<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Business News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/business http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com en-us Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:06:53 -0400 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:06:53 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[New Target Snafu: Some Gift Cards Worthless]]> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 13:51:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/457902781.jpg
Target is facing another potential meltdown this week as customers across the country are learning that Target gift cards they either bought or received don't hold any value. A Target spokesperson said Tuesday...

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<![CDATA[Talk About Town: Target Breach Scales Back Buying]]> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 19:34:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000004871185_1200x675_100658755524.jpg
Troy Johnson of WHUR joins Pat Lawson Muse for Talk About Town, including a look at how the Target data breach may have changed consumers' habits.]]>
<![CDATA[Pending Home Sales Plunge]]> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:54:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/home-sales.jpg
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on plunging stocks and falling home sales.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Lands "Star Wars" Museum]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:03:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/george-lucas-r2d21.jpg
Chicago has come out on top in the intense competition for the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum. City Hall officials confirmed that the city has beat out San Francisco and Los Angeles for the museum, which will host...

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<![CDATA[Bad News for Amazon Prime Members]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:52:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/amazon-453056767.jpg
If you've ever wanted to sign up for Amazon Prime, you have a week to do so before a big price hike takes effect. The cost of a standard "Prime" membership is set to set you back $99, up from $79.

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<![CDATA[Business Bootcamp Coming to Largo]]> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 06:03:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20130816+training.jpg
Attention all entreprenuers: Get a jump on the competition August 16th with a start-up business bootcamp.]]>
<![CDATA[Group Connects Women of Color in Communications]]> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 18:00:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20130726+ColorComm.jpg
ColorComm gets women of color who work in communications and public relations together to network and support each other. Erica Butler reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Weather Forecast Can Help Businesses Plan]]> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:14:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/704e34ea8a604a2baf8a87c76ba939d0.png.jpg
Planalytics helps companies plan by watching the weather and predicting how consumers will react to the weather. Storm Team4 meteorologist Amelia Segal has the story.]]>
<![CDATA[Google's Most Searched Throughout the Years]]> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:42:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/219*120/072309+Whitney+Houston+HMV.jpg
Google's most searched terms from 2006 until today.

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<![CDATA[Cyber Monday Nets Record $1.74B ]]> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 08:49:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/453267659.jpg
Shoppers bought online at the heaviest rate ever Monday, according to research firm comScore Inc., The Associated Press reported. The firm said Tuesday e-commerce spending rose 18 percent from last year's Cyber...

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<![CDATA[Twitter's $2 Billion Test: Turning Profits for Wall St.]]> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 10:59:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/10-30-2013-twitter-generic.jpg
In the seven years since its creation, Twitter has been used to spark revolutions, allow fans to chat with celebrities and spread news from the farthest corners of the world. But can it make money? The...

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<![CDATA[LivingSocial Says Customer Accounts Hacked]]> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:43:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/livingsocial.jpg
LivingSocial, the D.C.-based daily deals site, says more than 50 million customer accounts may have been compromised by a cyberattack. Customers' names, email addresses, dates of birth and encrypted...]]>
<![CDATA[Airlines Trim Seats to Trim Costs]]> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:42:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Airplane+Seats.jpg
U.S. airlines are removing bulky seats and replacing them with streamlined models that allow room for another row.]]>
<![CDATA[Shoppers Surprised by Money Hidden in Grocery Items]]> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:55:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NC_mysterymoney0925_test_mezzn.jpg
Shoppers in the Salem, Oregon area have been finding $100 bills tucked away in grocery items throughout town. So far, around $2,000 worth of the mystery money has been found.]]>
<![CDATA[Cracking Down on Fake Online Reviews]]> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 08:21:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/yelp+1.jpg
Good news for fans of reviews as officials look to remove fake online postings. Scott Budman reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Tips on Tipping: Why It's Still Needed]]> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 08:30:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/generic_wallet_resize.jpg
Tipping is seen by some critics as being outdated. But those who benefit from tips aren't willing to give it up. Chris Clackum reports.

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<![CDATA[Teen Sews Collars, Leashes to Buy Dog]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 08:48:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NC_teenbizwhiz0816_700x394__720290.jpg
Five years ago a Beaverton, Oregon girl's parents told her she would have to earn her own money if she wanted a dog. Now she has a thriving business.]]>
<![CDATA[Kellogg Recalls Special K Red Berries for Glass Fragments]]> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:36:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/209*120/20130219Kellogg.jpg
Kellogg is recalling some of its Special K cereal because there may be glass fragments inside the packaging.]]>
<![CDATA[Green Car Wash Sanitizes Without Soap]]> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 13:37:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/128401773.jpg
A car wash in Arizona installed a water filtration tank allowing high levels of oxygen to sanitize the water they use to clean customers' cars — all without soap. An environmental engineer at Arizona...]]>
<![CDATA[Deaf Duo Sues Bow Tie Cinemas]]> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 08:25:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/bowtielawsuitstill073113.jpg
Plaintiffs in lawsuit claim federal law entitles them to closed captioning devices]]>
<![CDATA[New Electric BMW to Compete With Tesla]]> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 07:56:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000004122354_722x406_39189059540.jpg
The electric car movement is growing. Teslas are selling like crazy, and Nissan Leafs are still, well, selling. Into the mix: A new BMW, the i3, coming this spring. Scott Budman reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Uber To Use Surge Pricing On New Year's Eve]]> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 15:05:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20121231new_uber_logo2.jpg
Looking for a ride on New Year's Eve? It will cost you.]]>