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Maryland Board of Public Works votes down ‘fracked gas’ pipeline through Western Maryland
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 2 Jan 2019 13:45:00 PST

The Maryland Board of Public Works unanimously rejected Wednesday plans for a pipeline that would carry fracked natural gas through three miles of Western Maryland, after years of environmentalists and neighbors fighting the project.

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot and...

Baltimore’s Ivy Bookshop has a new owner
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 2 Jan 2019 14:00:00 PST

New year, old bookstore, new (sole) owner.

The Ivy Bookshop, a much-loved Baltimore institution since it was founded in 2002, announced Wednesday that it has been sold to one of its co-owners, literary insider Emma Snyder.

The sale is the culmination of retirement plans that began about two years...

Customer attacks worker at Florida McDonald’s over missing straws. Video of her fighting back went v
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 2 Jan 2019 16:46:00 PST

Brenda Biandudi doesn't normally go to fast food chains, but it was New Year's Eve and she needed somewhere to use the restroom and buy a drink.

So Biandudi stopped at a McDonald's in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Sunday afternoon. She noticed it was nearly empty inside, save for a middle-age man...

Hogan proposes $56.5 million to spur development and business creation in Maryland ‘Opportunity Zone
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 3 Jan 2019 11:00:00 PST

Gov. Larry Hogan came to Baltimore Thursday to propose spending $56.5 million to support economic development and business creation in Maryland’s "Opportunity Zones," areas in the state included in a federal tax-incentive program designed to direct investment into struggling communities.

Under...

Analysis: Bad stuff the stock market worried about is starting to happen
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 3 Jan 2019 12:10:00 PST

All of a sudden, the fundamentals aren't looking as strong.

First it was Apple's $5 billion revenue miss, hints of which lopped 30 percent from its stock over three months. Now it's a closely watched gauge of U.S. factory activity, which dropped to a two-year low and missed every estimate in a...

China back in the market for American soybeans with trade talks planned
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 3 Jan 2019 12:15:00 PST

China is back in the market for U.S. soybeans after taking a holiday break, just as Washington and Beijing plan more trade discussions.

On Wednesday, Cofco Corp., China's top food company, was asking for prices, according to four traders familiar with the process, who asked not to be identified...

Herb Kelleher, co-founder of Southwest Airlines, dies at 87
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 3 Jan 2019 18:00:00 PST

Not many CEOs dress up as Elvis Presley, settle a business dispute with an arm-wrestling contest, or go on TV wearing a paper bag over their head.

Herb Kelleher did all those things. Along the way, the co-founder and longtime leader of Southwest Airlines also revolutionized air travel by practically...

Startups can lead kids to water but it’s harder to make them drink
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 4 Jan 2019 07:00:00 PST

Beverage makers are scrambling to unlock riches in the $1.5 billion U.S. market for children’s juice boxes.

Most kids don’t drink enough water, according to a 2015 study in the American Journal of Public Health. But they’re so accustomed to sugary drinks that they find clear, unsweetened liquids...

Marriott cuts its data breach estimate to 383 million affected; passport info raises fears
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 4 Jan 2019 08:50:00 PST

Fewer Marriott guest records than previously feared were compromised in a massive data breach, but the largest hotel chain in the world confirmed Friday that approximately 5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers were accessed.

The compromise of those passport numbers has raised alarms among security...

Baltimore County executive supports teen curfew at White Marsh Mall
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 4 Jan 2019 10:45:00 PST

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. said Friday he supports establishing a curfew at the White Marsh Mall, which has drawn complaints about unsupervised teens.

Olszewski met Friday with representatives of the shopping center and plans another meeting next week. Several County Council...

Under Armour’s Curry 6 sneaker is officially here. Take a look.
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 4 Jan 2019 13:05:00 PST

For Stephen Curry fans, the wait is over for the next big shoe.

Under Armour officially launched the UA Curry 6, the latest version of the NBA star’s signature basketball shoe, on Friday.

The new sneaker, in a colorway called “Fox Theater,” was inspired by the marquee of the landmark theater of...

Vintage Vinyl record store coming to Broadneck Peninsula
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 7 Jan 2019 03:00:00 PST

Brian Hoffman and Sharon Fulton plan to open a vintage record store Feb. 9 in the Severn Commerce Center.

They are moving the store, which will still be called Vintage Vinyl by Yesterday’s Fish, from Lewes, Delaware, where it was in The Sands of Time Antique store for five years. In September,...

Drugmaker Eli Lilly to spend about $8 billion on cancer specialist Loxo Oncology
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 7 Jan 2019 08:50:00 PST

Eli Lilly is spending about $8 billion in cash to buy Loxo Oncology, as the drugmaker bulks up on cancer treatments that target certain gene abnormalities.

Loxo Oncology could launch a drug next year and targets an abnormality that occurs in several tumor types, including some lung and thyroid...

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