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Live Baltimore to offer $5,000 incentives during homebuying event
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:00:00 PDT

Prospective homebuyers could snag a $5,000 incentive Saturday during Live Baltimore’s “Buying into Baltimore” event.

Beginning at 8 a.m. at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, attendees will go on a tour around city neighborhoods including Hunting Ridge, Hanlon-Longwood, Edmondson Village, Rognel...


FedEx celebrates new distribution center in Sparrows Point
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:10:00 PDT

FedEx has been shipping and sorting packages at its new Sparrows Point center for two months, but celebrated the facility’s opening by having officials cut a ceremonial orange ribbon on Wednesday.

The freight shipping outfit was the first major company to agree to open a facility at Tradepoint...


Transportation workforce development to be top priorities for Greater Washington Partnership
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Transportation and workforce development will be two early focuses of the Greater Washington Partnership, a coalition of top executives from Baltimore to Richmond, Va., that formed last year to drive economic growth across the region.

In a memo released Thursday, Greater Washington Partnership...


Cleaning Authority parent buys home care franchise company
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Authority Brands LLC, the Columbia-based parent company of The Cleaning Authority, has acquired Homewatch International, expanding from franchising house-cleaning services into home-based care.

The acquisition is the first step of a plan to develop Authority Brands as a multi-brand franchise organization....


Facebook to turn over thousands of Russian ads to Congress, reversing decision
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:28:00 PDT

Facebook on Thursday announced it would turn over to Congress copies of more than 3,000 politically themed advertisements bought through Russian accounts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, reversing a decision that had frustrated lawmakers.

The company has been struggling for months to...


New boutique hotel coming to Mount Vernon
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:45:00 PDT

The former Peabody Court hotel in Mount Vernon is being remade as a boutique hotel that aims to be not just a place visitors rest their heads, but part of their city experience.

The 107-room Revival at Mount Vernon Place will open early next year at 101 W. Monument St.

The hotel is using research...


$9 billion highway project would widen 3 major Maryland roadways with toll lanes, Hogan says
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:10:00 PDT

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday proposed a $9 billion plan to add express toll lanes to the routes of three of Maryland’s most congested highways — the Interstate 495 Capital Beltway, the I-270 spur connecting Frederick to D.C., and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway between the two cities.

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Purple-clad Ravens fans flock to London’s pubs, Picadilly and Parliament
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:00:00 PDT

Ravens fans have been checking out nightclubs in London this week, planning a “Purple Pub crawl” through Piccadilly Circus and heading to the Tower of London and Parliament.

“Ravens were the excuse. London is the draw to come,” said Jim Runser of Carroll County. He flew out Monday from Dulles International...


Target expands next-day delivery to Baltimore stores
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:55:00 PDT

Target is bringing its next-day delivery service for goods such as paper towels, cereal and diapers to stores in the Baltimore area.

The mass discounter began testing Target Restock earlier this year in its headquarters city of Minneapolis. It has expanded to 10 markets, among them Atlanta, Chicago,...


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...


Under Armour volunteers renovate two city schools, donate 5,000 backpacks
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:15:00 PDT

A week after announcing a volunteer effort to aid Baltimore, Under Armour employees renovated two schools, and the company said it distributed 5,000 backpacks to students.

Under Armour volunteers worked at Thomas Johnson Elementary and George Washington Elementary schools during the week of Sept....


Five Minutes with Angie Barnett, Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Angie Barnett brings the training and perspective of a social worker to her job as head of the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland. It’s a relevant background in the business world, she has found.

“BBB is social work for business,” said Barnett, the organization’s CEO and president. “We’re...


CEO of CareFirst to retire next year
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:10:00 PDT

Chet Burrell will retire next year as president and CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield after more than a decade heading the region’s largest insurer.

“A decade of service to the mission of CareFirst has, for me, passed quickly,” the 70-year-old Burrell said in a statement. “No matter the demands,...


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