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By the end of this century, as sea levels rise, as much as $7 billion worth of property in the District will routinely be threatened by storm-driven floodwaters, according to a new analysis, including 1,000 homes, three military bases and a broad swath of the Mall.Read full article >>
District-based Danaher on Monday announced a $2.2 billion tender offer for Nobel Biocare, a Swiss manufacturer of dental implants widely used in cosmetic surgery.
The acquisition would expand Danaher?s already significant presence in the global dental industry.Read full article >>
Ever since the boom in hydraulic fracturing of shale gas formations picked up pace about five years ago, foes of "fracking" have argued that the cracking of shale formations was causing the migration of methane, or natural gas, into drinking water wells and aquifers.Read full article >>
News about Apple's health and fitness data hub, HealthKit, got a bit lost last week amid splashier announcements on Apple Pay, the new iPhones and the Apple Watch. But Apple's move into the health data space makes the company a potentially powerful force in the growing world of health and fitness data.Read full article >>
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (Md.), the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, wants to subpoena the chief executive of background-check contractor USIS, saying it has been unresponsive to Congress in the wake of a cyberattack that may have exposed thousands of government workers.Read full article >>