Survey: Most see US fiscal policy as too aggressive

A majority of business economists now view the government’s tax and spending policy as moving too aggressively to stimulate economic growth, setting up a potential increase in the deficit in the coming years, a new survey shows.

General Dynamics to buy CSRA for almost $7 billion

The defense contractor General Dynamics will spend almost $7 billion to acquire CSRA with the Trump administration pushing defense spending aggressively higher.

Virginia’s state-owned liquor stores sell nearly $1 billion

Virginia’s state-owned liquor stores had nearly $1 billion in sales last fiscal year.

Airplane noise complaints up at Reagan National and Dulles

Residents from across the Washington region have filed a record number of noise complaints for flights from Reagan National and Dulles International airports last year.

Self-driving cars to be tested on Virginia Express Lanes

The state of Virginia is moving forward with testing the possibility of allowing autonomous, or self-driving, cars on express lanes of Interstates 95 and 495.

Lawmakers call for overhaul of Metro governance, funding

A group of Maryland lawmakers has proposed an overhaul of the Washington-area subway system that would give the struggling rail network the dedicated funding its leaders say it needs.

Justice Dept. probing Booz Allen Hamilton’s accounting

Defense and spy-agency contractor Booz Allen Hamilton says the Justice Department is investigating its accounting and the way it charges the government.

Virginia unemployment claims hit 43-year low

Unemployment claims filed in Virginia last year were at their lowest level in more than 40 years.

Richmond pays $138K to Redskins for training camp

Richmond officials have paid more than $138,000 to the Washington Redskins for the privilege of hosting the NFL team’s training camp this year.

Report: State salaries to lag private sector by 27 percent

A new report by the Virginia state government’s human resources boss says state employees’ salaries are set to lag behind the private sector by 27 percent.