Copter contract faces lingering doubts

Some helicopters in the presidential fleet are almost 40 years old. (AFP/Getty Images)

An earlier effort to build the Marine One helicopter ended after President Obama called it an example of the Navy’s “procurement process gone amok.”

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Supreme Court questions Aereo on streaming rights

Supreme Court questions Aereo on streaming rights

The justices challenged the start-up’s business model but raised concern about ruling on cloud technology.

Lockheed sales drop 4 percent, profit up 23 percent

Lockheed sales drop 4 percent, profit up 23 percent

The decline is likely the result of automatic federal spending cuts, known as the “sequester.”

Sales of existing homes slowed in March

Sales of existing homes slowed in March

Americans bought fewer homes last month as the rate dropped to the lowest level since July 2012.

Apx Labs collects $10M from New Enterprise Associates

Apx Labs collects $10M from New Enterprise Associates

The Herndon-based firm develops software to make computerized eyewear useful in the workplace

JetBlue pilots vote for first time to unionize

JetBlue pilots vote for first time to unionize

The National Mediation Board said Tuesday that pilots at JetBlue Airways Corp. voted overwhelmingly to unionize, reversing two earlier votes.

After a 3-year slump, the lobbying industry is showing signs of growth

After a 3-year slump, the lobbying industry is showing signs of growth

The District’s 10 largest lobby shops by revenue reported a collective increase in fees. But the growth is a far cry from the industry’s peak years.

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Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

With concierge business, 25-year-old launches a career

A poli-sci grad uses smarts and connections to build a business serving Washington’s wealthy.

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz: What’s gone up won’t always come down

You might think that after last year’s strong gains, the markets might be due for a breather, but . . .

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

Co-signing a loan is a favor you should think twice about

Helping out a family member seems a logical thing to do, but lending rules make the process a risky proposition

Market News

Earnings and corporate deals lift US stocks

Earnings and corporate deals lift US stocks

Corporate deals and some solid earnings reports propelled the stock market to its sixth straight gain Tuesday.

Wonkblog

How Medicaid forces the disabled to be poor (but some bipartisan help is on the way).

How Medicaid forces the disabled to be poor (but some bipartisan help is on the way).

Medicaid does have one huge flaw, which hurts millions of people living with disabilities, injuries, or chronic illness. Generally, recipients are forbidden from having more than two or three thousand dollars in the bank.

What you’d need to make in every county in America to afford a decent one-bedroom

What you’d need to make in every county in America to afford a decent one-bedroom

The federal minimum wage doesn’t cover fair market rent anywhere in the United States.

An unlikely bestseller: 700 pages on 21st century economics

An unlikely bestseller: 700 pages on 21st century economics

Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” sits atop Amazon.com’s list and is sold out on the site.

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On Leadership

How to be positive and realistic, at the same time

How to be positive and realistic, at the same time

An interview with psychologist and author Kathy Cramer.

Alan Mulally’s last great act at Ford

Alan Mulally’s last great act at Ford

A carefully orchestrated succession plan could be the auto CEO’s ultimate feat.

Leadership lessons from the Boston Marathon bombing response

Leadership lessons from the Boston Marathon bombing response

A recent analysis of the Boston Marathon bombings response is well worth reading for anyone interested in crisis leadership.

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The Switch

Watch the guy Newsweek thinks created Bitcoin thank the community for their bitcoins

Watch the guy Newsweek thinks created Bitcoin thank the community for their bitcoins

A very special video message from Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto.

Airbnb is facing off against New York’s Attorney General. Here’s why.

Airbnb is facing off against New York’s Attorney General. Here’s why.

The sharing economy’s latest growing pain.

Lytro’s back with a new next-gen camera to drool over, but probably not to buy

Lytro’s back with a new next-gen camera to drool over, but probably not to buy

With Illum, the firm appears to be shifting its target audience to professional photographers.

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