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    A fifth of this airline's revenue comes from bags. How does Southwest compare?
    One of the main ways airlines differentiate themselves is bag fees. While the most typical offering includes a free carry-on and $30 for a checked bag, there are still some major outliers in the marketplace. For example, compare Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) and Spirit Airlines Inc. (Nasdaq: SAVE). Southwest, the largest carrier at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, is famous for its bags-fly-free policy where customers get a carry-on and two checked bags free of?


    A look at Borgata's $12M sportsbook-and-bar venue set to open in June (Video)
    Atlantic City's Borgata set a June opening date for its permanent, $12 million sportsbook and cocktail bar and lounge. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on June 29 will open Moneyline Bar & Book and Level One Cocktail Bar & Lounge, an investment first announced in January with an original price tag of $11 million (the extra $1 million went toward renovating Level One). Once open, the 8,000-square-foot Moneyline Bar & Book will have: six betting windows and sports betting kiosks; a 40-by-11.5-foot tall?


    Md. cannabis regulators approve new dispensary, grant operating deadline extension for another
    A new dispensary will become the first to open in Washington County after gaining final clearance from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. Maryland Health and Wellness Center is the latest firm to join the ranks of the state's 108 licensed medical marijuana businesses. Its final operating license was awarded during a meeting of the medical cannabis commission Tuesday. The company is now among 77 dispensaries statewide fully licensed to distribute medical marijuana products to the state's?


    Maryland monorail proposal leaves many observers skeptical, frustrated
    Robert Eisinger thinks the project is the solution to easing traffic on I-270. Transit advocates aren't so sure.


    8 things you need to know this morning
    Good morning Baltimore! Today will be hotter with temperatures in the mid- to upper-80s and sunshine throughout most of the morning and afternoon. You can expect to see some thunderstorms roll in later in the evening though. Now, let's get to the news. Cross Street Market reopened today after a $8.5 million renovation and a few hold ups last week due to the ransomware attack on Baltimore City's computer networks. The Federal Hill market opens with three vendors, Fenwick Choice Meats, Steve's?


    State Center to undergo emergency repairs to fix AC system
    Several buildings in the much-maligned State Center office complex will be closed or lightly staffed Friday due to emergency repairs to the air conditioning system. Four buildings and nine state agencies will be affected by the repairs, the Maryland Department of General Services said Wednesday. The department suggests anyone who is doing business with any of the affected agencies reschedule for next week. State Center, the aging complex in midtown Baltimore, has been mired in controversy because?


    Maryland Port Administration expanding auto import area with $4.6M project
    The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a $4.6 million contract for Cianbro Corp. to develop the site that used to be used for handling bulk loads of bananas.


    Marylanders traveling for Memorial Day expected to rise
    The number of Marylanders expected to travel over Memorial Day weekend this year is at its highest point to date, AAA Mid-Atlantic estimates. An estimated 918,000 people will travel at least 50 miles on more between Thursday, May 23 and Monday, May 27. The figure marks a 3.4 percent increase over last year, and is the highest forecast AAA started tracking holiday travel in 2000. It is also the fifth consecutive year the state's travel volume over the holiday weekend is expected to exceed 800,000. The?


    Coastal Sunbelt parent acquires Hearn Kirkwood
    The parent company of Coastal Sunbelt Produce has acquired Hearn Kirkwood, combining two of the region's most recognizable food distributors. Hanover-based Hearn Kirkwood joins Coastal Sunbelt Produce and East Coast Fresh as subsidiaries of Laurel-based Coastal Cos. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Coastal and Hearn Kirkwood, founded in 1946, started merger talks about a year ago, Coastal CEO John Corso said. The move boosts Coastal's presence in the grab-and-go and prepared foods?


    MECU aims for 15% more members with marketing blitz
    The credit union launched a new website, two TV commercials and plans to open a branch later this year in Baltimore County.