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  • CareFirst revises request, seeks higher rate increase

    CareFirst revises request, seeks higher rate increase

    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield said Wednesday that rate increases it requested from the Maryland Insurance Commission earlier this year are not enough to cover costs for its exchange-based plans and that it needs even larger ones. The state's largest insurer asked the commission in May to allow...

  • Legg Mason reports $33.5 million profit for first quarter of fiscal 2017

    Legg Mason reports $33.5 million profit for first quarter of fiscal 2017

    Legg Mason reported Wednesday a profit of $33.5 million in the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017, bouncing back after two consecutive quarters of losses. The Baltimore money manager's first-quarter earnings are down, however, from the $94.5 million it earned in the same April-to-June quarter...

  • Baltimore City Council panel expected to vote today on $15 minimum wage bill

    Baltimore City Council panel expected to vote today on $15 minimum wage bill

    A Baltimore City Council committee is expected to vote on a controversial $15 hourly minimum wage proposal Thursday. If the five-member Labor Committee approves the bill, the 15-member council will review the proposal next month. The legislation has drawn mixed reviews and split the council. Council...

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  • Future Islands added to Fields Festival

    Future Islands added to Fields Festival

    Future Islands, the Baltimore-based synth-pop act, announced on Twitter Wednesday that they will play next month's Fields Festival, the music-and-camping event in Darlington. The band, which earned international success thanks to the breakout 2014 single "Waiting on You," joins the Baltimore-focused...

  • Baltimore TV gives us remarkable Marilyn Mosby moment, while cable give us Trump

    Baltimore TV gives us remarkable Marilyn Mosby moment, while cable give us Trump

    UPDATE: CNN, MSNBC and FOX get Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake reacting to Mosby's words. The Marilyn Mosby whom viewers saw on local TV this morning was in sharp contrast to the one they viewed on the steps of the War Memorial Building last year when she announced indictments against...

  • As Baltimore's diners disappear, owners shift to remain relevant

    As Baltimore's diners disappear, owners shift to remain relevant

    In its heyday in the 1960s and '70s, the 24-hour Bel-Loc Diner in Parkville was the place to go after high school dances or a night at the now-defunct Club Venus, Rascals or Golden Horn. "Fifty years ago, everybody in the neighborhood came here," said owner Bill Doxanas, 65. "Now, there are a hundred...

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  • The heat is on in Philly

    The heat is on in Philly

    Whether inside or outside the Wells Fargo Center, it's been a hot week in Philadelphia. Temperatures have reached the mid-90s or above each day, and that's without putting a thermometer to those jeering supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. But for all the focus...

  • Getting to yes on Port Covington

    Getting to yes on Port Covington

    The proposed massive redevelopment of Port Covington enters what may be its most crucial phase tomorrow when the City Council holds what is expected to be the first in a series of public hearings and work sessions on Sagamore Development's request for $535 million in tax increment financing. The...

  • When France went soft on terror

    When France went soft on terror

    Just when I was starting to wonder if I was spending too much time writing about terrorism in France, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel of Tunisia climbed into a cargo truck and mowed down a crowd during Bastille Day fireworks in the French city of Nice, killing 84 people and injuring at least 303 more....

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