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Author Archives: Staff and Wire Reports

Mobile ad firm Millennial Media to acquire TapMetrics

Millenial Media Inc., a developer of mobile advertising, said it will acquire TapMetrics, a San Francisco-based mobile analytics firm. TapMetrics’ software suite provides detailed analytics to help mobile phone application developers better manage their sales and revenue. Baltimore-based Millenial Media ...

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Builder told to pay $290K

Home at Last LLC, an Upper Marlboro-based home builder, has been ordered by the state’s Consumer Protection Division to pay $290,000 in restitution and penalties for failing to build homes paid for by consumers. The company and its principal, Jacquelyn ...

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A Monster of a deal

Alkane Inc., of Lutherville, a manufacturer and distributor of alternative fuels and additives for motor vehicles, said it signed a sponsorship deal with JD Motorsports LLC to feature its Monster Diesel product name on a race car in at least ...

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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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