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CareFirst launches initiative to transform workforce & workplace experience

The Carefirst Building in Owings Mills. MF-D 3/14/02.

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, a not-for-profit and the largest health care company in the mid-Atlantic region, Wednesday announced the next phase of a reimagined employee and workplace experience strategy. The plan, which results from an extensive analysis and design process, allows ...

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Continental Realty lands 27 properties on Top Rated list

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Twenty-seven multifamily communities owned and managed by Baltimore-based Continental Realty Corporation nationwide have earned a “Top Rated Community” ranking in an annual survey sponsored by ApartmentRatings.com. Included in the list are 16 properties in Maryland. To earn this distinction, a ...

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February home sales climbed in suburban Md. region, report shows

An "I'm Taken" placard rests on a real estate for sale sign outside a home, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. U.S. long-term mortgage rates declined this week to record low levels for the 15th time this year against the backdrop of an economy ravaged by the pandemic. Mortgage finance giant Freddie Mac said Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, that the average rate on the 30-year fixed-rate home loan fell to 2.67% from 2.71% last week. A year ago, the benchmark rate stood at 3.73%. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The number of units sold climbed up in February throughout the suburban Maryland region, according to the Long & Foster Real Estate Market Minute Report. Frederick County had the largest jump with an 18% rise, followed by Prince George’s County ...

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Merritt acquires abandoned GM Whitemarsh property for redevelopment

Located off Interstate I-95 near Interstate 695, the 56-acre project will be known as White Marsh Interchange Park. (Submitted Image)

Merritt Properties plans a major redevelopment project at the abandoned General Motors site in White Marsh, a plan that would create hundreds of jobs and reverse what had been one of Baltimore County’s most disappointing economic setbacks of recent years. ...

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Overstimulated? Stocks soar 75% in historic 12-month run

FILE - In this Wednesday Trader Phyllis Arena Woods works on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor on March 10. A year earlier, a free fall for the stock market suddenly ended, ushering in one of its greatest runs. (Nicole Pereira/New York Stock Exchange via AP)

It was one year ago that the terrifying free fall for the stock market suddenly ended, ushering in one of its greatest runs. On March 23, 2020, the S&P 500 fell 2.9%. In all, the index dropped nearly 34% in ...

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Lockheed Martin, Omnispace explore space-based 5G global network

A crowd that included Air Force leadership, congressional representatives and senators, executives and plant personnel from the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corporation attended a ceremony dedicating the delivery of the final F-22 Raptor in Marietta, Ga., May 2. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek)

Omnispace LLC and Bethesda-based global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin Tuesday entered into a strategic interest agreement to explore jointly developing 5G capability from space. The proposed global 5G standards-based non-terrestrial network (NTN) would offer commercial, enterprise and government devices ubiquitous ...

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Howard County terminates ICE contract

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Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Tuesday announced that the Howard County Department of Corrections gave notice March 19 of its intent to terminate the contract with the U.S. Immigration and  Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency, under which the Department housed detainees ...

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Bestpass acquires Md. Motor Truck Association toll management program

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Bestpass, the comprehensive payment platform provider that is the leader in toll management solutions for commercial fleets, recently acquired the Maryland Motor Truck Association (MMTA) toll management program, adding more than 400 commercial fleets to its customer base. Since MMTA ...

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Md. accepting claims, issuing payments for extended federal unemployment insurance programs

The Maryland State House.

Gov. Larry Hogan Tuesday announced the Maryland Department of Labor has begun accepting claims and issuing payments for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Unemployment Emergency Compensation (PEUC), Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), and Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) federal ...

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