Politics & Business

ACLU Calls for Baltimore’s HQ2 Proposal to be Made Public

Image via Under Armour, courtesy of Technical.ly.

Amid the fanfare and future-thinking surrounding Baltimore’s proposal to bring Amazon HQ2 to Port Covington, one question remained: What’s actually in the bid?

Horseshoe’s Revenue Falls for Eighth Straight Month Year-Over-Year


Horseshoe Casino

Since the opening of MGM National Harbor late last year, the money just hasn’t been flowing like it used to at Horseshoe Casino in South Baltimore.

Frosh Opposes Planned Sinclair-Tribune Merger, Calling it a ‘Bad Deal for Marylanders’

Fox45, the local Sinclair Broadcast Group affiliate. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Maryland’s attorney general sees the public bad that comes with a merger between Hunt Valley-based TV news giant Sinclair Broadcast Group and its smaller counterpart, Tribune Broadcasting.

Hogan Still Hopes to Find a Way to Finance Howard Street Tunnel Expansion

The Howard Street Tunnel at Mount Royal Station, where crude oil has passed through before. Photo by Jaymyang, via Wikimedia Commons.

Maryland’s governor hasn’t given up on an ambitious plan to expand the size of the Howard Street Tunnel. He just may have to do it without the buy-in of the Class I railroad that owns it.

More than 200 Code Violations Found at Kushner Cos.-Owned Apartments in Baltimore County

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The real estate firm owned by the family of presidential son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner hasn’t been keeping its Baltimore County apartment buildings up to code, according to county officials.

In Blow to Port of Baltimore, CSX Backs Out of Howard Street Tunnel Plan

An archived image of the tunnel at Camden Station, Courtesy of Library of Congress

Freight rail operator CSX has withdrawn its support for the much-awaited expansion of the Howard Street Tunnel, killing a dream of a significant future boost in productivity for the Port of Baltimore.

City Paper Shuts Down, and We’re All Worse Off

The final edition of Baltimore City Paper.

Today is a dismal day for the Baltimore media landscape, whether you liked reading Baltimore City Paper or not.

Software Rollout Contributed to UA’s Disappointing Earnings


Under Armour had more bad earnings news for the third quarter of 2017, as the company reported sales were down in a quarter for the first time since 2005. The 4.5-percent dip is the latest in a string of results this year that forced the company to lay off workers over the summer, and overall left CEO Kevin Plank and the company “incredibly disappointed,” Plank said on a conference call Tuesday. Bloomberg reported the struggles shaved $2.5 billion off Plank’s net worth (though he remains a billionaire).

Ex-Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Joins Airbnb as a Paid Adviser


After twice pushing for higher taxes and tighter rules for Airbnb rentals in Baltimore, former Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has accepted a paid gig with the company on an advisory board comprised of former city mayors.

Frosh Probing Kushner Companies’ Management, Debt Collection Tactics for Baltimore-Area Apartments

Jared Kushner in April. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

The Maryland Attorney General’s Office is digging into allegations that an affiliate of the Kushner Companies, owned by the family of Donald Trump’s son-in-law, has been neglecting some of its Baltimore-area apartments and using unscrupulous and aggressive legal tactics to collect debts from poor tenants.