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Interim designs for McKeldin released, as fountain demo moves forward

The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore is moving forward with plans to tear out the aging fountain in McKeldin Plaza, replacing it — at least temporarily — with new grass terraces overlooking the busy Inner Harbor intersection, illuminated with strings of lights and shaded by new trees. The partnership,...

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  • Fiat Chrysler raises outlook as Q2 profits jump 25 percent

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles raised its revenue forecasts after reporting a 25 percent increase in second-quarter profits as SUV and truck sales offset the impact of slumping demand for passenger cars in North America. FCA said Wednesday that net profit was 321 million euros ($352 million), compared...

  • Comcast beats Street 2Q forecasts, revenue rises

    Comcast's second quarter was stronger than Wall Street had expected as the company narrowed the loss of video subscribers and revenue took off. Shares rose more than 2 percent before the market opened Wednesday. For the period ended June 30, Comcast Corp. earned $2.03 billion, or 83 cents per share....

  • Global stocks rise on Japan stimulus ahead of Fed statement

    Global stocks rose Wednesday after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced plans for a 28 trillion-yen ($254 billion) stimulus package ahead of the latest policy statement from the U.S. Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.5 percent to 6,760 while France's CAC...

  • Japan poised to pump up sluggish growth with new stimulus

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced plans Wednesday for a fresh barrage of economic stimulus to help revive stalling growth. Speaking in the southern city of Fukuoka, Abe put the scale of the extra spending at more than 28 trillion yen ($265 billion). That would be nearly 6 percent of...

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  • Maryland adds 9,800 jobs in June; unemployment rate falls to 4.3 percent

    Maryland adds 9,800 jobs in June; unemployment rate falls to 4.3 percent

    Maryland's labor market surged ahead in June, with employers adding nearly 10,000 jobs and the unemployment rate continuing to fall. The state added 9,800 jobs last month, the Labor Department reported Friday. The gain meant the state's job growth topped 2 percent on a year-over-year basis, outpacing...

  • Deadline extended for Top Workplaces nominations

    Deadline extended for Top Workplaces nominations

    Love where you work but didn't around to nominating it for Top Workplaces? It's not too late. The Baltimore Sun Media Group extended the deadline for nominations for its sixth annual list of the region's top workplaces until Aug. 12. For the past five years, The Sun's Top Workplaces has showcased...

  • VA lender NewDay USA expands in Fulton and plans to hire 135

    VA lender NewDay USA expands in Fulton and plans to hire 135

    NewDay USA, a Fulton-based mortgage lender that serves veterans and their families, is expanding its Howard County headquarters and expects to hire about 135 loan originators, credit analysts and office staff by the end of the year. NewDay, a division of private investment firm Chrysalis Holdings...

  • Accenture Federal Services will double workforce as it opens innovation center in Woodlawn

    Accenture Federal Services will double workforce as it opens innovation center in Woodlawn

    Accenture Federal Services, a Virginia subsidiary of the global professional services firm Accenture, opened a technology-focused innovation center Monday in Woodlawn that will more than double its workforce to 300 people in the coming years. The Innovation Center for Technology will focus on information...

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  • Jordan Spieth wore golf shoe with sensor technology

    Jordan Spieth wore golf shoe with sensor technology

    In March, Jordan Spieth launched Under Armour’s first line of golf shoes. At the U.S. Open last month, Spieth and Under Armour tried something a little different -- a “smart’ shoe with sensor technology. “When it comes to daily activity, Jordan could not wear a wearable device (UA Band) on the...

  • Bryce Harper greets surprised guest at Under Armour store

    Bryce Harper greets surprised guest at Under Armour store

    Kaylan King knew she was going to meet Bryce Harper at Nationals Park. The meeting was set up as part of ESPN’s “My Wish” series. But King, a softball player from Gaithersburg with a kidney disorder, didn’t know that Harper, her favorite ballplayer, would be waiting for her at an Under Armour outlet...

  • NFL MVP Cam Newton apparently played Inner Harbor beach volleyball Monday

    NFL MVP Cam Newton apparently played Inner Harbor beach volleyball Monday

    Baltimore Beach Volleyball had probably its most famous participant show up Monday night. He's not a volleyball player. NFL Most Valuable Player and Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was a surprise visitor at Rash Field in the Inner Harbor, according to SouthBMore.com and Washington Capitals...

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Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street decline

Chinese stocks gained Tuesday but other Asian markets fell after Wall Street declined on losses for energy stocks. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.5 percent to 3,028.56 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 0.7 percent to 22,144.70. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 fell 1.6 percent to 16,362.88...

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  • Seeking wider digital audience, Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.8B

    Seeking wider digital audience, Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.8B

    Seeking a wider digital audience, Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion in a deal that marks the end of an era for a company that defined much of the early internet but struggled to stay relevant in an online world dominated by Google and Facebook. It's the second time in as many years that...

  • Five Minutes with Kelly DeAngelo, refinery manager at Domino Sugars

    Five Minutes with Kelly DeAngelo, refinery manager at Domino Sugars

    When he had an appendectomy in his early 20s, Kelly DeAngelo's career took a sweet turn. As he recovered from the operation, the Pennsylvania native, then a production manager at a carpeting manufacturer, decided he wanted to better use his chemical engineering degree. He updated his resume and...

  • Delays continue to mire Southwest Airlines after outage

    Delays continue to mire Southwest Airlines after outage

    Numerous Southwest Airlines flights were canceled or delayed in and out of Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport for the third day in a row as the airline struggled to resume normal operations on Friday. Accoding to tracking service FlightAware.com, 49 flights in and out of...

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