How much are the Rio Olympic gold medals worth?

The making of the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic medals is a mix of art and science.

A team of about 100 people, including sculptors and machine operators, have been working in secret inside the Brazilian Mint to produce more than 5,000 medals ahead…

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Terminix may settle pesticide poisoning case

Terminix may be close to paying a Delaware family $87 million to keep them from suing over a horrifying poisoning while they were vacationing in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

A quarterly earnings report filed with the SEC released this week states that the…

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Lobbyist Bereano’s friendship with Hogan bolsters bottom line

It’s been a very good year, so far, for Bruce Bereano. Bereano, the power lobbying fixture in Annapolis, has long been among the top annual earners — though his position has slipped in recent years. But this year is proving to be different as Bereano has already reported nearly $500,000 more in earnings in the first …

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2016/07/31/bereano-hogan-lobbyist-earnings/

Winning ticket sold in fifth-largest Powerball jackpot

The fifth-largest Powerball of all time was drawn Saturday night and, according to The Associated Press, one ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers.

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Kanye West rants about Tidal-Apple ‘beef’

Kanye West apparently really, really wants Apple to buy Tidal.

On Saturday, the prodigious rapper took to his favorite mode of communication – Twitter – to urge the tech giant with its couple hundred billion in cash to “give Jay his check for Tidal …

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Best Week, Worst Week: Hopkins employees get closer to home ownership; Mosby lashes out after dropping all remaining Freddie Gray charges

Johns Hopkins employees looking to buy a house got some great news this week while Marilyn J. Mosby lashed out at police after abruptly dropping all charges against three police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray. Business writer Adam Bednar reported Monday that Johns Hopkins is offering a $36,000 grant to full-time employees …

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2016/07/30/best-week-worst-week-hopkins-employees-get-closer-to-home-ownership-mosby-lashes-out-after-dropping-all-remaining-freddie-gray-charges/