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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...

  • Kevin Plank's Sagamore Ventures invests in Baltimore tote-bag maker and shop

    Kevin Plank's Sagamore Ventures invests in Baltimore tote-bag maker and shop

    Under Armour's Kevin Plank has invested in a Baltimore-based tote and duffel bag maker and shop. Plank's Sagamore Ventures LLC has invested an undisclosed amount in Treason Toting Co., started in 2013 in by Baltimore craftsmen Jason Bass and Aaron Jones. The maker of leather and canvas bags and...

  • Cybersecurity firm led by former Sourcefire execs raises $12 million

    Cybersecurity firm led by former Sourcefire execs raises $12 million

    ThreatQuotient, a cyber security firm led by former executives of Columbia-based Sourcefire, raised $12 million to boost product development and expand international sales. The Reston, Va., company's threat intelligence platform, ThreatQ, is designed to provide customized security threat data,...

  • SEC clears Pikesville man of fraud charges

    SEC clears Pikesville man of fraud charges

    Reversing a ruling by one of its own judges, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has cleared a Pikesville man of charges he participated in a short-selling scheme with the online brokerage optionsXpress. In an administrative case brought in 2012 by the SEC's enforcement division, a judge...

  • Through venture fund, Exelon gets intel while startups get funding

    Through venture fund, Exelon gets intel while startups get funding

    When Constellation Energy Group decided to back Astrum Solar in 2011, it was a huge boon for the Baltimore energy startup. Astrum was founded in 2008 on the idea of bringing residential solar energy to the East Coast, where the technology had been slower to catch on compared with California and...

  • The 401(k) is wreaking havoc on retirement, study finds

    The 401(k) is wreaking havoc on retirement, study finds

    The shift from pensions to 401(k) plans is making retirement inequality much worse — and education is what separates the haves from the have-nots, a new study has found. College graduates have always been able to get better jobs. What's new in recent decades is that traditional pensions have all...

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