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Preakness attendance falls, betting handle grows in 2022 compared to 2019

The crowd at Pimlico Race Course for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes was much smaller than in pre-pandemic years, but organizers won’t say by exactly how much. More than 60,000 people turned out to watch the Triple Crown horse race, according to numbers released Sunday by 1/ST, the track’s Canada-based owner. The attendance estimate is a departure from previous years, when officials have released a specific head count, traditionally on the same day as the race.

Former Halethorpe furniture facility trades for $10.3M

An Ohio glazing company will soon expand into a Baltimore County building that once held David Edward Furniture. Pioneer Cladding & Glazing Systems Inc. recently acquired the 103,640-square-foot warehouse at 1407 Parker Road in Halethorpe as well as a small flat-surface parking lot at 1441 Knecht Ave. for $10.34 million, officials at MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, which brokered the deal, said Monday.

This Baltimore County native couldn’t find beauty products for her skin tone. So, she launched her own marketplace.

As Rumbidzai Mangwende started to run out of makeup her freshman year in college she wasn’t quite sure what to do. The then Loyola University Maryland student didn’t have time in her busy schedule to walk the several blocks to get to the store — not to mention it was in a part of town, the Homeland neighborhood, that Mangwende didn’t feel comfortable going alone. There also was a possibility the store wouldn’t even have the right color for her Black skin tone, too.

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Horseshoe Casino Hosting Hiring Event To Fill Dozens Of Positions

Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore is ready to fill dozens of available positions, and it is hosting two hiring events this week for those interested in joining its team. The casino is hiring for table games, food and beverage, the cage, slots, Ceasars Sportsbook and more. Ceasars said incentives include “a comprehensive benefits package and a growing career path for all new hires.

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Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) Harm Pharmacies and Patients Alike

Pharmacists play an essential role in the healthcare delivery system. Each day, their top priority is helping patients access medications they depend on to meet their healthcare goals. Every effort is made to ensure that medications are provided at affordable prices. Pharmacists appreciate the value of pharmaceutical innovation; yet rising prescription drug costs represent an ever-pressing problem to managing chronic diseases. Pharmacists continue to raise the alarm about ongoing threats from PBMs and other factors to the delivery and accessibility of affordable medications.

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Md. loses 500 jobs in April; unemployment drops to 4.2%

The state of Maryland’s job total stood nearly stagnant in April as unemployment dropped to its lowest total since the beginning of the pandemic, according to preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Data showed the state lost 500 jobs in April. Compared with April 2021, Maryland jobs are up by 77,800, an over-the-year change of 3%. The professional and business sector experienced the most growth with an increase of 2,300 jobs.

As Domino Sugar refinery in Baltimore turns 100 years old, major construction projects are taking shape

As the Domino Sugar refinery in Baltimore officially crossed the century mark last month, two of the biggest construction projects the plant has ever undertaken are taking shape. The first project, which is scheduled to be completed in October, will allow the waterfront refinery to nearly quadruple its storage of finished sugar from 4.6 million pounds to an additional 14 million. The other project will rebuild the raw sugar storage shed that burned to the ground in a roaring, three-alarm fire last year.

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Wealth management firm takes more office space in Towson to accommodate growth

A Towson wealth management firm is increasing its office space by 5,000 square feet after nearly doubling its assets under management over the past five years. WMS Partners will move its office two blocks south next month into about 17,000 square feet at 1 W. Pennsylvania Ave. The firm previously had about 12,000 square feet at 1 Olympic Place. The move will give the firm more room to accommodate its growing number of employees and comes as WMS Partners is also considering ways to grow further through potential acquisitions, said CEO Todd Wickwire.

Mayson-Dixon Cos., Charm City Buyers plot 68-unit townhouse development at EBDI

An 88-acre redevelopment north of Johns Hopkins Hospital is poised to add dozens of new townhomes in the coming two years. Local developer Mayson-Dixon Cos. has formed a partnership with Charm City Buyers to build a 68-unit townhouse development on two lots off of Eager Park where the city helped launch a massive overhaul in 2001. The $16 million Eager Landing will be developed by the group’s Eager Park Partners and the nonprofit East Baltimore Development Inc., or EBDI. The project is expected to finish by summer 2024.

Will Baltimore Make The List? FIFA Plans To Announce 2026 World Cup Sites On June 16
FIFA intends to announce the 2026 World Cup sites during a news conference in New York on June 16. Seventeen U.S. stadiums in 16 areas — including M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore — remain in the bidding for the first 48-team World Cup. Three stadiums each in Canada and Mexico are expected to be used. The 2026 World Cup will be the first with three co-hosts. FIFA selected the bid as joint host in June 2018. Sixty games are to be played in the U.S., including all from the quarterfinals on. Canada and Mexico are to host 10 games each.
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