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Comcast chair Snider to speak at UMD

Ed Snider, chairman of Comcast Spectacor and founder and owner of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, will be the guest speaker for the BB&T Colloquium on Capitalism, Ethics, and Leadership hosted by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business Tuesday at 6 ...

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Court rules Batmobile entitled to copyright protection

SAN FRANCISCO — Batman won’t have to worry about Batmobile knockoffs after a federal appeals court ruled the caped crusader’s vehicle is entitled to copyright protection. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday the Batmobile’s bat-like appearance and ...

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Greco joins Sparrows Point as VP

Sparrows Point Terminal LLC, one of the largest privately owned water front logistics and manufacturing multimodal sites in North America, has named Joseph M. Greco Sr. as its vice president of commercial & trade development.  Joe will join the project ...

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Md. education firm to offer stock

Landover-based education technology company 2U Inc. announced Wednesday that it has commenced a proposed public offering of shares of its common stock, which includes 3.1 million shares offered by the Company and 400,000 shares offered by the selling stockholders named in ...

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Broadcasting deal sends Terps’ games worldwide

WMUC-FM (88.1), the student-run, non-commercial radio station licensed to the University of Maryland, College Park, announced a partnership with Rabble.TV Wednesday to broadcast radio coverage of Terrapins’ athletic events. WMUC broadcasts 13 sports live on location and hosts more than ...

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Fire truck strikes St. Mary’s County sheriff at crash scene

LEONARDTOWN — Authorities in southern Maryland say the St. Mary’s County sheriff was struck by a firetruck while helping at the scene of a crash in Leonardtown. Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Jennifer Stone said Sheriff Timothy Cameron was providing care to ...

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Volkswagen CEO steps down, takes responsibility for scandal

BERLIN — Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn stepped down Wednesday, days after admitting that the world’s top-selling carmaker had rigged diesel emissions to pass U.S. tests during his tenure. In a statement, Winterkorn took responsibility for the “irregularities” found in diesel ...

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Annapolis tech firm lands $68 million DOD contract extension

The Department of Defense has awarded Annapolis-based TeleCommunication Systems Inc. a competitive five-year contract extension valued at about $68 million, the company announced Wednesday. Telecommunication Systems will develop a cybersecurity curriculum and train defense workers under the contract, which includes a ...

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Microsoft Office update emphasizes collaboration

SAN FRANCISCO  — Microsoft has released a major update for Office, one of its most successful software products, with new features that reflect the company’s effort to adapt to shifts in how people use computers and software. The updated versions ...

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Inmate, 2 others indicted in plot to fly drone over prison

CUMBERLAND — Corrections officials say an inmate serving a life sentence for conspiracy to murder is one of three men indicted in an alleged plot to use a drone to fly contraband into a prison. Forty-three-year-old Charles Brooks, an inmate ...

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