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Author Archives: Alissa Gulin

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

Baltimore’s hotel bookings soar with convention growth

Charm City’s conventions tourism industry is growing steadily, according to numbers released Thursday that show fiscal year 2012 as Baltimore’s third-most-successful year for booking convention attendees’ hotel rooms in advance.

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Some say tax free shopping week is weak

It’s that time of year again — devastating humidity, last-hurrah crab feasts — and, for the third consecutive year, the state’s tax-free shopping week. From Sunday through Aug.18, shoes and apparel priced less than $100 will be exempt from Maryland’s 6 percent sales tax.

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