Hogan submits $74M supplemental budget focused on Md. employee bonuses

Gov. Larry Hogan speaks Nov. 10, 2020 in Annapolis. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

Gov. Larry Hogan Monday submitted a $74.1 million supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2022 that provides a $1,000 bonus for all state employees. These bonuses are made possible in part by the early and aggressive budget actions taken last year ...

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Landmark Theater to rebrand, reopen as Harbor East Cinemas


Harbor East Management Group and Flagship Premium Cinemas Monday announced they will renovate and rebrand the former Landmark Theaters in Harbor East, Baltimore’s upscale shopping and dining district, to reopen as Harbor East Cinemas. Local theater chain Flagship Premium Cinemas ...

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Masks on but not much else; Baltimore strip clubs reopen after COVID shutdown


BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s strippers are back to the grind after the city lifted a pandemic-related shutdown of gentlemen’s clubs. City strip clubs were allowed to reopen Friday after a prolonged closure of nearly three months. The city’s order allowing strip ...

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Book on disgraced Baltimore Police task force to be made into TV show


BALTIMORE — A book about the Baltimore Police Department’s disgraced Gun Trace Task Force will be made into a television show. The Baltimore Sun reported last week that HBO is making a six-episode miniseries based on the book by Sun ...

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CRN Names Towson’s Web Works to 2021 MSP 500 List


Web Works Inc., a Towson-based IT sales, service and managed services company, Monday announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Web Works to its 2021 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. ...

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Quantum computing startup IonQ announces $2B SPAC merger


College Park-headquartered Quantum computing startup IonQ Monday announced a $2 billion merger with dMY Technology Group Inc. III, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC). The startup formed in 2015 by Chris Monroe and Jungsang Kim based on 25 years of pioneering research ...

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Md. liquor bills hit roadblocks in the House

One of the bills rejected by a Maryland House committee would have allowed beer and wine sales in grocery stores in areas that are regarded as food deserts. (AP Photo/John Gress)

Two liquor bills that would expand the sale of alcohol in Maryland were struck down by a House of Delegates subcommittee on Friday. The first of the two bills, both of which were sponsored by Del. Lily Qi, D-Montgomery, would have ...

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US consumers eased off credit card borrowing in January

FILE - This Aug. 11, 2019 file photo shows Visa credit cards in New Orleans. Borrowing by Americans fell in January 2021 for the first time in five months, as a big drop in the use of credit cards offset increases in auto loans and student loans. The Federal Reserve reported Friday, March 5, 2021 that consumer borrowing fell by $1.3 billion in January, the first setback since a $9 billion decline in August. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

WASHINGTON — Borrowing by Americans fell in January for the first time in five months, as a big drop in the use of credit cards offset increases in auto loans and student loans. The Federal Reserve reported Friday that consumer ...

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US trade deficit up 1.9% in January on record goods imports

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, cargo cranes are used to take containers off of a Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation boat at the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Wash.  The Commerce Department said Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, the U.S. trade deficit jumped to $68.1 billion in November as a surge in imports overwhelmed a smaller increase in exports. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

SILVER SPRING — The level of imported goods to the U.S. in January reached unprecedented levels and pushed the trade deficit 1.9% higher as the coronavirus pandemic continues to distort global commerce. The gap between the goods and services the ...

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