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Baltimore start-up Zest Tea raises $1 million to caffeinate its business

Zest Tea, a Baltimore start-up marketing a line of high-caffeine teas and drink, said Thursday that it’s closed a $1 million funding round to spur its continued growth. The investments came from the Maryland Momentum Fund, a $10 million venture of the University System of Maryland, and Lord Baltimore...

How to buy investment property

There are a lot of pluses to owning rental real estate: diversifying from the usual investments of stocks and bonds; offering an alternative stream of income; and creating a potentially scalable business. But there are challenges, too — it requires capital, a time commitment and dealing with tenants....

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