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First look: Rent the Runway’s new Georgetown store

published about 3 hours ago
Eyeing a Badgley Mischka dress for the office holiday party? Or a Monique Lhullier number for New Year’s Eve? Now you can rent it. Washington’s first Rent the Runway store opened quietly Thursday, just in time for the holiday season. Read full article >>

ISS Urges Vote Against JDS Uniphase Board Member

published about 3 hours ago
Sandell Asset Management Corp. said influential proxy firm Institutional Shareholder Services is urging JDS Uniphase Corp. shareholders to vote against board member Martin Kaplan.

A map view of Washington’s bid for 2024 Olympics

published about 4 hours ago
In a story over the weekend, we laid out the increasingly detailed proposal from organizers of Washington’s Olympics bid regarding where they would put on the 28 events of the 2024 Summer Games. After Washington was passed over for the 2012 games, organizers of the region’s bid are pursuing a more compact, transit-oriented and in a few cases even walkable 17-day competition. Read full article >>

Merck Obtains Rights to Ebola Vaccine

published about 5 hours ago
Merck Obtains Rights to Ebola Vaccine
Merck & Co. has obtained the rights to an experimental Ebola vaccine developed by NewLink Genetics, another sign of the scramble by pharmaceutical companies and other groups to find new ways to combat the deadly viral outbreak centered in West Africa.

GM Confirms Accident Linked To Faulty Switch

published about 6 hours ago
General Motors confirmed that the car accident involving a Texas woman, who later plead guilty to criminal negligent homicide in her fiancé’s death, is among those linked to the company’s faulty ignition switch issue.