Early Briefing 10.29.2007

On Mondays, we turn the Business section over to local news. Here's a sampling of the stories you'll find in today's Washington Business:

* Bill Marriott's youngest son has raised his profile at the family's hotel company with a remake of its sales operations. The moves by David Marriott have prompted the inevitable questions about whether he's a possible successor to his father as head of the lodging empire. See story.

* The Carlyle Group considered putting together a buyout of some or all of Sprint Nextel last year, after the phone company's stock had slid and some key executives had left. Nothing ever came of those deliberations, but private equity may still have a role in Sprint Nextel's future. See story.

* As Gaylord National prepares to open its expansive conference center on the banks of the Potomac next year, the hospitality company is rolling out the red carpet to event and meeting planners in the Washington region in hopes of luring their business. But some in the event planning community still have reservations about Gaylord's location, among other things. See story.

* Feeling guilty about that growing pile of unread magazines on the living room floor? Your worries are over, perhaps, thanks to a local startup called Brijit. But will this firm, which boils lengthy articles into bite-sized chunks take hold? See story.

* Goodwill of Greater Washington takes its turn on the fashion catwalk, all in the name of charity. See story.

By Mike Shepard  |  October 29, 2007; 2:00 AM ET  | Category:  Morning Brief
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