Kevin Plank's compensation falls 42% in final year as Under Armour CEO

Kevin Plank's compensation declined 42.5% to $1.95 million in 2019, his last year as CEO of Under Armour Inc. Plank, who stepped down as CEO of Baltimore-based Under Armour on Jan. 1, saw his compensation decrease as the sportswear maker fell slightly short of a key financial target, according to a filing late Wednesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. (Balt Bus Journal)

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Six state hospitals adding 340 new beds in push to meet coronavirus demand

Maryland's hospitals are working quickly to meet Gov. Larry Hogan's charge to add 500 more hospital beds to the state's capacity by May 1. Six facilities have already sought special clearance to add 340 of those emergency beds. The governor has called for an increase of up to 6,000 hospital beds statewide amid expectations that a surge in local cases of coronavirus infections could overwhelm Maryland hospitals and their existing capacity. (Balt Bus Journal)

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Under Armour making protective gear for Maryland hospital workers during coronavirus pandemic

Under Armour is making and distributing masks and hospital gowns for health care workers at the University of Maryland Medical System and several other medical facilities in the state. The Baltimore-based sports apparel maker said it is manufacturing medical gear as part of a larger effort to support the state’s medical community during the new coronavirus pandemic. (Balt Sun)

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Gov. Hogan authorizes remote notarization for real estate professionals amid Maryland coronavirus outbreak

After issuing a statewide stay-at-home order restricting trips out of the home with the exception of “essential” purposes, Gov. Larry Hogan authorized Monday the use of technology to facilitate real estate closings and document notarization. The decision, which thousands called for in a online petition earlier this month, now allows individuals who perform “notarial acts” to conduct services with real time communication devices — such as FaceTime, Zoom or Skype — after verifying their identification with a “government identification credential” such as a driver’s license or passport. (Balt Sun)

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CFG Bank donates masks to Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

CFG Bank, locally owned and operated, recently donated 80 masks to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, originally included in pandemic kits for CFG employees. With those employees now working remotely, CFG felt the masks would be better used protecting health care workers from COVID-19. Bill Wiedel, president of CFG Bank, said the bank is committed to supporting the Baltimore community during good times and bad and were motivated to help out during the pandemic, encouraging other local businesses to support local health care professionals as well. (Daily Record)

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Marriott says new data breach affects 5.2 million guests

Marriott says guests’ names, loyalty account information and other personal details may have been accessed in the second major data breach to hit the company in less than two years. Marriott said Tuesday approximately 5.2 million guests worldwide may have been affected. The information taken may have included names, addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, loyalty information for linked companies like airlines and room preferences. Marriott said it’s still investigating but it doesn’t believe credit card information, passport numbers or driver’s license information was accessed. (AP)

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‘We’re Also Your Neighbors’: Vida Taco Bar Transforms Into Pop-Up Grocery Store Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

A Mexican restaurant known for its tacos is offering a few side essentials to go with their cuisine. Adjusting to the coronavirus pandemic, Vida Taco Bar is now a pop-up grocery store for the community. “We want the community to know we’re not just a normal business here, but we’re also your neighbors here,” co-owner John Miller said. “We’re also your friends and we’re trying to get through this together and help each other out.” (WJZ-TV)

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2 Non-Essential Baltimore Co. Businesses Ordered To Shutter

Two Baltimore County businesses have been issued cease and desist orders under Gov. Larry Hogan's executive orders. County Executive John Olszewski Jr. said Tuesday morning there had been 162 calls for social distancing complaints. Righteous Cuts, a barbershop in the 8100 block of Belair Road; and Exile Fitness, a gym in the 8300 block of Pulaski Highway were ordered to close by the fire marshal. (WBAL)

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