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Airport area office building to get extensive upgrades
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 5 Jun 2018 15:35:00 PDT

Baltimore-based Chesapeake Real Estate Group LLC and Columbia-based Cicero Capital Partners LLC plan to invest $3.5 million in upgrades to an empty office building near BWI Marshall Airport in Anne Arundel County.

Cicero bough the four-story, 100,000-square-foot building at 1199 Winterson Road...

McCormick Media’s deal to buy Michael Ferro’s Tronc stake falls through
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 5 Jun 2018 16:45:00 PDT

An investor group’s deal to buy former Tronc Chairman Michael Ferro’s entire stake in the newspaper chain has fallen through.

In April, Ferro struck the deal to sell his 25.6 percent stake in Tronc — which owns the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers — for $208.6 million...

Woodberry residents raise concerns about plan to demolish historic buildings for apartment complex
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 6 Jun 2018 12:10:00 PDT

Woodberry residents are raising concerns about a developer’s plan to demolish a pair of 1840s-era stone buildings in the neighborhood to make way for an apartment complex.

Developer Chris Mfume said the buildings at 3511 and 3523 Clipper Road would be replaced by a four-story complex with 60 to...

Restaurant and bar fundraisers for Ellicott City flood victims
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 6 Jun 2018 12:25:00 PDT

Area bars and restaurants have been announcing fundraising efforts to help victims of the flash flood that recently devastated Ellicott City's Main Street.

Laurel’s Tampico Grill, 42 Washington Blvd., will donate 50 percent of all alcohol and food proceeds, including to-go meals, from 4 p.m. to...

Cockeysville novelty distributor acquires Philadelphia-area rival
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 6 Jun 2018 12:30:00 PDT

A&A Global Industries, a Cockeysville-based distributor of toys and novelties, announced it has acquired the assets of a Philadelphia-area rival.

A&A Global distributes and manufactures toys, novelties, candy, electronics, plush and merchandiser kits for the vending, redemption, amusement and family...

Vaccine and drug maker to expand one of its Baltimore plants
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 7 Jun 2018 02:00:00 PDT
Emergent BioSolutions plans to expand a plant in Baltimore that produces vaccines and therapeutics for its own products and those developed by other pharmaceutical companies.
Getting a Chick-Fil-A franchise is harder than getting into Harvard
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 7 Jun 2018 05:42:00 PDT

Three months into his new role as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt wanted to help his wife find a job, too. At Chick-Fil-A.

And so, as The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, Pruitt used his government position and the help of an agency aide to arrange a call, at first...

Mortgage rates fall for the second week in a row
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 7 Jun 2018 08:19:00 PDT

Mortgage rates moved lower again this week, only the second time this year that rates have fallen in back-to-back weeks.

According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average slipped to 4.54 percent with an average 0.5 point. (Points are fees paid to a lender...

Maryland comptroller’s office warns of tax return scam on social media
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 7 Jun 2018 08:50:00 PDT

It wasn’t until after someone had sent $250 to what they thought was the comptroller of Maryland that the agency discovered scammers were using its logo in an attempt to swindle money.

The state comptroller’s office discovered yesterday that scammers purporting to be from its office, the Internal...

Opponents of Sinclair Broadcast takeover of Tribune Media protest outside shareholders meeting
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 7 Jun 2018 09:45:00 PDT

Several dozen activists opposed to Sinclair Broadcast Group’s proposed acquisition of Tribune Media staged a protest Thursday outside the broadcaster’s Hunt Valley headquarters as the company welcomed shareholders to its annual meeting.

Opponents hoped to convince the Federal Communications Commission...

Starbucks raising price of a brewed coffee in most U.S. stores
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 7 Jun 2018 12:04:00 PDT

That Starbucks habit has gotten got a little more expensive.

Starbucks said Thursday it has raised the price of a regular drip coffee by 10 cents to 20 cents in most U.S. stores, putting a small brewed coffee at $1.95 to $2.15 in most locations.

The company said prices haven't changed on drinks...

Pop-up hotel to operate out of upscale Baltimore apartment building
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 7 Jun 2018 15:30:00 PDT

The developer of a new apartment building in downtown Baltimore has partnered with a hotel start-up to offer some of the units as hotel rooms as it seeks tenants in the city’s competitive apartment market.

WhyHotel will operate a “pop-up” hotel in the new upscale apartment building at 225 N. Calvert...

A Facebook bug changed the privacy setting to public for 14 million users who thought they were maki
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 7 Jun 2018 19:32:00 PDT

Facebook has another apology for you. The company on Thursday asked 14 million users to review posts made between May 18 and May 22. During that time, a bug in its system changed the settings on their accounts, so that people who thought they were making private updates may have made them public...

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