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Memorial Day travel: What does gas cost in Maryland?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Motorists in Maryland are paying 5 cents more at the pump when compared with a week ago. AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday in a report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Maryland was $2.32, up from $2.27 a week ago. The price of gas in the state is the same...

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  • Former Zurich Insurance CEO Martin Senn kills himself

    Switzerland's Zurich Insurance Group says former chief executive Martin Senn, who ran the company for six years until last December, has killed himself. The incident comes three years after the company's then-chief financial officer also killed himself. Local police in the eastern Graubuenden region...

  • Germany's Lufthansa to suspend flights to Venezuela

    German airline Lufthansa says it is suspending its flights to Caracas, citing the difficult economic situation in Venezuela. Lufthansa spokesman Andreas Bartels said Sunday that the company is suspending its three weekly Frankfurt-Caracas flights "until further notice" from June 17. He cited Venezuela's...

  • Now Gawker has its own billionaire backer, sort of

    The courtroom fight between former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and news-and-gossip site Gawker is becoming a battleground of sorts for Silicon Valley tycoons as well. First Look Media, a news organization financed by Pierre Omidyar, philanthropist and the co-founder of eBay, says it is reaching out...

  • Depp's 'Alice' bombs, 'X-Men: Apocalypse' on top with $65M

    Johnny Depp's "Alice Through the Looking Glass" bombed over the Memorial Day weekend with just $28.1 million through Sunday in North American theaters, while "X-Men: Apocalypse" debuted on top with an estimated $65 million. The anticipated showdown of the two big-budget films turned out to be little...

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  • Mars Super Markets will close all stores July 31

    Mars Super Markets will close all stores July 31

    Mars Super Markets, a family-owned fixture in Baltimore's grocery landscape since the 1940s, will close its stores this summer, laying off hundreds of employees amid declining sales and intense competition. While Weis Markets agreed this week to buy five of the chain's 13 stores, the eight remaining...

  • University of Baltimore lays off 14 amid declining enrollment

    University of Baltimore lays off 14 amid declining enrollment

    The University of Baltimore laid off 14 employees and eliminated 12 vacant positions late last week amid a decline in enrollment, officials said Monday. Total enrollment in the fall of 2015 slipped 3 percent to 6,229, after a 1.5 percent decline the year before and a 0.6 percent decline in fall...

  • On-the-job injuries will be posted online in safety push

    On-the-job injuries will be posted online in safety push

    Incidents of on-the-job injuries at specific employers are about to become public for the first time in a searchable online database, part of a federal push to shed light on and improve worker conditions. But some businesses fear the move by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will...

  • Maryland adds 200 jobs, unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent

    Maryland adds 200 jobs, unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent

    After a blockbuster month for hiring in March, Maryland employers added 200 jobs in April, a small gain that nevertheless helped drive down the unemployment rate to 4.6 percent, according to estimates the Labor Department released Friday. Although the monthly increase was small, annual job growth...

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  • Photo of weeping Maryland immigrant's West Point graduation goes viral

    Photo of weeping Maryland immigrant's West Point graduation goes viral

    The tears streamed down Alix Idrache's face. In the photograph, the streaks reach almost to the high collar of his gray dress uniform. The moment, captured by a military photographer Saturday during commencement exercises at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., marked the culmination of...

  • D.C. Metro: weekend work to rail riders over Memorial Day weekend

    D.C. Metro: weekend work to rail riders over Memorial Day weekend

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says weekend work will affect riders using the rail system over the Memorial Day holiday. Metro says that from 7 a.m. Saturday through closing on Monday, the Vienna, Dunn Loring and West Falls Church stations will be closed. Free shuttle buses will operate between Vienna...

  • Feds propose more access to opiate addiction treatment

    Feds propose more access to opiate addiction treatment

    The Obama administration is proposing to double the number of patients a doctor may treat with a controversial heroin addiction medication — an idea that is drawing praise from public health officials, but also questions about the impact it could have on the nation's opioid epidemic. The Department...

