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Hilton's problems reflect those of the city as a whole

Of course the city-owned Hilton Baltimore is in financial trouble, but it may not even be its fault ("Hilton again loses millions," June 27).

Who wants to come to Baltimore with the crime rate and killings running wild, along with the cost of gasoline, various and sundry taxes and the city's take it or leave it attitude?

Until this changes, look for more businesses failing or leaving. Promises from the mayor are just words in the wind.

F. Cordell

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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