With Silver Line, will people live in Tysons?

The Ascent at Spring Hill Station in Tysons West. (N. Wright/Capital Business)

Tysons already has a city’s worth of office space, shopping and jobs. Until recently, it hardly had any people.

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Obama’s State of the Union goals, six months later

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Dealmaker quits Carlyle and big future to chase a dream

Dealmaker quits Carlyle and big future to chase a dream

Johnson charts a path from Anacostia to Carlyle, with stops at Princeton and Harvard, then walks away.

With Silver Line, will people live in Tysons?

With Silver Line, will people live in Tysons?

Tysons already has a city’s worth of office space, shopping and jobs. Until recently, it hardly had any people.

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Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

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Keeping physically fit helps you stay fiscally fit, too.

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz

So you’re the world’s greatest trader? Taxes will fix that.

Traders pay a tax of 30 percent or more on short-term capital gains. Passive indexers come out ahead.

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

Dealmaker quits Carlyle and big future to chase a dream

Johnson charts a path from Anacostia to Carlyle, with stops at Princeton and Harvard, then walks away.

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Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower

Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower

Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week.

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Here’s why Obama should get credit for reducing income inequality

Here’s why Obama should get credit for reducing income inequality

The rich have grown farther apart from the rest of us during the Obama years, but Obama’s tax policies and the Affordable Care Act are narrowing inequality to less than it would otherwise be. This is what is important.

Five (not so) easy steps to unwinding Fed stimulus

Five (not so) easy steps to unwinding Fed stimulus

The Fed is trying to figure out how to turn off the spigot of stimulus and start draining the tub. Here’s what we know so far.

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American Apparel names a new board without Dov Charney

Four new directors--including its first female director--will be added to the board of a company that has been engulfed in a highly public leadership battle.

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What a new law about cell phone unlocking has to do with coffee, cars and consumer freedom

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Zillow wants to make online real estate listings more like online dating

Zillow wants to make online real estate listings more like online dating

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The Switchboard: Cellphone unlocking bill on track to become law

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