Md. Wegmans stores, tech-driven firm unveil delivery service

Wegmans Food Market locations in Maryland have struck an exclusive partnership deal with Instacart, a technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service to have online orders delivered to their doors in as little as an hour. Same-day delivery from Wegmans is now offered at the Columbia, Hunt Valley, Ownings Mills, Crofton, Woodmore and Germantown stores. (Daily Record)

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June 19 // Lockheed close to massive F-35 fighter jet deal with 11 nations

Aircraft maker Lockheed Martin is nearing a massive deal to sell 440 of its F-35 fighter jets to 11 nations, including the U.S. The deal includes all three variations of the sophisticated F-35 Lightning II jet, a Lockheed (LMT) spokesman said Monday. One version of the next generation stealth fighter is able to hover. (CNNMoney)

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Banditos charged with endangering public welfare after triple stabbing, faces liquor board hearing

The city liquor board has charged Banditos Bar and Kitchen with multiple safety violations in connection with a triple stabbing there in May, raising the possibility that the Federal Hill bar could lose its liquor license. The Board of Liquor License Commissioners alleges the bar failed to "promote the general welfare of the community," prevent illegal activity on its premises and cooperate with law enforcement after the stabbing occurred. (Balt. Sun)

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Maryland loses 1,600 jobs in May but unemployment rate falls

Maryland lost 1,600 jobs in May while the state's unemployment rate fell back below the national average. The overall decrease was driven by a loss of 1,300 private sector jobs and 300 government jobs, according to preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor. Despite the decline, Maryland's unemployment rate in May dropped to 4.2 percent from 4.3 percent in April. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Md. casino revenue has jumped since MGM opened, but nearby venues took a hit

MGM National Harbor has helped boost the state's overall gaming revenue since it opened Dec. 8, but the newcomer appears to be eating into the profits of Maryland's other top casinos. Monthly casino revenue rose an average of 37.8 percent in Maryland since MGM began operating, according to the state Lottery and Gaming Control Agency's year-to-year comparisons. The industry, which sends some of its profits to fund schools and other public programs, set its record in the state by generating $141 million in March. (Wash. Post)

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Controversial Roland Park apartments head to City Council for vote

Plans for a 148-unit apartment building in North Roland Park are headed to the City Council Monday, despite ongoing protest from neighbors. The City Council will be voting on whether to approve Pikesville-based Blue Ocean Realty's planned unit development proposal for a six-story, 75-foot-tall apartment building behind the Belvedere Towers, near the junction of Falls Road and Northern Parkway. (Balt. Sun)

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Off-track betting could be coming to Hampstead

Could off-track betting on horse racing could be coming to the Town of Hampstead? The answer to that question hinges on the decisions of the town's zoning appeals board, next scheduled to meet July 6, and the Maryland Racing Commission. Off-track betting facilities allow patrons to bet on horse races around the country being simulcast on monitors. The Maryland Jockey Club would like to operate 16 of those simulcasts in a presently vacant portion of the Greenmount Station Restaurant building, according to restaurant owner Chris Richards. (Carr. Co. Times)

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TopGolf plan for South Baltimore is ready for possible tee-off

Memo to hundreds of local stray cats and dogs: It soon could be time to make way for a high-tech driving range on the Middle Branch. A proposal to open TopGolf at the site of Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter site near M&T Bank Stadium in South Baltimore has been sent to city economic development officials by Towson developer Caves Valley Partners, City Councilman Ed Resiginer said this week. Reisinger represents the 10th District, which includes the area. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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