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Baltimore recovery funds require businesses to pledge not to sue (access required)

If a riot-damaged business wants a recovery grant or loan from the Baltimore Development Corp. it first has to agree not to sue the city over damages it incurred. The BDC, a 501(c)3 private corporation that contracts with the city ...

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Richard Eberhart Hall: Why smart growth strengthens rural areas (access required)

Maryland is a great, compact and diverse state — some call it “America in miniature.” It is important that we work together and celebrate that diversity as one Maryland, not to opportunistically pit one region of the state against the other.

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U.S. builder confidence dips amid budget impasse

U.S. homebuilders are feeling less confident in the housing market, reflecting their uncertainty over the budget impasse in Washington. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Wednesday fell to 55 in October. That’s down from a ...

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Sandy recovery plan includes Smith Island buyouts

PRINCESS ANNE — A draft plan for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in Somerset County includes $1 million for property buyouts on Smith Island, despite local officials’ opposition. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that Housing and Community Development Secretary Raymond ...

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