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Gray TV, Raycom Media to merge in $3.6B deal, will create nation’s third-largest TV conglomerate
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 25 Jun 2018 11:07:00 PDT

Gray Television Inc. and Raycom Media Inc. are announcing a merger that would create the third-largest television broadcast group in the United States.

Georgia-based Gray and Alabama-based Raycom said Monday they've entered into an agreement to combine the companies in a $3.6 billion deal.

In a...

Nurses at Johns Hopkins allege hospital is impeding their efforts to unionize
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:45:00 PDT

A group of registered nurses has filed a formal charge with the National Labor Relations Board against Johns Hopkins Hospital for allegedly impeding their efforts to form a union.

National Nurses United announced the labor complaint Monday, alleging that hospital management prevented nurses from...

Medical milestone: U.S. OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 25 Jun 2018 14:19:00 PDT

U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for recreational and medical use.

The Food and Drug Administration approved the medication,...

Annapolis Historic District to be listed as endangered site
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 25 Jun 2018 21:05:00 PDT

Mayor Gavin Buckley’s City Dock rezoning legislation has spurred the National Trust for Historic Preservation to name the Annapolis historic site as one of the top 11 “Most Endangered Historic Places.”

The private nonprofit is making the announcement alongside Historic Annapolis at 10 a.m. Tuesday...

What’s next for Bel Air’s Tollgate Marketplace as Toys ‘R’ Us closing nears
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 26 Jun 2018 03:00:00 PDT

With the departure of two major tenants, hhgregg and Toys ‘R’ Us, over the past 15 months, the owner of the Tollgate Marketplace shopping center is working to market a combined 63,000 square feet of retail space.

“Our goal is to always try to add and attract as many high-quality retailers as we...

iJet International rebrands itself as WorldAware
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 26 Jun 2018 09:15:00 PDT

The Annapolis-based global risk management firm iJet International is changing its name to WorldAware to better reflect what the company has become after a series of acquisitions.

In the past year, iJet has acquired red24, a crisis management group, and Prescient Traveler, which is capable of monitoring...

Caribou Coffee returns to Baltimore in Einstein Bros. Bagels shops
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 26 Jun 2018 11:15:00 PDT

Several years after Caribou Coffee left the Baltimore market, the coffeehouse chain has returned inside Einstein Bros. Bagels shops, the companies announced Tuesday.

The return is part of nationwide expansion this year by Caribou Coffee to open in all 700 Einstein Bros. Bagels shops in 40 states.

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Regent Healthcare of Hanover acquires Freedom In Home Care
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 26 Jun 2018 13:15:00 PDT

Regent Healthcare, a Hanover firm that says it is the largest non-franchised home care agency in central Maryland, announced Tuesday that it has acquired Freedom In Home Care.

Regent’s purchase of the Prince Frederick-based Freedom expands Regent’s reach in southern Maryland.

Regent is absorbing...

Maryland files petitions to change flight paths at BWI, Reagan airports to reduce noise
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:30:00 PDT

The state of Maryland filed a petition Tuesday in a federal court and another with the Federal Aviation Administration asking that the agency readjust flight paths that have upset neighbors of BWI Marshall and Reagan National airports by causing “greater community noise concerns than the FAA predicted,”...

Supreme Court deals sharp defeat to public employee unions, banning mandatory fees
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 27 Jun 2018 09:05:00 PDT

The Supreme Court dealt labor unions a sharp defeat Wednesday, ruling that teachers, police officers and other public employees cannot be forced to pay dues or fees to support their unions.

By a 5-4 vote, the justices overturned a 41-year-old precedent and ruled that the 1st Amendment protects...

CareFirst patient care program saves more than $1 billion in health care costs
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 27 Jun 2018 11:45:00 PDT

A CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield program that better coordinates patient care has saved nearly $1.2 billion since it launched eight years ago, officials with the insurer said Wednesday.

Last year, the savings on the cost of care for the insurer’s members was $223 million.

The initiative, which...

Baltimore’s 10-year-old convention hotel finally makes a profit
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 27 Jun 2018 14:30:00 PDT

The city-owned Hilton Baltimore turned a profit last year for the first time in the decade since the convention hotel opened, recording close to $1.3 million in income, a new financial audit shows.

The 757-room hotel opened in August 2008 next to the convention center downtown, two years after...

Supreme Court’s Janus ruling seen as setback for public-sector unions in Maryland
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 27 Jun 2018 16:45:00 PDT

After the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that public employees cannot be forced to pay union fees, labor union leaders in Maryland called it another attack on worker rights and vowed to step up their fights to improve workplaces.

In a setback for the unions, the federal justices overturned a 41-year-old...

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