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  • Laws including high-proof grain alcohol ban take effect Tuesday

    Laws including high-proof grain alcohol ban take effect Tuesday
    Maryland joins at least a dozen other states Tuesday in banning the sale of 190-proof grain alcohol, a measure that lawmakers hope will help to reduce sexual assaults and binge drinking among college students. The bill is one of more than 200 that go...
  • Edgewood man accused of stealing from sleeping truck drivers at Maryland House, Jessup travel plaza

    An Edgewood man with dozens of prior arrests and convictions is accused of stealing wallets from truck drivers at two local travel plazas over the past two months, Maryland State Police reported. Lloyd Alvin Harris, 53, in the 1900 block of Steven Drive,...
  • Biotech investors vie for $12 million in state tax credits

    Biotech investors vie for $12 million in state tax credits
    More than 100 applicants are vying for $12 million worth of Maryland tax credits available to biotechnology investors in fiscal 2015, state economic development officials said. Applications for the Biotechnology Investment Incentive Tax Credit program...
  • State approves tax credit zones

    State approves tax credit zones
    The state has approved bigger tax breaks for industrial properties in Southeast Baltimore, including the site of a new Amazon warehouse. Designed to spur job creation, the benefits took effect Tuesday. The new "focus areas" provide property owners with a...
  • Legg restructures debt amid signs of turnaround

    Legg restructures debt amid signs of turnaround
    Legg Mason plans to close a deal this month to restructure $650 million in debt, a move designed to lock in favorable interest rates for the long term while taking advantage of the market's sustained appetite for corporate bonds. The money raised from...
  • Startup sees business in bitcoin, seeking to promote local uptake of digital currency

    Startup sees business in bitcoin, seeking to promote local uptake of digital currency
    First came the switch off of the gold standard. Then checkbooks and credit cards started the shift away from cash — but to bitcoin advocates, not far enough. As the anonymous digital currency gains favor with retailers such as Overstock.com and is...
  • Handguns stolen in Abingdon; man punched in nose in Havre de Grace [Harford Police Blotter]

    Handguns stolen in Abingdon; man punched in nose in Havre de Grace [Harford Police Blotter]
    The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Cable was stolen Friday from in front of a home in the 500 block of Aldino-Stepney Road. Tires were slashed Saturday in the 3600 block of Churchville Road. Aberdeen...
  • Baltimore's bond rating raised to highest level in years, signaling city's improved fiscal health

    Baltimore's bond rating raised to highest level in years, signaling city's improved fiscal health
    Standard & Poor's raised Baltimore's bond rating to its highest level in years — a move that reflects growing confidence in the city's fiscal health and will lead to potentially millions of dollars in savings for the city budget. The city's new AA...
  • Parisian charm at Cafe Poupon

    Parisian charm at Cafe Poupon
    Serious dessert aficionados know that around here, some of the most beautiful and best-tasting desserts come from a Baltimore Street shop called Patisserie Poupon. For almost three decades, the bakery has pleased the city's most discriminating sweets-...
  • City Council passes tax credits for apartment developers

    City Council passes tax credits for apartment developers
    The Baltimore City Council passed a bill Thursday backed by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to make 10 years of tax credits available citywide for developers of apartments. The council amended the legislation to include developers who renovate...
  • Forging a smart growth economy [Commentary]

    Forging a smart growth economy [Commentary]
    The best state in the nation for innovation and entrepreneurship three years in a row is Maryland. This is according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (hardly a mouthpiece for the Maryland Democratic Party), which also ranks Maryland No. 1 for STEM...
  • It's time to stop tinkering and just ban crabbing for one year

    It's time to stop tinkering and just ban crabbing for one year
    A couple of years ago, the governor of Maryland stood on a dock on South River, a bushel of steamed crabs at his feet, telling everyone it was OK to eat Chesapeake blue crabs again — sort of like the mayor in "Jaws" telling everyone it was OK to...