Jury hears opening arguments in battle over White Flint Mall

Two-year dispute between heavyweight developers and Lord & Taylor has left property partly demolished and largely vacant.

Optoro picks up $40 million in debt financing

The latest round is in addition to a $50 million investment Optoro received in December.

Business Rx: Greeting card company wishes you were here (at its kiosk)

Business Rx: Greeting card company wishes you were here (at its kiosk)

This week, our experts help a greeting card company get its well wishes in the hands of more people.

Herndon construction wholesaler finds itself at the center of a rapidly consolidating industry

Beacon Roofing Supply announced that it will buy a Texas competitor for $1.1 billion.

Column

That server who just sold you a latte auditioned for that job through video

That server who just sold you a latte auditioned for that job through video

Lanham-based JobOn sells software that allows job-hunters to videotape their applications.

How employee benefits at D.C.-area companies are changing, in 2 charts

How employee benefits at D.C.-area companies are changing, in 2 charts

The share of payroll costs devoted to benefits fell as cheaper perks such as wellness programs have grown.

SBA reaches lending limit for small business loans

SBA reaches lending limit for small business loans

Lawmakers rush to increase lending cap, but small business owners may have to wait a little longer for capital.

A big legal burden awaits small businesses, and most aren’t aware of it

A big legal burden awaits small businesses, and most aren’t aware of it

Few small business owners are aware of the massive fraud responsibility headed their way this fall.

Bethesda’s BrainScope scores $500k from NFL, General Electric

Bethesda’s BrainScope scores $500k from NFL, General Electric

Firm makes handheld device that checks brainwaves for trauma; military, high schools also interested

Small businesses aren’t thrilled about District’s $15 minimum wage proposal

Small businesses aren’t thrilled about District’s $15 minimum wage proposal

Business groups say a “complex labor issue” should not be decided by voters and weigh a legal case.

Business Rx: This renovator looks to build on its success

Business Rx: This renovator looks to build on its success

The most difficult decision in expanding any business can be choosing whom to hire.

From our partners

Deltek: Growth in data will drive emerging federal technology markets

Technologies such as the Internet of Things, cyber physical solutions and predictive analytics are the future.

CoStar: 2015 could shape up to be the year for retail in the Washington region

Retail properties are expected to have the lowest vacancy rates and highest rent increases of the year.

Invest It: When investing, know what you don’t know

Smart investors know they can best make their money work for them by putting funds in diverse assets.

Talent Matters: Why the ‘constellation’ may be more important than your bright stars

CEOs who aspire to move fast and far are launching “one company” strategies that prompt everyone to think and act in the best interest of the overall organization

On Leadership

Nearly 30% of new board members appointed this past year were women

Nearly 30% of new board members appointed this past year were women

So why is the overall number of women on boards still relatively flat?

Top Workplaces 2015

Meet the 150 companies that employees love the most in the D.C. area

Meet the 150 companies that employees love the most in the D.C. area

Welcome to The Washington Post’s annual roundup of Top Workplaces, our attempt to identify the best places to work in greater Washington.

Workplace

Business Rx: Growing this photo business is not all fun and games

Business Rx: Growing this photo business is not all fun and games

Jacob Perler and Ryo Hang look to take their game-playing photo app to the next level.

Career Coach: Why you shouldn’t be happy with ‘yes’ people

Career Coach: Why you shouldn’t be happy with ‘yes’ people

Leaders can benefit by hiring talented people capable of sharing their unique insights.

To stay ahead of threats, Cvent seeks cybersecurity leadership

The McLean, Va.-based event software company is recruiting a vice president of information security.

Work advice: Retailer’s ‘flexible scheduling’ leaves employee in knots

Work advice: Retailer’s ‘flexible scheduling’ leaves employee in knots

Worker gets too few scheduled hours and too many ‘on-call’ shifts that never materialize.

Capital Business on Twitter

MRP Realty goes to Philadelphia

After success in the D.C. market, the local company tries a project in the City of Brotherly Love.

The top local business stories of 2014

Change continued to be the watchword as the region’s biggest industries faced challenges — old and new.

Law firms downsize and modernize their space

Covington & Burling and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman both recently moved to smaller and more efficient offices.

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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