Lorraine Mirabella

Writer

Lorraine Mirabella writes about retail, consumer affairs and workplace issues at the Baltimore Sun. She’s a contributor to the Consuming Interests blog. Since joining the Sun’s business staff in 1992, she also has covered residential and commercial real estate, energy, manufacturing and business trends. Lorraine grew up outside Washington in Silver Spring but came to the Baltimore area for college and, besides a brief reporting stint in Frederick, never left.

Recent Articles

  • Walmart offers health screenings at Baltimore stores

    Walmart offers health screenings at Baltimore stores

    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...

  • Five Minutes with Angie Barnett, Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland

    Five Minutes with Angie Barnett, Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland

    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...

  • Target expands next-day delivery to Baltimore stores

    Target expands next-day delivery to Baltimore stores

    Target is bringing its next-day delivery service for goods such as paper towels, cereal and diapers to stores in the Baltimore area. The mass discounter began testing Target Restock earlier this year in its headquarters city of Minneapolis. It has expanded to 10 markets, among them Atlanta, Chicago,...

  • Chemical company will investigate acid leak in South Baltimore

    Chemical company will investigate acid leak in South Baltimore

    Officials from Solvay USA Inc. launched an investigation Tuesday into a toxic acid leak at the company’s chemical plant in South Baltimore’s Fairfield industrial area. After a cloud of chlorosulfonic acid escaped into the air Monday morning as a tank truck was being unloaded, nearby workers and...

  • FCC requests additional information on Sinclair Broadcast deal to acquire Tribune Media

    FCC requests additional information on Sinclair Broadcast deal to acquire Tribune Media

    Federal regulators are asking Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. to show how it plans to comply with TV station ownership limits after it completes its proposed $3.9 billion takeover of Tribune Media Co. The Federal Communications Commission said it needs that and other information to determine whether...

  • Maryland sees second-highest job gains in 7 years during August

    Maryland sees second-highest job gains in 7 years during August

    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,...

  • Goldman Sachs invests $233 million in Port Covington

    Goldman Sachs invests $233 million in Port Covington

    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...

  • Economic effects of back-to-back hurricanes range far from Texas and Florida

    Economic effects of back-to-back hurricanes range far from Texas and Florida

    Once Mick Arnold absorbed the depths of the devastation from Hurricane Harvey last month, his thoughts turned to plastic. Specifically, he worried about supplies of polyethylene, a common plastic used to make plastic wrap, trash bags and those air-filled pockets used to protect products shipped...

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