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Transportation workforce development to be top priorities for Greater Washington Partnership
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Transportation and workforce development will be two early focuses of the Greater Washington Partnership, a coalition of top executives from Baltimore to Richmond, Va., that formed last year to drive economic growth across the region.

In a memo released Thursday, Greater Washington Partnership...


Sears partners with Amazon to sell Kenmore appliances
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:06:00 PDT

Strugging Sears is looking for help from the company that's responsible for much of the retail industry's woes: Amazon.

The embattled retailer announced Thursday it will begin selling its full line of Kenmore appliances on Amazon, significantly expanding distribution of a brand that, until now,...


How a lawyer turned his homemade treats into America’s best-selling ice cream pint
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:43:00 PDT

With a $20 ice cream maker and a hunger for a more healthful indulgence, Los Angeles lawyer Justin Woolverton concocted a dessert that quickly developed a cultlike following.

A few years later, his line of light ice cream, called Halo Top, has exploded into surprising market dominance. Halo Top...


SunTrust Tower in downtown Baltimore sells for $32.8 million
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 31 Oct 2017 07:55:00 PDT

The 25-story SunTrust Tower in Baltimore’s central business district has sold for $32.8 million.

The building, located at 120 E. Baltimore St., was sold by Massachusetts-based Franklin Street Properties Corp. to Grander Capital Partners, also of Massachusetts.

“The sale is indicative of the increased...


Mayor’s Squeegee Corps aims to get teens out of the street and into the ranks of entrepreneurs
BaltimoreSun.com / Sat, 14 Oct 2017 13:20:00 PDT

As cars rolled into a parking lot off North Avenue in Baltimore on Saturday afternoon, a group of teens eagerly approached. They soon got to work with hoses, sponges and buckets of soapy water.

The teens were part of Mayor Catherine Pugh’s Squeegee Corps, a program launched this summer to employ...


More than 1 in 5 travelers knowingly or unknowingly carried prohibited items onto aircraft, survey f
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 3 Aug 2017 10:56:00 PDT

A survey of airline passengers found that more than 20 percent had knowingly or unknowingly smuggled prohibited items past Transportation Security Administration checkpoints onto the aircraft, including at least 6 percent who boarded the plane while unintentionally carrying prohibited knives or...


Baltimore area home sales, prices drop slightly in September
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Baltimore-area home sales and prices dropped slightly in September compared with the same time last year, as buyers waited to find their ideal home in an increasingly tight market.

A total of 3,127 homes sold in September for a median price of $253,000, or $670 less than this time last year, according...


Discovery to acquire Scripps Networks in $11.9-billion deal
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:55:00 PDT

Discovery Communications carved a lucrative niche in television with “Deadliest Catch,” “Shark Week” and other shows that portray survival in the wilds. On Monday, the cable programming company made a predatory strike to ensure its own survival.

Discovery announced its $11.9-billion cash-and-stock...


Unions announce wage increases at Horseshoe Casino under new contract
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:50:00 PDT

Table games dealers at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, whose earnings come mainly from tips, are getting at least a 10 percent increase in hourly pay under a newly ratified contract negotiated by owner Caesar’s Entertainment and the National Gaming Workers’ Coalition, the coalition announced Thursday.

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Two directors resign from Legg Mason board, after selling millions of shares
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:20:00 PDT

Two top executives of Shanda Group — which was previously Legg Mason’s largest shareholder — have resigned from the Baltimore money manager's board of directors, months after selling about half of their shares in the company.

Tianqiao Chen, CEO of the Singapore-based investment firm, and Robert...


Lawsuit says nonprofit Second Chance misled consumers
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:25:00 PDT

A Bethesda couple allege in a lawsuit that Baltimore-based nonprofit Second Chance misled them into believing they would benefit from significant tax refunds and deductions by donating a house they owned for “deconstruction,” the process of taking apart and salvaging materials.

The couple, Nitin...


CEO of CareFirst to retire next year
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:10:00 PDT

Chet Burrell will retire next year as president and CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield after more than a decade heading the region’s largest insurer.

“A decade of service to the mission of CareFirst has, for me, passed quickly,” the 70-year-old Burrell said in a statement. “No matter the demands,...


The cost of eclipse fever for workplaces? It could be $694 million
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:57:00 PDT

Monday is eclipse day and also, alas, a workday. It might not feel that way, though, as the clock ticks toward 11:54 a.m. and workers across Chicago abandon their desks to glimpse, hopefully without long-term eye damage, what for many will be a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical phenomenon.

"It's...


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