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Howard Bancorp to acquire 1st Mariner Bank

Howard Bancorp to acquire 1st Mariner Bank

Howard Bancorp plans to acquire 1st Mariner Bank for $163.4 million, creating the Baltimore area’s largest locally based bank. The parent of Howard Bank’s acquisition of Baltimore-based 1st Mariner, announced Tuesday, will nearly double Howard’s assets to $2.1 billion. Ellicott City-based Howard...

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  • Plank gave Trump a pass on racism before, he shouldn't again

    Plank gave Trump a pass on racism before, he shouldn't again

    For too many people, President Donald J. Trump’s racism is not a deal-breaker when it comes to supporting him. Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank is but one high-profile example of this phenomenon. Mr. Plank joined Mr. Trump’s business advisory board and praised him in February, stating, “To have such...

  • Proposed cuts to anti-hunger programs 'most significant' in decades

    Proposed cuts to anti-hunger programs 'most significant' in decades

    As more activists and organizations join the growing food recovery movement, it’s tempting to believe that food rescue is a new phenomenon. But we’ve been at it for nearly 40 years. In 1979, the Maryland Food Bank was formed as the nation’s third food bank with a simple idea: rescue good-quality...

  • Baltimore police officer is a tough job, treat it as such

    Baltimore police officer is a tough job, treat it as such

    The task of persuading jurors in the City of Baltimore that they can rely on the veracity of officers of the Baltimore Police Department recently has gone from difficult to nearly impossible because reform of the department is not moving fast enough. Only dramatic changes are going to fix the problems,...

  • How to talk to kids about current events

    How to talk to kids about current events

    Children are aware of what’s happening around them and in the world — usually more than we know. Between social media, television news and friends at school, they are constantly exposed to information about current events. As parents and educators, we play an important role in helping our children...

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  • Trump accuses Amazon of hurting retailers, killing jobs

    Trump accuses Amazon of hurting retailers, killing jobs

    President Donald Trump is renewing his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, and he says the company is "doing great damage to tax paying retailers." Trump tweets that "towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!" The president has often criticized the company...

  • Even as Trump shoots back, Under Armour CEO’s departure from panel may aid brand, analysts say

    Even as Trump shoots back, Under Armour CEO’s departure from panel may aid brand, analysts say

    President Donald J. Trump labeled Under Armour founder Kevin Plank and several other CEOs as “grandstanders” for resigning from a White House advisory committee, but analysts say the exits may help their brands. “If you’re a corporation that either employs or has a customer base that has more liberal...

  • Soaring digital sales drive Target during second quarter

    Soaring digital sales drive Target during second quarter

    Target reported a dip in second-quarter profit, but it was better than anticipated and a 32 percent spike in digital sales gains drove revenue higher. Revenue also topped Wall Street expectations and the company boosted its full-year guidance, sending shares sharply higher in premarket trading...

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  • Pianist to mark centennial of Scott Joplin's death with concert at Germano's

    Pianist to mark centennial of Scott Joplin's death with concert at Germano's

    When he died on April 1, 1917, in a New York hospital from complications of syphilis, Scott Joplin was not yet 50. Financial troubles and artistic disappointments — especially over his inability to drum up interest in his opera, “Treemonisha” — marked the composer’s last years. A counterbalance...

  • 'Bachelor in Paradise' premiere recap: What happened before the shutdown

    'Bachelor in Paradise' premiere recap: What happened before the shutdown

    Before we get to the “Bachelor in Paradise” premiere recap, a note from TV Lust’s longtime “Bachelor” franchise recapper, Abby Draper: Season 4 of “Bachelor in Paradise” has begun, and for the first time in years, I will not be providing a snarky recap to TV Lust for you to read the morning after...

  • Model Liris Crosse makes great strides as 'Project Runway' cast member

    Model Liris Crosse makes great strides as 'Project Runway' cast member

    Less than a year ago, Liris Crosse was ready to walk away from her career as a plus-sized model. She had paid her dues working in New York City for more than a decade and was tired of being rejected for her size and color —especially in recent years. She was considering a change. “I felt as though...

  • City begins work to control traffic at 'crash corner' after Spirits Tavern accident

    City begins work to control traffic at 'crash corner' after Spirits Tavern accident

    Baltimore’s Department of Transportation installed new posts at the corner of Bank and Wolfe streets in Fells Point in an effort to control traffic at the intersection known to residents as “crash corner,” where Spirits Tavern was struck by a car last weekend. Running along Wolfe Street on the...

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  • Dolphins end injury-filled training camp with walk-through practice

    Dolphins end injury-filled training camp with walk-through practice

    Pro Bowl running back Jay Ajayi is out of the concussion protocol. And he’s feeling good. The latter can’t be said for Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase, however. He isn’t feeling too good about his team’s overall health, which continues to take serious injury hits. That’s why Gase down-shifted Tuesday’s...

  • Former Seton Keough star Asya Bussie building non-profit Be More Inc.

    Former Seton Keough star Asya Bussie building non-profit Be More Inc.

    As a professional basketball player in Poland a few years ago, Asya Bussie didn’t have much to do besides basketball, so she spent a lot of time thinking about what she wanted to do when she returned home to Baltimore. She wanted to give back after enjoying stellar basketball careers at Seton Keough...

  • Ravens welcomed practicing in the rain Tuesday

    Ravens welcomed practicing in the rain Tuesday

    When it has rained, the Ravens have shifted practice indoors. But there they were on the fields behind the team’s training facility in Owings Mills on Tuesday, working in a light precipitation that eventually turned into a downpour. Free safety Tony Jefferson, who formerly played for the Arizona...

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