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    Sweetgreen raises more lettuce to continue expansion

    Sweetgreen raises more lettuce to continue expansion

    D.C.-salad chain Sweetgreen collects $35 million to open more Washington area locations and expand to two new markets next year.

    Towers Watson merges with London-based consulting firm in $18 billion deal

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    Career Coach: Why you should never check e-mail on Sunday evening

    Career Coach: Why you should never check e-mail on Sunday evening

    All of this e-mail-checking won’t get you ahead; it hurts more than it helps.

    Battery maker to open College Park R&D center

    Battery maker to open College Park R&D center

    Award winning battery maker puts down roots with the place that helped give it its start.

    Commentary: To build a STEM workforce, listen to the scientists

    Commentary: To build a STEM workforce, listen to the scientists

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    The main supplier of food to Washington charities taps the power of data to target relief efforts.

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    The Boland family has a pretty hot — and sticky — business

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    Virginia-based ‘connected home’ firm Alarm.com debuts on Nasdaq

    The former MicroStrategy division sold 7 million shares, reaping nearly $100 million for the firm.

    Career Coach: Ready to jump off the treadmill? Here’s how.

    Career Coach: Ready to jump off the treadmill? Here’s how.

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    What dying office parks are doing to Montgomery County

    What dying office parks are doing to Montgomery County

    Nineteen buildings in the county are empty or emptying, and all are outside the beltway. What to do with them?

    Business Rx: These beach books just might help you get ahead

    Business Rx: These beach books just might help you get ahead

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

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    Misty Copeland makes history as first African American to become principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre

    Misty Copeland makes history as first African American to become principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre

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    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

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    Business Rx: This real estate start-up seeks help making a home in a new market

    Business Rx: This real estate start-up seeks help making a home in a new market

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    Career Coach: Ready to jump off the treadmill? Here’s how.

    Career Coach: Ready to jump off the treadmill? Here’s how.

    What is important is feeling like you are living the life you want, you are making a difference and having an impact.

    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: Her face is holding her back, but not the way you think

    Work Advice: Her face is holding her back, but not the way you think

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    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.

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