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C. Fraser Smith: Lining up the pieces for gambling deal

Gambling, soon to become Maryland’s core industry, has already won a major convert – Gov. Martin O’Malley. Appropriately skeptical of relying on games of chance to finance government, the governor has recently become the most visible advocate for more of ...

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Week in review – 6/22/12: Ships set sale in city

Ships set sale in city As the nearly 40 tall ships and naval vessels that filled Baltimore’s harbor for the last week departed earlier this week, area businesses continued to have something to celebrate: a boost to their bottom lines. ...

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Google buys maker of Quickoffice mobile app

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is escalating its rivalry with Microsoft with the purchase of Quickoffice, the maker of a widely used mobile application for working on documents created in Microsoft’s programs for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. The deal announced ...

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Maryland mergers and acquisitions surge in 1Q

Bucking a national trend, Maryland mergers and acquisitions rose almost 25 percent in the first quarter of 2012 compared with the last quarter of 2011, with the increase largely driven by the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical sector. According to data ...

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SXC Health to buy Catalyst in $4.4B deal

SXC Health Solutions Corp. plans to buy fellow pharmacy benefits manger Catalyst Health Solutions Inc. in a deal worth more than $4 billion, less than a month after competitor Express Scripts Inc. closed a $29.1 billion acquisition. SXC Health said ...

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Robert L. Johnson unveils major deal

Robert L. Johnson, chairman of the Bethesda-based RLJ Cos. and founder of Black Entertainment Television, announced plans for a subsidiary to acquire Image Entertainment Inc., of Chatsworth, Calif., and Silver Spring-based Acorn Media Group Inc. to create RLJ Entertainment Inc., ...

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