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D.C. Water Holds Town Hall Meetings

D.C.'s water authority is holding a series of town hall meetings, starting Tuesday, on water service in the city and a proposal to raise rates.

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Corner Store Reflects Neighborhood Change

African-American-owned businesses in Baltimore are growing three times faster than the business community as a whole. One such business is Gerry's Goods in Baltimore's Sandtown neighborhood.

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Local Businesses Prepare For Possible Goverment Shutdown

Congress has approved a stop-gap measure to avert a federal government shutdown for the next two weeks. But after that its anyone's guess, so businesses in the District say they're preparing for the worst.

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Local Grocer Busts Bacteria

Researchers from the University of Arizona have found that 72 percent of supermarket carts contain harmful germs, including fecal bacteria and even E Coli. The investigators say the carts they tested had more germs than the supermarkets' restrooms.

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Commentary By Andy Shallal: Local Businesses Say No To Walmart

Walmart is planning to open four new stores in the District by 2012. The company says it will create more than 1,000 jobs and offer discounted goods in underserved areas. But commentator Andy Shallal, chairman of Think Local First D.C. Business Alliance, says members of the small business community are opposing the move.

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Economy Delays Transmission Line Construction

A proposed electrical transmission line that would've stretched from West Virginia to Maryland and northern Virginia is being delayed.

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Business Leaders Prepare For Federal Shutdown

Local business leaders are meeting at the Greater Washington Board of Trade to go over the potential impact of a federal government shutdown.

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