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Crisis Management & Office Leadership

Business coach and diversity consultant Howard Ross is back to explore what good leaders do when offices are facing internal and external crises.

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Should D.C. Tour Guides Have To Pass A Licensing Test?

The owners of Segs in the City lost a lawsuit against D.C. over requirements that tour guides pass a licensing exam, which includes questions about the city.


Consumer Spending Rose 0.7 Percent In February; Higher Gas Prices A Factor

With higher prices for gasoline factored out, spending rose a more modest 0.3 percent. Meanwhile, personal income rose a healthy 1.1 percent.

Amazon Buys Book-Recommendation Site Goodreads

Financial terms of the sale, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013, were not disclosed. The announcement comes just weeks after major publishers launched their own book-recommendation website.
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Foulger Responds To Reported Defects In Silver Spring Transit Center

The construction firm Foulger Pratt says it has evidence that shows it is not to blame for whatever problems may be keeping the Silver Spring Transit Center from opening.


Farm Bill's Sugar Subsidy More Taxing Than Sweet, Critics Say

A government sugar subsidy program is often criticized for keeping sugar prices too high. But now prices are falling and the government may buy 400,000 tons of sugar to help struggling sugar processors. Critics say the government's involvement in the sugar business should end.

In Phoenix, A New Quest For Diverse Public Pool Lifeguards

After noticing that mostly white lifeguards worked at public pools used by Latino and African-American kids, the city decided to try to recruit minorities to lifeguard. The city has raised about $15,000 to offset certification costs, and pool staff will work with recruits on swimming skills.