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    Commentary: Foreign students are the key to making D.C. a global city

    Commentary: Foreign students are the key to making D.C. a global city

    New Brookings report examines how foreign students are a growing economic force in the United States.

    Energy start-up that made ‘artificial leaf’ is acquired by Lockheed Martin

    Energy start-up that made ‘artificial leaf’ is acquired by Lockheed Martin

    Sun Catalytix, founded by a former M.I.T. chemistry professor, has since turned its attention to energy storage.

    Del Frisco’s steakhouse prepares to open in CityCenter

    Del Frisco’s steakhouse prepares to open in CityCenter

    The Double Eagle Steak House will include a secret pathway that leads from the underground parking garage to a private dining room.

    Start-up pitch winner: Dance party fitness for seniors

    Start-up pitch winner: Dance party fitness for seniors

    Concept wins people’s choice award in local business pitch competition, while another impresses the judges.

    Fannie Mae to sell headquarters

    Fannie Mae to sell headquarters

    Move will lead to relocation of 2,000 employees from five locations in Northwest.

    Chevy Chase Land Co. abruptly ousts chief executive

    Company gives no reason for executive’s removal but says “everything is running smoothly.“

    Legal aid groups to get $30 million from bank settlement

    Bank of America agrees to steer at least $30 million of the $17 billion settlement to consumer relief efforts

    World Bank opts against massive Northern Virginia real estate buy

    World Bank opts against massive Northern Virginia real estate buy

    Bank considered buying the Gannett headquarters, according to sources.

    D.C. area hiring cools off in July, unemployment rises

    D.C. area hiring cools off in July, unemployment rises

    After June showed some promise, July’s numbers have undercut hopes of a summer turnaround.

    Small business, big mistake (Ep. 7)

    Small business, big mistake (Ep. 7)

    A local employer gets blindsided by naunces of the employee-contractaor distinction, costing her thousands.

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    CoStar: Apartment buildings are still a popular choice for Washington buyers

    Brand-new apartment projects in the District continue to sell at a blistering pace.

    On Leadership

    Anne-Marie Slaughter on forging confidence and a career

    Anne-Marie Slaughter on forging confidence and a career

    If your leadership style doesn’t reflect your personality, it’s not going to work.

    Post 200

    Post 200

    A comprehensive look at the companies and organizations that made this year’s list.

    Top Workplaces 2014

    Top Workplaces 2014

    We surveyed thousands of workers to find the top employers in the D.C. area. Find out who made the cut.

    Workplace

    BusinessRX: They built a promising business. Now who will sell it?

    This company is considering taking on outside investment capital.

    Career Coach: Let feedback work for you

    We’ve all heard that feedback is good for us and helps us to develop. Yet still we react poorly to just the thought of getting criticism.

    Job of the Week: Leidos looks for small-business liaison

    Leidos is looking for an officer to guide small businesses through the federal procurement process.

    @Work Advice: Spheres of non-influence

    @Work Advice: Spheres of non-influence

    A reader wants to keep work life and personal life totally separate. Is that unusual?

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    An office built with millennials in mind

    Accenture’s Arlington office has a heavy emphasis on flexibility, mobility and connectivity.

    Not your grandmother’s milkman

    How one local company is using technology that may be the best hope for the farm-to-table movement.

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