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Bargain store Marshalls has been beating rivals, but now it’s finally joining them online
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 27 Feb 2019 13:00:00 PST

Marshalls, owned by TJX Cos., likes being known for its "treasure hunt" experience — where shoppers rummage through a seemingly random assortment of dishware, clothes and other products for items that might not appear in any other store. Now it's going to try to replicate this online.

TJX Chief...

Medifast sales surge past half a billion dollars in 2018
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 27 Feb 2019 13:15:00 PST

Medifast reported that sales of its nutrition and weight loss products surged 66 percent last year to $501 million, a new high for the Baltimore-based company.

The company also announced that earnings more than doubled to $55.8 million in 2018, up from $27.7 million on sales of $301.6 million in...

About 1 in 5 VW, Audi, Bentley and Lamborghini vehicles sold in U.S. to be imported through new Spar
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 27 Feb 2019 09:00:00 PST

Volkswagen Group of America plans to start importing new vehicles through Tradepoint Atlantic in Sparrows Point, developing a new facility and bringing 100 new jobs to the site of the former steel mill by early next year, officials announced Wednesday.

Sprawling over 100 acres and with a new port...

Minimum wage increase to $15 moves forward in House of Delegates
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 27 Feb 2019 15:00:00 PST

The Maryland House of Delegates voted to give preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill that would increase the state's minimum wage gradually from $10.10 per hour to $15.

Delegates debated the measure for a little less than an hour, with Republicans unsuccessfully attempting to amend the bill to...

To fight pedophiles, YouTube will ban comments on videos featuring kids
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 28 Feb 2019 11:35:00 PST

YouTube said Thursday that it will block users from commenting on most videos that feature minors, responding to reports that pedophiles had used comments to find, track and exploit children.

Under YouTube's new policy, users will no longer be able to comment on videos that prominently feature...

Zion Williamson’s sneaker mishap had little impact on Nike’s shoe sales, data show
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 28 Feb 2019 11:40:00 PST

Duke star Zion Williamson's sneaker mishap last week — an embarrassment for Nike Inc. at perhaps the worst possible time — appears to be having little impact on the company's sales.

Online orders for Nike products rose in each of the three days after Williamson's injury, according to digital-commerce...

Baltimore-based Laureate Education earnings slide coming off tax cut boost
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 28 Feb 2019 05:25:00 PST

Laureate Education, the Baltimore-based operator of private colleges worldwide, reported Thursday that its earnings were down in 2018's fourth quarter from the tax cut-fueled results of a year earlier.

The company said it earned $71.6 million in the latest October-to-December period, down from...

Victoria’s Secret is closing 53 stores. Has it lost its way in lingerie?
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:55:00 PST

Things have gotten so bad at Victoria's Secret that its parent company is tightening the purse strings, including shuttering dozens of underperforming locations.

L Brands, owner of the lingerie chain, announced Wednesday plans to close about 53 Victoria's Secret locations in North America this...

Southwest gets FAA OK for flights to Hawaii from California
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 27 Feb 2019 16:40:00 PST

Southwest Airlines received FAA approval Wednesday to begin flights between California and Hawaii, a move that could lower fares on the routes.

The Dallas-based airline’s chief operating officer, Mike Van de Ven, said it will announce the timing for selling tickets and beginning flights in coming...

Senate advances foam food container ban for final vote; Maryland would be first with a statewide ban
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 28 Feb 2019 13:30:00 PST

The Maryland Senate has advanced a bill that would ban the use of the foam products by restaurants and grocery stores to a final vote Monday.

The Democratic-controlled chamber acted Thursday after accepting an amendment that would delay implementation of the ban for six months. The amended bill...

Long-awaited Triple Crown Tattoo opens for business in downtown Towson
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 1 Mar 2019 02:00:00 PST

Downtown Towson’s first tattoo shop, Triple Crown Tattoo, opened its doors last Friday almost a year after the Baltimore County Council passed legislation allowing it.

“We delivered what we said we would,” said Grant Aikin, who owns the shop with his wife, tattoo artist Deirdre Aikin, saying the...

Under Armour laying off 50 people at Locust Point headquarters
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 28 Feb 2019 15:00:00 PST

Under Armour is laying off 50 people at its Locust Point headquarters as part of a cutbacks announced in September.

The Baltimore-based athletic apparel brand notified the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation that those workers would be laid off between March 8 and June 30.


Lands’ End remakes itself with independent stores, with Maryland’s first in Hunt Valley
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 1 Mar 2019 02:00:00 PST

As specialty and department stores are closing by the hundreds and apparel sellers face stiff competition, at least one brand is scouting for new locations and envisioning a 75-store expansion over the next five years.

Lands’ End is branching out from the troubled Sears department stores, where...

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