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News briefs – Business edition

Novavax in the newsNovavax Inc., of Rockville, said it will work with Marlborough, Mass.-based Xcellerex Inc., a contract pharmaceutical manufacturer, to increase production of a potential swine flu vaccine. Novavax is seeking approval in Mexico for a vaccine that fights ...

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Barnes & Noble to offer new 'nook' e-book reader

A wireless electronic-book reader on Barnes & Noble's Web site called the "nook" is available for "pre-order" for $259 — the same as Amazon.com's recently reduced Kindle. Less than 5 inches wide and 8 inches tall and weighing 11.2 ounces, the nook is the size and weight of a paperback book, according to the Web site.

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News briefs – Legal edition

Developer’s contributions trigger complaintA watchdog group has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against a Maryland developer. The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington complaint is against Edward St. John and six of his employees. A call ...

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News briefs – Business edition

Pension loss citedAn audit has found that the agency that runs a voluntary retirement plan for Maryland state employees failed to adequately disclose a $48 million loss in the market value of a conservative investment pool. The audit released Monday ...

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Now the feds are pushing ‘smart growth’

The recent meeting in Frederick was billed as the Sixth Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable, an opportunity for representatives of metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs, using federal jargon) in Maryland and neighboring states to compare notes on the challenges they face.

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