Maryland adds 2,400 jobs in September as unemployment falls

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Maryland added 2,400 jobs in September as the unemployment rate dipped to 3.8 percent, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday.

The state’s jobless rate remained below the national average of 4.2 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics. Maryland was one of 11 states where the jobless…

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Elon Musk to start hyperloop project in Maryland, officials say

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Maryland has given transportation pioneer Elon Musk permission to dig tunnels for the high-speed, underground transit system known as a hyperloop that Musk wants to build between New York and Washington.

Hogan administration officials said Thursday the state has issued a conditional utility permit…

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Apartments aim to win over renters by appealing to their pets

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Laura Goodell and her fiance didn’t have a dog when they came to Baltimore a year ago for graduate school — yet The Equitable Building’s rooftop dog run that helped sell them on the apartments in a converted former office building.

“It was my hope we’d adopt,” Goodell said. “This kind of amenity…

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Unions announce wage increases at Horseshoe Casino under new contract

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Table games dealers at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, whose earnings come mainly from tips, are getting at least a 10 percent increase in hourly pay under a newly ratified contract negotiated by owner Caesar’s Entertainment and the National Gaming Workers’ Coalition, the coalition announced Thursday.

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Baltimore’s Old Goucher neighborhood makes independent bid for Amazon headquarters

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As Baltimore and state officials were promising billions of dollars to bolster Port Covington’s bid for a new Amazon headquarters, the Old Goucher neighborhood had other ideas.

On Thursday, the neighborhood association said it submitted a “completely independent” bid for the corporate behemoth…

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Under Armour launches merchandise subscription service

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Under Armour is jumping on the fashion subscription box bandwagon with its latest offering, ArmourBox.

It’s the Baltimore brand’s first-ever subscription service, along the lines of otherssuch as Stitch Fix, Le Tote, Fabletics and Rent the Runway.

Under Armour’s box works like this. An “official…

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$27.3 million North Avenue corridor revitalization moves forward

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A $27.3 million project to revitalize the North Avenue corridor is moving forward, as state and local officials begin the design process and reach out to the public.

The “North Avenue Rising” project, announced last July, is a joint venture by the city and state intended to improve access to jobs,…

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