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Analyst predicts success for Under Armour’s Curry 4 sneaker
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:45:00 PDT

Under Armour could rebound from a difficult year with the help of the latest sneaker launch from superstar NBA player Stephen Curry, one Wall Street firm says.

Jefferies analyst Randal J. Konik, who’s keeping a buy rating on the Baltimore sports apparel maker’s shares, believes the new Curry 4...

Jason Hisley leaves La Cakerie to launch a new bakery
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:45:00 PDT

La Cakerie owner Jason Hisley, known for winning Food Network baking competitions, is parting ways with the brand to launch a new boutique bakery.

Cake by Jason Hisley is expected to open in early 2018 in Timonium. Hisley said he hopes Cake becomes a high-end cake shop that will also host classes;...

Maryland’s incentive package for Amazon HQ2 measured in the billions of dollars
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:00:00 PDT

To lure Amazon’s proposed second headquarters and its promised 50,000 jobs to the state, Maryland has prepared an incentive package measured in the billions of dollars.

The massive collection of tax breaks and transportation projects for the online retail giant would be spread over at least 10...

Legal battle between Ed Hale and city could cost Baltimore taxpayers more than $3M
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A legal battle between prominent businessman Edwin F. Hale Sr. and the city of Baltimore is headed to the state’s second-highest court — with city taxpayers potentially on the hook for more than $3 million.

At issue is whether the operators of Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena are improperly using...

Foundation Fighting Blindness gets new CEO
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:05:00 PDT

The Foundation Fighting Blindness announced Wednesday that it has named Benjamin Yerxa as its new CEO, effective immediately.

The Columbia-based foundation funds research for treatments and cures for inherited retinal diseases. It currently funds more than 150 researchers across the globe.


Aldi will reopen remodeled store in Glen Burnie on Friday
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:00:00 PDT

Discount grocer Aldi will reopen a remodeled store Friday in Glen Burnie as part of the chain’s $18 million plan to remodel and expand its Baltimore-area locations.

The company, which operates more than 1,600 stores in 35 states, plans to renovate more than 1,300 U.S. stores by 2020, a $1.6 billion...

Planet Fitness opens 29th Md. gym in Towson
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:35:00 PDT

Planet Fitness has opened a gym in Towson, its 29th location in Maryland.

A franchisee, Planet Fitness Growth Partners LLC, will operate the fitness center at 6879 Loch Raven Blvd. in the Hillendale Shopping Center. Through Friday, new members can join for a $1 down payment and $19 a month.


University of Maryland researchers work on flu treatment
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:55:00 PDT

Modern medicine doesn’t offer much to counter the misery brought on by the flu, but researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine say they are on to something promising.

It’s a protein that not only may ease symptoms of influenza and save lives but protect against other nasty infections.


FCC extends review for Sinclair Broadcast deal to acquire Tribune Media
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:55:00 PDT

Federal regulators have extended their review timeline for Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.’s proposed $3.9 billion takeover of Tribune Media to allow for more input from the public.

The Federal Communications Commission is giving the public until Nov. 2 to submit additional comments on the deal, which...

$27.3 million North Avenue corridor revitalization moves forward
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:25:00 PDT

A $27.3 million project to revitalize the North Avenue corridor is moving forward, as state and local officials begin the design process and reach out to the public.

The “North Avenue Rising” project, announced last July, is a joint venture by the city and state intended to improve access to jobs,...

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...

Baltimore’s Domino refinery to receive largest sugar shipment ever
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:15:00 PDT

The Domino Sugar Refinery in Locust Point is scheduled to receive its largest ever shipment of sugar — and the biggest ever shipped to a port east of the Mississippi River — on Friday, announced ASR Group, which owns the Baltimore plant.

The iconic Inner Harbor refinery will receive more than 98...

Baltimore’s Old Goucher neighborhood makes independent bid for Amazon headquarters
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:50:00 PDT

As Baltimore and state officials were promising billions of dollars to bolster Port Covington’s bid for a new Amazon headquarters, the Old Goucher neighborhood had other ideas.

On Thursday, the neighborhood association said it submitted a “completely independent” bid for the corporate behemoth...

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