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‘Worst toys’ for the holidays: Safety group warns of choking hazards, eye risks
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 14 Nov 2018 05:35:00 PST

A Black Panther "slash claw" and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season.

Massachusetts-based World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., unveiled its 46th annual list of the 10 "worst toys" Tuesday...

Big question for Amazon’s two chosen cities: Will it pay off?
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:30:00 PST

The awarding of Amazon's second headquarters to two affluent localities has fanned intense speculation around a key question: For the winning cities, will the economic payoff prove to be worth the cost?

Amazon's decision will bring to Arlington, Va., and the Long Island City section of New York...

Amid delays at port of Baltimore, longshoremen and management agree to arbitration
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:00:00 PST

Work slowdowns by longshoremen at the port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal are disrupting operations so much that some shipping line customers may move their cargo shipments to other ports, the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore said in a court filing.

The association, which represents...

Federal labor board finds further evidence of Johns Hopkins interfering in union effort
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:45:00 PST

The National Labor Relations Board has found further evidence Johns Hopkins officials are restricting the rights of nurses trying to unionize.

This is the third time the labor board has found merit to such allegations since the National Nurses Organizing Committee filed a complaint in June, after...

WOW air to offer flights to India from BWI Marshall Airport, starting at $199
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:45:00 PST

WOW air is launching service to Delhi, India, via Iceland from BWI Marshall Airport next month, the Icelandic low-cost airline announced Wednesday.

The airline is offering one-way tickets as low as $199.99 for flights between Jan. 5 and April 10.

In addition to Baltimore, the initial pricing will...

Some Baltimore Sun Media Group journalists seek to form union
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:15:00 PST

Journalists at Baltimore Sun Media Group community newspapers, including the Capital Gazette and Carroll County Times, have moved to form a union and asked parent company Tribune Publishing to voluntarily recognize the unit.

The Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild, which represents the Chesapeake...

Tourists spent $17 billion in Maryland last year (and why were the streets filled with New Yorkers?)
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:40:00 PST

Tourists spent more than $17 billion in Maryland last year — and many more visitors than usual came from New York, the Maryland Department of Commerce reported Wednesday.

Overall visitation decreased slightly — from 42.1 million in 2016 to 41.5 million in 2017. But the city saw an increase in visitors...

Got a spare $1.5 million? Former Orioles manager Buck Showalter’s home is up for sale in Baltimore C
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:05:00 PST

Longtime Orioles manager Buck Showalter, whose departure from the team was announced in October, has placed his Baltimore County home for sale.

The gated 5,579-square-foot residence, located in Lutherville, has five bedrooms, four and half bathrooms, a pool and a second catering kitchen for large...

Bowie’s Diplomat Cleaners closing after 48 years
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:00:00 PST

Tosheka Leslie picked up her clothes from Diplomat Cleaners for the last time Wednesday, after 20 years of patronage.

“I don’t know where I’m going to go,” she said.

The dry cleaning business, which opened in what is now the Free State Shopping Center in 1970, will close Saturday.

In that time,...

BGE to close Baltimore beltway in Sparrows Point Saturday to remove overhead electric lines
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:10:00 PST

BGE will temporarily close the Baltimore beltway in Sparrows Point on Saturday to allow for the removal of overhead electric lines, the utility said Thursday.

The work will require eight separate, 15-minute closures of both the inner and outer loops of the beltway at Exit 43 (State Route 158/Bethlehem...

Refined plans for Rash Field in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor move ahead
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:00:00 PST

Upgrades planned for Rash Field, the multi-purpose swath on the south shore of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, have been refined and could get underway next fall, according to the Waterfront Partnership, a city nonprofit leading the work.

The plan calls for an overhaul of the pavilion, the replacement...

Airbnb says revenue for 3rd quarter was best ever, topping $1 billion
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:55:00 PST

Airbnb had its best quarter ever, even as cities across the U.S. have started clamping down on the short-term rental market.

Revenue during the third quarter breezed past the $1 billion level as guest reservations boomed internationally in places like Beijing, Mexico City and Birmingham, England,...

Potential Baltimore maglev station locations narrowed; Port Covington out of the running
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:45:00 PST

Federal regulators considering the proposed magnetic levitation or “maglev” train between Washington and Baltimore — which backers say could cut travel between the two cities to 15 minutes — have narrowed the list of potential station locations in both cities.

In Baltimore, a potential station...

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