Washington Business Journal

National Museum of American History lands new director

The Smithsonian Institution has named John Gray, founding president of the Autry National Center of the American West, to lead the National Museum of American History.

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 02:05am EDT

Progress on D.C. United pact and stadium?

D.C. United has yet to announce a pact with new investors or unveil a new stadium plan, but recent comments from club president Kevin Payne point to progress on both fronts.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 06:41am EDT

H Street businesses get $85,000 in grants

The District awarded $85,000 in city grants last week to four businesses on H Street Northeast as part of a program intended to stimulate small business development and expansion while creating jobs for residents along the retail and entertainment strip.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 06:27am EDT

D.C. Council kills furlough repayment plan

D.C. Council members on Tuesday killed Mayor Vincent Gray and Chairman Kwame Brown's furlough repayment plan, which would have repaid city workers for furlough days they were forced to take last year.

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 06:47am EDT

Lenders pay $10.7M for Poplar Point site

Lenders bought back a 4.5-acre development site in Anacostia for $10.7 million after its owners defaulted on a loan they took out to redevelop the property.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 05:06pm EDT

Maryland says Holy Cross must wait to build new hospital

The Maryland Health Care Commission says Holy Cross Hospital must stop construction of its planned $202 million hospital in Germantown until at least May 31, a decision hospital officials say will cost them money.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 02:41pm EDT

National Institutes of Health downsizing with Bethesda lease

The National Institutes of Health is shedding about 57,600 square feet in Bethesda as part of a lease renewal brokered by the General Services Administration.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 02:02pm EDT

D.C. poised to pay workers for 4 furlough days

The D.C. Council on Tuesday is expected to approve a $22 million version of a $20 million plan it unanimously rejected two weeks ago to repay District workers for furlough days they were forced to take last year.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 06:35am EDT

Fairfax and Arlington companies among Va.'s fastest growing

Integrity Management Consulting Inc. of McLean, Agilex Technologies Inc. of Chantilly and Evoke Research and Consulting LLC of Arlington ranked No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, in the Fantastic 50, an annual ranking of the 50 fastest growing companies in the state.

Monday - 04/30/2012, 01:35pm EDT

Gaithersburg-based HarVest Bank closed by regulators

Gaithersburg-based HarVest Bank of Maryland was closed by federal regulators Friday evening and its deposits and some of its assets were sold to McLean-based Sonabank.

Saturday - 04/28/2012, 09:44am EDT

Marriott extends luxury hotel brand to Caribbean

Marriott International Inc., which noted the strong market in worldwide travel in its most recent earnings report, is extending its luxury hotel brand, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 06:12pm EDT

John Fluevog to bring funky shoes to Georgetown

Hip Canadian shoe designer John Fluevog will be bringing his footwear to Georgetown.

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 11:40am EDT

Burlington Coat Factory signs Falls Church lease

Seven Corners is about to boast more than great coats.

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 11:35am EDT

Joe's Crab Shack heading for Arundel Mills

Joe's Crab Shack continues its expansion into Maryland with plans to open a restaurant next to Arundel Mills Mall.

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 10:45am EDT

Holy Cross wants to keep building in Germantown

Holy Cross Hospital is seeking permission to continue building its planned $202 million hospital in Germantown even though regulatory approval of the project was overturned on appeal.

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 10:16am EDT

H&M signs lease in Silver Spring

The hip clothing store will take over 18,000 square feet of a former Borders location in The Peterson Cos.' Downtown Silver Spring development.

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 02:49pm EDT

NBC to sell advertising on Comcast sports channels

A little more than a year after Comcast Corp. completed is acquisition of NBC Universal, the companies have announced that NBC-owned stations will start selling national advertising for four Comcast SportsNets cable channels, including Comcast's Mid-Atlantic network.

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 07:41pm EDT

More gas stations on Richmond Highway? No thanks

It is no surprise that people who live and work in Fairfax County's Richmond Highway corridor want to see more restaurants, entertainment options, boutique stores and mixed use. But gas stations? Really?

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 04:02pm EDT

Fairfax Co. positioned to profit from personalized medicine

Fairfax County is comparatively well-positioned to profit from the emerging field of genomics and personalized medicine, but the county needs to do more to meet its needs, said Jerry Gordon, CEO of Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 02:58pm EDT

Leggett seeks to revive controversial ambulance fee

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett plans to revive a bill that would raise millions of dollars by charging an ambulance fee.

Friday - 04/13/2012, 02:52am EDT

Clara Barton office in downtown D.C. to be museum

The downtown District office of Clara Barton, where she led an effort to trace missing soldiers from the Civil War before she founded the American Red Cross, will soon become a museum.

Friday - 04/13/2012, 02:15am EDT

Conde Nast buys ZipList

Publishing giant Conde Nast has acquired Sterling-based ZipList Inc., an online grocery list and recipe organizing site.

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 04:36pm EDT

D.C. No. 2 on EPA green building list

D.C. ranks No. 2, behind Los Angeles, on the Environmental Protection Agency's annual list of the 25 cities with the most Energy Star-certified buildings.

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 01:11pm EDT

Zipcar raises its prices in D.C.

Even with competitors Car2Go and Hertz's On Demand recently coming to the area, Zipcar will raise its prices in D.C. starting this month

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 02:20am EDT

Bravo will follow Chef Spike Mendelsohn for new series

After appearing on both "Top Chef" and "Top Chef All-Stars," the Good Stuff Eatery chef will next be profiled in a new Bravo series called "Life After Top Chef."

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 03:44pm EDT

Owner close to finalizing sale of Capital City Diner

Two months after he suddenly closed the Capital City Diner, owner Matt Ashburn says he is close to finalizing a deal to sell the diner to a group that would keep it in the District.

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 06:07am EDT

Washington office market shrinks in first quarter

Another report highlights a weak first quarter for the Washington region's commercial real estate market, with net absorption at a negative 1.7 million square feet, compared to a positive 1.1 million square feet in the first quarter of 2011, according to Delta Associates.

Monday - 04/02/2012, 11:15am EDT

LightSquared calls FCC move 'unprecedented,' pushes fixes

LightSquared Inc. on Friday called a Federal Communications Commission decision to block its proposed wireless network "legally unprecedented" and laid out several alternatives to outright rejection.

Friday - 03/30/2012, 03:52pm EDT

High-end apartments to be built near Potomac Mills

D.C. investment firm The Carlyle Group has formed a joint venture with Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC, a Charleston, S.C.-based apartment investor and management company, to build a high-end apartment development near Potomac Mills.

Friday - 03/30/2012, 01:31pm EDT

Virginia unemployment down, Maryland, D.C. unchanged

The region saw little change in its unemployment rates last month compared with January, with only Virginia seeing a slight decrease.

Friday - 03/30/2012, 12:17pm EDT
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