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Allentown native Lee Iacocca, automotive giant, dies at 94
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 3 Jul 2019 07:37:07 PDT

Lee Iacocca, the Allentown native and Lehigh University graduate who helped develop the iconic Ford Mustang and became a corporate superstar by resurrecting the Chrysler Corporation in the 1980s, died Tuesday at his home in the Bel-Air area of Los Angeles. He was 94.

The cause was complications...

State sues owner of historic West Baltimore asylum, alleging illegal demolition spread asbestos into
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 2 Jul 2019 14:00:00 PDT

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said Tuesday that his office has sued the owner of the former St. Vincent’s Infant Asylum, alleging the illegal demolition of the historic West Baltimore property violated asbestos laws.

The lawsuit, filed Friday on behalf of the Maryland Department of the...

T. James ‘Jimmy’ Hense Jr., a Baltimore businessman and squash champion, dies
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 2 Jul 2019 13:35:00 PDT

T. James “Jimmy” Hense Jr., a Baltimore businessman and champion squash player who played the sport for 40 years, died June 15 at Union Memorial Hospital of a stroke. The Cross Keys resident was 74.

“To sum up his life, Jimmy was a successful businessman and helped women and children learn the...

City, Baltimore hospitals partner on plan to house, care for 200 homeless people
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 2 Jul 2019 15:10:00 PDT

The city of Baltimore and 10 local hospitals, including Johns Hopkins Hospital and University of Maryland Medical Center, are partnering to provide housing and services for 200 people and families, a program they hope will be a model for ending homelessness.

The aim of the two-year pilot effort...

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan won’t release funds for symphony, school construction, Baltimore youth job
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 3 Jul 2019 15:00:00 PDT

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday that he would not release $245 million the legislature put into the state budget for various projects — including school construction, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and summer jobs for Baltimore youth.

Though the General Assembly approved a balanced budget...

Baltimore restores online payment systems for speeding and parking tickets and property taxes
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 3 Jul 2019 15:15:00 PDT

Baltimore officials said Wednesday that people can once again pay property tax bills and parking tickets online, although the city’s water billing system remains unavailable about eight weeks after a ransomware attack took down the city’s computer systems.

The restored services are another milestone...

Maryland’s electric vehicle rebate is so popular it ran out of money even before the fiscal year beg
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 8 Jul 2019 02:00:00 PDT

When John Buckley bought a fully electric Volkswagen e-Golf to replace his 12-year-old Toyota Prius hybrid, he figured it was a smart trade up. The Prius, despite its tree-hugging reputation, burned thousands of gallons of gasoline over its lifetime. And the emissions-free e-Golf came with $10,000...

In 2016 Maryland racing regulators gave Stronach $1.7 million for new dorms for track workers. What
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 3 Jul 2019 10:45:00 PDT

In November 2016 horse racing regulators gave $1.7 million to the Maryland Jockey Club to build a three-story structure at Laurel Park to house racetrack workers as well as thoroughbreds — a project company officials said would be completed the following summer.

Today, the facility remains unfinished...

Live! Casino & Hotel donates $10,000 to Y of Central Maryland after executive chef loses ‘Chop
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 3 Jul 2019 13:15:00 PDT

Live! Casino & Hotel executive chef Ed Evans, braced himself as he prepared for the dessert round of the Fourth of July-themed episode of “Chopped.” He had passed the first two rounds and if he could impress the judges one last time, he would take the $10,000 prize back home with him to Baltimore.

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Report shows U.S. added 224,000 jobs in June, making a Fed rate cut less certain
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 5 Jul 2019 13:10:19 PDT

U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the economy's durability after more than a decade of expansion.

The strength of the jobs report the government issued Friday could complicate a decision for the Federal Reserve late this month...

Maryland Department of Labor tells customers their data might have been accessed
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 5 Jul 2019 15:10:00 PDT

The Maryland Department of Labor reported Friday that it has begun notifying 78,000 customers about a breach to its database system and some personally identifiable information might have been accessed.

Department officials say that a review has not shown any misuse of the data, which came from...

New law requires Maryland pension system to disclose millions in fees paid to Wall Street firms
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 5 Jul 2019 14:15:00 PDT

A new Maryland law requires greater transparency in disclosing millions of dollars in fees paid by the state’s pension system to Wall Street investment firms.

The Maryland State Retirement and Pension System has reported paying about $370 million annually in fees to the firms that invest its $51...

Under Armour, Sagamore seek to dismiss shareholder lawsuit over Port Covington
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 5 Jul 2019 15:45:00 PDT

Under Armour has joined members of its board and Sagamore Development Co. in seeking to dismiss a lawsuit that shareholders filed last year over Port Covington, a 235-acre waterfront parcel in South Baltimore set to become a $5.5 billion development anchored by Under Armour’s global headquarters.

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