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  • Baltimore-area home sales, prices rise in January

    Baltimore-area home sales, prices rise in January

    Despite the historic snowfall late last month, sales of homes in the Baltimore-area rose in January, according to a report released Wednesday. Buyers closed on 2,073 houses in January, an increase of 16.1 percent from the same month last year, according to RealEstate Business Intelligence, the research...

  • North Roland Park residents oppose planned apartment building

    North Roland Park residents oppose planned apartment building

    Leading a tour of the woods behind Belvedere Towers on Saturday, Shelley Sehnert insisted she is not opposed to more development in the area. "We just don't need it at the corner of Falls Road and Northern Parkway," she said. Sehnert, president of the North Roland Park Association, is one of several...

  • Bill would ease parking standards for Towson Circle property

    Bill would ease parking standards for Towson Circle property

    The Baltimore County Council on Feb. 9 was expected to consider a bill by Councilman David Marks aimed at easing parking limitations at what is currently Towson Circle. Marks' bill would revise the front, rear and side yard setback requirements, the floor area ratio requirements and the building...

  • Petition seeks to leave Towson Triangle out of overlay district

    Petition seeks to leave Towson Triangle out of overlay district

    Concerned about high-density development in downtown Towson — especially within the so-called Towson Triangle — some residents are circulating a petition asking Baltimore County to limit the geographic area of a proposed special overlay zoning district for the commercial core to north of Towsontown...

  • Tax assessment appeals persist in Baltimore

    Tax assessment appeals persist in Baltimore

    As the state deadline to file appeals of property assessments looms, officials are preparing for a flood of petitions — particularly in Baltimore, where property owners routinely appeal their tax assessments at rates double or triple the statewide average. Baltimore property owners filed about...

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  • Consumer Federation questions price increases on universal life insurance

    Consumer Federation questions price increases on universal life insurance

    A consumer advocacy group says insurers may be raising rates unfairly on some universal life insurance polices and is asking for a review by state insurance commissioners. The Consumer Federation of America said it found that at least three insurers, including Baltimore-based Transamerica, have...

  • W.R. Grace's stock slides in advance of split this week

    W.R. Grace's stock slides in advance of split this week

    In advance of its split into two publicly traded companies on Wednesday, W.R. Grace & Co.'s stock has dropped more than 20 percent since the end of 2015. The spinoff will split Grace's construction products business into a company called GCP Applied Technologies Inc., that will be headquarted in...

  • Baltimore company stocks are mixed amid market turmoil in January

    Baltimore company stocks are mixed amid market turmoil in January

    U.S. stock markets swooned in the new year amid fears that an economic slowdown in China would spill over into domestic recession and as oil prices plummeted. Yet for some of the Baltimore region's largest public companies, the markets were more mixed for the month of January. Most of the region's...

  • President of state's venture capital fund resigns

    President of state's venture capital fund resigns

    Maryland Technology Development Corp., which provides start-ups in the state with investments and mentoring, is searching for a new leader after the resignation of its president and executive director, Robert A. Rosenbaum. Rosenbaum, who served for more than five years, is leaving TEDCO to pursue...

  • T. Rowe Price's earnings down 4 percent; assets under management up 2 percent

    T. Rowe Price's earnings down 4 percent; assets under management up 2 percent

    T. Rowe Price Group's earnings were down 4 percent to $303.2 million in the last thee months of the year amid a rocky market, but the assets it manages rose by 2 percent, the Baltimore-based money manager reported Thursday. The company's stock price soared in trading, closing up 3.3 percent to $68.42...

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  • Robotic, pre-fab homebuilding manufacturer brings plant, jobs to Baltimore

    Robotic, pre-fab homebuilding manufacturer brings plant, jobs to Baltimore

    Blueprint Robotics is a new Baltimore company with small, temporary offices, just 13 employees and big ambitions to use technology to revolutionize the homebuilding industry. So far, so start-up. But the firm, led by former executives at the Rouse Co. and Crate & Barrel, plans to employ more than...

  • Lowe's announces spring hiring fairs for Baltimore

    Lowe's announces spring hiring fairs for Baltimore

    Lowe's Cos. Inc. is hosting two job fairs in the Baltimore area this week, as the company looks to bring on between 400 and 500 workers at its 11 local stores for the spring season, said Daniel Duncan, a human resources manager for the Bel Air location, which is organizing the events. Seasonal...

  • Wegmans begins hiring for 150 full-time positions for Owings Mills store

    Wegmans begins hiring for 150 full-time positions for Owings Mills store

    Wegmans Food Markets began hiring for 150 full-time positions Monday for its planned Owings Mills store, which is set to open this fall. The store plans to hire about 475 people in total. The full-time positions include customer service, entry-level management and line cook jobs. The store has...

  • Questions on paid sick leave at GBC legislative breakfast

    Questions on paid sick leave at GBC legislative breakfast

    Republican Sen. J.B. Jennings on Monday urged leaders of local businesses to make their voices heard as contentious bills on questions of importance to the business community, such as whether to require employers to provide paid sick leave, come to the fore in the remaining weeks of the legislative...

  • Millions more white-collar workers could qualify for overtime under proposed federal rule

    Millions more white-collar workers could qualify for overtime under proposed federal rule

    A store shift manager who supervises workers struggles to pay his family's bills but doesn't qualify for overtime after a more than 40-hour workweek. That's one example the U.S. Department of Labor is using to explain proposed rules governing which white-collar workers are exempt from overtime pay....

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