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    Report: Amazon in talks with Simon Property Group about taking department store space
    Mall owner Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) is in talks with Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) about the e-commerce giant potentially taking department store space in its properties, according to The Wall Street Journal. Simon, which counts Virginia's Fashion Centre at Pentagon City and Potomac Mills among its regional properties, has been discussing turning the spaces into Amazon distribution hubs, according to the report. The talks have centered on former or currently occupied J.C. Penney and?

    How Knott Mechanical is making changes so workers 'can feel safe indoors'
    Knott Mechanical services about 4,000 buildings in the Baltimore metro area totaling 150 million square feet of space.

    8 things you need to know this morning
    Good morning Baltimore! It's going to be hot and humid again today with temperatures in the mid-90s, but feeling more like the low 100s. Luckily, the temperature should drop a little once the sun goes down. Now, let's get to the news. Maryland reported 922 new cases of Covid-19 and 8 more deaths between Saturday and Sunday. While the number of daily new cases has trended upward over the past month, returning to peak highs, the state's seven-day average testing positivity rate has dropped to?

    Cloudy Donuts is expanding the vegan doughnut experience
    Cloudy Donuts, formerly known as Donut Alliance, has a new name and new owners ? but that isn't stopping it from trying to expand the vegan doughnut experience in Baltimore. Cloudy Donut's new owners, brothers Derrick and Justin Faulcon, started out as frequent customers but were so impressed by the doughnuts that they ended up purchasing the business in December. The pair has been busy since learning what it takes to make tasty vegan doughnuts while adding their own personal touch to the shop.?

    Altimmune CEO on the biotech?s Covid-19 strategy, vaccine development
    The Gaithersburg biotech is developing both an intranasal vaccine candidate for the virus and a treatment to prevent hospitalizations.

    Arch Social Club plans to light up corner of Penn North with new marquee
    An institution on a bustling corner of Penn North in West Baltimore could soon have a glitzy new sign welcoming people to a gateway for the city's burgeoning Black Arts and Entertainment District. The Arch Social Club plans to add a 15-foot-wide marquee that will call back to the historic former theater's sign added in the middle of the 20th century, while incorporating modern twists like two LED screens and speakers to play music and relay community announcements. ?We want this sign to be state-of-the-art,?

    Help Desk: Six ways you can regain your financial balance
    Financial advisor Lauren Rebbel shares six tips for how women can better manage their money in a changed, post-Covid-19 world.

    More than a dozen Fells Point restaurants abstain from indoor dining as it resumes in Baltimore
    As limited indoor dining resumes in Baltimore, more than a dozen bars and restaurants in Fells Point have decided to hold off. They banded together to make the announcement Friday evening shortly after 5 p.m., as other restaurants around the city were opening their dining rooms for the first time in two weeks. A news release signed by the owners of 18 restaurants in the neighborhood ? plus one in Federal Hill ?  said the decision was made based on safety concerns as Covid-19 continues to?

    Restaurant Roundup: Three new restaurants in Howard Co., The Urban Oyster finds a temporary home
    Happy Friday! After two weeks on hiatus, Baltimore restaurants can resume indoor service tonight starting at 5 p.m. But ? given the ongoing struggle against the novel coronavirus ? capacity is capped at 25%. Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young said Friday that dining rooms must close at 10 p.m., though kitchens may stay open later for carryout and outdoor dining. Some eateries are ready to reopen indoors as soon as the clock strikes 5. Colin Tarbert, the CEO of the Baltimore Development Corp.,?

    USM chancellor stands by decision to reopen campuses, as other colleges change course
    Dr. Jay Perman said the University System of Maryland is sticking by its goals to partially reopen campuses and allow some in-person learning, even as more colleges in the state announce shifts to entirely online semesters. Perman, who is chancellor of the 12-member school system, explained USM's position during a webinar hosted by the University of Maryland, Baltimore Thursday. He acknowledged an ongoing national debate around how higher education institutions should be approaching instruction?