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Intelsat Moves From D.C. To Tysons Corner

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Intelsat, a satellite services provider, plans to move its U.S. headquarters from Washington, D.C. to Fairfax County. More than 400 employees will move into Tysons Tower, occupying the 14th to the 20th floors of the tallest building in Tysons Corner, a short walk from the new Silver Line Metro station.

Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell approved a $1.3 million grant from the Governor's Opportunity Fund to help Fairfax County land the new tech headquarters. And the Virginia Department of Business Assistance will provide funding and services to support the company's recruitment, training and retraining activities.

Leaders at the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority say they are delighted to diversify the economy in Northern Virginia, while government contracting in other industry segments has slowed.

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The Environmental Cost Of Growing Food

Economists are working on ways to put a price on the environmental damage of growing food. Take sugar: Half of what we eat comes from beets, half from cane. Each has an impact, in very different ways.
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The Politics Hour - May 6, 2016

Metro announces its maintenance plan--and the service disruptions it will cause. Election watchdogs question Baltimore primary results. And Republicans in our region are put on the spot about supporting GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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