Hopkins launches nationwide ‘long COVID’ study


There’s a lot we don’t know about so-called “long COVID,” the phenomenon in which COVID-19 patients begin to suffer from mysterious symptoms after recovering from the disease. But a web survey being conducted by a team at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg ...

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Dozens of Md. biohealth companies responding to the pandemic

A vial of the Phase 3 Novavax coronavirus vaccine is seen ready for use in the trial at St. George's University hospital in London in October. The little-known Gaithersburg company is nearing completion of its trials for the vaccine. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

When Novavax Inc. received $1.6 billion last year from the federal government to speed up testing and production of a coronavirus vaccine, some observers were incredulous. The small biotechnology firm, based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, was largely unknown and had never ...

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Consumer spending dipped 1% as winter storms raked the US

Passers-by walks near an entrance to a Gap clothing store, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in Cambridge, Mass.  Bouncing back from months of retrenchment, America’s consumers stepped up their spending by a solid 2.4% in January in a sign that the economy may be making a tentative recovery from the pandemic recession. Friday’s report from the Commerce Department also showed that personal incomes, which provide the fuel for spending, jumped 10% last month, boosted by cash payments most Americans received from the government. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

WASHINGTON — Consumers spending and personal incomes both fell sharply in February as severe winter storms disrupted shopping in many parts of the country and the government wrapped up distribution of $600 relief payments. However, both are expected rebound strongly ...

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Vireo Health closes first tranche of debt financing with eyes on Md. expansion


Vireo Health International Inc., a physician-led, science-focused multi-state cannabis company, today announced that it has closed on the first tranche of the previously-announced senior secured, delayed draw term loan with Chicago Atlantic Group, an affiliate of Green Ivy Capital, and ...

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Howard Community College President Hetherington to retire Oct. 1


Dr. Kathleen Hetherington Thursday announced plans to retire as president of Howard Community College, a post she had held for the past 14 years. Hetherington’s retirement will become effective Oct. 1. She was the first in the college’s history to ...

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Md. unemployment rate drops in February despite loss in jobs

The Maryland State House.

Maryland saw a drop in its unemployment rate to 6.2% in February despite a net loss of 700 jobs, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The state’s unemployment rate dipped ...

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Can Company adds DC restaurant HalfSmoke


HalfSmoke, a popular Washington-based casual restaurant, will open April 2 in Baltimore at 2400 Boston St. in Canton’s Can Company. The restaurant is HalfSmoke’s second location and the first to hit the Baltimore market. It features an eclectic menu for both lunch and ...

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Cummings’ Book wins NAACP Image Award

The legislation to develop trauma-informed policies is named in honor of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore. (AP File Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The book, “We’re Better Than This: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy,” by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings with James Dale won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work–Debut Author. Released by HarperCollins in September 2020, the book features a foreword by ...

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BWI adding three roundtrip flights to Myrtle Beach

02.12.14 BALTIMORE, MD- Snow removal vehicles gear up for the impending storm at the Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport's Midfield Cargo Facility.  Approximately 200 workers and 75 specialized vehicles for snow removal keep the 22.4 Million Square feet of airfield pavement clear so aircraft can safely takeoff and land at the airport. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Thursday announced it is adding three roundtrip flights to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, beginning May 23. The new service is the seventh new Southwest destination recently announced or started for BWI Marshall Airport. New Southwest Airlines service ...

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Montgomery County companies benefit from bio lab pilot project grants


The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) awarded a total of $96,430 to six small life science companies as part of its recently completed Bio Lab Pilot Project. The project was launched in 2019 to assist local growth-stage life science ...

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