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U.S. judge throws out senator’s Obamacare lawsuit

U.S. judge throws out senator’s Obamacare lawsuit

Ruling allows members of Congress and their staffers to continue buying plans on small-business exchanges.

Patton Boggs is no longer nation’s top-earning lobby firm

For first time since 2002, Patton Boggs — now Squire Patton Boggs — is not largest lobby firm by revenue

Making a difference — and a profit

Making a difference — and a profit

Start-up advice: An entrepreneur serves up eight tips to help founders balance their social mission with their bottom line.

Lockheed Martin’s sales fall as profits grow 3.5 percent

Lockheed Martin’s sales fall as profits grow 3.5 percent

Net earnings were $889 million, $2.76 per diluted share, compared to $859 million.

Barclays, Deutsche helped skirt taxes, Senate report says

Barclays, Deutsche helped skirt taxes, Senate report says

The banks’ senior executives are scheduled to testify about the $6 billion Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

Billionaire Carlos Slim suggests a shift to three-day work week

Billionaire Carlos Slim suggests a shift to three-day work week

Would you prefer to work 10-11 hours a day, three days a week until you are 70 years old?

Columnists

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

To pay off student loans, reconsider your roof

New graduates should find cheap or free housing so they can make bigger payments on their debt.

Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

Financial industry just not vested in wider savings plans

The concept of Automatic IRAs to help prepare Americans for retirement faces some challenges

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

Herndon ‘mompreneur’ types her way to happiness, success

Kathy Benson started small but grew her data-collection firm into a $20 million business.

Market News

US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in

US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in

Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday.

Wonkblog

Here’s what Obamacare’s authors said they actually meant

The latest legal challenges to Obamacare focus on the original intent in the law. But the people who crafted it have answered this themselves.

Today was one of Obamacare’s craziest days ever. What now?

Today was one of Obamacare’s craziest days ever. What now?

Health insurance subsidies haven’t been wiped out just yet, and the legal battle goes on.

The best and worst 401(k) plans

The best and worst 401(k) plans

Bloomberg ranked 250 large employers’ 401(k) plans. ConocoPhillips and Philip Morris topped the list. Facebook was dead last.

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On Leadership

An ousted CEO so popular employees are protesting to get his job back

An ousted CEO so popular employees are protesting to get his job back

An unusual alliance of managers and rank-and-file employees at a northeast grocery chain is rallying to prompt the return of a former executive.

Study: Top labs run by men tend to hire fewer women

Study: Top labs run by men tend to hire fewer women

The gender gap is alive and well at the bench in the science world, too

Remembering James MacGregor Burns

Remembering James MacGregor Burns

The historian and political scientist left a lasting imprint on the world of leadership.

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Why Apple really has to get the next iPhone right

Why Apple really has to get the next iPhone right

Apple is still, essentially, an smartphone company.

Why users are confessing their thoughts on anonymous apps like Secret

Why users are confessing their thoughts on anonymous apps like Secret

People are posting their confessions on a new app called Secret, created by a Silicon Valley start-up that last week collected $25 million in funding.

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