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  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama's decision to identify Russia as almost certainly the culprit in hacking the Democratic National Committee and releasing politically embarrassing emails fits his administration's new penchant for openly blaming foreign governments for such break-ins. Even as the U.S. continues to secretly hack its own adversaries,...

  • BALTIMORE— State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby defends prosecution of officers in Freddie Gray case, blames police for black man's death.

  • NEW YORK, July 26- U.S. crude prices fell on Tuesday, hitting three-month lows, on renewed worries of a glut while Brent settled higher due to its better fundamentals versus U.S. crude. Official inventory data for the week ended July 22 is due on Wednesday from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. "The API data suggests there's still an oversupply of crude, that...

  • NEW YORK, July 26- U.S. crude prices fell on Tuesday, hitting three-month lows, as worries over a gasoline glut outweighed expectations of U.S. crude stock declines, while Brent erased early losses to settle higher due to its better fundamentals versus U.S. crude. "The Brent-WTI spread play has picked up to Brent's advantage, given the depressing inventory...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 26- A Silicon Valley venture capitalist, an ex-Navy SEAL and a former U.S. It was launched on Tuesday, with offices in both Silicon Valley and Maryland, outside the nation's capital. Finding sufficient cyber security expertise- in both company investors and founders- in Silicon Valley has also been difficult.

  • BALTIMORE— T. Rowe Price Group Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $191.5 million. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.05 billion. Access a Zacks stock report on TROW at http://www.zacks.com/ap/TROW.

  • BALTIMORE— Under Armour Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $6.3 million. Under Armour expects full-year revenue of $4.93 billion. Under Armour shares have increased almost 5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased 6 percent.

  • BETHESDA, Md. _ Pebblebrook Hotel Trust on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 75 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in October, Pebblebrook Hotel expects its per-share funds from operations to range from...

  • "The lease terms are awful, you could buy the car for what they are being leased for, or maybe even less," said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate, of Uber's Xchange leasing program. The California Public Utilities Commission is probing whether some of these leasing and renting arrangements run afoul of its requirement that ride share drivers use a "...

  • EASTON, Md. _ Shore Bancshares Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $2.3 million. Shore Bancshares shares have increased 5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Shore Bancshares, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK— May 15, 1940: Roger Ailes born in Warren, Ohio. 1970 s: Produces television programs and plays including "The Hot l Baltimore," which opens off- Broadway in New York in 1973 and runs for three years. 1989-91: Manages the unsuccessful first campaign by Rudolph Giuliani for mayor of New York, and the unsuccessful campaign of Jim Courter for governor of New Jersey.

  • HUNT VALLEY, Md. _ Tessco Technologies Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $81,000, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. Tessco shares have decreased 27 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Tessco Technologies, Earnings Report.

  • ELLICOTT CITY, Md. _ Howard Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $1.6 million in its second quarter. Howard Bancorp shares have declined roughly 2 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Howard Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • SYRACUSE, N.Y.— Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's foray into the barbecue-loving Midwest has gone up in smoke with the closing of its year-old Chicago restaurant. The Syracuse- based chain of barbeque and live music joints told Chicago media outlets Wednesday that its eatery on the Windy City's North Side would close up for good that night. The closing of the Chicago...

  • DALLAS— Hundreds of Southwest Airlines flights across the country were delayed or canceled Wednesday after technology problems prevented many travelers from checking in or boarding flights. Southwest began having intermittent problems with several computer systems after an outage around 2 p.m. Central time. Southwest briefly held planes at their gates,...

  • Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, FNB has about $20 billion in assets and 300 branches in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia. Raleigh, North Carolina- based Yadkin serves over 130,000 customers, has assets of $7.4 billion, and operates over 100 branches in North and South Carolina. FNB's financial adviser was RBC Capital Markets LLC and Reed...

  • OLNEY, Md. _ Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $10.6 million. Sandy Spring Bancorp shares have climbed 12 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Sandy Spring Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, F.N.B. has about $20 billion in assets and 300 branches in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia. It provides commercial and consumer banking and wealth management solutions led by its largest affiliate, First National Bank of Pennsylvania. Raleigh, North Carolina- based Yadkin serves over 130,000...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— With a strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino about to enter its fourth week and no end in sight, Atlantic City's main casino workers union turned up the heat Thursday, surrounding the massive gambling hall with hundreds of picketers, some traveling hundreds of miles to support the walkout. Picketers from unions in Baltimore, Washington, New...

  • WALDORF, Md. _ The Community Financial Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $1.7 million. The bank, based in Waldorf, Maryland, said it had earnings of 38 cents per share. The holding company for Community Bank of the Chesapeake posted revenue of $10.7 million in the period.