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    How fear fuels the business of egg freezing

    How fear fuels the business of egg freezing

    As egg freezing soars in popularity, some doctors are concerned about the marketing of the procedure.

    Q&A: Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson

    Q&A: Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson

    The hotel empire’s chief talks about openings in the developing world as the chain nears 1 million rooms.

    Former Department of Energy official named CEO of Centrus Energy

    Daniel Poneman will take the helm later this month. The company emerged from bankruptcy last year.

    The Apple Watch will revamp the most successful store strategy in decades

    The Apple Watch will revamp the most successful store strategy in decades

    With a gold watch on the way, Apple plans changes to make room for the affluent.

    Main Street Morning: $100,000 rudeness

    Main Street Morning: $100,000 rudeness

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

    The city’s first equity crowdfunding campaign reaches its goal

    The city’s first equity crowdfunding campaign reaches its goal

    Organizers raised roughly $220K to open a large restaurant complex in Penn Quarter this spring

    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.

    — John Kenneth Galbraith and Barry Ritholtz

    Many metrics can be used to value markets. Which should you trust?

    Are stocks cheap — or overpriced? Knowing can help you know when and how to invest.

    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.

    Warren Brown

    Warren Brown

    On Wheels: Land Rover Range Rover
    Supercharged V-8, not for Everyman

    Warren Brown finds the high-priced SUV very nice, but no nicer than some lower-priced SUV.

    Market News

    US stocks drop; strong jobs report raises rate hike prospect

    US stocks drop; strong jobs report raises rate hike prospect

    Stocks dropped on Friday as another strong U.S. jobs survey raised the likelihood that the Federal Reserve would start to raise interest rates later this year. The dollar jumped and U.S. government bond prices fell after the report.

    Wonkblog

    On free trade, tea partyers and the left want the same thing

    On free trade, tea partyers and the left want the same thing

    They’re both trying to stop the Obama administration from fast tracking a deal -- but don’t coordinate to make it happen.

    The terrible loneliness of growing up poor in Robert Putnam’s America

    The terrible loneliness of growing up poor in Robert Putnam’s America

    The Harvard political scientist wants to change how Americans view poor kids — and what we talk about in the 2016 election.

    History suggests you should get a raise soon. Recent history suggests you might not

    Unemployment is falling. Wages should be rising. How long can that stay true?

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    On Leadership

    Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring secret

    Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring secret

    The Facebook CEO said he always poses one simple question to himself when hiring someone new.

    Millennials make ideal public servants

    Millennials make ideal public servants

    And there’s a lot we can be doing to maximize their time in government.

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    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 e-mails under review by the State Department

    The Switchboard: Clinton e-mails under review by the State Department

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

    ‘Rock Band’ is coming back this year

    ‘Rock Band’ is coming back this year

    “Rock Band” is coming back, which means you’ll have a game to actually play in the same room as your friends again.

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