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P&G CEO says company working to stop ‘Tide pod challenge’
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:32:00 PST

Procter & Gamble says it's working to stop the "Tide Pod challenge," a social media-fueled trend in which teenagers eat single-load laundry detergent packets.

The American Association of Poison Control Centers warned last week that it had seen a spike in teenagers eating the detergent pods, which...

Huggies maker Kimberly-Clark to cut 5,000 jobs on sluggish sales as birth rate falls
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:45:00 PST

Americans are having fewer babies, and diaper makers are feeling the pinch.

Kimberly-Clark said Tuesday it will cut as many as 5,500 jobs, or 13 percent of its workforce, in an attempt to lower costs.

The job cuts come as the maker of Huggies and Kleenex — like other consumer-products companies...

U.S. Bobsledder calls Under Armour Olympic suits less superhero, more Americana
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:55:00 PST

American bobsledders struck fierce poses for photographers Tuesday as they arrived in Baltimore to model the speed suits they will wear in the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month.

One Olympic veteran, Chris Fogt, said the suits — designed by Under Armour — are less “superhero” this year and...

Twitter’s No. 2, Anthony Noto, resigns to become chief executive of SoFi
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:10:00 PST

Twitter Inc. Chief Operating Officer Anthony Noto has resigned to accept the role of chief executive at financial technology company Social Finance Inc.

Noto is to assume the post at SoFi in March. His departure comes at a pivotal time for Twitter, which is finally showing results from its turnaround...

Journalist accidentally shoplifts from Amazon’s new cashier-free convenience store
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:10:04 PST

Journalist Deirdre Bosa, a CNBC reporter, was tasked with testing out Amazon Go's cashier-free "just walk out technology."

She packed her shopping bag with cookies, snap peas, and Amazon branded drinkware but was apprehensive about Amazon's technology correctly charging her for each individual...

Port of Baltimore to add new shipping service to New Zealand, Australia
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:45:00 PST

A new monthly roll-on/roll-off shipping service between Europe and New Zealand and Australia will begin calling the port of Baltimore in March, officials announced Tuesday.

Hoegh Autoliners — a Bermuda-based shipping line that handles autos, trucks, farm and construction equipment, and other wheeled...

Amazon Go doesn’t accept food stamps
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:10:05 PST

On January 22, Amazon opened its first ever cashier-free convenience store, Amazon Go. Asserting itself as the future of in-store grocery shopping, Amazon Go claims to add convenience and innovation to the otherwise tedious task. However, a reporter from Slate recently noticed a controversial omission...

Lawuit accuses Motel 6 of discriminating against Latino customers
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:15:00 PST

A civil rights group alleges that Motel 6 discriminated against some Latino customers at two locations in Phoenix by giving their whereabouts and personal information to U.S. immigration agents who later arrested at least seven guests.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday by the Mexican American Legal Defense...

Disney to give $1,000 bonuses to over 125,000 workers
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:15:00 PST

More than 125,000 employees at Walt Disney Company across the globe will each receive a $1,000 cash bonus, the company announced Tuesday.

The company will also invest $50 million to help hourly employees pay for college tuition starting with the upcoming fall semester, company chairman and chief...

Solar panel tariffs threaten to increase customer cost and slow growth, but the industry remains opt
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:30:00 PST

Fees on solar panel imports imposed this week by the Trump administration threaten to increase customer costs and cut solar energy growth by as much as 11% over the next five years, but the industry remains optimistic that the roadblock will be temporary.

The new tariffs probably will add about...

Comcast hopes for a TV windfall from Super Bowl and the Olympics
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:20:00 PST

Comcast's NBC is airing both the Super Bowl and the Olympics in February, a double-whammy sports extravaganza that the company expects to yield $1.4 billion in ad sales, helping it justify the hefty price it's paying for both events.

NBC is banking heavily on these sports events since traditional...

After trying year, Under Armour plays up theme of renewal
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:20:00 PST

The American bobsledders sat at Under Armour headquarters during a visit this week and watched a promotional video for the brand on a giant screen.

Set to music, the video showed successes of Under Armour athletes – company ambassador Tom Brady leading the New England Patriots to a comeback Super...

MarketPlace: Live Hotel and Casino recruiting for 500 new jobs in Anne Arundel
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:40:00 PST

Live Casino and Hotel will open a recruiting center next week to help fill 500 jobs it anticipates at the hotel and conference facility once it opens this spring.

The Live Hotel Recruitment center will open Feb. 1 to fill hotel, administration, food and beverage and other jobs at the 310-room hotel,...

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