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As trade rumors start swirling around Orioles' Machado, he wants to play shortstop in 2018

For the first time, the possibility of the Orioles trading cornerstone third baseman Manny Machado became real Tuesday at the winter meetings. An interesting wrinkle has been inserted into the suddenly swirling trade rumors regarding Machado. Whether he remains in an Orioles uniform in 2018, he...

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  • U.S. energy approach will affect national security

    U.S. energy approach will affect national security

    Maryland policymakers have important decisions to make about our state’s energy future. Will they try to maintain the status quo, or will they act decisively to ensure that the state is well positioned to benefit from the renewable energy revolution sweeping the nation and the globe? For the sake...

  • Quality abounds in Baltimore schools

    Quality abounds in Baltimore schools

    OK, I’ll admit it. I was one of those people who assumed there were only a handful of decent schools in Baltimore. At the high school level there were your usual suspects: City College, Polytechnic, BSA, and, depending on the year, Western would join that group. The middle school options seemed...

  • BLocal scratches the surface

    BLocal scratches the surface

    The leaders of Johns Hopkins University and Health System and BGE showed desperately needed leadership last year when they recruited two dozen other big Baltimore businesses for an effort to boost the city’s economy by setting goals for increased spending with local, small, minority-owned firms....

  • Chain migration didn't light the New York pipe bomb

    Chain migration didn't light the New York pipe bomb

    If all you have is a hammer, as the saying goes, everything looks like a nail. And so it is with the Trump administration’s response this week to the 27-year-old man from Brooklyn who strapped on a homemade pipe bomb Monday with a goal of blowing up morning commuters in a Times Square subway station....

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  • Johns Hopkins to stop investing in thermal coal over climate change concerns

    Johns Hopkins to stop investing in thermal coal over climate change concerns

    The Johns Hopkins University plans to stop investing in thermal coal because of concerns over the environmental and public health effects of climate change. Hopkins’ board of trustees voted Friday to direct the university to stop buying stocks and bonds of companies that focus on producing coal...

  • Baltimore-based Williams Scotsman to buy Acton Mobile for $235 million

    Baltimore-based Williams Scotsman to buy Acton Mobile for $235 million

    Williams Scotsman, a Baltimore-based modular space rental company, will purchase the parent company of Acton Mobile, a local competitor, for $235 million in cash from Prophet Equity, Williams Scotsman announced Tuesday. The deal, which is expected to close this month, will add Towson-based Acton’s...

  • Comcast reportedly no longer in deal talks with Fox

    Comcast reportedly no longer in deal talks with Fox

    Citing a Comcast statement, the Wall Street Journal reported that the cable company is no longer in discussions to buy pieces of 21st Century Fox . That could open the door to a Disney bid. Comcast declined to provide its statement to the Associated Press. A person familiar with the situation,...

  • Banks lead US stock indexes mostly higher in afternoon trade

    Banks led U.S. stocks mostly higher in afternoon trading Tuesday as the Federal Reserve met to discuss interest rates and the economy. The central bank was expected to raise interest rates for the third time this year on Wednesday. Banks benefit from higher interest rates because they can charge...

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  • Trump signs $700 billion military budget into law

    Trump signs $700 billion military budget into law

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law a sweeping defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the military, including additional spending on missile defense programs to counter North Korea's growing nuclear weapons threat. But there's a catch. The $700 billion budget...

  • Tax package would ease hit to residents of high-tax states, said two congressional aides

    Tax package would ease hit to residents of high-tax states, said two congressional aides

    Congressional Republicans on Tuesday were speeding toward an agreement on a massive tax package that would ease the hit on Americans living in high-tax states and appease corporations that could have lost precious tax breaks. Negotiators were working to expand a deduction for state and local taxes...

  • Trump says accusations of sexual misconduct 'fabricated'

    Trump says accusations of sexual misconduct 'fabricated'

    President Donald Trump, pushing back against women accusing him of sexual misconduct, insisted Tuesday he's the target of "false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don't know and/or have never met." Trump lashed out on Twitter a day after three women who previously accused him of...

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  • As violence mounts, trust in Baltimore police wavers

    As violence mounts, trust in Baltimore police wavers

    Staggered by a succession of crises — civil rights violations, corruption convictions and the unsolved killing of a homicide detective — the Baltimore Police Department is closing out its dismal year with a depleted force struggling to contain soaring violent crime while also trying to restore...

  • U.S. health care spending growth slowed last year

    U.S. health care spending growth slowed last year

    U.S. spending on health care increased 4.3 percent last year to $3.3 trillion, or $10,348 per person, according to an annual report released last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The rate of spending slowed compared to the previous two years, the Baltimore-based agency reported....

  • Possibility of suicide in Baltimore Det. Sean Suiter case puts some family benefits on the line

    Possibility of suicide in Baltimore Det. Sean Suiter case puts some family benefits on the line

    The families of Baltimore police officers who are killed in the line of duty are eligible to receive a host of benefits: lump-sum payouts from the state and federal governments, a special pension arrangement, workers’ compensation. The value can be hundreds of thousands of dollars. But if investigators...

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