Early Briefing: Dulles Braces For a Pause

On Mondays we turn the Business section over to local news. Today's Washington Business is a special issue focusing on commercial real estate in the area around Washington Dulles International Airport.

* The Dulles Corridor has grown in spurts over the past decade, first during the technology boom and more recently with a flood of federal dollars to government contractors located near the airport. But, as the economy and federal spending growth slow, the area's booming commercial real estate market is heading for a pause. See story.

* While local officials proudly point to the strong presence of international businesses in the Dulles area, many of those foreign companies have a decidedly American feel. See story.

* How a few choice words from a 37-year-old Bethesda native helped send Citigroup's stock -- and the broader equity market -- tumbling downward. See story.

* Visit The Washington Post's Loudoun Extra Web site for a more Dulles-related features, including a photo gallery, a guide to the airport and an upcoming online discussion with the airport's manager.

* Freddie Mac's setbacks are translating into new pay opportunities for its chairman and chief executive, Richard F. Syron. We take a look at his new compensation package. See story.

* In today's Federal Diary, some helpful guidance about new health offerings offerings just as open enrollment starts for the federal workforce. See column.

By Mike Shepard  |  November 12, 2007; 2:19 AM ET  | Category:  Morning Brief
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