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Still haven’t filed your taxes? Here’s how to maximize your refund and keep your data safe
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 6 Apr 2018 09:15:00 PDT

Good news for tax procrastinators: You have a little more time than you think to file your federal income tax forms.

Tax day this year is on Tuesday, April 17 because the usual deadline — April 15 — falls on a Sunday. And Monday, April 16 is Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in Washington, D.C.

Discounter Gabe’s has opened in Eastpoint Mall in Dundalk
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 6 Apr 2018 12:30:00 PDT

Discounter Gabe’s has opened a department store in Eastpoint Mall in Dundalk.

The retailer, which promotes everyday savings of up to 70 percent off other stores’ prices, is leasing more than 38,000 square feet in the former Shoppers World space as an anchor at the mall, owner MCB Real Estate announced...

Maryland’s Amazon HQ2 incentive package leads the pack. Here’s how other cities’ proposals stack up.
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 6 Apr 2018 12:45:00 PDT

Maryland lawmakers approved the so-called PRIME Act this week, an $8.5 billion package filled with credits, incentives and grants aimed at cementing a deal with Amazon for its second headquarters.

The package is the largest ever offered in Maryland, which has previously only offered deals topping...

Chesapeake Urology partners with Tennessee practice
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 6 Apr 2018 13:45:00 PDT

Chesapeake Urology Associates said it has combined management services with a Tennessee firm in a partnership it hopes will give it more resources.

Under the agreement, Chesapeake Urology and Tennessee Urology Associates will continue to operate as separate companies. They will share a management...

Sinclair Broadcast Group defends promotional message, read by local anchors nationwide, that went vi
BaltimoreSun.com / Sat, 7 Apr 2018 03:00:00 PDT

Facing a firestorm of criticism, Sinclair Broadcast Group spent last week defending a controversial on-air promotion in which its TV anchors across the country read identical scripts decrying “fake” news.

A video montage produced by website Deadspin, which shows anchors at local news stations warning...

White House sends mixed signals on trade fight; markets dive
BaltimoreSun.com / Sat, 7 Apr 2018 17:29:00 PDT

The trade clash between President Donald Trump and China's government is escalating, with Beijing pledging to "counterattack with great strength" if Trump follows through on threats to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods.

Trump made his out-of-the-blue move when China...

Peak Management buys apartment complex in Pikesville
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 9 Apr 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Peak Management, a White Marsh-based affiliate of Hill Management Services Inc., has added to its apartment portfolio with the purchase of Annen Woods in Pikesville for $24.5 million.

The acquisition, from Harbor Group Management, brings Peak’s total units to nearly 3,000 in the greater Baltimore...

Macy’s Backstage to open in White Marsh Mall and Annapolis Mall
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 9 Apr 2018 12:55:00 PDT

Macy’s Backstage, the department store chain’s growing off-price, store-within-a-store concept, will open within Macy’s in White Marsh Mall and Westfield Annapolis Mall in June.

The retailer announced the Baltimore-area Macy’s Backstage openings Monday, along with others that will open in Centre...

Tru Hotel planned for Little Italy in 2019
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 9 Apr 2018 13:30:00 PDT

Adding to the stock of hotels in Baltimore, Holladay Properties plans to build a Tru hotel near Little Italy that aims to cater to millennial travelers.

The Indiana-based developer plans to build the 140-room hotel, Maryland’s first Tru, a Hilton brand, in the 400 block of Central Avenue on an...

Wells Fargo reportedly facing huge fine for mortgage lending and auto insurance problems
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 9 Apr 2018 13:50:00 PDT

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering fining Wells Fargo & Co. hundreds of millions of dollars for its mortgage-lending and auto-insurance abuses — following up on a threat by President Trump to take aggressive action against the bank.

The agency is in talks with the San Francisco...

Women in Maryland earn 84 cents for every dollar earned by men
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 9 Apr 2018 15:30:00 PDT

The gender gap in wages has widened by a penny in Maryland over the past two years, with women in the state typically paid 84 cents for every dollar paid to men, according to a study released Monday.

The wage difference means Maryland women who are employed full-time earn $10,074 on average less...

Person struck by CSX train in Baltimore near Howard Street Tunnel
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 10 Apr 2018 06:30:00 PDT

A man was struck by a CSX Transportation train near the Howard Street Tunnel in Baltimore early Tuesday, officials said.

The man’s identity was not released. He was taken to a hospital in “serious” condition after the incident, according to Fire Department spokeswoman Blair Skinner. The incident...

Home prices continue upward trend in March as sales falter
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 10 Apr 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Home prices continued to rise in March even as the number of sales dropped amid weak supply, a new housing report finds.

The median price in the Baltimore metro area was $259,000, up 5.7 percent or $14,000, from a year ago and was the highest sales price in March of the decade, according to data...

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