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Bethesda, Md.-based Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGBN) has completed the sale of assets it acquired during its purchase of Virginia Heritage Bank late last year. The parent of Eagle Bank found the Indirect Consumer Loan portfolio of Virginia Heritage Bank to be non-strategic.

MainStreet Bank (OTCQB:MNSB) bought the Indirect Consumer Loan portfolio from Eagle Bank for $80 million on July 24, 2015. Eagle said it will channel those funds into its commercial loan division, improve its yield on earning assets and reduce operating expenses.

Germantown, Md-based Neuralstem, Inc (Nasdaq: CUR) shares rose more 7 percent Thursday, opening at $1.75 a share and closing at $1.93 share.

The spike in the stock price was related to news that the company won a ruling in its favor for a patent infringement case.

Neuralstem was the defendant in the case filed against it by Palo Alto, Calif-based StemCells, Inc. The case was dismissed by the U.S. Federal District Court for the District of Maryland.

Presented are the top 5 most expensive homes currently for sale in the Bethesda area. The homes are all single-family detached containing at least 5,000 square feet and sitting on multiple acres.

One of those homes in the list contain over 24,000 square feet but sits at number 3 in price. It's not the freshest but the price per square foot is far lower than the rest on the list.

Every kitchen in this list but one contains an island but all of them use high quality materials for countertops with the majority of the kitchens being renovated recently as well.

A site not seen in nearly 60 years: grassy fields and wide-open spaces in the foreground as highrise towers create a dramatic backdrop. This is the scene at the site of the first phase of the Blairs redevelopment in downtown Silver Spring.

Low-rise residential buildings built in 1959 have given way to what will become a pair of residential towers reaching 18 and 14 stories high.

Not Your Average Joe's first D.C. area location in Gaithersburg opened to great fanfare. Seating areas are constantly packed on weekends with customers willing to cope with hour long waits (perhaps it's the Not Your Average Joe’s Dipping Sauce?).

With the successful launch of the Kentlands restaurant the company has opened several more locations including most recently a Bethesda location in the Wildwood Shopping center taking over a former Hamburger Hamlet Space.

Bethesda-based Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGBN) reported solid growth across the board and easily beat analyst estimates as well.

The parent of Eagle Bank posted net income of $20.9 million in the second quarter or $0.62 cents per diluted share, a substantial increase of 62 percent. The company closed on its purchase of Virginia Heritage Bank last year which helped add to net income.

Analysts expected $0.58 cents per diluted share and revenues of $57.1 million, instead Eagle Bancorp posted total revenues of $63.8 million.

LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) President and CEO said it best “Second quarter performance excelled in the areas that matter most,” that included double digit growth in adjusted funds from operations increasing 11 percent to $102.6 million.

Silver Spring-based media giant Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) announced today that it will increase its current stake in Eurosport from 51 percent to 100 percent, taking full control and ownership.

The price tag for the remaining 49 percent stake in Eurosport came to €491 million Euros, the equivalent of $535.56 million at current exchange rates.

Bethesda-based TerraForm Power (Nasdaq: TERP) is going to get a large piece of a $2.2 billion solar deal involving SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE) and Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR).

Maryland Heights, Miss-based SunEdison is among the world's largest renewable energy companies and is transforming the way it's produced, owned , and distributed far and wide and is about to get much larger with the closing of this deal.