The BBJ’s 25 most-read stories of 2017

If there was one name that Baltimoreans were obsessed with in 2017, it wasn’t Donald Trump or Jeff Bezos — it was Kevin Plank.

Plank, the CEO of Under Armour, dominated our headlines this year. As Under Armour struggled with declining earnings and layoffs, Plank’s personal projects thrived, including the Sagamore Pendry hotel and the Sagamore Spirit distillery.

Under Armour and Plank were some of the most-read stories this year for us, a year that was certainly dominated by politics. If anything,…

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Maryland reports boost in commercial, residential property values

Property values of commercial and residential properties continue to rise across the Maryland, providing a boost in tax dollars to the state and local governments. Values for properties reassessed this year increased across all sectors, the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation announced this week. Assessments on the 751,677 properties in “Group 3,” which were …

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2017/12/29/maryland-reports-boost-in-commercial-residential-property-values/

Year’s box office drops, still 3rd highest gross in history

LOS ANGELES — After two consecutive record-breaking years at the domestic box office, 2017 was the year the momentum slowed — even with the late adrenaline boost of a new “Star Wars” film. When all is said and done on Jan. 1, the domestic box office is estimated to net out with $11.1 billion in …

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2017/12/29/years-box-office-drops-still-3rd-highest-gross-in-history/

Maryland law easing access to birth control to take effect

ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland law intended to expand and protect access to birth control that was passed last year will take effect next week. The Baltimore Sun reports that insurers must provide most forms of contraception, including vasectomies, with no out-of-pocket costs to patients starting Jan. 1. Insurers must also pay for over-the-counter birth control, …

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2017/12/29/maryland-birth-control-law-contraception/