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More than 1 in 5 travelers knowingly or unknowingly carried prohibited items onto aircraft, survey f
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 3 Aug 2017 10:56:00 PDT

A survey of airline passengers found that more than 20 percent had knowingly or unknowingly smuggled prohibited items past Transportation Security Administration checkpoints onto the aircraft, including at least 6 percent who boarded the plane while unintentionally carrying prohibited knives or...

How Hurricane Harvey will impact prices at the gas pump
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 27 Aug 2017 16:44:00 PDT
Hurricane Harvey has barreled into the heart of the U.S. oil and gas industry, prompting the sudden evacuation of workers. Spot prices for gasoline are expected to jump Monday, but the full extent of damage will not be clear for days, companies and experts said.

Oil and gas companies have shut...

Starbucks will close seven Teavana mall stores in Maryland
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:10:00 PDT

Starbucks Corp. will close all 379 of its Teavana mall stores, including seven in Maryland, the coffee retail giant said Thursday.

Starbucks plans to close the specialty chain that sells teas, tea kettles and other tea-related products over the next year, with most locations closing by spring.


Walmart tests Pickup Towers in Baltimore area store
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 2 Aug 2017 11:35:00 PDT

A 16-foot-high orange tower greets shoppers walking into the Walmart store in Arbutus, a symbol in some ways of how important online sales have become to the retail giant.

The self-service kiosk, a high-tech vending machine of sorts, is designed to deliver merchandise ordered online in a matter...

Sagamore Spirit eyes Chicago for expansion
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:20:00 PDT

Sagamore Spirit is setting its sights west as it searches for new outlets to pour its rye whiskey.

The Baltimore distillery, owned by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, is working to partner with bars and restaurants in Chicago, and plans to target Texas later this summer, the Baltimore Business Journal...

Sinclair Broadcast launches national investigative team
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:45:00 PDT

Sinclair Broadcast Group plans to launch a national investigative team of reporters and producers, the Hunt Valley-based broadcaster said Tuesday.

Sinclair, the nation’s largest broadcaster, said a staff of reporters and producers from Sinclair-owned stations and from Circa, Sinclair’s news and...

Dow Jones closes above 22,000 for first time, driven almost entirely by Apple stock
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 2 Aug 2017 14:36:00 PDT

Being the world's most valuable public company has its privileges, like getting almost all the credit for the latest stock market milestone. Apple made its biggest jump in six months Wednesday, helping send the Dow Jones industrial average above 22,000 points for the first time.

Apple's latest...

Jobs in services, computers, health care biggest gainers in Maryland since the Great Recession
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 3 Sep 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Since the Great Recession, jobs and wages in Maryland have grown and unemployment has declined, most recently to 4 percent in July. But the state’s labor market also has been transformed during the recovery.

A slowdown in manufacturing and construction has caused significant job losses in those...

Port Covington gets task force to ensure accessibility for people with disabilities
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 6 Sep 2017 08:30:00 PDT

Brigance Brigade Foundation, a Hunt Valley-based ALS support organization, has been selected to lead an independent task force to ensure Port Covington is designed to meet accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities.

The $5 billion redevelopment project by Sagamore Development Co., Under...

Sea glass, other treasures seen at Neptune’s Daughter
StarDem.com / Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:00:00 -0400
ROCK HALL — Those who love the intricacies, colors and shapes of sea glass — and river glass — art now have a place to find such pieces: Neptune’s Daughter in Rock Hall.

Construction begins on new Annapolis Yacht Club
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 9 Aug 2017 14:34:00 PDT
Destroyed by fire in 2015, building will include exterior and interior repairs, 2-story addition

New business accelerator to target health and fitness technology companies
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:15:00 PDT

A new startup accelerator program based at the Johns Hopkins University’s FastForward East will target companies developing health and fitness technologies.

Hopkins is teaming up with the University of Maryland, Plank Industries, Brown Advisory and the Abell Foundation to launch the 16-week program,...

Ravens fans to be offered DNA test kits Sunday in unusual NFL promotion
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 14 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Gone are the days when sports team giveaways were limited to T-shirts, bobbleheads, free-sandwich coupons and the like.

The tens of thousands of fans entering M&T Bank Stadium for the Ravens’ home opener against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday will receive free DNA test kits.

It’s an approach stretching...

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