Gift cards bigger than many national economies

Sales of gift cards in the U.S. will top $118 billion this year, an amount that's larger than the GDP of 136 countries.

Monday - 12/16/2013, 12:25pm EST

Penn Quarter Cowgirl Creamery closing

Monday - 12/16/2013, 11:13am EST

Pie Five Pizza plans dozens of Washington area locations

The D.C. area's newest pizza chain is planning to expand in the region almost as fast as it claims to bake its pies.

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 10:49am EST

Report: Facebook to develop a sympathy button

Facebook Inc. is reportedly working to develop a sympathy button as an alternative to the 'like' button in certain situations, according to The Telegraph.

Monday - 12/09/2013, 04:46pm EST

Floppy disks still used by some federal agencies

Floppy disks have become all but obsolete in the United States -- except in the federal government.

Monday - 12/09/2013, 09:29am EST

D.C. close to inking deals to lure Microsoft, Chinese tech firms

Seeking to enhance its technology pedigree, the District is close to signing a deal that would bring a dozen Chinese software firms to the nation's capital. A separate agreement with Microsoft is also almost done.

Thursday - 12/05/2013, 02:20am EST

Software problems delay Metro's Silver Line

Software tests will delay opening of the new Silver Line in Fairfax County.

Monday - 12/02/2013, 05:29pm EST

D.C. laughs at Nationals $300M stadium roof pitch

The Washington Nationals pitched the District government on a $300 million plan for a retractable roof over Nationals Park, but city officials say the idea was quickly dismissed.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 06:21pm EST

3 signs that your career goal is too big

Friday - 11/22/2013, 12:33pm EST

D.C. seizes popular strip club over back taxes

The District's tax office has seized the Stadium Club strip joint from its owner, James Redding, over a large back tax bill related to a business the government has already shut down.

Friday - 11/22/2013, 10:43am EST

Washington's top ZIP codes for hipsters

Defining a hipster is subjective, but finding neighborhoods where hipsters are likely to live is a little more objective. Based on one set of criteria, the Washington area has plenty of hipster-friendly 'hoods.

Friday - 11/22/2013, 08:32am EST

Mayor Vincent Gray on Height Act decision: 'People don't like change'

D.C. Mayor Gray called the National Capitol Planning Commission rejection of possible changes to existing height restrictions "disappointing."

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 11:22am EST

Record number of feds made hardship withdrawals from Thrift Savings Plan

Thrift Savings Plan hardship withdrawals hit a record high last month, showing how hard last month's 16-day government shutdown hit federal employees.

Tuesday - 11/19/2013, 01:30pm EST

New step for FBI headquarters search knocks out several area counties

The General Services Administration has narrowed down the possible locations for a new FBI headquarters as it launches the next step in its regionwide search.

Monday - 11/18/2013, 02:55pm EST

NVR Inc. buys in at Westphalia Town Center

It's too soon to say whether the FBI will pick Westphalia Town Center to be its new headquarters, but if it does, the agency's employees will have places to live nearby.

Friday - 11/08/2013, 02:49pm EST

Landmark Theatres to open 10-screen NoMa movie theater

Landmark Theatres, the owner of the E Street Cinema in downtown D.C. and the Bethesda Row Cinema in Bethesda, will bring a 10-screen movie theater to the District's NoMa neighborhood.

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 05:19pm EST

Former Ted Kennedy home sells for record $9.5M

A McLean mansion once owned by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy just sold for $9.5 million, the highest-priced sale in Fairfax County this year.

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 03:16pm EST

6 ways that you're a poor communicator

Technology gets a lot of the blame for the continued degradation of communication skills among leaders over the past two decades. But I suggest that technology, like any tool, can be used in positive or negative ways.

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 01:56pm EST

Whole Foods coming to H Street NE

The long rumored H Street NE Whole Foods location is a rumor no more. The grocer has signed a lease to occupy a 38,000-square-foot space at 600 H St. NE. It is the second D.C. lease Whole Foods has signed in two weeks, the first being WC Smith's 800 New Jersey Ave. SE.

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 12:16pm EST

If you make $90K, you can afford a house in Washington

How much household income do you need to qualify for a mortgage to buy a median-priced home in the Washington area?

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 11:58am EST

Washington's newest museum?

Monday - 11/04/2013, 12:36pm EST

Mars Jr., Lerner make list of wealthiest Americans by state

Two local business magnates rank as the richest people of their respective states, according to a new list released Wednesday.

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 05:11pm EDT

LivingSocial apologizes for Halloween party 'greed room' featuring dreidels

LivingSocial Inc. has apologized for a "seven sins" themed Halloween party that featured a "greed room" adorned with dreidels and gold coins.

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 02:45pm EDT

Politico's Fred Ryan buys The Guards' sign

Remember a few weeks ago when the owners of the restaurant that replaced The Guards in Georgetown put the bar's sign up for auction?

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 02:30pm EDT

Minority population in Washington area has surged in the past 5 years

The Washington region looks a lot different than it did only five years ago. A new analysis of Census data from the George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis finds the area's minority population has surged, while new white residents settled in D.C. and virtually nowhere else.

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 02:24pm EDT
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