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Lindsey Vonn promotes Under Armour’s Project Rock line with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 5 Mar 2019 10:15:00 PST

Former world champion skier Lindsey Vonn is teaming up with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in promoting his line of Under Armour training gear.

Vonn, a longtime Under Armour-sponsored athlete, became the Baltimore sportswear maker’s first ambassador to join Johnson in promoting the training line.

Sporting...

Northrop Grumman to add 175 jobs at rocket motor plant in Cecil County
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 5 Mar 2019 12:45:00 PST

Defense and space contractor Northrop Grumman plans to expand its manufacturing operations in Cecil County and add 175 new jobs in the next five years, officials announced Tuesday.

The new jobs will expand the company’s operating sector in Elkton, which was known as Orbital ATK before being purchased...

General Motors to idle White Marsh plant by May 4, displacing 296 workers
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 5 Mar 2019 14:30:00 PST

General Motors will idle its White Marsh plant by May 4, displacing the facility's 296 workers.

The automaker disclosed the date of the shutdown, first announced in November, in a layoff notice filed with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

The notice said the company would...

After years of feuding with fellow Democrats, Maryland Comptroller Franchot at risk of losing regula
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 6 Mar 2019 14:20:00 PST

The highest vote-getter ever for a state office, Comptroller Peter Franchot may be the most popular and successful Democrat in Maryland politics. But after repeatedly bashing fellow top Democrats for years with criticism they view as bombastic and unfair, he is a man with increasingly few allies...

‘I wouldn’t be where I am today without “SimCity”’: Video game inspired a generation of city p
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 5 Mar 2019 05:00:00 PST

Jason Baker was studying political science at the University of California at Davis when he got his hands on “SimCity.” He took a careful approach to the computer game.

"I was not one of the players who enjoyed Godzilla running through your city and destroying it. I enjoyed making my city run well."

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Verizon taps Baltimore camera tech firm for 5G lab
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 6 Mar 2019 13:15:00 PST

Verizon named Adcor Magnet Systems, a Baltimore firm developing cameras and other sensors for real-time and remote streaming, to join four other law enforcement technology firms in its 5G First Responder Lab.

Verizon set up the Washington lab with Responder Corp to research applications of 5G wireless...

Millennial women are letting men take care of the money
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 6 Mar 2019 08:45:00 PST

Marielle Schurig spoke to a group of women at a wellness event at Lululemon Athletica’s store in New York's Flatiron district, after they'd sweat it out together in a yoga and circuit-training class. Following her remarks, attendees lined up for an hour to talk to her about their finances.

The...

Up to 390 Family Dollar stores are set to close, another 200 will switch to Dollar Tree brand
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 6 Mar 2019 14:30:00 PST

Dollar Tree is closing up to 390 Family Dollar stores this year and rebranding about 200 others under the Dollar Tree name.

The company also slashed the value of its struggling Family Dollar chain, booking a $2.73 billion charge in its fiscal fourth quarter. There were 224 Family Dollar stores...

Stanley Black & Decker to settle lawsuit alleging it refused to give employee time off for cancer tr
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 6 Mar 2019 10:25:00 PST

Stanley Black & Decker will settle a federal employment discrimination lawsuit for $140,000, after an employee claimed the company failed to give her time off for cancer treatment, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The tools manufacturer, which has several divisions...

Maryland Attorney General Frosh joins 8 other state AGs in seeking halt to underwater seismic testin
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 6 Mar 2019 13:25:00 PST

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh announced Wednesday that a coalition of nine states that joined a federal lawsuit to prevent underwater seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean is asking a judge to freeze the practice while the case proceeds.

The states in December joined a lawsuit in U.S. District...

Within earshot: Spirit Airlines brings ‘Dumbo’ plane to BWI Marshall Airport
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 6 Mar 2019 14:50:00 PST

Disney’s reboot of “Dumbo” doesn’t come out until March 29, but BWI Marshall Airport got a sneak peek at the flying elephant with oversized ears Wednesday.

Spirit Airlines flew its newly decorated Dumbo-themed Airbus A321 — part of a promotional partnership with Disney — into Baltimore-Washington...

Port of Baltimore handles 10.9 million tons of general cargo in 2018, another record year
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 6 Mar 2019 14:05:00 PST

The port of Baltimore had another historic year in 2018.

The Maryland Port Administration’s public terminals handled 10.9 million tons of general cargo — more containers, cars, construction equipment and other cargo than ever before — surpassing 10 million tons for the third straight year, officials...

Cummings again seeks law to put Harriet Tubman on $20 bill; Mnuchin still mum
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 6 Mar 2019 16:15:00 PST

It’s still not clear whose face will be on the $20 bill in 2020.

Last month, a bipartisan pair of lawmakers, Elijah Cummings, a Baltimore Democrat, and John Katko, a New York Republican, re-introduced legislation to require the Treasury Department to put abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill....

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