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Rawlings-Blake signs off on Port Covington public financing

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake signed legislation Wednesday morning authorizing $660 million in public financing for Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's proposed Port Covington development. The City Council approved the bills last week. The mayor had said she would sign them. The deal with Plank's...

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    Orioles-Blue Jays games in Toronto no longer your typical slugfests

    Last week, when the Boston Red Sox swept the Orioles in four games, we saw the difference between a team that’s well on its way to an American League East title and one struggling to make it into the postseason. This week’s script – at least from the looks of it so far – could be another horror...

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    • Analysts say Under Armour, Adidas 'chipping away' at Nike

      Analysts say Under Armour, Adidas 'chipping away' at Nike

      While Nike reported Tuesday that its revenues increased 8 percent in the quarter ending Aug. 31, analysts and the media focused on increasing competition from Under Armour and other rivals. “Nike and its Jordan brand still command the lion's share of the U.S. footwear market, but rivals Adidas...

    • Dispute resolution expert backs MASN, Orioles in 'friend' brief

      Dispute resolution expert backs MASN, Orioles in 'friend' brief

      An attorney who has served as an administrator in some of the nation's highest-profile settlements has weighed in on the side of the Orioles in the club's dispute with Major League Baseball over broadcast rights fees. Kenneth Feinberg – who served as special master of the Sept. 11 victim compensation...

    • Wells Fargo CEO forfeits $41 million in stock awards amid sales scandal

      Wells Fargo CEO forfeits $41 million in stock awards amid sales scandal

      Wells Fargo says CEO John Stumpf and the executive who ran the bank's retail banking division will forfeit tens of millions of dollars in bonuses as the bank tries to stem a scandal over its sales practices. The board of directors at the nation's second-largest bank said Tuesday that Stumpf will...

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    • Shrimp and grits may be Baltimore’s hottest dish

      Shrimp and grits may be Baltimore’s hottest dish

      Move over, crab cakes. There's a new favorite in town: shrimp and grits. It might seem like blasphemy in a city hard-wired to love the blue crustacean. But the classic Southern dish is on menus everywhere these days. Will Sterling, the owner of Saturday Morning Cafe near the Inner Harbor and who...

    • Clinton-Trump debate most watched ever with 84 million viewers

      Clinton-Trump debate most watched ever with 84 million viewers

      UPDATE: Nielsen says the TV audience for Monday's debate was 84 million. There were also 17.1 million Twitter interactions related to the debates from 2.7 people in the U.S., according to the audience measurement service. The previous record for a debate was 80.6 million for the 1980 debate between...

    • 'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Rick Perry is eliminated

      'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Rick Perry is eliminated

      Because of Erin Andrews' absence, Kym (Johnson) Herjavec is co-hosting "Dancing With the Stars" with Tom Bergeron on Tuesday night. There's also a slew of musical performers lined up. Just to remind you, the following six couples have immunity tonight based on last night's "faceoff" dances: Jana...

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    • Timmy Jernigan, Ronnie Stanley headline group absent from Ravens' practice on Wednesday

      Timmy Jernigan, Ronnie Stanley headline group absent from Ravens' practice on Wednesday

      Seven Ravens players did not make an appearance during the portion of practice open to the media Wednesday morning. Three of them – wide receiver Steve Smith Sr., right guard Marshal Yanda, and center Jeremy Zuttah – are in Massachusetts to attend the funeral of former senior defensive assistant...

    • 7-on-7 drill: NFL power rankings, weekend preview, fantasy advice and more

      7-on-7 drill: NFL power rankings, weekend preview, fantasy advice and more

      This is the first edition of the 7-on-7 drill, where I'll present seven lists of seven items to help keep track of the NFL season. A non-NFL item or two might sneak its way into the drill every now and again, but this should keep you oriented to what's gone on in the league and what's to come in...

    • Hillary Clinton vs. Greivis Vasquez: Who has the better shimmy?

      Hillary Clinton vs. Greivis Vasquez: Who has the better shimmy?

      By now, you've probably learned about an appropriate time to do a Hillary Clinton Shimmy. In the hours after Monday night's presidential debate, when-to-shimmy guides took over approximately half of Millennial Internet. "When you thought you failed a test but the curve gods were in your favor"...

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    • Hopkins faculty disavow 'troubling' report on gender and sexuality

      Hopkins faculty disavow 'troubling' report on gender and sexuality

      Respect is the cornerstone of university life: respect for speech and a diversity of views; respect for students, colleagues and patients; and respect for science, which is our lifeblood as an institution. As faculty at Johns Hopkins, a major educational, research and health institution, we are...

    • Does Trump know business?

      Does Trump know business?

      Everyone is asking whether Donald Trump would make a good president. Despite the collective interest in this question, the election has raised another equally critical question — and one that probably matters a great deal more to Mr. Trump himself (what with his illustrious career and oft-noted...

    • Clinton's trade problem

      Clinton's trade problem

      Had the first presidential debate been a boxing match, Hillary Clinton would not only have been comfortably ahead on the judges' score cards, she'd have been awarded a technical knockout if the referee had noticed her opponent's labored arguments by the final round. But before her supporters get...

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    • 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....

    • Audit of Baltimore finances shows 'significant deficiencies' in water billing, handling of grant money

      Audit of Baltimore finances shows 'significant deficiencies' in water billing, handling of grant money

      An annual audit of Baltimore's finances found three "significant deficiencies," including in how the city handles water billing and grant money, according to City Auditor Robert L. McCarty. McCarty, who reports to Baltimore Comptroller Joan M. Pratt, presented the audit's findings to the Board...

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