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Techstars Appoint a New Leader for its D.C. Accelerator

Techstars Appoint a New Leader for its D.C. Accelerator

Techstars has tapped a new managing director for its D.C. senior care-focused accelerator that went live at the start of 2020. The Boulder, Colorado accelerator operator, which runs an ever-growing roster of programs across the country, said Monday it has appointed...

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New Georgetown Canal Boat is Close to Being Put in the Water

New Georgetown Canal Boat is Close to Being Put in the Water

The Georgetown canal now has water flowing through it, and soon you will be able to ride in a brand new boat on it. “We hope to get as many visitors to travel the roughly one-mile trip up on the canal in Georgetown, beginning hopefully later this year,” said Jeffrey...

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Guidehouse to Set Up New Northern Viginia HQ with 1,550 Jobs

Guidehouse to Set Up New Northern Viginia HQ with 1,550 Jobs

Management consultant Guidehouse will move its global headquarters to Tysons. The company will invest $12.7 million in a new corporate campus at 1676 International Drive, to open later this year. The office, initially 75,000 square feet, will house more than 1,550...

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Amazon Announces Issuance of $1B Sustainability Bond

Amazon Announces Issuance of $1B Sustainability Bond

Amazon has announced the issuance of a $1 billion sustainability focused bond. The proceeds will be used to fund projects in five areas, building on significant investments Amazon has made over the years: Renewable Energy, Clean Transportation, Sustainable Buildings,...

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Cicadas Are Not Having This Cool Spring Weather

Cicadas Are Not Having This Cool Spring Weather

Whether you’ve been dreading them or anxiously awaiting them, you’ll have to wait a few days more for the masses of Brood X cicadas to emerge. While earlier weather conditions were perfect to precipitate the emergence of billions of the bugs, a colder spell appears to...

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The Nine Developments Expected to Redefine Rosslyn

The Nine Developments Expected to Redefine Rosslyn

While Arlington County is less interested in the gondola to Georgetown than DC is, if the system is ever constructed, its prospective terminus in Rosslyn would join a neighborhood with an already-abundant residential pipeline. Several large projects are in progress or...

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Who Gets Xanadu 2.0, the Gates Family Mansion?

Who Gets Xanadu 2.0, the Gates Family Mansion?

As experts in philanthropy, finance, technology and global health scramble to predict what the divorce of Melinda and Bill Gates could mean for their industries, others are wondering: Who will get their lakefront estate in the Seattle suburbs, which is valued at...

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10 Best Money-Saving Apps

10 Best Money-Saving Apps

There’s never a bad time to save money, but it may be especially important right now for households that saw their income disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While money-saving apps may not be able to replace a paycheck, they do offer an easy way to save on everything...

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7 Interior Design Podcasts to Inspire Creativity in Your Home

7 Interior Design Podcasts to Inspire Creativity in Your Home

There’s nothing like listening to a good podcast on your morning commute. Listening to one that’ll help you come home to a beautiful interior is even better. That's right. You can binge interior design concepts and home improvement without sitting on the couch glued...

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Sales of Luxury Homes Skyrocket in First Quarter

Sales of Luxury Homes Skyrocket in First Quarter

Sales of luxury homes rose 41.6% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2021, crushing sales of affordable homes (7% increase) and mid-priced homes (5.9%) per a Redfin study. Redfin defines “luxury” homes as selling for an average of $975,000, “expensive” homes as...

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Innovators & Disruptors: The Top Tech 25 in Washington DC

Innovators & Disruptors: The Top Tech 25 in Washington DC

By Dara Klatt, with Maria Blanco, Asa Hiken & Catherine Trifiletti | Washington Life) There is a certain fortitude in innovators’ eyes. Stare into the pupils of our tech 25 leaders and you’ll see dogged determination across the gamut—the kind of look that says,...

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