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2009 

When Taylor Bean & Whitaker filed for bankruptcy last August, "it was the 12th largest mortgage originator in the United States, and a Freddie Mac servicer," according to DSNews.com.  Freddie Mac has more than $1 billion dollars in assets tied to the failed mortgage company, which is impacting th...
11/30/2009
Five of Virginia's federal lawmakers are calling for a sound barrier to shield residents from the noise of the Metro line now under construction from Tysons Corner to Dulles Airport according to the Associated Press.  The bi-partisan support of the sound wall include both Virginia Senators, Jim W...
11/27/2009
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OK, I guess don't get it.  Thanksgiving is one of the greatest times of the year, an opportunity to be with friends and family and to remember those things that are really important in life.  We haven't even gotten to the holiday yet and the culture seems hell bent on skipping over this great fea...
11/25/2009
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McLean-based Mars candy manufacturer is in the bidding for the well-known British candy company, Cadbury.  According to Business Week, in addition to Mars, Cadbury is being wooed by Hershey, Kraft, and Nestle, among others. After purchasing Wrigley last year for $23 billion, Mars is now the leadi...
11/23/2009
Freddie Mac estimates that housing prices will continue to decline in 2010 by 1.5% while Fannie Mae pegs the retreat at 1.7%, according to Bloomberg News.  One expert predicts in the article that Washington will be one of the cities with the greatest chances of home-price growth over the next 5 y...
11/23/2009
Not everyone is happy with the construction plans for the Tysons Corner area.  Residents who live near Georgetown Pike in Great Falls are vowing to stop plans to widen Route 7, according to the Fairfax Times. "While the $37 million project has some support from Reston residents and other east-wes...
11/22/2009
Forty-six years ago tomorrow, November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m., President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas, Texas.  It was one of those defining moments in American History.  You can still ask someone of a certain age and they can tell you exactly where and what they were doing when they...
11/21/2009
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Government, a regional organization of D.C.-area local governments, has just released a comprehensive plan for growth and development over the next 40 years for the area.  COG is seeking public comment on the document, titled Region Forward, through November...
11/20/2009
Weather is one topic everyone loves to discuss.  And while it's not as interesting as the weather in New England, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, one of the real selling points of the Metropolitan-D.C. area is the weather.  We still have four distinct seasons, and each one is beautiful in it...
11/19/2009
Ignite Institute, a non-profit health research organization, will "set up shop" in Tysons Corner, according to the Loudoun Independent, beating out Loudon County as a possible location.  Adds the article, the Institutes's Tyson's office will "employ as many as 415 scientists and health profession...
11/17/2009
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