Early Briefing 08.10.07

Local firms felt jitters from the trouble in the credit markets, but Frederic V. Malek, founder of Thayer Capital, said Washington is more insulated than other financial centers. See story

David M. Mott, chief executive of Gaithersburg-based MedImmune, discussed the reasons behind selling the biotechnology company. See story

Applera, the parent of Celera of Rockville, is looking at whether the biotech firm and its sister company should be independent. See story

Mayor Adrian Fenty contradicted the District's top property official and said the city hasn't abandoned plans to move its police headquarters. See story

The Middleburg Town Council approved Sheila Johnson's plans to build a resort and spa in town. See story

The Sparrows Point steel plant, which is being sold to Esmark to satisfy Justice Department concerns, was fined $98,500 for violating air-pollution rules, Maryland officials said.

By Terri Rupar  |  August 10, 2007; 5:00 AM ET  | Category:  Morning Brief
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