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With university deals, Under Armour aims to fill in its U.S. map

When Under Armour signed UCLA to a 15-year, $280 million outfitting deal last year, the company's thinking — like that of a prospective homebuyer — centered largely on location, location, location. The agreement was a linchpin of the Baltimore brand's California strategy. A half-year earlier, its...

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  • How Trump's executive order impacts future of 'Obamacare'

    President Donald Trump's first executive order targets the sweeping "Obamacare" law by giving federal agencies broad leeway to chip away at the measure. But Trump still needs Congress to do away with the law for good. Trump signed the executive order in the Oval Office Friday, hours after being...

  • Many farmers still need training after Lake Erie algae

    Ohio's agriculture leaders say thousands of farmers have completed training that will be required for putting fertilizer on fields, but many more face a September deadline to finish the program aimed at combating the toxic algae fouling Lake Erie. The first of its kind requirement is one of several...

  • Shyamalan's 'Split' rules inauguration weekend with $40.2M

    M. Night Shyamalan's psychological thriller "Split" blew away box-office expectations, earning $40.2 million in ticket sales over inauguration weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. Though many were focused on Friday's presidential inauguration and Saturday's nationwide women's marches,...

  • Chinese express doubts about US relations under Trump

    People in Beijing expressed doubts Saturday about President Donald Trump's ability to steer the U.S. economy and manage China-American relations, underscoring concerns over trade, Taiwan and other issues. While Trump didn't mention China in his inaugural address Friday, he referred often to the...

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  • Ironworkers Local 16 merged with two other D.C.-area chapters

    Ironworkers Local 16 merged with two other D.C.-area chapters

    Ironworkers Local 16, which represents about 1,000 Baltimore-area workers and retirees, has been merged with two other Washington-area locals following years of declining membership and work, and difficulty funding its pension. The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and...

  • 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...

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  • Under Armour, Johns Hopkins continue collaboration on health and fitness apps

    Under Armour, Johns Hopkins continue collaboration on health and fitness apps

    Fitness apparel giant Under Armour is expanding its collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine to back up its health and fitness apps with scientific research and expertise. Under Armour has several apps, including UA Record, MapMyFitness, MyFitness Pal and Endomondo, with more than 190 million...

  • 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...

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Laureate looks for almost $500 million from IPO

Laureate Education, a Baltimore-based company that owns and operates universities around the world, said Wednesday it hopes to raise almost $500 million in its previously announced public offering of its stock. The firm is selling 29 million shares in the initial public offering, with pricing expected...

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