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Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore Put to the Test

Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore Put to the Test

Maryland Lottery officials help ensure casino is ready for business.
Smoke Closes Some Gates at Dulles Airport

Smoke Closes Some Gates at Dulles Airport

Gates serving United Express were closed Thursday morning as smoke filtered into the air. Dulles Airport officials said there was no fire.
Walmart Drops Plans to Build in Aspen Hill

Walmart Drops Plans to Build in Aspen Hill

With Montgomery County's complicated and multi-year process for approving zoning plans, the nation's largest retailer says it won't build.
Restaurant Owner Threatened for Flying Israel's Flag

Restaurant Owner Threatened for Flying Israel's Flag

A Potomac businessmen received threatening and anti-Semitic phone calls after displaying the Israeli flag along with the U.S. flag.
274 Jobs Available Across Maryland

274 Jobs Available Across Maryland

See which employers in the region are hiring.
P.F. Chang's Credit Card Breach Includes Baltimore

P.F. Chang's Credit Card Breach Includes Baltimore

Security breach included data from customers over several months.
BUBBLES Salon Donates to Tiffany Circle

BUBBLES Salon Donates to Tiffany Circle

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new Bethesda salon is Wednesday.
Wood-Fired Pizza Joint Opens in Montgomery County

Wood-Fired Pizza Joint Opens in Montgomery County

The owner of Frankly…Pizza! brought his farmers’ market famous pizza to a brick-and-mortar front.
Montgomery Cabbies Agree to Join Union

Montgomery Cabbies Agree to Join Union

Taxi drivers complain that high credit card transaction fees and steep rates to lease cabs are cutting into their earnings.
White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan Wins Council OK

White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan Wins Council OK

Montgomery County leaders say the plan will create jobs, new housing and retail development in the area around the FDA headquarters.
Pizza with a Purpose

Pizza with a Purpose

California Pizza Kitchen in Bethesda is partnering with Operation Paws for Homes. A portion of your check will be donated for a good cause.
Settlement Amount Paid in Construction Spat Released in Court Fight

Settlement Amount Paid in Construction Spat Released in Court Fight

A developer paid $3.2 million in damages after work on a 200-unit apartment building led to large cracks in the walls of a building next door that housed Dansez! Dansez! dance studio and Fre
Dale Music to Close, Make Room for Downtown Redevelopment

Dale Music to Close, Make Room for Downtown Redevelopment

Dale Music owner Carol Warden is selling her store to developers who plan to rebuild the block in downtown Silver Spring.
Court Rules for White Flint Mall Owners in Redevelopment Fight

Court Rules for White Flint Mall Owners in Redevelopment Fight

Redevelopment plans for White Flint Mall in North Bethesda can continue after a federal appeals court rejected an appeal by Lord & Taylor. Many of the malls smaller stores have left already.
Ranger Surplus Store in Bethesda Closed

Ranger Surplus Store in Bethesda Closed

The Ranger Surplus store in downtown Bethesda has closed. The company still has a store in Rockville and one opening soon in Frederick.
Maryland Waives Sales Tax on Some Appliances This Weekend

Maryland Waives Sales Tax on Some Appliances This Weekend

Energy efficient appliances and products can be purchased this weekend in Maryland without paying 6 percent sales tax.
Jerry Seinfeld Weighs in on Naked Fight Among Clothiers

Jerry Seinfeld Weighs in on Naked Fight Among Clothiers

Men's Wearhouse is trying to buy Maryland-based Jos. A Bank Clothiers. Actor and comedian Jerry Seinfeld has some thoughts to share on the battle.
Radio Shack Closing 500 Stores, According to Report

Radio Shack Closing 500 Stores, According to Report

Funny turn from '80s branding on Sunday followed by Wall Street Journal report of big cuts in storefronts Tuesday.
Clean Currents Energy Company Pulls the Plug

Clean Currents Energy Company Pulls the Plug

Clean Currents, a renewable energy company that focused on wind power, ended service on Jan. 31.
Johns Hopkins Team Creating Zerocoin to Compete with Bitcoin

Johns Hopkins Team Creating Zerocoin to Compete with Bitcoin

A team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore is working to create a digital currency system that is totally anonymous. The idea was spurred by problems with Bitcoin.