Recent stories by Lorraine Mirabella
11:58 AM EDT, August 23, 2014
Alerted by a phone call one recent Sunday, Stephen Pieper drove his black pickup the few miles from his farm in White Hall to Monkton, where he arrived too late to stop a man from plowing under the corn on 95 acres of land he'd leased for decades.
2:09 PM EDT, August 26, 2014
Work has been completed on a multipurpose synthetic turf field in Locust Point that Under Armour is donating to the city.
6:20 PM EDT, August 22, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. plans to create original television programs to air in prime time and on weekend afternoons on the broadcaster's MyNet and CW stations.
11:58 AM EDT, August 23, 2014
At the Target in Baltimore's Mondawmin Mall, megaphone-shaped "college" signs hang over aisles stocked with must-haves for students living on their own, such as mini-refrigerators, desk lamps and six-packs of ramen noodles.
9:16 PM EDT, August 21, 2014
Under Armour is working to land NBA superstar Kevin Durant as a pitch man — a sponsorship deal that could be one of the largest ever signed and give the Baltimore company a major inroad into the lucrative basketball marketplace.
6:03 PM EDT, August 20, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said it will swap four television stations with Media General in a move designed to expand the Baltimore broadcaster's geographic reach and give it greater flexibility for future acquisitions.
3:10 PM EDT, August 17, 2014
Paul Mincarelli has been trying for three years to get into international work for the federal government. He says he knows the odds are stacked against him.
9:43 PM EDT, August 18, 2014
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, whose once wholesome reputation took a blow in a high-profile domestic violence case this year, will no longer "raise the green flag" for M&T Bank.
8:05 PM EDT, August 11, 2014
As music videos played on flat screen TVs overhead, Brendon Lee, 7, sank into a brown cushioned stool at Shoe City on Monday while his great-aunt poked the toe of the white Converse sneaker on his left foot. It was the right shoe but the wrong size.
8:54 PM EDT, August 6, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. turned in a better-than-expected second quarter Wednesday, thanks to strong advertising sales and lower expenses to operate its television stations.
9:04 PM EDT, August 5, 2014
The former president of ESPN has joined Under Armour's board of directors, the Baltimore-based sports apparel company said Tuesday.
9:04 PM EDT, August 5, 2014
STX LLC has become an official equipment supplier to the US Lacrosse Women's National Team, the Baltimore-based company said Tuesday.
7:23 PM EDT, July 28, 2014
An $8.5 billion merger creating North America's biggest dollar store chain could mean increased competition for mass discounters such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. but less choice for shoppers.
11:21 AM EDT, July 26, 2014
Danish retailer Pandora Jewelry announced last week it will move its regional headquarters for the Americas into a large chunk of a Baltimore tower and showcase its brand along the downtown skyline.
6:02 PM EDT, July 24, 2014
Years of investing in global expansion and footwear is starting to pay off, Under Armour said Thursday after the Baltimore-based company reported a 34 percent jump in second-quarter sales that sent shares soaring.
2:40 PM EDT, July 23, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said Wednesday it has arranged funding for its planned $1 billion deal to buy seven ABC affiliates and a Washington-based cable news network from Allbritton Communications.
11:27 PM EDT, July 20, 2014
Ever since spending their honeymoon in Israel in 2000, David and Helaine Brenner had dreamed about returning to live and raise a family in what they believe to be their ancestral Jewish homeland.
11:28 AM EDT, July 25, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. plans to close Aug. 1 on its $1 billion deal to acquire television stations from Allbritton Communications, now that federal regulators have cleared the way, the company said Friday.
6:38 PM EDT, July 20, 2014
People at Artscape stared at the group of dancers in a small pocket park. A man in a tucked-in checkered shirt twirled his fingers, a woman in a red bandana danced the hula and a boy in an Outkast T-shirt moved his hips.
7:25 PM EDT, July 18, 2014
The specialized market for sustainable seafood has gone mainstream. Even Wal-Mart is promoting its environmental credentials in the seafood aisle.
5:37 PM EDT, July 17, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. plans to launch a college sports network to be broadcast on television stations it owns, the Hunt Valley-based company said Thursday.
6:58 PM EDT, July 16, 2014
Under Armour might start collaborating with smartphone maker Samsung Electronics Co. on wearable fitness devices, according to a South Korean news report.
July 12, 2014
Consumers can expect to see unfamiliar store brands cropping up in the Baltimore area as a handful of retailers eye the market for expansion.
6:24 PM EDT, July 7, 2014
Maryland's four casinos brought in $72 million in revenue in June, an 8 percent jump over the month a year earlier, lottery officials said Monday.
9:08 PM EDT, July 5, 2014
A Glen Burnie man was charged with attempted homicide and assault after police said he stabbed and slashed a man with a knife during an altercation at an automatic teller machine Saturday at Glen Burnie Town Center.
12:48 PM EDT, July 7, 2014
STX LLC, the Baltimore-based maker of equipment for lacrosse and other sports, has signed a two-year endorsement deal with Major League Lacrosse star Will Manny, the company said Monday.
6:43 PM EDT, July 5, 2014
Will it be Scout? Sioux? Vega?
5:45 PM EDT, July 5, 2014
Two boats collided Friday near the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, injuring three boaters, the Coast Guard said Saturday.
2:41 PM EDT, June 23, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. plans to sell two television stations to help the company move ahead with a $1 billion planned purchase of seven ABC affiliates and a Washington-based cable news network.
8:24 PM EDT, July 5, 2014
A half dozen swimmers were rescued by lifeguards Friday evening along the beach in Ocean City as rip currents formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Arthur, an Ocean City Beach Patrol official said Saturday.
1:56 PM EDT, July 5, 2014
Business author Richie Frieman has studied fine arts at the University of Maryland, launched a music-focused Internet magazine, written children's books, invented a device that keeps shirt collars crisp and created a pop culture-inspired children's clothing line — Charm City Babies.
8:21 PM EDT, June 10, 2014
A Baltimore County developer has assembled three blocks of industrial buildings, empty lots and homes in the Sharp-Leadenhall neighborhood, with plans to build a $250 million project with apartments, offices and stores between Federal Hill and M&T Bank Stadium.
6:37 PM EDT, July 5, 2014
Anyone who wants a job next year at Anne Arundel Medical Center — whether as a surgeon or security guard — will have to prove they don't smoke or use tobacco.
7:36 PM EDT, July 1, 2014
More than 100 applicants are vying for $12 million worth of Maryland tax credits available to biotechnology investors in fiscal 2015, state economic development officials said.
12:02 PM EDT, June 14, 2014
Open retail strife has broken out in White Marsh as the owners of the area's mall and other established retail centers foment opposition to a proposed upscale outlet mall along Interstate 95.
6:58 PM EDT, June 9, 2014
Two companies announced plans Monday to relocate to Baltimore from the suburbs, bringing more than 300 jobs to downtown and Locust Point.
4:25 PM EDT, May 27, 2014
Under Armour has agreed to a multi-year partnership with Fight For Children, a non-profit working to improve early childhood and K-12 education.
12:39 PM EDT, July 1, 2014
Ikea has expanded the solar energy system at its Perryville distribution center, making it by far the largest rooftop array in the state.
5:40 PM EDT, June 26, 2014
McCormick & Co. saw its profit jump nearly 8 percent in the second quarter amid higher sales to consumers as well as to food manufacturers and restaurants, the Sparks-based spice maker said Thursday.
9:07 PM EDT, June 6, 2014
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc., likely a few weeks away from finalizing a $1.8 billion deal to be acquired by Men's Wearhouse, posted a $37.1 million first-quarter loss stemming from merger-related expenses.
6:09 PM EDT, June 2, 2014
The idea for the business came to Greg Vetter shortly after a friend swiped a two-liter bottle of his mom's homemade lemon-garlic salad dressing from his refrigerator.
3:59 PM EDT, May 26, 2014
Military veterans have a knack for building successful businesses, professionals say, but they have more trouble than non-veterans attracting investors.
June 7, 2014
Under Armour, which has wooed consumers with sweat-wicking T-shirts and other innovations, is banking on a new fabric that conforms to the foot like a second skin to help the company break into the crowded athletic shoe market.
8:20 PM EDT, May 22, 2014
Visitors trying to shake off a particularly snowy winter and rainy spring could give a boost to Maryland's tourist destinations this summer.
3:48 PM EDT, May 17, 2014
Banking industry veteran and native Baltimorean Scott Wilfong got involved with the Living Classrooms Foundation to help improve lives in some of East Baltimore's neediest neighborhoods, including Perkins Homes, the Fayette Street corridor and McElderry Park.
10:02 PM EDT, May 28, 2014
Zachary Roselle has never gambled in a casino, but by late July he hopes to snag one of the better-paying jobs on the floor of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore.
5:15 PM EDT, May 8, 2014
Under Armour will give $10 million to the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital to create the Under Armour LiveWell Center, marking the Baltimore-based sports brand's largest gift ever to any group.
2:56 PM EDT, May 10, 2014
Megan Mocik never envisioned herself as a stay-at-home mother.
6:00 AM EDT, May 7, 2014
The number of women on corporate boards in Maryland increased last year, and for the first time, all businesses that joined the state's publicly traded companies had at least one woman board member, Network 2000 said in a report released Wednesday.
6:00 AM EDT, May 20, 2014
Athletes associate STX with lacrosse, but the Baltimore-based brand began appearing last month in stores on ice hockey sticks and plans to launch a line of men's field hockey sticks in the United Kingdom.
12:55 PM EDT, May 6, 2014
The Baltimore Visitor Center on Tuesday launched "The Baltimore Experience," a new 10-minute interactive video using projection mapping technology to give visitors a multi-dimensional view of the city.
6:27 PM EDT, May 9, 2014
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. said its CEO and president, R. Neal Black, earned $2.92 million last year, up slightly from 2012.
9:52 PM EDT, April 28, 2014
If your back aches or your ankle swells, managers of a Columbia-based company want you to forgo the ice pack and grab a TheraPearl instead.
10:14 AM EDT, May 24, 2014
The publisher of the "Curious George" children's books expanded its presence in the fast-growing early-childhood education market with the acquisition of Cockeysville-based children's learning website Curiosityville.
3:29 PM EDT, April 25, 2014
Under Armour will outfit the varsity athletic teams at Seton Hall University starting in July, the company said Friday, continuing a string of deals this year with high-profile Division 1 schools.
4:50 PM EDT, April 23, 2014
Baltimore-based spice and seasonings maker Fuchs North America said Wednesday it has launched a new line of ethnic seasonings, marinades and flavor bases to sell to food service and food manufacturing customers.
6:32 PM EDT, May 13, 2014
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank is far from alone in believing the relatively young Baltimore-based company has a shot at becoming the world's biggest sports brand.
6:18 PM EDT, May 7, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group boosted profit and revenue in the first quarter, citing better-than-expected spending on political advertising, strong gains from Super Bowl and Olympics ads, and lower expenses at many of the company's television stations.
3:01 PM EDT, April 12, 2014
John M. Rusnak was preparing to open a ZIPS dry cleaning business in Pasadena when a job seeker walked in from a nearby drug recovery house. The applicant had little experience, was recovering from a heroin addiction and had a misdemeanor charge on his record. But he needed a job and wanted a second chance.
April 26, 2014
In a sign of renewed interest in Baltimore's downtown business district, more companies are looking to boost their visibility by splashing names and logos atop prominent Inner Harbor office towers.
11:50 AM EDT, April 12, 2014
Deborah Eisenberg started her law career as a litigator who loved the "thrill of the battle," standing up for the disadvantaged and less powerful. But when it comes to resolving disputes, sometimes she says it's better to talk it out.
5:20 PM EDT, April 24, 2014
Under Armour saw profit and sales soar in the first quarter, beating analysts' estimates, but the market punished the athletic wear brand's stock, which fell more than 7 percent on Thursday.
7:22 PM EDT, April 11, 2014
Responding to utility bill spikes that accompanied this winter's extreme cold, Maryland regulators took steps Friday to bring customers some relief.
7:14 PM EDT, April 10, 2014
Former Baltimore Behavioral Health CEO ordered to pay more than $60,000 in unpaid worker contributions
The former CEO of Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. was ordered to pay $60,750 for failing to deposit workers' contributions in the organization's retirement plan, the Department of Labor announced Thursday.
6:28 PM EDT, April 10, 2014
The owner of a Columbia medical practice was ordered to pay more than $142,600 in restitution and other costs for failing to remit employee contributions and loan repayments to the company's 401K plan, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday.
7:34 PM EDT, April 9, 2014
1st Mariner Bank, Baltimore's largest independent bank, will go to auction Thursday morning with two bidders vying for the bank.
8:55 PM EDT, April 8, 2014
Operators of nine McDonald's in the Baltimore area and on the Eastern Shore agreed to pay more than $250,000 in back wages and damages to 138 workers for violations of minimum wage, overtime and child labor provisions, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Tuesday.
4:43 PM EDT, April 9, 2014
Cockeysville-based Epic Pharmacies Inc. said Wednesday it is searching for a CEO and president to replace Angelo Voxakis, who plans to retire at the end of the year.
8:30 PM EDT, April 7, 2014
The future of 1st Mariner, Baltimore's largest independent bank, could be decided this week.
7:23 PM EDT, April 10, 2014
NBRS Financial Bank, an independent community bank serving Cecil and Harford counties, has been given 60 days to sell itself or combine with another bank and increase equity by selling shares, federal regulators said.
3:34 PM EDT, April 5, 2014
Shoppers have come to know the Pandora name for glittering displays of customized sterling bracelets and gemstone charms sold by jewelers or the company's own retailers.
