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Supreme Court will decide billion-dollar question for online sales: Can states collect sales taxes o
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:10:00 PST

The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will consider allowing states to require all online sellers to collect sales taxes, revoking an old rule that costs states billions in lost revenues.

The justices said they would hear an appeal from South Dakota and 35 other states that says the current...

Cold classrooms, patient dumping: Baltimore tries to put its best foot forward, stumbles
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:40:00 PST

Kids in parkas, hoods up and huddled together in an unheated school classroom. A woman in a hospital gown, ousted from an emergency room and left at a bus stop on a freezing night.

Winter has not been kind to Baltimore, or its already battered image.

The photos and videos sped through social media...

White Marsh Mall bathroom cam sheds light on rise of security camera use
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:30:00 PST

Security specialists urged people to be vigilant about hidden cameras after Baltimore County Police on Thursday arrested a man they say secretly filmed people in a family bathroom at White Marsh Mall.

Such incidents remain relatively uncommon, security specialists said, but as technology advances...

Plumbing fixture-maker Kohler sues suburban rival over kitchen sink design
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:40:00 PST

Wisconsin plumbing fixtures giant Kohler is throwing the kitchen sink at a small suburban Chicago rival in a patent infringement lawsuit over just that: kitchen sinks.

Kohler’s lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court in Chicago, alleges Hillside-based Lenova is making and marketing a new line...

Second lawsuit against poultry giants alleges chicken price-fixing conspiracy
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:35:00 PST

A second lawsuit has been filed against some of the nation’s largest poultry producers, alleging they have conspired to fix the price of broiler chickens for nearly a decade.

The complaint filed by Winn-Dixie Stores and its sister grocery, Bi-Lo Holdings, against Tyson Foods, Perdue Farms and Park...

Ritz Carlton, a luxury Saudi prison, takes Feb. 14 bookings
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:41:00 PST

The Ritz Carlton in Saudi Arabia's capital may be reopening its doors in time for Valentine's Day, after serving for several months as a prison for the country's elite caught up in what the government has described as a crackdown on corruption.

The Ritz Carlton's website on Monday showed bookings...

Democrats, unions launch push for statewide $15 minimum wage
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:10:00 PST

A coalition of Democrats, union leaders and workers launched a campaign to raise Maryland’s minimum hourly wage to $15 on Monday, saying they chose to do so on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to carry on his message of justice and fairness.

They are proposing to reach that wage floor by 2023, a move...

CVS Pharmacy promises to end touchups of its beauty images
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:19:00 PST

Pharmacy giant CVS said it will stop significant touchups of images used in its advertising for beauty products.

The company said it has a responsibility to think about sending messages of unrealistic body images to girls and young women.

CVS Health Corp. said Monday it will not “materially” alter...

The closing of 63 Sam’s Club stores has big implications for small business
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:39:00 PST

Last week, Walmart announced that it would be closing 63 of its under-performing Sam's Club stores at various locations throughout the country. While most of the news centered around the thousands of employees who would be affected by the decision, there's also another significant group of people...

McDonald’s to recycle packaging in all locations globally by 2025
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:00:00 PST

McDonald’s will recycle packaging in all of its almost 37,000 restaurants globally by 2025, the company announced Tuesday.

McDonald’s also announced that all of its packaging will come from renewable, recycled or certified sources where no deforestation occurs by 2025.

These are big steps for the...

Panama hotel votes to drop Trump — but his company won’t go
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:25:00 PST

An attempt to oust President Donald Trump's hotel business from managing a luxury hotel in Panama has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct.

Trump Hotels is contesting its firing, and its staff ran off a team of Marriott executives invited last month to visit the property during...

Investor Bill Miller promises $75 million to Johns Hopkins University philosophy department
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:00 PST

For legendarily successful stockpicker William H. “Bill” Miller III, the question was not so much philosophical as practical.

“What am I going to do with this money, which I obviously can’t take with me?” the now -67-year-old fund manager asked himself.

The answer Miller came up with, at least...

Why 7-Eleven, inventor of the Slurpee, is now all about cold-pressed organic juice
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:20:00 PST

Like thousands of U.S. convenience stores, many 7-Eleven stores cram rows of snacks between a wall of chilled sodas and a bank of churning Slurpee machines.

But starting this month, 7-Eleven will also begin selling cold-pressed juice. It's organic, vegan, fair trade, non-GMO, gluten-free - and...

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