Articles by Jamie Smith Hopkins

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  • Fast growth in a fast-changing marketing world

    Fast growth in a fast-changing marketing world

    The Interview: David Williams, chief executive of Merkle

  • Food manufacturer opens location in Cambridge

    Protenergy takes over site, equipment used by FoodSwing

  • Md. District Court freezes almost 3,900 debt-collection cases

    Maryland's District Court said Wednesday that it had frozen nearly 3,900 debt-collection lawsuits because the state suspended the licenses of the affiliated companies that filed them. Ben C. Clyburn, chief judge of the District Court, ordered the stay to temporarily prevent the cases from proceeding...

  • Va. law firm hit with penalty for loan-modification work

    Maryland regulators said Tuesday that a Virginia law firm must pay a $489,000 penalty for charging homeowners upfront fees to help them seek loan modifications — in violation of state law — and blanketing Maryland with advertisements despite having no state license. The Law Offices of Perry and...

  • Baltimore-area hotel, Southern Md. employer laying off

    An Anne Arundel County hotel is laying off employees and a defense-contracting operation in Southern Maryland will follow suit by the end of the year, Maryland regulators said Monday. Interstate Hotels & Resorts began laying off its 52 employees at the Comfort Inn on Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. in...