5:16 PM EDT, April 2, 2014
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers saw its earnings slide in the fourth quarter as the menswear retailer attempted to fight off a takeover by Men's Wearhouse.
7:11 PM EDT, March 31, 2014
Under Armour CEO and founder Kevin Plank and celebrity judges will pick from six finalists Friday in the annual Cupid's Cup national entrepreneurship competition.
7:18 PM EDT, March 31, 2014
Nearly 17,000 Broadstripe cable TV subscribers could lose channels such as MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, VH1 and BET if the Anne Arundel County cable provider and Viacom fail to reach an agreement by Tuesday.
9:27 PM EDT, March 26, 2014
Spice giant McCormick & Co. Inc. is considering moving its corporate headquarters from Sparks in northern Baltimore County to blend administrative offices at a single site elsewhere in Maryland or southern Pennsylvania, the company said Wednesday.
5:38 PM EDT, March 25, 2014
Shares in McCormick & Co. Inc. surged nearly 5.5 percent Tuesday after it announced that its profit rose nearly 9 percent in the first quarter as the spice company used digital marketing to build its brand and launched new products around the world.
8:58 AM EDT, April 2, 2014
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers saw its earnings slide in the fourth quarter as the menswear retailer attempted to fight off a takeover by Men's Wearhouse.
7:50 PM EDT, March 17, 2014
It's an Olympics of sorts for financial analysts in training, and five business students from the University of Baltimore will compete.
5:41 PM EDT, March 31, 2014
The Men's Wearhouse Inc. hired a business advisory firm to help it merge with Hampstead-based Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. once it acquires the rival retailer in a $1.8 billion deal announced earlier this month.
9:06 PM EDT, March 28, 2014
Maryland's craft beer business is growing rapidly — at a rate of 35 percent a year — as consumers increasingly seek out independent brewers' new-style yet traditionally made beers.
4:29 PM EDT, March 22, 2014
Under Armour liked the work Karl-Heinz "Charlie" Maurath had done for one of its competitors when the brand tapped him to lead its international growth.
11:42 AM EDT, March 26, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. is one of several large broadcasters that could be forced to sell television stations or other assets or rethink future acquisitions under new media ownership rules the Federal Communications Commission is set to consider later this month.
8:16 PM EDT, March 20, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. offered to restructure its nearly $1 billion planned acquisition of seven ABC affiliates and a Washington-based cable news network, changes it says will satisfy cross-ownership concerns recently raised by the Federal Communications Commission.
8:51 PM EDT, March 14, 2014
The chairman of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. will receive a payout of up to $5.8 million as part of the chain's acquisition by Men's Wearhouse in a $1.8 billion deal.
11:59 AM EDT, March 17, 2014
Under Armour announced a two-for-one stock split Monday of its outstanding common stock.
5:53 PM EST, March 4, 2014
Former NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous, who stepped down in December, is joining a West Coast venture capital firm specializing in startups that diversify the tech industry and aim to have a positive social impact.
March 15, 2014
They both sell suits to the American middle class, but in consumers' minds, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers and the Men's Wearhouse occupy distinctive niches.
10:06 PM EDT, March 11, 2014
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers finally liked the look of Men's Wearhouse's takeover offer as the Hampstead-based retailer accepted a $1.8 billion buyout Tuesday.
8:26 PM EDT, March 11, 2014
The purchase of Hampstead-based Jos. A. Bank Clothiers by Men's Wearhouse will likely mean fewer jobs in Carroll County, where the suit company is the fourth-largest employer.
11:54 PM EDT, March 10, 2014
Federal employment is expected to drop sharply in the span of a decade, government projections show, as budget cuts and retirements begin to reshape the workforce.
6:03 PM EST, March 8, 2014
Steve Cibor loaded his Ford Explorer with a few samples of Tibetan rugs and drove for days along the East Coast in 1994, trying to persuade retailers to sell the expensive hand-woven pieces.
6:10 PM EST, February 26, 2014
A Mississippi-based Anheuser-Busch wholesaler has agreed to purchase Winner Distributing Co., the Anheuser-Busch distributor for Baltimore and parts of Baltimore County, and an interest in F. P. Winner Ltd., a distributor in Maryland for brands such as Corona, Pabst and Sierra Nevada.
6:58 PM EST, March 4, 2014
Kevin Plank soared up Forbes' list of the world's top billionaires.
6:01 PM EST, March 4, 2014
Legg Mason Inc. has agreed to acquire QS Investors, a New York-based investment firm with $4.1 billion in assets under management and nearly $100 billion in assets under advisory.
5:38 PM EST, March 5, 2014
A former Towson-based financial advisor for Signator Investors Inc. was found liable, along with the firm, for losses of elderly clients' retirement funds, according to a decision Tuesday by arbitrators for a securities industry regulator.
6:22 PM EST, March 3, 2014
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers moved a big step closer toward merging with rival Men's Wearhouse, with an announcement Monday that the two men's apparel chains agreed over the weekend to exchange confidential information and evaluate a potential business marriage.
8:46 PM EST, February 27, 2014
A development group backed by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank could breathe new life into a stalled plan to transform the landmark and long-vacant Recreation Pier in Fells Point into a luxury hotel.
1:22 PM EST, February 22, 2014
As the Baltimore Colts were leaving the city in early 1984, the team's director of sales recalled sitting at the Rusty Scupper bar at the Inner Harbor, wondering what he should do next.
12:43 PM EST, February 26, 2014
A University of Maryland program that matches researchers with companies has awarded $4.1 million to 15 teams working to bring technology products to market.
11:45 AM EST, February 19, 2014
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. said Wednesday it has started buying back up to $300 million worth of its shares at $65 each, a step toward its planned acquisition of retail chain Eddie Bauer.
7:05 PM EST, February 28, 2014
Men's Wearhouse said Friday it is ready to meet with Jos. A. Bank Clothiers to discuss a merger, a day after Hampstead-based Bank said it's willing to hear how much more the larger chain would boost its acquisition bid.
9:33 PM EST, February 14, 2014
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers said Friday it plans to buy outdoor retailer Eddie Bauer, a move the company said sets a path for long-term growth and analysts said increases Bank's options as it faces a hostile takeover bid by rival Men's Wearhouse.
6:25 PM EST, February 18, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. plans to buy back up to $100 million of its common shares.
9:19 PM EST, February 27, 2014
The first crack in Jos. A. Bank Clothier's resolve to remain independent emerged Thursday as the menswear retailer rejected Men's Wearhouse's increased hostile takeover offer but said it would meet with its rival to discuss a merger.
6:41 PM EST, January 31, 2014
When they race this month at the Olympics, U.S. speedskaters will suit up in skin-tight, high-tech uniforms that research shows could make a measurable difference in their speed.
February 15, 2014
Susan Aplin worked behind the scenes for two decades helping run some of the biggest retail stores around — Williams-Sonoma, Sports Authority, Staples, The Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Pottery Barn.
7:31 PM EST, February 12, 2014
About 380 Verizon Wireless employees will lose their jobs at a Hanover call center as part of a national restructuring in which five centers will close and 3,000 workers will need to transfer to new offices or apply for new company jobs, the carrier told workers Wednesday.
7:26 PM EST, February 12, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. capped a year of strong broadcast revenue growth and station acquisitions with a 33 percent jump in fourth-quarter sales but a drop in profit as the Hunt Valley company paid off debt.
7:33 PM EST, February 24, 2014
Men's Wearhouse sweetened its hostile bid for Hampstead-based Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. on Monday, raising its price more than 10 percent in a deal that hinges on Bank dropping its plans to buy Eddie Bauer.
10:56 AM EST, January 25, 2014
Under Armour took on Nike and Adidas — and won.
7:35 PM EST, February 18, 2014
Eminence Capital LLC, a shareholder that's suing Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. for rejecting a $1.6 billion takeover bid from rival Men's Wearhouse, accused the Hampstead-based men's retailer Tuesday of resorting to "desperate tactics" to protect management jobs by planning to buy outdoor clothing retailer Eddie Bauer.
7:09 PM EST, February 10, 2014
The closing of five Baltimore-area NeighborCare Pharmacies on Friday was part of parent company Omnicare Inc.'s move away from retail pharmacies to focus on its core business serving institutions, an Omnicare spokesman said Monday.
11:00 PM EST, January 19, 2014
Eighth grader Danyelle Taylor has learned about Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in school, but she got an up-close peek at King-era mementos Sunday — including a 1957 letter the civil rights leader wrote his literary agent and a program from the 1962 March on Washington.
10:02 PM EST, February 21, 2014
Under Armour acted swiftly to move beyond the controversy over whether the brand's high-tech skinsuits were responsible for U.S. speedskaters' lackluster run at the Sochi Olympics.
7:41 PM EST, February 2, 2014
A marriage of suit-seller Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. and the smaller Eddie Bauer casual clothing and outerwear chain could give a boost to both retailers, offering complementary merchandise and customers for each and room to grow online and into new categories, experts said a day after reports of a possible deal surfaced.
6:09 PM EST, February 10, 2014
Glen Burnie-based J.J. Haines & Co. Inc. cemented its spot as the nation's largest floor covering distributor with the recent acquisition of the third-largest distributor, CMH Space.
6:37 PM EST, February 5, 2014
Winner Distributing Co., the Anheuser-Busch distributor for Baltimore and parts of Baltimore County, will lay off 125 workers at the end of the month, the company said in a notice to Maryland's labor department.
6:15 PM EST, February 7, 2014
Plans for redevelopment in downtown Towson have prompted area merchants to consider face-lifts of their own, spurring renewed interest in a Baltimore County program for commercial revitalization.
3:18 PM EST, January 11, 2014
Consumers know Jos. A. Bank Clothiers for deals such as buy-one-get-two men's suits, but to residents of Hampstead, it's the good corporate citizen that spared the town as Black & Decker withered.
6:53 PM EST, February 7, 2014
Aerospace firm Sigma Space Corp. has joined fellow Maryland companies Under Armour and Lockheed Martin in developing technology to help the U.S. Speedskating team at the Winter Olympics.
8:13 PM EST, January 30, 2014
Under Armour finished 2013 with "eye-popping" quarterly results that beat sales and profit expectations and sent its stock price surging Thursday nearly $20 a share to over $100.
6:32 PM EST, January 27, 2014
Gmart International Foods, a five-store supermarket chain with two Maryland locations, will open in the next 60 days in the former Santoni's Super Market site in Highlandtown, the shopping center's landlord said Monday.
8:12 PM EST, February 3, 2014
As the prospect of a $1.6 billion merger between Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. and Men's Wearhouse dimmed, investors retrenched Monday, pushing down shares of both retailers much further than the broader market decline.
7:15 PM EST, January 31, 2014
Clean Currents, a Silver Spring-based provider of renewable energy for residents and businesses, said Friday it has stopped serving customers after rising wholesale electricity prices in the recent cold snap caused the company to default on payments to its supplier, electricity grid operator PJM Interconnection.
7:36 PM EST, January 3, 2014
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. has taken steps to protect itself from a hostile takeover after having rejected an acquisition bid by rival Men's Wearhouse.
7:38 PM EST, January 29, 2014
Net income fell nearly 13 percent at McCormick & Co. Inc. during the fourth quarter, sending its shares sliding more than 6 percent Wednesday.
7:09 PM EST, January 12, 2014
Seth Wallace knew early on he wanted to race dirt bikes, just like he saw on YouTube.
8:13 PM EST, December 30, 2013
More people are likely to toast this New Year with a glass of French champagne, industry observers say, an optimistic economic sign as consumers look beyond cheaper sparkling wines.
12:08 PM EST, January 18, 2014
Janis Smith feels a lot healthier — and more confident — since shedding 65 pounds in six months, and that has helped in her job leading employee training for 1st Mariner Bank.
2:49 PM EST, January 14, 2014
A large shareholder that is pushing Hampstead-based Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. to negotiate with suitor Men's Wearhouse plans to nominate two company directors at Bank's annual shareholder meeting.
5:32 PM EST, December 23, 2013
Just as its offer to buy its rival was rejected, Jos A. Bank Clothiers Inc. spurned a $1.2 billion turn-table acquisition bid by Men's Wearhouse Inc. on Monday, but most observers still believe a merger is inevitable.
5:37 PM EST, January 13, 2014
Baltimore-based Mars Super Markets Inc. plans to close its Edison Highway distribution center on March 9 and lay off 78 workers, the company said Monday.
7:55 PM EST, January 3, 2014
The economy is likely to continue dragging in a slow recovery this year, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond told a Maryland bankers group Friday.
2:39 PM EST, December 21, 2013
Straight from the '90s, Furby is back on store shelves this holiday season, along with classic toys that never left: Barbie, Hot Wheels and Elmo, to name a few.
9:41 AM EST, January 4, 2014
John Ciambruschini began learning to handcraft garments as a teenage apprentice to his father in Rome, tailoring made-to-order suits, slacks, dresses and skirts.
7:23 PM EST, January 13, 2014
A New York hedge fund's push to force Hampstead-based Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. to negotiate with suitor Men's Wearhouse could make it more difficult for Bank to fight off the rival chain's $1.61 billion hostile takeover attempt.
7:52 PM EST, January 6, 2014
Men's Wearhouse moved Monday to pin Jos. A. Bank Clothiers in a corner with a hostile $1.6 billion bid for its smaller rival.
9:59 AM EST, January 4, 2014
When the winter Olympics gets underway next month in Sochi, Russia, Under Armour's logo will be seen by millions of viewers around the globe as the Baltimore-based brand sponsors two U.S. teams and another from Canada.
