U.S. stocks close down sharply following weak reports in China

All of the major indices fell nearly 3 percent Tuesday and are in negative territory for the year.

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‘War Room’ displays box office clout of a faith-based audience

‘War Room’ displays box office clout of a faith-based audience

A low-budget film that overtly pushes prayer has a big weekend in movie theaters.

Lululemon wants to know if you want your pants to hug you or feel naked

Lululemon wants to know if you want your pants to hug you or feel naked

In categories such as “naked,” “held-in” and “hugged,” the yoga clothes retailer is rethinking its pants to appeal to a wider range of women.

Main Street Morning: Canada slips into recession

Main Street Morning: Canada slips into recession

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

Obama using Alaska to add urgency to his climate change warnings

Obama using Alaska to add urgency to his climate change warnings

Beyond the environmental issues, there is international tension with Russia in the Arctic.

Stocks fall to close out a bruising August

Energy was the one bright spot Monday as oil prices surged on lower production estimates.

GOP thinkers leery of direction in which Trump is pushing campaign

Many conservatives, who had hoped to woo the middle class, feel focus on immigration is a distraction.

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Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

Striking a balance between saving and making debt payments

And if a loved one is irresponsible with money, sometimes you can only watch the financial disaster unfold.

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz

A rollicking week in the markets is really a chance to clean up your act

Five things you can do now to get your financial house in order.

Rodney Brooks

Rodney Brooks

Don’t let grown children derail your retirement

Raiding your savings to pay their college tuition could result in you relying on them in your old age.

Allan Sloan

Allan Sloan

Get a grip! The markets are a little nutso. Don’t you go there, too.

Remember this: Those big lurches up and down are utterly irrational. Best to grit your teeth and not obsess.

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

From Madrid to the melting pot, educator helps map others’ success

After tearful drop-off for his own son, “I get it now,” says George Mason University President Angel Cabrera.

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US stocks plunge after bleak Chinese manufacturing report

US stocks plunge after bleak Chinese manufacturing report

Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after an economic report out of China rekindled fears that the world’s second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated.

Wonkblog

McDonald’s is finally rolling out all-day breakfast at every restaurant in the country

McDonald’s is finally rolling out all-day breakfast at every restaurant in the country

After years of fighting, McDonald’s is finally giving in.

What Netflix’s new maternity leave policy doesn’t tell us about inequality

What Netflix’s new maternity leave policy doesn’t tell us about inequality

Disparities usually show up across firms, not within them.

Canada slipped into recession for the first half of the year

Canada slipped into recession for the first half of the year

Possibility of global slowdown raises uncertainty around growth, inflation forecasts, Boston Fed president says

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Marissa Mayer is pregnant again, this time with twin girls. Now let’s move on.

Marissa Mayer is pregnant again, this time with twin girls. Now let’s move on.

Would the same debate ensue if Mayer were a man? Of course not.

If not for a mountain, what is President McKinley’s legacy?

If not for a mountain, what is President McKinley’s legacy?

How monumental, really, is the 25th president’s legacy?

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U.S. stocks close down sharply following weak reports in China

U.S. stocks close down sharply following weak reports in China

All of the major indices fell nearly 3 percent Tuesday and are in negative territory for the year.

How your lack of self-control might actually boost your savings

How your lack of self-control might actually boost your savings

Sometimes the biggest obstacle to saving is psychological.

The Switch

Marissa Mayer is going to have twins — and then she wants to get right back to work

Marissa Mayer is going to have twins — and then she wants to get right back to work

It’s hard not wonder if Mayer’s quickness to come back to work could make some female employees think twice about taking their full maternity time.

Check out Google’s new logo.

Whoa, this is new.

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