The Ravens can talk all they want about the clean slate they earned with Sunday¿s 20-10 comeback victory over the Cleveland Browns, but they¿ll need more than an eraser to get past the late-season problems that made Week 17 so suspenseful.
After a lackluster Black Friday weekend — spending fell 11 percent from Thanksgiving through Sunday, according to the National Retail Federation — some big retailers were under more pressure to have a sales blowout.
We're luckier than we think in Baltimore, what with the Baltimore Symphony's Marin Alsop, the Orioles' Buck Showalter, the tall ships, Under Armour, the new ice rink at the Inner Harbor, all the tech entrepreneurs, the farmer's markets and lemon sticks at the Flower Mart..
Baltimore's self-image seems at odds with the relentless optimism of Under Armour founder Kevin Plank. Plank wants – perhaps needs – the city to shed its inferiority complex if he is to keep growing the thriving company and lure thousands more employees to the city.
As Under Armour gets set to launch new running shoes next spring and open dozens of its Brand House stores across the globe next year, some changes are underway at the company's Locust Point headquarters.
The Baltimore region has been less affected by federal spending cuts than other parts of the state, helping to make it a bright spot in an otherwise lackluster Maryland economy, a federal economist said Thursday.
I grew up here so I'm allowed to say this: Baltimore is not known for being "cool." That being said, in recent years there's been a definite shift. It's like I went to sleep, woke up and all of a sudden — boom! — there's Harbor East. There's Whole Foods, Lulu Lemon and the Four Seasons with its magical infinity pool. We've got the Ravens winning Super Bowls and the O's in the playoffs. Even Town & Country Magazine just voted Oakland, Md. No. 1 for viewing the vibrant fall colors.
The sports apparel maker picked Omegawave, a company based in Espoo, Finland, as winner of the 2014 Under Armour Future Show, its annual best ideas contest for established companies and startups alike.
Brian Rosenberg, a 37-year-old from Mechanicsburg, Pa., won the Baltimore Marathon, finishing in a personal-best two hours, 33 minutes and 27 seconds. Alex Wang, a 23-year-old University of Maryland graduate from Ellicott City, was the women's marathon champion, finishing in 2:58:41.
As the running festival looms on Saturday, the marathon is again without a title sponsor and Owings Mills' Dave Berdan is the favorite to repeat. Lee Corrigan, president of race organizer Corrigan Sports Enterprises, is excited about that.