Virginia Offers 'Old School' Vacations in a New Way

Just in time for the holiday travel season, the Virginia Tourism Corporation has launched a new website to help visitors find the best of Virginia's small town treasures and old school favorites.

Cracking Down on Payday Lenders

Just in time for the holiday season, three federal regulators have taken two separate actions against payday lending.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Help Ryan Award Medal to Booker

Just weeks after the White House snubbed Simeon Booker for a Presidential Medal of Freedom, a backbencher has introduced House Bill 3655 to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Booker in recognition of his "achievements in the field of journalism, ...

Clients and Contacts — Yours or Your Boss's?

Should the contacts you develop for your job ultimately belong to you?

Marc Battle Named Pepco Region Vice President

Marc Battle has been appointed as Pepco region vice president, the company announced Thursday.

'Tis the Season for Smart Shopping

Now, more than ever, it’s important for us to understand what it means to be a Conscious Consumer — particularly during the busiest shopping season of the year.


Black Americans are often misled when politicians and pundits refer to the ability of the President of the United States to "create jobs" during their terms in office.

Having a Conversation With Your Parents … About Money

Despite the uncomfortable nature of these discussions, adult children talking with parents about their finances is not only essential but can be a rewarding experience for everyone involved.

Brandeis Study finds Racial Wealth Gap Growing

New research finds that the ability to reach some level of financial security or well-being can be like a chicken and the egg question: Which comes first — the problem or the lack of money?

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Presidential Medal of Freedom Awards Snub Booker

Again in 2013, President Obama has neglected to award a Presidential Medal of Freedom to 95-year-old Simeon Saunders Booker Jr.

Judge: Detroit Can Proceed with Bankruptcy

A federal judge ruled that Detroit officials can proceed with the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in history — a measure that began in October to help eliminate some of the $18 billion for which the city is indebted.

Wal-Mart Opens in Two D.C. Locations

Wal-Mart finally arrived in the District on Wednesday, as hundreds of residents flocked to the grand opening of stores in two of the city's most heavily populated commercial corridors.

Annual Holiday Gift and Art Show Coming to Northwest D.C.

More than 75 local retailers will join to sell fine jewelry, designer & ethnic fashions and other eclectic specialty items at the 23rd BZB annual Black Gift & Art Show in Northwest this holiday season.

AMEX and Think Local DC Promote Area Businesses

As residents in the Washington metropolitan area gear up for Black Friday, American Express and a local nonprofit are encouraging District residents to consider shopping a little closer to home this year.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Let's Give Republicans a Chance

To double down is to significantly increase a risk or commitment. Well, welcome to the fantasyland of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.