Archive: May 10, 2009 - May 16, 2009

Which GM Dealers Are Affected?

Yesterday Chrysler announced which of its dealerships it was cutting, including a number in the Washington area, as we reported today. Today GM is telling its dealerships which ones aren't getting their franchise agreements renewed but is not releasing a master list as Chrysler did. Do you know who's getting...

By Terri Rupar | May 15, 2009; 12:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Early Briefing: Ex-Mayor Joins Arent Fox

Former D.C. mayor Anthony A. Williams starts today at law firm Arent Fox as director of a new practice focused on state and municipal finance and management, helping mid-size cities take advantage of federal stimulus dollars and find creative ways to handle their budgets during a recession. Williams, 57, said...

By Terri Rupar | May 14, 2009; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Today's Post 200 Chat

I did my first online chat today, with Stan Soloway of the Professional Services Council on the Post 200 and the local economy. A lot of it focused on the idea of government outsourcing. Read the chat here....

By Terri Rupar | May 13, 2009; 12:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Early Briefing: The 2009 Post 200

It's here! Our annual list of the biggest public and private companies, nonprofits, law and lobby firms, sports teams and universities and other companies with major presences in the Washington area. Read about how we come up with the list. This year, in the midst of worldwide economic turmoil, we...

By Terri Rupar | May 13, 2009; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

Early Briefing: Foundation Coal to Be Bought

This morning, Foundation Coal announced that it would be bought by Abingdon, Va.-based Alpha Natural for about $1.4 billion. Shares were up by about a third at the start of this morning's trading. Alpha shareholders will own about 60 percent of the company, which would be the third-largest U.S. coal...

By Terri Rupar | May 12, 2009; 9:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

Sterling's Clear Standards to Be Bought

SAP said it has agreed to buy Sterling-based Clear Standards, which helps organizations measure and report greenhouse gas emissions and other information on environment impact. The German business software company said the acquisition will help it provide carbon management to customers as governments and the public demand more transparency. Clear...

By Terri Rupar | May 11, 2009; 3:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Early Briefing: Sallie Supports Loan Changes

For the past two decades, every attempt to overhaul the $85-billion-a-year student loan industry by eliminating subsidies to lenders has faced insurmountable opposition from one of the most powerful institutions in the business: Sallie Mae, the world's largest student loan company. But in a dramatic reversal, the Reston lending behemoth...

By Terri Rupar | May 11, 2009; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

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