This holidays, high-end retailers go high-tech

Diana Krahn checks out some boots on the interactive screen in the new Ugg store.

At Ugg and Burberry’s new area stores, iPads and touch screens help guide shoppers.

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USAID seeks help from ‘maker movement’ for Ebola

USAID seeks help from ‘maker movement’ for Ebola

Inventors gathered in Washington with prototypes designed to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

Small Business Saturday takes a unique twist at local shop

Small Business Saturday takes a unique twist at local shop

She started as an employee at Salt & Sundry. On Saturday, she’ll be back in the boutique for a different reason.

Marion Knott, scion of berry family, dies at 92

Marion Knott, scion of berry family, dies at 92

Ms. Knott helped guide the development of Knott’s Berry Farm, a California tourist attraction.

Column

Doggett parking’s real dividend is in its Heroes charity

Washington nonprofit helps families of fallen police, firefighters move forward; it was Bud Doggett’s Way.

Commentary: Washington feels like a second-class airport city

Commentary: Washington feels like a second-class airport city

As bad as our options are, there is no indication that improvement awaits.

D.C.-area appointments and promotions for Nov. 24

Here’s a look at who is moving where in the greater Washington job market.

Columnists

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

Free money? Try credit with a catch.

COLUMN | “Zero percent interest” programs can snare consumers — and if you get caught, it’s expensive.

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz

You just signed a
$325 million deal. Now what?

Giancarlo Stanton’s baseball deal isn’t as much as it sounds like, and he still needs to budget and plan ahead.

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

Doggett parking’s real dividend is in its Heroes charity

Washington nonprofit helps families of fallen police, firefighters move forward; it was Bud Doggett’s Way.

Market News

Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

Stocks are pushing further into record territory as investors welcome a move by China to stimulate its economy by lowering interest rates.

Wonkblog

Giuliani forgets America still a different place for blacks

Giuliani forgets America still a different place for blacks

“White police officers wouldn’t be there if you weren’t killing each other,” the former mayor said. A few statistics show why whites see the police differently from blacks.

What happens when your pregnant sister-in-law is paralyzed in an accident -- and has no insurance.

What happens when your pregnant sister-in-law is paralyzed in an accident -- and has no insurance.

An MIT political scientist discusses a wrenching experiencing.

SNL skit suggests Obama’s immigration executive action is unconstitutional

What SNL gets right and wrong about Obama’s immigration action.

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On Leadership

The CEO apology, in 14 tweets

The CEO apology, in 14 tweets

As a platform for apologies, Twitter may not hit the sweet spot for the C-suite.

Talking leadership with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

Talking leadership with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

“Your job is not to tell me about something you’re concerned with, it’s to get in my face and make sure I’ve heard you.“

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Get There

What lenders shouldn’t be asking of people with disabilities

What lenders shouldn’t be asking of people with disabilities

Borrowers must provide written proof that they are receiving the disability income and disclose how much they’re receiving. But the lenders shouldn’t be asking for much beyond that.

Wells Fargo and Discover to offer student loan modifications

Wells Fargo and Discover to offer student loan modifications

Student-loan repayment terms are being relaxed by Wells Fargo, and similar changes are in the works at Discover Financial Services.

The Switch

Switchboard: Are these the FAA’s new drone rules?

Switchboard: Are these the FAA’s new drone rules?

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

Holiday tech shopping: Smartphones and tablets

Holiday tech shopping: Smartphones and tablets

Here’s a look at what’s new and interesting among smartphones and tablets.

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