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Entire D.C. area, some 6 million people, now under stay-at-home orders

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday issued an order directing District residents to remain in their homes except to perform essential activities, putting some 6 million citizens across Greater Washing…
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Macy's to furlough majority of its 130,000 workers amid coronavirus

Department store giant Macy's Inc. announced Monday that it will furlough the majority of its workforce of 130,000 as it grapples with the impact of COVID-19, which has ground sales to a halt. Macy'…
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Coronavirus crisis already changing how government contractors do business

Contractors are use to the lingering effects of disruption. This is something new.
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Gov. Ralph Northam issues stay-at-home order for Virginia residents

Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday issued a “stay-at-home” order for all Virginia residents as part of the effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Under the order, which took effect Monday, V…
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As hotels plead for 'second' stimulus, D.C. area stares down $1.5B in outstanding debt

Without federal intervention and relief, industry experts say the carnage will be widespread and result in instability in business and tourism centers for years to come.
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Looking for the Best Places to Work in Greater Washington? We found 110 of them.

These are the companies that scored highest on an employee survey created by Quantum Workplace.
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Capital One pledges $50M to nonprofits working on food aid, small business assistance

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COF) has pledged $50 million to support nonprofit partners working in part on food and hunger aid as it continues to ramp up its efforts during the novel coronaviru…
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D.C. attorney general plans new focus on landlords, retailers seeking to illegally profit off of coronavirus

D.C. prosecutors say they’re keeping a close eye on landlords and retailers amid the coronavirus pandemic, watching especially intently for any violations of new, outbreak-inspired protections lawmak…
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Gov. Larry Hogan issues stay-at-home order for Maryland residents

Gov. Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order for Maryland residents on Monday morning after coronavirus cases increased nearly 400% in the past week. Hogan's order goes into effect at 8 p.m. Monday …
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Meet Will Naron, owner of Mad Science of D.C. — and creator of fireballs

Welcome to Off the Beat, a weekly Q&A with a local business person doing something a little different. Have an idea or pitch that reflects some unusual business activity? Email mneibauer@bizjournals.…
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Federal disaster declaration to give D.C. more coronavirus relief funding

President Donald Trump on Sunday approved a major disaster declaration for the District, opening up more funding for emergency services as well as residents and businesses significantly impacted by t…
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Racine targets price gouging, D.C. to discourage in-person primary voting

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine is taking on retailers that he alleges are price gouging on hand sanitizer and other disinfectant products in the era of the novel coronavirus.  The Office of the A…
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Coronavirus fallout will test commercial real estate industry's ability to weather the storm

In Greater Washington, some $1.8 billion in CMBS debt secured by 67 properties is coming due by Sept. 30.
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Lockheed commits $66.5M, vehicles and other resources to coronavirus relief

With the U.S. continuing to battle the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, one of its largest defense contractors is committing new resources to the fight.  Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) Chairma…
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WhyHotel has a second pop-up hotel planned for Ballston

WhyHotel is bringing its pop-up hotel rooms to another Ballston apartment building. The temporary lodging startup will soon offer 125 units for travelers at 4000 N. Fairfax Drive, the apartment towe…
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