7:39 PM EST, December 17, 2013
Workers for Giant Food and Safeway stores in the Baltimore-Washington region voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to ratify a three-year labor contract that preserves health benefits and raises wages over three years.
5:25 PM EST, January 2, 2014
Under Armour took a step toward gaining greater global recognition for its brand Thursday, announcing a sponsorship of South American soccer club Colo-Colo, part of Chile's Primera Division.
6:15 PM EST, December 16, 2013
The igloo-like snow globe in the middle of the Annapolis mall caught the eye of James Soni.
5:27 PM EST, December 15, 2013
With a shortened holiday season punctuated by weekend winter storms, holiday shoppers in Maryland are feeling the pressure.
10:42 PM EST, December 25, 2013
Leadership, more than any other factor, shapes how federal employees view their workplaces, says Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service.
9:00 PM EST, December 14, 2013
Lighter-than-expected precipitation and an early arrival of warm air limited snowfall across the Baltimore area Saturday, with less than 2 inches falling in parts of Carroll and northern Baltimore counties.
11:38 AM EST, December 11, 2013
Union leaders representing 28,000 Giant Food and Safeway workers reached a tentative agreement with both supermarket chains on a new labor contract, which will be presented to members Dec. 17 for a vote.
12:13 PM EST, December 7, 2013
Men's Wearhouse's $1.2 billion turnabout offer for Jos. A. Bank Clothiers might have painted the smaller men's retailer into a corner.
5:44 PM EST, December 6, 2013
Under Armour completed its planned $150 million purchase of fitness technology firm MapMyFitness Inc. Friday, marking the Baltimore-based sports apparel maker's first-ever acquisition.
8:51 PM EST, November 26, 2013
Men's Wearhouse suddenly likes the way Jos. A. Bank Clothiers looks.
6:27 PM EST, December 12, 2013
With momentum building for higher hourly pay in Maryland, Rep. John Delaney, a co-sponsor of a federal minimum wage bill and a former CEO, urged Baltimore-area business leaders Thursday to have a voice in a measure he said is long overdue.
5:44 PM EST, December 5, 2013
It could be a while before Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. formally responds to the takeover offer from its rival Men's Wearhouse Inc., as executives focus on the key holiday retail selling season and other potential acquisitions.
5:46 PM EST, November 25, 2013
Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said Monday it finalized its planned purchase of 18 television stations owned by Barrington Broadcasting Group for $370 million.
9:29 PM EST, December 9, 2013
A merger of the top two U.S. food distributors, Sysco and US Foods, could mean cutbacks at facilities in Severn and Jessup that employ hundreds of workers and sit fewer than 10 miles apart as a combined company consolidates operations across the United States.
7:49 PM EST, December 2, 2013
Consumers went in search of cyber deals Monday amid a barrage of emails and Web offers from retailers.
5:44 PM EST, November 30, 2013
Even hard-core shoppers might not know the Saturday after Thanksgiving has an official retail-related name.
5:00 AM EST, December 1, 2013
As parents of picky eaters know, there's no getting around deeply ingrained eating habits.
3:19 PM EST, November 24, 2013
Forecasters are keeping an eye on storms in several regions of the U.S. that could dump cold rain or even some snow in the Baltimore-Washington area in the days just before Thanksgiving, potentially complicating plans during the busiest travel time of the year.
4:25 PM EST, November 23, 2013
Although the traditional start to the holiday shopping season is still days away, Morgan Somerville has already mapped out her bargain-hunting strategy.
4:33 PM EST, November 20, 2013
Giant Food and Safeway workers, who are negotiating with management over a labor contract that expires Dec. 20, plan to picket Thursday outside a new Giant store in northwest Washington.
November 16, 2013
Ed Sloman spends a lot of time at work playing games.
8:39 PM EST, November 12, 2013
Jos. A Bank Clothier's bid for Men's Wearhouse gained new life Tuesday.
7:50 PM EST, November 25, 2013
Under Armour will become the National Lacrosse League's exclusive supplier of apparel, footwear and equipment under a deal announced Monday.
7:46 PM EST, November 29, 2013
Opposed to shopping on Thanksgiving Day, Betty Allen of West Friendship waited until midnight to head to Walmart in Ellicott City for $2 DVDs and then shopped through the night without crowds to buy boots and clothing for her four children with stops at Kohl's, Target, Macy's and J.C. Penney.
6:00 PM EST, November 23, 2013
A 23-year-old man was fatally stabbed Friday night in the 5000 block of Sinclair Lane, Baltimore police said Saturday.
7:39 PM EST, November 15, 2013
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. withdrew its $2.3 billion offer for Men's Wearhouse on Friday, but it left the door open for future merger talks.
7:47 PM EST, November 14, 2013
Under Armour took a huge leap forward in the fast-emerging fitness technology market Thursday with plans for a $150 million acquisition of MapMyFitness, creator of the MapMyRun and MapMyRide mobile applications and websites.
9:50 AM EDT, October 18, 2013
Under Armour, in a race to expand its brand globally, opened its first-ever Under Armour Experience, a blend of retail store and promotional venue, in Shanghai, China.
7:18 PM EST, November 13, 2013
Workers for Giant Food and Safeway in parts of Maryland, Virginia and Washington voted Wednesday to authorize a strike against the supermarket chains, saying management has refused to offer a fair labor contract.
7:03 PM EST, November 14, 2013
Hampstead-based Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. had issued no update as of late Thursday on whether Men's Wearhouse would reconsider Bank's $2.3 billion acquisition bid.
7:13 PM EST, November 4, 2013
Spice makers in Baltimore defended their food handling practices after a Food and Drug Administration report said that 12 percent of imported spices were contaminated with insects, animal hair and other things over a two-year period.
6:07 PM EST, November 23, 2013
A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning in Edgewood, fire officials said Saturday.
5:37 PM EST, November 8, 2013
A federal judge ruled Thursday that an exotic dancer at a nightclub on The Block, Baltimore's strip-club district, worked as an employee, not an independent contractor, and should be paid back wages.
8:04 PM EST, November 4, 2013
Men's Wearhouse rejected Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc.'s latest effort to acquire it, denying the Hampstead-based retailer's request to review nonpublic company information.
5:58 PM EST, November 6, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. saw profit for the third quarter jump 38 percent, benefiting from strength in television advertising and growth in revenue from fees broadcasters charge cable TV companies to carry their signals.
5:00 PM EDT, October 17, 2013
Environmental Recovery Corp., a residual waste-processing facility based in Lancaster, Pa., is expanding into the Baltimore area with the acquisition of two Rosedale companies.
11:56 AM EST, November 5, 2013
The sale of upscale men's shoemaker Allen Edmonds Corp. to a private equity firm could help Hampstead-based Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. in its so-far unsuccessful bid for The Men's Wearhouse, which rejected Bank's proposal and instead reportedly was considering buying Edmonds.
7:05 PM EDT, October 25, 2013
Even though employers won't be required to offer health insurance under Obamacare for more than a year, many already are fretting about the uncertainties raised by the law.
6:38 PM EDT, November 1, 2013
Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin A. Plank sold 94,500 shares of company stock in a transaction reported late Thursday for a total value of $7,670,407.
7:07 PM EST, November 20, 2013
The largest shareholder of The Men's Wearhouse Inc. is once again calling for the retailer to resume merger talks with Hampstead-based Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. and hired a strategic adviser to help the effort.
5:11 PM EDT, October 25, 2013
Towson University is getting more serious about entrepreneurship on campus, and Frank Bonsal III will play a big role in that new focus.
2:15 PM EDT, October 2, 2013
Hunt Valley-based Omega Healthcare Investors has announced a public offering of 2.5 million shares of common stock priced at $30 per share.
6:58 PM EDT, October 24, 2013
Under Armour's profits jumped 27 percent in the third quarter, with higher athletic apparel sales led by products designed to be worn during workouts in cold or rainy weather.
11:30 AM EDT, October 8, 2013
The Shops at Canton Crossing, a sprawling $105 million shopping center on Boston Street in Canton, has been years in the making.
9:49 PM EDT, October 23, 2013
When Amazon.com opens a huge distribution center next year in Southeast Baltimore, consumers across the state who buy books, electronics, toys or anything else from the online seller will no longer be able to avoid the state's 6 percent sales tax.
10:15 PM EDT, October 21, 2013
Raising the stakes among the three companies vying to build a casino in Prince George's County, Penn National Gaming promised Monday to plow nearly $320 million into the county's health and educational systems if it secures the license.
5:46 PM EST, November 12, 2013
Giant Food and Safeway and the union representing grocery workers in the Baltimore-Washington area agreed Tuesday to extend the labor contract through Dec. 20, while negotiators wrangle over issues such as health benefits.
5:55 PM EST, November 11, 2013
Workers for Giant Food and Safeway supermarkets in the Baltimore-Washington area could vote on a new labor contract as early as Wednesday.
6:55 PM EDT, October 31, 2013
Firing another shot in its attempt to buy Men's Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. said Thursday it would consider sweetening its $2.3 billion offer to buy its rival.
12:42 PM EST, November 12, 2013
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. expects earnings per share to rise from 4 percent to 9 percent in the third quarter, the Hampstead-based retailer said Tuesday.
September 28, 2013
Lydia Diaz went to work for Target right out of college more than a decade ago, helping to open, then manage a new store in Louisiana. Now she oversees several dozen stores and thousands of workers as Target's senior group director of stores for the Mid-Atlantic region.
November 2, 2013
A war of words between Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. and Men's Wearhouse has only complicated a potential deal between the clothing titans.
6:00 PM EDT, October 18, 2013
A second vendor has filed a lawsuit against Santoni's Supermarket, a Highlandtown institution that said earlier this week it will be forced to close because of Baltimore's bottled-beverage tax.
5:00 AM EDT, September 23, 2013
Before the recession, Madie Green's home daycare was normally full. As parents lost their jobs and pulled kids out, the 55-year-old District Heights woman spent through her savings to keep up on her mortgage and auto payments.
6:47 PM EDT, October 28, 2013
Thomas Gallagher tried to steer his daughter toward one of the less-pricey costumes at Spirit Halloween in Glen Burnie. But then the 5-year-old spied the Snow White get-up.
1:11 PM EDT, October 3, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. has closed on its planned purchase of four television stations owned by Titan Television Broadcast Group for $115.35 million.
7:26 PM EST, November 7, 2013
After buying Fractured Prune Doughnuts in January, Dan Brinton switched to an oil without trans fats to fry the chain's hand-dipped glazed doughnuts.
2:43 PM EDT, October 2, 2013
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot and the Maryland Health Care For All Coalition are encouraging small businesses in Anne Arundel County to use federal tax credits available through the Affordable Care Act to cover some of the costs of providing employee health insurance.
10:03 PM EDT, October 9, 2013
Struggling men's retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. is bidding to secure its future with the $2.3 billion offer it made for larger rival Men's Wearhouse.
5:13 PM EDT, October 8, 2013
Under Armour Inc. board member Brenda Piper will resign Nov. 1, the Baltimore-based sports apparel maker said Tuesday.
5:33 PM EDT, October 24, 2013
Three restaurant workers at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport have filed a collective action lawsuit that accuses the operator of five airport restaurants of failing to pay minimum and overtime wages.
September 7, 2013
Liz Derubertis browsed stores at Arundel Mills mall Wednesday in search of a dress to wear to a wedding. The 26-year-old bartender and University of Maryland, Baltimore County student never shops for clothes online.
7:34 PM EDT, August 26, 2013
A new tower, possibly of apartments, could rise on the East Pratt Street parking lot across from Harborplace in the next four to six years, filling one of the most prominent vacant lots in downtown Baltimore.
August 24, 2013
Frank Gunion was studying international relations in college in 1968 when he decided to open a small surf shack at the beach. He sold handmade surfboards and a few swimsuits.
10:38 PM EDT, October 30, 2013
During the debate over the Affordable Care Act, critics in Congress warned that the law would mean that many Americans would lose their existing employer-provided insurance coverage.
5:08 PM EDT, October 4, 2013
Poker tables opened Friday at Rocky Gap Casino Resort near Cumberland in Western Maryland, state lottery officials said.
7:53 PM EDT, September 9, 2013
The new owners of Lax World plan to ride the sport's mushrooming popularity to rapidly expand the small retail chain and establish it as the go-to brand for lacrosse gear nationwide.
October 12, 2013
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. faces a difficult fight in its $2.3 billion quest to acquire rival Men's Wearhouse, experts say.
3:17 PM EDT, September 25, 2013
IWIF is changing its name and corporate structure on Oct. 1, the workers' compensation insurer said Tuesday.
6:29 PM EDT, September 5, 2013
Difficulties continued in the second quarter for Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc., but shareholders reacted well to steps the men's retailer took to address their concerns.
4:05 PM EDT, August 28, 2013
A Carroll County distribution center used by Solo Cup has sold for $44 million, a broker involved in the sale said Wednesday.
August 17, 2013
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers faces a growing shareholder revolt as demonstrated by an institutional investor's open letter last week calling for the Hampstead-based retailer to return its growing cash reserve to owners of its stock.
7:32 PM EDT, September 25, 2013
Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said Wednesday that it plans to buy eight television stations from New Age Media for $90 million, continuing a string of recent station acquisitions.
6:15 PM EDT, August 12, 2013
Baltimore-area home prices rose in July to their highest level in five years as buyers competed for a limited supply of homes on the market, the region's multiple listing service said Monday.