  • Congress passes bill to allow inurnment of WASPs at Arlington National Cemetery

    Congress passes bill to allow inurnment of WASPs at Arlington National Cemetery

    Congress has approved legislation to allow Women Airforce Service Pilots who flew domestic missions during World War II to be inurned at Arlington National Cemetery. The House of Representatives passed the legislation Thursday. It now awaits the president's signature. About 1,700 women — including...

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  • Signing Kevin Durant could have hurt Under Armour's shoe business

    Signing Kevin Durant could have hurt Under Armour's shoe business

    In 2014, Under Armour sought to land the NBA’s Kevin Durant as a pitch man, a sponsorship deal that would have been one of the largest ever signed as the company sought to build its shoe business and boost its stature internationally. The Oklahoma City Thunder forward opted to stick with Nike....

  • Sources: Keenan Reynolds likely will sign with Under Armour

    Sources: Keenan Reynolds likely will sign with Under Armour

    Former Naval Academy football player and Baltimore Ravens draft pick Keenan Reynolds likely will sign a promotional contract with Under Armour, sources have told Capital Gazette. According to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, the Baltimore-based sports apparel company is very interested...

  • Under Armour Brand House store is opening in Walt Disney World

    Under Armour Brand House store is opening in Walt Disney World

    Under Armour is opening a Brand House store in Walt Disney World this weekend. The first Brand House store in Florida will be part of Disney Springs, a themed shopping/dining/entertainment center within the resort that's being expanded. The center will include four "neighborhoods," The Landing,...

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Legg Mason launches U.S. infrastructure fund

Legg Mason Inc. on Wednesday launched a U.S.-traded fund focused on infrastructure investments in a bid to diversify its offerings for investors. The RARE Global Infrastructure Value Fund, which will trade on the Nasdaq exchange, is an outgrowth of Legg's acquisition last year of a majority stake...

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  • Sagamore hires Ripken Baseball for Port Covington

    Sagamore hires Ripken Baseball for Port Covington

    Sagamore Development Co., the real estate firm privately owned by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, said Wednesday it has hired the sports entertainment company backed by Cal Ripken Jr. to design athletic fields in Port Covington. Sagamore plans a massive mixed-use redevelopment of Port Covington, a...

  • Weis Markets will buy five Mars Super Markets stores

    Weis Markets will buy five Mars Super Markets stores

    Weis Markets plans to buy five Mars Super Markets grocery stores, more than doubling Weis' footprint in Baltimore County as the Pennsylvania food retailer continues pushing into the region. Rosedale-based Mars, a family-owned independent grocer founded in 1943, currently runs 13 stores in the area...

  • Is billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong Tribune Publishing's white knight?

    Is billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong Tribune Publishing's white knight?

    Patrick Soon-Shiong has developed a reputation for big ideas. His boldest mission is to fix the healthcare system and turn cancer into a treatable condition using super computers, genomics and "big data." But it’s Soon-Shiong’s business acumen and adept skills as a negotiator that have made him...

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  • 5 tips to improve meeting efficiency and productivity

    5 tips to improve meeting efficiency and productivity

    Creating efficient work environments is a common goal among executives and office professionals alike. To keep everything running smoothly in the workplace, organization is essential. A new Post-it Brand Workplace study surveying 1,000 full-time office workers found that a consistent commonality...

  • 3 ways to celebrate Small Business Week 2016

    The bakery on the corner. The family-owned accounting firm down the street. The city's legendary cafe that's been around since the ‘50s. Small businesses nationwide prove the American dream is alive and well. In fact, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, according...

  • Small business SOS: Majority of small business owners want help tracking metrics (Infographic)

    The majority of small business owners want help tracking metrics and admit they don't measure and track as often as they should, according to a Staples survey. Learn more about what business owners said about tracking metrics and how a new app can help grow your business in the below infographic....

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