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Young Baltimore entrepreneurs earn money to grow their businesses
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 12 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Looking on social media, Sade M. Jackson felt black girls were too often exposed to negative stereotypes about beauty standards.

So the 16-year-old East Baltimore teen sat down to design a T-shirt, drawing a girl’s face with four skin colors and two styles of hair. Under it, she wrote: “No matter...

Baltimore-area home sales and prices rose in August amid falling inventory
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Home sales and prices in the Baltimore region rose again in August amid a tight housing market in which the inventory of homes for sale has shrunk for 24 consecutive months.

The sales of just over 3,800 homes closed in August, up 1.5 percent from the same month last year, according to a ShowingTime...

Sinclair Broadcast launches national investigative team
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:45:00 PDT

Sinclair Broadcast Group plans to launch a national investigative team of reporters and producers, the Hunt Valley-based broadcaster said Tuesday.

Sinclair, the nation’s largest broadcaster, said a staff of reporters and producers from Sinclair-owned stations and from Circa, Sinclair’s news and...

Hogan directs Frosh to sue FAA over BWI noise
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:45:00 PDT

Gov. Larry Hogan directed Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday to sue the Federal Aviation Administration over new flight patterns at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

The flight patterns have provoked bitter complaints from area residents about excessive noise. The Republican governor instructed...

Investors pump $4.8 million into Snag-A-Slip
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:25:00 PDT

Several venture capital organizations have invested $4.8 million in Snag-A-Slip, the Baltimore-based online boat slip rental firm announced Wednesday.

Like the Airbnb of the sea, Snag-A-Slip connects traveling boaters with marinas with spare slips available for short-term rent. Founded in 2015,...

Guinness temporary taproom to open in Relay next month
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:05:00 PDT

Guinness plans to start pouring beers at its new brewery in Relay next month, even as construction continues on the full Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House.

A small-batch brewing system is ready to start producing beer and a temporary taproom is being built in an old warehouse at the southwest...

Maryland attorney general calls on Equifax to stop trying to profit from data breach
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:10:00 PDT

With about 3 million Marylanders among the 143 million Americans whose personal financial data was breached in a hack of the credit rating company Equifax, the Maryland attorney general has called on the company to fix its communication with consumers and to stop trying to profit from the breach.

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,...

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