Early Briefing 08.08.07

The troubles in the mortgage market may present opportunities for District-based Fannie Mae and McLean-based Freddie Mac, which are calling on regulators to loosen restrictions on them. And Steven Pearlstein thinks regulators should heed those calls. See column

Capital One of McLean said it will buy NetSpend Holdings, a retail seller of prepaid debit cards, for $700 million. See story.

Sprint of Reston is counting on WiMax technology to make it competitive, using its stores of radio frequencies it got in the merger with Nextel. See story

A city-sponsored beautification project on P Street NW in the District has business owners like Chef Luigi Diotaiuti of Al Tiramisu worried about survival. See story

The opening of the Newseum project in the District has been pushed back from Oct. 15, with delayed construction deadlines getting the blame. See story

By Terri Rupar  |  August 8, 2007; 5:00 AM ET  | Category:  Morning Brief
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