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Amazon founder’s Blue Origin signed a deal to put the vroom vroom in national security space launches.

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Biggest stock debut in history for China’s Alibaba

Biggest stock debut in history for China’s Alibaba

The world’s biggest online retailer gains billions in investors’ bet on growing China middle class.

Bankrupt Truland Group continues auctioning assets

The Reston-based electrical contractor filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in July.

Apple strengthens its user-privacy tools

Apple strengthens its user-privacy tools

Online tutorials are part of the company’s effort to educate users about security.

DynCorp sued for breach of contract by subcontractor

The lawsuit is the latest blow to a company that is already having a bad year.

Pregnant pause: HUD launches discrimination probe

Pregnant pause: HUD launches discrimination probe

Some lenders may be denying home mortgages to expectant mothers or those on maternity leave.

Contracting rules for small firms aren’t being enforced

Contracting rules for small firms aren’t being enforced

A federal investigation reveals that contracting officers aren’t ensuring small-business set-aside contracts are fully benefiting small firms.

Columnists

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

A secured credit card can help to establish or mend credit

This method is good for those who have never built credit or are rebuilding credit after adverse events.

Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

An odd approach to attacking crony capitalism

It’s disappointing that both parties are content to focus this debate on the obscure Export-Import Bank.

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

Sleep deprived at 29, she wakes up to million-dollar spa biz

With an assist from hippie-friendly Takoma Park, an acupuncturist finds economic health in the spa industry.

Market News

Stocks hit record highs after good news on economy

The U.S. stock market is closing at record highs following another piece of good news on the economy.

Wonkblog

Can big data solve veteran unemployment?

Can big data solve veteran unemployment?

Many veterans are looking for work. And many employers have committed to hiring them. So why is veteran unemployment still high?

The new $84,000 hepatitis C treatment is losing momentum, for now

The new $84,000 hepatitis C treatment is losing momentum, for now

The health-care industry is bracing for a new — and expensive — round of breakthrough cures.

Marijuana use and high school graduation: it’s complicated

Marijuana use and high school graduation: it’s complicated

At the state and national level, marijuana use doesn’t correlate with high school graduation at all

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Five things to know about Alibaba’s leadership

Five things to know about Alibaba’s leadership

Despite its massive size, the company has several quirks that make its leadership structure unique among tech giants.

Treating citizens like customers

Treating citizens like customers

Federal government ranks lower than cable companies when it comes to customer satisfaction.

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Get There

How the pay gap leads to the retirement savings gap

How the pay gap leads to the retirement savings gap

Lower pay over time amounts to less in savings -- and smaller Social Security payments down the road.

A guide to breaking up with your bank

A guide to breaking up with your bank

People who aren’t careful when they make the change can face steep fees for missed payments, money transfers and overdrafts.

The Switch

Biggest stock debut in history for China’s Alibaba

Biggest stock debut in history for China’s Alibaba

The world’s biggest online retailer gains billions in investors’ bet on growing China middle class.

Senate’s new overseas-email protection act gets mixed reviews

Senate’s new overseas-email protection act gets mixed reviews

Meet the Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad Act, introduced Thursday.

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