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  • Hopkins FastForward incubator to move from Stieff Silver to R. House

    Hopkins FastForward incubator to move from Stieff Silver to R. House

    Johns Hopkins University will relocate its original FastForward business incubator in April from the Stieff Silver building near the university's Homewood campus on Wyman Park Drive to nearby R. House at 301 W. 29th St. in Remington. FastForward R. House will be smaller — about 9,000 square feet...

  • USA Discounters agrees to forgive $10.2 million in debt for Maryland consumers under AG settlement

    USA Discounters agrees to forgive $10.2 million in debt for Maryland consumers under AG settlement

    Bankrupt retailer USA Discounters has agreed to forgive $95.9 million in consumer debt nationwide, including $10.2 million for about 5,700 Maryland consumers, state Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said Friday. Frosh and 49 other state attorneys general reached a settlement with the retailer, which...

  • McCormick boosts sales, profit in third quarter

    McCormick boosts sales, profit in third quarter

    McCormick & Co. reported a surge in profits for the third quarter Friday as sales rose amid strong global demand for flavorings and healthy foods. The Sparks-based spice maker's income jumped nearly a third in the three months ended Aug. 31 to $127.7 million, from $97.6 million a year earlier. Earning...

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  • Marching On

    Marching On

    On a recent summer morning, this tiny town was jolted from stillness when the syncopated rhythms played on drums by black boys and men rumbled through its streets. The drummers marched and sweated, their white shakos insufficient shields from the oppressive heat. In front of them, a group of female...

  • Harry Potter Festival to draw thousands of witches, wizards to Chestertown

    Harry Potter Festival to draw thousands of witches, wizards to Chestertown

    You won't need a broomstick, floo powder or the Hogwarts Express to travel to the magical world of "Harry Potter" this weekend.  All it takes is a quick trip down to Chestertown, where the small Kent County town will be transformed into the wizarding world this weekend for the third annual Chestertown...

  • Baltimore-made art to be displayed on White House lawn

    Baltimore-made art to be displayed on White House lawn

    A Baltimore-made work of art will be headed for the White House Monday. On Sunday, “Mythbusters” co-host Adam Savage, Robert W. Deutsch Fellow Jen Schachter and youth from the Digital Harbor Foundation will put the finishing touches on a 7-foot custom-made interactive art installation before sending...

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  • Setting goals for the city schools

    Setting goals for the city schools

    Baltimore City students' scores on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career exams were not good. Overall, only about 15 percent of city students passed the tests, about half the rate in Baltimore County and far below the rate in Carroll and Howard counties. This was the...

  • Why the Jolie-Pitt divorce won't be like Kramer vs. Kramer

    Why the Jolie-Pitt divorce won't be like Kramer vs. Kramer

    The only thing the public loves more than news of a celebrity romance is the prospect of its ugly disintegration. No sooner had news broken of Angelina Jolie's intent to divorce Brad Pitt than headlines began to fly about the "bruising" and "ugly" court fight ahead. As a family law teacher and...

  • In defense of politically correct comedy

    In defense of politically correct comedy

    Comedians have always had one simple guiding rule: Be funny. That is, some critics say, until now. We're now witnessing a debate about whether there's a place for political correctness in comedy — that profession that profits from poking fun at others, playing with taboo and pushing the proverbial...

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  • Helen Bentley's will: beneficiaries include hospital, Pride of Baltimore

    Helen Bentley's will: beneficiaries include hospital, Pride of Baltimore

    Helen Delich Bentley, the former congresswoman from Maryland who died last month at 92, left large bequests from an estate estimated at $2.4 million to a children's hospital, animal-related charities and the tall ship Pride of Baltimore. Bentley, a widow who had no children, put aside $1 million...

  • Tweets from Rep. Donna Edwards often deleted

    Tweets from Rep. Donna Edwards often deleted

    Rep. Donna F. Edwards, who ran for Maryland's open Senate seat this year, is an established voice for liberal causes in Congress and has been an outspoken critic of what she sees as her party's failure to truly embrace African-Americans. But when it comes to Twitter, the Prince George's County...

  • A month later, Baltimore police surveillance program still shrouded in secrecy

    A month later, Baltimore police surveillance program still shrouded in secrecy

    A month after being revealed for the first time, the aerial surveillance program that the Baltimore Police Department has repeatedly insisted was never secret remains heavily shrouded from the public. "Secrecy is not the correct word because it's not a secret spy program. That is absolutely false....

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