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New townhome project goes up in Medfield
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 11 May 2018 08:30:00 PDT

Gnu Homes, which recently changed its name from Emerald Builders, has begun sales in a 15 townhome community it developed in Medfield.

The Baltimore-based builder said its already sold nine of the 15 before opening a model home in the development, a few blocks north of 41st Street.

Prices start...

Advertising technology company Videology files Chapter 11 bankruptcy
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 11 May 2018 10:45:00 PDT

Videology Inc., an advertising technology firm founded in Baltimore, has filed for bankruptcy protection as part of a proposed deal to sell the company’s assets to Amobee, a global technology firm.

According to the voluntary Chapter 11 petition filed Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware,...

Baltimore’s Port Discovery Children’s Museum launches $10.5M campaign to expand exhibit, progr
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 11 May 2018 12:10:00 PDT

In its 20th year, Port Discovery Children’s Museum has launched a $10.5 million campaign to expand their exhibit and programming offerings, according to a recent release.

The campaign, titled Playing Today, Leading Tomorrow, is aiming to create at least three new exhibits, including a port-themed...

Applebee’s sues over closure of restaurant in profiling case
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 11 May 2018 12:19:00 PDT

Applebee's is suing a franchise owner in the Kansas City area after the closure of a restaurant where two black women said they were falsely accused of not paying for meals.

The chain argues that the company has suffered "significant brand and reputational damage" from the "controversial and high-profile...

Smaller apartment building conversions filling gaps in Baltimore
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 14 May 2018 02:00:00 PDT
Around the more high-profile - and expensive - apartment towers in Baltimore, developers are converting a myriad of smaller buildings for everyone else.
Robocalls are out of control. Here’s how to keep from getting scammed
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 14 May 2018 09:51:00 PDT

Some days, you cannot pick up the phone without running into yet another fraudster demanding money.

Maybe it’s not a bad idea to just avoid unknown callers. The con artists keep calling hot spots, after all, where people keep answering the phone.

Americans were blasted by 3.36 billion robocalls...

Baltimore region became more diverse and educated in past 20 years, report finds
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 14 May 2018 02:00:00 PDT
The Greater Baltimore Committee reports that the economy and population have become more diverse in the past 20 years.
American Airlines bans emotional support amphibians, ferrets, goats and more
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 14 May 2018 12:40:00 PDT

First United Airlines barred an emotional support peacock from boarding. Now American Airlines is telling passengers some of their service and emotional support animals — including goats, hedgehogs and tusked creatures — can’t fly.

The carrier is joining rival airlines in tightening rules for passengers...

Supreme Court clears way for sports betting and Maryland casinos want in
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 14 May 2018 09:45:00 PDT
The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for legalized sports betting across the nation - an outcome long sought by Maryland's largest casinos seeking a share of a multibillion-dollar market.
Maryland’s plan to control health costs gets federal approval
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 14 May 2018 15:00:00 PDT
The federal government has approved a plan Maryland has been trying out for the past four years to control health costs.
Chili’s says customer names and credit card numbers were exposed
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 14 May 2018 11:35:00 PDT

If you've eaten at Chili's restaurants within the past two months, then you might want to check your credit report and card statements.

Chili's parent company Brinker International announced over the weekend that customers' payment information was exposed in a recent malware attack.

Brinker did...

Seattle OKs tax on companies like Amazon to help homeless
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 15 May 2018 05:27:00 PDT

Seattle's largest businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services and affordable housing under a measure approved by city leaders.

The City Council unanimously passed a compromise plan Monday that taxes businesses making at least $20 million in...

Uber shifts policy for alleged sexual misconduct on service
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 15 May 2018 13:03:00 PDT

Uber's ride-hailing service will give its U.S. passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to shed its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior.

The shift announced Tuesday will allow riders and drivers to file allegations of rape, sexual assault...

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