Mon, 05 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDTPart of running a business is knowing when opportunity hits and grabbing it. Better to be lucky than smart, right?
Mon, 05 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDTA new storm water management fee is costing commercial property holders in the District, but the city's largest property owner and the instigator of the levy -- the federal government -- has suggested it is exempt.
Mon, 05 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDTWashington-based Arent Fox, which like many law firms has been exploring how it can reshuffle practice areas and restructure in light of the economic downturn, is launching an insurance and reinsurance unit in New York.
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 10:13:17 EDTNEW YORK -- Fixed mortgage rates edged up this week, but even 30-year rates below 5 percent have done little to boost home sales.
Wed, 23 Mar 2011 17:35:25 EDTMcLEAN, Va. -- USA Today, a newspaper created nearly 30 years ago to appeal to people who grew up watching television, is revising its formula to try to counter the Internet's threat to its survival.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 16:50:04 EDTFor years, officials in wealthy, liberal Montgomery County have avoided difficult decisions on scaling back pensions and health-care benefits for retirees. Now, the long-term shortfall is $4.8 billion.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 17:16:00 EDTThe decision could be significant for agencies reevaluating their IT programs in the wake of Office of Management and Budget reviews launched last year.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 13:43:02 EDTWendy Davis works to help consumers see the light - all kinds of it. As head of the Vision Science Laboratory, she sees her mission not just in scientific applications but also in 'the primary purpose of lighting - to help people see the world around them.'
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 13:29:05 EDTTo admirers, the dilapidated Takoma Theatre is a vital piece of Washington's history. To its impatient owner, "It's a piece of junk." Both sides are locked in an increasingly tense saga about whether and how to save a landmark that has failed economically.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 08:49:00 EDTThe dramatic turnaround in the Bethesda yoga clothing store homicide case aroused new fears of workplace violence.
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 21:37:00 EDTVeris Consulting of Reston named Ned Barnes, formerly a director with LECG, managing director in its forensic accounting practice group and John Gillespie managing director in its outsourced accounting and financial management practice group.
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 18:25:01 EDTSend potential listings to email@example.com at least two weeks in advance.
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 15:08:00 EDTBrokers, worried their livelihoods are in jeopardy from the health law, are pressing Congress and state legislatures to safeguard agent commissions and guarantee them a role in new online marketplaces where consumers will shop for coverage.
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 14:10:11 EDTRising gas prices are killing the cabbies and sending other drivers looking for different ways to get from here to there.
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 11:32:00 EDTMaryland's emerging budget plan, with which few say they are pleased, is a case study of conflicting priorities in one of only 10 states that are a fully Democratic laboratory.
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 08:22:03 EDTThe woman who police believed was a brave survivor of a brutal attack at a Bethesda yoga store has now been charged with killing her co-worker, even after she convinced detectives that two men in ski masks and gloves raped and beat them. Brittany Norwood, 28, left, was charged late Friday with murde
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 19:05:00 EDTVirginia is one of only a handful of states that prohibit collective bargaining for public employees in state and local government.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 15:38:00 EDTPrince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III is hoping the county's new economic development corporation will help attract more business and jobs to the jurisdiction.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 00:15:03 EDTThe woman who police believed was a brave survivor of a brutal attack at a Bethesda yoga store has now been charged with killing her co-worker, even after she convinced detectives that two men in ski masks and gloves raped and beat them. Brittany Norwood, 28, left, was charged late Friday with murde
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 20:22:01 EDTsetting up a clash with the housing regulator that oversees the companies.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 13:13:01 EDTThe unemployment rate in the Washington region dropped in January to 6.1 percent from 6.9 percent a year before, according to U.S. Labor Department data released Friday, showing job growth taking hold in most sectors but lingering problems in state and local government.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 10:40:50 EDTNEW YORK -- Fixed mortgage rates tumbled this week and the 15-year loan dipped below 4 percent for the first time in three months. Rates followed the yield on U.S. Treasury bonds, which fell on worries that the crisis in Japan could slow economic growth.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 10:16:00 EDTOffice of Personnel Management Director John Berry calls for a new performance-management system, without big changes to the General Schedule.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 10:04:00 EDTTreating every airport passenger as a potential terrorist slows the security system and deters some people from flying, according to a new report.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 09:47:02 EDTMichael R. Enright, former O'Malley chief of staff, stands to gain if his firm is picked to participate in O'Malley's $1.5 billion offshore wind farm project.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 00:37:00 EDTOPM Director John Berry calls for a new performance-management system, without big changes to the General Schedule.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 22:32:01 EDTMaryland State Education Association says it has "drawn a line in the sand" on budget cuts.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:47:01 EDTThe decision to severely slash public employee collective-bargaining rights in Wisconsin is sending a jolt through federal unions in Washington.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:46:27 EDTMcLEAN, Va. -- Gannett, which publishes USA Today and other newspapers, says it has named David A. Payne as chief digital officer, replacing Christopher Saridakis, who left last spring.