6:18 PM EDT, September 30, 2013
Guitars still line the red walls at the Hard Rock Cafe in Baltimore, sharing space with rock stars' jackets, autographed records, suede boots worn by Prince and Madonna's purple sequined shorts.
7:16 PM EDT, September 23, 2013
The Natural Products Expo, one of Baltimore's biggest trade shows, has been good for business for Eldersburg-based Salazon Chocolate Co.
6:32 PM EDT, September 16, 2013
When Toni Coleman walked into Career Connections in Baltimore's Park Heights a month ago, she saw the rows of computers and training classrooms she'd expected of a new employment center.
5:15 PM EDT, September 4, 2013
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. has appointed a former Bon-Ton Stores executive to its board of directors, the Hampstead-based men's apparel chain said Wednesday.
7:14 PM EDT, August 9, 2013
Organizers of Maryland's tax-free shopping week are aiming to give back-to-school buying in August the kind of boost that Black Friday gives to holiday spending each fall.
6:29 PM EDT, September 11, 2013
Owings Mills-based Medifast Inc. has laid off 24 employees, less than 3 percent of its 860-person workforce, over the past few weeks as the weight loss system company reviewed staffing levels, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
2:28 PM EDT, September 9, 2013
Giant Food's president, Anthony Hucker, will resign effective Friday after two years at the helm of the Baltimore area's biggest supermarket chain, Ahold USA announced Monday.
6:36 PM EDT, August 13, 2013
Shares of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. jumped 12.5 percent Tuesday after investment manager BeaconLight Capital LLC urged the Hampstead-based men's apparel chain to change direction by reorganizing its board and returning cash to shareholders.
5:59 PM EDT, July 24, 2013
About 20 protesters calling for a higher minimum wage marched into McDonald's on East Baltimore Street during Wednesday's lunch rush, performed a parody skit with "Ronald McDonald," handed fliers to customers and chanted "raise the wage."
6:29 PM EDT, August 15, 2013
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. expects profits to drop in the second quarter, the Hampstead-based retailer announced Thursday.
5:49 PM EDT, September 9, 2013
Charter pilot Martin Campanella said he thought he was doing the right thing when he refused to fly a plane he believed was unsafe.
1:03 PM EDT, August 13, 2013
A new sign for the adult-themed "Red Light District" store in Salisbury is illegal and the business is in poor taste, the Eastern Shore town's mayor said Tuesday.
7:04 PM EDT, July 30, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. plans to create a new cable television news channel with a blend of local and national programming and bring it to cities across the United States over the next couple of years, CEO David Smith said Tuesday.
9:09 PM EDT, June 24, 2013
When reports surfaced that Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. had bid for a designer jeans maker, CEO R. Neal Black said the company's board decided it had to go public with plans to pursue potential acquisitions.
3:19 PM EDT, July 13, 2013
Some people drop them. Others leave their mobile phone on the roof of the car and drive off. Or they slip the device into a purse or pocket and miss.
7:09 PM EDT, August 7, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s second-quarter net income fell 41 percent, to $17.8 million, or 19 cents a share, from $30.1 million, or 37 cents a share, in the same period a year earlier but beat Wall Street's expectations.
5:15 PM EDT, July 29, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s buying spree continued Monday when the Hunt Valley broadcaster announced its largest deal to date at nearly $1 billion.
7:07 PM EDT, July 22, 2013
State and local officials are trying to promote public awareness of a little-known federal tax credit to help small businesses cover some of the costs of providing health insurance to their workers.
5:33 PM EDT, August 14, 2013
Northeast Baltimore residents are appealing a city zoning decision allowing a Royal Farms store and gas station to be built in Hamilton, saying the store would create traffic hazards and disrupt the residential neighborhood.
8:42 PM EDT, July 18, 2013
For the second straight month, Maryland added jobs but saw its unemployment rate go up.
9:58 PM EDT, July 7, 2013
The wooden roller coaster and the Dixie Ballroom are long gone.
4:49 PM EDT, September 2, 2013
Momentum appears to be building to raise the minimum wage in Maryland, with key politicians recently announcing support to increase hourly pay to at least $10 an hour.
2:18 PM EDT, June 26, 2013
Early-stage Maryland biotechnology companies and investors must apply by Friday to be considered for the first-round of up to $10 million in state biotechnology investment tax credits, the state department of Business and Economic Development said Wednesday.
8:08 PM EDT, July 8, 2013
Maryland Life's June issue will be its last because of insufficient advertising sales, the publisher of the Frederick-based tourism magazine said Monday.
1:38 PM EDT, July 1, 2013
Health care now accounts for a bigger share of jobs than before the recession in all major metro areas, including Baltimore, the Brookings Institution said Monday.
10:32 PM EDT, June 11, 2013
The state-owned Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay resort in Cambridge continues to deplete a reserve fund to cover its semiannual debt payments because it is not making enough money.
9:19 PM EDT, July 20, 2013
About a half-dozen people at a time pitched in Saturday to help Baltimore artist Wilson Kemp complete a mural during Artscape. They crouched near the bottom of the canvas, perched on a step stool or squeezed in somewhere in the middle, ignoring the heat as they gripped paint brushes and zeroed in on their own small corners of a bigger picture.
July 13, 2013
Before he was a lawyer, Anthony Ashton was a high school guidance counselor and a middle school teacher before that.
7:46 PM EDT, June 13, 2013
The Inn at the Black Olive, a boutique hotel in Fells Point, was sold at auction for $3.9 million Thursday to mortgage holder 1st Mariner Bank.
12:59 PM EDT, June 13, 2013
State regulators have ordered a South Dakota-based payday lender to stop making consumer loans in Maryland after finding the company used predatory tactics and charged excessive interest rates.
5:19 PM EDT, June 5, 2013
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. said Wednesday its first-quarter earnings slid 45 percent as store sales slowed, inventory costs rose and the men's apparel chain sold more items at clearance prices.
June 30, 2013
All options are on the table, including a sale, as Baltimore officials review ways to improve the finances of the city's money-losing convention center hotel — and brace for the likelihood of tapping the city's general fund to cover debt payments next year.
12:49 PM EDT, June 22, 2013
Patrick McAvoy knew his job had some drawbacks. As a contract employee at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, he lacked benefits and long-term stability, but he stayed on as an events coordinator for three years, hoping to be hired full time and seeing little opportunity elsewhere.
9:30 PM EDT, June 30, 2013
The mother of a Howard County teenager who died after dental surgery wants to see all pediatric dental procedures that use general anesthesia take place in hospitals someday.
4:21 PM EDT, August 6, 2013
Teresa Hicks' career in the Navy stretches back 24 years, with assignments on land and sea, and deployments around the world as both an enlisted sailor and an officer.
8:50 PM EDT, June 3, 2013
Technology company Hope LoanPort could have signed a conventional lease for its new headquarters in Baltimore.
7:16 PM EDT, May 17, 2013
Maryland employers slashed 6,200 jobs in April, cutting short a string of gains, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday, as the state began feeling the pinch of federal budget sequestration and cutbacks in consumer spending.
8:26 PM EDT, May 17, 2013
The gay couples who've booked Rouge Fine Catering in Hunt Valley for their weddings have appreciated not only good food and stylish events, but something less tangible.
6:00 PM EDT, August 3, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group's billion-dollar bet on seven ABC affiliates and a regional news network in Washington, D.C., hinges on a plan to transform that network into a national enterprise.
12:16 PM EDT, June 4, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. announced Tuesday it has agreed to buy Titan Television Broadcast Group, owner of four television stations in three markets, for $115.35 million.
7:49 PM EDT, July 9, 2013
Kroger Co.'s planned acquisition of Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. will allow it to capitalize on Harris Teeter's growing presence in the Baltimore-Washington market, but consumers will see few, if any, changes in existing stores.
July 6, 2013
Call it the battle of fried chicken versus made-to-order hoagies, both served with a side of gasoline.
6:03 PM EDT, June 1, 2013
Annette Walter was chief operating officer of a fast-growing Baltimore real estate company. Her husband, Shawn, a former construction project manager, had launched a successful career in sales.
8:25 PM EDT, April 30, 2013
Under Armour plans to hire hundreds of workers at its Locust Point headquarters this year, expand facilities on its campus and bring its brand of sports apparel and footwear to new markets in the U.S. and around the world.
10:00 AM EDT, May 4, 2013
Comcast Corp. cable TV subscribers might have noticed a small new charge in their bills recently.
6:09 PM EDT, June 1, 2013
Toby Bozzuto seemed headed for a career in the music industry.
8:04 PM EDT, April 25, 2013
Micros Systems Inc., a maker of software for the hospitality and retail industries, reported third-quarter net income of $44.3 million Thursday, a 2.4 percent increase compared with the same period in 2013 and a record for a third quarter.
8:10 PM EDT, May 10, 2013
H&S Properties Development Corp. plans to push its Harbor East development east across Central Avenue with an expanded Whole Foods Market, a possible department store and apartments on two sites, baker-turned-developer John Paterakis Sr. said Friday.
6:31 PM EDT, May 21, 2013
Ten protesters gathered Tuesday morning in front of The Baltimore Sun's office on North Calvert Street, rallying against a possible sale of the newspaper to Koch Industries.
6:31 PM EDT, May 6, 2013
Employers in Maryland and across the United States face a deadline Wednesday that some may not know exists but that could prove costly if ignored.
4:50 PM EDT, April 15, 2013
At some Baltimore-area tax preparation offices, deadline day was proving anticlimactic.
1:16 PM EDT, May 20, 2013
M&T Bank Corp. executive Atwood "Woody" Collins III has succeeded Edwin F. Hale Sr. as chair of the Baltimore Convention and Tourism Board, city officials said Monday.
5:35 PM EDT, April 29, 2013
Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. reported a 42 percent drop in profit for the first quarter, as operating and interest costs rose and revenue increased but fell short of analysts' expectations.
12:14 PM EDT, May 20, 2013
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc.'s top executive, R. Neal Black, earned $2.9 million last year, a decrease from the $4 million in compensation Black earned in 2011, the Hampstead-based men's apparel retailer said.
9:38 PM EDT, April 27, 2013
Small businesses would be protected from the type of fraud allegedly committed by Harford County payroll firm AccuPay Inc. under legislation being proposed by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.
1:51 PM EDT, May 13, 2013
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. expects first quarter earnings of 27 cents to 30 cents per diluted share, down from 53 cents per share in the first quarter of 2012, the Hampstead-based retailer said Monday.
6:48 PM EDT, April 1, 2013
After spending three decades at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore, Kevin Hux eagerly joined efforts this past year to unionize his workplace.
4:19 PM EDT, April 14, 2013
Bill Burwell wants to see more Maryland firms competing globally.
1:03 PM EDT, May 1, 2013
Baltimore-based technology company Barcoding Inc. said Wednesday it has acquired Lake Zurich, Ill.,-based Miles Technologies Inc. for an undisclosed amount in a move to increase its presence in the central United States.
7:26 PM EDT, May 10, 2013
Jackie Carter had it all mapped out. She would attend college year-round and graduate early, land a job in criminal justice, start paying off student loans, move into her own apartment and invest in her first smartphone.
5:56 PM EDT, April 12, 2013
An Annapolis-based financier of clean energy infrastructure amended its plans to sell stock to the public, more than doubling its target to $250 million.
2:39 PM EDT, March 28, 2013
Officials in Worcester County are investigating the cause of a fire at a Perdue Farms research facility that destroyed two poultry houses and killed 8,000 chicks.
12:35 PM EDT, March 25, 2013
Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corp. is planning a month-long series of free workshops and networking events designed to help the county's unemployed residents find jobs.
8:16 PM EDT, April 24, 2013
A Wednesday bankruptcy filing by Synagro Technologies Inc. means growth and new jobs for the Baltimore area as the waste recycler consolidates its headquarters in White Marsh.
10:18 PM EST, March 4, 2013
Police investigating whether Harford County payroll company AccuPay stole years of tax payments rather than sending them to tax collectors on behalf of clients warned Monday that potential victims might number in the hundreds.
April 20, 2013
When Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. completes three deals announced in the past two months, it will own more television stations across the country than any other company.
8:58 AM EDT, March 24, 2013
Richard Bell hardly had time to look up during the first hour of ladling rich cream of crab soup into bowl after bowl at a fundraiser to benefit Baltimore residents struggling with homelessness, hunger and poverty.
8:00 PM EDT, April 11, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s shopping spree continued Thursday with the announcement of a $373.3 million deal that extends its television reach to a third of U.S. viewing households.
7:09 PM EDT, March 28, 2013
The board of the Baltimore Development Corp. is recommending the city approve a developer's request for $107 million in tax increment financing to pay for roads, utilities and parks for the $1 billion mixed-use Harbor Point development on the waterfront between Harbor East and Fells Point.
7:24 PM EDT, April 9, 2013
The nearly two dozen creditors of payroll firm AccuPay Inc. who jammed a hearing room in Baltimore's federal courthouse Tuesday left with no more answers than when they arrived.
7:50 PM EDT, March 21, 2013
Add the Internal Revenue Service to the list of Berger cookies' woes.
9:16 PM EDT, March 18, 2013
The Inn at the Black Olive, a 12-suite boutique hotel in Fells Point known for eco-friendly amenities, will be offered for sale at a foreclosure auction Thursday.
6:27 PM EDT, March 26, 2013
T-Mobile USA Inc. launched its 4G LTE network in seven metropolitan areas Tuesday, including Baltimore and Washington.
4:46 PM EDT, March 22, 2013
The top executives of T. Rowe Price Group Inc. saw their compensation rise last year, the Baltimore-based investment firm reported.
