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Tenants of downtown Baltimore apartment tower allege poor conditions, including mold and no heat
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 26 Jan 2018 14:30:00 PST

Residential and commercial tenants of a downtown Baltimore apartment tower filed a class action lawsuit Friday against the owners that alleges poor living conditions such as flooding, mold and no heat during recent freezing temperatures.

Tenants of the 18-story Munsey building overlooking the Baltimore...

Keurig buys Dr Pepper Snapple, creating a beverage giant
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:15:00 PST

Keurig is buying Dr Pepper Snapple Group, bringing together the make-at-home coffee brand with the company behind Dr Pepper soda, Mott's apple juice and Snapple iced tea.

The combination lets the company offer "hot and cold beverages to satisfy every consumer throughout the day," said Larry Young,...

German automakers face heat over tests on monkeys, humans
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 29 Jan 2018 06:42:00 PST

Public criticism of the German auto industry has escalated on reports that diesel exhaust tests were carried out on both monkeys and humans.

The chairman of Volkswagen said Monday that the tests involving monkeys were "totally incomprehensible" and the German government condemned the reported experiments...

U.S. is said to consider building 5G network amid China concerns
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 29 Jan 2018 06:19:00 PST

The U.S. is in talks with private companies to build a secure 5G network amid concerns about China and cybersecurity, said two administration officials familiar with the plans.

Talks are preliminary, and key decisions over funding and control haven't been reached, said the people, who discussed...

MoviePass escalates its battle with AMC Theatres by dropping 10 cinemas — and customers are no
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 29 Jan 2018 06:17:00 PST

Subscription film ticket company MoviePass has ratcheted up its longstanding battle with AMC Theatres by dropping its service from 10 of the chain’s busiest cinemas, including major locations in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.

New York-based MoviePass, which offers one movie ticket a day to...

Trump says solar tariff will create ‘a lot of jobs.’ But it could wipe out many more.
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 29 Jan 2018 08:59:00 PST

"We'll be making solar products now much more so in the United States. Our companies have been decimated, and those companies are going to be coming back strong. . . . A lot of workers; a lot of jobs."- President Donald Trump, discussing a new tariff on solar-cell imports in remarks at the White...

Jackpotting, the hacking scheme where hackers make ATMs spit out cash like slot machines, is here
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 29 Jan 2018 07:05:00 PST

Hackers able to make ATMs spit cash like winning slot machines are now operating inside the United States, marking the arrival of "jackpotting" attacks after widespread heists in Europe and Asia, according to security news website Krebs on Security.

Thieves have used skimming devices on ATM machines...

Jared Kushner firm ordered to identify investors in Baltimore properties
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:45:00 PST

A federal judge ruled Friday that the apartment company owned by Jared Kushner, senior adviser and son-in-law of President Donald J. Trump, cannot hide the names of the firm’s investors to protect them from what it calls unfair media coverage of a lawsuit filed by Baltimore-area tenants.

Two tenants...

Developer breaks ground Wednesday on Key Highway apartment project in Federal Hill
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 29 Jan 2018 04:00:00 PST

The Bainbridge Companies plans a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday of a 224-unit unit apartment project on Key Highway in Federal Hill.

The $66 million project will rise eight stories on a sliver of vacant land next to Digital Harbor High School.

In planning since 2015, the luxury apartment building...

Bitcoin price plunges 20 percent on worries about a possible cryptocurrency crackdown
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:40:00 PST

Prices of bitcoin and other digital currencies skidded after South Korea's top financial policymaker said Tuesday that a crackdown on trading of cryptocurrencies was still possible.

Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon said in an interview with local radio station TBS that banning trading in digital...

President of Baltimore-based Pandora Americas will step down
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:50:00 PST

The president of Pandora Jewelry’s Baltimore-based U.S. division will step down in February, the Danish jewelry retailer said.

Scott Burger, who has headed Pandora Americas for a decade and relocated the company to Baltimore from Columbia, has decided to leave to “dedicate himself to new endeavours,”...

AG Frosh joins call for allowing banks to support medical marijuana
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:00:00 PST

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and other state attorneys general want Congress to support legislation that would open the banking system to the medical or recreational marijuana business in states where those industries are legal.

In states that have legalized use, the industry has operated...

Study shows Maryland meets goals of cutting health care costs without achieving changes in care deli
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:10:00 PST

Maryland’s ambitious program to curb health care spending is meeting that main goal but not transforming how patients are treated.

Those are the findings of a study published Tuesday of the state’s hospitals, which operate under a unique federally sanctioned system that U.S. regulators hope will...

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