By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2011
Baltimore-based FTI Consulting Inc. said Tuesday that it had acquired part of competitor LECG Corp. for an undisclosed amount. FTI, which provides business services ranging from forensic accounting to corporate restructuring, purchased LECG's international arbitration and airline competition practices. FTI said it was considering the possibility of acquiring several other divisions of the Pennsylvania-based LECG, which was pressed into a sale by an impending deadline to repay about $28 million in outstanding principal for a maturing loan.
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown dwarfed the fundraising efforts of his rivals and raised substantially more cash than any other candidate running for governor, according to finance reports filed Friday. Brown's campaign reported that it had raised $813,000 in less than three weeks, more than three times what his closest competitor took in. "Wow," Donald Norris, chair of the public policy department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, said of Brown's haul. "That is stunning.
By Seth Boster and The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2013
When Mount St. Joseph baseball coach Dave Norton finally got the chance to see Steve Clevenger play in a major league uniform, he was given a reminder of the kind of player he coached years before. Clevenger -- a 2004 graduate of Mount St. Joseph who raised in Glen Burnie and now returning home after being acquired by the Orioles in Tuesday's trade with the Chicago Cubs -- was behind the plate at Nationals Park on Sept. 12 when his pitcher nearly struck Bryce Harper in the hip. Norton watched from the stands as Clevenger went out of his stance to step in front of an upset Harper, who was walking toward the mound with a scowl.
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
Major health insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has asked the state to let it increase its rates in the individual marketplace by as much as 30 percent on average next year, but two competitors want to lower what they charge people who don't get coverage through an employer. The requests were released Friday by the Maryland Insurance Administration, whose officials emphasized that they could require modifications. The agency cut significantly the rate increase CareFirst had requested for this year.
March 28, 1995
Comsat unit sues competitorOn Command Video Corp., a subsidiary of Bethesda-based Comsat Corp., said yesterday that it has sued LodgeNet Entertainment Corp., alleging that its competitor has infringed on the technology it uses to provide on-demand pay-per-view movies and other video programs to hotel rooms.The federal suit filed in San Francisco seeks an injunction against LodgeNet and triple damages.
By Sarah Kickler Kelber and Sarah Kickler Kelber,Sun columnist | January 16, 2007
Top Chef is down to five, with Michael's departure last week (after a fluky performance the previous episode in which he won both challenges). We're left with a couple of people who have performed strongly the whole time (Sam and Elia), a couple of people who've revealed their jerky sides (Ilan and Cliff) in dealing with an annoying competitor, and said annoying competitor (Marcel). I'm ready to see any of the latter three go in tomorrow's episode to bring it down to a mostly satisfying final four.
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Evening Sun Staff | August 28, 1991
During his more than 20 years with the family business, Lindsay "Trip" Dryden 3rd has seen Dryden Oil Co. revenues go from about $3 million to $100 million annually.Dryden has grown from a local company to a regional one, artfully thriving in niche markets abandoned by the major oil companies.But further growth was getting tough and revenues were beginning to level off. Unsuccessful forays into the Midwest had spread the company's resources thin and Dryden was reluctant to take the private company public by selling its stock on the open market.
April 10, 2012
Three gymnasts from the Harford Gymnastics Training Center were honored with the Strength of Character Award at the 2012 Pink Invitational at the Philadelphia Convention Center Feb. 25 through Feb. 27. The Pink Invitational is a nationally renowned gymnastics competition benefiting Unite for Her, an organization committed to providing programs that educate women on and raise funds for breast cancer. At the conclusion of each session, judges selected one gymnast worthy of a Strength of Character Award.
By Mark Stevens and Mark Stevens,Mark Stevens | November 12, 1990
Are you searching for little-known business information? The kind that can give you valuable insight into your competitors or that can open the doors to prospective customers?If so, you'll want to tap into an arm of the federal government that offers a wealth of data on thousands of publicly traded companies.It's all made possible by the nation's security laws, which require public companies to disclose comprehensive information concerning their financial status, executive compensation, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and legal entanglements.
By New York Times News Service | February 13, 1993
VIENNA, Va. -- A special committee advising the Federal Communications Commission concluded Thursday evening that all five of the systems competing to be picked as the U.S. high-definition television standard were flawed.All of the competitors told the committee that they had made improvements to repair the problems that turned up in tests last year. So committee members said they would recommend that four of the five systems be retested to gauge those improvements. That could set back the schedule for the introduction of high-definition television by as much as a year.
Peter Schmuck | May 27, 2014
The weather is heating up and so are the Orioles hitters, which should make for a very entertaining summer in the wide-open American League East. Enjoy it while you can. The Orioles are looking more and more like the resourceful 2012 team that ended the franchise's 14-season playoff drought, and the addition of big-swinging Nelson Cruz has given the lineup additional swagger while the team works through a series of early season injuries. Whether that means this is the year when the Orioles make a serious run at the World Series remains to be seen.
