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  • Aiming high in federal contracting

    Aiming high in federal contracting
    As federal agencies pull back on spending, 7Delta's strategy is thinking big. The Columbia information technology firm, which grew by focusing on work for one federal agency, is going after larger contracts and broadening its reach. It's a...
  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
  • Labor Day holds special meaning for the nation's veterans

    For more than 100 years, the first Monday in September — Labor Day — has included parades, picnics and most importantly, a day off from work. Labor Day differs from every other holiday in that it does not honor a specific person, group, or...
  • Good news for entrepreneurs: Angel investments swell in dollars and deals last year, says study

    Good news for entrepreneurs: Angel investments swell in dollars and deals last year, says study
    Angel investors are quite often the wind beneath the wings of eager early-stage entrepreneurs. They are a hearty bunch who like to be close to the action and the buzz of a hot new idea, a blazing new startup, an inspired entrepreneur. They also take...
  • Financier Delaney running as outsider in 6th District

    Financier Delaney running as outsider in 6th District
    Banker John Delaney knew that Maryland's ruling Democrats had someone else in mind to become the state's next 6th District congressman. But the 48-year-old multimillionaire from Potomac jumped into the race anyway. And despite early missteps, Delaney's...
  • Consolidation wave poised to hit state's health care services, biopharma sectors

    Like a one-two punch, two major Maryland employers in the health care service and pharmaceutical industries were the targets last week of multibillion-dollar acquisition deals. Both homegrown companies — Human Genome Sciences Inc. and Catalyst...
  • Cigna completes purchase of HealthSpring Inc.

    Connecticut-based Cigna Corp. said Tuesday that it has closed on its $3.8 billion acquisition of HealthSpring Inc., a health care company that specializes in the Medicare Advantage market. HealthSpring bought Baltimore-based Bravo Health last year for...
  • Mystery hospital fee

    David Lazarus' column on the mysterious $546 fee charged by St. John's Health Center to an orthopedic patient draws attention to a major source of confusion and frustration for patients of this clinic. ("Hospital's healthcare fee causes nothing but...
  • Zimmer to buy Biomet amid flurry of billion-dollar medical deals

    Zimmer to buy Biomet amid flurry of billion-dollar medical deals
    Orthopedic products maker Zimmer Holdings on Thursday announced it will acquire Biomet Inc. in a deal valued at $13.35 billion, including assumption of debt, the companies said.    The proposed acquisition follows a flurry of billion-dollar deals by...
  • More U.S. consumers are seeking medical care, report shows

    More U.S. consumers are seeking medical care, report shows
    A historic slowdown in U.S. healthcare spending in recent years may be drawing to a close. An industry report published Tuesday and healthcare experts point to a steady rise in medical care being sought by consumers seeing specialists, getting more...
  • Local Voices West: April 24 edition

    Local Voices West: April 24 edition
    Letters to the editor from Wheaton, Hinsdale, Western Springs, Glen Ellyn and Bellwood.  Responsible pet owners I am an avid animal lover. I love them with a passion so deep, I can't even explain it. Last December, I launched a Facebook page in...
  • Pfizer Sales Pitch On Research: No Mention Of Groton

    If the situation weren't so pathetic, Connecticut's Pfizer-watchers could laugh as the company tries to snooker British politicians this week into thinking the drug behemoth's proposed, $106 billion takeover of AstraZenica makes sense. The Brits ought to...