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Big Ten Network working to win over Maryland fans

Eighteen months after the University of Maryland's jump to the Big Ten, the conference's television network is trying to make Terps fans feel more at home in their sprawling new neighborhood — an Illinois-based league with deep Midwestern roots. "No one is expecting it to happen overnight," said...

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  • 2 dead, 1 badly hurt in explosion at Spanish biodiesel plant

    An explosion at a biodiesel plant has killed two workers and left one survivor seriously injured, Spanish emergency services said Saturday. The Emergency Coordination and Information Center for the regional government of Valencia said the explosion occurred at around 11 a.m. Saturday at a fuel...

  • Portugal buys 50 percent of TAP airline for $2.1 million

    The Portuguese government says it has agreed to buy 50 percent of the country's carrier TAP Air Portugal for 1.9 million euros ($2.1 million). Speaking after a signing ceremony Saturday, Humberto Pedrosa, who heads the Atlantic Gateway consortium that held 61 percent of the airline, said the deal...

  • Citigroup blocks fantasy sports transactions in New York

    As daily fantasy sports websites face increased legal scrutiny, the world's biggest credit-card lender is blocking transactions by New York residents on the country's two biggest sites. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1oes82Q ) reports Citigroup Inc. says it will start blocking debit and credit...

  • Congress unites in scorn for Shkreli, but gridlock remains

    A smirking Martin Shkreli briefly united Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill this week, as lawmakers took turns blasting the price-hiking former CEO who has become the new poster child for corporate greed. But the gridlocked state of Congress virtually assures federal efforts to lower drug...

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  • Aberdeen soldiers drawing lessons from Ebola deployment for Pentagon disease fighters

    Aberdeen soldiers drawing lessons from Ebola deployment for Pentagon disease fighters

    Operating out of rapidly erected labs or in borrowed space in hospitals, a specialized Army team from Maryland's Aberdeen Proving Ground showed how quickly they could diagnose infection with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia. Almost a year after that deployment, soldiers with the 1st Area Medical...

  • Lawmakers introduce bill to make women register for draft

    Lawmakers introduce bill to make women register for draft

    Two Republican congressmen who are military veterans have introduced a bill requiring women to register for the draft. Reps. Duncan Hunter of California and Ryan Zinke of Montana announced Thursday that the legislation is aimed at provoking a fuller discussion of the Pentagon's decision to open...

  • New campaign targets D.C. workers who could live in Baltimore

    New campaign targets D.C. workers who could live in Baltimore

    The advertisement juxtaposes the pictures of two tiny rowhouses, one listed for $669,000, the second for $299,000. The more expensive one is near Washington's Union Station, and the cheaper one not far from Baltimore's Penn Station — just an hour's train ride away. The ad campaign by Live Baltimore,...

  • IRS phone service has left taxpayers on hold

    IRS phone service has left taxpayers on hold

    The Internal Revenue Service, which saw its workforce dwindle steadily from 2010 to 2015, says a modest budget increase has left it better equipped to respond to the tens of millions of Americans expected to call with questions during the just-opened tax season. But compared to what? The bar could...

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  • BWI set a record for passengers in 2015

    BWI set a record for passengers in 2015

    Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport set a record for passenger traffic in 2015, the airport announced Thursday. The number of commercial passengers flying through BWI grew nearly 7 percent year-over-year to 23.8 million people. The airport set passenger records for six...

  • Tribune Publishing's top shareholder is now Michael Ferro, majority owner of Chicago Sun-Times

    Tribune Publishing's top shareholder is now Michael Ferro, majority owner of Chicago Sun-Times

    Michael Ferro, majority owner of the Chicago Sun-Times, has become the largest shareholder in Chicago-based Tribune Publishing, parent company of the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun and other daily newspapers. Tribune Publishing sold more than 5.2 million shares of newly issued...

  • Osiris Therapeutics CEO Debrabandere resigns

    Osiris Therapeutics CEO Debrabandere resigns

    Shares of Columbia-based Osiris Therapeutics were down more than 12 percent Thursday afternoon after the regenerative medicine company announced the resignation of CEO Lode Debrabandere for personal reasons. Dwayne Montgomery, chief business officer, has stepped in as interim CEO. Montgomery had...

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  • 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....

  • Top 5 business strategies for 2016

    Continuity planning used be something only companies in highly regulated industries were required to do, but today it's considered a standard for all businesses, regardless of size or reach. It answers the question, "What if…?" and can easily spell the difference between the continued operation...

  • 6 tips to help your small company get back to business in the New Year

    6 tips to help your small company get back to business in the New Year

    The decorations are down and stored away, the holiday rush is over and it’s time for small businesses to get back to doing business as usual. Many small businesses find they have the time and the inspiration to get their shops in order at the beginning of the first quarter — a task that can set...

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