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Cordish to build $200 million hotel for Live casino
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:37:47 PDT

The Cordish Cos. will break ground this fall on a $200 million hotel that aims to solidify the position of its Maryland Live Casino, the state's largest, in the face of rising competition.

The Baltimore-based real estate developer and casino company announced the construction schedule Monday for...


8,000 Baltimore youths employed through summer program
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:33:30 PDT

Some 6,000 Baltimore youths started work Monday as part of the city's YouthWorks summer program.

The five-week employment program gives people ages 14 to 21 opportunities to work in industries such as finance, law, government, health care and tourism. Another five-week session, scheduled to begin...


Baltimore County tax appeal firm settles with state
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:04:00 PDT

A Baltimore County company that prosecutors say posed as a state agency to lure customers for its property tax appeal business must refund more than 450 consumers and pay a civil penalty, according to the terms of an agreement with the Maryland attorney general's office announced Monday.

Attorney...


Volkswagen reaches $14.7B emissions settlement
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:26:00 PDT

Volkswagen would repair or buy back polluting diesel vehicles and pay each owner as much as $10,000 under a $14.7 billion deal the car maker has reached to settle lawsuits stemming from its emissions cheating scandal, a person briefed on the settlement talks said Monday.

The figure would be the...


Baltimore longshoreman elect new leaders to retake control of union from international trustee
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:07:05 PDT

More than 18 months after the International Longshoremen's Association seized control of its largest Baltimore local, the union is poised to end its strict oversight of Local 333 after the local elected new leaders last week.

The ILA imposed a trusteeship on Local 333 in December 2014 amid acrimonious...


Emergent BioSolutions lands $22 million order to make Zika vaccine candidate
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:02:47 PDT

Emergent BioSolutions, a Gaithersburg-based drug developer, has received a federal task order worth up to $22 million to develop and manufacture a possible vaccine for the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne illness that is spreading rapidly through Central and South America.

The contract, from the...


Beta City to give away $75,000 through pitch contest
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:35:43 PDT

Betamore and Sagamore Ventures want to up the ante with the return of their entrepreneurship event, Beta City, by offering $75,000 in cash prizes for winners of the event's startup pitch competition.

Beta City, a day-long entrepreneurship showcase, will take place Sept. 29 at City Garage in Port...


Perdue plans to reform its chicken welfare policies
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:41:09 PDT

The short lives of chickens raised by Perdue Foods will improve under what animal-rights activists called unprecedented animal welfare reforms announced Monday by the Salisbury-based poultry producer.

The company plans sweeping changes in how it breeds, raises and slaughters its chickens as consumers...


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