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2018 in Baltimore business: Broken deals, layoffs and closings, but also new development and hope for future

2018 in Baltimore business: Broken deals, layoffs and closings, but also new development and hope for future

Businesses in the Baltimore area weathered failed deals, layoffs, closings and restructuring in 2018. But some started new chapters by expanding or merging, new development sprouted all over and one new industry spread like a weed.

One of the biggest and most closely watched deals of the year, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s bid to acquire rival Tribune Media for $3.9 billion, fell apart in August. The controversial merger would have cemented Sinclair’s spot as the nation’s largest broadcaster, reaching nearly three-quarters of U.S TV households.

The deal...

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