The Morning Brief 07.12.07

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

* A ceremony was held yesterday to mark the placement of the last of 3,500 steel beams at the Washington Nationals' new stadium. But an afternoon thunderstorm delayed by a day the place of the final beam, which was signed by dozens of workers. The stadium project is on schedule in time to be ready for Opening Day next April. See story. and video.

* Passage of a House bill that would cut subsidies to student lenders has thrown into doubt a $25 billion deal to take Reston-based Sallie Mae private. See story.

* A Pentagon program to send blast-resistant vehicles to troops in Iraq has been hobbled by delays and questionable contracting practices. See story.

* Hundreds of homeowners from the District, Maryland and Virginia are claiming in a lawsuit that they were victims of a mortgage scam operated by several Prince George's County businesses. See story.

By Mike Shepard  |  July 12, 2007; 9:59 AM ET  | Category:  Morning Brief
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