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Federal lawmakers question Maryland Gov. Hogan on Hyperloop permit
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 29 Mar 2018 14:20:00 PDT

Five members of Maryland’s congressional delegation are pressing Gov. Larry Hogan to provide more information about the high-speed transit system called Hyperloop that entrepreneur Elon Musk wants to build between Baltimore and Washington.

Maryland officials in October granted permission for Musk’s...

Amazon isn’t killing the post office. And Trump’s ability to go after the online giant has limits
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 30 Mar 2018 11:35:00 PDT

The Amazon blame game took another turn this week when President Trump spun the wheel back around to the U.S. Postal Service. Amazon.com Inc. is a convenient scapegoat for just about any issue. The mail is no different.

Amazon isn’t killing the post office. Since signing a landmark contract in...

Bye-bye, bunny: Mary Sue spends first Easter in Baltimore County
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 30 Mar 2018 06:00:00 PDT
The mascot for Mary Sue chocolates, perched atop its warehouse in Woodberry, was a reminder that Easter season was nigh and it was time to stock up on candy. But the company relocated last year to Baltimore County, and the bunny is nowhere to be found.
Under Armour absence creates void at Preakness as infield ticket sales also lag
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 30 Mar 2018 09:20:00 PDT
Preakness Stakes organizers hope to fill an Under Armour-sized void in the infield after the Baltimore brand decided not to do a hospitality tent.
Data breaches strike CareFirst and Under Armour
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:45:00 PDT

One day after Under Armour notified users of a security breach of one of its fitness apps, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield said Friday it was victimized by another sort of computer attack — an email “phishing” scheme.

CareFirst, the state’s largest insurer, said the attack could have exposed the...

Ford recalls almost 1.4M Fusion, Lincoln cars; steering wheel can come loose
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:25:00 PDT

Under pressure from U.S. regulators, Ford is recalling nearly 1.4 million midsize cars in North America because the steering wheels can detach from the steering column and drivers could lose control.

The recall covers certain Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars from the 2014 through 2018 model years.

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Supernus Pharmaceuticals relocates to Gaithersburg, adds jobs
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:15:00 PDT

Rockville-based Supernus Pharmaceuticals plans to move its headquarters to Gaithersburg in 2019 and potentially double its work force over the next five years.

The operation will include research and development and manufacturing facilities in a 118,000-suare-foot building in Gaithersburg, home...

Can Taco Bell’s former chief restore Chipotle’s once-sizzling growth?
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:50:00 PDT
After surviving outbreaks of food-borne illnesses, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. hopes former Taco Bell chief Brian Niccol is the right choice for CEO.
Legal issues aside, popular March Madness pools grow more sophisticated
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:30:00 PDT
Like college basketball itself, which often tinkers with its rules, March Madness pools are evolving as participants seek more variation, strategy and drama.
Major upgrades planned for Paca House program for homeless veterans
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:45:00 PDT

Volunteers of America Chesapeake will soon begin $27 million in renovations to Paca House, which provides permanent housing in Baltimore to the homeless, including veterans.

The complex that opened in 1996 at 116-120 North Paca Street will begin conversion in May from 106 single rooms and efficiencies...

United takes heat over puppy’s tragic overhead bin death. But flyers’ love for pets puts airlines in
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:25:00 PDT

Pets on planes are significantly outnumbered by human passengers. But for airlines, dealing with passengers’ four-legged traveling companions can be fraught with problems.

Within the past year, Chicago-based United Airlines has found itself in the spotlight when a giant rabbit named Simon died...

Maryland Senate passes response to federal tax overhaul
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:30:00 PDT

A measure to increase standard tax deductions in Maryland passed the Senate on Wednesday as part of the state's response to the federal tax overhaul.

The 46-0 vote sends the bill to the House.

The measure increases the standard tax deduction by $500 for individuals and $1,000 for couples for three...

Toys ‘R’ Us to close all 800 of its U.S. stores — including 9 in Baltimore region — affe
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:25:00 PDT

Toy store chain Toys ‘R’ Us is planning to sell or close all 800 of its U.S. stores, affecting as many as 33,000 jobs as the company winds down its operations after six decades, according to a source familiar with the matter.

The retailer operates nine Toys ‘R’ Us stores and six Babies “R” Us stores...

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