Baltimore-area businesses weathered failed deals, layoffs, closings and restructuring in 2018. But some started new chapters by expanding or merging, and new development sprouted all over and one new industry spread like a weed.
Members of Maryland's congressional delegation have asked General Motors Co. to reconsider its decision to end operations at its White Marsh plant and — at the least — to return more than $100 million in grant money it received for the plant. Delegation members met privately with GM CEO Mary Barra.
General Motors' CEO to meet with U.S. lawmakers from Maryland and other states this week. Maryland lawmakers say the decision to end operations at its White Marsh facility demonstrates "extremely poor corporate citizenship.” The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday night in Washington.
General Motors will announce Wednesday the launch of its Maven Express Drive car-sharing service in Baltimore Wednesday, debuting a fleet of 40 Chevrolets, GMCs and Cadillacs that can be rented at 20 locations in the city for $8 to $20 per hour, or $80 to $200 a day.
Every time I open up a newspaper or turn on the nightly news there seems to be a new headline positioning General Motors (GM) as this decade's "comeback kid." Though GM has returned to profitability, it has done so at an immense expense to those who wrongly trusted this company to provide them with safe vehicles: It cost more than 120 lives and years of heartbreak for those of us left behind. But, that is a storyline no one is talking about.
At Baltimore's new Amazon warehouse tens of millions of items — diapers, post-its, frisbees, video games, salad spinners, shower curtains, history books — lie in wait. Roughly 16 miles of roaring conveyor belts carry the goods around the massive white building, from truck to shelf to packing and out again to customers.
General Motors Baltimore Operations and Koons Chevrolet donated a 15-passenger van to the nonprofit Penn North on Wednesday, which will help the organization transport clients to pharmacies, job fairs, doctor appointments and more.
If car dealers were truly free to let consumers know about the safety and repair problems they see, they could serve as a critical early warning system for consumers and regulators, letting car buyers and safety officials know about dangerous defects and pushing their customers to fix those problems — before they cause dozens of deaths on the road.
Betty L. Waghelstein, the former president and owner of Luby Chevrolet, whose East Baltimore Art Deco showroom was a landmark for decades, died Nov. 26 at Roland Park Place of complications from a broken hip. She was 89.
As today's computer-powered vehicles become increasingly connected to drivers and their lives and capable of transmitting data to the outside world, civil liberties organizations and driver advocacy groups have begun raising concerns with regulators, legislators and industry leaders.
Gerald Allen Elkins, a retired Department of Planning mapmaker and graphic artist who detailed Baltimore's transformation for more than four decades, died of cancer Nov. 28 at his Ocean Pines home. The former Overlea resident was 65.
Maryland's manufacturing job losses — the result of cutbacks, shutdowns and technological innovations requiring fewer people — are among the nation's steepest. Advocates say it's not too late to reverse that.
Aiming to boost the fledgling market for plug-in vehicles, Maryland and seven other states pledged Thursday to use their governments' tax and spending powers to get 3.3 million "zero-emission" cars, trucks and vans on the road in the next dozen years.
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 on those purchases.