Fraudsters profit as more file taxes online

(Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg)

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

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Michael Dell: Stop “dropping bombs,” start fostering entrepreneurship

Michael Dell: Stop “dropping bombs,” start fostering entrepreneurship

He built the multibillion-dollar company that bears his last name from scratch - but would he have succeeded in today’s world?

Main Street Morning: Soda or juice?

Main Street Morning: Soda or juice?

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

Tinder is not so gentle with matchmaking prices for older users

Tinder is not so gentle with matchmaking prices for older users

The app has caught flak for charging people older than 30 more for its new premium service.

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.

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

US stocks open higher; Pharmacyclics jumps on AbbVie bid

US stocks open higher; Pharmacyclics jumps on AbbVie bid

U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, led by gains for utilities and health care companies. Pharmacyclics, a pharmaceutical company that makes cancer drug Imbruvica, surged after AbbVie said it would acquire the company for $21 billion.

Wonkblog

Is China’s 1929 moment coming?

Even though China’s economy is still growing more than 7 percent, its debt bubble is looking rather ominous.

The mysterious force behind rising death rates for white women

The mysterious force behind rising death rates for white women

Blame one type of medication.

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

The Switchboard: Clinton says she’ll release her e-mail

The Switchboard: Clinton says she’ll release her e-mail

Your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team.

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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