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2014
As "Bronco" Billy Gowan made his way back to the stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday night, the Louisiana-born, Kentucky-based trainer looked and acted as if his horse, Ride On Curlin, had just won the 139th Preakness. "I'm happy. He never quit. My horse run as hard as he could, but old [California] Chrome kept running, too," Gowan said after Ride On Curlin followed up a disappointing seventh-place finish in the Kentucky Derby with runner-up honors in Baltimore.
By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - When Art Sherman reached the barn at 5 a.m. Sunday, the day after the Kentucky Derby, he found his star pupil still slumbering. “I didn't want to wake him up,” he said of California Chrome, the newly garlanded champion of Churchill Downs. “I know he'd had a hard day.” The 77-year-old trainer looked wide awake, walking crisply around Barn 20, though he professed to be “numb” to the previous day's triumph. He said the enormity probably won't hit him until he finds a few moments alone in his lounge chair, outside the family home in Rancho Bernardo, Calif.
From Baltimore Sun Staff Reports | April 13, 2014
In recent years, Maryland has seen many local banks acquired by out-of-state rivals. A little over a decade ago, the state had 139 banks based here, with 20 of them separately chartered affiliates of Mercantile-Safe Deposit & Trust Co., according to the Maryland Bankers Association. Here are a few of Baltimore's most prominent banks that have been bought up over past three decades. Provident Bank (1886-2008) Provident, which had been based in Baltimore since the late 1800s, had long prided itself on its independence.
March 28, 2014
Baltimore's Becca Meyers and Ian Silverman set world records on the opening day of the 2014 U.S. Paralympics Swimming Spring National Championships/Spring CanAms on Thursday at Miami's Ransom Everglades School. The event, which runs through Saturday, serves as the U.S. team qualifier for the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in August. Meyers, a Loyola Maryland student from Timonium, who competes in the S13 classification, won the women's 1500-meter freestyle in 17 minutes, 53.90 seconds in the morning session to smash the world record.
By Brian Compere, The Baltimore Sun | November 17, 2013
Fred Schumacher knew the race was worse than he thought it would be when he watched a group of Marines climb into a pickup truck and quit after the first few checkpoints. The first JFK 50 Mile race Schumacher ran, on March 30 1974, offered a particularly difficult challenge in the 34-degree weather and steady rain that turned to sleet for part of the event. Schumacher, a 66-year-old retired Army officer from Frederick, said he had decided to start the race out of complete ignorance.
By Carrie Mason-Draffen | November 28, 2004
I have worked several years for a large, publicly traded construction company with more than 14,000 employees. I started as an outside sales rep and had to sign a noncompete agreement. Several weeks ago, I changed positions within the company and now work in a nonsales area. So my question is this: Is my noncompete still in effect now that I have left sales? Or is it null and void because of the switch? The maxim "the devil is in the details" fits aptly here. Just how much your hands are tied if you leave the company depends on the contract's fine print, said Alan L. Sklover, an employment-rights attorney in New York.
By Tionah Lee | April 9, 2013
In the final week of the blind audition round, coaches Blake, Adam, Shakira and Usher waste no time choosing the 12 that will go on and compete to become this season's Voice.  The coaches spent last night's episode hoping to find the three or four remaining members of their teams. While it was fun to watch each coach build the anticipation that comes with pushing the big red button, it was far more entertaining to watch the judges fight for the attention of two of the night's best competitors.
By Peter Morici | September 4, 2013
President Barack Obama's vacillation on Syria - first delaying military action and then booting the decision to Congress - poses grave threats to U.S. prosperity. Imminent military action, especially in the Middle East, instigates fears of shortages and creates panic in oil markets. Two years ago, oil prices jumped to more than $110 in anticipation of the U.S. action in Libya but then subsided when the worst did not happen to oil supplies. With mounting evidence that Syria used chemical weapons, oil prices again jumped, and a prolonged debate in Congress could push gasoline above $4. That would dent Detroit's resurgent auto sales, shelve investment decisions across manufacturing and weigh on already flagging new home sales.
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2013
It's just urine. But for a Baltimore company and a rival, it's liquid gold worth bruising legal battles. When a patient is prescribed a powerful painkiller like Vicodin or OxyContin, many doctors require periodic urine tests to check dosage levels as part of safeguards to ensure the drug isn't being abused. Some states are making the practice law, and that means a big opportunity for Baltimore-based Ameritox Ltd. and other companies that have rushed to meet the demand. The competition has spawned no fewer than a half-dozen lawsuits in recent years and what one judge called an "advertising war" between Ameritox and San Diego-based rival Millennium Laboratories.
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