Google is pressed to curb illegal drug sites

(Virginia Mayo / AP)

Several state attorneys general want the search giant to make it harder for users to find prescription medicine and illegal drugs online, while shareholders have filed two lawsuits related to the drug issue.

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Williams & Jensen lobbyists leave to start own firm

Five of the six founding partners of Alignment Government Strategies were at the powerhouse company.

China growth slows as property market fears rise

China growth slows as property market fears rise

Economic growth dips to to 7.4 percent, just below the government's target for year.

Yellen says Fed examining additional bank rules

Yellen says Fed examining additional bank rules

Fed chair says recent initiatives by the central bank and other regulators to help banks make it through periods of financial stress are important, but they may still need to be strengthened.

Gap, Walgreens to open big stores in downtown D.C.

Gap, Walgreens to open big stores in downtown D.C.

Douglas Development continues to add new offerings downtown and in the Penn Quarter neighborhood.

Lower gas prices keep consumer inflation in check

Lower gas prices keep consumer inflation in check

Consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in March as gas prices helped offset higher costs for food and clothing.

Small business, big mistake (Ep. 4)

Small business, big mistake (Ep. 4)

Red Mango’s founder on lettting his investors handpick his management team — and why he regretted it later.

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Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

Zengo indoor cycling gears up for high-speed expansion

Backed by Hair Cuttery mogul, Bethesda-based chainlet prepares for the arrival of SoulCycle.

Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

‘Flash Boys’: Michael Lewis does it again

Michael Lewis’s latest book about Wall Street and the rise of high-speed computerized stock trading is fascinating.

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

The Color of Money: You’d better budget for that baby

Forget fancy stuff like diaper wipe warmers because day care could cost as much as college tuition.

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US stock markets rebounds after choppy day

US stock markets rebounds after choppy day

A stock market swoon turned into a comeback Tuesday.

Wonkblog

Pollution is substantially worse in minority neighborhoods across the U.S.

Pollution is substantially worse in minority neighborhoods across the U.S.

A large new national study calculates the “environmental injustice” of nitrogen dioxide exposure for every state and city.

Did you just overpay or underpay your taxes? Donald Rumsfeld has no idea.

Did you just overpay or underpay your taxes? Donald Rumsfeld has no idea.

Deep down, many Americans aren’t really sure if they filed their returns correctly.

You could skip filing tax returns if the IRS did this simple thing

You could skip filing tax returns if the IRS did this simple thing

Tax preparation companies are lobbying hard against proposals that would allow filing taxes without a return.

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Fixing what’s wrong with the IRS

Fixing what’s wrong with the IRS

“I’ve never dealt with an organization that is so short of resources across the board.”

Average pay for Washington area CEOs more modest than national average

Average pay for Washington area CEOs more modest than national average

Trends toward fewer stock options and more scrutiny on executive perks is more pronounced among local companies.

Tips for dealing with poor performers

Tips for dealing with poor performers

The process of dealing with bad workers in government is fundamentally flawed.

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The Switch

Yahoo earnings: Marissa Mayer’s strategy is starting to pay off

Yahoo earnings: Marissa Mayer’s strategy is starting to pay off

Yahoo beats expectations as it focuses on mobile, original content.

This reader taunted Heartbleed by posting his passwords online

This reader taunted Heartbleed by posting his passwords online

An object lesson in online security.

What’s Gnip? And why did Twitter buy it?

What’s Gnip? And why did Twitter buy it?

The deal suggests Twitter still hasn’t figured out how to make a profit.

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