Tag: Business & Finance

Factbox: The trading firms under investigation in Brazil graft probe

(Reuters) – Last week, Brazilian investigators accused four of the world’s largest oil-trading firms of participating in a corruption scheme focused on Brazil’s state-controlled oil company Petrobras. Federal prosecutors allege Vitol, Glencore, Trafigura and Mercuria along with several small firms collectively paid at least $31 million in bribes over a […]

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Closure of Toys R Us poses challenges for Toys for Tots

WASHINGTON — The closure of Toys R Us is creating problems this year for charity Toys for Tots, which has relied on the chain for donations of money and toys. Toys for Tots has struggled to fill the nearly $8 million hole left by the company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September. […]

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LEON likes DC: Mount Vernon getting its 2nd US restaurant location

WASHINGTON — London-based fast food chain LEON, which opened its first U.S. location earlier this year at Washington Square at 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW, will open a second location in Mount Vernon Square next spring. LEON, which calls its Mediterranean-leaning menu “Naturally Fast Food,” was co-founded by former Procter & Gamble executive John Vincent in […]

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LEON likes DC: Mount Vernon Square getting its 2nd US restaurant location

WASHINGTON — London-based fast food chain LEON, which opened its first U.S. location earlier this year at Washington Square at 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW, will open a second location in Mount Vernon Square next spring. LEON, which calls its Mediterranean-leaning menu “Naturally Fast Food,” was co-founded by former Procter & Gamble executive John Vincent in […]

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Santa Fe-based arts venture sets sights on Washington

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico-based startup company for immersive art installations known as Meow Wolf is planning a large-scale exhibition in Washington, D.C. Meow Wolf announced Tuesday that it is working in partnership with the Washington-based Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation to create the venture. The three-story exhibit is scheduled for 2022 […]

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How to find discounts and deals when shopping online

WASHINGTON — The search for online bargains gets easier with the right tools and strategies such as a few recommended by a local consumer’s group that wants to save you money. Comparison shopping for the best prices, Washington Consumers’ Checkbook details some apps that will do the work for you. “There’s lots of these shopping-bots […]

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DC-area home values up 40 pct. since 2009

WASHINGTON — D.C.-area home sales hit monthly price records for November. Listing service Bright MLS said the median price of what sold in the D.C. region in November was $449,500 — up 5.9 percent from a year ago and a record high for the month of November. The median price was also up 5.5 percent […]

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DC-area home values up 40% since 2009

WASHINGTON — D.C.-area home sales hit monthly price records for November. Listing service Bright MLS said the median price of what sold in the D.C. region in November was $449,500 — up 5.9 percent from a year ago and a record high for the month of November. The median price was also up 5.5 percent […]

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DC-area home values up 40 percent since 2009

WASHINGTON — D.C.-area home sales hit monthly price records for November. Listing service Bright MLS said the median price of what sold in the D.C. region in November was $449,500 — up 5.9 percent from a year ago and a record high for the month of November. The median price was also up 5.5 percent […]

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Are you a workshopper? Your IT department is watching

WASHINGTON — There is a relatively new word for a pretty old holiday routine: Workshopping. It is a reference to doing online holiday shopping on the boss’ dime and on the company’s computer and network. How does the IT department feel about workshoppers? “Well they are worried about it. The biggest concern is employees visiting […]

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Daniel Snyder, District officials working with Congress on NFL stadium provision

Washington’s NFL team is working with local and federal lawmakers to place a provision in the upcoming congressional spending bill to establish a new stadium on the RFK Stadium campus in the District, according to The Washington Post. The measure would also open the 190-acre campus to commercial development by extending the District’s long-term lease […]

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