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Author Archives: Christine Condon

Christine Condon is a business reporter for The Daily Record. She studies journalism and government and politics at The University of Maryland, College Park.

UM, Flying Dog Brewery unite to help budding hops industry

Flying Dog Brewery and the University of Maryland’s agricultural school have teamed up to investigate the best way to grow hops, a popular flavoring agent in beer, in the state. For Matt Brophy, the Frederick brewery’s COO, the idea came after some disappointing ...

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Perdue animal welfare report draws mixed reactions from activists

Salisbury-based chicken-processing company Perdue Foods’ first report Monday detailing its progress on animal welfare commitments announced last year is receiving mixed reactions from animal rights activists. The company has added windows to 200 chicken houses since the effort began and has increased ...

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Maryland’s counties competing to launch, nurture tech companies

Maryland’s counties have jumped into the high-stakes competition for growing technology companies, using a variety of strategies to recruit and in some instances even finance tech firms. Some counties are offering technology workshops. Others are diving into workforce training. Still ...

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Telecommuting is on the rise, with millennials leading the charge

For 25-year-old, Elkridge-based software engineer John Yoon, who codes for Leidos, working from a cubicle just wasn’t worthwhile. “Working in an office there were times when I felt really focused, there were also other times when I was looking at ...

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Baltimore business officials concerned after immigration inquiry sends employees packing

Hispanic and other Maryland business leaders are expressing concern after an Immigration and Customs Enforcement inquiry led 30 employees of The BoatHouse in Canton to resign last month. ICE requested the restaurant’s I-9 forms, which require employees to provide identification ...

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Some Baltimore McDonald’s now deliver, thanks to UberEATS

As of Monday, 44 Baltimore-area McDonald’s restaurants offer UberEATS delivery. Customers can order any McDonald’s menu item (with the exception of soft-serve ice cream cones) from their Uber rider account, the UberEATS app, or the UberEATS website. They will have ...

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