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University of Maryland, Capital One announce data analytics and machine learning partnership
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:00:00 PST

University of Maryland and Capital One on Tuesday announced a partnership to develop a workforce pipeline in data analytics, machine learning and cybersecurity.

Capital One is investing $3 million through an endowment gift to advance machine learning and the two plan to create an innovation lab...

Net neutrality’s repeal means fast lanes could be coming to the internet. Is that a good thing?
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:20:00 PST

With federal regulators poised to repeal net neutrality rules this week, your internet service provider would be allowed to speed up delivery of some online content to your home or phone.

Whether those fast lanes are coming, and what they ultimately deliver for Americans, is unclear.

The concept,...

Businesses from Baltimore to D.C. region will need 135K more workers in next 5 years — many in
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:30:00 PST

Employers participating in a business alliance that stretches from Baltimore to Richmond, Va., will need to hire more than 135,000 workers — including thousands of “digital tech” workers — over the next five years to fill open jobs, the group said in a report released Wednesday.

About 20,000 of...

Royal Farms Arena operator SMG Holdings to be acquired
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:35:00 PST

SMG Holdings Inc., which operates the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore and many other venues, will be acquired by Canadian private equity fund Onex Corp.

The deal, which Onex announced this week, is expected to close early next year. Financial terms were not disclosed.

“SMG is the global gold standard...

Fed boosts benchmark rate for third time this year
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:19:00 PST

The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the third time this year and foresees three additional hikes in 2018, a vote of confidence that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing 8½ years after the end of the Great Recession.

The Fed announced Wednesday that it's lifting its short-term...

Columbia-based ADG Creative will be acquired by Chenega Corp.
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:30:00 PST

ADG Creative, a Columbia-based communications and marketing firm, said Wednesday it has agreed to be acquired by Alaska-based Chenega Corp., an Alaska Native Corporation, and will join Chenega’s portfolio of professional services organizations.

ADG Creative serves commercial clients as well as...

Hogan proposes expanded job tax credit, state writes down revenue
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:45:00 PST

Gov. Larry Hogan wants to spend $6 million a year to expand a tax credit program that gives certain job-creating businesses a decade-long reprieve from some state taxes.

Hogan announced his plan Wednesday, saying that the existing job creation program has been so popular in its inaugural year that...

Cashless payments to be offered at some state medical marijuana dispensaries
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:50:00 PST

As Maryland’s first medical marijuana dispensaries began opening this month, some are turning to a cashless payment system they hope will make transactions safer and more convenient.

CanPay, a mobile app designed to allow debit payments in the cash-heavy cannabis industry, has expanded into Maryland....

Here’s who’ll benefit — and who might not — if net neutrality is repealed as expected
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:45:00 PST
Internet service providers and large content providers could see benefits if the FCC repeals regulations governing network neutrality, as is expected Thursday.
Johns Hopkins favored out-of-state patients over locals to increase revenue, lawsuit claims
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:10:00 PST

A former supervisor in the patient appointments department at the Johns Hopkins Health System Corp. has accused the medical system in a lawsuit of prioritizing out-of-state patients over Maryland residents to boost revenue.

Anthony C. Campos said in the lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District...

Here’s what Disney is acquiring in its blockbuster deal with 21st Century Fox
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:30:00 PST
Walt Disney Co. plans to buy much of the media assets of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox. If approved by regulators, the deal would create an entertainment powerhouse and transform the Hollywood landscape. Here is a breakdown of what Disney would acquire.
Walmart gives workers a way to get paid earlier
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:35:00 PST

Walmart is providing workers with an app aimed at helping them budget their money and get paid before payday.

The retailer said Wednesday that it teamed up with financial technology start-ups Even and PayActiv to provide an app to 1.4 million Walmart workers.

The Even app automatically plans ahead...

Disney buys much of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox in deal that will reshape Hollywood
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:50:00 PST

Walt Disney Co. has finalized a $52.4-billion deal to buy much of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment empire, a blockbuster union that would radically transform Hollywood into a land of fewer giants.

The stock deal, which Disney announced Thursday morning, represents Disney’s boldest acquisition yet....

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