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The Washington Metropolitan Area, formally known as the Washington–Arlington–Alexandria, DC–VA–MD–WV MSA, and also known as the National Capital Region, is a U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget. It is also part of the larger Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area, the fourth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. - Source: Wikipedia
Now in its ninth year, the DC Jazz Festival runs through June 15 with more than 125 performances at more than 40 venues around town.
Local leaders appear at odds on how to proceed with implementing health insurance exchanges as part of President Obama's health care overhaul. A deadline looms next week for officials to send outlines of their proposals to the federal government.
The population of the District of Columbia is growing faster than that of any state in the country, according to a new U.S. Census report that shows an acceleration of a trend in which largely skilled and educated workers have flocked to the city's resilient local economy and its well-paying jobs connected to the federal government.
Looming trillion-dollar cuts to the federal budget would likely improve the national economy but would be especially tough on the region's economy, which has long relied on federal spending, business leaders said Wednesday at a conference in the District.
The chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors on Wednesday publicly criticized a measure introduced by a Northern Virginia congressman that would overhaul the board's structure and grant Virginia a majority of its seats.
Three D.C. business groups are "shocked and dismayed" by Mayor Vincent C. Gray's decision to pocket-veto a measure that would have delayed collection of a tax on out-of-state bonds.
D.C.-area residents are losing confidence in the economy and in whether conditions will improve amid concerns about jobs and their financial stability, according to survey released Thursday by the Greater Washington Board of Trade.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board on Wednesday reversed its controversial April decision to build an underground Metrorail station at Washington Dulles International Airport after months of political pressure from state and local officials who supported a less expensive approach.
D.C. business and trade leaders sounded the alarm Monday about Mayor Vincent C. Grays call to increase or create 13 taxes to close a $322 million budget gap in the upcoming fiscal year.
A Northern Virginia congressman has joined the mounting opposition to building the more expensive of two proposed Dulles Metrorail stations, saying Monday that he hoped the 13-member board that made the choice will reconsider the cheaper option.
Residents of Ward 7 noticed recently that the constituent services office of D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander in Southeast has been closed, and the telephone is temporarily out of service.
Throughout the recession, one major city stood out as an oasis for jobs and growth: Washington, D.C.
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