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Author Archives: Nick Stern

Digital payments making inroads in some legal communities

The payments landscape is fast evolving to accommodate new digital forms of currency. From Venmo, PayPal and Square to digitally native cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Zcash, the new-fangled payment options provide more ways for people to pay one another ...

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Amid pandemic, community colleges helping workers upgrade skills

When the pandemic first hit, community colleges throughout the state had to make a hard and fast pivot from a predominantly in-class learning environment to mostly online. Teachers and students had trepidations going into the “new normal,” but to Minah ...

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PSC ponders BGE’s rate freeze through end of 2022

Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. (BGE) has stepped up to offer a new multi-year plan that would freeze rates through the end of 2022 while investing billions in the electric grid and natural gas system.

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Lower trading commissions and fees bring new opportunities for investors

If you haven’t noticed lately, free or low-cost trading fees have rapidly become the norm in the industry. The shift toward low-to-no-fee trading commissions has been going on for decades but began in earnest in 2013 as robo-adviser Robinhood launched ...

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Bank leaders point to solid business conditions ahead for 2020

The national unemployment rate is at a 50-year low, and at 3.6%, the unemployment rate in Maryland is at an 11-year low. The stock market has been booming — Nasdaq recently hit a new all-time high, as did the Dow ...

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For Maryland nursing students, job prospects are bright

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After students are accepted into one of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing programs, faculty invite them back to the school to prepare for their upcoming training. In the midst of these preparations, Marie Nolan, a professor and vice dean at the ...

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