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  • Neel Kashkari says his diverse skills prepare him to serve as governor

    Neel Kashkari says his diverse skills prepare him to serve as governor
    Neel Kashkari's career has taken him from engineering to investment banking to managing the federal government's $700-billion bailout of Wall Street, overseeing stock funds and running for governor — all by age 40. What others might view as a...
  • WhatsApp price ups the ante in a big-spending industry

    SAN FRANCISCO — The $19 billion that Facebook Inc. is paying for a smartphone app, one of the biggest tech deals of all time, made jaws drop even in Silicon Valley, where entrepreneurs tend to have an inflated sense of their own worth. "It's 19...
  • Dr. A. H. 'Harry' Oleynick, neurologist

    Dr. A. H. 'Harry' Oleynick, neurologist
    Dr. Anatol H. "Harry" Oleynick, a retired neurologist who taught for half a century at the University of Maryland Medical School, died Feb. 19 of cancer at the Veterans Administration Hospital on Loch Raven Boulevard in Northeast Baltimore. The former...
  • Maryland gears up for end of health care enrollment

    Maryland gears up for end of health care enrollment
    Monday marks the end of a six-month enrollment push for Maryland's troubled health exchange, and despite a surge in the past week, it is unclear whether the state can overcome technical problems that have persisted since the Oct. 1 debut and meet its...
  • Billionaire-to-be Brian Acton got tech start at Lake Howell High

    Billionaire-to-be Brian Acton got tech start at Lake Howell High
    Brian Acton got his start in the high-tech world more than two decades ago as a computer whiz kid in Central Florida. Now he is poised to become a billionaire. Acton is co-founder of WhatsApp, a Silicon Valley startup being sold to Facebook in a...
  • Comcast and Time Warner Cable execs grilled by lawmakers

    Senior executives from Comcast and Time Warner Cable were grilled for more than three hours Wednesday about their proposed merger by a mostly skeptical Senate Judiciary Committee concerned that the more than $40-billion deal would be bad for consumers and...
  • Comcast, TW Cable Execs Grilled By Skeptical Senators at Merger Hearing

    Senators grilled Comcast and Time Warner Cable executives on an array of competitive concerns over their proposed merger at a Capitol Hill hearing on Wednesday, but one of the most frequently asked questions was very simple: Will consumers see higher...
  • Big-time lacrosse coming to OCC

    Big-time lacrosse coming to OCC
    As coach of the Corona del Mar High boys' lacrosse program, G.W. Mix doesn't get to see his two sons play in college often. He's too busy coaching, while Ryan Mix and Casey Mix are away competing. Ryan plays for the University of Notre Dame and Casey...
  • Study: Tobacco use declines on prime-time TV dramas

    Study: Tobacco use declines on prime-time TV dramas
    Prime-time television dramas are less smoke friendly than they were in the 1950s. According to a study published online in the journal Tobacco Control on Thursday, there has been a dramatic decline in visibility of tobacco products on prime-time U.S....
  • Nick Francona goes from hell of war to Angels' front office

    TEMPE, Ariz. — The summer in Helmand province, an arid region of southern Afghanistan known to be a Taliban stronghold, was the worst. Hunkering down for eight months in a mud-hut compound with no running water was challenging enough for 1st Lt....
  • Penn Relays select 14 local track and field athletes for April meet

    Penn Relays select 14 local track and field athletes for April meet
    Of the 445 high school track and field athletes selected to participate in the prestigious Penn Relays, 14 attend schools in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The Penn Relays high school individual event field, released early Tuesday, includes 30 total...