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Veolia opens new chilled water plant in downtown Baltimore

Veolia North America, the company that operates a network of steam and chilled water pipes in downtown Baltimore, said it opened a new $11.8 million plant on Monday to produce chilled water. The new chilled water facility, located in the Baltimore Convention Center, is a collaboration between the...

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    Is Baltimore bike-friendly enough for Amazon?

    As Amazon seeks a site for a second North American headquarters, the Seattle-based online retail giant twice mentioned bike lanes in its request for proposals as an expectation for cities vying for the facility. “Include connectivity options: sidewalks, bike lanes, trams, metro, bus, light rail,...

  • CEO of CareFirst to retire next year

    CEO of CareFirst to retire next year

    Chet Burrell will retire next year as president and CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield after more than a decade heading the region’s largest insurer. “A decade of service to the mission of CareFirst has, for me, passed quickly,” the 70-year-old Burrell said in a statement. “No matter the demands,...

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    Walmart offers health screenings at Baltimore stores

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  • Maryland sees second-highest job gains in 7 years during August

    Maryland sees second-highest job gains in 7 years during August

    Maryland added more than 14,000 jobs in August, the second-highest monthly gain in seven years, as the unemployment rate dipped to a pre-recession level of 3.9 percent, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday. The state’s jobless rate remained lower than the nation’s, which was 4.4 percent in August,...

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    Retail group launches Rise Up retail training in Baltimore

    David Townes has worked as a cashier for Safeway and Home Depot in the past but has been out of a job, other than temporary positions, since 2012, when he stopped working after a surgery. Hoping to get back into retail, the East Baltimore resident signed up for a pilot retail certification program...

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    Labor advocates lament that holiday has lost its meaning

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Judge upholds penalties against Towson 'Money Guys' firm

A Baltimore Circuit Court judge has upheld penalties the state attorney general’s office levied against the Towson firm behind the “Money Guys” commercials for fraudulently misrepresenting the risks of their investment strategy. In March, the securities division of Attorney General Brian E. Frosh’s...

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