Research and...

  • March 25- Emergent BioSolutions Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its treatment for inhaled anthrax, triggering a $7 million milestone payment from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Emergent Bio developed the treatment, Anthrasil, as part of a $160 million contract it signed in 2005 with the Biomedical Advanced Research...

  • CHERRY HILL, N.J.— Two newspapers in southern New Jersey have named a new publisher. Joseph Calchi has been named president and publisher of the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill and the Daily Journal in Vineland. Former Courier-Post General Manager and Advertising Director William Janus was named Tuesday as president and publisher of The Daily Times in Salisbury,...

  • Organic food company Amy's Kitchen has voluntarily recalled about 74,000 cases of frozen and prepackaged products containing spinach. The company reports it has not had any complaints of illnesses from the products being recalled in the United States and Canada. The 12- ounce product was sold in the frozen food department of the company's 85 stores in New...