Sprouts Farmers Market will open in March in Ellicott City, hire 120 workers

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The Sprouts Farmers Market store planned for Ellicott City, the first in Maryland, will open March 14, the Phoenix-based organic grocer said Thursday.

Construction is nearly complete on the Sprouts building in St. John’s Plaza at 9150 Baltimore National Pike. It will be one of nine new Sprouts…

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More than 20 medical marijuana dispensaries in Maryland approved, drug supply low

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Medical marijuana regulators approved 12 new dispensaries to open in the state on Thursday, more than doubling the number of businesses allowed to sell the drug.

But they cautioned the supply is still low, and it may be hard to buy marijuana until at least March.

“Product is limited,” Medical Cannabis…

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Survey finds 42 percent of women report discrimination at work

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Amid a wave of sexual harassment allegations against high-profile men, a reckoning would seem to be coming to the workplace, as women speak out about unwanted advances or inappropriate behavior, employers respond with more training and policies and prominent men are shown the door following misconduct…

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FCC is expected to repeal its net neutrality rules today, in a sweeping act of deregulation

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Federal regulators are expected to vote Thursday morning to allow Internet providers to speed up service for some apps and websites – and block or slow down others – in a decision repealing landmark, Obama-era regulations for broadband companies such as AT&T and Verizon.

The move to deregulate…

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Walmart gives workers a way to get paid earlier

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Walmart is providing workers with an app aimed at helping them budget their money and get paid before payday.

The retailer said Wednesday that it teamed up with financial technology start-ups Even and PayActiv to provide an app to 1.4 million Walmart workers.

The Even app automatically plans ahead…

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