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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

  • Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank halts work on Baltimore County mansion

    Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank halts work on Baltimore County mansion

    Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank has stopped work on the nearly 35,000-square-foot, eight-bedroom mansion he was building on the ridge of an historic estate in a rural part of Baltimore County. Plans for what might be the biggest house in the state had raised concerns among conservationists...

  • Under Armour HR executive leaves for entertainment and sports agency

    Under Armour HR executive leaves for entertainment and sports agency

    Under Armour human resources executive Kerry D. Chandler plans to leave the brand Nov. 2 to take on a similar role at Endeavor, a Beverly Hills-based talent agency focused on sports, entertainment and fashion. “We thank Kerry Chandler for her partnership in building a world-class human resources...

  • Sears to close five Maryland stores as struggling retailer files for bankruptcy

    Sears to close five Maryland stores as struggling retailer files for bankruptcy

    Sears Holdings Corp., the parent of the struggling Sears and Kmart retail chains, filed for bankruptcy protection Monday — a last-ditch effort to save an American icon that shaped shopping habits for more than a century. The retailer plans to close 142 unprofitable stores by the end of the year,...

  • HomeGoods will open in former Hunt Valley Sears

    HomeGoods will open in former Hunt Valley Sears

    Discount home decor store HomeGoods is moving into part of a former Sears department store in Hunt Valley. HomeGoods will open a nearly 22,000-square-foot store Sunday within the former Sears space at Hunt Valley Towne Center, at Shawan and York roads. Sears Holdings Corp., parent of the struggling...

  • Stanley Black & Decker among largest creditors in Sears bankruptcy

    Stanley Black & Decker among largest creditors in Sears bankruptcy

    Stanley Black & Decker, which runs a growing headquarters in Towson for its power tools and storage divisions, is among the largest creditors in Sears Holdings Corp.’s bankruptcy, filed Monday. Connecticut-based Stanley, which bought Sears’ iconic Craftsman tool brand last year, is owed $5.9 million,...

  • Judge consolidates antitrust lawsuits against Sinclair Broadcast

    Judge consolidates antitrust lawsuits against Sinclair Broadcast

    A panel of federal judges has consolidated 17 lawsuits accusing Sinclair Broadcast Group and other media companies of scheming to artificially raise prices for local television advertisements. Cases pending in federal court in Maryland and Illinois will be combined with 15 related cases and heard...

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