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The Morning Buzz

Good morning, Washington! Here's what we're reading around the web this AM.

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Happy Monday, Washington. As the holidays inch ever closer, have you made sure to check out our guide to all things holiday? There are gift guides, downtown craft markets, what to wear, what to cook, and more.

People often say that the Washington region is insulated from economic downturns and recessions because of all the federal employment. But analysts are saying that may change, and the region's rapid recent growth might slow down, affecting the local job market.  

This deck sums up the recent Redskins experience pretty well, we think: "Once the Redskins were 6-2, destined for playoffs; since then, things have gone from bad to worse."

We can't imagine why Metro would do this, but apparently they've called off a deal with Google Transit that would allow users to get transit directions on Google Maps, because the deal would not be in their "best interest." Can you say short-sighted? 

Joe Biden is bringing a Pennsylvania puppy to DC—a German Sheperd, to be exact. Between this and the puppy the Obamas have promised to their daughter, the White House should be a pretty canine-riffic place. 

Check back later today for…Culture Vulture, our roundup of free cultural activities; the weekly nightlife picks; a Christmas menu dining guide; and lots more!