Washington Business Journal

Triathlon group sues World Triathlon Corp. over canceled event

Washington Sports and Event Management LLC, producers of the Nation's Triathlon, have sued the World Triathlon Corporation for defamation stemming from the abrupt cancelation of the Ironman 70.3 National Harbor race that had been slated for August.

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 06:01pm EDT

Carlyle Group buys into auto body repair chain

The Carlyle Group will lead a management-and- employee buyout of Service King Collision Repair Centers, the largest independent U.S. chain of auto body repair shops.

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 03:43pm EDT

New Serbian restaurant headed for Barracks Row

Ivan Iricanin, who has partnered on such restaurants as Masa 14 and El Centro D.F., will open up his own place on Barracks Row this fall.

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 03:26pm EDT

District Heights apartments sell for $58 million

The Residences of Suitland Parks in District Heights sold for $58 million and will be renovated.

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 09:52am EDT

Rapid bus considered for American Legion Bridge

Leaders in Montgomery and Fairfax counties will talk about regional traffic problems Wednesday.

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 06:34am EDT
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Harris Teeter robberies in Loudoun Co., N.C. could be linked

The Loudoun County's Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible link between a string of armed robberies at Harris Teeter grocery stores in North Carolina and a July 17 heist in Aldie.

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 06:25am EDT

Georgetown University seeks 100 acres for expansion

Georgetown University is making plans to expand eastward in the District, possibly as far as Anacostia.

Friday - 07/20/2012, 11:22am EDT

Lawmakers support sewer for billionaire's art gallery

Potomac billionaire and Danaher Corp. co-founder Mitchell Rales is receiving support from Montgomery County lawmakers over his request to connect his art gallery to a sewer.

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 06:30am EDT

Citronelle temporarily closed due to water damage

Water damage will temporarily close Georgetown destination Citronelle, and potentially the hotel that houses it as well, according to a spokeswoman for the restaurant.

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 03:51pm EDT

Amtrak envisions high-speed rail station under Union Station

Getting from the District to New York City could get a lot easier and quicker under a plan unveiled Monday by rail operator Amtrak.

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 04:47pm EDT

New D.C. United owners to jump-start stadium talks

Two prominent sports businessmen have bought a controlling interest in D.C. United and expect to reignite talks with the District government about a new soccer stadium project in Southwest D.C., lending new weight to city hopes of keeping the team.

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 04:41pm EDT

Army privatizing its base hotels

The U.S. Army is privatizing its hotels, turning their renovation, development and operations over to the private sector, a move that began with a 2009 lease agreement in an effort to improvement their quality and consistency.

Monday - 07/09/2012, 03:30am EDT

Arlington's living wage now $13.13 an hour

Arlington County has fallen in line with its neighbors, raising its living wage the minimum salary paid to many contracted employees to $13.13 an hour.

Friday - 07/06/2012, 04:11pm EDT

Higher alcohol taxes up Maryland tourism revenue

Maryland tourism tax revenue increased 7.9 percent between July 2011 and April 2012, a jump attributed to higher taxes on alcohol.

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 09:24pm EDT

D.C. liquor store owners dubious of Sunday hours

Legislation offered this week by D.C. Councilman Jim Graham would overhaul the District's alcohol code, including allowing Sunday liquor sales, a move being opposed for many liquor store owners.

Friday - 06/29/2012, 06:23am EDT

Global expansion drives Marriott International growth

Bethesda-based Marriott International Inc. is on track to have 4,000 hotels in 90 countries across its portfolio by 2014.

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 06:32am EDT

Looking for a new job? Expect to get some really bad career advice

You're going to get some bad career advice, even from well-meaning people. So who should you listen to? The people who know you best? Experts and business leaders? Who?

Monday - 06/18/2012, 09:28am EDT

Tysons Corner group calls for second area tax

Tysons Corner developers and landowners are proposing the creation of a second Tysons area tax that would contribute half of the $507 million needed for road improvements considered crucial to the growing area.

Monday - 06/18/2012, 06:17am EDT

Wagshal's set to fill Balducci's vacancy in Northwest

The owners of Wagshal's Delicatessen have announced plans to open a second location about a mile from their original spot.

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 06:36am EDT

IT jobs growing twice overall job market

Information technology jobs lead job growth in the U.S., with a growth rate almost twice that of the overall job market in the last year.

Monday - 06/11/2012, 01:34pm EDT

National Science Foundation home up for sale

Monday - 06/11/2012, 06:21am EDT

United Medical Center scrambles to close budget gap

United Medical Center has imminent and long-term financial problems as a result of Monday’s bombshell revelation that the District has been distributing too much federal aid to the city-owned facility.

Monday - 06/04/2012, 10:06pm EDT

JBG buys The Lion Building in D.C.

The JBG Cos. has added to its District portfolio with the purchase of 1233 20th St. NW for $64.7 million, or about $419 per square foot.

Monday - 06/04/2012, 06:41pm EDT

Many D.C. second-hand stores to get licensing break

D.C. dealers of second-hand wares are subject to more licensing scrutiny than other retailers. The reason being, some of those items may be hot.

Monday - 06/04/2012, 02:29pm EDT

Alexandria mayor rebuffs criticism of waterfront plan

Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille is one of the strongest supporters of a plan that would increase allowable density at three sites along the waterfront. He dismisses criticism that the plan is a threat to the health of the Potomac River.

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 06:36am EDT

Bryce Harper eschewing endorsements, working on his own brand

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper isn't looking for more endorsement deals, but he's not above a little do-it-yourself branding and marketing.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 10:54pm EDT

Potomac Mills adds restaurant plaza

Bobby's Burger Palace and Cheesecake Factory will open freestanding restaurants at Potomac Mills.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 02:58pm EDT

University Town Center site to be auctioned

The Towers at University Town Center are set to be sold at a foreclosure auction Tuesday afternoon as financial troubles continue to loom over the 100-acre mixed-use project in Hyattsville.

Monday - 05/14/2012, 04:46pm EDT

Anne Corbett to leave CulturalDC

Anne Corbett, who helped create the arts organization now known as CulturalDC, is leaving her position as executive director to pursue a job outside the industry

Monday - 05/14/2012, 04:17pm EDT

Nike planning half marathon in D.C.

Another road race is apparently coming to the District, this time courtesy of worldwide athletic apparel giant Nike Inc.

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 05:47pm EDT
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