Business incubator Betamore is making Baltimore more homey for entrepreneurs

Washington is quickly becoming a hotbed for young technology companies — and Baltimore is hot on its heels.

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    Why — and at what stations — Metro expects ridership to grow

    Why — and at what stations — Metro expects ridership to grow

    Ridership overall is falling but Metro anticipates booming growth at NoMa, Union Station and Navy Yard stations.

    The slowdown of skinny jeans might actually be good for the denim industry

    The slowdown of skinny jeans might actually be good for the denim industry

    New data from Google shows we’re searching for that silhouette less and moving on to other trends.

    Energy Secretary Moniz emerges as Obama’s secret weapon in Iran talks

    Energy Secretary Moniz emerges as Obama’s secret weapon in Iran talks

    The energy boss has a relatively good relations with Congress, for an Obama administration official.

    An example of how shopping could work on the Apple Watch

    An example of how shopping could work on the Apple Watch

    J.C. Penney has built one of the first shopping apps for the new device. Here’s an exclusive look at how it works.

    Chipotle finishes removing GMO ingredients from its food

    Chipotle finishes removing GMO ingredients from its food

    It is the first national fast-food chain to do so.

    High court to consider lawsuits over personal data

    High court to consider lawsuits over personal data

    The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether Web sites and other firms that collect personal data can be sued for publishing inaccurate information even if the mistakes don’t cause any actual harm.

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    Michelle Singletary

    How to make kids financially foolproof

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    Barry Ritholtz

    Barry Ritholtz

    The remarkable life and lessons
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    The Vermont gas station attendant who quietly accumulated a fortune.

    Allan Sloan

    Allan Sloan

    The time bombs blowing up New Jersey’s taxpayers and its budget

    At the start, zero-coupon bonds were an almost free ride. Now they are a huge problem for the state.

    Warren Brown

    Warren Brown

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    Market News

    US stocks mixed at start of busy week for earnings

    US stocks mixed at start of busy week for earnings

    U.S. stocks traded mixed in the early afternoon Monday as investors looked ahead to a busy week for earnings news. European shares rallied on the hopes that Greece will strike a deal with its creditors to avert default after news it had reshuffled its negotiating team.

    Wonkblog

    The disturbing differences in what men want in their wives—and their daughters

    The disturbing differences in what men want in their wives—and their daughters

    Men want their daughters to be independent. Their wives? Less so.

    School drug tests: Costly, ineffective, and more common than you think

    School drug tests: Costly, ineffective, and more common than you think

    Some require random drug tests for chess club and marching band. Other schools don’t need any reason at all.

    The entire history of the world, in 1 chart

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    Salesforce CEO combs through 16,000 workers’ salaries to make sure women are paid fairly

    Salesforce CEO combs through 16,000 workers’ salaries to make sure women are paid fairly

    Marc Benioff has already given some women raises, after finding differences in their pay.

    What makes some federal agencies better than others at innovation

    What makes some federal agencies better than others at innovation

    Government-wide employee data suggest that much more needs to be done to foster innovation within agencies.

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    Why the retirement savings crisis is also a women’s crisis

    Why the retirement savings crisis is also a women’s crisis

    By looking at this issue through the gender lens, the solutions take on a decidedly different character.

    Consumers are spending again — but they’ve gotten smarter about it

    Consumers are spending again — but they’ve gotten smarter about it

    Shoppers are shelling out again for restaurant meals, travel and big-ticket items such as cars. But everyday retail categories are still hurting.

    The Switch

    ESPN sues Verizon over skinnier, cheaper cable offerings

    ESPN sues Verizon over skinnier, cheaper cable offerings

    As the cable bundle begins to break, lawsuits fly.

    An example of how shopping could work on the Apple Watch

    An example of how shopping could work on the Apple Watch

    J.C. Penney has built one of the first shopping apps for the new device. Here’s an exclusive look at how it works.

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