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MDOT: Laurel commuter Stop to Stay Open on Camden Line

The Maryland Department of Transportation announced Thursday that the Laurel MARC train stops will not be eliminated while scheduling adjustments are made to a planned Laurel Park station in Howard County. MDOT spokeswoman Erin Henson said MDOT, Maryland Transit Administration and CSX Transportation officials signed a memorandum of understanding in late February. As stated in […]

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Maryland Adds 11,500 Jobs in February

Hiring soared in Maryland last month, as employers added 11,500 jobs, powering the strongest three-month surge of job creation the state has seen since the Great Recession. The gains, reported Friday by the U.S. Labor Department, pulled more than 14,000 people into the labor force, as people started working or looking for work. Despite that […]

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New FBI Headquarters Faces Prospect of Indefinite Delay

The years-long effort to build a new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation faces fresh uncertainty as supporters in Congress scramble to secure more than a billion dollars of funding by next month to keep the massive project on track. A vague, three-sentence statement released this month by the agency overseeing the $2 billion […]

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Businesses Balk at Baltimore’s Minimum Wage Bill

Russ Causey chose Baltimore nearly 20 years ago to start a customer service call center serving colleges, but the CEO said Tuesday he has started working with an office leasing broker to prepare to leave. A $15 minimum-wage mandate passed by the City Council on Monday will put his CMD Outsourcing Solutions Inc. at an […]

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Maryland Live back on top in state casino revenue

Maryland Live, which lost its position in January as the state’s top revenue-producing casino, leapfrogged the 3-month-old MGM National Harbor last month to regain the No. 1 spot. Maryland Live, battling to retain its market share, generated $46.2 million from slot machines and table games in February, according to figures released Monday by the state […]

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Md.’s marketing budget hasn’t kept pace with tourism growth

In 2015, more than 41.1 million people visited Maryland, spending nearly $17 billion and directly supporting thousands of small businesses and more than 143,000 jobs in our state. However, a recent analysis of more than 87,000 hotel bookings by Hotelscombined.com ranks Maryland 26th on the list of most popular U.S. states to visit. Among our […]

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Maryland Looks to Boost Business Incentives

The Hogan administration is asking the General Assembly for more power to attract companies to Maryland — and to keep those that are here from leaving. The push follows the revival of the state’s largely dormant “Sunny Day” program to negotiate record-breaking packages for Northrop Grumman and Marriott. It comes as the administration steers more […]

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Baltimore City Council committee passes $15-an-hour minimum wage bill

After five hours of testimony from residents roughly split on the issue, the Baltimore City Council’s labor committee voted to advance a bill to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 for many workers. The bill could go to the full council for a preliminary vote as early as Monday. Labor […]

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Maryland hotels, online rentals spar over paying taxes

Traditional hotels are making a push to require people who rent out their homes to guests to pay the same taxes and follow many of the same regulations that they do. A bill before the Maryland General Assembly, backed by the hotel industry, is aimed at regulating short-term rentals through Airbnb, FlipKey, VRBO and similar […]

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Guinness Makes Its Pitch to Maryland Lawmakers

The owner of Guinness beer made a pitch to state lawmakers Monday to increase the amount of beer that can be sold at the brewery it’s planning to open in Relay. The Guinness brewery will draw hundreds of thousands of visitors and help “create a Maryland beer halo” that will boost the beer industry, said […]

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