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Amazon and Mercedes-Benz Strike Deal

Amazon and Mercedes-Benz Strike Deal

Amazon is buying 1,800 electric delivery vans from Mercedes-Benz. The order with Mercedes is Amazon’s biggest with a European car maker. Daimler said the order is for 1,200 large eSprinter vans and 600 medium-sized eVito vehicles. Delivery will begin later this year....

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Which Home Is the Best Layout for You?

Which Home Is the Best Layout for You?

Which Home Is the Best Layout for You? When you consider what you want in your next home, you tend to think first about the location and maybe the number of bedrooms. But the overall layout of any home – from the distance between the kitchen and living room to the...

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DC-Area Toll Revenue Plunges 90% Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

DC-Area Toll Revenue Plunges 90% Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Revenue from toll lanes on the Capital Beltway and Interstate 95 in Virginia all but dried up in the spring, plummeting by nearly 90% compared to a year ago, as drivers stayed home amid widespread coronavirus restrictions. That’s according to new figures revealed in a...

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Amazon is Hiring for its First D.C.-area Go Grocery Store

Amazon is Hiring for its First D.C.-area Go Grocery Store

Amazon is inching ever closer to opening two cashier-less grocery stores in the D.C. area. We know this — though Amazon still won’t acknowledge as much — because it’s hiring for them. The e-commerce giant has posted several openings related to Amazon Go Grocery stores...

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Should You Live in a Single-Family Home?

Should You Live in a Single-Family Home?

Years ago, a New York City family was looking to change how they lived. For years, they’d enjoyed living in a full-service high-rise building in Manhattan with doormen, a live-in superintendent and many of the other conveniences and amenities that come with apartment...

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The Over 3,800 Residential Units Slated to Remake Rosslyn

The Over 3,800 Residential Units Slated to Remake Rosslyn

Although other areas of northern Virginia saw a lot more development activity this time last year, the Rosslyn residential pipeline has seen a bit of a resurgence in the interim. With revival of some projects and the introduction of others, the pipeline has grown by...

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Tysons During a Pandemic…

Tysons During a Pandemic…

What is it like to live or work in Tysons during a pandemic? A recent survey released this week offers a snapshot into the many concerns people have from transit and childcare to what may be stopping people from returning to the office for work. The Tysons...

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A Proposal for a Network of Trails

A Proposal for a Network of Trails

The region’s top transportation board has endorsed a proposal for a network of trails stretching across the greater Washington region, from Frederick, MD, to Prince William County, VA. It would expand the amount of off-road bicycle and pedestrian pathways to 1,400...

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Inspired by Amazon…

Inspired by Amazon…

George Mason University has settled on three finalists to build an Amazon-inspired expansion of its Arlington campus. The university rolled out a request for proposals for private partners on the planned “Institute of Digital Innovation” in February, detailing plans...

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Amazon Has Passed 1,000 hires in Arlington

Amazon Has Passed 1,000 hires in Arlington

Amazon has announced that it has hired more than 1,000 employees in the past year for its Arlington-based headquarters, putting it on schedule to create 25,000 new jobs in the decade. The company has hired systems engineers, data scientists, designers, lawyers,...

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Local Reporters Win Award for Amazon Coverage

Local Reporters Win Award for Amazon Coverage

Months of wall-to-wall coverage of Amazon’s plans to come to Crystal City and Pentagon City have been recognized by the D.C. Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Airey, Vernon Miles, Kalina Newman, Alex Koma were all named winners of the 2019...

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Amazon Presents Award to D.C. Teacher

Amazon Presents Award to D.C. Teacher

A Washington, D.C., teacher has been named an Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year. The tech company surprised Lynn Garnaat with a $50,000 prize to help her teach students at KIPP DC College Prep High School. The Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year...

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