Columbia says Washington County pipeline rehearing request is 'without merit'

Columbia Gas on Wednesday said federal regulators should not grant a rehearing on the approval for its new natural gas pipeline through Washington County. In a filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Columbia Gas Transmission LLC said pipeline opponents' reasons to request a rehearing "are without merit and present no basis" for such an action. At issue is a $25 million, 8-inch pipeline that would bore through Maryland and under the Potomac River. It would connect existing lines in Fulton County, Pa., with the Mountaineer Gas pipeline being built in West Virginia. Mountaineer's line is to stretch from near Berkeley Springs to Martinsburg. (Herald-Mail)

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Under Armour signs 76ers center Joel Embiid to sneaker deal

Under Armour has signed Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid to a sneaker endorsement deal, the Baltimore-based sports apparel maker announced Wednesday. The company released no details of the endorsement. It is reportedly a five-year footwear and apparel deal that will make Embiid the highest-paid player at his position, according to ESPN, citing industry sources. Under Armour said it does not disclose terms of such deals. “Today, I’m joining the Under Armour family, but I’m not trying to sell you sneakers right now,” Embiid, who previously had an endorsement deal with Adidas, said in an announcement Wednesday on Under Armour’s website. (Balt. Sun)

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Suited To Succeed Seeks to Help Baltimore Women ‘Achieve Economic Empowerment’

Two organizations are joining forces to expand resources to reach even more women and give them the tools to succeed. “When you think about the number of people unemployed or underemployed, this is a way to move them toward success,” said Baltimore’s mayor, Catherine Pugh. The nonprofit Suited To Succeed has acquired the Dress for Success Baltimore affiliate. “It’s going to help us do greater things for the women in Baltimore so they can achieve the economic empowerment all women deserve,” said Evelyn Goines, board chair. (WJZ-CBS)

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Developer investigating why glass window in Baltimore tower shattered and fell

After a large window shattered and fell from a new, high-profile Inner Harbor tower last week and injured two people, the developer launched an investigation to determine why. Experience in this building and several others around the country in recent years suggest flaws in the glass might be responsible. The Beatty Development Group, which built and owns the 20-story Exelon building at Harbor Point, said that was the problem before. A total of six windows in the building have failed, and imperfections have been found on dozens more. (Balt. Sun)

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October 10 // Capital Gazette named business leader of the year by Anne Arundel chamber of commerce

Capital Gazette, which produces The Capital and Maryland Gazette, has been awarded the Business Leadership Award by the Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President and CEO Mike Kleinschmidt announced the awards Tuesday, saying the newsgroup has a long-standing record of contributing to the community through original reporting on local issues. But he also said the June 28 shooting in the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis played a role in the award. (Capital)

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Department store chain sues Sinclair, Tribune for antitrust violations

A department store chain is the latest to sue Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media Co. alleging the media companies conspired to drive up prices of local television advertising. Bon-Ton Stores Inc. alleges Hunt Valley-based Sinclair, Tribune and other “co-conspirators” violated federal antitrust laws by colluding to set rates for TV advertising, according to a federal lawsuit filed in Illinois. (Daily Record)

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Here's how much Lexington Market will pay Seawall Development to overhaul the venue

Lexington Market Inc. will pay Seawall Development about $1.9 million to oversee Lexington Market’s redevelopment, according to a contract between the groups. Seawall will receive $1.875 million in installments as the project progresses for managing the market’s redevelopment, plus $22,271.75 in design fees incurred before forging an official agreement, according to a contract obtained by The Baltimore Sun. (Balt. Sun)

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Now you can get a free Lyft ride from your favorite local brewery, distillery

To reduce the number of impaired drivers on Maryland's roads, Lyft is teaming up with 53 Maryland breweries, wineries and distilleries to offer discounted rides through the on-demand transportation service. The Ride Smart Maryland Initiative also seeks to promote the Maryland craft alcohol industry while giving patrons an easy way to find their way home. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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