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Baltimore real estate firms O’Conor & Mooney, Chase Fitzgerald & Co. merge
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 4 Oct 2017 13:30:00 PDT

Two Baltimore real estate companies — O’Conor & Mooney and Chase Fitzgerald & Co. — on Wednesday said they are merging.

The joint firm will operate under the new name O’Conor, Mooney & Fitzgerald.

The company will have 68 agents with three principals: Sean O’Conor, Tom Mooney, and Carol Schmidt.


Columbia-based institutional review board merges with Cincinnati-based firm
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 8 Nov 2017 14:35:00 PST

Chesapeake IRB, a Columbia-based company that reviews research involving humans, has merged with Cincinnantti-based Schulman IRB to create Advarra, a provider of institutional review services and research compliance services.

The combined company will be better positioned to offer protection for...

Personal Genome Diagnostics raises $65 million in ongoing financing round
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 3 Nov 2017 09:30:00 PDT

Personal Genome Diagnostics, a Baltimore-based cancer diagnostics company, said in a regulatory filing it has raised $65 million in an ongoing equity financing round in which it hopes to raise $111.5 million.

Personal Genome Diagnostics, or PGDx, declined comment because the round has not yet closed.


CEO of CareFirst to retire next year
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:10:00 PDT

Chet Burrell will retire next year as president and CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield after more than a decade heading the region’s largest insurer.

“A decade of service to the mission of CareFirst has, for me, passed quickly,” the 70-year-old Burrell said in a statement. “No matter the demands,...

First Maryland medical cannabis crop grown but not yet for sale
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 3 Oct 2017 14:00:00 PDT

The first crop in Maryland’s long-delayed medical cannabis program is mature and waiting for testing, but it is still unclear when patients might be able to buy it.

And industry officials caution that when it is ready for sale, there will not be nearly enough to meet market demand.

“This industry...

Easing of broadcast ownership restrictions is expected to benefit Sinclair/Tribune deal
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:45:00 PST

Federal regulators took steps Thursday to ease broadcast ownership restrictions, a move seen as favorable for Sinclair Broadcast Group’s proposed $3.9 billion takeover of Tribune Media Co.

The Federal Communications Commission said the rule changes would promote ownership diversity and allow broadcasters...

Jared Kushner’s company asks court to dismiss Maryland tenants’ lawsuit
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:15:00 PST

The Maryland apartment management company owned by Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, has asked a U.S. District Court judge to dismiss a tenants’ lawsuit filed against it in Baltimore after having the case moved to federal court.

The company, Westminster Management, removed the...

Comptroller backs Baltimore as best option for Amazon headquarters
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Democratic Comptroller Peter Franchot on Wednesday joined a chorus of officials praising Baltimore’s Port Covington project as the best way to lure Amazon’s prized new headquarters to Maryland.

“Port Covington would be the perfect site for Amazon,” Franchot said during his opening remarks at the...

Kamenetz: Baltimore County won’t make a play for Amazon project
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:35:00 PDT

Baltimore County won’t be making a bid for Amazon’s second headquarters campus after all.

Baltimore County officials initially touted several locations in the suburbs that might work for the e-commerce giant’s massive new project.

But County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said Friday he thinks a better...

McDonald’s launches delivery service in Baltimore through UberEATS
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:55:00 PDT

McDelivery has come to Baltimore.

McDonald's began Monday offering delivery service through UberEATS. The service was rolled out at 44 Baltimore-area McDonald's.

Customers can place orders on the UberEATS mobile app or on UberEATS.com and can use their Uber ride accounts. They will be charged an...

Dow Jones closes above 22,000 for first time, driven almost entirely by Apple stock
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 2 Aug 2017 14:36:00 PDT

Being the world's most valuable public company has its privileges, like getting almost all the credit for the latest stock market milestone. Apple made its biggest jump in six months Wednesday, helping send the Dow Jones industrial average above 22,000 points for the first time.

Apple's latest...

United selling 747 seats — and other parts of retiring jetliner— in online auction
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:10:00 PDT

If you ever desired the chance to spend time in a well-used airplane seat — without actually getting to travel anywhere — you might be in luck.

United Airlines is betting it can convince at least some passengers to part with hundreds of thousands of frequent flyer miles for the privilege.


T. Rowe Price names Céline Dufétel as next CFO
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:20:00 PDT

T. Rowe Price Group on Tuesday named Céline Dufétel vice president and said she will serve as the firm’s next chief financial officer.

The company announced in January that current CFO Kenneth V. Moreland planned to retire this year after more than a decade with the Baltimore-based money manager.


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