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Phillips expands manufacturing in Maryland with soup line

Phillip's is expanding its manufacturing in Halethorpe, adding space and jobs to produce a line of soups.

Lidl kicks off hiring for Perryville warehouse and regional headquarters

Lidl, the German discount grocer that's growing in Maryland, will begin hiring 200 people next month for its regional headquarters and distribution center in Perryville.

Federal summer work program lacks worker protections, advocates say

A federal summer work program lacks meaningful worker protections, advocates say.

New Baltimore City Council President sets forth ambitious agenda for coming year

Brandon Scott, the new president of the Baltimore City Council, released a sweeping list of 26 priorities for the coming year, including more than half a dozen pieces of legislation and major changes to the way the city is run.

Maryland to pay $369,000 in lawsuit settlements after Board of Public Works approval

Maryland’s spending panel is slated to authorize paying out $369,000 to settle separate claims of mistreatment of three state employees at their workplaces.

Concern grows about Belvedere Square’s future as North Baltimore neighborhood anchor

North Baltimore residents and some tenants are concerned about the future of Belvedere Square, long considered a neighborhood gathering spot for shopping and dining, after several popular restaurants and stores have left and the owner put the center on the market. Business owners are hoping to see a new owner step in soon and leverage the strong community support for the center.

Maryland lost 7,000 jobs in June but unemployment rate holds steady at 3.8 %

Maryland lost 7,000 jobs in June, but the unemployment rate held steady at 3.8 %



OxyContin maker reaches tentative settlement in federal opioid crisis lawsuit

Nearly half the states and some 2,000 local governments have agreed to a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the toll of the nation's opioid crisis.

Baltimore acknowledges for first time that data was destroyed in ransomware attack

Baltimore's auditor said Wednesday that IT department performance data was lost when hackers locked city files in May — the first disclosure of data being destroyed in the attack.

Executive director of Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission to resign as industry continues to expand

Joy A. Strand, the executive director of Maryland's medical marijuana commission, has announced her resignation, effective Oct. 1.

Historic Woodbine estate in Howard County on the market for $10.25 million

Howard County's Oakdale Estate is up for sale for $10.25 million.

Trump visit to Baltimore could cause traffic trouble with Orioles at home, thousands expected at convention

President Donald Trump is coming to Baltimore, and he might mess up your evening commute.

St. Frances football connects with Panthers star Cam Newton in Under Armour television ad

The St. Frances football team is featured in one of Under Armour’s latest television ads alongside Carolina Panthers star quarterback Cam Newton.

Baltimore IT director who was at helm during ransomware attack and city’s recovery is on leave

Frank Johnson, the Baltimore IT director who led the city through its recovery from a crippling ransomware attack this summer, is on leave, the mayor's office said. His deputy, Todd Carter, is serving as acting director.

Richard M. ‘Dick’ Sammis, the auto dealer who was the man behind the ‘Mr. Nobody’ ads, dies

Richard M. "Dick" Sammis, the jocular Baltimore auto dealer who was known for his "Mr. Nobody" slogan, died Sept. 4.

Laureate Education announces public offering by controlling stockholder

Laureate Education Inc. has announced a public offering of shares by its controlling stockholder.

Kelley McCormick steps down as head of Under Armour corporate communications

Kelley McCormick has left her role as head of corporate communications at Under Armour to pursue other opportunities.

Baltimore City Council to consider banning marijuana testing of candidates for many city government jobs

The chairwoman of Baltimore City Council’s labor committee wants to end testing candidates for many city jobs for marijuana use.

Search on for four missing crew members after Baltimore-bound cargo ship overturns off Georgia coast

Rescuers were searching Sunday for four crew members of a Baltimore-bound cargo ship that overturned and caught fire near a port on the Georgia coast.

Richard L. Hall, a career McCormick & Co. chemist and expert in flavorings, extracts and food safety, dies

Richard L. Hall, a career McCormick & Co. chemist and executive vice president, has died at age 96.

BayVanguard Bank to acquire Madison Bank of Maryland

The parent of BayVanguard Bank has agreed to acquire the parent of Madison Bank of Maryland, combing the Baltimore-based BayVanguard with the smaller Harford County-based financial institution.

Maryland retail, restaurant industries join national push to hire former inmates

Maryland trade groups representing the retail and restaurant industries have joined a national push to expand hiring of former inmates.

Walmart's Maryland workers will share nearly $2 million in bonuses

Walmart's Maryland workers will share nearly $2 million in bonuses, thanks to a strong fourth quarter.

Unemployment in Maryland falls to lowest level in 11 years as economy adds jobs in January

Maryland added more jobs in January, continuing slow and steady gains.

After losing contract, background investigation firm displaces 344 workers

After losing a contract, Omniplex World Services, a firm that provides background investigation services to the federal government, said it must terminate 344 people at its Hanover office by May so they can apply for work with the new contractor, a spokeswoman said.

Trucking firm closes and lays off 233 in Maryland, including 59 in Baltimore

New England Motor Freight, a trucking firm that is liquidating its operations, closed three facilities in Maryland last month — in Baltimore, Hagerstown and Northeast — and laid off 233 workers statewide.

State launches fund to help those recovering from opioid use disorder find and keep employment

Maryland labor and health officials are planning to award grant money to local organizations to develop programs that help people recovering from opioid use disorders prepare to work, get jobs and keep the positions.

U.S. Customs is hiring officers during BWI Airport event next week

U.S. Customers is hiring officers for ports of entry during event at BWI Airport.