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Kal’s Kickstarter Kills



Courtesy Citybizlist – When Kevin Kallaugher, a freelance cartoonist for The Economist for all of 35 years and currently at The Baltimore Sun, set out to produce a coffee-table book, he didn’t seek out a literary agent or publisher. Instead, on Jan. 14, he set up a project on the crowdsourcing site Kickstarter, aiming to raise a modest $20,000.

Maryland’s Football Program Valued at $96 Million


Courtesy Citybizlist – Maryland’s college football program was ranked a low 56th by value, with a net worth of $96 million, according to an annual analysis.

Phew! We’re Safe: Maryland Among the Best Two States to Fight BioTerrorism



Courtesy of Citybizlist – Maryland and North Carolina have been rated among the states best prepared to protect the public from diseases, disaster and bioterrorism.

Maryland Ranks 35th on Recession Recovery Score Card


So, which states have best braved the five-year-old Great Recession — the most severe economic contraction the United States has experienced since the Great Depression?

Maryland was among the states that have been less successful in taming the recessionary conditions, ranked 35th in an analysis by 24/7 Wall Street. Current unemployment is at 6.7%, down 1.3 percentage points from the peak of 8%; and 2011 GDP growth was a mere 0.9%.

Baltimore Tattoo Studio Named Among “50 Coolest New Businesses in America”



Courtesy Citybizlist – Brightside, a fashion boutique and tattoo art studio in Baltimore, is among “The 50 Coolest New Businesses in America,” according to a listing by Business Insider.

Orioles Losing Fan Base?


Baltimore Orioles has been ranked No. 9 on a list of 13 teams running out of fans, leading franchises to lose millions of dollars, 24/7 Wall St. reports.

Is Kevin Plank Behind U of Md Move to the Big 10?

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank

Courtesy Citybizlist – Is Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank bankrolling the University of Maryland’s decision to exit the Atlantic Coast Conference and join the Big Ten?

Baltimore Ninth on List of America’s Most Dangerous Cities



Yes, that’s Baltimore. Photo courtesy Business Insider.

Courtesy Citybizlist – The national capital, Baltimore, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Miami and Orlando are among the most dangerous cities in America, according to a report in Business Insider.

Maryland Is Nation’s Second Best Educated State


Maryland is the nation’s second best educated state with 36.9 percent of its population aged 25 or over holding a bachelor’s degree or higher, 24/7 Wall St. reported, citing data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s’ American Community Survey.