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Old feels new as Adidas makes American comeback

A few years ago, Adidas was fading away in America like a tired 1970s rock band, its once-iconic three stripes producing more nostalgia than sales. But the German sports brand found a more contemporary beat by partnering with rapper Kanye West and other pop culture icons and aggressively engaging...

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  • Kraft Heinz eliminated another 1,000 jobs in 2016

    Kraft Heinz eliminated another 1,000 jobs in 2016

    Kraft Heinz Co. eliminated another 1,000 jobs last year, helping to boost returns for investors including billionaire Warren Buffett. The maker of Velveeta cheese had 41,000 employees as of Dec. 31, the company said Thursday in a regulatory filing. That compares with 42,000 workers about 12 months...

  • U.S. factory CEOs to Trump: Jobs exist; skills don't

    U.S. factory CEOs to Trump: Jobs exist; skills don't

    President Donald Trump brought two dozen manufacturing CEOs to the White House on Thursday and declared their collective commitment to restoring factory jobs lost to foreign competition. Yet some of the CEOs suggested that there were still plenty of openings for U.S. factory jobs but too few qualified...

  • Ivanka Trump, SBA administrator meet with entrepreneurs in Baltimore

    Ivanka Trump, SBA administrator meet with entrepreneurs in Baltimore

    Ivanka Trump and the newly confirmed head of the Small Business Administration met with about a dozen business owners in Baltimore on Wednesday to discuss urban entrepreneurship. The meeting, which was not announced beforehand, took place at the Raymond V. Haysbert, Sr. Center for Entrepreneurship...

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  • Solar jobs soar as Maryland prioritizes renewable energy

    Solar jobs soar as Maryland prioritizes renewable energy

    Matt McDonough and his crew rolled up to the Brooklyn Park home around 8 a.m., unloaded their ladders, harnesses and tools, and got to work tiling another roof with solar panels. It was a typical workday for the four-man team. They don't talk much as they check electrical connections and begin hauling...

  • OSHA finds BWI chief retaliated against whistle-blower in old job

    OSHA finds BWI chief retaliated against whistle-blower in old job

    A federal agency has made a preliminary ruling that the chief executive at BWI Marshall Airport, while in his previous job, retaliated against a whistle-blower who reported runway safety concerns to the Federal Aviation Administration. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration made a preliminary...

  • Baltimore-based World Relief to lay off 140, close Glen Burnie office after Trump's refugee order

    Baltimore-based World Relief to lay off 140, close Glen Burnie office after Trump's refugee order

    Facing a sharp drop in refugees entering the United States under President Donald J. Trump's executive order on immigration, World Relief, a Baltimore-based nonprofit that helps resettle refugees, will close five offices and lay off more than 140 staff members nationwide. World Relief will close...

  • Maryland added 1,160 solar jobs in 2016

    Maryland added 1,160 solar jobs in 2016

    Maryland added 1,160 solar energy jobs in 2016, up 27 percent from the year before. Maryland had a total of 5,429 solar energy workers in 2016, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2016, an annual report by the nonprofit organization The Solar Foundation. Nationwide, solar jobs grew 25 percent...

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  • Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank responds to Trump tempest with letter to Baltimore

    Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank responds to Trump tempest with letter to Baltimore

    Under Armour founder Kevin Plank responded Wednesday to criticism sparked by his comments last week about President Donald J. Trump, addressing the company's hometown of Baltimore to stress personal and brand values such as diversity, equal rights and opportunity. Plank penned an open letter to...

  • Investor files lawsuits against Under Armour

    Investor files lawsuits against Under Armour

    Under Armour investors suffered significant losses as a result of what a shareholder's lawsuit called false and misleading statements about the company's prospects. The sports apparel maker and some of its officers misrepresented the company's sales and growth in a drive to pursue competitors Nike,...

  • 'We are against a travel ban,' Under Armour says

    'We are against a travel ban,' Under Armour says

    Under Armour, facing criticism over comments about President Donald J. Trump by its CEO, issued a statement calling immigration “a source of strength” and saying it opposes the administration’s travel ban, while emphasizing its push to raise American manufacuturing capacity. "These are not new...

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SIG in Pikesville among 24 firms to create Alera Group

SIG, an employee benefits firm in Pikesville, is among 24 insurance firms joining under one name, Alera Group. Through the deal, SIG will maintain its local independence while gaining access to a national network of resources and expertise for clients, Founder and President Richard Silberstein...

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