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Sep 16, 2014

Cardin briefs civil rights leaders on racial profiling bill

Members of civil rights organizations met in Washington on Tuesday to discuss a strategy for passing the End Racial Profiling Act, a bill that lays out a national, comprehensive approach to end racial discrimination by the nation’s law enforcement.

Jul 18, 2014

5 former NFL players sue union over concussions

Five former NFL players, including six-time Pro Bowl defensive end Neil Smith, are suing the union for not providing accurate information about the risk of head injuries.

Jul 11, 2014

GE Capital refinances company’s loan

GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services, a Bethesda-based lender to the U.S. health care middle market, said it provided a $10 million senior secured term loan to OraMetrix Inc., a provider of technology to improve the quality of orthodontic care.

Jun 30, 2014

T. Rowe closes fund to new investors

T. Rowe Price, of Baltimore, an investment management company, announced it has closed its Capital Appreciation Fund for the first time to new investors because market appreciation and an influx of money threaten to make the fund too unwieldy for efficient management.

May 22, 2014

FBI, DEA to start recording interviews of suspects

Agents from the FBI and some other federal law enforcement agencies will soon begin recording interviews of suspects in custody under a new Justice Department directive that reverses long-standing policy, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday.

May 19, 2014

‘Way’ to go: Burger King alters its 40-year-old slogan

Burger King is scrapping its 40-year-old "Have It Your Way" slogan in favor of the more personal "Be Your Way."

May 19, 2014

UM gets major rotorcraft endowment

The University of Maryland announced that Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., of Stratford, Conn., along with its parent company, United Technologies Corp., have pledged $1 million to endow a fund to create the Igor Sikorsky Distinguished Professorship in Rotorcraft at UM's A. James Clark School of Engineering.

May 15, 2014

OpGen launches microbe detection test

OpGen Inc., of Gaithersburg, a molecular diagnostics provider, said it has developed a new test that can quickly and reliably identify patients at risk for harboring serious disease-causing microbes that can resist even the strongest antibiotics.

May 14, 2014

Insurance tax credits going unused?

Benn Ray is exactly the kind of person government officials had in mind when designing the small business premium tax credit, which he could apply toward his share of his employees’ health insurance premiums.

May 11, 2014

Committee redrafts rules for lawyers at bail

The incoming head of the Maryland District Court urged the state’s lawyers Friday to sign up to represent indigent arrestees at initial bail hearings — for free, if possible, or at a compensation rate of $50 per hour.

May 7, 2014

T. Rowe launches new high-risk fund

T. Rowe Price, a Baltimore-based, global investment management company, announced the launch of a new mutual fund, the Credit Opportunities Fund.

Apr 29, 2014

U.S. consumer confidence dips in April

U.S. consumer confidence fell in April over concerns about hiring and business conditions, even though many people foresee a strengthening economy in the months ahead.

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