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Fox to buy Sinclair Broadcast stations in Tribune Media deal
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 9 May 2018 05:50:00 PDT

Fox Broadcasting Co. will buy some of the 23 Sinclair Broadcast Group television stations that the broadcaster will sell in its bid to win federal approval of its proposed $3.9 billion takeover of Tribune Media.

Fox is buying seven stations for $1.5 billion, plus another $100 million in working...

Urban farm coming to former Sparrows Point steel mill site in Baltimore County
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 9 May 2018 08:05:00 PDT

A former Baltimore County steel mill is going green, as a New York-based urban farming operation looks to transform a portion of Sparrows Point into a large greenhouse.

Gotham Greens is opening a 100,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse at Tradepoint Atlantic, the massive redevelopment project...

Laureate Education swings to profitability on sales of schools overseas
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 9 May 2018 08:40:00 PDT

Laureate Education reported Wednesday that it turned a profit in the first quarter of 2018 after the sales of schools in China, Cyprus and Italy.

The Baltimore-based owner and operator of a network of for-profit universities around the world said it recorded a $298 million gain from those sales,...

Baltimore cyber security firm Protego secures $2 million in funding
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 9 May 2018 10:00:00 PDT

Protego, a Baltimore-based cybersecurity firm with offices in Maryland and Israel, has secured $2 million in seed funding from a group of investors led by Gula Tech Adventures and Glilot Capital Partners.

Protego aims specifically at protecting serverless enterprises that use cloud-based computing...

Under Armour executives face questions from shareholders after challenging year
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 9 May 2018 12:40:00 PDT

As the sports brand Kevin Plank founded struggles to regain its footing after a difficult year, the Under Armour CEO faced scrutiny Wednesday from shareholders who questioned his commitment to the company and the brand’s connection to consumers.

Plank and other top executives assured stockholders...

Crab crackdown? Feds’ move to restrict food stamp use for carryout crabs seen as new threat to seafo
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 10 May 2018 02:00:00 PDT
Federal regulators have forbidden many Baltimore-area carry-out shops from accepting food stamps for steamed crabs, a move that is stirring debate over whether it is an appropriate use of government benefits and what impact it could have on a beleaguered seafood industry.
Baltimore home prices continue to rise in April
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 10 May 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Home sale prices in the Baltimore region continued their upward march in April, with the median price hitting $267,900, as the inventory of homes listed for sale remained tight.

April’s median sales price was up 4.9 percent, or $12,400, from a year ago and 3.4 percent higher than in March. It was...

Canadian newsprint tariffs start to take a toll on U.S. newspaper industry
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 10 May 2018 08:01:00 PDT

Little noticed amid the trade war discussion, tariffs levied by the Trump administration on the Canadian paper used to make newsprint are starting to take a toll on U.S. newspapers and printers.

In the last few months, the Commerce Department has put in place two sets of duties on producers and...

Parts shortage that hit Ford spreads to more companies
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 10 May 2018 11:04:00 PDT

A fire that damaged a Michigan auto parts supply factory is causing production problems at Ford, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors, but it's too soon to tell yet whether dealers will run short of vehicles.

So far Ford has been hit hardest by parts shortages. The company has had to temporarily lay...

Columbia-based emailing firm SparkPost doubles space in move
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 10 May 2018 11:30:00 PDT

SparkPost, a Columbia-based emailing firm, relocated to a new office across the street, doubling its space in anticipation of expanding its employment from around 85 people to 200.

The company provides email delivery services to customers including Comcast, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and Zillow,...

Bloomberg Philanthropies wants to help grow Baltimore arts groups
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 10 May 2018 14:20:00 PDT

Baltimore is among seven new cities where Bloomberg Philanthropies plans to invest a total of $43 million in arts and culture nonprofits.

Bloomberg Philanthropies is expanding its Arts Innovation and Management program, which works to strengthen small and midsize cultural organizations. The organization...

‘A changed place’: How Kamenetz altered downtown Towson’s landscape
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 11 May 2018 03:00:00 PDT

In January 2013, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz declared that he wanted to put Towson on the map.

“We are going to make Towson a regional destination, even better than Bethesda, even better than Silver Spring,” Kamenetz, a Democrat, said during an announcement about Towson Square, an...

Stadium and team owners see drones as major league threat
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 11 May 2018 05:15:00 PDT

On the Sunday after Thanksgiving, Sacramento resident Tracy Mapes drove to Santa Clara, flew a drone over Levi's Stadium and dropped a payload of leaflets espousing his conspiracy theories over the San Francisco 49ers-Seattle Seahawks game.

He then headed across the Bay to the Oakland Raiders game...

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