Businesses Warn Trump Of Consequences Of New Mexican Tariffs

Despite pushback from U.S. business, Mexico and Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump is doubling down on his threat to slap a 5% tariff on Mexican imports unless America's southern neighbor cracks down on Central American migrants trying to cross the U.S. border. U.S. manufacturers said the tariff, set to take effect June 10, would have devastating consequences on them and American consumers. U.S. stocks tumbled on Wall Street in response to Trump's planned action. (WBAL)

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US holds CBD hearing as fans, sellers await legal clarity

CBD products have surged in popularity despite confusion around their legal status. Now U.S. regulators are exploring ways the hemp ingredient might officially be allowed in food, drinks and dietary supplements. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a hearing Friday to collect information about cannabis compounds such as CBD, which is already available in candy, syrups, oils, drinks, skin patches and dog food. (News-Post)

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Educating new generation of farmers vital for craft beverage industry, roundtable says

Educating a new generation of farmers to raise the crops necessary to support the Frederick County’s farming and craft beverage industries is vital, according to farmers and people involved in the industries. Farmers are struggling because “the dairy industry is dead,” said Colby Ferguson, director of government relations for the Maryland Farm Bureau and a local farmer. The grain that farmers are growing is different than the barley and other grains that brewers and other businesses want to buy, Ferguson said. (News-Post)


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Purdue Foods Recalling Nearly 32K Pounds Of Ready-To-Eat Chicken

Perdue Foods are recalling nearly 32,000 lbs. of ready-to-eat chicken products because they could be contaminated with bone pieces. The products range from chicken breast tenders to nuggets and patties. Anyone who bought the affected products should throw them out or return them. No illnesses have been reported yet. (WJZ-TV)

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‘I Don’t Think They Had To Impose That’ | Food Truck Owners React To Maryland Court Of Appeals ‘300-Foot Rule’ Ruling

Baltimore’s growing food truck community rolled into Patterson Park on Saturday for a massive festival.This comes after Maryland Court of Special Appeals Judge Douglas R.M. Nazarian overturned a lower court ruling that Baltimore City’s 300-foot rule is too vague to enforce. The ordinance bans food trucks from operating within 300 feet of a competing restaurant. “The only way to stay in business is to stay in business,” Kevin Vaughn, of Home Maid, said. Some food truck vendors claimed the rule is unconstitutional at worst, but fair at best. (WJZ-TV)

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Under Armour releases short documentary starring Stephen Curry, other elite athletes

Under Armour released a short documentary Friday showing the training strategy of NBA star Stephen Curry and other elite athletes as they prepare for upcoming big events. The Baltimore-based brand offered a preview of the film, “Margin of Victory,” in April, part of a campaign promoting its new Rush performance apparel line. The film follows Curry, a three-time NBA champion, as he competes in the Finals for the fifth straight year; soccer player Kelley O’Hara as she trains for the World Cup in June, and Anthony Joshua, heavyweight champion of the world, leading up to his first U.S. title fight this week. (Balt. Sun)

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Musicians play on after Baltimore Symphony Orchestra cancels concerts, shortens season because of fiscal woes

Citing deep fiscal problems, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on Thursday abruptly canceled its summer concert series — only weeks after announcing it — and said it would move to shrink its season from 52 weeks to 40 weeks, cutting musicians’ pay and vacation time. “It is deeply disappointing to me that we are in this position,” Peter Kjome, the BSO’s CEO said in an interview. “We are making a decision that is necessary to preserve the Baltimore Symphony.” (Balt. Sun)

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Electric Scooter Safety, Education And Regulation Pose Challenges To Area Governments As Programs Expand

Electric scooters have grown in popularity across the Washington region and are posing nearly identical problems for many local governments trying to regulate the new technology. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the Transportation Planning Board hosted a workshop Thursday where localities shared their successes and challenges. D.C., Montgomery County, Arlington County, Alexandria and others are all in a pilot phase of the technology. (WAMU Radio)

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