Welcome to CapBiz A.M., your morning primer on business news with a focus on Washington.
Looking outside: District Policy Group, the lobbying unit of law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath, is experimenting with a new approach meant to help the company capture new business in the health-care field. (CAPBIZ)
Sifting through: RedOwl, based in Baltimore, has developed software that scans employee communications, including e-mails, to find patterns (and even information leaks) employers want to know about. (CAPBIZ)
Sale dispute: National Labor College has closed down and sold its Silver Spring campus in March, yet a legal battle with scorned buyer Monument Realty continues. (CAPBIZ)
Boardwalk eye-sore: The closures of Revel, Trump Plaza the Showboat and the Atlantic Club have Atlantic City officials looking for ways to avoid having dark, empty shells on the Boardwalk. (AP)
Shifting model: General Electric is shedding is appliances business as it grows increasingly distant from consumers’ lives. Here’s what’s driving that evolution. (WP)
A $100 million bet: In Detroit, JP Morgan is joining a group of business leaders in a bold 21st-century experiment, aiming to solve problems the public doesn’t seem to trust politicians to solve anymore. (WP)
Cranking up: Manufacturing output in the United States accelerated last month, driven by a boom in automobile production and boosting the economy at the start of the third quarter. (REUT)
On Wall Street
Major U.S. stock indexes last week posted a second consecutive week of gains. Investors this week will be looking for clues coming out of the Fed’s annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (Get the latest updates here)
What’s on tap today
Housing market index (10:00 a.m.)
General Assembly mobile development session at 1776 (4:00 p.m.)
Help: How to more effectively manage your cash flow (ENT)
Extra: Sometimes, the answers for your business are hiding in plain sightsmar. (WP)
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