Maryland biotech tax credit program draws 150 hopefuls

A total of 150 investors are vying for Maryland’s biotechnology tax credit this year, compared with 125 applicants last year. Maryland’s Biotechnology Investment Incentive Tax Credit program gives tax credits to individuals and companies that invest in Maryland-based biotechnology startups. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Maryland officials gear up to market new health exchange

Maryland Health Benefit Exchange leaders are gearing up to begin advertising their insurance marketplace and will announce in the next few weeks their marketing partners. Exchange leaders have not yet disclosed what organizations will be helping spread the word about the insurance marketplace but said a combination of local and regional organizations, as well as some organizations with national recognition and local presence will participate. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Does Maryland casino boom worry Atlantic City?

Atlantic City tourism officials should be getting quite an eyeful on Wednesday. That’s the day New Jersey releases its casino revenue figures. And it just might also be the day when Garden State officials get a sense of how big a bite Maryland’s casinos have taken out of the boardwalk. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Levin tapped as Saul Ewing managing partner

Barry F. Levin, a partner in law firm Saul Ewing LLP’s Baltimore office, has been elected managing partner for the Philadelphia-based firm. Levin, who chairs the firm’s Business and Finance and Family Business practices, is the first Saul Ewing lawyer from the Baltimore office to be elected to the top spot at the 252-lawyer firm. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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BGE customers to pay higher rate for electricity this month

Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. customers in Carroll County expressed mixed reactions to an increase in their monthly electricity bill that they will be seeing this month. BGE will charge the company’s average residential customers an additional roughly $6 per month for electricity. (Carroll Co. Times)

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Pines Plaza bankruptcy causes worry

The owner of the Pines Plaza Shopping Center has filed for bankruptcy, canceling the auction of the property set for last week and further delaying the extension of water and wastewater service to the area. (Daily Times)

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Birth-injury case to go another round 

The parents of a boy born in 2010 with cerebral palsy and other serious disabilities will urge Maryland’s top court to reinstate a $28.3 million medical malpractice verdict against the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the family’s lawyer said. (Daily Record)

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Port of Baltimore is vulnerable to cyber attack, Brookings study says

U.S. commerce "would grind to a halt in a matter of days" in the aftermath of a crippling cyberattack that the nation's ports — including Baltimore — are ill-prepared for, according to a new Brookings Institution report. But port officials here and elsewhere dispute the assessment written by Coast Guard Cmdr. Joseph Kramek, who spent a year as a Brookings fellow looking at cybersecurity at six of the nation's busiest waterfronts. (Balt. Sun)

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