Washington Business Journal

The next thing in hotel technology? Robots, of course

Robots are invading a popular hotel chain, to help humans do their job better.

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 09:14am EDT

USA TODAY kicks off new daily fantasy sports website

USA TODAY is ready for some football. Fantasy football, that is. And eventually, basketball. And baseball. And hockey.<

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 07:29am EDT

Hugh & Crye raises $38K (so far) on Kickstarter in bid to banish the billowing, bulbous T-shirt

Hugh & Crye, a D.C.-based menswear startup specializing in button-downs and blazers, last week opened up a modest $30,000 Kickstarter campaign to bring its custom-fit approach to T-shirts. It only took a few days to blow past that goal.

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 05:54pm EDT

Federal warning: Thousands of Virginia health exchange users could lose coverage

Nearly 14,000 Virginians may be at risk of losing health insurance coverage obtained under healthcare.gov due to “inconsistencies,” the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Tuesday.

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:10pm EDT

The Dude goes to Washington?

Today's gutter politics calls for a different type of character, someone like the Dude.

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 02:01pm EDT

Sour grapes? Deloitte, staffers claim Booz Allen lawsuit is an attempt to 'punish former employees' for seeking 'greener pasture

Deloitte, staffers claim Booz Allen lawsuit is an attempt to 'punish former employees' for seeking 'greener pastures.'

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 01:05pm EDT

It's Restaurant Week and Lambrusco Week (and next week is Beer Week). In other words, it's officially August!

August is now in full swing, which in the world of D.C. restaurants means the opportunity to eat and drink your way through plenty of promotional offerings.

Monday - 08/11/2014, 02:55pm EDT

D.C. drivers pay second-highest car insurance premiums

When considering insurance, gas and maintenance, which states pays the most?

Monday - 08/11/2014, 01:08pm EDT

Virginia now has a Shake Shack, Pizza Vinoteca to Ballston and other new restaurant news

Get pumped, Virginia burger lovers. You now have your very own Shake Shack the commonwealth's first in Tysons Corner.

Monday - 08/11/2014, 12:11pm EDT

50 companies named Greater Washington's Healthiest Employers

The Washington Business Journal announced on Friday the 50 finalists for Greater Washington's Healthiest Employers awards.

Friday - 08/08/2014, 01:23pm EDT

Micro units in Georgetown: The new-look Latham

It was last October when we first reported that Georgetown's Latham Hotel may go micro-residential. Now we can say for certain the Latham Hotel will go micro-residential. And we have a good idea of what the building will look like.

Thursday - 08/07/2014, 05:46pm EDT

Dancing Crab to shed its rough exterior in Tenleytown

The Dancing Crab, a decades-old seafood institution in Tenleytown, is poised for a major upgrade.

Thursday - 08/07/2014, 04:10pm EDT

D.C. leads nation in personal spending

Per capita consumer spending in the District rose 3.6 percent in 2012, with each D.C. resident spending an average of $59,425 on consumer goods and services. That's 65 percent more than the national average of $35,498.

Thursday - 08/07/2014, 01:49pm EDT

A Maryland school district wants to snoop on students to keep them safe

Spying on students to keep them safe.

Thursday - 08/07/2014, 07:09am EDT

Mike Isabella to take on old rival in Bravo's 'Top Chef Duels'

Mike Isabella took some time out of his busy schedule growing his D.C. area restaurant empire to head back to Bravo for another round of ''Top Chef.''

Wednesday - 08/06/2014, 12:53pm EDT

A new frontier in parenting: How to cope when your millennial comes home

After tossing and turning since switching off the light at 10:30 p.m., you finally hear a key in the front door at 2 a.m. You listen to the quiet footsteps of your 25-year-old son as he heads upstairs and off to bed, then sigh and finally drift off.

Wednesday - 08/06/2014, 12:42pm EDT

D.C. is America's 'coolest' city? That's what Forbes says

Washington, D.C. offers plenty to do and enough of a young population for Forbes to rank the city No. 1 on its 2014 list of America's Coolest Cities.

Wednesday - 08/06/2014, 12:16pm EDT

Median incomes for four-person households in D.C., Maryland now top six figures

The District is now in the upper echelon of highest income states, with an estimated six-figure median income for four-person households.

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 12:15pm EDT

It's not a typo: Apartments in The Woodley priced at up to $12,000 a month

The JBG Cos. sold its 212-unit The Woodley apartments by the Woodley Park Metro for a record-setting $195 million, or roughly $920,000 per unit earlier this year.

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 11:42am EDT

D.C. startup focuses on hybrid electric bikes and it's quite a Riide

Jeff Stefanis and Amber Wason have their Riide startup headquarters in an old rowhouse near Howard University's campus in D.C. They're building bikes. But not just any bikes. These are hybrid electric bikes for urban commuters.

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 07:18am EDT

Copperwood Tavern to Loudoun, Mighty Pint changes and other new restaurant news

Restaurateur Reese Gardner is at it again, this time with a lease to open a second location of his Shirlington restaurant Copperwood Tavern in Loudoun County.

Monday - 08/04/2014, 02:42pm EDT

PX's Todd Thrasher mixes it up with Parisian bartender to boost Alexandria tourism

The city of Alexandria has its eye on French tourists, and tourism officials think they've found the perfect way to welcome them with a cocktail, of course.

Monday - 08/04/2014, 05:18am EDT

14th St.'s nine lives

From auto row, to civil unrest, to red-light district, to a burgeoning commercial corridor filled with restaurants and retail, 14th Street NW is now one of the hottest areas of the city.

Friday - 08/01/2014, 06:00am EDT

First opponent to Chuck Kuhn's proposed Loudoun heliport now a heliport supporter

Months before Chuck Kuhn submitted his request to install a heliport on his 540-acre Purcellville-area farm, a neighbor fired off an email to Loudoun County slamming the idea.

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 10:36am EDT

Prada opens Thursday at Tysons Galleria

Tysons Galleria will count Prada among its list of luxury brand names come Thursday.

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 02:27pm EDT

Barmini's Devin Gong on his plans for H Street NE's Copycat Co.

Devin Gong is taking his well-regarded bartending talents from Barmini to H Street Northeast.

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 11:29am EDT

Cirque du Soleil heads to new National Harbor site with Amaluna

Cirque du Soleil has a new home at National Harbor, and a more centrally-located one at that.

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 09:58pm EDT

GSA narrows FBI search to Springfield, Prince George's sites

The General Services Administration on Tuesday named three sites.

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 01:10pm EDT

Fort Belvoir janitors strike over grievance process... and pay to drive the corporate car?

Fort Belvoir janitors went on strike for a change in how grievances are processed and for added pay to drive the corporate car?

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 12:58pm EDT

What does PETA think of Ben's Chili Bowl?

Ben's Chili Bowl is a lot of things to a lot of people, but vegetarians aren't the first people that come to mind.

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 12:09pm EDT
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