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  • Costco agrees to pay $12M over lax pharmacy practices

    Costco Wholesale Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $12 million to settle Justice Department allegations of lax pharmacy controls over a four-year period. The Issaquah, Washington-based company acknowledges in the settlement announced Thursday that some of its pharmacies improperly filled prescriptions,...

  • Federal watchdog sues TCF Financial over overdraft fees

    Federal consumer finance regulators said Thursday they were suing TCF Financial Corp., alleging the bank deceived consumers so it could charge them exorbitant overdraft fees. Banks' overdraft fee tactics have long been considered predatory by consumer advocates. Such fees, which are charged when...

  • Treasury pick defends foreclosure actions, asset disclosure

    Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's pick as Treasury secretary, clashed with Democrats during a lengthy confirmation hearing Thursday over his handling of thousands of mortgage foreclosures and his failure to initially disclose to the committee $100 million in assets and interests in...

  • How to watch inauguration events, with or without TV

    The lack of a TV set shouldn't prevent you from following Friday's presidential inauguration ceremony, the pomp and circumstance surrounding it, and the many protests and marches planned around the country. Television channels carrying the inauguration live include ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, PBS, C-SPAN...

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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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  • Netflix soars, Esquire goes dark as TV viewers move online

    Netflix soars, Esquire goes dark as TV viewers move online

    The future of television just got a little clearer. An hour after Comcast said its Esquire cable network will shut down, a sign of flagging interest in traditional pay TV, Netflix reported its biggest quarter ever, beating analysts' estimates on new subscribers and validating its vision of a world...

  • USDA announces stricter animal welfare rules for eggs, meat

    USDA announces stricter animal welfare rules for eggs, meat

    Organic meat and egg producers will have to abide by stricter animal welfare standards under a new rule announced Wednesday by the Agriculture Department. The rule is a victory for animal rights groups two days before President Barack Obama leaves office. The regulations will ensure that organically...

  • Evergreen Health finalizes deal with investors, severs ties with federal co-op program

    Evergreen Health finalizes deal with investors, severs ties with federal co-op program

    Evergreen Health, an innovative Baltimore-based health insurer, took a big step toward assuring its future by finalizing a deal to repay part of a federal startup loan and sever ties with the Affordable Care Act program under which it was founded. The deal with federal health regulators, made possible...

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