Federal medical research cuts decried at Johns Hopkins

The head of the nation's medical research agency and leaders of Johns Hopkins hospital and medical school warned Monday that progress in fighting diseases could be slowed, jobs lost and scientists driven overseas unless across-the-board federal funding cuts are reversed. (Balt. Sun)

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Levin tapped as Saul Ewing managing partner

Barry F. Levin, a partner in law firm Saul Ewing LLP’s Baltimore office, has been elected managing partner for the Philadelphia-based firm. Levin, who chairs the firm’s Business and Finance and Family Business practices, is the first Saul Ewing lawyer from the Baltimore office to be elected to the top spot at the 252-lawyer firm. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Maryland officials gear up to market new health exchange

Maryland Health Benefit Exchange leaders are gearing up to begin advertising their insurance marketplace and will announce in the next few weeks their marketing partners. Exchange leaders have not yet disclosed what organizations will be helping spread the word about the insurance marketplace but said a combination of local and regional organizations, as well as some organizations with national recognition and local presence will participate. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Maryland gambles on film incentives with 'House of Cards'

The use of tax credits to lure production of the Netflix series “House of Cards” to Maryland has renewed a nationwide debate among lawmakers over the benefits of offering high-dollar incentives to encourage Hollywood to come to them. (Wash. Times)

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Maryland biotech tax credit program draws 150 hopefuls

A total of 150 investors are vying for Maryland’s biotechnology tax credit this year, compared with 125 applicants last year. Maryland’s Biotechnology Investment Incentive Tax Credit program gives tax credits to individuals and companies that invest in Maryland-based biotechnology startups. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Kernan hospital changing name

Kernan Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Hospital is changing its name to better reflect its ties to the University of Maryland Medical System. The hospital will be known as the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute effective this month. The new name is also meant to reflect its focus on innovation and research. (Balt. Sun)

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Maryland Life magazine to cease publication

Maryland Life's June issue will be its last because of insufficient advertising sales, the publisher of the Frederick-based tourism magazine said Monday."The current economic environment required a level of sales that was difficult to achieve with our current resources," said Dan Patrell, president of publisher Great State Publishing LLC, in an announcement to the company's board. (Balt. Sun)

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Legg Mason's Bill Miller at top again in WSJ ranking

Baltimore's Legg Mason Opportunity Trust, co-managed by well-known stock-picker Bill Miller, is the top-ranked U.S. diversified stock fund for the third consecutive quarter, according to a Wall Street Journal ranking. (Balt. Sun)

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