Poké World opening next weekend near Power Plant

More poké is on its way to Charm City. Poké World, the latest restaurant to serve the trendy raw fish dish, will open next weekend at 55 Market Place near Power Plant Live, owner Yong Sheng Liu said. It's the fifth restaurant focused on poké that has opened or announced plans to open this summer in Baltimore, by the BBJ's count. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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August 12 // Big Ten Network-Comcast dispute could leave Maryland football fans in the dark

The ongoing contract squabble between Big Ten Network and Comcast could mean Maryland fans will have a hard time watching the Terps during the 2018 football season. Big Ten Network took to social media Thursday, with a 30-second spot on Twitter featuring many of the league’s football coaches imploring fans to voice their concerns to Comcast. (Balt. Sun)

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Tribune calls off $3.9 billion Sinclair media deal

The Sinclair Broadcast Group acquisition of Tribune Media is dead. Tribune said in a statement Thursday that it has terminated its merger agreement with Sinclair, scuttling a $3.9 billion deal that would have given the broadcasting group an even broader reach into American living rooms. It's also suing Sinclair for breach of contract. (CNNMoney)

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Bob Manekin: Maryland Insurance Administration's move could hurt downtown Baltimore

Should the Maryland Insurance Administration move from the Baltimore's central business district when its lease expires, the impact on downtown could be devastating, a veteran broker says in a letter to top state officials. The agency is negotiating to move to new office space at Montgomery Park in Southwest Baltimore when its deal for nearly 70,000 square feet at 200 St. Paul Place expires next year. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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University of Maryland Medical System announces CEO for its Prince George's hospitals

The University of Maryland Medical System promoted a longtime executive to head its health system in Prince George’s County. Officials with the medical system named Sherry B. Perkins president and CEO of the University of Maryland Capital Region Health, effective Thursday. Perkins was most recently executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Prince George’s health system, which became affiliated with the university medical system last year. (Balt. Sun)

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New Guinness brewery in Baltimore County attracts 10,000 visitors in first weekend

It's been pretty well established that the Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House, which opened last week in Baltimore County, hopes to draw in 300,000 visitors during its first year in business. The new brewery found itself 3 percent of the way toward accomplishing that goal in the span of its first weekend, officials said Wednesday. Some 10,000 people visited Guinness between Friday, Aug. 3, the day it opened its doors to the public, and Sunday, Aug. 6. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Hotel workers at Baltimore Marriott Waterfront consider unionizing to boost wages, benefits

Alex Dame lost her health insurance in April, the letter arriving the same day she had a doctor’s appointment to treat a chronic condition. She paid out of pocket. More recently, Dame said, her hours as a banquet server for the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront have been cut. She had to take a microloan to pay her rent. The 48-year-old Mount Vernon resident is among a group of workers at the Harbor East hotel who say they want to unionize to seek better pay and benefits, and increased hours. (Balt. Sun)

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August 9 // Sinclair and Tribune considering options for stalled $3.9 billion merger as financing expires

Sinclair Broadcast Group said Wednesday it continues to work with Tribune Media Co. to win approval of their controversial proposed $3.9 billion merger even as its financing for the deal was set to expire. While announcing better-than-expected quarterly financial results Wednesday, the Hunt Valley-based broadcaster said it is in discussions with Chicago-based Tribune about next steps even though the deal hit a potentially deal-ending roadblock with federal regulators last month. (Balt. Sun)

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