Sinclair Broadcast may have little wiggle room to grow after Tribune breakup

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After the collapse of its long-planned acquisition of Tribune Media, Sinclair Broadcast Group is expected to have its hands full defending itself against both a $1 billion lawsuit filed by its former merger partner and allegations it misrepresented itself before federal regulators.

In the short…

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Maryland’s unemployment rate stays constant in July at 4.3 percent

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The unemployment rate in July in Maryland was 4.3 percent, unchanged from recent months and up from 4.1 percent a year ago, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

That’s relatively the same as the national rate, which dipped .1 percentage point from…

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Stanley Black & Decker relaunches Craftsman tool brand in stores besides Sears

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Soon after Stanley Black & Decker bought the well-known Craftsman brand from Sears Holdings last year, it embarked on what it says is a ground-up remake of the tool line, hoping to revitalize a name that had languished alongside the struggling department store.

Stanley has spent the past 18 months…

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Scary, huh? Halloween candy is popping up already on grocery shelves

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In the neon-lit maze of the modern-day grocery store, the temperature is always chilly, strawberries never go out of season, and the Halloween season starts as early as August.

Stroll the seasonal section at an area Giant and see them on the shelves: Spooky Hershey’s Kisses and marshmallow cats….

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Well-known ‘Sun’ signage comes off newspaper’s former Calvert Street headquarters

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Signage that long announced The Baltimore Sun’s presence near the city’s downtown core — reading “THE SUN” in massive letters visible from the Jones Falls Expressway — came down Thursday from atop the newspaper’s former headquarters on Calvert Street, bound for storage.

When Tribune Co. spun off…

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New retail planned in heart of downtown Baltimore at Pratt and Light streets

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Work will begin next year on a glass pavilion to house shops and restaurants on a prominent block in downtown Baltimore adjacent to the Inner Harbor.

The unit block of East Pratt Street between Light and Charles streets features an underused strip of land in front of the Transamerica building,…

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Maryland Gov. Hogan pledges $20 million in state funds for Ocean City convention center renovation

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is backing a plan to renovate and expand the convention center in Ocean City, pledging $20 million in state funds for the project.

He said he would submit 2019 legislation seeking money for the $34 million upgrade, which will be overseen by the Maryland Stadium Authority.

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