Long-term unemployed struggle to find — and keep — jobs

Roddy Negron was laid off from Sony in 2011 after 23 years at the company, and recently also lost the following job he'd found.

New research shows many of the long-term unemployed who finally land work can’t hold onto those jobs.

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Michaels says nearly 3 million customers hit by data breach

Michaels says nearly 3 million customers hit by data breach

Retailer posts list of stores affected by breach, including several in the Washington area.

Venture capital is off to a slow start in 2014, report finds

In the past, the amount of money raised in the first quarter is not always an indication of what’s to come.

Target expands subscription service tenfold

Target expands subscription service tenfold

Target is vastly expanding the goods available to order by subscription as it fends off its biggest non-traditional retail rival, Amazon.com.

Goldman Sachs earnings fall

Goldman Sachs earnings fall

Goldman Sachs says its first-quarter earnings fell as fixed income trading slumped.

Morgan Stanley's income rises

Morgan Stanley's income rises

The investment bank’s first-quarter income rose 18 percent from a year ago, helped by higher earnings in its trading and merger and acquisitions advisory businesses.

Why aren’t people getting smarter about their finances?

Why aren’t people getting smarter about their finances?

April is financial literacy month, a time for reflection on how much Americans know about their personal finances.

Columnists

Warren Brown

Warren Brown

A wonderful piece of functional motorized art

The 2014 BMW 435i coupe made me feel like a kid again. A kid with $60,000 to spend.

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

The bottom line when picking a university: No debt allowed

Use these talking points to help your student factor in affordability when choosing a college.

Market News

US stock market ends higher as earnings pour in

US stock market ends higher as earnings pour in

Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn’t an easy ride up.

Wonkblog

How Democratic and Republican morals compare to the rest of the world

How Democratic and Republican morals compare to the rest of the world

Drinking, gambling and divorce are okay. But don’t get caught cheating on your spouse.

Driverless vehicles will force us to rethink car ownership

Driverless vehicles will force us to rethink car ownership

When you no longer need to own a car to conveniently use one, will you still want your own anyway?

Obamacare’s high-risk pools are closing for real this time

Obamacare’s high-risk pools are closing for real this time

The temporary program for people with pre-existing conditions had been extended three times since December.

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On Leadership

9 things you didn’t know about the office cubicle

9 things you didn’t know about the office cubicle

One of the original designers predicted corporate zombies.

Why Yahoo’s COO got that $58 million severance package

Why Yahoo’s COO got that $58 million severance package

The eye-popping size of his golden parachute tells us three things.

How will Mike Bloomberg speak to moms?

How will Mike Bloomberg speak to moms?

Boastful quotes probably won’t sit well with the women he hopes will organize against the NRA.

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The Switch

The White House finally has an online privacy policy you can probably understand

The White House finally has an online privacy policy you can probably understand

New White House online privacy policy strips out the legalese.

Here’s how Washington is preparing for a future of wireless everything

Here’s how Washington is preparing for a future of wireless everything

The FCC expects to set aside at least 18 megahertz of spectrum for unlicensed uses in its upcoming broadcast auction.

Amazon’s expanding its Fire TV voice search

Amazon’s expanding its Fire TV voice search

Hulu Plus, Crackle, Showtime Anytime to add support for Fire TV’s voice search feature.

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