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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

  • Laureate Education posts $38 million profit in fourth quarter

    Laureate Education posts $38 million profit in fourth quarter

    In Laureate Education Inc.'s first earnings report since going public on Feb. 1, the Baltimore-based company that owns and operates universities around the world reported a profit for last three months of 2016 after posting a loss in the fourth quarter of 2015. Laureate earned $38 million for the...

  • McCormick will shift from metal to plastic for Old Bay and pepper cans

    McCormick will shift from metal to plastic for Old Bay and pepper cans

    McCormick & Co. plans to do away with its familiar Old Bay and black pepper metal cans in favor of environmentally friendly packaging. The Sparks-based spice and flavorings maker handed out samples of those products in new plastic cans Wednesday during the company's annual shareholder meeting....

  • Downtown Baltimore adds jobs and residents

    Downtown Baltimore adds jobs and residents

    Downtown Baltimore added both residents and jobs last year, according to an annual report released Wednesday by the Downtown Partnership. After finding that downtown employment declined in 2015, the report measuring the economic health of the blocks within a one-mile radius of Light and Pratt streets...

  • McCormick reports slight increase in sales, earnings

    McCormick reports slight increase in sales, earnings

    Sales and earnings at McCormick & Co. ticked up slightly in the first quarter as strong demand in China offest sluggish sales in the United States and the United Kingdom, the Sparks-based company said Tuesday. McCormick reported that it earned $93.5 million, or 74 cents per share, compared with...

  • Osiris restates financial reports to show $10 million loss in 2014

    Osiris restates financial reports to show $10 million loss in 2014

    Osiris Therapeutics Inc., a Columbia-based biotechnology firm that had its stock delisted from the Nasdaq earlier this month, said Monday it completed a previously announced restatement of 2014 financial statements to show a bigger loss than initially reported. Osiris filed an amended annual report...

  • GameStop plans to close up to 225 stores this year

    GameStop plans to close up to 225 stores this year

    GameStop has joined a growing list of retailers planning to trim store counts this year, announcing plans to close between 150 and 225 stores after holiday sales declined. The video game retailer, which has 40 stores in the Baltimore area, has not identified locations slated to close. The closures...

  • Five Minutes with Betsy Brooks Wendell, owner of Octavia Boutique

    Five Minutes with Betsy Brooks Wendell, owner of Octavia Boutique

    Betsy Brooks Wendell began modeling as a teenager, walking runways and posing for print campaigns. But she often felt like she wanted to be on the other side of the camera. "I always wanted to see what the photographer was seeing through his lens, and how can we make the shot better," said Wendell,...

  • Advocates call on Mayor Pugh to sign $15 minimum wage bill

    Supporters of Baltimore's $15 per hour minimum wage bill called on Mayor Catherine Pugh to deliver on her promise to support the higher wage, saying opponents' predictions of job losses in the city are overblown and the city stands to benefit from decreased poverty and increased home ownership....

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