Open house at vacant home gives a glimpse at Baltimore’s battle with blight

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Christina Nutile is a foot soldier in Baltimore’s war on blight. And on Saturday her rampart was the front porch of a vacant and badly damaged house in Waverly.

Nutile works for the city’s housing department, marketing abandoned properties to would-be homeowners and developers. She was hosting…

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Under Armour workers spend “Armour Day” fixing up three city schools

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Hundreds of Under Armour employees fanned out to three Baltimore elementary/middle schools on Friday to help renovate aging buildings for “Armour Day.”

Two thousand of the atheltic apparel brand’s Baltimore-based workers took part in the company’s annual day of community service, typcially held…

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Program aims to connect Maryland’s college students and international businesses

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Connor Ganley, a rising senior at UMBC, will spend one morning a week this summer meeting with some of the most successful global companies in Maryland. The 21-year-old student sees the chance to learn about international business as key to his future in chemical engineering.

Ganley is among 25…

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From chicken to condoms, marketers cash in on royal wedding

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If British marketers are to be believed, nothing is a better royal wedding tribute than a limited-edition bucket of fried chicken chased with a bottle or two of Royal Wedding pale ale.

Estimates are that consumers will spend between 40 million pounds to 70 million pounds ($54 million to $94 million)…

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Orioles outfielder Adam Jones buys Cal Ripken Jr.’s Reisterstown mansion, auction house confirms

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The ownership of Cal Ripken Jr.’s regal Reisterstown estate has gone from one Orioles great to another.

Adam Jones, center fielder for the Orioles, placed the winning bid for the property during a Saturday auction at the house, said Wendy Oliver, business development director for DeCaro Auctions…

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Five minutes with Paul Gable, founder of Gable Co., national signage firm

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Paul Gable started a small-time sign-painting operation as a teenager in his parents’ Pasadena backyard in 1980, and has since built it into a national firm that provides digital signage to Disney, Under Armour and Universal Studios.

In that time, the company has transformed its offerings from…

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Maryland unemployment stays at 4.3 percent in April

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Maryland’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.3 percent in April as the state lost 4,300 jobs, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday.

The state’s jobless rate had ticked up to 4.3 percent in March, from 4.2 percent. Unemployment in the U.S. was 3.9 percent last month.

Though the number of jobs…

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