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Amazon lawsuit against Pentagon seen as an uphill fight

FILE - This March 27, 2008, aerial file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a huge cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the decision. Amazon’s competitive bid for the “war cloud” drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business rivals. ((AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Amazon.com will likely argue that meddling by President Donald Trump cost the company a cloud-computing contract worth as much as $10 billion as it seeks to overturn a Pentagon decision to award the work to arch-rival Microsoft. Yet Amazon faces ...

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Md. startup economy stakeholders looking beyond TEDCO

Mike Gill, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.  (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Maryland retains strong assets that can make it a hub of startup economic activity, despite the recent setbacks suffered by the state agency designated to spur that innovation. Stakeholders have had mixed reaction to legislation that created oversight at TEDCO, the ...

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4th Circuit calls Amazon fulfiller, not seller, in Md. product liability case

Packages ride on a conveyor system at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Amazon cannot be held liable for selling an allegedly defective product when the online purchasing site merely helped complete the purchase between the buyer and manufacturer, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in excusing the web-based company of liability for ...

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Most Amazon brands are duds, not disrupters, study finds

People stand in the lobby of Amazon offices in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

The explosion of Amazon.com Inc.’s private-label products — batteries, baby wipes, jeans, tortilla chips, sofas — has prompted concern that the world’s biggest online retailer could use its clout to promote these house brands at the expense of merchants selling ...

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Maryland universities propose new programs

The Towson University campus. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

Maryland universities are creating new academic programs they say could help the state adapt to a changing innovation economy and help meet needs for tomorrow’s educators. The Education Policy and Student Life committee of the University System of Maryland’s Board ...

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