Abha Bhattarai

ReporterWashington, D.C.

Latest articles

The training facility is being updated to attract more private sector business.

  • Apr 20, 2014

More than 400 financial institutions around the world now use video teller machines.

  • Apr 20, 2014

Jeans can be a tough sell in suited-up Washington, says the founder of the boutique Liquid Blue.

  • Apr 20, 2014

Revenue, meanwhile, slipped 3 percent to $5.37 billion for the McLean-based banking giant.

  • Apr 16, 2014

Venus Williams, who owns local franchising rights, opened the area’s fourth location last week.

  • Apr 13, 2014

LaserShip, the largest delivery company on the east coast, is based in Vienna.

  • Apr 13, 2014

A survey of small and midsize businesses shows that only 25 percent are feeling optimistic.

  • Apr 4, 2014

The California company is opening 23 local stores in the next three months.

  • Apr 6, 2014

The company is taking over (and reimagining) nearly two dozen former Caribou Coffee locations.

  • Apr 6, 2014

The Frederick institution, established in 2008 during the Great Recession, is Maryland’s newest bank.

  • Mar 30, 2014

The product, which keeps clothing from falling out of laundry baskets, will be sold at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

  • Mar 30, 2014

Mervis Diamond has begun relying on repetitive Internet advertising to woo new customers.

  • Mar 30, 2014

The McLean bank is returning money to investors after receiving a clean bill of health from the Fed.

  • Mar 27, 2014

The partnership with a Beijing media firm is part of Discovery’s efforts to boost its international presence.

  • Mar 20, 2014

BBGM, a boutique architecture firm with 30 employees, has designed dozens of D.C.’s largest hotels.

  • Mar 14, 2014

A look at three projects by the D.C.-based boutique architecture and design firm.

  • Mar 14, 2014

Locally, 27% of teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 had a job as of 2012, down from 38% in 2000.

  • Mar 14, 2014

Baskervill picked for AC Hotels by Marriott, which will target young travelers.

  • Mar 13, 2014

Firm behind 10 D.C. area restaurants to get advice from veterans of OSI, Outback Steakhouse, Apex Systems.

  • Mar 10, 2014

The McLean bank has signed on as co-owner of ClearXchange.

  • Mar 9, 2014
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About Abha

Abha Bhattarai covers local banking, retail and hospitality for The Washington Post’s Capital Business section. Abha graduated from The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Forbes.com and the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times. She lives in Washington, D.C.