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2U to open new headquarters in Lanham

2U Inc., a technology-enabled education headquartered in Landover, is moving its headquarters to Lanham to accommodate its growing workforce, as it is targeting the creation of more than 900 jobs in the county in the next five years. The company is leasing ...

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Comcast Business’ Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs competition returns

PHILADELPHIA — Comcast Business announced Tuesday that the company will seek out the nation’s most innovative startup companies and entrepreneurs for the third straight year to participate in its Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs competition. Current and aspiring business owners can enter the competition ...

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Gun rights advocates, lawmakers hold rally in Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS — Gun advocacy groups and several state lawmakers held a Second Amendment protection rally in Annapolis on Tuesday. “We’re showing there’s grassroots support,” said John Mountjoy, vice president of advocacy group Maryland Shall Issue. “The goal is to communicate ...

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Baltimore homicide rate falls in January after deadly 2015

Baltimore’s homicide rate fell in January for the first time since unrest in April. Media outlets report that that the city recorded 14 killings in January. That’s less than half of the 33 homicides in December and lower than the ...

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Comptroller suspends processing of more Liberty tax returns

Maryland has stopped processing tax returns from 16 more Liberty Tax Service franchises over questions returns. Comptroller Peter Franchot said in a news release on Tuesday that his office has also suspended processing of returns from three private tax preparers. ...

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Sinclair announces $500,000 broadcast diversity scholarship fund

Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. announced Tuesday a $500,000 scholarship fund to help minority students finance their undergraduate studies related to broadcast television.  Scholarships will be available to students studying broadcasting or journalism. “This fund complements our existing widespread internship ...

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Youfit to open new Baltimore location

Youfit, an eco-friendly, member-focused chain of health clubs, is opening its second Baltimore-area location at 1201 W. Pratt St., joining its Randallstown facility. The Pratt Street location will feature 18,000 square-feet of space and offer weight-training equipment and express circuit ...

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Md. man: ‘Truth will set me free’ in Va. girl’s murder

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Seventh-grader Nicole Madison Lovell was stabbed to death the same day she climbed out her bedroom window, by a Virginia Tech student who got help both before and after the crime, authorities said Tuesday. David Eisenhauer of ...

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FRB terminates agreement with Severn Bancorp

Severn Bancorp Inc., parent company of Severn Savings Bank, FSB, announced Tuesday that the company was informed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond that the formal written agreement between the Company and FRB dated Nov. 23, 2009 was terminated, effective Jan. 21. ...

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