The Morning Brief 07.06.07

Here's some of the local business stories in today's paper:

* Former Fannie Mae chairman Franklin Raines sues federal regulators to release his stock award.

Former Fannie Mae CEO Franklin Raines

* Area accounting firms woo number-crunching graduates with trips, parties and offers.

* Hotel stocks soar as investors bet on more deals; Marriott though is unlikely to be one of them because it owns little real estate, analysts say.

* The Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge commute over the Anacostia in the District is about to get more difficult as a renovation project gets underway.

* Mittal Steel receives 15-day extension from Justice Department to sell Sparrows Point plant.

By Dan Beyers  |  July 6, 2007; 6:26 AM ET  | Category:  Morning Brief
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