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Author Archives: Zach Kram

Auto training network hopes to bolster independent service shops

It’s not a cornfield in Iowa, but that doesn’t stop Brent Berman, the director of Federal-Mogul’s “Garage Gurus” network, from describing the company’s new location in Linthicum Heights with a maxim from “Field of Dreams”: “If you build it, they ...

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Baltimore restaurants aim for a rebound from post-riot blues

More than two months after the Baltimore riots and ensuing curfew, local restaurants are still searching for ways to rebound financially and recover lost revenues. The lost profits for owners and wages for employees have already been incurred, but the ...

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Gunpowder Cove customers surprised, saddened by marina closure

“Launch ramp closed,” reads a sign next to the water at the Gunpowder Cove marina in Joppa. At the end of this season, that launch ramp will be joined by the rest of the marina. Customers received a letter earlier ...

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Debate over Clean Water Rule comes to the Chesapeake

In the midst of a Congressional debate over the Obama administration’s extension of clean water regulations, local environmental activists and business owners gathered Wednesday to celebrate the Clean Water Rule’s impact on Maryland’s harbors and waterways. The Environmental Protection Agency ...

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SmartAsset’s best Md. stocks list has Baltimore flair

Thanks to strong performances from its well-known companies, Maryland has provided some of the best bang for investors’ bucks over the past five years, according to a new analysis by financial technology company SmartAsset. With prominent companies headquartered in the ...

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ACE agrees to buy Chubb, create larger global insurance company

In one of the largest-ever deals between insurance companies, ACE Limited has agreed to buy Chubb Corp. for $28.3 billion, creating a combined entity that promises to be one of the world’s biggest property-casualty insurers. The combined operation will still ...

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