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Maryland recovers $81 million from Medicaid technology contractor
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 9 Feb 2018 16:35:00 PST

The state of Maryland recovered $81 million from a contractor that officials said botched efforts to rebuild the state’s Medicaid computer system, Attorney General Brian Frosh announced Friday.

The state terminated its $170 million contract with Computer Sciences Corp. in 2015 after complaining...

Sinclair Broadcast Group solicits its news directors for its political fundraising efforts
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 12 Feb 2018 06:10:00 PST

The nation's largest TV station owner is gearing up to fight for deregulation, and it wants some of its newsroom managers to join the effort.

Sinclair Broadcast Group is asking its executives - including the news directors at its many stations - to contribute to its political action committee,...

Which city has the degree and talent edge for Amazon’s second headquarters?
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:24:00 PST

Often lost in the discussion about Amazon's search for a second headquarters is the war for talent likely to occur when the company begins hiring 50,000 employees for its new home. Many of those jobs will be filled by newly minted college graduates or highly mobile workers with college degrees...

Baltimore’s Metro system: the facts and figures
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:25:00 PST

Baltimore’s entire Metro SubwayLink system will remain closed for a month for emergency repairs, the Maryland Transit Administration announced Sunday.

For those who are unfamiliar with the system, here are some facts and figures:

» Origin: The Metro opened in 1983. A second phase, extending the...

Baltimore developer St. John Properties will give employees $1,500 tax reform bonuses
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:15:00 PST

Baltimore-based developer St. John Properties Inc. will give each of its 180 employees a one-time cash bonus of $1,500 in response to the Republican tax overhaul passed in December.

The company said Monday it made the decision after reviewing expected advantages of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of...

Younger users flee their parents’ favorite social network, Facebook, at surprising pace
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:40:00 PST

As older people continue to inch Facebook’s user count upward, teenagers are increasingly leaving the social media powerhouse in favor of a platform they feel they have greater control over: Snapchat.

If you have teens in your house or a grandma on Facebook, this may come as no surprise. Younger...

Amazon is laying off hundreds of workers as it adds aggressively elsewhere
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:33:00 PST

Amazon.com is laying off hundreds of workers in its Seattle headquarters and beyond, reversing a years-long trend of breakneck hiring and expansion, according to a person familiar with the company's decision.

The online giant, which last year added nearly 130,000 employees globally, will cut "a...

Bill seeks to limit beers served by Maryland’s small breweries
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:35:00 PST

A bill introduced by Maryland Dels. Talmadge Branch and Dereck Davis seeks to roll back how much beer small breweries in Maryland can serve in their taprooms while allowing larger facilities, such as the one being built in Baltimore County by Guinness, to maintain existing limits.

House Bill 1052...

Columbia flex building sells for $7.2 million
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:20:00 PST

A multi-tenant, single-story flex building in Columbia has sold for $7.2 million.

A joint venture of Feldman Bergin Properties and Fortified Property Group acquired the 81,000-square-foot flex/light-industrial building at 9176 Red Branch Road from ShoreGate Partners of Easton.

It was the second...

JMT acquires RCG Architects, launches JMT Architecture
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:40:00 PST

The architecture, engineering and consulting firm Johnson Mirmiran & Thompson, or JMT, has acquired RCG Architects and launched JMT Architecture to consolidate architecture and interior design services under one name.

JMT officials say the acquisition of RCG, Baltimore’s oldest operating architectural...

Two possible routes chosen for high-speed maglev train linking Baltimore to DC
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:45:00 PST

A federal review has narrowed the possible routes for a proposed high-speed, magnetic levitation train linking Baltimore and Washington down to two.

Both routes more or less track the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. A route that would have run along the heavily developed Penn Line operated by Amtrak...

Under Armour reports fourth-quarter loss of $88 million, though sales top expectations
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:00:00 PST

Under Armour’s stock jumped more than 17 percent Tuesday after the Baltimore athletic apparel brand reported stronger sales than expected at the end of 2017.

While weak demand for its apparel in the United States caused a steep loss for the quarter ended Dec. 31, Under Armour reported strong sales...

Amazon’s entry into health care starts with gloves, dental bonding agents and syringes
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:35:00 PST

Amazon has been growing its medical supply business - selling gloves, syringes and other health-care sundries to dentists, doctors and hospitals - in an early sign of its efforts to enter the health care industry.

Unlike Amazon's secretive plans to shake up the prescription drug industry, or its...

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