Apple crushes quarterly earning expectations

Customers wait to buy the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in Italy. (EPA)

THE SWITCH | The company has sold 39.3 million iPhones in the past three months and reported earnings of $1.42 per share on $42.1 billion in revenue in the fourth quarter.

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Staples is investigating a possible data breach

Staples is investigating a possible data breach

The office supplies retailer has contacted law enforcement about a “potential issue involving credit card data.“

BAE Systems to purchase Conn. cyber firm for $232M

BAE Systems to purchase Conn. cyber firm for $232M

SilverSky designs cloud-based systems; counts Goldman Sachs among its investors.

K Street continues to rebound after three-year slump

The upcoming November elections may draw more business to K Street as companies prepare for uncertainty

Profits rise at Lockheed on F-35 sales, pension savings

Profits rise at Lockheed on F-35 sales, pension savings

Sales in the third quarter were down across all company segments except the space systems division.

Talks sour over community benefits for United stadium

Talks sour over community benefits for United stadium

Disagreement could become hindrance to Mayor Gray’s plan to pass stadium legislation.

Small business advice: What to know (and do) about Ebola

Small business advice: What to know (and do) about Ebola

An attorney suggests five steps employers can take to prepare for a potential infectious disease outbreak.

Columnists

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

Smart program saves homeowners from foreclosure

An inspired program buys foreclosed properties and sells them back to the owners at a reduced rate.

Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

Wall Street attempts to navigate the era of ‘Yellen put’

A recent side effect of the Fed chair’s policies has been the dumping of stocks, commodities and junk bonds.

Warren Brown

Warren Brown

On Wheels: 2014 Ford Focus Electric

Warren Brown applauds the move away from gasoline, if not the limited driving range.

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US stocks gain in early trading; Apple, Harley up

Stocks are opening higher after several big companies reported results that pleased investors.

Wonkblog

If you’re lucky enough to pursue art in the U.S., you’re probably white

If you’re lucky enough to pursue art in the U.S., you’re probably white

The thing about racial diversity among working artists in America is that it doesn’t exist.

Despite what Kasich says, it’s hard to separate Medicaid expansion from Obamacare

Despite what Kasich says, it’s hard to separate Medicaid expansion from Obamacare

Obamacare repeal politics are just as complicated as ever.

We knew China was rich. But not this rich.

China now has more people in the top 10 percent of global wealth holders than any country except the U.S. and Japan, according to a report.

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‘Everybody is way too nice to everybody’

‘Everybody is way too nice to everybody’

Former GM executive Bob Lutz on leadership, Mary Barra and the auto industry’s culture.

The deep-rooted problems with government

The deep-rooted problems with government

A conversation with Peter Schuck, author of “Why Government Fails So Often.“

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Finance Lab: They have a pension, long-term care insurance and savings. But is it enough?

Finance Lab: They have a pension, long-term care insurance and savings. But is it enough?

Retirement writer Martha M. Hamilton pairs a couple with financial experts to help them decide if they’re ready to cover health care and living expenses in retirement.

What to do if your pension is frozen

What to do if your pension is frozen

When future retirement benefits get cut, workers need to redo the math on their retirement planning and focus on the factors in their control, financial advisers say.

The Switch

Marc Andreessen wants the AT&T-DirecTV deal to go through

Marc Andreessen wants the AT&T-DirecTV deal to go through

It’s part of a larger philosophy about competition.

Amazon is giving Simon & Schuster more control over e-book prices

Amazon is giving Simon & Schuster more control over e-book prices

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