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Analyst Fired for Personal Trading

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 17:19:49 GMT

Susan Kalla, a well-known and widely quoted Wall Street stock analyst who accurately predicted the collapse of the telecommunications equipment sector in 2000, was fired by Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group Inc. after an internal investigation into her personal stock trading, according to sources inside and outside the company with knowledge of the matter.



WorldSpace Sets Stock Offering

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 17:19:49 GMT

Seeking to piggyback on the growth of satellite radio in the United States, WorldSpace, a Washington satellite radio service provider, last week registered an initial public offering of $100 million of stock with the Securities and Exchange Commission.-The Washington Post



Coffee Culture May Add Miles to Commutes

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 17:19:49 GMT

Researchers say the craving for gourmet coffee may add mileage to the morning rush and also complicate efforts to reduce traffic, save fuel and reduce air pollution.



Tax Case Spotlights Offshore Havens

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 17:19:49 GMT

Case against telecom tycoon Walter C. Anderson is evidence of how hard it can be for the government to determine whether sophisticated and successful people are paying their share of taxes.



Biotech Company Bets On Cattle's Future

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 17:19:49 GMT

MetaMorphix and a few other biotech entrepreneurs have developed DNA tests to tell with near certainty which beef cows in a herd will produce the juiciest steaks.-The Washington Post



Nimble Regional Airline Builds on Its Small Size

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 17:19:49 GMT

Inside the Manassas headquarters of regional carrier Colgan Air Inc., there are no reservation agents who sell tickets to passengers. The family-owned operation doesn't run an advertising department to devise catchy slogans. And the airline doesn't employ celebrity chefs to plan meals for its flights.



In Real Estate Fever, More Signs of Sickness

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 17:19:49 GMT

Matt Marshman watched it happen in one Germantown neighborhood in February. Each house that went up for sale cost about $15,000 more than the last. And the houses were all very much alike.



Ehrlich Calls Bills Hostile to Business

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 17:19:49 GMT

Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) lashed out at Democratic lawmakers yesterday for passing legislation he deemed unfriendly to business as he signed the first bills of the General Assembly's 2005 session into law.



Not Quite the Ticket to Success It Used to Be

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 17:19:49 GMT

Companies are debating whether hot tickets for the Washington Nationals and cold beer are the way to win over customers.



Stadium Land Rush Boosts Area Prices

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 17:19:49 GMT

Some of the city's largest developers are competing for land around the site of the proposed Nats stadium on the Anacostia waterfront.



FBR's Friedman Quitting

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 17:19:49 GMT

Emanuel J. Friedman Monday abruptly announced his departure as co-chief executive of the Arlington firm he founded 16 years ago and built into the dominant investment bank in the Washington area.



Getting Around the High Cost of Living

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 17:19:49 GMT

RV dwellers drawn to the region's booming job market but unable to pay for housing are turning parks, once reserved for tourists, into neighborhoods.



New Approach to Managing Growth

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 17:19:49 GMT

SCRABBLE, W.Va. -- Last summer, when his cousin's farm went up for sale, Jim Staley walked down Scrabble Road and told his neighbors what they already knew: Because the farm was only an hour-and-a-half drive from Washington, any buyer would likely want to plant houses, a lot of them, on the land.



Sold on Working for Joy And Profit

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 17:19:49 GMT

Dennis W. Bakke, co-founder of Arlington-based energy company AES Corp., wrote "Joy at Work: A Revolutionary Approach to Fun on the Job," expounding the theory that empowering employees will change the modern workplace.



Beyond Washington

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 17:19:49 GMT

Reid H. Weingarten and his District-based law firm, Steptoe and Johnson LLP, has opened a New York office in an effort to cement Weingarten's and the firm's reputation as forces to be reckoned with in white-collar defense and complex business litigation.



Consolidation Is the New Focus of IT Contracts

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 17:19:49 GMT

With a couple clicks of a mouse, you can file your taxes, join the Army, reserve a cabin at a national park or apply online for a student loan. The feds, it seems, have successfully gone online.



Brilliant Marketer Personalized Poultry

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 17:19:49 GMT

Frank Perdue, an Eastern Shore chicken farmer who saw dollars in drumsticks and became the folksy, public face of the poultry industry in the Northeast, died Thursday at his home in Salisbury. His family said he had a brief illness. He was 84.



Nationals Lead Orioles In Merchandise Game

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 17:19:49 GMT

With the season a day away, the Nationals are trouncing their would-be rivals, the Orioles, in sales of licensed merchandise, several local and national retailers said



Saving for the Future

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 17:19:49 GMT

As of 2001, a federal analysis of households with at least one worker from age 21 to 64 concluded that 28M -- more than one-third of the total -- did not have a retirement savings account of any kind.



A Tough Balancing Act

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 17:19:49 GMT

The Nationals' biggest headache this spring might be deciding who gets tickets to the home opener at RFK Stadium on April 14.