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Amazon plans to open large distribution center in Cecil County

Amazon announced plans Tuesday night to open a 1.2 million-square-foot distribution center in Cecil County that would create 700 jobs. The online retail giant now employs more than 3,000 workers at its distribution and sorting centers in Baltimore. Akash Chauhan, Amazon's vice president of North...

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  • United Airlines 4Q profit drops 52 percent to $397 million

    Lower average fares and higher labor costs led to a 52 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit at United Airlines, but sadly for passengers those lower prices may soon be a memory. The amount that the average United passenger paid to fly a mile fell more than 1 percent in the fourth quarter, as the...

  • Asian stocks directionless, dollar steadies after slide

    Most Asian stock indexes lacked direction Wednesday following a sharp correction overnight in the dollar that sapped investor momentum. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index shed 0.2 percent to 18,776.45 and South Korea's Kospi was nearly flat at 2,071.40. Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped...

  • Seoul court begins reviewing arrest of Samsung heir

    A South Korean court has begun reviewing the arrest of a Samsung Electronics vice chairman who faces allegations of bribery, embezzlement and perjury. Lee Jae-yong, the only son of the Samsung chairman, has arrived Wednesday for the hearing at the Seoul Central District Court but said nothing to...

  • 18 million more uninsured if Obamacare killed, not replaced

    Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul without a replacement, Congress' budget analysts said Tuesday. Spotlighting potential perils for Republicans,...

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  • What to expect in the workplace in 2017

    What to expect in the workplace in 2017

    Like so many things for the year ahead, changes probably are coming to the workplace. We asked several human resources experts and employment lawyers what they think we'll be talking about regarding compensation, benefits and how bosses manage their people. Some predictions: More companies will...

  • Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S.

    Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S.

    Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world's biggest retailer said Tuesday that there will also be about 24,000 construction jobs generated by its expansion plans. There will be 59 new, expanded and relocated Walmart...

  • Sagamore launches workforce training program

    Sagamore launches workforce training program

    Sagamore Development Co., owned by Under Armour CEO and founder Kevin Plank, has launched a workforce training program focused on manufacturing jobs. Sagamore is running its Manufacturing Bootcamp with The Foundery, a maker space at the Sagamore-developed City Garage in Port Covington that offers...

  • Leffler Agency and Siquis both close Friday after 30-some years

    Leffler Agency and Siquis both close Friday after 30-some years

    Two Baltimore-based advertising agencies shut down on Friday after three decades in the business for each, as area firms increasingly need to find a niche to compete for a shrinking pool of hometown clients. The Leffler Agency, started nearly 33 years ago by former Baltimore Colts sales director...

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  • Under Armour launches Tom Brady-backed athlete sleepwear

    Under Armour launches Tom Brady-backed athlete sleepwear

    Under Armour built its reputation on making all athletes better. Now it says it can help them sleep better, too. With assistance from brand endorser Tom Brady, the Baltimore athletic apparel maker has launched "Athlete Recovery Sleepwear." The New England Patriots quarterback credits sleep as a...

  • Under Armour could face 'rocky' year, analyst says

    Under Armour could face 'rocky' year, analyst says

    This could be a pivotal year for Under Armour, a sports apparel analyst said in a blog post Monday, as the brand responds to shifting fashion trends and the loss of a big retail customer while expanding into a new retail channel. "I'm confident in the long-term trajectory for UA, but 2017 could...

  • Under Armour sharpens image of itself and city to attract talent

    Under Armour sharpens image of itself and city to attract talent

    Under Armour's marketing relies on a mandate to "tell a great story" about its products and celebrity athletes to deepen the brand's connection to the public. But there's one story the company says it must do a better job of sharing— what it's like to work at Under Armour and live in Baltimore....

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Lutherville's AgriMetis eyes growth after raising $23.5 million

When John Draper heads out to seed his fields this spring, he'll rotate where the corn and soybeans grow. Plant the crops in exactly the same spot too many years in a row, and he'd end up with weeds that aren't bothered one bit by the herbicides he sprays on his 300 acres in Queen Anne's County....

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  • Auto shop owner donates his $2.5 million business to nonprofit

    Auto shop owner donates his $2.5 million business to nonprofit

    Vehicles for Change, a pioneering Maryland nonprofit, has received foundation grants and corporate sponsorships, but no gift ever looked quite like this: a fully functioning auto repair business. Jerry Greeff's unusual donation of his One Stop Auto Repair garage came with a request to keep alive...

  • American Apparel starts mass layoffs as company winds down operations

    American Apparel starts mass layoffs as company winds down operations

    American Apparel was once a fashion industry trailblazer with its colorful basics, provocative marketing and commitment to U.S. manufacturing. But after years of financial strife and corporate intrigue, the company began laying off 2,400 workers in Southern California on Monday — kicking off its...

  • Trump talks on Air Force One cost make progress, Boeing CEO says

    Trump talks on Air Force One cost make progress, Boeing CEO says

    Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg said he "made some great progress" in face-to-face talks with Donald Trump on the president-elect's demand to hold down costs on the next-generation version of Air Force One. In addition to Boeing's contract to build the new Air Force One, the main...

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