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 23:40:02 EDTOngoing budget negotiations on Capitol Hill are forcing the Social Security Administration to suspend paid overtime for workers who process benefits and review applications.
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 20:02:01 EDTA fund that the Prince George's County executive wants to finance from a one-time $116 million surplus is a major element of the $2.63 billion spending plan he formally released Monday.
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:37:02 EDTThe county executive's proposed spending plan - which closes a $300 million budget gap - raises property tax rates and pointedly rejects a recent series of labor rulings under the county's collective bargaining laws.
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 15:19:01 EDTCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A national lobbying group for the chemical industry wants a federal judge in West Virginia to tread lightly in a lawsuit over a deadly chemical stored at a Bayer CropScience plant, arguing his rulings could have nationwide implications.
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 13:13:02 EDTCHARLESTON, W.Va. - A national lobbying group for the chemical industry wants a federal judge in West Virginia to tread lightly in a lawsuit over a deadly chemical stored at a Bayer CropScience plant, arguing his rulings could have nationwide implications.
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 13:07:01 EDTYields on 10-year notes fell the most in almost three months as the Bank of Japan's efforts to provide liquidity and expand an asset-purchase program failed to stem an equity selloff, which sent the Nikkei 225 Stock Average down as much as 14 percent and sapped U.S. stocks. Two-year note yields...
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:41:01 EDTGeneral Electric Co., which is in talks to sell reactors to India, fell 2.5 percent. Alcoa Inc. and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. slumped at least 1.4 percent as commodity prices fell amid speculation demand will slow. Intel Corp. dropped 3.1 percent after Nomura Holdings Inc. cut its recommendation for...
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 07:15:07 EDTThe masked assailants who slipped into a Bethesda yoga store and attacked two workers raped both of them, beat one to death, and beat and bound the other in what police said Monday was a brutal, bloody attack.
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 00:00:00 EDTThe U.S. Postal Service and one of its largest labor unions have reached agreement on a new 41/2-year contract that would give raises to about 205,000 workers but force them to pay more for their health insurance.
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 00:00:00 EDTLighting the way to a new standard Wendy Davis: Vision Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Part of Davis's mission is to help manufacturers bring energy-saving lighting to consumers
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 00:00:00 EDTLike a bad vibe spreading across the land, the decision to severely slash public-employee collective-bargaining rights in Wisconsin is sending a jolt through federal unions in Washington.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 17:55:02 EDTThe U.S. Postal Service and one of its largest labor unions have reached agreement on a new 41/2-year contract that would give raises to about 205,000 workers but force them to pay more for their health insurance.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:29:06 EDTThe price of fuel jumps dramatically, from a national average of $3.12 one month ago to $3.54 as of Friday, according to AAA. In the Washington area, the average price of regular gas hit $3.52 in Maryland and $3.46 in Virginia last week.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 13:17:00 EDTJayna Murray was working on a second master's degree and had bungee-jumped on her 30th birthday. She was slain March 11 by masked intruders at the Lululemon store in Bethesda.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 12:52:01 EDTA lack of suitable crash test dummies has left many car seats unregulated - and untested.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 12:48:01 EDTA lack of suitable crash test dummies has left many car seats unregulated - and untested.
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 21:27:03 EDTWhat's the story behind the cemetery in the parking lot of Fairfax's Pan Am Shopping Center? Answer Man knows.
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 19:07:00 EDTMoCo Executive Isiah Leggett (D) proposed a 5-cent bag tax Monday that would apply to nearly all retail establishments.
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 19:04:00 EDTThe unemployment rate fell slightly in Maryland and Virginia in January but remained steady in the District, according to Labor Department data released Thursday. The data show strong job growth in D.C. and Virginia but losses in Maryland.
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 18:43:01 EDTSend potential listings to firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 18:39:01 EDTHere's a look at who is moving where.
Sat, 12 Mar 2011 23:45:03 ESTPolice think the attack at an upscale yoga-wear store in Bethesda Row began as a robbery.
Sat, 12 Mar 2011 21:58:02 ESTFor four years, the Virginia General Assembly has scrimped, scrounged and borrowed to pay for schools, highways, police, and public programs that care for the mentally ill, the disabled and the poor.
