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Carving out new interest in Baltimore's Butchers Hill

Leann Silhan and Chad Stockton weren't even looking for a new house when they discovered the neighborhood they now call home. But they fell for Butchers Hill when they visited one of Silhan's colleaugues and found spacious, high-ceilinged homes more than double the size of a standard city rowhouse....

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  • Yellen pledges to improve Fed's workplace diversity

    Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday she is committed to increasing diversity throughout the Federal Reserve system, including the ranks of senior leadership. Speaking by video conference to a conference of minority bankers in Kansas City, Yellen said that the Fed will benefit from greater diversity,...

  • Report says Obama administration failed to follow health law

    The Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients, Congress' investigative arm said Thursday. The opinion from the Government Accountability Office is a setback for the White House...

  • Signoff creates savings funds for private California workers

    Nearly 7 million California workers will be automatically enrolled in a retirement savings account under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Thursday in an attempt to address growing fears that many workers will be financially unprepared to retire. The legislation creates a state-run retirement...

  • Stocks skid as drugmakers fall, then bank woes deepen losses

    U.S. stocks skidded Thursday as drug companies and banks absorbed large losses. Drugmakers faced scrutiny over price increases, while banks fell as investors worried about the stability of Deutsche Bank and other financial institutions. Stocks were slightly lower in morning trading, and they fell...

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  • Textron confirms 45 layoffs in Baltimore County facility

    Textron confirms 45 layoffs in Baltimore County facility

    A Rhode Island firm that manufactures drones for the military is laying off about four percent of the workforce at its Baltimore County plant. Textron Systems notified 45 employees of the decision on Thursday, spokesman Matthew Colpitts wrote in an email. He attributed the move to a "change in the...

  • Israeli defense firm plans expansion of Howard County office

    Israeli defense firm plans expansion of Howard County office

    The U.S. affiliate of an Israeli defense company, wooed to Maryland in 2012, is moving to bigger offices next month and plans hire 50 more people in the next few years. The announcement of the ELTA North America expansion was made as part of the state's trade mission to Israel, where Gov. Larry...

  • Walmart will give $2 million worth of bonuses to Maryland workers

    Walmart will give $2 million worth of bonuses to Maryland workers

    Walmart will give $2 million worth of cash bonuses to its 11,000 hourly workers in Maryland, the retail giant said Wednesday. The bonuses, part of more than $200 million in quarterly bonus pay earned by more than 932,000 of its full- and part-time workers nationwide, were based on stores' performances...

  • Maryland added 700 jobs in August; unemployment rate holds steady at 4.3 percent

    Maryland added 700 jobs in August; unemployment rate holds steady at 4.3 percent

    Maryland job growth was lackluster in August, as employers added just 700 positions, a minimal gain that economists attributed to election uncertainty and summer payroll quirks. Despite the modest increase, the state's unemployment rate held steady at 4.3 percent, according to the figures, which...

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  • Under Armour signs lacrosse star Taylor Cummings

    Under Armour signs lacrosse star Taylor Cummings

    Under Armour has signed its most accomplished lacrosse player -- Taylor Cummings, a three-time winner of the award for the most outstanding female collegian in the sport. The Baltimore brand is announcing the signing of the former University of Maryland star today. ''It was an easy decision,''...

  • Under Armour's new sportswear line draws mostly positive reviews from analysts

    Under Armour's new sportswear line draws mostly positive reviews from analysts

    Now that Under Armour has made the leap from workout and sports clothes to high-end fashion, analysts are weighing in. One analyst said he was surprised and impressed by the new Under Armour Sportswear line unveiled last week. But another called the move to outfit "ambitious young professionals"...

  • Under Armour has college football 'zebras' on its side

    Under Armour has college football 'zebras' on its side

    When Oregon hosted Virginia in a college football game Sept. 10, it was in the most Nike of settings. Both teams wore Nike-designed unifiorms prominently displaying the signature swoosh. Nike's headquarters was less than two hours away. But Under Armour, which relishes tweaking its much larger...

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Belcamp-based Independent Can Co. buys Ball Corp.'s specialty tin division

Independent Can Co., the Belcamp-based, family-owned specialty metal packaging and printing firm, said Monday it has agreed to acquire the Rosedale-based specialty tin division of Ball Corp. Ball Corp., based in Broomfield, Colo. said it plans to sell its tin-making plant off Pulaski Highway for...

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  • Baltimore takes up taxes on Airbnb bookings

    Baltimore takes up taxes on Airbnb bookings

    Accommodations booked in Baltimore through Airbnb could be subject to the city's 9.5 percent hotel tax, as local lawmakers join a wider push aimed at bringing the short-term rental website into the regulatory fold. The bill, put forward by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration this month,...

  • Rawlings-Blake: Casino money helped 300 Baltimore residents land jobs

    Rawlings-Blake: Casino money helped 300 Baltimore residents land jobs

    Money from Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino has helped 300 residents find jobs, the mayor's office said Monday. The Employment Connection Center in South Baltimore has enrolled more 1,200 residents in job-readiness programs and placed 300 people in jobs with area businesses since it opened a year ago....

  • Why Disney is unlikely to buy Twitter

    Why Disney is unlikely to buy Twitter

    One is an entertainment giant famous for exacting tight control over its content. The other is a tech firm whose commitment to free speech has earned it a reputation as a hub for news and a haven for online harassment. Together, they make for a brow-raising pairing. But stranger things have happened...

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