July 31 // EDF details exit strategy from nuclear plant stake

French energy firm Electricite de France outlined an exit strategy Tuesday from its stake in three of Exelon's nuclear power plants, including Calvert Cliffs in Southern Maryland. Both companies disclosed that EDF has an option to sell its 49.99 percent stake in Constellation Energy Nuclear Group to Exelon — which owns the rest — for fair market value between 2016 and 2022. (Balt. Sun)

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Largo, Landover battle for new $645M hospital

Landover Mall and a site near Largo Town Center are the two properties left in the running for a new $645 million hospital, according to the Dimensions Healthcare System Board of Directors. The site selection for the new 280-bed hospital is expected to be made by the end of August, with construction expected to begin in 2017. (Gazette)

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Sinclair's cable news station could face challenges in smaller markets

Sinclair Broadcast Group plans to launch a 24-hour, cable news channel and one industry expert says Baltimore viewers will likely be among the first to see it. As expected, the roll out of the network would also face its challenges. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Planned Cecil Co. power plant advances 

Virginia-based Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, which is seeking to build a natural gas-fired power plant near Rising Sun in Cecil County, said it has selected Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas Inc. to supply two natural gas-powered turbines and associated electric generators for installation at the so-called Wildcat Point project. (Daily Record)

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Fueled by cyber security boom, bwtech@UMBC reaches capacity for first time

There’s a “No Vacancy” sign hanging out front University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s research and development park, and leaders say they have the state’s cyber security industry to thank. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Doug Duennes, Orioles' executive VP of business, let go

Doug Duennes, who oversaw all aspects of Camden Yards and the business side of the Orioles in his two-plus years as the organization’s executive vice president of business operations, has been relieved of his duties. (Balt. Sun)

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Bids offered to purchase vacant property

Prequalified buyers had the opportunity to bid on vacant residential and commercial buildings Tuesday in neighborhoods across the city. One House at a Time (OHAAT) is a non-profit vacant building receiver that focuses on selling unused property for rehabilitation. The bids for these vacant and boarded up houses started at $5,000. (WMAR)

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Md. home prices mimic national upward trend

Mimicking a national increase, Maryland home prices rose 4.3 percent overall in June, according to figures by the Maryland Association of Realtors. (WBAL)

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