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Author Archives: Daniel Leaderman

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

CareFirst proposed premium increases unreasonable, advocates say

Health care reform advocates say a request from Maryland’s largest health insurer to increase its premiums for 2016 is based on unreasonable assumptions about the people expected to enroll for coverage in the coming year. Insurance providers submitted their proposed ...

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The Hoverbikes are coming!

It’s a move likely to please fans of “Star Wars” and one specific episode of “The Simpsons.” The U.K.-based Malloy Aeronautics just opened an office near Aberdeen Proving Ground, where it will partner with Maryland’s SURVICE Engineer Co. to develop ...

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Gazette to fold; affiliates sold

Another one bites the dust. The Gazette newspaper will shut down its Montgomery and Prince George’s County operations in early August, employees were told Friday. (FULL DISCLOSURE: The author of this post is a former Gazette reporter.) “After a comprehensive ...

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Cyber defenses crucial for law practices

Law firms can be attractive targets for hackers, in part because they handle sensitive, confidential documents such as financial records or medical histories that could easily be exploited. But firms also may not be doing enough to prevent cyberattacks, experts ...

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