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This Week On Metro Connection: Down The Hatch

From mussels to moussaka, we'll focus on food and drink as we bring you our annual show about the D.C. region's culinary culture.

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Tech Companies Issue Loud Call For Surveillance Transparency

Facebook and Twitter are among the 63 companies and groups behind a pointed letter calling for specific disclosures of government surveillance requests.
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Concession Workers At Union Station Demand Higher Wages

Federally contracted workers at Union Station walked off the job on Thursday morning, demanding a wage of at least $12 an hour.

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Part-Time Workers Say Schedules Are Getting More Erratic

For many workers, hours are not only short, but increasingly erratic as managers scramble to cover shifts without the steadying influence of experienced full-time employees.
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Retailers Say Expansion Plans At Risk If D.C. Living Wage Bill Takes Effect

Six national retailers have written D.C. Mayor Vince Gray asking him to veto a bill that would require big box retailers to pay a living wage of $12.50 an hour.

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'American Journalism Review' To Quit Printing; Go Online-Only

The "print" media's seemingly numbered days continue to count down. Now one of the nation's leading journalism reviews has decided to only publish online.
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National Harbor Businesses Spin Up After Water Emergency

The upscale National Harbor community was in the area affected by the expected water outage in Prince George's County, but now that the water is expected to continue flowing, businesses have to get back on track.

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Congress Debates Taking A Step Back From The Mortgage Market

Lawmakers are trying to figure out how to scale back the outsize role that mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac play in the housing market. A bipartisan Senate proposal would replace Fannie and Freddie with a scaled-down program, while a Republican House proposal would go even further.
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The 'Ask Your Uncle' Approach To Economics

The Beige Book — a big, official report — is mostly a bunch of stories gathered by talking to businesses around the country.
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'We're Here To Stay' Says Newly Confirmed Consumer Watchdog

After two years of political bickering, Richard Cordray has been confirmed as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He thinks that, in the end, his agency has won bipartisan support for the work it will do.

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