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 13:00:00 ESTThe Post's real estate section editor Elizabeth Razzi and real estate reporter Dina ElBoghdady take questions about the springtime housing market in the Washington area.
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 12:13:01 ESTFundamental changes are probably ahead for the American mortgage system as the federal government pushes to unwind its unprecedented involvement in the housing market.
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 00:00:00 ESTPepco has hired two prominent lawyers with extensive political experience to head what the company called "blue ribbon panels" to examine the utility's reliability problems in a series of public meetings in Prince George's County and the District.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:56:01 ESTDavid H. Stevens plans to leave his post as head of the Federal Housing Administration by the end of April after guiding the agency through its toughest financial challenges in one of the housing market's darkest periods.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:49:02 ESTPepco has hired two prominent attorneys with extensive political experience to head what the company called "blue ribbon panels" to examine the utility's reliability problems in a series of public meetings in Prince George's County and the District.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 19:52:31 ESTINDIANAPOLIS -- Country music star Kenny Chesney will headline the Final Four's Capital One JamFest in Houston.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 19:43:01 ESTWashington Hospital Center spent about $6 million to hire 600 temporary nurses, beef up security and cover other costs during last week's nurses' strike and subsequent lockout at the region's largest hospital, hospital officials said.
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 23:05:33 ESTNEW YORK -- Capital One Financial Corp. awarded its CEO, Richard Fairbank, a compensation package worth nearly $14.9 million in 2010, more than double what he received in 2009, according to an Associated Press analysis of a regulatory filing Wednesday.
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:53:04 ESTParticipants in the National Bike Summit trying to protect federal funds for trails and safety programs plan to lobby lawmakers with a clear message: Bicycle shops create jobs.
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:43:02 ESTThe officers appear in Superior Court on stolen-property charges.
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:39:01 ESTA campaign consultant to Mayor Vincent C. Gray was involved in a bid to operate the District's lottery six years after a federal court found that he had overcharged the operator of Georgia's lottery more than $1 million.
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:37:01 ESTAll that Wednesday's House hearing on federal pay needed to be complete was an announcer with a booming voice asking the packed room, "Are you ready to rumble?"
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 19:20:01 ESTThe 33 Securities and Exchange Commission employees and contractors reprimanded last year for accessing pornography on agency computers worked in the District and in six regional offices, according to documents released as part of a lawsuit.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 21:28:03 ESTA now-defunct radiology firm with ties to Mayor Vincent C. Gray campaign consultant Howard L. Brooks is seeking $10 million from the city for services it claims to have provided to the taxpayer-supported United Medical Center.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 20:49:04 ESTWhat could be worse than taxpayers paying more than $100 million to defend a shareholder-owned company and its former executives in a private lawsuit?
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 20:09:02 ESTA Fairfax County developer is at odds with local officials and residents over plans to build a child-care center that they say would spoil the serenity of the community and cause traffic backups during rush hour.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 04:06:00 ESTEvery new industry is driven by risk-taking pioneers. It's no different with medical marijuana in the District, where those seeking a piece of the cannabis action include an electrician from Baltimore, an unemployed administrator who lives in Southeast Washington and the owners of a hemp clothing st
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 00:14:00 ESTPepco's multimillion-dollar plan to reduce power outages and improve reliability was "cobbled together" without detailed study and could fail to achieve its goals, a team of independent consultants has found.
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 20:39:01 ESTAt a time when basic public employee union activities in state governments are under attack, Uncle Sam is staging what labor leaders say is the largest federal union organizing effort in history.
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 20:02:01 ESTEric M. Westbury Sr., a financial executive accused in 2006 of defrauding the District of Columbia over funds earmarked for charter schools, has agreed to pay a $130,000 penalty to the federal government.
Sun, 06 Mar 2011 23:18:01 ESTAn gift of stock at age 12 leads to a career in finance.
Sun, 06 Mar 2011 22:02:00 ESTDefense contractor Boeing is bolstering its Washington area operations by finalizing plans for two new office complexes, in Crystal City and Germantown, where it will collectively move nearly 1,000 employees.
Sat, 05 Mar 2011 18:16:00 ESTIkea Hunter didn't know quite what to expect at her job interview Saturday, but she was relatively certain it wouldn't involve dancing with one of her prospective employer's managers.
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 23:43:09 ESTAlmost a year of rancorous contract talks came to a head Friday when several hundred nurses at Washington Hospital Center, the region's largest hospital, walked off the job for a 24-hour strike.
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 22:06:03 ESTA former Loudoun County manager at a bank pleaded guilty Friday to stealing $14.1 million from her customers and using the money to buy houses, vehicles, a luxury motor home and a helicopter.