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Dunkin’ Donuts scales back menu, cuts artificial dyes from doughnuts
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 9 Jan 2018 05:50:00 PST

So long strawberry banana smoothie. Goodbye steak and egg breakfast sandwich.

Dunkin' Donuts is cutting back on its food and drink offerings. The Boston Herald reports the new, simplified menu is expected to roll out in New England locations starting Monday before expanding nationwide in mid-March.

‘Oprah for president’ talk sent Weight Watchers shares soaring, nets her $36 million
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 9 Jan 2018 07:02:00 PST

Oprah Winfrey won over the Golden Globes, and that was good news for Weight Watchers International Inc. investors.

Winfrey, who owns 10 percent of the weight-loss company and is featured in its ads, dominated coverage of the Hollywood awards show Sunday night. After receiving the Cecil B. DeMille...

Net neutrality to get U.S. Senate vote as Democrats force issue
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 9 Jan 2018 08:24:00 PST

The Senate will hold a vote on net neutrality - albeit a symbolic one. Less than a month after the Federal Communications Commission reversed Obama-era rules that prohibited internet providers from blocking or slowing down certain websites, or accepting payment for faster service, Democratic senators...

There’s a serious proposal to give babies born in the United States $20,000 (or more)
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 9 Jan 2018 09:02:00 PST

Forget baby showers. There's a proposal to give every newborn in the United States a "Baby Bond" account with somewhere between $500 to $50,000 in cash. Neither the kids nor their parents would be able to touch the money until the child turned 18. Then the young adult could spend the trust fund...

Jeff Bezos’ net worth tops $105 billion as Amazon climbs in New Year
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 9 Jan 2018 12:40:00 PST

Jeff Bezos' net worth reached $105.1 billion Monday on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index as Amazon.com shares added to a 12-month surge that's lifted the online shopping giant's market value by almost 57 percent.

Amazon shares have risen 6.6 percent this year, with a report showing the Seattle-based...

Discovery Communications will leave Maryland for New York
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 9 Jan 2018 15:45:00 PST

Discovery Communications, one of four Fortune 500 companies located in Maryland, plans to move its global headquarters and 1,300 jobs from Silver Spring to New York, the company said Tuesday.

The media company, which operates cable channels such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and OWN:...

Maryland MedStar hospital tries out more dignified hospital gown
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Jan 2018 03:00:00 PST

The flimsy hospital gown that ties in the back and leaves backs and buttocks mostly bare has long been a source of jokes, as well as of complaints by patients.

Now, some say it’s time the unpopular garment that hasn’t been updated in 40 years got a modern-day makeover.

MedStar Health is trying...

Baltimore-area home sale prices continue to climb as sale closings decline in December
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

Baltimore-area home sale prices continued to rise in December, even as the number of sales declined from the same time last year.

A total of 3,062 deals closed in December, down 4.2 percent from the same month in 2016. The median sale price of $250,000 was up 2 percent, or about $5,000, from last...

Towson Commons office building, garage sold for $18 million
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Jan 2018 07:40:00 PST

The Towson Commons office building and garage have been sold to Baltimore-based CSG Partners for $18 million.

The deal for the 10-story office building at 1 W. Pennsylvania Ave. in Towson and the eight-story parking garage closed Dec. 14. The building, which is anchored by LA Fitness, was 90 percent...

Michigan, Vermont, New Jersey: The states trying to legalize marijuana in 2018
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Jan 2018 07:49:00 PST

The marijuana movement is charging ahead.

To date eight states — California, Colorado, Nevada to name a few — have legalized weed for recreational use since 2012. And the trend continues.

This year, several states all across the country are looking to legalize and, in turn, rake in millions of...

Sinclair station sales seen needed as Tribune Media review nears end
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Jan 2018 07:55:00 PST

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. will likely face demands to sell TV stations in at least 10 cities to satisfy regulators who are wrapping up a review of the company's plan to buy Tribune Media Co. -- a $3.9 billion deal that would create a national broadcasting giant.

FCC staff members in a recent...

Crypto mania turns mainstream as stock frenzy reaches new phase
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:50:00 PST

It's one thing for an iced-tea maker or a furniture company to reap massive returns simply by rebranding with blockchain or adding a digital currency, but now some household names are joining in on the craze.

In the past week, at least four companies with well-known brands have seen their stocks...

American Airlines picks Lands’ End to replace controversial uniforms
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:15:00 PST

American Airlines is turning to Lands’ End to replace uniforms that employees blamed for health problems and which left the airline and the previous supplier facing a lawsuit.

Those uniforms, introduced in 2016 and made by Twin Hill, led to thousands of complaints from flight attendants and crew...

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