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Business & Finance

New Hilton above L’Enfant Metro will open in April

WASHINGTON — After sitting vacant for nearly six years, the former L’Enfant Plaza Hotel is set for its grand reopening as the Hilton Washington DC National Mall. The 15-story hotel comes back with 367 rooms and 23,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The former L’Enfant Plaza Hotel is set for its grand reopening […]

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Exclusive: Walmart, Google-backed Deliv end online grocery partnership

(Reuters) – Walmart Inc and logistics firm Deliv pulled the plug on a key same-day grocery delivery partnership, dealing a setback in the retailer’s race against rival Amazon.com Inc to deliver groceries to customers’ homes. The world’s largest retailer began bolstering its partnerships with third-party courier firms to reach consumers […]

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St. Elizabeths to get town square, affordable housing, hotel

WASHINGTON — The District has selected developer Redbrick LMD to remake a portion of the St. Elizabeths East campus into a town square destination with retail, housing and a stand-alone hotel. The addition, at what is called Parcel 15 on Martin Luther King Drive in Southeast D.C. will be next to the new Entertainment and Sports […]

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Lowe’s has 1,300 DC-area jobs to fill, in one day

WASHINGTON — Spring and summer are the busy seasons for home improvement chains, and Lowe’s has hundreds of jobs in the D.C.-area to fill right now. Lowe’s hopes to hire 1,300 seasonal workers for its Washington-area stores on its annual National Hiring Day on Feb. 13. The local jobs are both full-time and part-time, and will be […]

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Bethesda’s Praline Bakery opens at The Wharf

WASHINGTON — Bethesda’s popular Praline Bakery and Bistro has opened a new location at The Wharf in D.C. Praline Bakery has a full menu at its new, 2,500-square-foot Wharf location, with pastries, cookies, cakes, macarons and coffee, along with soups, salads, quiches and sandwiches. It is adjacent to The Wharf’s 7th Street Park. Praline Bakery’s Bethesda location […]

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Fight food waste, save money: ‘Ugly’ produce delivery launches in DC area

WASHINGTON — There’s a new way to fight food waste, combat climate change, save money, and increase your fruit and veggie intake — and you don’t need to leave the house to do it. Imperfect Produce, a San Francisco-based food delivery company that sources and sells oddly shaped or blemished fruits and vegetables, recently expanded […]

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LEON brings its LOVe Burger to DC

WASHINGTON — London-based fast food chain LEON, which opened its first U.S. location last year in Washington Square at 1050 Connecticut Ave. NW, is putting a plant-based burger on its D.C. menu. The LOVe Burger is made from 100 percent plants and is the first of several new vegan items LEON will add to its […]

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DC-area aerospace engineer, CEO inspires youth to reach for the stars

During Black History Month, WTOP is highlighting black men and women in the area who are doing groundbreaking work to better the community. This is Part II of a four-part series. WASHINGTON — In recent years it was estimated that only 10 percent of aerospace engineers are women, and black women account for only one in tens […]

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U.S. prosecutors weigh if American Media violated immunity deal: Bloomberg

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors are reviewing whether National Enquirer parent company American Media Inc violated an earlier agreement granting it legal immunity in exchange for cooperation given the tabloid’s handling of a story about Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, Bloomberg News reported on Friday. Citing two people familiar […]

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Want an on-the-spot job offer from Lockheed Martin? Beat the Challenge Box

WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin will offer on-the-spot jobs to up to 175 information technology professionals this weekend in D.C., but those who get the offer will have to prove themselves first. Lockheed is bringing its 12,000-pound Challenge Box to the Black Engineer of the Year Awards at the Marriott Wardman Park Saturday, a huge, room-sized […]

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Local executives prod Bowser to speed up 5G regulations

Local tech executives are urging D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to speed up the regulatory process laying the groundwork for next-generation wireless networks — especially now that Amazon is putting a portion of its second headquarters in the region. The executives — who include Scott Case, the founder of Upside Business Travel; Legends of Learning co-founder […]

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D.C. Brau makes substitution in flagship lineup of beer

The District’s biggest brewery is making a big change to its flagship line of beers. D.C. Brau Brewing Co. is replacing its Citizen Belgian-style ale with Join Resolution, a hazy India pale ale, starting next month. The Citizen has been a part of the brewery’s flagship lineup since it opened in 2011. It will soon […]

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&pizza opens inside the Rayburn House Office Building

WASHINGTON — Many workers on the House side of Capitol Hill won’t need to leave the building for some &pizza. The D.C.-based craft pizza chain has opened a location inside the Rayburn House Office Building. Food services company Sodexo has subcontracted to operate the location. It is &pizza’s 13th location in the District. It also has […]

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