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NEWS SUMMARY – Updated 1:50 p.m.

Updated items in italics. Lockheed Completes $510 Million Control Systems SaleBethesda-based Lockheed Martin Corp. announced today that it has completed the sale of its Control Systems business to BAE SYSTEMS North America, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, ...

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Solving Howard St. Traffic Puzzle

<TAB>As Baltimore’s West Side redevelopment inches forward, city officials and merchants are puzzling over how best to renovate Howard Street, one of the district’s main commercial corridors, to attract more business to the area.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Last week, the Market Center Merchants Association, which represents more than 300 West Side retailers and developers, met with the city’s transportation planning department to review options for improving vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

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Office Services Venture Hits Internet

Software company Workspeed Inc. said it has teamed up with some of the largest U.S. real estate companies to launch the first Internet service to help landlords manage every aspect of building maintenance, from changing light bulbs to servicing the air conditioning.

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United Airlines’ Flight Attendants Seek Wage Hike, Citing Pilots’ Raises

The United Airlines flight attendants union — concerned about recent working conditions and eyeing record pay gains won by United’s pilots — plans to ask management for industry-leading wages in a meeting today, union officials said. <@SM><@SM><TAB>The contract for the Association of Flight Attendants, which represents 25,000 flight attendants at the world’s largest airline, does not open for renegotiations until 2006.

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