Hackers stole personal information from 104,000 taxpayers, IRS says

The breach comes on the heels of millions of cases of identify theft plaguing the IRS.

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    After years of setbacks, the embattled F-35 fighter jet could soon be ready for combat

    After years of setbacks, the embattled F-35 fighter jet could soon be ready for combat

    For the Marine Corps, the flights the F-35s have been taking around the USS Wasp for the past week have been as much a victory lap as they were training exercises.

    Main Street Morning: “Organized crime syndicates” steal IRS data

    Main Street Morning: “Organized crime syndicates” steal IRS data

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

    The Darth Vader of telecom is back

    John Malone, a cable industry pioneer, has a big stake in the Charter-Time Warner Cable deal.

    Government investigation finds companies are not overcharging troops on student loans

    Government investigation finds companies are not overcharging troops on student loans

    Investigation followed earlier cases of high interest rates

    EMC to buy Bethesda cloud-computing company for $1.2 billion

    The IT giant’s acquisition of Virtustream is one of the largest in the Washington region this year.

    Media CEOs dominate ranks of top-paid executives

    Media CEOs dominate ranks of top-paid executives

    They’re not Hollywood stars, they’re not TV personalities and they don’t play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league.

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    Michelle Singletary

    Michelle Singletary

    529 plans can help you save for college, so let’s get started with the basics

    COLUMN | A survey shows that more people need to learn about the college savings accounts.

    Barry Ritholtz

    Barry Ritholtz

    Are you not feeling the economic recovery? This could be why.

    The recovery is not evenly distributed, and a few factors have a major influence on whether you feel it.

    Allan Sloan

    Allan Sloan

    Holding shares or units — those little words can mean big differences

    If you invest in master limited partnerships, you can get stuck with a big tax bill.

    Thomas Heath

    Thomas Heath

    Moving customers, including military top brass, for up to $100M a year

    Interstate views moving furniture as a skill to be mastered: “Use the legs, not the back.”

    Market News

    US stocks move higher in the afternoon, a day after a slump

    US stocks move higher in the afternoon, a day after a slump

    U.S. stocks rose modestly in midday trading Wednesday, recovering part of a steep loss from the day before. Investors remain focused on Greece’s debt problems.

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    The shocking human toll of FIFA’s corruption

    The shocking human toll of FIFA’s corruption

    Charted: The World Cup death toll in Qatar.

    Visualized: How the insane amount of rain in Texas could turn Rhode Island into a lake

    Visualized: How the insane amount of rain in Texas could turn Rhode Island into a lake

    What 8 million acre-feet of water actually looks like.

    China’s richest man might have been running a massive fraud

    China’s richest man might have been running a massive fraud

    A Chinese solar panel company owned by what was at the time China’s richest man just went down 47 percent last week. What’s going on?

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    On Leadership

    But really, what kind of leader doesn’t have a six-story gold and marble statue?

    But really, what kind of leader doesn’t have a six-story gold and marble statue?

    Any isolated leader worth his state-run media outlet has got to have one.

    Podcast: Stanley McChrystal on leadership

    Podcast: Stanley McChrystal on leadership

    The former top Army commander joins our series to talk about lessons learned over his career.

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    Criminals want your tax returns. Here’s what you can do about it.

    Criminals want your tax returns. Here’s what you can do about it.

    The latest grab for tax data shows identity thieves are gathering more information that can help them slip by IRS filters -- and making consumers even more vulnerable.

    A billionaire explains what investors always get wrong

    A billionaire explains what investors always get wrong

    Investors need to stop worrying so much, says Ken Fisher, chief executive of Fisher Investments.

    The Switch

    Sick of telemarketers and robocalls? The FCC is poised for a crackdown.

    Sick of telemarketers and robocalls? The FCC is poised for a crackdown.

    The agency’s chairman is proposing new weapons for consumers in the war against unwanted marketing.

    This prank message can crash your iPhone. (Don’t worry, you can recover.)

    This prank message can crash your iPhone. (Don’t worry, you can recover.)

    The problem appears to be in the way the iPhone displays non-Roman characters in certain notifications.

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