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Local Board of Trade Informs, But Can't Reassure Local Businesses

The Greater Washington Board of Trade gathered today to discuss the effects on local businesses of a federal default. Attendees found the meeting informative, but not reassuring.

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Maryland SHA Moves Forward On BRAC Upgrades Without Federal Money

In Maryland, the state Highway Administration will begin upgrading roads connected to the massive expansion of the Bethesda Naval Hospital because of BRAC, even though it doesn't have the money to pay for the projects yet.

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Nearly A Thousand FAA Employees On Furlough In D.C. Area

Thousands of Federal Aviation Administration workers are on furlough this week because of a failure by Congressional lawmakers to agree on funding for the agency.

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Strengthening U.S.-Israeli Relationship Could Boost Virginia’s Job Market

Recent events in the Middle East and the strained relationship between U.S. and Israeli leaders might give the impression that strengthening business ties between the two countries is out of the question. But the head of the Virginia-Israel Advisory Board says that couldn't be farther from the truth.

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No FAA Funding Deal Means Furlough for Nearly 1000 D.C. Area Workers

The debt ceiling isn't the only area where national lawmakers are having a tough time finding common ground. At midnight tonight portions of the Federal Aviation Administration will shutdown, putting a disproportionate number of local aviation workers on furlough.

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