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WYPR's Fraser Smith and Sarah Meehan of the Baltimore Business Journal talk about the city's decision to keep the Hilton Baltimore and why leaders are cautiously optimistic about its prospects.

Slideshow: The Physics Of Oxygen-Free Beer

Nov 11, 2013
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When it comes to fresh, draft beer, “Oxygen is the enemy.”

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Little brown jugs--bigger ones too--are becoming more widespread in Maryland.

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Baltimore sportswear manufacturer Under Armour's third-quarter profit, announced yesterday, was above predictions.

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Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday city officials used “every incentive” available to them to “secure the deal” that is bringing an Amazon distribution center to the site of the old General Motors plant in Southeast Baltimore.

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Work at the Port of Baltimore came to a halt Wednesday as one of the four unions with employees struck over stalled contract negotiations and members of three other unions honored the picket lines.

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The Apex Theatre, which has outlasted every other XXX cinema in the city, was sold for $295,000 Friday morning.

Joey Kahn / WYPR

The Apex, at the corner of Broadway and Lombard in Fell’s Point, was the last X-rated movie house in Baltimore.

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Small businesses in and around the site of the Grand Prix of Baltimore are hoping for a more positive economic impact this year.   Race organizers say they are going to do everything they can to direct fans to surrounding neighborhoods.

Grand Prix manager Tim Mayer said they want to make sure that everyone feels the benefit of the event.  “We’re doing PA announcements for people to go to various restaurants in the area; and go into Federal Hill, to go to Little Italy; to go to the restaurants on Pratt Street,” Mayer said

P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

A Baltimore City Council committee voted to send a package of bills for the Harbor Point development to the full Council for consideration Wednesday night. The bills included a $107 million Tax Increment Financing (TIF) plan. But the work session did not end without drama.