Fraudsters profit as more file taxes online

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Former employees allege company should have done more to protect consumers from tax fraud.

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GOP challenge: Cut taxes for wealthy, show concern for middle class

GOP challenge: Cut taxes for wealthy, show concern for middle class

Marco Rubio’s new tax plan seeks a balance but may not calm the usual criticism of his party as ally of the rich.

McDonald’s to stop using chicken treated with antibiotics

McDonald’s to stop using chicken treated with antibiotics

The chain, which has struggled to stay relevant, said the change would take two years.

Target’s new strategy: We need more than just minivan moms

Target’s new strategy: We need more than just minivan moms

The retailer is going after Hispanics and urbanites to recover from the recession and a major data breach.

Hiring by small businesses slowed again - but that’s alright

Hiring by small businesses slowed again - but that’s alright

Recent history suggests we should wait a couple months and check back.

Main Street Morning: Obamacare’s end?

Main Street Morning: Obamacare’s end?

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

Netanyahu says U.S. is on verge of ‘bad deal’ with Iran over nuclear program

Netanyahu says U.S. is on verge of ‘bad deal’ with Iran over nuclear program

The Israeli prime minister forcefully argued that a deal to keep Iran’s nuclear ambitions in check would have the opposite effect.

Columnists

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

Protection is in the hands of the one whose identity is being targeted

Consumers need to be vigilant in making sure their personal data is secure.

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz

What do falling oil prices mean for the U.S. in the short and long term?

The immediate impact is negative, but the longer-term effects are more positive.

Allan Sloan

Allan Sloan

Taking stock of pension funds and the trouble they’re in

Two sets of numbers explain why pensions went from fat and happy to undernourished and desperate.

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

Northrop employee reads tea leaves, sees millions, in Keurig coffee machine

Northern Virginia entrepreneur leaves 100k job tending satellites for dream.

Market News

China stocks fall on growth target cut, Europe up before ECB

China stocks fall on growth target cut, Europe up before ECB

Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday after China cut its economic growth target while European shares rose as investors awaited an ECB meeting that may provide more details on its massive stimulus program.

Wonkblog

17 disturbing statistics from the federal report on Ferguson police

17 disturbing statistics from the federal report on Ferguson police

Blacks make up two thirds of Ferguson’s population, but account for 93 percent of all arrests.

The risks of walking while black in Ferguson

The risks of walking while black in Ferguson

Blacks account for two thirds of the city’s population but 95 percent of jaywalking charges.

Why delicious Indian food is surprisingly unpopular in the U.S.

Why delicious Indian food is surprisingly unpopular in the U.S.

Indian food still isn’t as popular as it should be

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On Leadership

After getting a raise, the glow fades fast

After getting a raise, the glow fades fast

Many people who get merit increases don’t feel more valued after receiving one.

When shareholders want to talk about pay equality, but companies don’t

When shareholders want to talk about pay equality, but companies don’t

Wal-Mart, eBay and Exxon have each been hit with proposals to publicly disclose pay disparities between male and female employees.

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Get There

Why it’s nearly impossible for you to sue your credit card company

Why it’s nearly impossible for you to sue your credit card company

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking a closer look at mandatory arbitration clauses, which large financial firms often stick in the fine print for credit cards, payday loans and other consumer products.

Education Department cuts ties with five of its debt collectors

Education Department cuts ties with five of its debt collectors

After years of public criticism over the aggressive practices of some of its debt collectors, the agency is canceling contracts.

The Switch

Netflix tries to explain its apparent sudden flip-flop on net neutrality

Netflix tries to explain its apparent sudden flip-flop on net neutrality

The company has come under fire for striking a controversial deal in Australia. Now its CFO is giving Netflix an even bigger headache.

Uber is putting tablets for kids in hundreds of cars in the D.C. area

Uber is putting tablets for kids in hundreds of cars in the D.C. area

Nabi 2 tablets are a new feature for Uber Family cars -- but only in the DMV.

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