Jeff Bezos, rocket man, shows off new engine

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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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Boggs’ passing comes at a time his firm is trying to rebuild

Leaders at Squire Patton Boggs say succession plan in lobbying group will continue unchanged

CFPB proposes rule to supervise big auto finance firms

CFPB proposes rule to supervise big auto finance firms

The move would let the consumer protection agency study the lending arms of Toyota, Ford and Honda

Investigation reveals cyberattacks on defense contractors

Investigation reveals cyberattacks on defense contractors

The Senate Armed Services Committee probe focused on the U.S. Transportation Command.

Legal industry start-up Lateral.ly hopes to replace headhunters

Legal industry start-up Lateral.ly hopes to replace headhunters

Similar to online dating for the legal business, start-up Lateral.ly aims to replace headhunters with its online job-searching platform

DOJ preparing criminal charges against Wall Street executives

DOJ preparing criminal charges against Wall Street executives

The Justice Department has launched criminal investigations of individuals at Wall Street firms for financial fraud, with the hopes of filing formal charges in the coming months.

More U.S. companies are closing down than starting up

More U.S. companies are closing down than starting up

During a hearing, experts urged lawmakers to adopt policies that are more friendly to new and young 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

Dow ends at record after Fed maintains low rates

The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at a record high after the Federal Reserve maintained its stance on record-low interest rates.

Wonkblog

Wonkbook: The Federal Reserve has returned to being boring

Wonkbook: The Federal Reserve has returned to being boring

Well, that was a bit underwhelming: No rate-guidance change.

Just how oil rich is Scotland?

Just how oil rich is Scotland?

Many oil and gas experts have warned that Scotland might not be quite as well off as nationalists are claiming.

Lawyer explains why he thinks tenure violates students’ civil rights

Lawyer explains why he thinks tenure violates students’ civil rights

The accomplished attorney claims that tenure violates kids’ civil rights.

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Treating citizens like customers

Treating citizens like customers

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

When really bad ideas go to market

Urban Outfitters is hardly the only company to leave customers asking, “How could that get through quality control?“

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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

Switchboard: How Apple’s iOS 8 trumps government demands for data

Switchboard: How Apple’s iOS 8 trumps government demands for data

Your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team.

Amazon unveils six new tablets and e-readers

Amazon unveils six new tablets and e-readers

Launch is the latest sign that the Web retailer is trying to reach consumers through devices where it can sell more books, movies and TV shows.

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