Defense contractor Northrop Grumman says it plans to lay off about 200 employees, mostly in the Baltimore region.
As the White House and Congress talk about cutting federal spending, groups in Virginia that work with the poor say those cuts will mean big problems for their clients.
Some young servicemen and women in the Washington metro area and across the country are finding it very hard to get jobs in the civilian economy -- 27 percent are unemployed nationwide.
In Maryland, it's back to the drawing board for lawmakers in Montgomery County when it comes to cutting benefits for unionized employees.
In the District, city residents got a chance Monday to weigh in on Mayor Vincent Gray's proposed budget. They made their feelings known during a marathon hearing at the D.C. Council.
Virginia's Gov. Bob McDonnell will be spending this week abroad in Asia to build business relationships.
Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.) and several senior administration officials are on the first leg of an 11-day Asian tour. The trip is aimed at job creation and economic development.
Pump prices have climbed for more than 40 straight days, and in the District, the average cost for a gallon of gas is now $4.16. But many stations have fuel prices much higher than that.
The U.S. House is scheduled to vote today on legislation that could open Virginia waters to offshore oil and gas exploration.
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