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Uber gears up for state fight [Links Roundup]

Also: find out where Baltimore ranks on a list of the nation's most affluent areas.

Uber drivers in Annapolis will likely be checking their mirrors. (Photo by Flickr user Joakim Formo, used under a Creative Commons license)
Full disclosure: Andrew Zaleski, author of the Politico piece, is the former lead reporter for Baltimore.

Welcome to the Uber Wars [Politico Magazine]: “Maryland is the first state to rule the Silicon Valley startup a transportation company, not an app. Will Uber fight back?”

Baltimore is the 18th most affluent area in the country [Baltimore Business Journal]: “The Baltimore metropolitan area is one of the most affluent in the U.S., but it sits in the shadow of stacks of cash around the Washington, D.C., beltway.”

New energy efficiency initiative lets Baltimore businesses, nonprofits borrow $150K for improvements [Baltimore Business Journal]: “A new Baltimore energy conservation and sustainability effort will use $52.8 million in state money over three years to bolster existing city programs and launch new ones.”

Companies: Uber

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