Trump upends GOP message on economy

The GOP’s plans have hit a large and brash-talking obstacle in the form of current Republican front-runner Donald J. Trump.

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Main Street Morning: Canada slips into recession

Main Street Morning: Canada slips into recession

Our rundown of news affecting start-ups and small businesses.

Obama using Alaska to add urgency to his climate change warnings

Obama using Alaska to add urgency to his climate change warnings

Beyond the environmental issues, there is international tension with Russia in the Arctic.

Stocks fall to close out a bruising August

Energy was the one bright spot Monday as oil prices surged on lower production estimates.

GOP thinkers leery of direction in which Trump is pushing campaign

Many conservatives, who had hoped to woo the middle class, feel focus on immigration is a distraction.

Pepco, Exelon to appeal D.C. merger rejection

The utilities “remain convinced” the proposed $6.4 billion deal serves ratepayers.

Main Street Morning: GAP to end on-call scheduling for workers

Main Street Morning: GAP to end on-call scheduling for workers

Our rundown of news affecting start-ups and small businesses.

Columnists

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

Financial proverbs for families of the college-bound

Publisher of site about paying for college condensed his expertise into “twisdoms” — tweetable wisdoms.

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz

A rollicking week in the markets is really a chance to clean up your act

Five things you can do now to get your financial house in order.

Rodney Brooks

Rodney Brooks

Don’t let grown children derail your retirement

Raiding your savings to pay their college tuition could result in you relying on them in your old age.

Allan Sloan

Allan Sloan

Get a grip! The markets are a little nutso. Don’t you go there, too.

Remember this: Those big lurches up and down are utterly irrational. Best to grit your teeth and not obsess.

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

From Madrid to the melting pot, educator helps map others’ success

After tearful drop-off for his own son, “I get it now,” says George Mason University President Angel Cabrera.

Market News

US stocks fall sharply on bleak Chinese manufacturing report

US stocks fall sharply on bleak Chinese manufacturing report

More signs of weakness in China’s economy are sending stocks and the price of oil sharply lower.

Wonkblog

Photos show the views from people’s windows around the world

Photos show the views from people’s windows around the world

A fascinating photo project asks people to share the view from their window in 27 countries

Should riskier drugs be approved for lethal diseases?

Should riskier drugs be approved for lethal diseases?

New study finds that the FDA is too risk-averse when it comes to certain diseases.

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On Leadership

If not for a mountain, what is President McKinley’s legacy?

If not for a mountain, what is President McKinley’s legacy?

How monumental, really, is the 25th president’s legacy?

Meet the CEO who offered his private jet to help the mothers of the American heroes in France

Meet the CEO who offered his private jet to help the mothers of the American heroes in France

A generous act by Tim Boyle, the Portland, Ore.-based Columbia Sportswear CEO, allowed the moms to see their sons receive France’s highest honor.

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Get There

Stocks slide Tuesday following weak reports in China

Stocks slide Tuesday following weak reports in China

All major U.S. stock indices were down more than 2 percent in early trading.

How your lack of self-control can make you a better saver

How your lack of self-control can make you a better saver

Sometimes the biggest obstacle to saving is psychological.

The Switch

Samsung, LG and Sony show off their plans for new smartwatches

Samsung, LG and Sony show off their plans for new smartwatches

Google is also bringing smartwatch apps to the iPhone... eventually.

Ashley Madison swears that real women totally use its site

Ashley Madison swears that real women totally use its site

It also claimed tens of thousands signed up for the service last week. Who are these people?

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