The Trumps are back in town

Welcome to CapBiz A.M., your morning primer on business news with a focus on Washington.

Room with a view: Donald Trump and daughter Ivanka stopped by the capital to provide a glimpse of what’s to come at the Old Post Office Pavilion. In true Trump fashion, the renovated hotel will have features to make the luxury traveler feel at home —  including gold-trimmed bathrooms. (CAPBIZ)

Creeping up: After three years of declineK Street is making a slow-but-steady recovery. Major lobbying firms reported higher sales, but some were hit harder than others. (CAPBIZ)

Mixed profits: Falls-Church defense giants Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics posted lower sales. But while General Dynamics took a hit to its bottom line, Northrop managed to boost profits. (CAPBIZ)

War of words: Business jargon is often about ‘annihilating the competition’ or ‘fighting for customers’.  But here’s how all that violent rhetoric affects your employees’ ethics. (OSB)

Words of war: In the new battleground of cyberspace, using traditional words to describe an attack won’t cut it. So this is what the military came up with. (WP)

Gender gap: Women-owned small businesses are still behind when it comes to receiving loans or government contracts, according to a new report. That’s especially bad given they’re becoming a greater business force. (AP)

Cash for clarity: Bethesda text analytics startup Synapsify received an $850,000 investment from local venture capital firms. The company will use the cash to develop its app, which helps businesses sort through feedback and find useful commentary. (WBJ)

On Wall Street

Stocks drifted higher on a slew of mixed earnings reports.  (Get the latest updates here)

What’s on tap today

Weekly jobless claims (8:30 a.m.)

Zillow’s long term housing perspective event (8:30 a.m.)

New home sales (10 a.m.)

Help: How to give your team the support it needs. (Entrepreneur)

Follow: Ivanka Trump

Extra: To understand how jealousy works, take a look at your dog.

Amrita Jayakumar covers federal government contracting for Capital Business, The Post's local business publication.
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