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How important is a yearly maintenance contract for home heating systems?

To save money, one consumer expert recommends skipping a yearly maintenance contract for a home heating system, unless the house is especially large, dusty or the heater has old equipment.

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 11:06am EDT

Tags: heating, Consumers Checkbook, maintenance contracts, Robert Krughoff

Fisher House: Offering support to veterans and their families

When the government shutdown threatened death benefits due to family of service members killed in action, a private foundation stepped in to help: Fisher House.

Saturday - 10/19/2013, 07:26am EDT

Tags: Fisher House Foundation, wounded warriors,

Sabato: JFK assasination investigation relied on faulty evidence

Decades after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a Virginia politics expert says he has uncovered new evidence that disproves the official number of shots fired that fateful day in Dallas.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 05:37pm EDT

Tags: University of Virginia, John F. Kennedy, Center for Politics, Larry Sabato, audio, assassination

More than 11K apply for jobs at D.C.'s new Wal-Mart stores

Wal-Mart shouldn't have any trouble staffing two new "super centers" it plans to open in Washington, D.C., by year's end after it received what it calls an "amazing" response from potential employees.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 12:02pm EDT

Tags: Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart supercenters, hiring center, Walmart, employment

Shutdown could make unpredictable flu even dicier

Tracking the flu could be complicated because of the government shutdown.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 05:31am EDT

Tags: flu, flu shot, CDC, flu tracker,

Va. celebrates Columbus Day with tax holiday

This weekend's tax free holiday in Virginia could buy you more than just energy efficient appliances and electronics.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 03:29pm EDT

Tags: tax free holiday, energy efficiency, columbus day,

Death of 2-week-old baby investigated

Homicide detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the death of a 2-week-old baby in Northeast, police said.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 11:00am EDT

Tags: Just Street, deanwood, dead baby, MPD, Metropolitan Police Department,

Secrets of content commuters

Even though the D.C. region boasts some of the longest commute times, many people aren't that upset about it.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 11:02am EDT

Tags: commute, wall street journal,

Miriam's Kitchen: Beat the 'shutdown blues' by volunteering

Furloughed federal workers likely won't report to work Monday. But they could head into town to volunteer: Miriam's Kitchen needs help making hot sauce.

Saturday - 10/05/2013, 08:27am EDT

Tags: Miriams Kitchen, shutdown, government shutdown

Shutdown could wipe out region's economic growth

The partial government shutdown could erase the entire year's projected economic growth for the Washington region, if it continues for three weeks, said Stephen Fuller, director of George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 10:37am EDT

Tags: shutdown, government shutdown, Stephen Fuller, George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis, economy,

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