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    Amazon has a deadline for HQ2 bids, and it's right around the corner
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan told a gathering of business owners Thursday that the state has just a few weeks to finalize its bid for Amazon?s second headquarters, while taking a shot at Montgomery County ? the only place in Maryland to land on the HQ2 short list. Bethesda Magazine quotes Hogan, a Republican, telling a gathering of the National Association of Business and Entrepreneurs at Woodmont Country Club, ?We have until March 1 to finalize all the submissions and get all of the information?

    Technology transforming internal audit profession
    Professional accountants, including auditors, are facing a new world of technology that is rapidly changing how they and their companies do business.

    Secureworks chief audit exec: 'Process automation is growing'
    Automation is increasingly reaching all areas of business. Internal auditors (IA) say they must be involved when companies roll out these new initiatives to monitor their success and determine their impact on companies? bottom lines.

    Movie Review: 'The Greatest Showman' is a showy, confused, big hunk of nothing
    There are those of us who will go see Hugh Jackman in anything. And I mean, anything.  Alas, ?The Greatest Showman,? starring Jackman as 19th-century impresario, P. T. Barnum, is more like nothing. A showy, confused, big hunk of nothing. Barnum, who coined the phrase, ?There?s a sucker born every minute,? is a ripe subject for a movie. Part scoundrel, part master of the razzle-dazzle, he was as well known for his scams (an elderly African-American woman he passed off as George Washington?s?

    Atlanta development group readying SkyHouse arrival in Texas' $1.8B Frisco Station
    An Atlanta-based development group ? including Novare Group and Batson-Cook Development Co., a subsidiary of Kajima USA ? has begun construction on SkyHouse Frisco Station, a new 25-story luxury apartment in the $1.8 billion Frisco Station mixed-use development. in North Texas. The 242-acre Frisco Station project, which is being developed in partnership with Fort Worth-based Hillwood, The Rudman Partnership and VanTrust Real Estate, was attractive to the development group because interwoven?

    Fortune: Georgia is home to 4 of the 'Best Companies to Work For' in 2018
    When it comes to the best companies to work for in Georgia, Fortune Magazine is sticking with the businesses it knows. On its annual list of the 100 'Best Companies to Work For,' Fortune picked four Georgia-based companies, all of which have previously made the list. Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) has the least experience with the honor, being picked for the second-straight year; landing at No. 98. The Atlanta-based airline ranked No. 63 last year. It was the only airline represented on the list. Children's?

    The Movie Biz: Obsessing over what actors do to get Oscar nomination
    This year?s Oscar nominees are a mixed bunch, writes film critic Eleanor Ringel-Cater.

    Bloomberg: Document shows McDonald's attempting to mimic Chick-fil-A's successes
    Head's up, Chick-fil-A, the Golden Arches are coming for you. McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) is making a move to becoming a "credible chicken player," according to internal McDonald?s documents reviewed by Bloomberg News, and that means flying toward the successes of Chick-fil-A Inc. Bloomberg reports that the venerable Illinois-based burger joint sent a letter to franchises about making a move out of nuggets territory and into more quality chicken -- under the project code name: "Better Chicken."?

    Pay inequity hot topic for businesses
    omen are still earning significantly less than men ? presenting a challenge and opportunity for companies to fix the gender pay gap.

    Take a look at the Amazon HQ2 proposal Baltimore pitched
    The contents of the secret box Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh sent to Inc. with hopes of landing its sought-after HQ2 was finally revealed Wednesday. The disappointment over Baltimore not making the 20-city shortlist has been dissected since the finalists were announced Jan. 18. But what the failed bid included had not yet been revealed. Sagamore Development Co., the team building the new Under Armour Inc. headquarters in Baltimore's Port Covington area, and Baltimore economic development?