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Ravens fans to be offered DNA test kits Sunday in unusual NFL promotion
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 14 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Gone are the days when sports team giveaways were limited to T-shirts, bobbleheads, free-sandwich coupons and the like.

The tens of thousands of fans entering M&T Bank Stadium for the Ravens’ home opener against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday will receive free DNA test kits.

It’s an approach stretching...

Goldman Sachs invests $233 million in Port Covington
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:35:00 PDT

Goldman Sachs plans to invest $233 million to join Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank’s development firm in remaking Port Covington, becoming a joint owner of hundreds of acres along the Patapsco River slated to become a $5.5 billion mix of offices, housing, shops and restaurants.

The global investment...

Laureate Education’s founder and CEO to step down at end of year
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 14 Sep 2017 06:45:00 PDT

Laureate Education Inc. founder Douglas Becker is stepping down as president and CEO of the Baltimore for-profit university system at the end of the year.

Two of Laureate’s most-senior and longest-serving executives have been named his successors, effective Jan. 1. Eilif Serck-Hanssen, 51, the company’s...

Under Armour unveils footwear design center in Portland, Ore., near Nike headquarters
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:05:00 PDT

Under Armour has unveiled a footwear design and development center in Portland, Ore. It’s less than a dozen miles from the global headquarters of Nike, its archrival.

The Baltimore brand calls the center an “innovation hub.” It includes a biomechanics lab and training center for athletes to test...

Md. business forum casts a wary eye on Washington
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:35:00 PDT

A quarter of Maryland’s economy depends on federal spending, inextricably linking the state to actions that Congress and the Trump administration are now considering on health care, taxes and all other budget items, a trio of experts told local business leaders Thursday.

“The hard reality is, what...

Maryland sees second-highest job gains in 7 years during August
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:10:00 PDT

Maryland added more than 14,000 jobs in August, the second-highest monthly gain in seven years, as the unemployment rate dipped to a pre-recession level of 3.9 percent, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday.

The state’s jobless rate remained lower than the nation’s, which was 4.4 percent in August,...

Baltimore-based freight logistics firm John S. Connor celebrates 100th anniversary
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:40:00 PDT

When John S. Connor founded his customs brokerage firm during World War I, he headquartered it at 33 S. Gay St. — close enough to Baltimore’s old Customs House for messengers to ferry documents back and forth by hand.

One hundred years later, the family-owned company uses an international network...

Hogan to lobby for bringing Amazon HQ to Baltimore
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:00:00 PDT

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said he will personally lobby Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to build the company’s massive new headquarters in Baltimore.

Hogan said he believes pitching Port Covington is the state’s best bet to win the new Amazon campus and its promised 50,000 new jobs.

“We're going to go after...

Kamenetz: Baltimore County won’t make a play for Amazon project
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:35:00 PDT

Baltimore County won’t be making a bid for Amazon’s second headquarters campus after all.

Baltimore County officials initially touted several locations in the suburbs that might work for the e-commerce giant’s massive new project.

But County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said Friday he thinks a better...

New survey vessel joins Army Corps of Engineers’ Baltimore District fleet
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:15:00 PDT

A new survey vessel has joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Baltimore District to help keep the many channels serving the port of Baltimore and the upper Chesapeake Bay safe for navigation.

The Corps formally dedicated the new hydrographic survey vessel Catlett in an Inner Harbor ceremony...

Maryland seeks to expand hospital cost-control program to include doctors, other providers
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 24 Aug 2017 15:15:00 PDT

Maryland is seeking federal approval to expand a hospital cost-savings program to include doctors, rehabilitation facilities, skilled-nursing centers and others who treat patients insured by Medicare.

The 10-year program, which would take effect in January 2019, aims to provide an incentive for...

What the Terps football media guides said about Kevin Plank as a player
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 25 Aug 2017 02:45:00 PDT

The University of Maryland Terrapins football media guides from the 1990s have long since faded. But they reveal a few things about special-teams player and running back Kevin Plank — now CEO of Under Armour.

His college football days were important enough to Plank that Under Armour named its large...

Amazon to lower prices at Whole Foods as soon as purchase is finalized Monday
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 25 Aug 2017 06:52:00 PDT

Amazon's $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods Market will be finalized Monday, and shoppers will see an immediate markdown in prices on a number of items, including salmon, avocados, baby kale and almond butter, as the tech giant looks to shake up the grocery business.

Amazon and Whole Foods announced...

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