Business

  • Job gains drop unemployment rate to four-year low

    5/3/13 6:25 PM

    U.S. employers added 165,000 jobs in April, and hiring was much stronger in the previous two months than first thought. The gains trimmed the unemployment rate to a four-year low of 7.5 percent.

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  • Wegmans hiring hundreds for new store in Germantown

    5/2/13 11:31 PM

    The new Wegmans, in Seneca Meadows Plaza in Germantown, is making 600 new hires before its grand-opening in September. And 550 of the store's 600 employees will be local hires.

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  • Military leaders begrudge low readiness levels

    5/2/13 11:36 AM

    Budget cuts across several branches of the United States military, most notably the Marines and the Navy, are challenging their readiness, Federal News Radio reports.

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  • Mountain Dew pulls ad after racism cries

    5/2/13 9:55 AM

    PepsiCo is once again learning the risks of celebrity partnerships after an ad for Mountain Dew was criticized for portraying racial stereotypes and making light of violence toward women.

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  • Hack this! NYU teaching tech students how to hack

    4/30/13 12:54 PM

    The school is teaching these "white hat" hackers to become experts in how to keep critical information and networks safe from both domestic and international cyber attacks.

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  • Online poker: Legal website launches in NV

    4/30/13 8:52 AM

    Poker devotees will soon be able to skip the smoky casino and legally gamble their dollars away on the couch - at least in the state of Nevada.

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  • Beyond furloughs, budget cuts severely stunt federal hiring

    4/29/13 10:42 AM

    The threat of budget cuts due to sequestration and other measures are not only enough to prompt massive layoffs at several government agencies, they've also stunted new hiring for years.

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  • Washington Business Report April 28, 2013

    4/28/13 8:25 AM

    This week on Washington Business Report: Rebecca Cooper leads a roundtable discussion with Peter LaMotte, leader of Levick’s digital team, Gary Weaver from American University’s School of International Service and Peter Morici with the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business.

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  • Reid announces vote delayed on Internet sales tax

    4/25/13 9:57 PM

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says senators have reached a deal to delay voting on a bill to tax Internet sales until after senators return from a weeklong vacation. A majority of Senate Republicans support the bill, which does not sit well with anti-tax crusaders.

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