Early Briefing: A Woman Grabs The Wheel

On Mondays, we turn the Business section over to local news. Here's a sampling of what you can find inside this morning's Washington Business.

Tamara Darvish, 44, began working at the family auto business in 1984. Now she's part-owner of the 26-dealer chain Darcars Automotive Group with her father and two brothers. (Photo: Kevin Clark -- The Washington Post)

* Tamara C. Darvish, vice president of Darcars Automotive Group, has been breaking glass ceilings in the dealership industry throughout her career. Last week, she was named head of the the local auto sales trade association. See story.

* Today is the application deadline for companies seeking to participate in next year's auction of airwaves for high-speed wireless, and two local firms -- District-based Frontline Wireless and McLean-based Cyren Call -- are positioning themselves to get a piece of the action. See story.

* The colorful founder of Commerce Bancorp and a former banking analyst from Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group are teaming up to launch a Md.-based investment firm specializing in -- you guessed it -- banks. See story.

* In today's Federal Diary, Stephen Barr writes about the Federal Aviation Administration's performance-based pay system, which has left some employees unhappy, and prompted a lawsuit. See column.

* A crackdown on vendors in Prince George's County has prompted a backlash. See story.

* Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue is rejoining the big-name Washington law firm he left to run professional football. See story.

* Washington Wizards owner Abe Pollin celebrates his birthday and the the tenth anniversary of the Verizon Center, and talks about his life in business. See interview.

By Mike Shepard  |  December 3, 2007; 4:05 AM ET  | Category:  Morning Brief
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