Archive for 'Business'

Bill to study effects of acidification in bay passes

Bill to study effects of acidification in bay passes

The General Assembly passed a bill this week that would create a task force to evaluate effects of acidification in the Chesapeake Bay and other state waters and make recommendations on how to address the issue.

Same-Sex Marriage: One Year Later

Same-Sex Marriage: One Year Later

With the passage of Question 6 a little over a year ago, gay marriage was legalized in Maryland. But what is the state of gay marriage now?

Gubernatorial Candidates Split on Minimum Wage

Gubernatorial Candidates Split on Minimum Wage

When Gov. Martin O’Malley claimed a minimum wage increase as his top priority of the 2014 legislative session, his final as governor, he sparked a firestorm of debate between lawmakers in Annapolis and the handful of candidates fighting to succeed him.

Brewing Up Business

Brewing Up Business

SILVER SPRING- A new law passed in Annapolis would allow Montgomery County breweries to open without being a fully licensed restaurant. Denizens in Silver Spring would be the first to benefit and bring new business to the area.

Oculus Virtual Reality CEO Defends Acquisition by Facebook

Oculus Virtual Reality CEO Defends Acquisition by Facebook

The CEO of the much-hyped virtual reality hardware recounted his humble startup beginnings and discussed the future of his company, now owned by Facebook.

Maryland Small Businesses Begin to Adopt Bitcoin

Maryland Small Businesses Begin to Adopt Bitcoin

A handful of small businesses in Maryland accept the virtual currency bitcoin, including the bar Bad Decisions in Baltimore's Fells Point neighborhood.

Bill Would Increase Maryland Film Production Tax Incentives

Bill Would Increase Maryland Film Production Tax Incentives

A bill would increase the amount of income tax credits to productions like Netflix' "House of Cards" and HBO's "Veep."

Marching for Change

Marching for Change

ANNAPOLIS- Concession workers at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport marched on Annapolis to demand higher wages to support a higher cost of living.

Cyber Blizzard Challenge Tests Students’ Security Skills

Cyber Blizzard Challenge Tests Students’ Security Skills

Cybersecurity programs from mid-Atlantic colleges and universities were put to the test as they juggled defending networks, giving aid to fictional disaster victims, and meeting demands from officials.