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Gourmet grocer to set up shop in downtown Catonsville
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:06:00 PST

More than two decades ago, downtown Catonsville’s only grocery store closed, leaving no replacement in its wake.

Today, Catonsville residents Patrick Baldwin and Dan Zakai are working to bring groceries back to downtown with a new gourmet grocery store called 818 Market.

Named for its address,...

Five Minutes with Leo Kelly of Verdence Capital Advisors
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:20:00 PST

Leo Kelly’s clients at Verdence Capital Advisors are mostly business owners, corporate executives, entrepreneurs and athletes, many whose wealth exceeds $10 million.

They seek advice from the Hunt Valley-based financial advisory firm on decisions such as selling businesses, setting investment strategies,...

Robots are spreading through the workforce. Will they crowd out humans?
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:30:00 PST

The Swingobot 2000 was showing off, navigating a busy hallway at Sinai Hospital to scrub the floor. Then Tug, a smaller robot, glided up unexpectedly from behind, returning to the pharmacy after delivering medication to nurses.

Tug was programmed to detect people and other obstacles in its path....

Baltimore ax-throwing bar to open in April in Highlandtown
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:55:00 PST

Urban Axes, a chain-bar concept involving patrons throwing axes at targets, will open in April in Highlandtown.

On Thursday, the Baltimore City Liquor Board approved a liquor license for the bar located at 1 N. Haven St., according to a liquor board spokeswoman.

The 10,000-square-foot Urban Axes...

Longtime Baltimore developer Reed Cordish to leave White House post
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:30:00 PST

A former Baltimore-based developer who led a White House effort on infrastructure and government innovation is leaving the job, the White House said Friday.

Reed S. Cordish, a former partner at the Cordish Companies, joined the Trump administration in January as the head of the Office of American...

Fake videos are on the rise. As they become more realistic, seeing shouldn’t always be believing
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:00:00 PST

All it takes is a single selfie.

From that static image, an algorithm can quickly create a moving, lifelike avatar: a video not recorded, but fabricated from whole cloth by software.

With more time, Pinscreen, the Los Angeles start-up behind the technology, believes its renderings will become so...

Federal Hill firm designed wearable technology to keep U.S. Olympians warm
BaltimoreSun.com / Sat, 17 Feb 2018 03:00:00 PST

U.S. athletes appeared stylishly dressed in Polo Ralph Lauren parkas as they streamed into PyeongChang Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremonies a week ago. And thanks to some wearable technology, designed in part by a Baltimore-based firm, Team USA came prepared for the region’s frigid weather.

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Maryland hospital association hires new president
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:10:00 PST

The Maryland Hospital Association has hired a longtime health consultant and advisor as its newest president and CEO.

Bob Atlas will start his new job March 5. He replaces Carmela Coyle, who left to head the California Hospital Association.

Atlas is currently president of EBG Advisors, a consulting...

Lured by high payouts, Marylanders turn $30 lottery ticket into top seller
BaltimoreSun.com / Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:00:00 PST
Records show the Maryland Lottery's top-selling instant ticket in 2017 was - by far - the $30 ticket, which was a gamble when it was introduced last year because the state had never offered such an expensive ticket. But it's paying off for the lottery.
MTA knew Baltimore Metro rails did not meet safety standards in November 2016
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:15:00 PST

The Maryland Transit Administration knew that the Baltimore Metro subway’s rails violated the agency’s safety standards for more than a year before officials declared an emergency shutdown of the system with less than 24 hours’ notice last week, according to an MTA inspection report.

Seventeen...

Under Armour launches HOVR running shoes
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 2 Feb 2018 09:55:00 PST

Under Armour has introduced its latest shoe cushioning invention, calling it HOVR and launching it in two new running shoe styles, the Sonic and the Phantom.

The Baltimore brand says HOVR gives athletes cushioning, shock absorption and energy, and says it plans to incorporate the technology into...

Wages up by most in 8 years as U.S. adds a robust 200K jobs
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 2 Feb 2018 10:05:00 PST

U.S. employers added a robust 200,000 jobs in January, and wages rose at the fastest pace in more than eight years, encouraging trends that suggest that the economy may accelerate this year.

The unemployment rate remained 4.1 percent, the lowest level since 2000, the Labor Department said in its...

Giant adds 78 jobs in Landover corporate office
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 2 Feb 2018 12:20:00 PST

Giant Food is adding 78 jobs at its Landover headquarters, the grocery retailer said Friday.

Jobs are being added in marketing, merchandising, pricing strategy and other areas, said Felis Andrade, a Giant spokeswoman. The supermarket chain, owned by Ahold USA, operates 166 stores in Maryland, Virginia,...

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