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Five Minutes with Angie Barnett, Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Angie Barnett brings the training and perspective of a social worker to her job as head of the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland. It’s a relevant background in the business world, she has found.

“BBB is social work for business,” said Barnett, the organization’s CEO and president. “We’re...

Under Armour volunteers renovate two city schools, donate 5,000 backpacks
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:15:00 PDT

A week after announcing a volunteer effort to aid Baltimore, Under Armour employees renovated two schools, and the company said it distributed 5,000 backpacks to students.

Under Armour volunteers worked at Thomas Johnson Elementary and George Washington Elementary schools during the week of Sept....

Walmart offers health screenings at Baltimore stores
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:30:00 PDT

Walmart will offer health screenings Saturday at stores in the Baltimore area where shoppers can get low-cost immunizations and free readings of blood glucose, blood pressure and body mass index.

The screenings are taking place at all 4,700 Walmart stores in partnership with the American Diabetes...

CEO of CareFirst to retire next year
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:10:00 PDT

Chet Burrell will retire next year as president and CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield after more than a decade heading the region’s largest insurer.

“A decade of service to the mission of CareFirst has, for me, passed quickly,” the 70-year-old Burrell said in a statement. “No matter the demands,...

Is Baltimore bike-friendly enough for Amazon?
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:00:00 PDT

As Amazon seeks a site for a second North American headquarters, the Seattle-based online retail giant twice mentioned bike lanes in its request for proposals as an expectation for cities vying for the facility.

“Include connectivity options: sidewalks, bike lanes, trams, metro, bus, light rail,...

President Trump blasts Steph Curry and Golden State Warriors, says they’re not invited to White Hous
BaltimoreSun.com / Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:10:00 PDT

President Donald Trump made a pre-empitve strike on Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors on Saturday morning, withdrawing an invitation not yet made for the NBA champions to visit the White House.

Trump tweeted his displeasure with Curry and the rest of the Warriors after reports that the...

Residents protest Sinclair merger in front of Hunt Valley headquarters
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:55:00 PDT

A few dozen demonstrators held signs and shouted through a megaphone outside the Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Hunt Valley headquarters on Sunday to oppose the company’s proposed $3.9 billion takeover of Tribune Media Co.

If approved by the Federal Communications Commission, the merger would create...

Target to raise its minimum hourly wage to $15 by the end of 2020
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:45:00 PDT

Target Corp. said Monday that it is raising the minimum wage for its workers to $11 an hour starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020.

The company said the move will help it better recruit and retain top-quality staff and provide a better shopping experience for its customers.

The initiative...

Even after a brutal hurricane season, airlines are doing just fine
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PDT
Two massive hurricanes have put a strain on airlines, but the industry is taking it in stride, thanks to high profits and technological advances.
Sprint, T-Mobile closing in on merger deal, reports say
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:44:00 PDT

Sprint and T-Mobile are again reportedly close to agreeing to tentative terms for a merger.

Reuters, citing unnamed sources, reported Friday that SoftBank Group Corp, which controls Sprint, would own 40 percent to 50 percent of the combined new company, which would be dominated by T-Mobile majority...

Amazon looks to deliver Shake Shack, Chipotle amid food push
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:50:00 PDT

Amazon.com Inc. may soon bring Shake Shack burgers and Chipotle burritos to your door as it pushes deeper into the growing market for restaurant delivery.

The e-commerce titan has been working to crack the code on food delivery for at least a decade. Now that Amazon has a major toehold in the grocery...

Report: Baltimore a top city for women entrepreneurs
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:50:00 PDT

If you’re a woman in business, Baltimore is the place for you, according to new research by ShareFile, a cloud-based file sharing service.

Baltimore ranked first in ShareFile’s Businesswomen Power City Index, which evaluated cities based on number of women-owned businesses, number of executives...

Hogan joins Virginia governor, D.C. mayor in trade mission to Canada
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:30:00 PDT

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is leaving the country Tuesday to join Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on a trade mission to Canada.

The trio will be in Toronto to pitch the capital region tourism to Ontario, and they will meet with the province’s leader, Premier...

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