Author Archives: Daniel Leaderman

Daniel Leaderman covers health care, higher education, and technology.

Sagamore, neighborhood groups unveil nearly $40M community benefits agreement

Tom Geddes, ceo of plank industries speaking at the announcement of the long term partnership and community benefits agreement between sagamore development and the SB6 Coalition. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

Leaders of community groups in six south Baltimore neighborhoods and the developer of the $5.5 billion Port Covington project have agreed to a partnership that will pour tens of millions of dollars into those communities over the next decades, officials announced ...

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Chauffeurs, other apps cash in on post-Pokemon economy

Sarah Boutwell plays the augmented-reality smartphone game Pokémon Go at the Capitol in Austin, Texas,  Monday July 11, 2016. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

The ongoing, free-form experiment in human nature and social behavior that is the Pokemon Go mobile game appears to be spawning new entrepreneurial efforts. An enterprising Hampden resident claims to be selling his services on Craigslist as a Pokemon Go chauffeur, offering ...

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Md. cannabis company pledges $20M for research

A marijuana plant being grown for propagation thrives under artificial light March 30, 2000, at a home near Vancouver, Canada.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

One of the companies that’s hoping to grow medical marijuana in Maryland has promised $20 million dollars to support cannabis research. That’s assuming, of course, that the company is granted the license it’s applied for — state regulators are expected to approve the ...

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Officials: proposed Md. insurance premiums hike too high

Companies selling health insurance on Maryland’s individual market have asked state regulators to increase their premium rates for 2017, but some health care experts say the carriers’ assumptions about the rising cost of hospital care are off base. Insurers project ...

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