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    US auto sales tap the brakes

    US auto sales tap the brakes

    U.S. auto sales slowed down a bit in March, but the industry remains optimistic about the market.

    Retailers are tailoring their Web sites and promotions for you. Just you.

    Retailers are tailoring their Web sites and promotions for you. Just you.

    We’re in the early stages of the era of personalization in retail, in which individual shoppers have different experiences on retailers’ Web sites.

    Meet the most fascinating part of the F-35: The $400,000 helmet

    Meet the most fascinating part of the F-35: The $400,000 helmet

    To truly understand the F-35, the most expensive weapons program in the history of the Pentagon, forget the plane for a minute. Consider the helmet.

    To win China’s ultra-rich, American automakers are tricking out the backseat

    To win China’s ultra-rich, American automakers are tricking out the backseat

    The chauffeured elite in China, the world’s biggest auto market, are changing the way classic American automakers design the backseat.

    GoDaddy shares debut with jump following high pricing

    GoDaddy shares debut with jump following high pricing

    GoDaddy shares are jumping in their market debut after the Web hosting company known for racy TV commercials priced its initial public offering of stock above expectations.

    Main Street Morning: Stephen Curry, tech entrepreneur

    Main Street Morning: Stephen Curry, tech entrepreneur

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

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    Michelle Singletary

    Michelle Singletary

    The IRS’s automated tax notices can be a source of sleepless nights

    The agency’s formidable collection powers can strike fear into the hearts of taxpayers, but mistakes do occur.

    Barry Ritholtz

    Barry Ritholtz

    Ritholtz: Admitting my 2014 mistakes

    If a columnist writes about other people’s financial errors, he has to admit his own. Mea culpa.

    Allan Sloan

    Allan Sloan

    The Dow we know and love, but don’t really use

    Despite is high profile, the famous stock average isn’t useful as an investment tool.

    Thomas Heath

    Thomas Heath

    Family-owned Capital Meat carves a beefy niche with customized cuts

    After 75 years in the meat business, the Alafoginis family’s legacy is as full-bodied as its dry-aged beef.

    Market News

    US stock indexes extend slide in midday trading

    US stock indexes extend slide in midday trading

    New economic data on manufacturing and jobs weighed on U.S. financial markets Wednesday, sending major stock indexes lower in midday trading. The decline extended the market’s losses from the day before. Health care stocks were among the biggest decliners. Oil prices surged.

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    Explained: The actual difference between sugar and high-fructose corn syrup

    What’s the deal with high-fructose corn syrup? Watch the American Chemical Society break it down.

    Republicans have a new plan to cut taxes for the top 0.2 percent

    Republicans have a new plan to cut taxes for the top 0.2 percent

    Getting rid of the estate tax would give the top 0.2 percent, and only the top 0.2 percent, $246 billion over the next decade.

    West Virginia is the capital of mind-altering drug use

    West Virginia is the capital of mind-altering drug use

    Move over, California: Mood-altering drug use is highest in the South

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    Wal-Mart CEO speaks out against ‘religious freedom’ bill in Arkansas

    Wal-Mart CEO speaks out against ‘religious freedom’ bill in Arkansas

    CEO Doug McMillon is joining the chorus of CEOs voicing their opposition.

    Zappos is offering severance to those who don’t like its ‘no bosses’ approach

    Zappos is offering severance to those who don’t like its ‘no bosses’ approach

    ON LEADERSHIP | The company is gently showing the door to workers who dislike the lack of hierarchy.

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    Good news: Millennials are savers after all

    Good news: Millennials are savers after all

    Even if they don’t save very much.

    A revolt is growing as more people refuse to pay back student loans

    A revolt is growing as more people refuse to pay back student loans

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will meet with a group of Corinthian Colleges students who refuse to repay their federal loans.

    Why PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel thinks the American democracy is dead

    Why PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel thinks the American democracy is dead

    Today, in how Silicon Valley misunderstands how Washington works.

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