Brains, trains and games comprise Montgomery County’s Amazon pitch

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Given Amazon’s role in hastening the demise of traditional brick-and-mortar stores, it seems only fitting that one of the sites still in competition to host the company’s second North American headquarters is the 45-acre vacant lot once home to a popular Montgomery County mall.

A set of mannequins…

fromhttp://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-md-amazon-montgomery-20180118-story.html

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Under Armour hopes you notice the cleats in Sunday’s NFL championship games

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Nike may supply NFL uniforms, but Under Armour is laying claim to the cleats worn by all the quarterbacks in Sunday’s National Football League conference championships.

The Baltimore brand said Friday that the quarterbacks of the New England Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings and…

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Amazon to tell Baltimore why it didn’t make the cut for HQ2

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Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said Thursday that “we may never know” why the city didn’t make a list of finalists to host Amazon’s much-sought second headquarters. It turns out she’ll know quite soon.

A spokesman for the Seattle-based retailer said Friday that the city’s leaders will get a briefing…

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Fort McHenry: Closed. Courthouse: Open. How a federal government shutdown would affect Maryland

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Fort McHenry would close. You could still tour the Naval Academy, but not its museum. If, like two indicted Baltimore police detectives, you are scheduled for trial at U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Monday, the wheels of justice will grind on even if the federal government shuts down.

Maryland,…

fromhttp://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-md-government-shutdown-20180119-story.html

Why each new Dow record is a bit of a snoozefest

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I hate to say it, but getting out the Dow party hats is getting to be pretty stale act. It is amusing, though.

On Wednesday, of course, the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 26,000 for the first time, just eight trading days after it first closed above 25,000. The normal celebrations ensued.

fromhttp://www.baltimoresun.com/business/ct-biz-sloan-dow-records-20180119-story.html

Los Angeles Times journalists vote 248-44 to unionize

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Journalists at the Los Angeles Times have overwhelmingly elected to form a union, a first for the 136-year-old news organization that for much of its history was known for its opposition to organized labor.

The union drive was launched publicly in October and culminated in an election earlier this…

fromhttp://www.baltimoresun.com/business/la-fi-times-guild-vote-20180119-story.html

Amazon hikes monthly Prime membership prices by 18 percent to $12.99

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Amazon.com is looking to squeeze more money out of monthly subscribers to its free two-day shipping service, which could persuade many of them to sign up for annual subscriptions.

Monthly subscribers to Amazon Prime now have to pay $12.99 each month, an 18 percent jump, according to Amazon’s website….

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