4:36 PM EDT, March 19, 2013
Under Armour CEO and president Kevin Plank earned $1.53 million in total compensation last year, a 35 percent jump over 2011, the Baltimore-based sports apparel company reported Tuesday.
8:01 PM EDT, March 13, 2013
Homes, offices and shops would sprout around Baltimore's Penn Station under a preliminary plan developed for Amtrak for the midtown site.
2:16 PM EDT, May 3, 2013
Pixelligent Technologies, a maker of miniscule crystal additives used in electronics and plastics products, said Friday it has raised more than $5.1 million in new funding from the Abell Foundation and others.
11:36 PM EST, March 8, 2013
Joe Mechlinski, CEO and co-founder of Canton-based management consulting firm entreQuest, has worked with more than 400 businesses since starting the company 12 years ago.
7:24 PM EDT, April 10, 2013
Chemical maker W.R. Grace & Co. on Wednesday announced preliminary first-quarter net income of $52 million to $53 million, or 68 cents to 69 cents per diluted share.
6:56 PM EDT, March 26, 2013
Columbia-based technology company Lotame Solutions Inc. has been awarded a $5.5 million venture loan that's expected to help boost sales and marketing.
6:08 PM EDT, May 2, 2013
Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said Thursday it has closed on the planned purchase of four television stations owned by Cox Media Group for $99 million in cash.
8:13 PM EDT, March 21, 2013
A bill introduced in the Maryland Senate Thursday would create a commission to look into regulating payroll service companies in the wake of allegations of fraud at AccuPay of Bel Air.
7:45 PM EDT, March 25, 2013
With Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. likely poised to announce year-end and fourth-quarter results this week, investors and analysts wonder just how bad it will be.
6:32 PM EDT, March 25, 2013
California footwear maker Gravity Defyer Corp. accused Baltimore-based Under Armour of trademark infringement in a lawsuit filed Monday in federal court.
4:32 PM EDT, March 20, 2013
Lanham-based veterans group Amvets has been awarded a $250,000 grant to bring veterans' job services to 20 new markets around the country.
1:39 PM EDT, April 12, 2013
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is warning customers about scams in which people pose as BGE employees in person or over the telephone to steal money, valuables or credit card information.
6:57 PM EDT, March 21, 2013
The family owners of The Inn at the Black Olive in Fells Point hope a bankruptcy filing Thursday will give them time to try to attract investors and keep operating the 2-year-old boutique hotel, their bankruptcy attorney said.
8:21 PM EST, March 5, 2013
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski urged the Internal Revenue Service to quickly investigate the potential fraud at a Harford County payroll company and called for the agency to protect "honest small businesses" that might have had their payroll tax payments misdirected or delayed.
1:21 PM EST, February 26, 2013
Exports of Maryland merchandise rose 9 percent last year to a record $11.8 billion, the International Trade Administration said Tuesday.
4:31 PM EST, March 1, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s stock soared a day after it announced plans to buy 18 television stations owned by Barrington Broadcasting Group for $370 million.
6:33 PM EDT, March 22, 2013
AT&T has upgraded a mobile Internet cell site in Catonsville that will expand 4G LTE mobile coverage for Catonsville and Ellicott City residents and businesses.
5:31 PM EST, February 6, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said profits soared in the fourth quarter, capping a presidential election year in which the Hunt Valley TV station owner saw record levels of political advertising, a rebound in auto advertising sales and rapid growth through acquisitions.
8:03 PM EST, January 24, 2013
Chemical maker W.R. Grace & Co. said Thursday it will adjust the estimated cost of settling its asbestos-related liabilities to $2 billion from the previous estimate of $1.7 billion.
12:20 PM EDT, March 14, 2013
A Bel Air payroll company under investigation for allegedly not forwarding clients' tax payments to tax collectors has filed for bankruptcy.
7:32 PM EST, February 25, 2013
As gas prices soared toward $4 per gallon, Fred Price has sought out the best deals at the pump.
1:04 PM EST, February 15, 2013
Attorneys General in Maryland and 29 other states have reached a $29 million settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. designed to strengthen protections for consumers impacted by safety defects and prevent miscommunication over faulty equipment.
8:12 PM EST, March 1, 2013
A Bel Air company that handled payrolls for many employers in the area is being sued by clients for allegedly stealing years of tax payments rather than sending them on to the tax collectors as required — leaving the companies on the hook.
5:09 PM EST, March 1, 2013
It didn't take long for the talk at this week's national work-life conference in Baltimore to turn to Yahoo Inc.
2:32 PM EST, February 20, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group is warning DirecTV customers in Baltimore and other markets they could lose access to Sinclair-owned stations starting March 1 because of an inability to reach agreement over the amount the satellite company pays to carry the stations and their programs.
February 24, 2013
Customers at Towson Hot Bagels usually pay with credit, not cash, when buying a bagel or a bottle of water, triggering fees the merchant must pay to process each transaction.
7:22 PM EST, January 28, 2013
Shares of men's retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. fell nearly $7 per share on Monday after the Hampstead company said its profit for the current fiscal year will be down 20 percent.
10:04 AM EST, January 31, 2013
Four companies in the Baltimore area are among the best places to work in the nation, according to a list released Thursday.
6:32 PM EST, February 13, 2013
Food and retail workers at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport protested working conditions on Wednesday and attempted to deliver a proposed "Bill of Rights," to AirMall USA, BWI's concessions manager.
6:00 AM EST, February 18, 2013
For 17 generations, members of Catherine Webb's family have worked or lived on Springfield Farm in northern Baltimore County, where chickens and turkeys roam the hilly ground and, three days a week, Webb sells eggs and chicken meat from a farmhouse garage-turned-store.
9:02 PM EST, January 23, 2013
Attendance at the National Aquarium's Inner Harbor and Washington venues rose 2.4 percent last year, the first increase since the recession, thanks to an improving economy and a more interactive aquarium experience, CEO John Racanelli said.
4:07 PM EST, February 6, 2013
The Home Depot is hiring 750 workers to fill seasonal spring jobs at Baltimore-area stores.
10:57 AM EST, January 3, 2013
Haines, a national floor covering distributor based in Glen Burnie, said Thursday it has acquired Allied Products of Baltimore, a 72-year-old flooring supplies distributor.
1:33 PM EST, February 13, 2013
Customers lined up outside Rheb's Candy early Monday, even before owner Wynn Harger opened the doors of the Southwest Baltimore shop his family has run for three generations. People, mostly men, crammed into the tiny, cottage-like store for much of the morning for one purpose — securing the handmade chocolates for Valentine's Day.
7:44 PM EST, January 21, 2013
When the water heater went out at his Pasadena home, Steven Stafford called his home warranty company, which sent a plumber from All State Plumbing, Heating & Cooling to replace it. Stafford paid the plumber $175 in cash to obtain a permit. When the plumber asked for more money, Stafford began to sense something was amiss.
8:19 PM EST, February 18, 2013
Employees at General Motors' plant in White Marsh have an unusual workplace benefit. Anyone who drives an electric car can plug it in to charge while they work.
8:14 PM EST, January 31, 2013
Workers in Maryland would be guaranteed seven paid sick days a year under a bill introduced Thursday in Annapolis, eliminating what advocates say is an "impossible choice" that thousands of mostly low-wage employees are forced to make between preserving their health or their jobs.
7:01 PM EST, January 23, 2013
Towson Rehabilitation Center LLC, a Towson physical, occupational and speech therapy provider, must restore more than $29,000 in interest to the company's 401(k) retirement plan, according to a consent judgment obtained in federal court by the U.S. Labor Department.
6:00 PM EST, January 18, 2013
As a University of Maryland law student in the late 1990s, Terry F. Hickey looked for ways to reach troubled teens before they ended up in the juvenile justice system. In 1997, he took a course that had been created to determine whether lawyers and law students, who typically work with children after they get in trouble, could help youths improve their neighborhoods. Hickey and a group of high school students in Park Heights began mapping vacant houses in their community and presenting findings to city leaders. More than 20 houses identified by the students were demolished.
7:07 PM EST, January 13, 2013
To get a free hamburger, cheeseburger, turkey burger, bacon burger or veggie burger at Z-Burger in White Marsh, all a customer had to say was "Super Bowl."
8:04 PM EST, January 10, 2013
Energy giant Exelon Corp.'s regional headquarters in Harbor Point would rise 23 stories and 350 feet, reshaping Baltimore's skyline with a futuristic glass tower, under a preliminary design approved Thursday by a city advisory panel.
12:30 PM EST, February 26, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. has agreed to buy four small-market television stations owned by Cox Media Group for $99 million, the latest deal for Sinclair in a string of acquisitions over the past year and a half.
7:34 AM EST, February 5, 2013
The Target opening this fall in Canton at one of the city's largest new retail developments will be joined by a Harris Teeter grocery store and a lineup of stores and restaurants that includes Old Navy, Michaels, Loft, ULTA Beauty and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.
February 2, 2013
Growing up in the industrial city of Gujrat in Pakistan, Khawar Ghafoor played cricket but knew little about American football.
4:19 PM EST, January 3, 2013
David B. Simon, former editor at The Gazette in Gaithersburg, will become editor of The Daily Record
The publisher of The Daily Record announced Thursday that a former editor at several Maryland newspapers will become editor of the Baltimore-based business and legal affairs newspaper on Jan. 14.
7:33 PM EST, December 12, 2012
Defense contractor Raytheon Co. said Wednesday it has acquired the government solutions business of Harford County-based SafeNet Inc., a cyber security company that had previously announced the sale of that piece of the business to an undisclosed buyer.
1:47 PM EST, January 14, 2013
Crofton technology company Force 3 said Monday that founder and CEO Rocky Cintron is stepping down after two decades and will be replaced by the company's chief operating officer.
6:24 PM EST, December 10, 2012
Cheryl Knauer has a restaurant gift card in mind for her in-laws, a massage gift card planned for another family member and intends to pick up cards in smaller dollar amounts to Chick-fil-A and Starbucks for kids' stockings and teachers' gifts.
8:33 PM EST, December 3, 2012
At GameStop Kids at White Marsh Mall, shoppers will find plush Mario book bags and Angry Birds hats mixed in with the Lego Star Wars and other kid-friendly video games, a mix meant to attract both serious "gamers" as well as those who've never played but want some gift-giving advice.
7:44 PM EST, January 9, 2013
The developer of the Harbor East neighborhood on Baltimore's waterfront has split into two companies, one that will focus on building at the adjacent Harbor Point and a second company that will manage Harbor East properties.
January 12, 2013
Tisa L. Silver-Canady, who counsels University of Maryland, Baltimore students about loan repayments and runs other financial education programs at the school, realized toward the end of last year that she had not used about a third of her vacation time.
5:38 PM EST, December 20, 2012
Mind Over Machines Inc., an Owings Mills-based consulting and information technology firm, announced Thursday it has acquired the assets of technology firm The Seva Group, making the combined company one of the largest IT consulting firms in the mid-Atlantic.
6:25 PM EST, November 23, 2012
Diane Townes waited in line for 12 hours to get her door-buster deals — printers, a laptop and a 50-inch television — so imagine her chagrin when it looked like she wouldn't be able to squeeze it all into her car Friday morning.
6:42 PM EDT, November 3, 2012
It came down to the final round of the world's longest tug-of-war over water, but the city of Annapolis delivered Saturday on its vow to save face against rival Eastport and win the annual match billed as the "Slaughter Across the Water."
9:07 PM EST, December 17, 2012
When Keith Short began delivering packages for UPS in Glen Burnie 23 years ago, he used bulky pads of paper to track parcels and pens that froze in the cold. Today, Short scans packages on and off his truck with a handheld computer that tells him what to deliver where and when, and can even direct him turn-by-turn.
7:58 PM EST, November 16, 2012
Soon after hearing that Hostess Brands Inc. was shutting down for good, Lisa Renee Clark wasted no time dashing out to the Wonder Hostess Bakery Thriftshop in Glen Burnie.
2:50 PM EDT, October 24, 2012
The Baltimore waterfront's iconic Harborplace is being sold to a New York real estate investment firm that has a reputation for purchasing distinctive retail centers, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday.
2:53 PM EST, December 8, 2012
The driver of an SUV was killed after the vehicle hit a tractor and trailer on I-95 near Aberdeen, Maryland State Police said.
11:25 AM EDT, October 30, 2012
As the Baltimore area deals with the loss of power and closed and flooded roads in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, some stores and businesses plan to reopen Tuesday but others remain closed.
6:22 PM EST, November 28, 2012
Men's retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. said profits took a more than 11 percent dive in the third quarter, hurt by extra markdowns that drove the apparel sales and by Hurricane Sandy's strike to the East Coast.
December 29, 2012
Retailers have had a difficult few years, especially the small shops that make up the bulk of the Maryland Retailers Association's membership. As the trade group's president since June 2010, Patrick Donoho has seen the effects of the recession as many longtime members were forced to close shop. Now with about 250 members, including hardware stores and other independent merchants, grocers, department stores and national chains representing 1,200 locations, the trade group is rebuilding.
5:30 PM EST, December 7, 2012
Organizers of a proposed Washington, D.C., museum focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender heritage have formed a benefit limited liability corporation in Maryland that will work to find a museum site.
November 25, 2012
Just as Tom and Claudia Towles were opening their second Baltimore toy shop four years ago, the recession hit. The owners of aMuse Toys decided to cut back — not on staff or selling space — but on the number of manufacturers whose products they carry.
8:36 PM EDT, November 1, 2012
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. saw its profit grow 33 percent in the third quarter as political campaigns and automakers ramped up spending on advertising, the Hunt Valley-based company said Thursday.
