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March 21, 2014

The U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia on Friday overturned a lower court's decision in July that favored the merchants and was a setback for banks.

Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia on Friday overturned a lower court's decision in July that favored the merchants and was a setback for banks. The National Retail Federation expressed disappointment with the decision, which will keep the Federal Reserve’s cap on debit card swipe fees at 21 cents rather than reducing it to a lower level.

September 3, 2013

A controversial bill requiring Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other large retailers to pay their employees a "living wage" of at least $12.50 an hour has been sent to District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray.

New York -- A controversial bill requiring Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other large retailers to pay their employees a "living wage" of at least $12.50 an hour has been sent to District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray.   
    
The mayor has 10 business days, starting Tuesday, to either sign or veto the bill, which was passed by the D.C. Council at the beginning of July.

July 25, 2013

By Jake Weatherly, SheerID

By Jake Weatherly, info@sheerid.com

May 7, 2013

The U.S. Senate on late Monday approved the long-debated Internet sales tax proposal, known as the Marketplace Fairness Act, by a bipartisan vote of 69 to 27.

Arlington, Va. -- The U.S. Senate on late Monday approved the long-debated Internet sales tax proposal, known as the Marketplace Fairness Act, by a bipartisan vote of 69 to 27. The Obama administration has already endorsed the bill, but before it can become law it must be approved by the House, where Republicans are split on the bill.

October 19, 2012

By John H. Douglas, Foley & Lardner LLP

By John H. Douglas, jdouglas@foley.com

November 16, 2011

Office Depot announced that Office Depot stores in Plano, Texas; Raleigh, N.C.; and Tallahassee, Fla., won the top three spots for retail energy efficiency gains in the 2011 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star National Building Competition.

Boca Raton, Fla. -- Office Depot announced that Office Depot stores in Plano, Texas; Raleigh, N.C.; and Tallahassee, Fla., won the top three spots for retail energy efficiency gains in the 2011 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star National Building Competition. The Plano and Raleigh stores were also the only retailers in the overall top 10 list.

September 1, 2011

The Finish Line has invested $8.5 million to acquire an 18-store chain of specialty running shops with locations in Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Texas.

Indianapolis -- The Finish Line has invested $8.5 million to acquire an 18-store chain of specialty running shops with locations in Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Texas. The stores operate under banners such as Greater Boston Running Co., Texas Running Co., Georgetown Running Co., Princeton Running Company, New York Running Co. and others.

July 22, 2011

Books-A-Million confirmed it has submitted a bid to purchase, among other things, the inventory, fixtures, equipment, and leasehold interests for 30 Borders locations.

Birmingham, Ala. -- Books-A-Million confirmed it has submitted a bid to purchase, among other things, the inventory, fixtures, equipment, and leasehold interests for 30 Borders locations. Under the proposed bid, Books-A-Million will assume the leases for these locations and continue to operate these stores. The move comes as Borders Group, after winning court approval, begins to liquidate its business.

June 20, 2011

Modell’s Sporting Goods has opened a 7,500-sq.-ft. store located in the DC USA retail complex Washington, D.C.

New York City -- Modell’s Sporting Goods has opened a 7,500-sq.-ft. store located in the DC USA retail complex Washington, D.C.

It is the retailer’s second location within the District of Columbia.

March 4, 2011

The District of Columbia came out on top on The U.S. Green Building Council’s 2010 list of Top 10 states for LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita, based on the U.S. 2010 Census information.

New York City -- The District of Columbia came out on top on The U.S. Green Building Council’s 2010 list of Top 10 states for LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita, based on the U.S. 2010 Census information. The district had 25 sq. ft. of LEED-certified space per person in 2010, followed by Nevada, with 10.92 sq. ft. per person in 2010.

The top LEED states per capita, including the District of Columbia: 

February 15, 2011

A&P plans to close 32 stores in six states, including four in the New York City area, Crain’s New York reported.

New York City -- A&P plans to close 32 stores in six states, including four in the New York City area, Crain’s New York reported.

Among the stores slated to close are 14 Pathmarks, seven Super Fresh shops, four A&Ps and three Waldbaums, according to the report.

A&P operates 395 stores in eight states and the District of Columbia under the banners A&P, Waldbaum's, Pathmark, Best Cellars, The Food Emporium, Super Fresh and Food Basics. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December.

November 1, 2010

Subway announced that it opened 500 new locations in third quarter 2010, or from July 1 to Sept. 30.

New York City -- Subway announced that it opened 500 new locations in third quarter 2010, or from July 1 to Sept. 30. The chain said its franchisees opened units in 45 counties, 42 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and four Canadian provinces.

October 31, 2010

Subway announced that it opened 500 new locations in third quarter 2010, or from July 1 to Sept. 30....

November 20, 2008

Whole Foods Market lost a bid on Friday for a larger panel of judges to...

September 30, 2008

Anna’s Linens originally transitioned to a private wide-area network (WAN) to secure its credit-card...

July 31, 2008

The Southeastern United States is not immune to the credit crisis and the economic...

May 28, 2008

Walgreen Co. will open its first stores in Alaska in 2009, giving the chain a...

December 31, 2007

Many retailers are taking a long hard look at how to design their “stores...