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Qiagen to depart old Digene HQ, expand two other Maryland campuses

Qiagen NV, the Dutch diagnostics technology company that bought  Gaithersburg-based Digene for $1.6 billion in 2007, is preparing to clear out of Digene's old offices and move staff to an expanded Germantown headquarters.The move has  been in the works ... [Published Washington Business Journal - 1 hour ago]
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Longtime D.C. government leader Julian R. Dugas dies at 95

Lawyer and civil rights activist Julian R. Dugas, who was a power-broker in former D.C. Mayor Walter E. Washington's administration, died April 12,  according to the Washington Post. Dugas, 95, was a civil rights activist who spent almost his entire career ... [Published Washington Business Journal - 1 hour ago]
Entities: Advocate
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8 kickstarters to launch your Wednesday, and is that free coffee I'm smelling or what?

Good morning and welcome to your Wednesday. Here's some of your business:1. AM News Talkers:The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 continues. There's still no sign of the aircraft and its flight data recorders, or black boxes, have gone ghost. ... [Published Washington Business Journal - 1 hour ago]
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National Conference Center sold, Aramark out as management co.

The National Conference Center has been acquired by a joint venture called NCC PS Enterprises LLC in a move that's meant to reposition the meeting facility that has seen declining occupancy in recent years.NCC PS Enterprises LLC is a joint venture between ... [Published Washington Business Journal - 15 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

P. Diddy is Howard U's commencement speaker

Rapper and record producer Sean "P.Diddy" Combs will deliver this year's commencement address at Howard University.Howard's 146th commencement is scheduled for May 10.Combs, whose businesses now include wine and spirits, clothing and movie production, ... [Published Washington Business Journal - 20 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Want to save the feds millions? Strip the VA of authority over a small business program

The government could save millions by stripping the Department of Veterans Affairs of the authority to decide which companies qualify to bid on contracts set aside for veteran-owned small businesses.That was the finding of the Congressional Budget Office, ... [Published Washington Business Journal - 17 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Check out 10 of the most expensive homes for sale in the D.C. area

With a few million in your pocket and a hankering for change, you're on your spring house-hunting jaunt. You've come to the right place.We have a few you should see, in the, oh, $8 million to $22 million range. They happen to be some of the most expensive ... [Published Washington Business Journal - 19 hours ago]
Entities: Real Estate
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

It sure doesn't feel that way: D.C.'s pollen count below average this season

While your own nose may disagree, the pollen average responsible for causing your allergies to flare up has actually been better than average this spring.So says, the Landover, Md.-based  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America in their annual  Spring ... [Published Washington Business Journal - 19 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Pentagon does not want to break deal for submarine-hunting helicopters

The Pentagon’s 2015 budget proposal projects no purchases of the MH-60R submarine-hunting helicopter in 2016, but it's trying to find ways to change that, according to Defense News.A multiyear helicopter contract with Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Lockheed ... [Published Washington Business Journal - 19 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

New geospatial intelligence app from BAE comes Google Glass-ready

BAE Systems is targeting first responders with its new app for Google Glass, the company announced Tuesday.Users will be able to snap photos and create reports using only their voice with the GXP Xplorer Snap app. The report is automatically geotagged, ... [Published Washington Business Journal - 19 hours ago]
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Lawmaker advocates for reform at VA, USPS without hurting their employees

Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, is backing a gentler approach to reform at federal agencies than his Republican colleagues, Government Executive reports.Michaud's approach to improving management at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Postal Service ... [Published Washington Business Journal - 19 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Borrow big. It's cheaper

One of the most unusual things happening in today's mortgage market is the incredible shrinking spread between conforming loan rates and nonconforming rates, and it means that, perhaps for the first time ever, qualified buyers can get lower rates on bigger ... [Published Washington Business Journal - 20 hours ago]

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