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First responders to fire… an insurance company? (access required)

Wildfires are ravaging homes in southern California this week, but there are a select few homeowners who may be able to rest easy. They are clients of American International Group, Inc., which offers a Wildfire Protection Unit for 150 ZIP ...

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The art of the power breakfast (access required)

You hear a lot of talk these days about the importance of breakfast. It’s not just for nutrition’s sake anymore; it’s key to business success. The WSJ published a review of the best power breakfasts earlier this week, and the ...

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Just what does DLLR do? (access required)

Many Maryland residents don’t have a very good idea of what else the state agency that certifies elevators does, according to Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation Secretary Thomas E. Perez. Perez says this doesn’t work very well, especially for ...

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Marylanders Thinking Green? (access required)

Who wants to help support the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries? A new poll suggests most people in Maryland do. Better than four in five of the 500 residents polled on behalf of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation ...

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Wildfires bring to light new multimedia efforts (access required)

Even though the SoCal wildfires aren’t a local story, they have been on everyone’s mind these last few days. With the latest advancements in interactive technology, we are able to stay informed on even microscopic news. Here’s a roundup of ...

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I vote for more vacation days (access required)

Our executive editor pointed me in the direction of a provocative OpEd (“Making a better world, one office at a time“) by Traci Fenton that ran recently in The Baltimore Sun. Fenton’s workplace democracy platform has been gaining national attention ...

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Is $18 million too much? (access required)

The new Maryland Insurance Commissioner, Ralph S. Tyler, said Wednesday he will convene a hearing to see if the $18-plus million severance package for former CareFirst CEO William L. Jews (at right) is too much. Tyler is specifically looking to ...

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Don’t go hungry when disaster strikes (access required)

Have the wildfires in California and the recent drought gotten you thinking about impending survival situations? Want to show your support for the troops by sharing their diet? Whether you’re worried about earthquakes, tornados or blackouts, the Survival Food Store ...

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Proud to be a Firstborn (access required)

I did a quick poll today and realized that the overwhelming majority of those near and dear to me are “firstborns,” like me. And, according to Time, I’m in good company. Not only are firstborns traditionally high achievers (just think ...

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Montel hosts crowd at Lexington Market (access required)

Montel Williams’ message to citizens of his native Baltimore? Help is Here. At Lexington Market this morning, the talk show host addressed uninsured Americans’ access to prescription medicines. He rolled up with the “Help is Here Express” national bus tour, ...

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