August 25, 2011
More than 250 people descended on the Washington County One Stop Job Center in Hagerstown Thursday to fill out applications and drop off resumes, trying to match their skills to the needs of prospective employers. "The turnout has been incredible so far .... We saw 56 people in the first hour," said Becky Dice of Aerotek. Many of those people also had the skills the staffing firm was looking for in warehousing, commercial services and professional services, Dice said. Machine and forklift operators and call-center representatives were among the positions Aerotek was looking to fill, she said.
September 24, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) -- Citigroup, still partly owned by the government after a rescue during the financial meltdown, is giving raises to top executives that could amount to millions of dollars. CEO Vikram Pandit, who is drawing a salary of $1 for the second year in a row, did not get a raise, but the chairman of the bank hinted it plans a big payout for him next year. The announcement Friday by Citi, which remains weaker than most of the large American banks two years after the meltdown, raised questions among experts on corporate governance.
July 29, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Banking titan Citigroup Inc. is paying $75 million to settle civil charges that it misled investors about its potential losses from subprime mortgages as the housing bust hit in 2007. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the settlement with Citigroup on Thursday. It said the company repeatedly made misleading statements in calls with analysts and regulatory filings about the extent of its holdings tied to high-risk mortgages. The bank had said the exposure was $13 billion or less.
May 20, 2009
JAN. 18, 1943-MAY 19, 2009 BOONSBORO - Judy Louise Ammons, 66, of Boonsboro, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at her home. She was born Jan. 18, 1943, in Oakmont, W.Va., to Douglas Washington Love of New Creek, W.Va., and the late Wanda Virginia Stonebreaker Love. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Adam Ammons, on Nov. 16, 2008. She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents. Judy was employed by Citigroup of Hagerstown, Md., until her retirement, and was previously employed by Harper and Row Publishing of Hagerstown.
March 13, 2009
"To the Chambersburg, Pa., caller who said the GOP was careening toward oblivion: I'd rather be careening toward oblivion than careening toward socialism, which is what's going on in this country. " - Shepherdstown, W.Va. "Just a small comment on the spelling bee I attended this past weekend. After a child misspelled their word, it would have been a good idea for one of the judges to spell the word correctly. " - Hagerstown "My wife works for Citicorp, which is a member of Citigroup here in Hagerstown.
February 27, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. government will exchange up to $25 billion in emergency bailout money it provided Citigroup Inc. for as much as a 36 percent equity stake in the struggling bank. The deal announced Friday -- the third attempt at a rescue plan for Citigroup in the past five months -- is contingent on private investors also agreeing to a similar swap. The aim is to keep the New York bank holding company alive and bolster its capital as it faces growing losses amid the intensifying global recession.
February 25, 2009
MARCH 2, 1944-FEB. 23, 2009 DeLinda Lee Shumaker, 64, of Hagerstown, passed away Feb. 23, 2009, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born March 2, 1944, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Samuel Harrison and Virginia Katherine (Savory) Cooper. She was a Protestant by faith. She retired as a fraud specialist at Citigroup of Hagerstown in 2001 after 20 years of service. She was a member of the Redmen Club, Owls Club, both in Hagerstown, and loved to go dancing.
December 21, 2008
Tiffani Love Wehrle and Edward Allen Boyer were married on Saturday, April 19, 2008, at Grace United Methodist Church in Hagerstown. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Jan Love Wehrle of Hagerstown. The bridegroom is the son of Doris Boyer of Hagerstown. The bride is a 1999 graduate of North Hagerstown High School. She is employed as a billing dispute representative at Citigroup in Hagerstown. The bridegroom is a 1998 graduate of Williamsport High School. He is employed as an IT professional at BME Business Machines in Smithsburg.
November 30, 2008
Shaynna Noelle Green and David Matthew Everly were married on June 14, 2008, at Tayamentasachta in Greencastle, Pa. The bride is the daughter of Patricia Green Allen of Greencastle, and Rick Toms of Mercersburg, Pa. The bridegroom is the son of Lanette Neikirk and David Everly Sr. of Hagerstown. The bride is a 2007 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School. She is employed as a customer service sales associate with Citigroup in Hagerstown. The bridegroom is a 2006 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.
November 26, 2008
o Poll results as of 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Do you agree with the government plan to bail out Citigroup by providing the company with $20 billion? Yes -- 201 votes, 18 percent No -- 894 votes, 82 percent