8:27 PM EDT, October 25, 2012
Booming Under Armour Inc. announced Thursday that it earned $57 million in the third quarter, a 25 percent jump over the year-earlier period that was driven by strong demand for men's, women's and youth apparel and growing acceptance of the brand's footwear.
October 27, 2012
The Annapolis waterfront house with a $1.77 million price tag, the second-most-expensive property sold in the Baltimore region in September, was under contract after just one week.
5:27 PM EDT, October 10, 2012
A Landover business owner pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to failing to account for and pay employment taxes, leading to a more than $2.2 million tax loss, federal authorities said.
December 15, 2012
The contemporary home overlooking Weems Creek in Annapolis was packed with custom touches, thanks to its former owner, a builder.
9:19 AM EST, November 17, 2012
Consumers have come to expect the deep discounts that define Black Friday, but retailers hope to entice shoppers this year with more choices in how and when they buy.
3:26 PM EST, November 19, 2012
Asked what makes a great place to work, employees focus a lot less on pay and benefits than you might think.
6:23 PM EDT, October 30, 2012
Discount retailer Marshalls plans to open in the former Filene's Basement spot at the Inner Harbor early next year.
9:14 PM EDT, October 23, 2012
The Baltimore waterfront's iconic Harborplace has been sold to a New York real estate investment firm that has a reputation for purchasing distinctive retail centers, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday.
7:45 PM EDT, October 29, 2012
As much of the Baltimore region shut down, some businesses made sure they could stay open — come hurricane and high water.
October 20, 2012
Keeping your opinions to yourself at work might not be easy in today's supercharged political climate.
November 10, 2012
As a longtime Federal Hill business owner, Penny Troutner cheered the passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law.
6:44 PM EDT, October 15, 2012
Baltimore television stations expected little in the way of political advertising this election year. Then the fight over expanded gambling in Maryland erupted, pitting deep-pocketed casino companies against each other.
7:39 PM EDT, October 11, 2012
Baltimore-based Vertis Holdings Inc., at one time the largest U.S. producer of advertising inserts in newspapers, plans to sell itself to a Wisconsin printing company for $258.5 million through an auction in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
3:56 PM EDT, September 26, 2012
McCormick & Co. Inc. has appointed an Eli Lilly and Co. executive to its board of directors, the Hunt Valley spice and flavoring company said Wednesday.
September 15, 2012
The emailed rejection came as no surprise to Bill Skibinski, though the Abingdon resident believed he was more than qualified for the entry-level job he'd applied for online.
9:16 PM EDT, September 24, 2012
Giant Food has put its former dry goods warehouse in Jessup on the market, the real estate firm handling the listing said Monday.
August 28, 2012
Online grocer Relay Foods of Charlottesville, Va., is rolling out service Tuesday in Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia and plans to offer groceries from local suppliers and farms through home delivery and, eventually, at pick-up sites.
8:10 PM EDT, August 14, 2012
An online rant by a man whose sister was killed in a car crash in Baltimore went viral this week after he accused Progressive Advanced Insurance Co. of siding with the driver whose car hit his sister's vehicle in June 2010.
5:28 PM EDT, October 12, 2012
Anthony Hucker became president of Giant Food just over a year ago, taking the reins of the Baltimore area's biggest supermarket chain.
5:20 PM EDT, October 5, 2012
Hundreds of Baltimore-area shoppers packed into the newly reopened Boscov's on Friday morning, welcoming back the department store as if they were greeting an old friend.
6:19 PM EDT, August 9, 2012
Exelon Corp. plans to sell its three Maryland coal-fired power plants for $400 million to a subsidiary of private equity firm Riverstone Holdings LLC, the Chicago-based energy giant said Thursday.
3:26 PM EDT, September 10, 2012
Baltimore-based Smyth Jewelers has been hired to manage the Bailey Banks & Biddle Group jewelry chain, which has nine locations in seven states, the retailers announced Monday.
8:48 PM EDT, August 6, 2012
Even after Jean Thomas lost her job and her husband, Sherman, became ill, she said she never missed paying the rent on the West Baltimore house the couple shares with their daughter and four young grandchildren.
4:57 PM EDT, September 28, 2012
Marquardt, head of Capital Gazette Communications, will retire after 35 years at Annapolis newspaper
The editor and publisher of Capital Gazette Communications, which publishes The Capital newspaper in Annapolis, will retire at the end of the year after more than 35 years at the daily, the publishing company's owner said Friday.
September 8, 2012
A brick Colonial in Monkton set on 160 acres with an historic stone guest house sold for $3.1 million in June.
8:15 PM EDT, August 23, 2012
City convention officials booked the third-highest number of convention room nights ever over the past fiscal year, Visit Baltimore, the city's tourism and convention bureau, announced Thursday. The room nights are reserved for future years.
12:43 PM EDT, September 24, 2012
Under Armour executive J. Scott Plank has left the Baltimore-based sports apparel company founded by his brother Kevin Plank, the company said Monday.
5:53 PM EDT, September 6, 2012
Vision Technologies Inc., a Glen Burnie-based information technology firm, said Thursday it had acquired Government Telecommunications Inc. in a move to strengthen the company's IT telecommunications services to the federal government.
6:17 PM EDT, July 23, 2012
The former CEO of Severna Park-based Wings to Go pleaded guilty Monday to wire fraud for embezzling more than $885,000 from the franchise company to pay for prostitutes and phone sex, the U.S. attorney's office in Baltimore announced.
6:27 PM EDT, August 31, 2012
Getting fired propelled Roxie Herbekian into three decades of work as a labor organizer.
10:00 AM EDT, October 5, 2012
Boscov's department store returned to its former spot in Baltimore on Friday as an anchor of White Marsh Mall.
5:33 PM EDT, September 27, 2012
Spice maker McCormick & Co. Inc. said Thursday that its profit grew more than 13 percent in the third quarter, thanks to new products, acquisitions and strength in emerging markets.
1:27 PM EDT, July 19, 2012
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. announced an agreement Thursday to buy six television stations from Kansas City, Mo.-based Newport Television for $412.5 million.
7:12 PM EDT, August 13, 2012
Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said Monday that it was continuing to negotiate with Dish Network over a soon-to-expire agreement that allows the satellite TV provider to carry dozens of Sinclair-owned television stations.
12:06 PM EDT, July 13, 2012
A Beverly Hills sports drink maker being sued by Baltimore-based Under Armour Inc. says the trademark infringement lawsuit is without merit, according to court documents filed Thursday.
8:46 PM EDT, August 7, 2012
As Jean Thomas helped her husband load furniture and boxes into a U-Haul truck parked outside their West Baltimore home Tuesday afternoon, she worried that she'd run out of time.
6:50 PM EDT, August 29, 2012
At McCormick & Co.'s new Inner Harbor store — the first retail venture by the spice maker — shoppers can stock up on Old Bay and grilling marinades, learn their personal "flavor profile" and discover an array of international spices.
9:16 PM EDT, August 22, 2012
Plans to create an upscale hotel with shops and restaurants on the edge of Baltimore's Harbor East neighborhood are reinforcing city leaders' belief that the thriving waterfront community will continue to spur growth east of the Inner Harbor.
July 15, 2012
It's the height of summer, but inside many Baltimore-area stores, fall has arrived.
6:51 PM EDT, July 30, 2012
After slumping during the recession, sales of recreational vehicles are on the rise as U.S. consumers give in to the lure of the open road — with amenities — and are once again able to get credit to buy what many consider an affordable second home.
7:28 PM EDT, August 1, 2012
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. saw its second-quarter income jump 61 percent and raised its quarterly dividend as political advertising far exceeded company expectations, the Hunt Valley broadcaster said Wednesday.
3:28 PM EDT, July 21, 2012
The second most-abundant element in the universe is in short supply.
4:03 PM EDT, July 16, 2012
Industrial employment in Maryland and Washington, D.C., fell 2.3 percent in a year-over-year period ending in May, with layoffs at defense contractor AAI Corp. and the closure of the Solo Cup plant in Owings Mills contributing to job losses, Manufacturers' News Inc. reported Monday.
7:46 PM EDT, July 9, 2012
Cars pulled off Ruxton Road, one after another Monday morning, almost as soon as the first crates of fruits and vegetables were unloaded from the large white truck parked on the shoulder.
8:52 PM EDT, August 20, 2012
Giant Food's newest Baltimore-area store offers a glimpse of the future for the region's dominant grocer, when shoppers increasingly rely on technology, demand more organic foods and expect a wide selection of prepared meals.
6:56 PM EDT, August 1, 2012
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. saw its second-quarter income jump 61 percent and raised its quarterly dividend as political advertising far exceeded company expectations, the Hunt Valley broadcaster said Wednesday.
6:22 PM EDT, August 29, 2012
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc.'s stock surged Wednesday after the retailer announced a nearly 13 percent increase in second-quarter profit and plans to expand the chain to 800 locations.
7:34 PM EDT, August 8, 2012
After two years of enjoying a break on the state sales tax every August, many Maryland consumers now plan theirback-to-schoolshopping around the weeklong event.
7:29 PM EDT, June 20, 2012
The luxury wing of Towson Town Center will get its biggest influx of new or relocated stores since the upscale addition opened nearly four years ago, with cooking shop Sur La Table and resort-wear retailer Lilly Pulitzer among those planning to open by late August.
6:29 PM EDT, July 12, 2012
Shoppers Food & Pharmacy workers at some Maryland and Virginia stores ratified a new, two-year contract Thursday that increases wages, maintains pension benefits and funds health benefits without raising workers' costs, the union local representing the workers said Thursday.
4:33 PM EDT, September 10, 2012
A White Marsh retail distribution center is to close and will lay off 120 workers beginning Nov. 30, the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation reported Monday.
5:19 PM EDT, July 23, 2012
Lacrosse equipment maker STX LLC has formed a one-year partnership with USA Field Hockey, the Baltimore-based company said Monday.
7:12 PM EDT, July 24, 2012
Under Armour Inc. scored a touchdown Tuesday with its second-quarter profit rising 7 percent, which sent its stock soaring.
3:17 PM EDT, July 28, 2012
Robert L. Wallace, CEO of Baltimore-based Bithgroup Technologies, has spent more than two decades building a minority-owned business into a multimillion-dollar success and writing and lecturing about entrepreneurship.
5:13 PM EDT, July 5, 2012
A new owner's planned conversion of the Tremont Plaza Hotel in downtown Baltimore to an Embassy Suites, a Hilton Worldwide brand, would threaten the city-owned Hilton Baltimore hotel as it struggles to reach stability following the recession, city development officials have told Hilton executives.
4:52 PM EDT, July 3, 2012
Eleven Maryland companies rank among the nation's top-grossing black-owned businesses, according to Black Enterprise magazine.
7:09 PM EDT, July 22, 2012
The city's three-day Artscape festival came to a close Sunday as the rain held off and the biggest crowds of the weekend jammed streets transformed into galleries, performance space and picnic areas.
7:45 PM EDT, July 2, 2012
Patrons at Tark's Grill were eating in the dining room and drinking at the bar when the ferocious storm struck Friday night and the Brooklandville restaurant went dark.
9:31 PM EDT, June 25, 2012
When Kevin Luskin decided to fill a vast, long-vacant spot in a shopping center he owns in Towson, he envisioned a "category killer" store that would specialize in sofas and other seating — a store that would defy customers to leave without finding what they wanted.
8:01 PM EDT, July 2, 2012
All Frederick E. Bouchat says he wanted years ago was recognition for his idea for the Ravens team logo.
3:07 PM EDT, June 26, 2012
Shoppers Food & Pharmacy workers at some Maryland and Virginia stores have filed unfair labor practice charges against the grocer, accusing store managers of retaliating against workers whose union is negotiating a labor contract.
5:55 PM EDT, June 27, 2012
Under Armour Inc. has appointed a Turner Broadcasting System executive and a top retired naval officer to its board of directors, the Baltimore-based sports apparel company said Wednesday.
June 16, 2012
Plenty of shoppers at a Baltimore Safeway have started checking their cell phones while pushing carts and scanning shelves.
7:48 PM EDT, June 11, 2012
Baltimore-based Under Armour Inc. approved a two-for-one split of its outstanding common stock, the first since the sports apparel maker went public in November 2005, the company said Monday.
7:22 PM EDT, June 1, 2012
The owner of the struggling Sparrows Point steel mill faces a tight deadline — late July — to sell the plant and other assets under the terms of an interim loan for up to $50 million that a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge approved Friday.
6:51 PM EDT, June 6, 2012
Three of four protesters arrested during a jobs march this spring at the site of a $1.8 billion East Baltimore urban renewal project appeared in Baltimore District Court Wednesday as demonstrators outside demanded charges be dropped against the "East Baltimore 4."
5:42 PM EDT, July 18, 2012
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has created an advisory council to help improve the city's minority and women-owned business enterprise program, the mayor's office announced Wednesday.
7:51 PM EDT, May 31, 2012
The Sparrows Point steel mill stumbled into bankruptcy for the second time in 11 years as its owner filed Thursday for Chapter 11 protection from creditors as it prepares to idle operations and cut nearly 2,000 jobs at the plant next week.
7:17 PM EDT, May 12, 2012
A grass-roots idea to bridge the gaps among racially divided neighborhoods has blossomed into an annual block party in West Baltimore that drew hundreds Saturday to a triangular park in Upton.
7:13 PM EDT, June 12, 2012
Safeway, with 30 Baltimore-area stores, is launching a new online and mobile shopping tool Wednesday that offers customers access access to hundreds of digital coupons and weekly specials and allows them to download personalized deals to their Safeway rewards card.
