<![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 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:42:22 -0500 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:42:22 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.9%]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:35:27 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008059580_1200x675_337430083542.jpg
NBC's Carrie Dann discusses what the good economic news means to the Obama administration.]]>
<![CDATA[New Target Snafu: Some Gift Cards Worthless]]> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:51:32 -0500 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 18:34:56 -0500 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[Report: Big Clippers Tax Write-Off]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 01:50:26 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tlmd_steve_ballmer_clippers_microsoft.jpg
Billionaire Steve Ballmer bought the Los Angeles Clippers in August for $2 billion, but he could write off as much as half of that amount in taxes by 2030, according to an analysis by the Financial Times.]]>
<![CDATA[Pending Home Sales Plunge]]> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:54:46 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/home-sales.jpg
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on plunging stocks and falling home sales.]]>
<![CDATA[Market Basket Board OKs $1.5 Billion Sale to Ousted CEO]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:49:32 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Market+Basket.jpg
Market Basket's board of directors has signed a deal to sell the grocery chain to former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas for more than $1.5 billion, following months of massive employee protests and customer boycotts...]]>
<![CDATA["Millennial" Market Not Lovin' McDonald's: Report]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:51:11 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/McDonalds-Blitz-Box.jpg
It looks like millennials aren’t munching on McDonald’s as much as they used to.

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<![CDATA[Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:58:14 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/216*120/Steve+Ballmer+Clips+1.JPG
Steve Ballmer on Tuesday left Microsoft's Board of Directors, citing new commitments as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, a day after publicly stepping into his role with the team.]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's to Sell Packaged Coffee in Supermarkets: Report]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:42:12 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/216*120/050509+McCafe+Picture+p11.jpg
Fans of McCafe will be lovin’ the latest McDonald’s news. The fast food chain announced plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets across the nation by early next year, the Associated Press...]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Lands "Star Wars" Museum]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:03:58 -0500 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 15:52:01 -0500 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 05:03:57 -0500 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 17:00:26 -0500 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 18:14:22 -0500 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 15:42:06 -0500 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 07:49:54 -0500 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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