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    Pimlico improvement plans delayed after racing commission cancels meeting
    The Maryland Racing Commission has canceled its July meeting ? a meeting where the owners of the Pimlico Race Course were supposed to present an updated capital improvements plan for the aging track. Michael Hopkins, executive director for the commission, said the July 25 meeting was canceled because many people will be away on vacation. The commission's next meeting will be Aug. 16 at Ocean Downs just outside of Ocean City in Southern Maryland. The abrupt cancellation of the July meeting means?

    Johns Hopkins launching program to help working adults learn to code
    Johns Hopkins University's engineering school is launching a new training program aimed at teaching working adults how to code, and filling open jobs in the local tech industry. The Whiting School of Engineering is working in collaboration with edtech firm Trilogy Education Services to run the new coding boot camp. The 24-week, part-time program will be geared toward working professionals who may be looking to pursue new job opportunities in tech, and teach them the coding skills necessary to become?

    State report finds Maryland transportation funding faces $2 billion shortfall
    Maryland is facing a more than $2 billion shortfall to fund transit repair and enhancement over the next 10 years, according to a new report. The first-ever Capital Needs Inventory conducted by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and its Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) found the state is facing a $2.05 billion capital funding shortfall for the period of 2019-2028. The report found that the amount of money currently available will not be enough to cover the repairs needed to?

    Gannett in talks to join forces with rival GateHouse
    McLean, Virginia-based Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is closing in on a cash-and-stock deal to be acquired by GateHouse Media LLC parent company New Media Investment Group Inc. (NYSE: NEWM), according to The Wall Street Journal. The deal would combine Gannett with GateHouse, two of the country?s largest newspaper groups based on circulation. The two companies publish a combined 265 dailies and are seen as rivals in the struggling print newspaper market. A deal could be announced in the next few?

    300-unit apartment building near HQ2 sells for $117 million
    It's the latest big multifamily property to trade since Amazon announced its HQ2 pick.

    Bozzuto opens luxury apartment complexes in Harbor East, Gambrills shopping center
    Bozzuto Group recently announced the opening of two new luxury apartment complexes in Greater Baltimore: the Liberty Harbor East apartments in Baltimore and the Residences at Monarch in the Waugh Chapel Towne Center in Gambrills. Residents will start moving into the 22-floor Liberty Harbor East tower at 711 S. Central Ave., just off the waterfront, later this month. So far, 107 of the 282 apartments have been leased, with prices ranging from $1,862 for a 564-square-foot studio apartment to $5,250?

    Maryland loses 7,000 jobs in June despite gains nationally
    Maryland lost 7,000 jobs in June, the second straight month the state saw a decline. Decreases were broad-based across the private sector. The manufacturing industry was the only one to see an increase after gaining 1,500 jobs during the month, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor. The public sector also added 1,000 jobs. The biggest decline happened in education and health services, which lost 3,500 jobs. Leisure and hospitality also lost 2,300 jobs. Both the construction?

    The little-known tale of the birth, function and death of the cubicle
    Why what's old is new again, when it comes to office plans.

    M&T CFO talks about the bank's branch strategy
    M&T Bank may replicate its just-announced Philadelphia-area branch consolidation plan in other parts of the footprint where its market share is low. On Thursday, chief financial officer Darren King told investors the decision will depend on how things shake out in Philadelphia, where M&T announced plans to close 13 of 33 local branches. The plan affects eight offices in southeastern Pennsylvania, three in South Jersey and two in the Lehigh Valley. ?We are going to be looking at what we do in?

    8 things you need to know this morning
    Good morning Baltimore and happy Friday! It's shaping up to be a wild weekend in the city with record high temperatures expected and roads closed all over the place due to Artscape in midtown and the sinkhole downtown. Temperatures will hit 98 degrees today with highs of 100 expected on both Saturday and Sunday. The city has issued a code red extreme heat alert through Monday so make sure you're staying cool and hydrated. Now, let's get to the news: The House voted yesterday to raise the federal?