The federal government last week released a new five-star rating system for home health agencies, hoping to bring clarity to a fast-growing but fragmented corner of the medical industry where it’s often difficult to distinguish good from bad. Medicare applied ...Read More »
In business, Orioles already winners
The club released data showing significant increases in attendance, television ratings and merchandise sales.
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Raters of the liberal arts
Reasons you should ignore the U.S. News college rankings.
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3 agencies give thumbs-up to Md. bond sale
All three U.S. bond-rating agencies — Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s Investors and Fitch Ratings — have reaffirmed Maryland’s AAA bond rating in preparation for an upcoming sale of $435 million in general obligation bonds at the Board of Public Works meeting on July 24.
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NBC to break even, not lose money on Olympics
NEW YORK — Viewer excitement about the Olympics is translating into gold for NBC: The broadcaster now expects to break even on the London Games rather than take a loss. “We are way ahead of where we thought we’d be,” ...
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Maryland’s Triple A bond rating affirmed
ANNAPOLIS — Three bond rating agencies have affirmed Maryland’s Triple A bond rating. Treasurer Nancy Kopp made the announcement Wednesday. She says the state will sell up to $485 million in general obligation bonds on March 9. The state uses ...
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Better Business Bureau’s rating system attacked
The Better Business Bureau’s rating system has come under attack for being little more than a “pay-to-play” system that gives higher grades to those paying an annual fee. An ABC News investigation took issue with how the consumer advocacy group ...
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What a difference Jay Leno makes
I know I’ve already blogged about this so I’ll keep it short and sweet. The January sweeps television ratings came out this week, and once again WJZ (Baltimore’s CBS affiliate) is riding high with the No. 1-rated nightly newscast. WJZ’s ...
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Oprah Winfrey may be off broadcast airwaves next year, but her next venture into cable makes Silver Spring-based Discovery Communications Inc. a big winner. Winfrey’s announcement last week that she would be ending her talk show after 25 years next ...
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Jay Leno Show in Baltimore, desperate to boost ratings
So how bad is Jay Leno’s new show? It’s so bad, a broadcast consultant told me he’s been calling local stations to try and assuage their fears about ratings. (In my story on television news, I wrote about the “Leno ...
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