BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Starbucks' 'Race Together' Project

Racial inequality is not a topic mainstream Americans are readily willing to discuss.

Three Find Business Together Enriching

Tehma Hallie Smith, Ronae Brock and Michelle Davenport have come up with a line of organic body and skin products that prides itself on being health conscious and environmentally friendly.

Exelon, Pepco Merger Moves Forward

Despite pushback last year from residents and community leaders opposed to the creation of a "monopoly power company" in the D.C. region, the Chicago-based Exelon Corporation and Pepco Holdings recently moved forward on an agreement with Montgomery and Prince George's ...

MGM National Harbor Marks Employment Milestone

With still more than a year before it opens, MGM National Harbor probably has local residents feeling as though they've hit the jackpot.

Prince George's Council Member to Host Breakfast for Business Sector

Prince George's County Council member Todd Turner (D-District 4) will host a business breakfast briefing this week to connect county officials with Bowie Business Innovation Center companies currently engaged in the creation of new businesses.

Prepaid Cards Lack Financial Protection for 93M Consumers

When it comes to financial services, many consumers are surprised by the range of fees attached to their transactions. From mortgages to checking accounts, credit cards and more, regulations for these products establish the ‘rules of the road ’for consumers ...

Nielsen's Multicultural 'Super Consumer' Report Highlights Market Opportunities

With multicultural consumer spending in the United States today at $3.4 trillion, this "super consumer" group has tremendous impact on U.S. mainstream culture, according to a Nielsen report released Thursday.

Wal-Marts Have Positive Impact on D.C. Economy: Report

A new report on Wal-Mart's impact on D.C.'s economy shows positive results in the areas of jobs, tax revenue and consumer savings.

Safeway Exec Craig Muckle Honored by Washington Business Journal

Safeway executive Craig Muckle was honored late last month by the Washington Business Journal with the publication's Minority Business Leader Award.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: C. Delores Tucker Was Right

What would C. Delores Tucker say about "Empire" and its connotations of imperialism and colonialism?

Exelon, Pepco Reach Merger Deal with Md. Counties

The Chicago-based Exelon Corporation and Pepco Holdings have reached an agreement with Montgomery and Prince George's counties regarding the two companies' merger proposal, which all sides say will create jobs and help meet the region's energy, environmental and economic policy ...

Marlo To Give Away Millions in Free Furniture for Nats-O's World Series

Marlo Furniture has a pitch that could result in millions of dollars of free furniture for its customers: all purchases made between March 30 and April 6 will be refunded in full if the Baltimore Orioles end up playing the ...

Maryland Awarded $747K Grant for Foreclosure-Prevention Counseling

The National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling program announced Monday grant awards totaling more than $44.8 million for foreclosure-prevention counseling, including $747,000 in Maryland.

D.C., Howard U. Announce Tech Partnership

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser joined Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick earlier this week in announcing a partnership to establish the District's first Technology and Innovation Hub, which will expand the city's growing technology and innovation ecosystem.

Credit Arbitration Favors Corporations Over Consumers

Although arbitration is often associated with labor unions, millions of consumers are also affected by it and don’t even know it. Often consumers find the extremely small print of credit agreements difficult to read. Others become bewildered by the legal ...