Legislation introduced that gives up to $36M tax break to Maryland Live casino for hotel and conference center

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Maryland Live owner The Cordish Cos. is poised to receive up to a $36 million tax break after legislation was introduced at Monday night’s County Council meeting that would negate property taxes for a proposed hotel and conference center.

In lieu of paying those yearly property taxes, The Cordish…

fromhttp://www.baltimoresun.com/business/ac-cn-county-council-1017-story.html

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Health exchange works to counter confusion over Obamacare

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Major last-minute changes at the federal level to the Affordable Care Act and additional rate increases at the state level threaten to undermine enrollment in health insurance this year, but Maryland health exchange officials are sticking to a goal of signing up at least as many people as last…

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Horseshoe Casino labor contract take effect this month

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A group of five unions successfully unionized for about 1,000 workers at the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, negotiating a contract that took effect this month.

Leaders of Unite Here Local 7 said they plan to unveil details Thursday of the first union contract ratified at Horseshoe. The union local,…

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Handicapped drivers must pay for parking in Mount Vernon beginning Oct. 30

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Drivers with disabilities will be required to pay for parking in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood beginning Oct. 30 — the fourth expansion of the city’s ProjectSPACE program, designed to combat the abuse of disability placards.

Forty single-space parking spots will be reserved for drivers…

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The rise of electric vehicles and the fall of gas engines is a matter of when, not if

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Electric vehicles no longer seem like a futuristic fever dream, but they remain a rarity on most American city streets, accounting for less than one percent of the nation’s auto sales, according to the automotive website Edmunds.com.

Yet, when future auto historians look back, they may pinpoint…

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Baltimore County, Tradepoint Atlantic seek $25M federal grant

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Tradepoint Atlantic and the Baltimore County government are hoping to land a $25 million grant that would help pay to upgrade the marine port at the industrial campus in Sparrows Point.

The money could come from a federal program that funds transportation projects that can help with economic development.

fromhttp://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-md-co-grant-tradepoint-20171016-story.html

Predicting the death of the mall, one J.C. Penney at a time

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Back in February, J.C. Penney said it planned to close down about 140 struggling stores. That might be just the beginning.

Analysts at System2 LLC, a big-data startup, have identified another 197 stores at risk. The outlets — from San Bernardino, California to a suburb of Omaha, Nebraska — have…

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