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Author Archives: Alissa Gulin

Alissa Gulin covers health care, education and general business at The Daily Record.

Business competitions help teach entrepreneurship principles

The four Johns Hopkins University engineering students had toured hospital operating rooms. They had identified an obvious problem for which there was no solution. They had spent months developing a prototype that theoretically holds the power to prevent costly and unnecessary second surgeries for breast cancer patients.

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Hiring slows; unemployment worse among millennials

March was not a good month for the national labor market. Thousands of people dropped out of the workforce, and employers hired at their slowest pace since June. The unemployment numbers, released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, were a disappointment to many who expected a continuation of this year’s steady growth.

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Nonprofit recruits international visitors for culmination of Star-Spangled 200

The British are coming, the British are coming! And they might be joined by the Norwegians, the Portuguese, the Serbs — or dozens of other potential visitors.

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Lexington Market vendors hopeful about upgrades

In Lexington Market, loyalty is easy to find. Lynette Tarrant has watched over the same kiosk for 27 years. Mark Devine has sold seafood in his family’s shops for almost four decades. Customers navigate the tight labyrinth of vendor stalls with the surefootedness that only comes from years of practice.

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