Dynasplit layoffs follow Medicare fraud probe, credit shutoff

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Appeals of Pepco’s new rates continue to roll in

AARP of Maryland is the latest group to appeal Pepco’s new rates, taking aim at the utility’s new upfront charge. Maryland’s Public Service Commission approved in July a $27.9 million rate increase, which would increase the average customer’s monthly bill $2.41. (Gazette)

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Md. merchandise exports set new record 

Maryland merchandise exports in the first half of 2013 set a new record, growing 5 percent to $6 billion, from $5.8 billion in the same period of 2012, the International Trade Administration reported on Thursday. (Daily Record)

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Sinclair completes $373M purchase of Fisher Communications

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. has completed its $373.3 million acquisition of Fisher Communications Inc., the Seattle owner of TV and radio stations. Sinclair (NASDAQ: SBGI) picks up 22 TV stations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California, including Seattle ABC affiliate, KOMO. The Hunt Valley broadcaster is also acquiring four radio stations in Seattle as part of the deal announced in April. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Maryland Lottery taps research firm to study sales decline

The Maryland Lottery has hired a research and consulting firm to help figure out how to stem an erosion in Lottery sales. Timonium-based Key Group will interview Lottery players and suggest strategies for improving sales of Keno, Mega Millions and other Lottery games, said Stephen Martino, director of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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WMDT sold for $9M to Md. group

After being owned by the same company for more than 30 years, WMDT Channel 47 has been sold. The agreement with Maryland media company Marquee Broadcasting Inc. was made last week, but still requires approval by the Federal Communications Commission. (Daily Times)

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Plastics recycling firm relocating to Design District

Bach Polymers LLC, an Annapolis plastics recycling firm, is moving its offices to 111 Chinquapin Round Road. The company is moving from 603 Admiral Drive to the city's Design District for its “combination of contemporary space, easy access to downtown and major highways,” according to Bach Polymers President Tom Bach. (Capital)

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A second tenant planned for Annapolis' outer West St building

A new retail tenant is coming to the former Gold’s Gym building on West Street, making it the structure’s second occupant. Construction has been ongoing at the 26,000-square-foot building at 1127 West St. It has been vacant for three years and its first tenant anticipates a fall opening. (Capital)

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