Articles by Jamie Smith Hopkins

Jamie Smith Hopkins can be reached at jamie.smith.hopkins@baltsun.com.

  • Peyton Skipwith Cochran Jr., Rouse Co. executive

    Peyton Skipwith Cochran Jr., Rouse Co. executive

    Peyton Skipwith Cochran Jr., a longtime Rouse Co. executive who helped develop shopping centers but was deeply interested in land preservation, died Thursday at Springwell Senior Living in Baltimore from complications of Alzheimer's and a stroke. He was 85. In addition to helping start two local...

  • General Growth Properties to improve Columbia office complex

    General Growth Properties will spend $1.8 million improving a seven-building office complex in Columbia's town center, its leasing agent said Thursday. The work on Columbia Corporate Center, across from the Mall in Columbia, will include renovations to suites, lobbies, common corridors and exteriors,...

  • FTI Consulting says profits rose 57% in 2011

    Baltimore-based FTI Consulting Inc. said it increased profits by more than 50 percent last year, driven in part by strong growth in its business consulting divisions in Latin America and Asia. The company reported net income of $103.9 million last year, up 57 percent from 2010 — even though revenue...

  • Maryland sees biggest job loss in nation in April

    Maryland sees biggest job loss in nation in April

    Loss of 6,000 jobs comes as most states expand, though economists say unusual weather may be skewing the picture

  • Carroll Independent Fuel acquires High's of Baltimore

    The Carroll Independent Fuel Co. acquired Hanover-based High's of Baltimore Inc. on Thursday, the companies said. Baltimore-based Carroll now owns the 46 High's Dairy Store convenience stores and gas stations in Maryland, which sell Shell and CITGO fuel. Carroll declined to disclose the terms of...

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