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Sep 16, 2021

For hotels, business travel still in the doldrums, report says

Business travel revenue for hotels in Maryland and the nation took a huge hit in 2020. The year 2021 may be even worse. The hotel industry is projected to end 2021 down more than $59 billion in business travel revenue compared to 2019, according to a new report released Wednesday by the American Hotel & […]

Jun 28, 2021

Incoming Southwest CEO: No change on bag, flight change fees

If you fly out of Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, chances are pretty good you’ll be on a Southwest Airlines flight. After all, Southwest is far and away the dominant carrier at BWI. So you may be interested in comments recently made by soon-to-be Southwest CEO Bob Jordan and outgoing CEO Gary Kelly in […]

Apr 1, 2021

Another divide when it comes to vaccine attitudes

Much has been written, understandably so, about the fault lines in U.S. society between those willing and often eager to take the COVID-19 vaccine and those disinclined to do so. The divides fall across racial lines. Black Americans, suspicious of the medical establishment for well-documented historical reasons, initially were skeptical, an attitude that seems to […]

Jul 9, 2020

Young Black leaders explore structural racism, leadership, Baltimore’s challenges

The insights of four native Baltimoreans led to a provocative hour-long discussion on structural racism, Baltimore's challenges and the path to a better future.

Apr 27, 2020

Regenerative medicine startup LifeSprout raises $28.5 million

LifeSprout, a regenerative medicine startup founded at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has raised $28.5 million in a Series A fundraising round, the company announced Monday.

Apr 6, 2020

Md. leases two ice rinks to serve as temporary morgues

Maryland has leased two ice rinks to serve as morgues as it prepares for COVID-19 deaths to escalate, state Health Secretary Robert “Bobby” Neall told the University System of Maryland Board of Regents Monday. “On the grim side, I leased two skating rinks last week for makeshift morgues, so you know what’s coming,” Neall told […]

Apr 3, 2020

Who’s hiring in Maryland during COVID-19 pandemic

While many businesses have been forced to shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are some industries that are in need of extra staff. While retail, hospitality and restaurant jobs have been particularly hard hit, jobs in health care and critical retail positions such as grocery stores and drug stores are hiring. Click here to […]

Apr 1, 2020

Share your photos with us

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, most offices are closed and we are all adjusting to working from home. The Daily Record invites you to share photos of your home office — and of any special buddies who might be helping you in your new workspace. Please send a description, including the names of any “assistants.” Share […]

Mar 31, 2020

Md. insurance regulator issues guidance for providers on COVID-19

The Maryland Insurance Administration has issued a bulletin on frequently asked questions health care providers may have regarding state insurance regulations for COVID-19 services. The bulletin details what insurance plans are subject to emergency regulations issued by the agency. It also answers questions about cost-sharing waivers and questions about prior authorization for testing for or [&hel[...]

Mar 19, 2020

USM universities go to online learning, no in-person graduations

The University System of Maryland, which includes most of the state’s public universities, will move all undergraduate learning online for the rest of the spring semester, Chancellor Jay Perman announced during a special Board of Regents meeting Thursday. The universities will also not “hold traditional in-person graduation ceremonies” Perman announced. Gov. Larry Hogan had earli[...]

Mar 18, 2020

Md. dentists’ association recommends limiting non-essential visits

Maryland’s dentists are being advised to suspend all non-essential procedures for at least three weeks during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Maryland State Dental Association said its suggestion followed the guidance of the American Dental Association and the Maryland Department of Health. “In light of the rapidly growing developments regarding official responses to the coronavirus, the [&hell[...]

Mar 12, 2020

Health Care Heroes application deadline extended

The application deadline for The Daily Record’s Health Care Heroes event has been extended. For those individuals and organizations that were nominated you have until April 1 to complete the application. Applications will be reviewed by the judges to select the winners. An awards celebration is scheduled for June 25 at the Sheraton Baltimore North […]

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