Top 5: ‘…every tool in the toolbox’

Exelon Corp. selected the spot for its new headquarters in Baltimore pending its takeover of Constellation Energy, and Giant Foods is taking over some Fresh and Green's supermarket locations. Those stories and more in this week's business top 5. 1. Exelon picks Harbor Point for Baltimore HQ - by Melody Simmons and Maria Zilberman In the end, it came down to the bottom line. Exelon Corp.’s selection of a potential $120 million Baltimore headquarters site for Constellation Energy Group in Harbor Point was made in part because the property already had lucrative developer tax breaks attached to it, observers say. The Chicago-based energy giant announced Wednesday that the property, located between Fells Point and Harbor East, was picked for its “proximity to the downtown waterfront, the ability to accommodate 300,000 to 370,000 rentable square feet, a trading floor size of at least 70,000 square feet, office floor size of approximately 30,000 square feet and availability for occupancy in 2014.” 2. O’Malley supports applying sales tax to gasoline - by Nicholas Sohr Gov. Martin O’Malley outlined a proposal on Monday to apply Maryland’s sales tax to gasoline, calling it the “best option” to boost spending on roads, bridges, rail lines and other transportation projects.

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