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Ground broken for next apartment building in the transit-oriented Owings Mills project
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:15:00 PDT

Construction has started on a new seven-story apartment building in the Metro Centre in Owings Mills, bringing the total number of apartments clustered there at 350.

The 114-unit building, called The Met at Metro Centre, is part of a massive transit-oriented development there offering residents...

These places will pay U.S. workers thousands of dollars to move there
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:34:00 PDT

A Nebraska city with more job listings than applicants has extended a special offer to employers: It will match signing bonuses for out-of-town hires of up to $5,000.

A county in Michigan is advertising $15,000 payouts to STEM graduates who decide to live in its rural expanses.

And the state of...

Facebook selects Baltimore to host entrepreneurship program
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 21 Jun 2018 05:00:00 PDT
Facebook will announce Thursday that Baltimore is among cities chosen to host its Community Boost program this fall, a series of free seminars and workshops to help small businesses, entrepreneurs and job-seekers.
Mortgage rates fall for third week in a month
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:06:00 PDT

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, marking their third decline in the past four weeks after increasing last week.

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages was 4.57 percent, down from 4.62 percent last week. By contrast, the 30-year rate averaged...

Loyola University’s business school honors The Bozzuto Group’s Thomas Bozzuto
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:45:00 PDT

Thomas S. Bozzuto, chairman and co-founder of The Bozzuto Group, was named Business Leader of the Year for 2018 by Loyola University’s Sellinger School of Business and Management.

The award, to be given at a dinner Nov. 13, honors business executives who embody Loyola’s Jesuit commitment to community...

Supermarket giants play role in mistreatment of global food workers, report says
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:00:00 PDT

The global anti-poverty organization Oxfam issued a report Thursday saying that supermarket giants such as Whole Foods, Costco, Walmart and the owner of Landover-based Giant Food share responsibility for widespread suffering of farmers and other food producers around the world.

Oxfam said it hopes...

Supreme Court rules states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:59:00 PDT

States will be able to force more shoppers to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial win for states.

Consumers can expect to see sales tax being charged on more online purchases —...

Maryland officials begin to project additional revenue following court ruling on online sales tax
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:15:00 PDT

States will be able to force more shoppers to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial win for states.

Consumers can expect to see sales tax being charged on more online purchases —...

Baltimore-based modular space company Williams Scotsman to acquire competitor ModSpace for $1.1 bill
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:00:00 PDT

Williams Scotsman, a Baltimore-based company that rents office trailers, storage containers and other modular spaces, announced Friday that it has agreed to acquire Pennsylvania-based competitor ModSpace for $1.1 billion.

The deal, expected to close in the third quarter of 2018, would more than...

Transit union warned of unsafe Baltimore Metro tracks for several years before emergency shutdown
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 22 Jun 2018 17:00:00 PDT

The union that represents Maryland Transit Administration drivers warned agency leaders of rail safety concerns about the Baltimore Metro SubwayLink more than two years before the agency suddenly shut the entire system down for a month of emergency track repairs in February.

With less than 24 hours’...

Sheraton near BWI airport sells to Canadian hospitality firm
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 31 May 2018 15:00:00 PDT

A Canadian company has bought the Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel from the hotels and hospitality group of Berkadia, a Pennsylvania-based commercial real estate venture between Berkshire Hathaway and Jefferies Financial Group.

The Vista Group bought the hotel for an undisclosed sum...

Baltimore is third best city for software engineers, study says
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 1 Jun 2018 08:40:00 PDT

Baltimore is one of the top cities in the United States for software engineers, a new study shows.

The city ranked third among places where software engineers are most in demand and where their paychecks go furthest, according to a survey by SpareFoot, an online self-storage marketplace, and ZipRecruiter,...

Annapolis, Anne Arundel roll out bike-share partnership
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 1 Jun 2018 09:05:00 PDT

Bike-share is rolling into Anne Arundel County.

The city of Annapolis and county are partnering on a bike-share program tentatively set to launch in August.

Mayor Gavin Buckley, along with County Councilman Chris Trumbauer and several government officials, announced the program as a part of Bike-to-Work...

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