Archive: December 23, 2007 - December 29, 2007

Real Estate

*It's not just credit scores anymore - now lenders want to see more information on prospective home buyers' finances. See story *Columbia's Encounter Row and Bethesda's Rosedale Park are featured....

By Terri Rupar | December 29, 2007; 1:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Early Briefing: The Island of Misfit Gifts

*Liquidity Services of the District is one liquidator, a firm that swoops in and rescues truckloads of returned, damaged and unsold merchandise from retailers and resells it to other merchants, who in turn sell it back to consumers. See story *Thousands of office cleaners in the District, Montgomery County and...

By Terri Rupar | December 29, 2007; 5:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Holiday Week Update: Sallie Mae's Roller Coaster Ride

It has been a rough week for Sallie Mae, the nation's largest student lender, and it hasn't been that great for people trying to travel. Shoppers, however, have been lured back to the malls with the promise of discounts for all those gift cards. * * * Sallie Mae said...

By Mike Shepard | December 28, 2007; 1:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Holiday Week Update: Sallie Mae's Roller Coaster Ride

It has been a rough week for Sallie Mae, the nation's largest student lender, and it hasn't been that great for people trying to travel. Shoppers, however, have been lured back to the malls with the promise of discounts for all those gift cards. * * * Sallie Mae said...

By Mike Shepard | December 28, 2007; 1:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Taking A Trip To The Tech "Petting Zoo"

Today we looked at the technology candy stores of the Washington region -- display centers inside tech and telecom companies where futuristic gizmos and gadgets are on display. At McLean's Booz Allen Hamilton, we found a 1,000 sq. ft. "technology petting zoo" with about 50 technologies. Among the technologies: *...

By Dan Beyers | December 24, 2007; 2:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Early Briefing: Baking Up Holiday Thanks

Monday is the day we turn the business section over to news about local companies: im Franco, chief executive of EFX Media in Arlington, helps churn out chocolate chip cookies for clients. Employees man the kitchen in two shifts a day, producing about 10 dozen cookies an hour. (By Jahi...

By Dan Beyers | December 24, 2007; 7:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
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