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After Maryland hospital system board scandal, Gov. Hogan wants to ‘clean house’ with new appointment
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 6 May 2019 16:25:00 PDT

After allegations of self-dealing rocked the University of Maryland Medical System’s board of directors, Gov. Larry Hogan said he wants to “clean house” and will refuse to reappoint most — if not all — of the current board members.

Hogan soon will be tasked with appointing the majority of the 25-member...

Trump administration to add 30,000 seasonal worker visas as soon as this week
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 7 May 2019 13:05:00 PDT

The Trump administration plans to let an additional 30,000 foreigners return to the United States through September for seasonal work, a move that reflects how the booming economy has complicated President Donald Trump's hard-line efforts on immigration.

Details of the plan were in a draft rule...

Maryland casinos generate $145.2 million in revenue in April
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 7 May 2019 06:10:00 PDT

Maryland’s six casinos generated a combined $145.2 million in revenue in April, a 1.2% increase from the same month last year, state lottery and gaming officials announced Tuesday.

The combined total put April in the top 10 highest-revenue months for the state’s casinos after a record-setting $163.3...

Worsening trade tensions sink stock market
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 7 May 2019 13:45:00 PDT

An escalating showdown between the U.S. and China over trade sent shudders through the stock market, handing the S&P 500 its biggest loss since late March.

Technology and industrial stocks, representing companies that do a lot of business with China and would stand to suffer greatly in a protracted...

Baltimore city government computer network hit by ransomware attack
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 7 May 2019 15:50:00 PDT

Baltimore city government computers were infected with ransomware Tuesday, the mayor’s office said, the second time in just over a year that hackers demanding payment disrupted the city’s technology systems.

“Employees are working diligently to locate the source and extent of the infection,” said...

Baltimore Councilman Bill Henry to run for city comptroller
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 7 May 2019 09:50:00 PDT

Baltimore City Councilman Bill Henry is planning to run in 2020 for comptroller, a citywide office that handles audits and sits on the spending approval board.

Henry, a Democrat, was first elected to represent the 4th District in North and Northeast Baltimore in 2007.

“I look forward in the coming...

UMMS scandal: Medical system board chairman, two others resign as additional contract revealed
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 7 May 2019 16:00:00 PDT

The chairman of the embattled University of Maryland Medical System board of directors announced his resignation Tuesday — along with two other board members — as an additional contract with one of the departing board members was revealed.

Board Chairman Stephen Burch, who attended a contentious...

Sinclair Broadcast boosts revenue in first quarter but misses earnings estimates
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 8 May 2019 06:25:00 PDT

Sinclair Broadcast Group boosted revenue in the first quarter of 2019 thanks to strength in its digital and distribution businesses, but missed Wall Street’s earnings estimates.

Sales at the Hunt Valley-based broadcaster grew nearly 8.5% to $722.1 million, compared with $665.4 million in the first...

Uber, Lyft drivers protest in cities across the nation, in Europe too
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 8 May 2019 11:50:00 PDT

Some drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft turned off their apps Wednesday to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in billions of dollars from investors.

Demonstrations took place in 10 U.S. cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York,...

‘Discombobulated and upset’: Baltimore ransomware attack complicates matters for debt payers
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 8 May 2019 15:40:00 PDT

Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said all city employees were at work Wednesday as information technology teams tried to recover city systems from a ransomware attack, but “everything that we’re doing, we have to revert back to manual.”

The extent to which city systems were disrupted was...

Maryland Jockey Club seeks dismissal of city’s lawsuit over Preakness Stakes
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 8 May 2019 07:35:00 PDT

The Maryland Jockey Club on Wednesday filed a motion seeking to dismiss the city’s lawsuit that asked a court in March to grant ownership of Pimlico Race Course and the Preakness Stakes to the city through condemnation.

The Jockey Club said in its motion that — under the Maryland Racing Code —...

Under Armour warehouse opens in Sparrows Point to fulfill athletic wear needs, wants
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 8 May 2019 19:45:00 PDT

Sportswear giant Under Armour officially cut the ribbon Wednesday on a second warehouse in the region that is capable of shipping everything from boxes of team uniforms and pallets of goods sold on Amazon to a single shirt for an online customer.

The Sparrows Point operation, dubbed Omni Distribution...

Medifast will donate $1.1 million to Living Classrooms Foundation
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 8 May 2019 13:10:00 PDT

Weight loss company Medifast will donate $1.1 million to Living Classrooms Foundation over five years as part of an initiative to bring healthy habits to families in under-served communities.

Baltimore-based Medifast said this week it will launch the Healthy Habits For All program through partnerships...

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