Clean-energy debate pitted ambition against legal worries

(Jim Cole / AP)

The Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan reflects practical concerns about an expected onslaught of litigation and legislation designed to derail the bill.

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Start-up Deep Genomics brings ‘deep learning’ to genomics

Equipped with a unique skill set, founder Brendan Frey hopes to transform medicine.

GTT’s new CFO insists he’s not a finance guy

GTT’s new CFO insists he’s not a finance guy

Mike Sicoli says he’s a business guy who happens to have worn the finance hat more often than not.

New EPA rule on greenhouse gases the latest blow to King Coal

New EPA rule on greenhouse gases the latest blow to King Coal

Republicans contend that the rule is part of Obama’s “war on coal” and are urging states to rebel against it.

Report: Workers, employers contributing more to 401(k) plans

Report: Workers, employers contributing more to 401(k) plans

Retirement savings grow as more people find work and feel better about the economy, study says.

On Capitol Hill, Etsy’s on a mission

On Capitol Hill, Etsy’s on a mission

On Capitol Hill, it learned that growing up starts with grip-and-grins before transitioning into policy debates.

Main Street Morning: USDA to pay farmers $191 million for bird flu losses

Main Street Morning: USDA to pay farmers $191 million for bird flu losses

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Michelle Singletary

A retirement storm is coming. Are you prepared?

With Social Security unsustainable and no political appetite for reform, we are largely on our own.

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz

Hey, investment cranks: The Internet never forgets

Most financial forecasts and predictions online are junk. Intelligent investors, ignore the noise.

Rodney Brooks

Rodney Brooks

Afraid your retirement nest egg won’t last long? You’re not alone.

Feeling better about your financial situation can start with having a frank discussion with a financial expert.

Allan Sloan

Allan Sloan

For tax techies, P&G’s deal with Coty is a thing of beauty

But for people whose stomachs churn when U.S. companies go to great lengths to avoid taxes, not so much.

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

She’s 72, but technology entrepreneur Fran Craig just isn’t the retiring type

You don’t find many people her age in cloud computing, but her firm holds its own against Silicon Valley.

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US stocks end lower as energy stocks slump on earnings

US stocks end lower as energy stocks slump on earnings

Stocks closed modestly lower Friday as oil titans Exxon Mobil and Chevron led a slump in energy stocks.

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Have an IUD? Thank Warren Buffett.

Have an IUD? Thank Warren Buffett.

Money from the Wizard of Omaha’s family apparently helped spark a significant increase in the number of American women using the method.

Excited about an upcoming raise? Don’t be.

It might be awhile before the Federal Reserve raises rates after it turned out that workers actually aren’t getting any raises after all.

What the GOP debate and baseball’s trade deadline have in common

What the GOP debate and baseball’s trade deadline have in common

Republican candidates are acting like baseball teams, weighing present versus future concerns as they try to get on next week’s debate stage.

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How to cure federal workers’ biggest workplace pains

Several readers said the problems begin with the selection of senior executives, suggesting agencies sometimes do a poor job of identifying and choosing leaders.

The average worker loses 11 days of productivity each year due to insomnia, and companies are taking notice

The average worker loses 11 days of productivity each year due to insomnia, and companies are taking notice

Goldman Sachs has brought in sleep experts, Google hosts “sleeposium” events and LinkedIn just launched a new program for its workers.

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Are stock markets near ‘dangerous territory’?

Are stock markets near ‘dangerous territory’?

Fund manager Bill Nygren spoke with The Post about how he is navigating a pricey market.

People are saving more for retirement — but they’re still making one big mistake

People are saving more for retirement — but they’re still making one big mistake

Retirement contributions, and loans from retirement accounts, ebb and flow with the economy.

The Switch

Tom Cruise still has it, and the box office continues to roar

Tom Cruise still has it, and the box office continues to roar

This is the year of the big-screen revival, with major and familiar film franchises driving record audiences back into theaters.

Members of Congress raise questions about SpaceX investigation in wake of explosion

Members of Congress raise questions about SpaceX investigation in wake of explosion

In a letter to NASA and the Air Force, 14 House members said they’re concerned about the “rigor” of the probe and the country’s reliance on contractors for critical space missions.

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