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The Washington Post Sunday - - TAKING STOCK -

Go­ing pub­lic: Ci­sion, a distrib­u­tor of Web-based pub­lic re­la­tions prod­ucts such as PR Newswire, is be­com­ing a pub­lic com­pany by merg­ing with a D.C. pub­lic in­vest­ment en­tity known as Capi­tol Ac­qui­si­tion Corp. III in a deal that val­ues the com­pany at $2.4 bil­lion. Capi­tol’s chair­man and chief ex­ec­u­tive is Wash­ing­ton in­vestor Mark D. Ein, ma­jor­ity owner of the World Team Ten­nis League. New or­der: Gaithers­burg, Md.based Emer­gent BioSo­lu­tions said it has signed a $100 mil­lion, twoyear con­tract with the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to de­liver an an­thrax vac­cine for emer­gency stock­piles. The or­der fol­lows an ear­lier $911 mil­lion con­tract for BioThrax with the fed­eral Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Preven­tion, and it comes as Emer­gent has rene­go­ti­ated a con­tract for a sep­a­rate next-gen­er­a­tion an­thrax vac­cine that ul­ti­mately re­duced the cost from $1.6 bil­lion to $1.5 bil­lion. Step­ping down: Gen­eral Mo­tors chief ex­ec­u­tive Mary Barra told Falls Church, Va.-based Gen­eral Dy­nam­ics that she would not stand for re­elec­tion to the com­pany’s board, say­ing her de­ci­sion was not the re­sult of any dis­agree­ment with the de­fense con­trac­tor. Cather­ine B. Reynolds, chair­man and chief ex­ec­u­tive of EduCap, was nom­i­nated to take her place.

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