May 28, 2012
Inside a converted warehouse in Pigtown, off limits to most company emplyees, designers and engineers dream up and test equipment for one of the nation's fastest growing sports.
8:14 PM EDT, May 8, 2012
Leaders of a Reisterstown synagogue facing foreclosure said Tuesday that they had reached an agreement with lender Susquehanna Bank to allow the sale of the building on Cockeys Mill Road.
3:06 PM EDT, June 19, 2012
Jimmy's Restaurant in Fells Point ran out of hot dogs, potato salad and macaroni salad and scrambled to replenish all weekend as hordes of hungry Sailabration visitors jammed the popular diner.
6:43 PM EDT, May 17, 2012
Boscov's department store will return to White Marsh Mall Oct. 7, filling the empty anchor spot the regional chain vacated nearly four years ago after it filed for bankruptcy.
7:44 PM EDT, May 15, 2012
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. will renew Fox Broadcasting Co. affiliations with 19 of its television stations in an agreement that also allows Sinclair to purchase a Fox-owned station in Baltimore.
3:49 PM EDT, June 4, 2012
Two customers of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Hampstead-based men's apparel chain, accusing the retailer of using deceptive marketing by claiming merchandise is on sale when it is actually being offered at regular price.
9:53 AM EDT, May 30, 2012
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. reported a nearly 17 percent drop in net income during the first quarter, prompting the Hampstead-based retailer to alter its marketing strategy, the company said Wednesday.
9:52 PM EDT, June 7, 2012
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. plans to ask Maryland regulators later this year to allow it to raise rates for the distribution of electricity and natural gas, Chicago-based Exelon Corp., the utility's new owner, said Thursday.
2:39 PM EDT, April 23, 2012
A bill authorizing a tax subsidy for developers of a west side revitalization project is expected to be introduced during Monday's Baltimore City Council meeting.
8:29 PM EDT, April 27, 2012
A North Carolina nonprofit group launched an ambitious affordable housing program Friday to rehabilitate 500 vacant or foreclosed homes in Baltimore near Johns Hopkins Hospital — an area with desolate stretches in the shadow of the world-renowned institution that the city has long sought to redevelop.
7:34 PM EDT, April 30, 2012
A Reisterstown synagogue facing foreclosure is one of an increasing number of U.S. houses of worship suffering in the continuing financial slump.
3:09 PM EDT, May 5, 2012
Unlike most other states, Maryland shoppers have to make one extra stop for a cabernet to go with that steak they bought on sale at the supermarket —grocery stores in the state are generally banned from selling alcohol.
7:47 PM EDT, April 25, 2012
A dry-goods warehouse in Jessup that supplies Giant Food grocery stores and employs about 250 people will close in June, the operator, Jessup Logistics LLC, said Wednesday.
6:30 PM EDT, June 11, 2012
Twenty Giant Food workers will be laid off by the end of the month after a dry-goods warehouse in Jessup that supplies Giant stores closes, union locals representing workers said Monday.
12:45 PM EDT, May 29, 2012
The vice president of retail for sports apparel maker Under Armour has resigned, the Baltimore-based company said Tuesday.
5:50 PM EDT, June 4, 2012
The Maryland Lottery approved the operations license for the Maryland Live casino late Monday, allowing the slots facility to open its first phase at 10 p.m. Wednesday as scheduled.
1:58 PM EDT, April 2, 2012
Annual compensation dropped by nearly half last year for Randall M. Griffin, who retired last month as chief executive of Corporate Office Properties Trust. Griffin earned $3.04 million in 2011, down from $6.05 million in 2010, a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission showed.
8:43 PM EDT, June 5, 2012
Baltimore is among the regions hardest-hit by organized retail crime, a growing national problem in which gangs steal and sell goods, a retail trade group reported Tuesday.
4:02 PM EDT, April 4, 2012
Baltimore-based Pompeian Inc. has become the first olive oil maker to have the quality of its products backed by the United States Department of Agriculture, the company announced.
6:27 AM EDT, March 27, 2012
City economic development officials will hear from the public Tuesday night on a proposal to reduce the size of a city zone in which businesses or developers get property tax breaks for making investments.
7:22 PM EDT, April 13, 2012
The Cordish Cos., known for pairing urban-style entertainment districts with sports venues, will work with the San Francisco Giants to build a $1.6 billion waterfront development near the club's ballpark and is planning three more sports-anchored projects in Las Vegas, Portland, Ore., and St. Louis.
March 4, 2012
To anyone who might believe printing is a dying industry in a digital age, Kerry Stackpole says this: Look in your cupboard.
9:42 PM EDT, May 30, 2012
Elected officials from East Baltimore want to block the $1.8 billion urban renewal project in Middle East until more neighborhood residents and minority contractors are hired and displaced residents can benefit from the revitalization.
April 22, 2012
Women make considerably less money than men in Maryland: 83 cents to the dollar, according to a study released last week.
5:53 PM EDT, March 27, 2012
Aramark will lay off 64 workers in Silver Spring in May when it stops managing the Kirkland Conference Center at the National Labor College, the company told state officials Tuesday.
2:26 PM EDT, April 16, 2012
AT&T has signed on as the top sponsor of Maryland's upcoming bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 with a more than $1 million contribution, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Monday.
7:16 PM EDT, May 1, 2012
The Under Armour brand is poised for continued growth with a soon-to-be-released football cleat that's expected to drive footwear sales, as well as plans to keep expanding into international markets, executives told stockholders Tuesday.
May 20, 2012
Pigtown resident Daryl Landy believes he's one of a growing number of Americans striving for better, not bigger, living quarters, and last week he launched a new online magazine devoted to living, working and playing in small spaces.
2:09 PM EDT, June 12, 2012
Manekin LLC, a Columbia-based real estate firm, has formed a partnership with Chicago-based Brennan Investment Group to acquire, develop and manage industrial properties in the Mid-Atlantic region.
3:11 PM EDT, May 7, 2012
Baltimore-based Under Armour Inc. is accusing Beverly Hills sports drink maker Body Armor Nutrition LLC of trademark infringement for using a brand name and logo that confuses consumers, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court.
4:36 PM EDT, May 11, 2012
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. said Friday its CEO and president, R. Neal Black, earned $4 million last year, with nearly half the compensation in stock awards.
5:57 PM EDT, June 4, 2012
Nearly two dozen companies will sponsor Maryland's bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812, contributing more than $5 million, the nonprofit group planning the events said Monday.
April 1, 2012
Harbor East, Harbor Point and most of Locust Point would be removed from a state enterprise zone that offers businesses tax breaks under new maps drawn up by the Baltimore Development Corp.
8:32 PM EDT, May 21, 2012
The struggling Sparrows Point steel mill could be sold within the next six months, mill owner RG Steel said Monday.
4:34 PM EDT, April 7, 2012
Chew on this: Adults — not children — account for 65 percent of gummi candy consumption in the United States.
3:56 PM EDT, April 17, 2012
Under Armour's proposal to double the size of its Locust Point headquarters in South Baltimore has been sent to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for final approval.
7:58 PM EDT, March 12, 2012
When it opens next year, the Great Mall of China near Beijing will be the biggest retail and entertainment center in the world, with 15 million square feet of shops, a theme park, a water park — and the world's tallest indoor roller coaster, imported from Baltimore.
7:07 PM EST, February 14, 2012
A Massachusetts-based apartment developer has taken over a $40 million project to transform the blocks around Broadway Market in Fells Point into new housing and shops.
6:52 PM EDT, March 28, 2012
Luck was on Grantland Jackson's side.
3:18 PM EDT, May 7, 2012
Corporate Office Properties Trust said Monday that it had sold two office buildings and land in Rockville for about $48.7 million, part of the Columbia-based real estate investment trust's strategy of selling off non-core assets.
6:01 PM EST, March 7, 2012
The Village of Cross Keys, an upscale North Baltimore shopping center and one of the earliest projects of Columbia founder James W. Rouse, has been sold by General Growth Properties to Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp., a retail and office property investor, according to a notice to tenants delivered Wednesday.
9:00 PM EST, February 23, 2012
M.J. "Jay" Brodie, who has headed Baltimore's economic development agency under four mayors and helped shepherd projects such as the Harbor East redevelopment, said Thursday he plans to retire.
8:18 PM EDT, April 26, 2012
Developers have proposed building a $19 million apartment tower in an area slated for revitalization on downtown's west side that would include 92 affordable and market-rate rentals but would require city and state tax subsidies.
April 1, 2012
Catherine Mahan founded a landscape architecture firm in 1983 on the first floor of a Mount Vernon rowhouse. She had four employees and scraped by at first doing jobs for local architects and designing backyards for homeowners.
12:34 AM EDT, April 10, 2012
With the wind whipping granules through the sweet-smelling air, Monday could have been just another day on the Domino Sugars docks in South Baltimore.
2:17 PM EST, February 9, 2012
Columbia-based office developer Corporate Office Properties Trust, or COPT, posted an $87.2 million loss in the fourth quarter, the company reported Thursday, blaming a weak economic recovery and uncertainty over federal budget cuts.
7:52 PM EDT, April 17, 2012
On deadline day at Liberty Tax Service on Harford Road, a young woman in a green Statue of Liberty costume stood out front waving frantically at passing cars.
9:35 PM EST, March 5, 2012
A $900 million proposal to build a downtown sports and entertainment arena linked to an expanded Baltimore Convention Center would appeal to national and international convention planners seeking a "destination package" and could transform the city, according to a Maryland Stadium Authority study released Monday.
1:55 PM EST, February 21, 2012
The Towson Social Security office will move on March 6 to 28 Allegheny Ave., the Social Security Administration said Tuesday.
March 11, 2012
The head of Sinclair Broadcast Group has a definite idea about television's future: It will be a mobile medium. And he doesn't need industry research to tell him so.
7:30 PM EDT, April 23, 2012
A computer thumb drive that was lost in the mail with the names, Social Security numbers and salaries of some Under Armour employees was being sent between two offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers, an auditing firm used by the Baltimore-based sports apparel company, an Under Armour official said Monday.
6:23 PM EDT, April 11, 2012
The Maryland Public Service Commission turned down a request Wednesday that would have allowed taxi companies to put security cameras instead of bullet-resistant shields in Baltimore cabs as a form of protection.
May 12, 2012
They're facing high unemployment, depressed wages and loads of debt — and they're only in their 20s. Welcome to life after college.
1:58 PM EDT, April 4, 2012
Corporate Office Properties Trust said it sold office buildings in White Marsh, Hunt Valley and Hanover as part of $61 million in property and land sales in the first three months of the year.
5:47 PM EDT, March 22, 2012
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will consider a request for up to $35 million in city tax increment financing for infrastructure projects related to the proposed doubling of Under Armour's Locust Point headquarters in South Baltimore.
2:57 PM EST, March 8, 2012
Mall owner Simon Property Group said Thursday it would increase its ownership in Arundel Mills Mall and Arundel Mills Marketplace in Hanover as part of a $1.6 billion deal to acquire its joint venture partner's stake in 26 Mills malls and shopping centers nationwide.
6:11 PM EST, February 21, 2012
Plans to begin weekly flights to Cuba from Baltimore have been pushed back to October because of lack of demand, the head of the travel company offering the service said Tuesday. The flights were to begin next month.
2:46 PM EDT, May 5, 2012
Unlike most other states, Maryland shoppers have to make one extra stop for a cabernet to go with that steak they bought on sale at the supermarket —grocery stores in the state generally are banned from selling alcohol.
5:28 PM EST, March 6, 2012
RG Steel Sparrows Point plans to restart the No. 2 galvanizing line in early April, expanding the plant's product offerings, the steelmaker said Tuesday.
6:43 PM EST, March 8, 2012
Columbia-based Corporate Office Properties Trust, an office developer that specializes in government and defense tenants, said Thursday that President Roger A. Waesche Jr. would become chief executive officer at the end of the month. The transition plan was previously announced.
3:04 PM EST, March 8, 2012
Big Lots Inc. plans to open two Baltimore-area stores on Friday, the retailer announced Thursday.
6:07 PM EDT, March 15, 2012
The Baltimore City Council's Land Use and Transportation Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would enable sports apparel maker Under Armour to double the size of its Locust Point headquarters, hire hundreds more workers and help retain the city's last major corporate headquarters.
5:19 PM EDT, April 17, 2012
Sinclair Broadcast Group's chief executive, David D. Smith, earned $4.2 million last year, a 16 percent increase that included more than $2 million in stock option awards, the Hunt Valley-based broadcaster reported.
1:55 PM EDT, March 19, 2012
Total compensation for Under Amour CEO Kevin A. Plank fell 14 percent last year after the company failed to significantly improve its operating efficiency, the company said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
February 25, 2012
When asked 16 years ago to head Baltimore's economic development agency, M.J. "Jay" Brodie really didn't want the job.
4:44 PM EST, March 6, 2012
Lotte Plaza, an Asian market, will open a store this summer in the One Mile West Shopping Center in Catonsville in a former Toys "R" Us space, the shopping center owner said Tuesday.
6:38 PM EDT, April 11, 2012
The Maryland Public Service Commission turned down a request Wednesday that would have allowed taxi companies to put security cameras instead of bullet-resistant shields in Baltimore cabs as a form of protection.
4:48 PM EST, March 6, 2012
Tryko Partners LLC, a Brick, N.J.-based private equity real estate group, said Tuesday it purchased the 253-unit Park Raven apartments in Baltimore from Continental Realty Corp.
