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Hopkins board votes to divest from coal

Under proposed legislation, some schools' investment earnings would be taxed at a rate of 1.4 percent.
Currently, that criteria would apply to Johns Hopkins University, whose Homewood campus is shown here, as well as Goucher College and Washington College. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

The Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees voted Friday to divest from separately managed investments in thermal coal, the school announced Tuesday. The vote bars Hopkins from purchasing stocks or bonds of companies that earn more than 35 percent of their ...

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Under Armour launches Lindsey Vonn clothing line

Under Armour and Lindsey Vonn Launch Signature Collection. (PRNewsfoto/Under Armour, Inc.)

Baltimore-based athletic apparel manufacturer Under Armour and world champion skier Lindsey Vonn debuted her signature collection Thursday. For Under Armour, as for most sports apparel and footwear companies, it’s an effort to leverage a celebrity endorser into increased product sales. Olympian Vonn, ...

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Vent Coffee Roasters to join Union Collective

Vent Coffee Roasters will be joining the group of independent businesses at Union Collective (Amanda Adams)

Vent Coffee Roasters, a Baltimore business owned by longtime barista and coffee professional Sarah Walker, will open its first brick-and-mortar café and espresso bar inside Union Collective by early spring 2018.  Leasing 1,900 square feet for a small-batch roaster and a full coffee and espresso bar with seats for 40 to 45 people, Vent will offer traditional espresso drinks, Nitro Cold Brew on ...

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