KinderMender uses IT, child-centric focus to differentiate itself, expand 

Dr. Keyvon Rafei doesn’t like being taken by surprise. He doesn’t appreciate unexpected surges in patient volume. He doesn’t enjoy paying employees top dollar to monitor empty waiting rooms. He hates guessing which illnesses will plague his patients, which neighborhoods they live in or what they thought about their visit to KinderMender, the pediatric urgent care clinic he founded. (Daily Record)

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APG officials say workforce safety is 'our highest priority' after Navy Yard shooting

Officials at Harford County's huge military installation, Aberdeen Proving Ground, and defense contractors which operate local facilities, are being tight-lipped about their security protocols and any changes made following the shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard Monday. (Aegis)

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New website arms consumers with Internet tracking info

Does anybody like companies they don’t know tracking their Internet movements? If your among the “practically everybody” who doesn’t like this snooping, there’s a new site for you. RespectMyDNT.org (DNT means Do Not Track) was launched today by Consumer Action. (Balt. Sun)

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Sept. 17 // Emergent plans to add jobs, move to Gaithersburg from Rockville

Rockville biotechnology company Emergent BioSolutions plans to buy a Gaithersburg building and move its 112 employees at its headquarters there, as well as add 133 jobs over the next five years, executives said Monday. As part of the deal, the Gaithersburg City Council was expected to consider awarding a $250,000 economic development grant to Emergent. (Gazette)

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FedEx Ground hub seasonal workers could be hired permanently at expanded facility

With the peak season approaching for the FedEx Ground hub on Newgate Boulevard in Hagerstown, many of the seasonal workers hired this year could become full-time workers at the expanded facility in 2014, according to a company official. The shipper — which currently employs about 800 people at the facility — plans to hire hundreds of part-time package handlers for the holiday season. (Herald-Mail)

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Grand Prix's survival wasn't helped by racing's murky future

A racing car industry in transition helped doom the Grand Prix of Baltimore. Two major racing circuits are merging. A third is considering compressing its season so it doesn’t go head-to-head with the National Football League. With all the talk Friday about the inability to find dates to hold the Grand Prix in 2014 and 2014, what was lost in the discussion is how changes far beyond Baltimore made coming up with those dates so difficult. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Baltimore wins $900,000 grant to boost minority business competitiveness

Baltimore was one of seven cities selected to receive a piece of $7.3 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency. Charm City won a three-year, $900,000 grant to establish a Minority Business Development Agency Business Center aimed at fueling job creation and minority business competitiveness. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Maryland’s richest of rich staying in the state 

Eight of America’s richest reside in Maryland, representing a combined $20 billion in net worth, according to the Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans released Monday. (Daily Record)

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