7:33 PM EDT, April 10, 2012
The Maryland Film Festival would transform the historic and long-shuttered Parkway Theatre into a venue for small independent films and concerts under one of three proposals to enliven a key intersection in Baltimore's Charles North neighborhood.
7:47 AM EST, February 16, 2012
Workers peered through safety goggles as they fitted together parts of the electric motors they were building on a General Motors assembly line in White Marsh.
3:57 PM EST, February 29, 2012
Baltimore City officials will start a long-planned, $2 million demolition of a skywalk over Baltimore Street at Hopkins Plaza as part of an effort to make downtown plazas more inviting and to attract office and retail tenants.
9:03 AM EST, February 8, 2012
Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcast Group said net income fell 31 percent in the fourth quarter, with earnings missing analysts' estimates by 4 cents per share.
7:50 PM EDT, March 13, 2012
Maryland's unemployment rate in January fell to the lowest level in three years, reflecting an improving economy that spurred the state's employers to add 5,000 jobs during the month, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Tuesday.
6:50 AM EDT, March 22, 2012
Downtown Baltimore lost 9.4 percent of its jobs in 2011, according to a study to be released today by the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore.
7:10 PM EDT, April 12, 2012
A developer working to transform vacant, city-owned properties in a North Baltimore neighborhood into hundreds of new and rehabbed homes received city design approval Thursday for 69 new apartments that will get under way this fall.
5:32 PM EST, February 27, 2012
Baltimore developer St. John Properties Inc. has started work on the 10th building in an office park at Aberdeen Proving Ground to meet strong demand driven by the federal base realignment process.
6:09 PM EST, February 13, 2012
It's no longer taboo to spend money lavishly if sales of high-end goods are any indicator. And that bodes well for retailers this Valentine's Day.
9:36 PM EDT, March 16, 2012
A trustee will run Alter Communications Inc., publisher of the Baltimore Jewish Times, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge ordered late Friday after determining the company had exhausted all avenues to reorganize under Chapter 11.
12:41 PM EST, January 26, 2012
Sports apparel maker Under Armour Inc. reported a 42 percent gain in fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday and said the company experienced its highest overall annual growth rate since 2007 as it continues to roll out new products.
5:28 PM EST, February 8, 2012
Customers ofBaltimore Gas and Electric Co.can expect to pay $100 to $200 less to heat their homes this winter if the warmer-than-normal weather continues, the utility said Wednesday.
7:07 PM EST, March 8, 2012
The world's billionaires include nine from Maryland, according to Forbes magazine's latest ranking of the world's richest people.
7:43 PM EDT, March 15, 2012
A 35-year-old Parkville woman has been charged with three counts of insurance fraud stemming from allegations that she filed three fraudulent claims and was paid a total of $21,563, the office of the Maryland attorney general said Thursday.
7:42 PM EST, February 14, 2012
Eight Maryland businesses approved for $34 million in tax credits for job creation from 2007 to 2010 failed to document their project or startup costs, a legislative audit of the state's economic development agency has found.
2:37 PM EST, February 17, 2012
Maryland's more than 2,500 Verizon Wireless workers have been given bonuses of 6 percent to 10 percent of their base salaries in their Friday paychecks, the company said. The yearly bonuses, which are paid to employees companywide, are based on the annual performance of both the company and individual workers.
7:45 PM EST, December 14, 2011
Blockbuster Inc. has agreed to pay more than $2 million to settle a lawsuit in which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused the retailer of subjecting female employees to sexual harassment, the agency's Baltimore office said Wednesday.
1:32 AM EST, January 24, 2012
Things have always been a bit uncertain for Second Chance, a salvage depot and nonprofit organization that has built a loyal following among homeowners, interior designers, commercial builders and art students seeking one-of-a-kind home items — bathtubs, shutters, mantelpieces, you name it — from old structures.
8:32 PM EST, January 19, 2012
The American Football Conference championship and a trip to the Super Bowl are at stake for the Baltimore Ravens this weekend, but a win could also mean big bucks for players seeking endorsements.
7:25 PM EST, December 14, 2011
Opponents of the $1.5 billion State Center project asked a Circuit Court judge Wednesday to dismiss the state's legal action against them, arguing that they have a First Amendment right to go to court to protest plans to redevelop the aging government office complex in midtown Baltimore.
9:12 PM EST, January 26, 2012
The owner of one of the last undeveloped sites at the Inner Harbor is seeking a property tax break from the city to allow it to compete with the developers of four other sites that have proposed or considered building a downtown headquarters for Exelon Corp.
5:58 PM EST, December 22, 2011
Johns Hopkins Health System plans to open a $35 million expanded emergency department at Bayview Medical Center by January 2014, followed by a new oncology wing for its lung cancer treatment program.
8:49 PM EST, November 25, 2011
This year, the packed-house madness that is Black Friday had petered out well before dawn.
8:16 PM EST, January 4, 2012
A letter from the owner of the idled Sparrows Point steel mill assuring customers that some operations are to resume will be welcome news, at least in the short term, an industry observer said Wednesday.
9:35 PM EST, January 7, 2012
Dianna Wilhelm, a developer based in Annapolis Junction, was elected this month to head the Maryland chapter of NAIOP, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties.
1:16 PM EST, February 4, 2012
Just north of the Johns Hopkins medical campus, in the Middle East section of East Baltimore — an area where hundreds of families were moved out and hundreds of homes were razed as part of a $1.8 billion urban renewal project — a new neighborhood is beginning to sprout.
6:31 PM EST, February 28, 2012
Ripley's Believe It or Not! has finalized plans to open an "odditorium" museum at the Inner Harbor by June.
6:31 PM EST, January 17, 2012
Northrop Grumman Corp. will lay off 90 workers in Maryland as part of a nationwide cutback of 400 workers in the company's Electronic Systems sector, the company reported Tuesday. Plans to eliminate as many as 800 jobs nationwide were announced in October.
11:47 PM EST, January 30, 2012
Thanks to demand from the defense sector, the vacancy rate for office space in Baltimore's suburbs is lower than anywhere else in the United States except for two suburban markets in California, a new commercial real estate report shows.
7:28 PM EST, December 16, 2011
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge dismissed a legal challenge Friday filed against opponents of the $1.5 billion State Center project, allowing the court fight to continue against the midtown Baltimore redevelopment.
6:43 PM EST, January 25, 2012
The Frederick News-Post plans to revive its Monday edition, which was suspended nearly three years ago in a cost-cutting move, and will return next month to seven-day publication, the newspaper announced Wednesday.
1:26 PM EST, February 4, 2012
Robin Budish spends her days rallying support for an idea she says will make downtown Baltimore more livable — building a streetcar line along Charles Street.
8:20 PM EST, January 12, 2012
For months, Ravens fans have been trading in their Friday business attire, work uniforms and school clothes for purple-hued garments — flaunting their support for the team. But this Purple Friday could be the most extreme yet.
7:14 PM EST, January 9, 2012
A vision for the "greening" of downtown Baltimore is taking shape after city leaders proposed ambitious steps to keep and attract businesses and residents by making public areas more inviting.
4:40 PM EST, January 6, 2012
Wegmans Food Markets has started hiring to fill about 250 full-time jobs for its new Columbia supermarket, which is set to open in mid-June, Wegmans announced Thursday.
3:38 PM EST, December 13, 2011
NBA players sponsored by Baltimore-based Under Armour will be sporting their professional jerseys in upcoming ad campaigns for Under Armour footwear, under a partnership between the company and the National Basketball Association.
8:18 PM EST, February 7, 2012
More than 20 years after it left the Baltimore waterfront, McCormick and Co. plans to open a store this summer at the Inner Harbor that will sell spices as well as an updated image of the homegrown company.
6:30 PM EST, January 3, 2012
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. has finalized a planned purchase of Four Points Media for $200 million, the Hunt Valley-based broadcaster said Tuesday.
6:38 PM EST, November 7, 2011
A former downtown Baltimore office building that was being converted to a Staybridge Suites Hotel is scheduled to go on the auction block Nov. 30.
6:45 PM EST, January 5, 2012
Under an agreement announced Thursday by the Maryland Attorney General's Office, Wells Fargo has agreed to make loan modifications and pay nearly $1 million in restitution to customers of two lenders acquired by the bank.
7:24 PM EST, January 9, 2012
Responding to growing demand for more apartments in downtown Baltimore, owners of the Tremont Plaza Hotel will start converting the all-suites property later this year into a mix of rental units and long-term guest suites, the hotel's developer said Monday.
8:39 PM EST, November 10, 2011
Most of the long-struggling Owings Mills Mall will be torn down starting in 2013 to make room for a $65 million retail development, a move that Baltimore County officials hope will complement other burgeoning projects in an area targeted for growth.
8:08 PM EST, December 8, 2011
A job advocacy group in East Baltimore plans to demand that the developer of a $1.8 billion redevelopment project north of Johns Hopkins medical campus hire more local residents for the next phase of construction, including work on a new public school and a state public health laboratory.
November 6, 2011
From his 14th-floor office on West Saratoga Street, Jay A. Perman, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, surveys the urban campus on downtown's west side and envisions the future.
7:25 PM EST, December 12, 2011
On a day expected to be the busiest in FedEx's 40-year history, Diane Maleski got to work extra early — at 4:30 a.m. That was long before the first trucks arrived from the airport bearing parcels that would be piled onto conveyor belts, sorted by code number, and then reloaded into delivery trucks heading for Baltimore-area homes and businesses.
6:41 PM EST, January 3, 2012
Developers have finished work on a $53 million apartment and retail complex that is expected to help revitalize the Route 1 corridor in Howard County.
1:59 PM EST, November 29, 2011
First Potomac Realty Trust has bought two fully occupied office buildings in Columbia for $16.1 million, commercial real estate firm Cassidy Turley said Tuesday.
7:44 PM EST, December 23, 2011
Corporate Office Properties Trust plans to sell an additional $312 million worth of properties over the next three years under a previously announced strategy to shed non-core holdings.
1:41 AM EDT, October 19, 2011
Baltimore Grand Prix attendees spent as much as $25 million — far short of the $70 million projected by race organizers, according to an economic impact survey released this week.
October 4, 2011
The federal agency overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac failed to stop abuses by the mortgage giants' network of foreclosure attorneys for years before problems surfaced in news accounts, according to a report released Tuesday.
November 19, 2011
He's led the Columbia-based company through two recessions and overseen its growth into a nationally known developer with $5 billion in assets and a specialty in high-security buildings for defense agency and defense contractor tenants.
6:02 PM EST, January 10, 2012
More than two dozen Maryland home builders have agreed to pay penalties totaling $26,000 to settle allegations that they violated state building laws, Maryland's Attorney General said Tuesday.
7:19 PM EST, January 5, 2012
Under an agreement announced Thursday by the Maryland attorney general's office, Wells Fargo has agreed to make loan modifications and pay nearly $1 million in restitution to customers of two lenders acquired by the bank.
9:08 PM EDT, October 26, 2011
If Ripley's Believe It or Not! opens a proposed "odditorium" museum at the Inner Harbor, it will be hard to miss.
6:49 PM EST, December 8, 2011
Architects for apparel and home décor retailer Anthropologie have been asked to return to the Baltimore Planning Department with revised preliminary designs for a store slated to open next year at the base of the Four Seasons Hotel in Harbor East.
3:22 PM EDT, October 14, 2011
On a sunny fall day in Locust Point, neighborhood residents are out in force. Toddlers frolic in Latrobe Park's playground as tennis players trade volleys on a nearby court. Joggers thread through narrow streets lined with Formstone facades and renovated rowhouses with rooftop decks, while bicyclists pedal along the waterfront promenade outside Under Armour's Tide Point office complex.
4:54 PM EST, December 5, 2011
The shelves have been stocked and the cash registers tested for Wednesday's opening of Harris Teeter's upscale supermarket in Locust Point — part of a broader development push that is likely to bring Baltimore as much retail space as a regional shopping mall.
9:48 PM EDT, October 17, 2011
Lowe's, the national home improvement chain, has pulled out as an anchor of the proposed 25th Street Station, a retail and housing development in Remington that won Baltimore City approval nearly a year ago but has been stalled by court challenges.
7:20 PM EDT, October 10, 2011
Backers of a proposed Inner Harbor arena linked to an expanded convention center expect to ask the state to provide funds for preliminary planning and design for the project's $420 million public portion.
5:54 PM EDT, August 17, 2011
The office of the state attorney general ordered an Anne Arundel County home builder on Wednesday to pay more than $124,000 in refunds to customers who were building a home in Baltimore County, penalties and costs.
9:41 PM EST, November 9, 2011
The nonprofit group leading the $1.8 billion redevelopment of 88 acres north of the Johns Hopkins medical campus has failed to deliver on promises of jobs and housing after razing most of the neighborhood and relocating hundreds of families, a Baltimore City Council panel was told Wednesday night.
9:03 PM EDT, October 27, 2011
A new vision for the redevelopment of 88 acres north of Johns Hopkins Hospital moves the East Baltimore project in the right direction but should focus more on attracting families and improving community life for existing as well potential new residents, members of a city design panel and area residents said Thursday.
8:46 PM EDT, September 7, 2011
A court battle over the State Center development, a $1.5 billion project that would put offices, apartments and shops in midtown Baltimore, has intensified with a series of legal volleys in recent days.
1:02 PM EDT, October 7, 2011
The former site of a waste incinerator in Northeast Baltimore could be developed into a big-box store or warehouses or a combination under a plan being proposed by construction magnate Willard Hackerman, who has a contract to purchase the vacant, 19-acre site on Pulaski Highway from the city for more than $1 million.