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Stock Fraud Defendant Indicted in Hitman Plot on Judge

<TAB>A former brokerage executive jailed on stock fraud charges has been indicted in New York for allegedly hiring a hitman to kill the Manhattan judge hearing his case.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Stuart Winkler, 47, of Morganville, N.J., arranged with a fellow inmate in June to have State Supreme Court Justice Leslie Crocker Snyder slain, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday. He pleaded innocent to murder conspiracy and criminal solicitation.

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<b><u>FINANCE</u></b><@SM><@SM><TAB><b>Fannie Mae</b> announced that <i>Frank B. Coakley</i> has joined the company as director of its Baltimore Partnership Office. Coakley replaces <i>David K. Elam</i>, who assumed the position of vice president of housing and community development in Fannie Mae

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State Loan Program Gives Small Businesses Extra Boost

Vivian Cidney Banks, 39, had been styling hair at her leased salon on Fulton Avenue for five years and was ready to expand into her own building, so she bought a bigger one last year on Franklin Town Road in West Baltimore. But what she wasn’t prepared for was the $86,000 price tag for renovations.

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NEWS SUMMARY –UPDATED 2:40 P.M.

Advertising.com Picks A PresidentAdvertising.com, Inc., a new media advertising and technology company based in Baltimore, today said Peter Daboll had been named president and chief operating officer. Advertising.com offers Internet-enabled advertising through a variety of electronic media. “As Advertising.com continues ...

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OPINION: Grant Parity to Ticket Sellers!

<TAB>Imagine this scenario: You invite a client and her husband to join you and your wife for an Orioles game. You are looking forward to a wonderful evening watching baseball under the stars when your client calls and cancels at the last minute. <@SM><@SM><TAB>After everyone in your office declines your generous offer to join you at the game, you decide to try to sell the extra pair of tickets to passersby on the street as you and your wife stroll to Camden Yards. You timidly announce to the crowd,

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Rite Aid’s Top Executive Miller Has Dealt With Adversity Before

CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) — Long before troubled Rite Aid Corp. recruited him to be its new chief executive officer, Robert G. Miller knew how it felt to head a company that some people were labeling a near “dead duck.”<@SM><@SM><TAB>As CEO of Fred Meyer Inc. in the mid-1990s, Miller faced analysts’ dire assessments that his 131-store chain might be finished after an 88-day grocery-clerks strike hurt its public image and cost the company $60 million in revenue.

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