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  • Were going to make it happen this year, he said, according to Drew Greenblatt, the president of Marlin Steel in Baltimore, who was present. Project lists submitted by the North America's Building Trades Unions and by an outside developer who helped with the transition both contain projects that infrastructure builders call shovel ready. After North America's...

  • McCain Foods USA's recall notice said the golf balls apparently were "inadvertently harvested" along with the potatoes and chopped up. The company is recalling 2- pound bags of Harris Teeter Brand Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia and Maryland. It is also recalling...

  • District Judge Tanya Chutkan said at a hearing in the nation's capital that blocking the executive order might be an "academic exercise" given similar rulings from courts in Hawaii and Maryland. Justice Department lawyers disputed the challengers' claims and said the court should not second-guess the president's foreign policy decisions.

  • BUFFALO, New York, April 21- Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalos east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood. A Reuters investigation found at least four city zip codes here where 40 percent of children tested from 2006 to 2014 had high lead levels, making Buffalo among the most dangerous lead...

  • WALDORF, Md. _ The Community Financial Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $2.3 million. The bank, based in Waldorf, Maryland, said it had earnings of 51 cents per share. The holding company for Community Bank of the Chesapeake posted revenue of $13.8 million in the period.

  • ELLICOTT CITY, Md. _ Howard Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $1.6 million in its first quarter. Howard Bancorp shares have increased 24 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Howard Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • EASTON, Md. _ Shore Bancshares Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $2.8 million. Shore Bancshares shares have climbed 12 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Shore Bancshares, Earnings Report.

  • OLNEY, Md. _ Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $15.1 million. Sandy Spring Bancorp shares have increased 0.5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Sandy Spring Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • BETHESDA, Md. _ LaSalle Hotel Properties on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 43 cents per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $254 million.

  • BETHESDA, Md. _ Eagle Bancorp Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $27 million. Eagle Bancorp shares have fallen slightly more than 4 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Eagle Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared skeptical of widening the scope of who can be subject to a federal law targeting debt collectors' abusive practices by including those who buy debt, sometimes for pennies on the dollar. A lower court had dismissed the case brought by four Maryland residents who had defaulted on car loans.

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared skeptical of widening the scope of who can be subject to a federal law targeting debt collectors' abusive practices by including those who buy debt, sometimes for pennies on the dollar. "Just look at the language," liberal Justice Elena Kagan told the plaintiff's lawyer, Kevin Russell.

  • NEW YORK— The telecom industry's lobbying muscle pushed a consumer privacy measure to a swift death in Congress. Republicans struck down Obama-era rules that would have imposed tight restrictions on what broadband companies such as Verizon, AT&T and Comcast could do with their customers' personal data. Former AT&T lobbyist Steve Billet, now on the faculty at...

  • U.S. residents paid Uncle Sam an average of $8,943 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes in 2016.. A look at how the District of Columbia and the states rank in per capita federal taxes:. 1. District of Columbia: $36.569.

  • J.C. Penney Co. said Friday that it is delaying the closure of 138 stores by several weeks after more people started visiting those locations. Riverview Mall in Bullhead City. Fort Morgan Main Street in Fort Morgan.

  • RAANANA, Israel, April 13- Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems forecasts double-digit growth for its Cyberbit business, which is transforming the technology it has long provided for military intelligence to the fast-growing commercial market. Cyberbit took shape after Elbit's $150 million acquisition of the cyber and intelligence unit of...

  • NEW YORK, April 12- Lawyers for the passenger dragged from a United Airlines plane in Chicago filed an emergency request with an Illinois state court on Wednesday to require the carrier to preserve video recordings and other evidence related to the incident. David Dao, the lawyers want United and the City of Chicago, which runs O'Hare International Airport, to...

  • NEW YORK, April 12- United Airlines will no longer use law enforcement officers to remove passengers from overbooked flights after global outrage erupted over a video showing a passenger dragged from one of its planes in Chicago. "We're not going to put a law enforcement official... to remove a booked, paid, seated passenger," United Continental Holdings Inc Chief...

  • NEW YORK, April 12- United Airlines will no longer use law enforcement officers to remove passengers from overbooked flights after global outrage erupted over a video showing a passenger dragged from one of its planes in Chicago. "We're not going to put a law enforcement official... to remove a booked, paid, seated passenger," United Continental Holdings Inc Chief...

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- Maryland lawmakers have passed a first-in-the-nation measure that lets the state attorney general sue generic drug makers that sharply raise prices in a move aimed at fighting what legislators call "price-gouging." The bill overwhelmingly was approved by the Democratic-controlled legislature on Monday and hailed by Maryland...