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Walmart offers health screenings at Baltimore stores
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:30:00 PDT

Walmart will offer health screenings Saturday at stores in the Baltimore area where shoppers can get low-cost immunizations and free readings of blood glucose, blood pressure and body mass index.

The screenings are taking place at all 4,700 Walmart stores in partnership with the American Diabetes...


Air Force awards $24 million research contract to KeyW
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 8 Aug 2017 11:50:00 PDT

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded KeyW Holding Corp. a $24 million contract to help it conduct research into airborne reconnaissance technologies, the Hanover-based cybersecurity firm announced Tuesday.

Under the five-year contract, KeyW will help the Air Force lab, located at...


73-unit Northwest Baltimore apartment building sells for $5.7 million
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 24 Oct 2017 06:15:00 PDT

Blue Ocean Realty, a Baltimore-based property management firm, has sold its Bristol House Apartments in Northwest Baltimore for $5.7 million.

The building, located at 4001 Clarks Lane, near the Reisterstown Road Plaza, has 73 apartments and four commercial spaces.

Kinder Clarks LLC of Owings Millings...


AOL Instant Messenger is finally signing off in December
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 6 Oct 2017 10:34:00 PDT

AOL has announced that it is discontinuing its pioneering Instant Messenger chat platform after 20 years of service.

An article on AOL's website posted Friday says AOL Instant Messenger will be discontinued on Dec. 15. AOL says it's shutting down the program because its focus is "on building the...


Port of Baltimore breaks records for containers, general cargo in 2017 fiscal year
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:35:00 PDT

The port of Baltimore handled a record-breaking 10.3 million tons of general cargo and nearly 908,000 20-foot- equivalent units of containers in the 2017 fiscal year ending June 30, the Maryland Port Administration announced Thursday.

The records represent a 6 percent increase in general cargo...


Loss widens at KeyW as company touts revenue growth
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 9 Aug 2017 14:10:00 PDT

KeyW Holding Corp. reported Wednesday that it lost nearly $16.7 million in the quarter ended June 30, more than the $9.6 million the company lost in the same period a year earlier.

The Hanover-based cybersecurity firm has been refocusing on its government contracting business in the past year,...


How Best Buy rebounded to avoid becoming another retail casualty
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 17 Jul 2017 05:41:00 PDT

Five years ago Best Buy Co. looked like a retail dinosaur, another victim of e-commerce juggernaut Amazon.com and other online sellers.

The big-box electronics chain was suffering dwindling sales and profits due in good part to “showrooming,” when shoppers would come in to a Best Buy store to check...


A harvest of vintage grapes from a hillside in Carroll County
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:55:00 PDT

Under gray skies on a hillside in northern Carroll County on Saturday morning, three seasonal workers from Mexico picked the last of the 2017 grapes that Bert Basignani, one of Maryland’s veteran vintners, hopes to turn into a cabernet for sale in 2020.

It is harvest season at the state’s 70 vineyards,...


Baltimore officials expected to approve sale of city properties for two projects
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 3 Oct 2017 13:25:00 PDT

The Baltimore Board of Estimates is expected to approve the sale of city-owned properties that are slated for redevelopment.

The board, controlled by Mayor Catherine Pugh, meets Wednesday morning.

The first deal involves five vacant buildings in the 400 block of North Howard Street near the Enoch...


Comptroller backs Baltimore as best option for Amazon headquarters
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Democratic Comptroller Peter Franchot on Wednesday joined a chorus of officials praising Baltimore’s Port Covington project as the best way to lure Amazon’s prized new headquarters to Maryland.

“Port Covington would be the perfect site for Amazon,” Franchot said during his opening remarks at the...


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...


Kushner apartments charge improper fees, tenants allege in lawsuit
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 27 Sep 2017 05:40:00 PDT

Baltimore-area tenants of the apartment company owned by Jared Kushner, son-in-law and adviser to President Donald J. Trump, filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging the firm has been charging improper fees and threatening eviction to force payment.

The two tenants who filed the lawsuit in Baltimore...


Under Armour launches merchandise subscription service
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Under Armour is jumping on the fashion subscription box bandwagon with its latest offering, ArmourBox.

It’s the Baltimore brand’s first-ever subscription service, along the lines of others such as Stitch Fix, Le Tote, Fabletics and Rent the Runway.

Under Armour’s box works like this. An “official...


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