Marine One contract faces lingering doubts

Some helicopters in the presidential fleet are almost 40 years old. (Getty)

Earlier effort to build helicopter ended after Obama said it was of Navy’s “procurement process gone amok.”

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Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

Facebook’s first-quarter earnings and revenue grew sharply, surpassing Wall Street’s expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.

GD, Northrop Grumman report lower sales, higher profits

GD, Northrop Grumman report lower sales, higher profits

Revenues fall across the board, but 2014 is off to a strong start, contractors say.

MicroStrategy shareholders approve pay for CEO Saylor

MicroStrategy shareholders approve pay for CEO Saylor

Michael Saylor’s compensation package includes salary, bonuses, as well as use of a jet, cars and catering

The small business recovery — in one chart

The small business recovery — in one chart

Sales are down. Hiring remains weak. Still, there’s reason to believe small firms have turned things around.

Sales of new homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

Sales of new homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in eight months, a sign that real estate’s spring buying season is off to a weak start.

CityCenter’s hotel and fashion lineup come into shape

CityCenter’s hotel and fashion lineup come into shape

Developer in discussions with Hilton’s Conrad brand for hotel and retailers including Paul Stuart and Salvatore Ferragamo.

Columnists

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

With concierge business, 25-year-old launches a career

A poli-sci grad uses smarts and connections to build a business serving Washington’s wealthy.

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz: What’s gone up won’t always come down

You might think that after last year’s strong gains, the markets might be due for a breather, but . . .

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

Co-signing a loan is a favor you should think twice about

Helping out a family member seems a logical thing to do, but lending rules make the process a risky proposition

Market News

US stocks edge lower after a six-day rise

US stocks edge lower after a six-day rise

Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors were disappointed by the latest round of earnings from U.S. companies.

Wonkblog

A year after Arizona approved Medicaid expansion, Brewer still fighting for it

A year after Arizona approved Medicaid expansion, Brewer still fighting for it

State lawmakers haven’t moved on from Brewer’s aggressive expansion tactics last year.

Why we can’t figure out how to regulate Airbnb

Why we can’t figure out how to regulate Airbnb

The peer-to-peer service and others like it are rapidly blurring the lines between what’s personal and what’s commercial.

They signed up for Obamacare. Now, just figure out how to keep them enrolled.

They signed up for Obamacare. Now, just figure out how to keep them enrolled.

Will the newly insured keep paying their premiums, and will they come back for a second year?

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Report: Gender balance still a token issue for many companies

Report: Gender balance still a token issue for many companies

A new study looks at how many companies are lagging behind on gender parity -- and names names.

How to be positive and realistic, at the same time

How to be positive and realistic, at the same time

An interview with psychologist and author Kathy Cramer.

Alan Mulally’s last great act at Ford

Alan Mulally’s last great act at Ford

A carefully orchestrated succession plan could be the auto CEO’s ultimate feat.

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The Switch

How Russia and China are trying to undermine the Internet, again

How Russia and China are trying to undermine the Internet, again

The two countries’ latest attempt to gain greater control over the Web.

DNI Clapper barred unauthorized media contact last month. But no one noticed until now.

DNI Clapper barred unauthorized media contact last month. But no one noticed until now.

ODNI doesn’t want intelligence officials talking to the press without permission -- even about unclassified programs.

Facebook earnings: It’s all about the ads (again)

Facebook earnings: It’s all about the ads (again)

Facebook earnings are expected to show steady growth where it matters -- in advertising.

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