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Region could see 'devastating recession' with sequestration

If federal budget cuts automatically take place in January, the Washington region could see lose about 65,000 federal jobs and 96,000 federal contractor positions, according to Stephen Fuller, director for the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University.

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 02:49pm EDT

Tags: sequestration, federal budget, Stephen Fuller, George Mason University

Listening to music at work aids concentration

Think the guy in the next cubicle is being rude by wearing his earbuds and listening to music? He may just be sharpening his brain.

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 06:38am EDT

Tags: music, University of Miami, brain research, work productivity

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WTOP Beltway Poll: Customers support buried power lines

After every major power outage, there's a call to bury electric lines. The latest WTOP Beltway Poll shows which utility customers favor that move the most.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 09:20am EDT

Tags: derecho, wtop beltway poll, Baltimore Gas and Electric, pepco, Dominion, bge, Heart+Mind Strategies

WTOP Beltway Poll: Most satisfied with electric companies

The latest WTOP Beltway Poll shows that 88 percent of customers continued to remain satisfied with their electric utility after the June derecho.

Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 06:20am EDT

Tags: bge, Heart+Mind Strategies, Dominion Virginia Power, Baltimore Gas and Electric, derecho, pepco, wtop beltway poll

Home Value Highwire: A happy ending after disaster hits

Imagine buying a home, getting ready to move in and having a major catastrophe strike. It happened to one couple in Maryland.

Monday - 08/06/2012, 02:25pm EDT

Tags: Home Value Highwire, Maryland,

Three dead, 12-year-old boy critical after murder-suicide

A man, woman and child were found dead in an Owings, Md., home Tuesday morning in what Calvert County Sheriff officials say was a murder-suicide.

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 02:43pm EDT

Tags: murder suicide, Owings, Md, Mike Evans,

Hotels offer deals in August

With kids going back to school at the end of August, many hotels have excess inventory and are willing to offer deep discounts, says Orbitz Senior Editor Jeanenne Tornatore.

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 04:00am EDT

Tags: hotels, Jeanenne Tornatore, travel

Intense summer weather creates blood shortage

The hot, steamy, stormy weather is leading to the worst blood shortage in 15 years.

Monday - 07/30/2012, 01:46pm EDT

Tags: Blood, Red Cross, donation, weather

Pets up for adoption showcased on the Hill

The Cannon Building was invaded by all shapes, sizes and ages of canines and cats Tuesday afternoon. Several shelters and animal rescue groups across the region showcased their dogs and cats up for adoption on the Hill.

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 09:31pm EDT

Tags: pets, Homeward Trails, Shepherd Rescue

Blog: Camp Accomplish welcomes all children

Camp Accomplish is the only camp in the country that integrates both children with disabilities and those without. WTOP's Darci Marchese spent a day talking with campers, parents, counselors and staff to get a sense of what makes this camp stand out.

Friday - 07/20/2012, 06:34pm EDT

Tags: Camp Accomplish, Melwood, Nanjemoy

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