District of DeBonis: Business


Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Twenty years of downtown D.C. development in one GIF

The new State of Downtown report depicts the economic engine for the city’s boom.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:30 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Development, Politics

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 04/22/2014

West End project is a go

Six years of preparation and two years of litigation have come to an end.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:47 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, DeMorning Links, Development, Politics

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 10/28/2013

D.C.’s minimum wage: How much higher?

The D.C. Council’s attention turns to an across-the-board minimum wage hike

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:56 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Politics

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Wal-jobs come to D.C.

Wal-Mart opened hiring centers Monday, and hundreds of Washingtonians came ready to apply for work.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:01 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, DeMorning Links

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Wal-Mart will open D.C. hiring centers

Announcement comes two days after last-ditch bid to save controversial ‘living wage’ bill failed.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:43 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 09/18/2013

A pivot to the minimum wage

D.C. lawmakers killed a narrow ‘living wage’ bill Tuesday but expressed broad support for an across-the-board wage hike.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:48 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 09/17/2013

D.C. Council debates ‘living wage’ and Wal-Mart

LIVEBLOG: Lawmakers debate whether to override mayor’s veto of Large Retailer Accountability Act.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:10 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Politics

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 09/13/2013

The veto comes at last

A 64-day fait accompli came to an end Thursday morning with Gray veto.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:35 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 09/06/2013

The Wal-Mart debate jumps the shark

It's a week after the Large Retailer Accountability Act was delivered to Mayor Vincent C. Gray, and his decision on the bill can't come soon enough.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:13 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Could the Olympics be worth it for the city?

Former city planner says Olympics "are a great motivator to mobilize people regionally around a vision for future growth"

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:26 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, DeMorning Links, Sports

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Meet the new boss

The Washington Post started officially moving into the Jeff Bezos era Tuesday with a visit from the new billionaire owner.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:05 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, DeMorning Links

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Decision time for Vincent Gray

The transmittal of the Large Retailer Accountability Act sets up the highest-stakes veto decision of Gray's tenure

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:15 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Federal City Council, Ralph Nader wade into 'living wage' debate

A powerful lobby is urging Mayor Gray to veto the bill, while the legendary activist is telling him to sign away.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:36 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Politics

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 08/08/2013

With appeal denied, West End redevelopment project will proceed

A D.C. Court of Appeals panel declined to intervene on behalf of activists who questioned the city's deal with a Georgetown developer.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:34 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Development, Politics

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 08/08/2013

A soccer-stadium scrap

After property questions emerge, city leaders threaten to use eminent domain to take stadium properties.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:17 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, DeMorning Links, Politics, Sports

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 08/07/2013

The day after

After the shock of Monday's announcement of the sale of The Washington Post, Tuesday was a day to process what it all means.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:09 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, DeMorning Links

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 08/06/2013

D.C. leaders react to Washington Post sale

Sentiments include fond appreciation for the Graham family and some apprehension about new owner Jeff Bezos.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:04 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Politics

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 08/06/2013

The Grahams say goodbye

The Washington Post Co. will relinquish its namesake newspaper, leaving D.C., for the first time in modern memory, without a locally-owned daily newspaper.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:10 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, DeMorning Links

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 08/05/2013

A stadium deal's past and future

The tentative D.C. United deal has an interesting past and implications for the future of the city and team.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:16 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, DeMorning Links, Development, Politics, Sports

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 07/31/2013

D.C. medical marijuana: Is it worth the price?

There are indications that Capital City Care's prices for legal marijuana are competitive with street prices.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:07 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Politics

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Living-wage supporters' latest appeal to Vincent Gray: Save our 'self-determination'

The group of clergy who rallied Friday urging Mayor Vincent Gray to sign "living wage" bill think they have identified Hizzoner's political soft spot: his zest for "self-determination."

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:47 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Politics

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 07/22/2013

14th Street goes boom

The uptick of activity along 14th Street NW is the culmination of more than a decade of planning, investment.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:04 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, DeMorning Links, Development

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 07/17/2013

More retailers urge veto of D.C. 'living wage' bill

Executives from six national chains posted a letter to Mayor Vincent Gray Wednesday urging him to reject the bill.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:49 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Politics

Posted at 08:09 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Complex calculations behind the Wal-Mart vote

Wednesday's vote on the District's new "living wage" law had about a decade of history and a lot of politics behind it.

By Lydia DePillis  |  08:09 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Politics

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 07/10/2013

Wal-Mart plays hardball

Wal-Mart executives made explicit what the "negative consequences" will be should a living-wage mandate become law: Three of six planned D.C. stores would never open.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:01 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Living wage bill could get square-footage requirement back

John A. Wilson Building vote counters say sentiment on the bill is closely split.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:44 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Politics

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Living wage bill will get full D.C. Council vote

The "Large Retailer Accountability Act" would require the biggest names in retail to pay their workers a super-minimum hourly wage of $12.50.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:14 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Politics

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Wal-Mart is among 'Don't block D.C. Progress' backers

The megaretailer acknowledged Thursday that it had a hand in the creation of "Don't Block D.C. Progress."

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:13 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Politics

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 03/13/2013

'Large retailer' living-wage bill is moving forward

Hearing is set for bill that would mandate higher wages for stores like Wal-Mart, Costco and Home Depot.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:04 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Politics

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Vincent Gray vetoes controversial contracting bill

The mayor disapproved a measure that aimed to make sweeping reforms to the way the government does business with small and local contractors.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:13 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Politics

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Costco is among first to seek Sunday liquor sales

D.C. alcohol authorities started taking applications from liquor retailers who want to sell their wares on Sundays for the first time.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:41 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 01/14/2013

David Catania has left his job with M.C. Dean

Catania left his $240,000-a-year executive job in December as the prominent local firm does an increasing amount of business with the District government.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:34 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Politics

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 11/29/2012

LivingSocial has a very bright future,' says Vince Gray

News that the firm will lay off about 400 employees does not appear to have fazed Hizzoner.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:23 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Politics