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Walmart, battling Amazon, extends free two-day shipping offer to third-party items
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Oct 2018 08:55:00 PDT

Walmart is extending free two-day shipping next month to millions of third-party products sold over its website, part of the company's aggressive push to capture online shoppers.

The world's biggest retailer already offers the free service for orders of $35 or more on items it sells directly, which...

Baltimore ranks 16th of 20 best cities for IT workers
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Oct 2018 06:00:00 PDT

The Baltimore region is one of 20 U.S. metro areas where demand for tech workers is greatest. But it falls toward the bottom of that list in a ranking of the best places for those professionals to live and work.

That’s the finding of CompTIA’s 2018 Tech Town Index, which ranked metro areas based...

Anne Arundel announces $19 million in casino grant awards
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Oct 2018 11:20:00 PDT

Inside the newly constructed event center at the Live Casino and Hotel in Hanover, casino and county officials announced $19 million in funding to go toward county programs and resources including a mini pumper fire truck and police transport vans.

Anne Arundel county’s fire and police departments...

Despite Khashoggi case, U.S. firms attend event with Saudi prince
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:10:00 PDT

Gathered under grand domes and crystal chandeliers for a glitzy investment forum nicknamed "Davos in the Desert," business leaders on Tuesday called the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi terrible and sad, but said that it shouldn't derail their dealmaking or U.S.-Saudi relations.

They knew...

Yahoo breach settlement offer: Free credit monitoring for 200 million people, $50M fund for damages
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:45:00 PDT

Yahoo has agreed to pay $50 million in damages and provide two years of free credit-monitoring services to 200 million people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen as part of the biggest security breach in history.

The restitution hinges on federal court approval of a...

So many people are buying Mega Millions tickets that unique number combinations are shrinking
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:15:00 PDT

Just stop somewhere — a coffee shop, the grocery store checkout, or your office — and listen.

Odds are, someone within earshot is hatching a plan to buy mansions and yachts as long as a city block. But of course, many are sure to explain, they will divert serious cash to charity after winning what...

Towson-based Hamilton Bank to be acquired by Pennsylvania bank
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:30:00 PDT

Towson-based Hamiton Bank is set to be acquired by Orrstown Financial Services, a bank holding company in Shippensburg, Pa., for $58.5 million in stock and cash, the companies announced.

Hamilton has seven branches in the Baltimore metro area in Cockeysville, Ellicott City, Pasadena, Rosedale,...

$1.6 billion Mega Millions winning ticket sold in South Carolina
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 24 Oct 2018 04:50:00 PDT

Nothing could be finer for someone in South Carolina.

Mega Millions officials said a ticket purchased in South Carolina matches all six numbers in Tuesday night's drawing. The massive jackpot is the world's largest ever lottery grand prize.

And it's possible that the world will never know the winner.

After a Halloween hiatus in 2017, Fells Point bars, restaurants plan to stay open at night for holid
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 24 Oct 2018 02:00:00 PDT

One year after more than 20 Fells Point restaurants and bars decided to shutter their doors early Halloween night, the neighborhood’s business owners have made a consensus to remain open next Wednesday.

Fells Point is poised to be a “shining destination” for Halloween celebrators again, said Misty...

University of Maryland School of Medicine to tackle diseases in major new Baltimore research center
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 24 Oct 2018 02:00:00 PDT

The University of Maryland School of Medicine plans to cut the ribbon on the university system’s largest academic building ever Wednesday, a $305 million tower on Baltimore Street that officials say will vastly expand the institution’s ability to understand and treat diseases.

The 430,000-square-foot,...

Legg Mason quarterly earnings dip from a year ago
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 24 Oct 2018 14:15:00 PDT

Legg Mason reported Wednesday that its earnings dipped in the latest quarter even as assets under management rose slightly.

The money management firm based in Baltimore said it earned $72.8 million in the three months ended Sept. 30, the second quarter of its fiscal year, down from $75.7 million...

Earnings surge at T. Rowe Price amid asset management growth, lower taxes
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 25 Oct 2018 05:10:00 PDT

T. Rowe Price Group reported Thursday that its earnings jumped nearly 50 percent in the quarter ended Sept. 30.

The Baltimore-based money management firm said it made a profit of $583 million in the July-to-September period, up from $390.9 million a year earlier. Per-share earnings were $2.30,...

Domino Sugar Refinery installs oyster garden
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 25 Oct 2018 05:50:00 PDT

The Domino Sugar refinery has installed an oyster garden at its Locust Point facility in an effort to help purify the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay.

The Domino installation is the latest coordinated by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Oyster Gardener program, according to ASR Group, the Florida-based...

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