The Morning Brief 07.09.07
It's WashBiz Monday. Here's some of the local business stories in today's paper:
* Former FCC chairman Reed Hundt pitches a new telecommunications company that would allow build a national network open to all mobile phones and other devices.
* Carlyle Group outlines how it hopes to profit on its Manor Care acquisition: by capitalizing on the population growing older and banking on the real estate assets.
* Nonprofits are snapping up office condos.
* BearingPoint takes another step towards getting its financial reports in order, which would open the door to spinning off a unit, buying back shares and other options.
* Commentary: Montgomery County's planning chief argues adquate public facilities are not enough; the watchword now is "sustainability."
* Prince George's officials are drawing up plans to remake downtown Landover (and its struggling mall) to create what staff writer Ovetta Wiggins calls a mixed-use "Bethesda-like space where people can sit lattes at sidewalk cafes and dine at upscale restaurants."
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