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  • Sinclair Broadcast buying eight stations for nearly $1B

    Sinclair Broadcast buying eight stations for nearly $1B
    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s buying spree continued Monday when the Hunt Valley broadcaster announced its largest deal to date at nearly $1 billion. Sinclair plans to buy eight larger-market television stations, including NewsChannel 8 and the ABC...
  • A bid to clean the air with algae

    A bid to clean the air with algae
    The 10-foot-tall cylinders glow neon yellow and orange, looking like something out of a futuristic dance club. They're actually an experiment with global implications — an effort to see how well algae can wipe out pollution belched by power plants....
  • Annapolis-based aviation firm Arinc sold for $1.39 billion

    Annapolis-based aviation firm Arinc sold for $1.39 billion
    Rockwell Collins' $1.39 billion acquisition of Arinc likely will have some impact on the aerospace technology firm's 900 Anne Arundel County employees, but what that might be remained unclear Monday. Rockwell Collins Inc. announced Sunday that it would...
  • Cellphones: Preserving a tool, combating a threat

    Cellphones: Preserving a tool, combating a threat
    In less than a generation, mobile communications have evolved from a luxury item to an essential element of everyday life. With nearly 7 billion devices in use, mobile communications are nearly ubiquitous, impacting the way we work and live throughout the...
  • The future may hold space porn over free Wi-Fi

    The future may hold space porn over free Wi-Fi
    Happy Super Bowl Monday, Baltimore. Unsurprisingly, game-related topics are getting a lot of attention online today, along with several news stories that broke as the weekend was commencing. That latter category includes the possibility of large, free Wi-...
  • Tribune Co. to emerge from bankruptcy Monday

    The last day of 2012 is the first of a new era for Tribune Co. After spending more than four years embroiled in a contentious Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, the reorganized Chicago-based media company will emerge Monday under new owners and a newly...
  • A lifeline for the poor

    Critics of a federal program that provides free cellphones to thousands of Maryland residents who can't afford regular commercial service are right that some recipients who don't qualify for the benefit are taking advantage of the system. But there's no...
  • As contraband phones flood Baltimore jail, blocking technology comes online

    As contraband phones flood Baltimore jail, blocking technology comes online
    Maryland corrections officials are taking advantage of new technology designed to block the use of contraband cellphones by inmates — a problem at the heart of recent indictments at the Baltimore City Detention Center. In a program being used at...
  • Maryland enrollment soars in federal phone program

    Maryland enrollment soars in federal phone program
    Enrollment in a controversial program that provides free cell phone service to low-income families has increased faster in Maryland than any other state in the nation, jumping nearly 90-fold since 2008 — renewing scrutiny on Capitol Hill over its...
  • Sinclair will acquire Fisher Communications for $373.3 million

    Sinclair will acquire Fisher Communications for $373.3 million
    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s shopping spree continued Thursday with the announcement of a $373.3 million deal that extends its television reach to a third of U.S. viewing households. Sinclair will gain 20 additional stations in eight markets by...
  • Sinclair Broadcast to become country's largest TV station owner

    Sinclair Broadcast to become country's largest TV station owner
    When Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. completes three deals announced in the past two months, it will own more television stations across the country than any other company. The Hunt Valley company will operate 134 stations in 69 markets, reaching more...
  • Public emergency shelters stock with two weeks worth of survival items

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, March 21, 1963: Four designated public shelters were stocked 50 years ago with a two-week supply of survival items supplied by the civil defense director. Employees of Harford Memorial Hospital along...