Showdown looms as Washington Metro workers approve strike, just as tourists arrive for All-Star Game

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A showdown looms in Washington now that Metro’s largest union has overwhelmingly authorized a potential transit system strike, just as thousands of tourists arrive in the nation’s capital for this week’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Striking is forbidden under Metro’s bargaining agreement…

fromhttp://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-metro-strike-20180716-story.html

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Amazon’s Prime Day runs into snags swiftly

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Amazon’s website ran into some snags quickly Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day, an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created.

Shoppers clicking on many Prime Day links got only an abashed-looking dog with the words, “Uh-oh. Something went wrong on our end.” Many took…

fromhttp://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation-world/ct-prime-time-amazon-20180716-story.html

Noodles & Co. closes its Inner Harbor restaurant

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Noodles & Co. has closed its doors in downtown Baltimore.

The Inner Harbor restaurant, on the north end of the Light Street Pavilion at Harborplace, closed June 27, according to Danielle Moore, a spokeswoman for Noodles & Co.

The closure of the fast-casual noodle eatery follows Five Guys’ exit…

fromhttp://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-noodles-co-closed-20180716-story.html

New eateries and shop announced at BWI

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Two new eateries, a bar and a travel bag shop have opened at BWI Marshall Airport, the concession operator announced Monday.

Sir Veza’s Kitchen and Kantina opened a 1,000-square-foot restaurant in the main terminal, offering Mexican and American street food, including tacos, burritos, burgers and…

fromhttp://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-bwi-eateries-20180716-story.html

Developers to scrap plans for White Marsh retail outlet, instead use site for warehouse space

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New owners of a 52-acre parcel of land in White Marsh said Monday they will scrap plans for a retail outlet shopping center and instead build warehouses likely used by retailers to store goods for quick turnaround for customers.

Baltimore-area developers Atapco Properties and Chesapeake Real Estate…

fromhttp://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-white-marsh-industrial-space-20180716-story.html

Baltimore-based kosher certification company reduces number of acceptable Starbucks drinks

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A Baltimore-based leader in kosher certification has said it can no longer vouch for Starbucks drinks with “syrups, sauces, toppings, powders, soy or almond milk.”

Star-K said this month that Starbucks ended an expanded kosher information program with Star-K, and that the company “can no longer…

fromhttp://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-md-starbucks-kosher-certification-20180716-story.html

FCC Chairman expresses ‘serious concerns’ about proposed Sinclair-Tribune merger, putting deal in jeopardy

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai issued a statement Monday expressing “serious concerns” about the proposed merger of Sinclair Broadcast Group and Chicago’s Tribune Media, putting the $3.9 billion deal in jeopardy.

“The evidence we’ve received suggests that certain station divestitures…

fromhttp://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-sinclair-fcc-concerns-20180716-story.html