Local businesses in D.C. face many challenges, but one of the biggest is finding and securing prime downtown real estate — which many landlords effectively hold off-limits to all but large national chains.
Commentator Andrei Codrescu takes note of Microsoft and NBC parting ways at MSNBC. He was at the Microsoft campus when things were going the other way in 1995. Back then, Microsoft thought it was going to be the next big thing in entertainment.
In the documentary Fixing the Future, reporter David Brancaccio travels across the country following people who are working to reinvent the U.S. economy. Through innovative approaches to job creation and wealth, Americans are rethinking how we measure prosperity.
The city of San Bernardino, Calif., is expected to declare a fiscal emergency, and officially file for bankruptcy on Wednesday. The declaration would be the third by a California city in recent weeks. Some analysts believe San Bernardino's problems may be more about its dysfunctional local politics.
Corporations pay a lot of money to be official Olympic sponsors, so there are strict rules about who can and can't use the games to promote their products — rules the Olympic Committee isn't shy about enforcing. Just ask a group of knitters who recently got a cease and desist letter from the USOC.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke offered a downbeat assessment of the U.S. economy at a Senate panel hearing Wednesday. He said the economy is still growing, but its pace slowed in the second quarter.
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