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D.C. to N.Y. buses join airlines in delays

Sprawling transit delays from the recent blizzard are beginning to break up as the Northeast digs itself out from under feet of snow, but some are still having a hard time finding a way out of town.

Tags: blizzard , snow , snow storm , airlines , delays , bus travel , Neal Augenstein ,

Tuesday - 12/28/2010, 08:13am EST

McDonnell says he did not know about corruption whistleblower

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Tuesday he was not aware of a whistle-blowing letter delivered to his office that would have alerted him to the actions of a convicted embezzler.

Tags: Bob McDonnell , John W. Forbes II , Virginia Finance Secretary , Virginia , tobacco , Tobacco farmers , tobacco commission , Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Rev , Mark Segraves

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 01:50pm EST

How to save money on holiday food budgets

The financial burdens of shopping for the holidays and hosting dinner parties can easily cut into budgets for everyday items, like groceries. But with some simply savvy shopping and planning ahead, it can be easy to make up for a Christmas shortfall.

Tags: Shopping , groceries , holiday shopping , cooking , Nathan Hager ,

Monday - 12/20/2010, 08:26am EST

Last-minute shoppers get free shipping

More than 1,500 retailers, including Nordstrom, Macy's, JC Penney, LL Bean, Toys "R" Us, and Borders, are offering free shipping today.

Tags: free shipping , , Amazon , , online advertising , online shopping , zappos ,

Friday - 12/17/2010, 08:32am EST

Fairfax Co. schools development to save $31 million

The economic recession is not bad news for everyone, as a local school district seeks to take advantage of lowered construction prices for tens of millions in new developments.

Tags: Fairfax County Public Schools , Dean Tistadt , Beth English , Pimmit Hills Alternative High School , Clifton Elementary School , Sunrise Valley Elementary School , Hank Silverberg

Friday - 12/17/2010, 09:52am EST

OPM to redefine federal government closures

Federal employees may have more to contend with than pay freezes and a Christmas Eve workday this frigid December, with a recent announcement that the government has changed the definition of employee leave for closures.

Tags: snowmageddon , closures , government closing , federal government , Office of Personnel Management , John Berry ,

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 01:19pm EST

Coast Guard selects U.S.' first female military academy chief

The superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy will turn over the helm to a woman next year, marking the first time in U.S. history a military service academy will have a female commander.

Tags: U.S. Coast Guard , Sandra L. Stosz , Bob Papp , J. Scott Burhoe , U.S. Military Academy , U.S. Coast Guard Academy ,

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 01:52pm EST

Tips on tips: How much to give during the holidays

Giving presents at the end of the year is not solely reserved for friends and family -- a large segment of the population relies on December gifts from those they may only see in a professional capacity.

Tags: service industry , waiters , postal workers , holiday giving , Christmas , Nathan Hager , tipping

Monday - 12/13/2010, 08:32am EST

A new approach for Montgomery Co. snow plows

Some called it "snowmaggedon," others "snowpocalypse." Whatever the terminology, many area residents were left out in the cold last winter as it took some snow plows days to finally clear the overly drifted streets.

Tags: Kate Ryan , snow plows , winter forecast , snow , snow clearing , Roger Berliner , Keith Compton

Friday - 12/10/2010, 07:36am EST

Virginia to consider new police siren laws

Virginia legislators will consider new rules governing police officers' use of sirens, following a 2008 incident in which a woman was struck and killed by a police cruiser.

Tags: Fairfax County Police , police , siren , Ashely McIntosh , Toddy Puller , car accident , Hank Silverberg ,

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 09:04am EST
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