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Cordish Companies to open Live Hotel, adding to casino complex in Hanover
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 3 Jun 2018 02:00:00 PDT

With 17 floors of plush rooms, the new Live Hotel built to complement the Live Casino in Hanover offers a towering glass spectacle from the outside and a glamorous tableau inside.

David S. Cordish, chairman of the Cordish Companies, the private Baltimore-based development firm that built it and...

Microsoft paying $7.5 billion for coding platform GitHub
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 4 Jun 2018 07:18:00 PDT

Microsoft said it reached an agreement to buy GitHub, the code repository company popular with many software developers, for $7.5 billion in stock.

The deal will add to Microsoft's operating income, including some costs, in its fiscal year 2020, the company said in a statement Monday. Microsoft...

Analyst encouraged by changes at Under Armour
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 4 Jun 2018 08:45:00 PDT

Under Armour has been taking steps to turn around a struggling brand, and one analyst said Monday he is encouraged by what he’s hearing from management.

“Recent discussions with Under Armour leave us highly encouraged by leadership commitments to profitability improvement,” Jim Duffy, an analyst...

Morgan Properties buys another Maryland apartment complex
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 4 Jun 2018 09:55:00 PDT

Morgan Properties, the Pennsylvania--based real estate investment and management company, continues to add to its portfolio of apartment complexes with its $50 million purchase of Orchard Meadows in Ellicott City.

The firm bought the 240-unit community in Ellicott City from Azure Partners LLC and...

State insurance agency expected to move to Montgomery Park from downtown
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 4 Jun 2018 10:55:00 PDT

The Maryland Insurance Administration plans to move from St. Paul Plaza in downtown Baltimore to Montgomery Park in the southwestern part of the city, the state Department of General Services confirmed Monday.

The department chose Mongtomery Park for the state’s insurance regulator after soliciting...

Overwhelmed computer system stalls medical marijuana sales over weekend in Maryland
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 4 Jun 2018 14:45:00 PDT

The online system that tracks medical marijuana got overwhelmed by heavy use on Friday and Saturday, officials said, slowing and preventing purchases at dispensaries across Maryland.

A spokeswoman for the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission attributed the problem to a new feature that allowed...

Legg Mason reaches settlement with Justice Department in Libyan bribery probe
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 4 Jun 2018 16:30:00 PDT

Legg Mason said Monday it has settled a U.S. probe of an affiliate that managed investments for the Libyan government during the rule of Muammar el-Qaddafi.

The head of the Baltimore-based money management firm announced the settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice in a letter to shareholders....

Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz stepping down, mulling ‘philanthropy to public service’
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 5 Jun 2018 05:21:00 PDT

Starbucks Corp.'s Howard Schultz is stepping down as executive chairman of the coffee company he helped transform into a global brand, and says public service may be in his future.

Schultz, 64, says he is considering many possibilities. He had endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton...

Earth Treks climbing gym will open Wednesday at Union Collective complex in Medfield
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 5 Jun 2018 10:20:00 PDT

Earth Treks Climbing and Fitness will open Wednesday at Union Collective in Hampden, becoming the first tenant to open at the retail and business project anchored by Union Craft Brewing’s new brewery and taproom.

The first Baltimore City site for Earth Treks will include a 20,000-square-foot indoor...

Ticketfly has been hacked - here’s what you need to know
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 5 Jun 2018 12:56:00 PDT

Some of Ticketfly's services were back online Tuesday after a "cyber incident" waylaid the popular concert and sporting event ticketing website last Thursday.

Still, much of the website remains down. Eventbrite, the San Francisco-based company that owns Ticketfly, told The Washington Post in a...

Frank Stronach sees long-term potential for Preakness at Pimlico as part of broader fight vs. povert
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 5 Jun 2018 13:40:00 PDT

The Preakness Stakes could stay at Pimlico Race Course long-term, said Frank Stronach, founder of the company that owns Maryland’s two major racetracks, but only if redevelopment of the venerable facility is part of a broader attempt to reduce poverty in Baltimore.

“On the one hand, horse racing...

Giant Food will sell HelloFresh meal kits in supermarkets
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 5 Jun 2018 14:30:00 PDT

Giant Food has started selling HelloFresh meal kits in its stores, the grocer announced Tuesday.

Through a partnership with the second largest meal kit provider in the United States, the supermarket chain will offer five exclusive meal kits in all 166 Giant stores in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware...

Sylvan Learning makes big push into China
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 5 Jun 2018 15:30:00 PDT

Sylvan Learning is making a big push into China, expecting to open more than 200 tutoring centers over the next decade.

The Baltimore-based education company, which operates more than 750 centers in the United States and nine other countries, is growing fastest internationally as it meets demand...

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