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Gov. Larry Hogan proposes $461 million to ease congestion on Baltimore Beltway
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:20:00 PST

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that the state will spend $461 million to ease congestion on the northern rim of the Baltimore Beltway.

The plan would convert 19 miles of the interior shoulders in both directions on Interstate 695 into new travel lanes between I-70 and Parkville, a move state...

Coinbase looks at insider trading after offering bitcoin cash
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:00:00 PST

Coinbase Inc., one of the most popular U.S. cryptocurrency exchanges, is investigating allegations of insider trading on its platform in the hours before the company announced it would enable purchases of the bitcoin spinoff known as bitcoin cash.

Bitcoin cash surged in the hours before the San...

‘Altcoins’ gain popularity as bitcoin goes mainstream
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:05:00 PST

Bitcoin's smaller cousins are outpacing the largest cryptocurrency's gains since major U.S. exchanges started offering futures.

The biggest gainers among digital assets with at least $1 billion of market capitalization in the past seven days are so-called alternative coins Verge, Tron, Qtum and...

What does the tax bill mean for you?
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:30:00 PST

Much of the news surrounding Congress’ new tax bill has focused on politics — but what does it mean for you as a taxpayer?

In condensed form, here are some of the changes and how they’ll affect the consumer’s wallet. Congress is expected to vote on the measure in coming days.

New tax brackets

The...

Sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Sinclair Broadcast-owned website Circa
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 20 Dec 2017 12:45:00 PST

Three former writers for Circa, a Sinclair Broadcast Group news and entertainment website, have filed a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and sex discrimination.

Richelle Meiss, Malie Mason and Rebecca Zak, former staff writers for entertainment site Circa Laughs, said in the lawsuit that Randall...

Baltimore Bike Share coordinator hired by vendor of $2.36 million bike share program
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:30:00 PST

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation is looking into whether its former bike share coordinator’s new job with the program’s Canadian vendor could be at odds with a city ethics policy.

Jay Decker, who left his $58,000-a-year job at the transportation department one day before the program’s...

Gov. Larry Hogan says he will submit legislation to protect Maryland taxpayers from federal overhaul
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:45:00 PST

Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday that he will seek to protect Maryland taxpayers from higher state tax bills caused by the federal tax overhaul President Donald J. Trump is expected to sign soon.

The Republican governor said he will submit legislation to the General Assembly next month to do that...

Baltimore’s 300-feet food truck rule is too vague to enforce fairly, judge says
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:05:00 PST

Baltimore’s ban on food trucks operating within 300 feet of a brick-and-mortar restaurant with a similar product is too vague to enforce, a judge ruled Wednesday.

The opinion by Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Karen C. Friedman responded to a May 2016 lawsuit brought by food truck owners, who...

Camden Partners closes biomedical technology-focused venture capital fund
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:50:00 PST

Camden Partners Holdings, a Baltimore-based private equity firm co-founded by former mayoral candidate David L. Warnock, announced the final closing of its Nexus fund, which invests in early-stage biomedical technology companies.

The Camden Partners Nexus Fund aims to invest in firms, particularly...

Sinclair Broadcast Group is fined $13 million by FCC for failing to identify sponsored programming
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:25:00 PST

The Federal Communications Commission has leveled a $13.4-million fine against Sinclair Broadcast Group for failing to identify sponsored content that aired on its TV stations.

The fine announced Thursday is the largest ever proposed by the commission for such a violation and comes at a delicate...

Papa John’s founder out as CEO weeks after blaming NFL for slow pizza sales
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:50:00 PST

Papa John's founder John Schnatter will step down as CEO next month, about two months after he publicly criticized the NFL leadership over national anthem protests by football players — comments for which the company later apologized.

Schnatter will be replaced as chief executive by Chief Operating...

Open enrollment in Obamacare in Maryland ends today
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 22 Dec 2017 03:00:00 PST

Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act came to a close in Maryland on Friday with about the same number of enrollees as last year.

About 150,000 Marylanders have signed up for insurance in 2018 under the law known as Obamacare, which provides coverage to those without...

Unemployment steady as Maryland adds 5,400 jobs in November
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:30:00 PST

Maryland added an estimated 5,400 jobs in November as the state economy gained steam going into the holidays, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The state’s unemployment rate held steady at 3.9 percent, below the national rate of 4.1...

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