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Columbia-based Rethink Water sees growth in boxed water for kids
BaltimoreSun.com / Sat, 24 Feb 2018 05:00:00 PST

Amid concerns about the use of plastic in bottled water, a relatively new Columbia-based brand might have found a sweet spot for rapid growth.

Three years ago, two college friends launched Rethink Water, a fast-growing brand of highly purified water sold in a recyclable box.

The brand got picked...

Baltimore’s top prosecutor calls for businesses to help with jobs program for truant youth
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 26 Feb 2018 11:00:00 PST

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby is calling on local businesses to join a program to place chronically truant students in job opportunities.

Mosby said her office’s new “Project 17” program received federal grant funds through the city Health Department to pay for 30-day internships...

Apple said to plan giant high-end iPhone, lower-priced model
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 26 Feb 2018 11:17:00 PST

Apple is preparing to release a trio of new smartphones later this year: the largest iPhone ever, an upgraded handset the same size as the current iPhone X and a less expensive model with some of the flagship phone's key features.With the new lineup, Apple wants to appeal to the growing number...

Chase Brexton workers approve first union contract, say relations with management have improved
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 26 Feb 2018 16:30:00 PST

Chase Brexton employees voted overwhelmingly Monday to approve their first contract under a union formed nearly 18 months ago amid a rancorous dispute with management over long work hours and other issues.

Employees said they thought the contract, which includes pay raises and a new scheduling...

The Amazon headquarters search mystery has been solved! Or has it?
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 27 Feb 2018 06:47:00 PST

Amazon.com's search for a site for its second headquarters is now mostly playing out behind closed doors, as officials from 20 finalist locations provide the company with additional materials.

In the vacuum, the tiniest shreds of information related to the HQ2 search are being examined with a level...

Baltimore’s Sagamore Pendry makes Travel + Leisure list of best new hotels in world
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 27 Feb 2018 11:30:00 PST

Baltimore gets to hobnob with the likes of Madagascar, Beverly Hills, Paris and Dubai in a magazine best-of list that dubs the Sagamore Pendry one of the planet’s top new hotels.

The hotel inside Fells Point’s historic Recreation Pier made Travel + Leisure’s list earlier this month of “The Best...

Historic St. Vincent Infant Asylum building in West Baltimore building demolished without permit
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 27 Feb 2018 18:30:00 PST
Contractors demolished a historic West Baltimore building last week without a permit, city housing officials said.
Howard County-based app offering personalized discounts expands to Baltimore, Towson
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 28 Feb 2018 03:00:00 PST

MyCustomCoupon, a mobile app with roots in Howard County that tailors discounts to customers based on their needs, is expanding to Baltimore and Towson.

Created by Ellicott City residents Ashish and Beena Bakshi, MyCustomCoupon allows users to request deals on specific items or services — such...

This Baltimore bar has terrible Yelp reviews — and wants it that way
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 28 Feb 2018 05:15:00 PST
When No Way Jose in Federal Hill became One Star Country Club last fall, it decided to reject online reviews on sites like Yelp and Facebook in a tongue-in-cheek way.
Sinclair Broadcast expects Tribune Media deal to close during second quarter
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 28 Feb 2018 05:50:00 PST

Sinclair Broadcast Group expects to finalize its proposed $3.9 billion takeover of Tribune Media in the second quarter, the Hunt Valley TV station owner said Wednesday.

The company updated the status of the planned acquisition, which would cement its spot as the nation’s largest broadcaster, as...

Under Armour chief revenue officer Maurath will retire
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 28 Feb 2018 06:35:00 PST

Under Armour’s chief revenue officer, Karl-­Heinz “Charlie” Maurath, will retire on March 31, the Baltimore-based sports apparel maker said Wednesday.

“We express our heartfelt thanks to Charlie who has played a pivotal role in establishing Under Armour as one of the world’s largest athletic brands,”...

Sonic opens, Wawa, Starbucks on tap as Joppa Road construction carries on
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 28 Feb 2018 06:55:00 PST

Food served by smiling carhops on roller skates is a feature of the new Sonic Drive-In restaurant in Towson. While the mobile waitresses bring an interesting touch to the busy corridor of East Joppa Road, where the fast-food restaurant opened quietly last week, it is a far cry from the staid longtime...

Amazon HQ2 in Montgomery County would add $17 billion to Maryland economy, study finds
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 28 Feb 2018 09:55:00 PST

If Amazon picks Montgomery County as the site for its second headquarters, the online retail giant’s presence would add $17 billion per year to Maryland’s economy and $7.7 billion in annual wages, a study released Wednesday shows.

Amazon’s HQ2 project also would support 101,000 total jobs and generate...

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