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Sears, once an appliance powerhouse, sees sales shrink despite growing demand
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 8 Feb 2018 04:00:00 PST

After a quarter century with the same countertops and cabinets in their Glen Ellyn home, the Cook family decided it was time for a change.

Many changes, actually — among them a full lineup of new appliances.

“This is the first stop, but it won’t be the only one,” said Tracey Cook, 49, while her...

Southwest plane slips before takeoff at BWI Airport
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 8 Feb 2018 06:45:00 PST

A Southwest Airlines plane skidded on a taxiway while turning before takeoff at BWI Marshall Airport on Wednesday morning, coming to rest with the nose of the plane hanging over the grass.

Airport officials said the cause of the skid is under investigation. No injuries were reported.

The Boeing...

Taco Bell, KFC to deliver, announce deal with GrubHub
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 8 Feb 2018 05:26:00 PST

As the big fast food restaurants increasingly see the potential of pushing convenience beyond the drive-thru, Taco Bell and KFC are expanding delivery nationwide in partnership with Grubhub.

Yum Brands, which owns both restaurants, said Thursday that Grubhub will provide the delivery people and...

Essentials in Macy’s new fashion line aimed at Muslim women
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 8 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

Macy's is launching a "modest" fashion line this month geared toward Muslim women that will feature maxi dresses, ankle-length cardigans and hand-dyed hijabs.

The collection will be available on Macy's website beginning Feb. 15 at a time when mall traffic has plummeted and the beleaguered retail...

Roses Discount Store will open in March in Northwest Plaza in Baltimore
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 7 Feb 2018 14:50:00 PST

Roses Discount Store will open next month in the Northwest Plaza Shopping Center in Baltimore.

The regional chain, owned and run by Variety Wholesalers, will join Rite Aid Pharmacy, Food King, Aaron’s, Rainbow Apparel, BB&T Bank, Subway, Advance Auto and others at the center at Wabash Avenue and...

Kale to go: Amazon to roll out delivery at Whole Foods
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 8 Feb 2018 05:50:00 PST

It's happening: Amazon is bringing its speedy delivery to Whole Foods.

The online retail giant plans to roll out two-hour delivery at the organic grocer this year to those who pay for Amazon's $99-a-year Prime membership. It is Amazon's biggest -- and most expected -- move since it bought the organic...

Days before paid sick leave becomes law, Maryland Senate advances bill to delay policy
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 7 Feb 2018 13:40:00 PST

The Maryland Senate on Wednesday advanced legislation to delay a policy entitling part-time workers to paid sick leave until July, setting up a showdown with the House of Delegates over one of the biggest policy initiatives of the legislature's current term.

Businesses are on the hook to begin...

Creig Northrop Team becomes full-service brokerage as Northrop Realty
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 8 Feb 2018 09:45:00 PST

The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate has become a full-service brokerage under the Northrop Realty banner.

Northrop Realty remains affiliated with Long & Foster and led by Creig and Carla Northrop.

The move to a full-service brokerage will allow the Northrop team, deemed the nation’s...

Cal Ripken Jr.‘s Reisterstown home is going up for auction in May — and there will be open hou
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 8 Feb 2018 05:45:00 PST

Orioles great Cal Ripken Jr. is taking a new approach to selling his Baltimore-area home: Putting it up for auction.

According to a listing on DeCaro Auctions’ website, Ripken’s 24-plus acre Reisterstown estate will be auctioned off on May 12. The auction, held in cooperation with the Bob Lucido...

Federal Hill businesses looking to hire private security for commercial district
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 7 Feb 2018 17:25:00 PST

Federal Hill businesses are looking to deploy private security teams around the South Baltimore neighborhood’s bars and shops by April 1 to deter crime and make residents and visitors feel safer.

Craig Stoner, president of Federal Hill Main Street, said Wednesday that the nonprofit association...

Asian shares fall after Wall Street plunge
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 12 Feb 2018 02:30:04 PST
China's stock market benchmark plunged 5.5 percent on Friday and other Asian markets were off sharply after the Dow Jones industrials on Wall Street plummeted more than 1,000 points, deepening a week-long sell-off. Asian markets followed Wall Street down after the Dow entered "correction" territory...
Maryland Senate votes to delay paid sick leave until July, days before law set to take effect
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 8 Feb 2018 10:15:00 PST

Just three days before the state’s new paid sick leave law is scheduled to take effect, the Maryland Senate on Thursday voted to delay the policy until July.

Advocates for the delay say businesses simply aren’t ready to let the estimated 700,000 workers without paid sick leave start accruing it,...

Woman flushes emotional support hamster down toilet after airline allegedly gave her bad information
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 8 Feb 2018 11:53:00 PST

Before Belen Aldecosea flew home from college to South Florida, she twice called Spirit Airlines to ensure she could bring along a special guest: Pebbles, her pet dwarf hamster. No problem, the airline told her.

But when Aldecosea arrived at the Baltimore airport, Spirit refused to allow the tiny...

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