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    China removes top U.S. tech firms from government purchasing list

    China removes top U.S. tech firms from government purchasing list

    The move is seen as a response to NSA spying, amid a widening cyber-rift between the U.S. and China.

    U.S. economy grew at moderate 2.2% in 4th quarter

    U.S. economy grew at moderate 2.2% in 4th quarter

    The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than previously believed, reflecting weaker business and a bigger trade deficit.

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    Main Street Morning: A healthy Twinkie?

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    Why Silicon Valley is the new revolving door for Obama staffers

    Why Silicon Valley is the new revolving door for Obama staffers

    Tech firms keep winning in Washington, and they have Obama to thank.

    Moms weave math, science and robots into girls’ dresses

    Moms weave math, science and robots into girls’ dresses

    Have you seen many science-themed or robot-printed dresses? Neither had two Washington-area moms.

    In Haiti, a Marriott’s opening is the latest milestone in quake recovery

    In Haiti, a Marriott’s opening is the latest milestone in quake recovery

    The country remains mired in poverty but is showing signs of rebirth after the catastrophic January 2010 quake.

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    Michelle Singletary

    Saving money is like cold weather: You can hate it, but you still need to do it

    Setting specific goals makes it easier to put aside cash.

    Barry Ritholtz

    Barry Ritholtz

    What do falling oil prices mean for the U.S. in the short and long term?

    The immediate impact is negative, but the longer-term effects are more positive.

    Allan Sloan

    Allan Sloan

    Deals: Why Treasury needs a Whac-a-Mole czar

    Allan Sloan likens keeping American companies truly American to playing a tricky carnival game.

    Warren Brown

    Warren Brown

    On Wheels: Kia Sorento, redefining luxury

    Warren Brown says price and prestige need not be indicators of top-notch automotive quality.

    Market News

    Stock market slips after weaker-than-expected growth in US

    Stock market slips after weaker-than-expected growth in US

    U.S. financial markets were essentially flat in morning trading Friday, as investors weighed a mix of U.S. economic data and the latest corporate earnings. Health care stocks were among the biggest decliners.

    Wonkblog

    The financial crisis may have been to blame for a sudden spike in middle-age suicides

    The financial crisis may have been to blame for a sudden spike in middle-age suicides

    Suicide rates spike for the age group at the onset of the financial crisis.

    Quiz: Do you know where America’s religious people live?

    Mapping the geography of American religion.

    The airline industry recovered from Sept. 11, but the people who make airplane meals haven’t

    The airline industry recovered from Sept. 11, but the people who make airplane meals haven’t

    Workers for in-flight catering services want back what they gave up when the airline industry nearly collapsed.

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    Keeping watch over Health and Human Services

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    The specter of shutdown haunting Homeland Security

    The specter of shutdown haunting Homeland Security

    The agency’s employees likely won’t forget anytime soon the agonizing uncertainty of waiting for Congress to act.

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    Why baby boomers are poised to revive the economy

    Why baby boomers are poised to revive the economy

    Boomers don’t necessarily want to spend the last third of their life on the beach, says Chris Farrell, author of a book about how retirement is changing.

    Quiz: How much do you really know about taxes?

    Quiz: How much do you really know about taxes?

    Most consumers failed this quiz about basic tax knowledge. How would you do?

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    The Switchboard: The FCC approved its net neutrality rules. Now, what’s next?

    Your morning helping of handpicked stories from The Switch team.

    Security firm finds link between China and Anthem hack

    Malicious software used in the Anthem hack conclusively matches malware that was used to target a small U.S. defense contractor, according to ThreatConnect.

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