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Lorraine Mirabella

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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

  • Thousands of singers vie for shot at fame on "The Voice"

    Thousands of singers vie for shot at fame on "The Voice"

    While waiting for his 60-second shot to impress producers of reality-TV show "The Voice" on Saturday, Johnny Chattin felt inspired to jump on a chair and lead dozens of other aspiring performers in a version of Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk." Music is in his blood and helped him growing up in a neighborhood...

  • Startups chosen to compete for $100,000 for Kevin Plank's 12th annual Cupid's Cup

    Startups chosen to compete for $100,000 for Kevin Plank's 12th annual Cupid's Cup

    Five startup businesses have been picked by Under Armour's entrepreneurship foundation as finalists in next month's Cupid's Cup competition. The competition, now in its 12th year, is led by Under Armour founder Kevin Plank and the Plank Foundation for Entrepreneurship. The finalists will compete...

  • Sinclair misses analysts' estimates, but anticipates pivotal year ahead

    Sinclair misses analysts' estimates, but anticipates pivotal year ahead

    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. turned in weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter results despite doubling profit, but the company said Wednesday it expects a boost this year from potential deregulation and the early phase of a new broadcast transmission system. "With … the potential for deregulation...

  • Evapco will expand, add 125 jobs at Taneytown refrigeration factory

    Evapco will expand, add 125 jobs at Taneytown refrigeration factory

    A refrigeration and cooling products maker plans to expand in Carroll County and add more than 125 jobs over five years. Evapco Inc. said Tuesday it will invest $15 million to expand its factory in Taneytown, the company's headquarters. The manufacturer will construct a 160,000-square-foot building...

  • Barnes & Noble will close Towson store in May

    Barnes & Noble will close Towson store in May

    Barnes & Noble said Monday it will close its Towson store at the end of May. "The property is going through a major re-development, which would not allow for us to remain in place during the construction," David Deason, vice president of development at Barnes & Noble, said in an email. The Towson...

  • Medifast's Take Shape For Life changes name to Optavia

    Medifast's Take Shape For Life changes name to Optavia

    Weight loss company Medifast Inc. said Monday it plans to change the name of its direct selling subsidiary to Optavia from Take Shape For Life in July and introduced new "clean label" food products under the new brand name. The newest Optavia Essentials Fueling products, including bars, shakes...

  • Glen Burnie-based Mission BBQ blends barbecue and patriotism in bid to become national brand

    Glen Burnie-based Mission BBQ blends barbecue and patriotism in bid to become national brand

    Bill Kraus is thankful for his country and for the people who've pledged to protect it. He's also thankful that about 10 years ago he agreed to play a round of golf with an acquaintance-turned-friend, Steve Newton. The friendship between Kraus, a former Under Armour marketing executive, and Newton,...

  • Five Minutes with Delali Dzirasa, president of Fearless Solutions

    Five Minutes with Delali Dzirasa, president of Fearless Solutions

    Growing up in Silver Spring, Delali Dzirasa used to knock on doors and offer to cut grass, mow lawns, wash cars or walk dogs for pay. A lot of people said no, but a couple said yes. The thrill of landing those few jobs as a youngster gave Dzirasa a taste of the entrepreneurial life, and he was hooked....

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