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New TSA rules on carry-on luggage coming to BWI Marshall Airport
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:15:00 PDT

Passengers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport soon will be required to remove any electronic device larger than a cellphone from carry-on luggage before putting it through the X-ray machine during security screenings.

The new rule, announced by the Transportation Security...


McCormick’s $4 billion deal could spur global growth of French’s Mustard and Frank’s RedHot
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

The acquisition of the iconic Frank’s RedHot Hot Sauce and French’s Mustard brands will catapult McCormick & Co. to a top spot as a U.S. condiment maker, but the company has agreed to pay more than many expected those labels to fetch.

The Sparks-based spice giant announced plans late Tuesday to...


After Las Vegas shooting, man credits Under Armour compression shirt with helping save brother’s lif
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:40:00 PDT

A Minnesota man told a TV station that an Under Armour compression shirt may have helped save his brother from bleeding to death after being shot in the Las Vegas mass shooting.

Ben Aurich told WCCO, a CBS station in Minneapolis, that his brother, Philip, a St. Paul native, was wearing a compression...


Annapolis Junction firm among four awarded contracts for more Trump border wall prototypes
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 7 Sep 2017 14:00:00 PDT

ELTA North America, an Israeli-owned defense manufacturer with U.S. headquarters in Annapolis Junction, is one of four companies awarded contracts Thursday to build prototypes for the wall President Donald Trump wants to build on the U.S. border with Mexico.

The prototypes announced Thursday by...


Senators question whether Dragonfly hacks hit Maryland power companies
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:55:00 PDT

Responding to reports of an effort to hack into U.S. power companies, Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are asking the Department of Homeland Security whether any firms in Maryland were hit.

In a letter to acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke, the two Democrats said they are concerned...


Handicapped drivers must pay for parking in Mount Vernon beginning Oct. 30
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:45:00 PDT

Drivers with disabilities will be required to pay for parking in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood beginning Oct. 30 — the fourth expansion of the city’s ProjectSPACE program, designed to combat the abuse of disability placards.

Forty single-space parking spots will be reserved for drivers...


U.S. employers add 222K jobs, the most in four months
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 7 Jul 2017 10:58:00 PDT

U.S. employers added a robust 222,000 jobs in June, the most in four months, a reassuring sign that businesses may be confident enough to keep hiring despite a slow-growing economy.

The government also revised up its estimate of job growth for April and May by a combined 47,000. Hiring has averaged...


Maryland lags behind in paid family leave policies
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:00:00 PDT

Vernita Mouzon rushed back to work several weeks after her first child was born four years ago. Like almost nine out of 10 American workers, she didn’t have paid family leave from her job at a law firm.

When she got pregnant earlier this year, Mouzon, who now works for a Johns Hopkins surgeon,...


Planet Fitness opens 29th Md. gym in Towson
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:35:00 PDT

Planet Fitness has opened a gym in Towson, its 29th location in Maryland.

A franchisee, Planet Fitness Growth Partners LLC, will operate the fitness center at 6879 Loch Raven Blvd. in the Hillendale Shopping Center. Through Friday, new members can join for a $1 down payment and $19 a month.

The...


Aldi will reopen remodeled store in Glen Burnie on Friday
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:00:00 PDT

Discount grocer Aldi will reopen a remodeled store Friday in Glen Burnie as part of the chain’s $18 million plan to remodel and expand its Baltimore-area locations.

The company, which operates more than 1,600 stores in 35 states, plans to renovate more than 1,300 U.S. stores by 2020, a $1.6 billion...


Baltimore real estate firms O’Conor & Mooney, Chase Fitzgerald & Co. merge
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 4 Oct 2017 13:30:00 PDT

Two Baltimore real estate companies — O’Conor & Mooney and Chase Fitzgerald & Co. — on Wednesday said they are merging.

The joint firm will operate under the new name O’Conor, Mooney & Fitzgerald.

The company will have 68 agents with three principals: Sean O’Conor, Tom Mooney, and Carol Schmidt.

...

Bryce Harper pays tribute to hometown Las Vegas with Under Armour cleats
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 6 Oct 2017 09:10:00 PDT

Bryce Harper, an Under Armour athlete who grew up playing Little League in Las Vegas, is paying tribute to victims of Sunday’s mass shooting and his hometown with a pair of custom-designed Vegas Strong cleats from the Baltimore-based sports brand.

Under Armour said Friday that the Washington Nationals’...


Under Armour cutting about 280 jobs, launching restructuring plan
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 1 Aug 2017 05:10:00 PDT

After years of rapid growth, Under Armour reported its second straight quarterly loss Tuesday and said it was cutting about 280 jobs — 2 percent of its global workforce — as part of a restructuring to adapt to changes in the market.

About half the layoffs — some 140 — were effective immediately...


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