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Immigration agents target 7-Eleven stores in nationwide sweep
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:33:00 PST

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents showed up at dozens of 7-Eleven stores before dawn Wednesday to interview employees and deliver audit notifications, carrying out what the agency said was the largest operation targeting an employer since President Donald Trump took office.

ICE said...

Havre de Grace exchanges properties with developer who plans to build six townhouses
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:00:00 PST

In exchange for a small drainage ditch that will allow a developer to build six townhouses instead of four, the city of Havre de Grace will obtain two smaller parcels and a commitment to help build a “Welcome to Havre de Grace” sign.

The council unanimously approved two resolutions at its meeting...

Nutella maker Ferrero said to be near deal to buy Nestle’s U.S. chocolate unit
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:22:00 PST

Italian chocolate maker Ferrero is nearing a deal to acquire Nestle's U.S. confectionery business for about $2.8 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter.

An agreement could be signed as early as Sunday, the person said, asking not to be identified as the information is private....

Michael Kors closes Harborplace store
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:00:00 PST

Michael Kors has closed its store at The Gallery at Harborplace in downtown Baltimore.

“It’s true — our Harbor Place store is closed,” the retailer’s website says. “But this isn’t goodbye, just a change of address.”

The website urges shoppers to visit another location or shop online. The designer...

Sinclair Broadcast renews ABC affiliations
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:00:00 PST

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. has renewed and extended affiliation deals with ABC Television Network across all of Sinclair’s ABC stations through 2022, the companies said Wednesday.

The deal includes station affiliation agreements that had been scheduled to expire at the end of last year. Extensions...

Florida gunmaker catches flak for ‘Not Today Antifa’ ad
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 11 Jan 2018 04:00:00 PST

An Apopka gunmaker is fighting off criticism for a “Not Today Antifa” ad it posted online that some say threatens liberal protesters.

The ad posted Monday night on Facebook from Spike’s Tactical shows four men with bullet-proof vests and holding semi-automatic rifles, staring down a group of black-masked...

46 fall sick on Royal Caribbean cruise ship that departed from Baltimore
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:25:00 PST

A Royal Caribbean Cruises ship that departed from Baltimore on a nine-night trip earlier this year has had 46 reported cases of gastrointestinal illness on board, according to company spokesman Owen Torres.

The Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship, which has nearly 2,900 guests and crew onboard, set...

Owings Mills Sam’s Club closes and 169 lose jobs
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:00:00 PST

A Sam’s Club store in Owings Mills closed abruptly on Thursday, part of a wave of closures of the membership warehouse stores across the country.

The retailer notified the state that 169 people will lose their jobs with the closure of the store at 9750 Reisterstown Road, according to a filing with...

Dropbox has filed for IPO confidentially, sources say
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:55:00 PST

Dropbox Inc., the file-sharing private company valued at $10 billion, has filed confidentially for a U.S. initial public offering, people familiar with the matter said.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. will lead the potential listing, according to the people, who asked not to be...

Icelandair bringing back BWI flights
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:20:00 PST

Icelandair is bringing back its nonstop service to Iceland from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport after a decade’s absence.

The airline will begin four weekly round-trip flights to Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, beginning May 28, the company said Wednesday.

The airline...

Local governments won’t say what they’re offering Amazon
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:41:00 PST

State and local governments have been more than happy to play up the amenities they think make their locations the best choice for Amazon's second headquarters. But many of them will not disclose the tax breaks or other financial incentives they are offering the online giant.

More than 15 states...

Two new historic districts slated for former Superblock area
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:30:00 PST

City leaders are considering creating two new historic districts in West Baltimore, a move they say could accelerate revitalization of a once-bustling shopping district that has been largely vacant for years.

Baltimore’s Planning Commission unanimously voted Thursday to formally designate the Howard...

Laureate agrees to sell university in Morocco
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:45:00 PST

Laureate Education Inc., a Baltimore-based company that owns and operates a network of international for-profit universities, plans to sell its university in Morocco to KMR Holding Pédagogique, a private higher education company based in Africa, for $53.6 million.

Laureate said Thursday it will...

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