Unhappy with your raise this year? In Washington, you’re not alone.

Compensation decisions can be tricky when average increases are so modest.

Washington-region salary increases are in line with the rest of the country. But when it comes to adding new jobs, D.C. is only doing better than Detroit.

    ICF International to buy Olson for $295 M

    The Fairfax-based tech contractor is trying to keep up with customers’ evolving demands, the CEO said.

    Virginia sheds 7,400 jobs as the region’s economy sputters

    Virginia sheds 7,400 jobs as the region’s economy sputters

    The District and Maryland fared better but still appear to be lagging the rest of the country in employment.

    BAE Systems to purchase Conn. cyber firm for $232M

    BAE Systems to purchase Conn. cyber firm for $232M

    SilverSky designs cloud-based systems; counts Goldman Sachs among its investors.

    K Street continues to rebound after three-year slump

    The upcoming November elections may draw more business to K Street as companies prepare for uncertainty

    Profits rise at Lockheed on F-35 sales, pension savings

    Profits rise at Lockheed on F-35 sales, pension savings

    Sales in the third quarter were down across all company segments except the space systems division.

    Talks sour over community benefits for United stadium

    Talks sour over community benefits for United stadium

    Disagreement could become hindrance to Mayor Gray’s plan to pass stadium legislation.

    Akin Gump bests Squire Patton Boggs in lobbying revenue

    For the first time in more than a decade, Squire Patton Boggs was not nation’s top-earning lobby firm.

    Bezos tapped to lead Washington-based business forum

    Bezos tapped to lead Washington-based business forum

    Amazon.com founder and Washington Post owner will take over as chairman of The Business Council.

    Booz Allen buys Baltimore health division of IT contractor

    Booz Allen buys Baltimore health division of IT contractor

    The purchase supplements the firm’s health care work for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

    Overhauls on tap for Obamacare’s employer exchanges

    Overhauls on tap for Obamacare’s employer exchanges

    In many states, the small-business portals will look very different in year two. Others will see little change.

    Pole dancing, bubble soccer and aerial yoga ... meet the new ‘carnival of fitness’

    Pole dancing, bubble soccer and aerial yoga ... meet the new ‘carnival of fitness’

    The new Gold’s Gym in Woodbridge is hoping to compete with Cross Fit gyms and Soul Cycle studios.

    From our partners

    Deltek:Top federal contracting vehicles offer highest value in five years

    This year, it is information technology contracts that dominate what’s available.

    CoStar: Office vacancy increases in the third quarter

    Trend of moving across town and downsizing is offsetting other companies’ expansions.

    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

    Business Rx: Search tool for IT buyers needs some help looking for investors

    Business Rx: Search tool for IT buyers needs some help looking for investors

    Moxize is looking for investors to help it scale and grow its business.

    Career Coach: Helicopter parents in the workplace

    Some parents are preparing résumés, going on job interviews and negotiating offers for their children.

    Blackboard seeks a VP of strategic communications

    The District-based education company is looking for someone to handle its public relations.

    @Work Advice: When your co-workers won’t discuss pay

    @Work Advice: When your co-workers won’t discuss pay

    A female engineer suspects she’s paid less than the men. What are her alternatives?

    Capital Business on Twitter

    Bringing more of Big Washington to Little Washington

    The man who led the resurgence of Logan Circle is investing in the town in hopes of remaking it into a vibrant tourist destination.

    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.

    Washington area stock index

    Who are the winners and losers in the local Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland public trade markets? Check the Bloomberg Washington D.C. Area Stock Index for up to date performance measures.

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