D.C. Taxicab Commission says Uber charges illegal tips

The D.C. Taxicab Commission says taxi and sedan service Uber is charging an automatic 20 percent tip on cab rides booked through its app or website, a practice the agency says is illegal.

Monday - 03/04/2013, 05:56am EST

Ted Leonsis to co-lead as interim Groupon chief

Groupon Inc. Co-chairman Ted Leonsis will jointly lead the Chicago-based daily deal giant while its board seeks a permanent replacement for Andrew Mason.

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 05:52pm EST

Busboys and Poets to open in Takoma, considers Brookland

Busboys and Poets will bring its quirky combination of coffeehouse, restaurant and neighborhood gathering place to D.C.'s Takoma neighborhood in 2014.

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 10:26am EST

Sen. Elizabeth Warren buys Penn Quarter condo

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has purchased a Penn Quarter condo for $740,000.

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 02:45am EST

Prince William hospital rebranded Novant Health

Nonprofit hospital operator Novant Heath will rebrand its 13 hospitals in four states under one name, including Prince William Hospital.

Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 06:59pm EST

2012 is most profitable year ever for Washington-area banks

Banks based in the Washington area are coming off their most profitable year ever, according to data released Tuesday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 04:17pm EST

D.C. ranks 1st in car affordability

Ever see the rows of German luxury cars lining the streets in D.C. and wonder how all those people can afford them? As it turns out, Washington-area residents have a lot more money to spend on their cars than people do in any other major U.S. city.

Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 12:11pm EST

Renaissance wraps $30M downtown D.C. hotel renovation

Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. has completed a $30 million renovation of rooms and suites at its Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel.

Monday - 02/25/2013, 01:24pm EST

Green D.C. home to take 2,700-mile journey

Catholic University of America was issued a permit Friday to construct a single-family "unit" at 620 Michigan Ave. NE, on its campus. New student housing? Faculty residence? Nope.

Monday - 02/25/2013, 10:43am EST

Developers re-working plans for two D.C. Wal-Mart stores

Developers are re-working plans for two Wal-Mart stores in the District on East Capitol Street and New York Avenue NE.

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 06:36am EST

Is D.C. the new New York? (Guest Blog)

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 09:50am EST

Washington No. 6 on Network World's top tech towns

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 09:05am EST

On Deck raises $42 million in VC

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 08:42am EST

Maryland considers tripling film tax credit

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 07:05am EST

Metro proposes land deal to lure FBI to Prince George's Co.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority officials will vote Thursday on a proposal to use 78 acres the agency owns at its Greenbelt station to bolster efforts to have a new FBI headquarters built in Prince George's County.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 06:34am EST

Fairfax County to market itself in New England

The Boston office of Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications Inc. will help the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority's new marketing efforts in New England.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 06:08am EST

Hotel Monticello reopening as The Graham Georgetown

The Hotel Monticello in Georgetown, acquired by Florida-based Mast Capital in 2011, is scheduled to reopen in April as The Graham Georgetown.

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 04:56pm EST

One in 7 Washington households in the top 5 percent

New census figures released on Monday show that one in seven Washington-region households have incomes that put them in the top 5 percent in the nation.

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 01:44am EST

D.C.'s Union Station featured at national rail summit

Amtrak's ambitious plan to turn D.C.'s Union Station into a world-class transportation hub captured the national spotlight Monday afternoon during a three-day conference on high-speed rail prospects.

Monday - 02/11/2013, 05:38pm EST

Two D.C. pharmacies seek grocery-store status to sell beer

Two pharmacies on Connecticut Avenue in the District are trying to claim full-service grocery store status in order to get a Class B license to sell beer and wine.

Monday - 02/11/2013, 12:34am EST

Activist shareholder Frank Williams targeting MainStreet Bank

It looks like Fairfax-based MainStreet Bank is in for a fight.

Friday - 02/08/2013, 03:15pm EST

Harris Teeter to open store on Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda

Harris Teeter Inc. has signed a 20-year lease for a 50,000-square-foot store in Bethesda at 8300 Wisconsin Ave.

Friday - 02/08/2013, 10:44am EST

St. Regis Bar and lobby gets new look

The St. Regis Washington, D.C. has completely revamped its bar and lobby area to look like an old-school English club.

Friday - 02/08/2013, 10:28am EST

Maryland casino revenue drops in January

Maryland casino revenue decreased 2 percent in January, with Hollywood Casino Perryville figures continuing to slide.

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 01:18am EST

Security upgrades at Hoover Building may liven up dull block

The General Services Administration is eyeing a long, drab but well traveled D.C. block for a series of pedestrian-friendly upgrades.

Monday - 02/04/2013, 04:53pm EST
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