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Author Archives: Staff and Wire Reports

Under Armour inks Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps and Baltimore-based sports apparel maker Under Armour Inc. have reached a three-year deal, the first major sponsor the Olympic swimmer has signed since his image suffered last year. Phelps, 24, was photographed last winter at a party holding ...

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Md. environmental buffer rules tightened

The Maryland Critical Area Commission will shortly finalize new regulations to establish comprehensive procedures and standards for development inside the Critical Area Buffer. Nearly a year in the making, the new rules will require stricter protection, restoration and enhancement of ...

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Maryland retains AAA rating

Maryland has retained its Triple A rating – the highest possible – from all three bond rating agencies, in preparation for the sale of approximately $600 million of general obligation bonds on Wednesday. The Maryland State Treasurer’s office said the ...

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Constellation Energy to fund solar projects

Constellation Energy Group announced it has committed $90 million to support the development of commercial solar energy systems. In order to maximize the value of government renewable energy incentives, the $90 million set-aside will be available for customer-sited solar installations ...

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Carroll County to mediate stinky-farm dispute

Carroll County officials have put together a committee to hear a dispute between the proprietors of an organic farm and neighbors who say it smells bad. Phil and Victoria Snader are the owners of Enviro-Organic Technologies Inc. in Marston. They ...

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News briefs – Legal edition

Developer’s contributions trigger complaint A watchdog group has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against a Maryland developer. The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington complaint is against Edward St. John and six of his employees. A ...

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News briefs – Business edition

Pension loss cited An audit has found that the agency that runs a voluntary retirement plan for Maryland state employees failed to adequately disclose a $48 million loss in the market value of a conservative investment pool. The audit released ...

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News briefs- Business edition

Integral sees profit Integral Systems Inc., of Columbia, a provider and operator of satellite ground control systems, reaffirmed its fiscal 2009 profit prediction and projected results for fiscal 2010. Integral said it still expects to post a fiscal 2009 profit ...

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News briefs- Legal edition

Marine to plead guilty in fake heroism case A Marine sergeant charged with faking battle injuries to get freebies intended for wounded warriors will plead guilty, a Marine Corps spokeswoman said Monday. Sgt. David W. Budwah, 34, of Springhill, La., ...

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