At 2.8 percent, December’s rate was down from 3.6 percent a year earlier and the lowest unemployment rate since April 2001, according to the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Maryland’s rate saw improvement as well.
Foster’s Grille is bringing its charburgers and jumbo chicken wings to La Plata — its second Maryland restaurant — with more locations to come.
Novel South Capitol is a new luxury apartment complex that includes ritzy amenities such as a coworking space, a dog park with a watering station and play area and an on-site cafe that’s coffee shop by day and cocktail bar by night. See photos.
The District of Columbia has opened its annual Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment program for applications from both D.C. youth and employers who want to participate this year.
Wildwood Shopping Center on Old Georgetown Road says Joe & The Juice, a Danish chain serving fresh juices, coffees, breakfast and sandwiches, will open this summer. Bethesda Bagels and Flower Child also are on the way.
Maryland remains among states with the highest foreclosure rate, and Baltimore City still ranks among cities with the highest foreclosure rates.
Frederick, Maryland-based Flying Dog Brewery is teaming up with a medical marijuana grower to produce the first THC-infused beer in Maryland. The nonalcoholic concoction called Hop Chronic will be available in the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has put eight Metro-owned surplus properties in D.C., Maryland and Virginia up for sale, and is pitching them as ripe for commercial or residential development.
Spirit Airlines just added Raleigh-Durham to its planned new BWI Marshall Airport routes this year, and will also start new flights to Jacksonville, Florida; Austin, Texas; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Public broadcaster PBS will move to a new headquarters building next year, but it is not moving far.
Reston, Virginia-based Science Applications International Corp. has completed its $2.5 billion stock acquisition of Chantilly-based Engility Holdings, creating one of the largest government IT contractors.
Home sales rose 5.4 percent in December compared to a year ago, buoyed by a 28 percent year-over-year increase in both Arlington and Alexandria. “The buzz HQ2 has created will definitely impact our market for years,” one realtor says.
Small business accounting and invoicing software company Freshbooks has a checklist for freelancers to help keep things in order.
USA Today publisher Gannett says it will review an unsolicited takeover offer from MNG Enterprises, a hedge fund-backed newspaper owner. Also known as Digital First, the company said in a letter Gannett’s current executive team “has not demonstrated that it is capable of effectively running it as public company.”
Restaurants and retailers have used secret shoppers for years. Now, a Norfolk, Virginia-based company is bringing that model of feedback to the craft beer industry.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.