Economy’s growth rate surges to 4 percent

(Seth Perlman / AP)

The data help bolster hopes that the country’s long-simmering economic recovery is becoming self-sustaining.

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Hiring by small businesses cools

Hiring by small businesses cools

It wasn’t a slow month for small firms. It just wasn’t anywhere close to the blistering pace of hiring in June.

As Fed meets, key issues likely to stay unanswered

As Fed meets, key issues likely to stay unanswered

The Federal Reserve will likely end a policy meeting Wednesday with a lot of questions unanswered:

When we were small: Whole Foods

When we were small: Whole Foods

Founder and CEO John Mackey takes us back to the early years at what became a natural foods empire.

Inside Colorado’s flourishing, segregated black market for pot

Inside Colorado’s flourishing, segregated black market for pot

The first months of legal marijuana have laid bare a socio-economic fault line.

Marriott profit rises 7 percent in second quarter

Marriott profit rises 7 percent in second quarter

The World Cup helped boost earnings for the Bethesda-based hotel company.

Smartshoes put Google Maps at your feet and vibrate to tell you where to go

Smartshoes put Google Maps at your feet and vibrate to tell you where to go

The Bluetooth-enabled Lechal shoes will help visually impaired individuals to navigate.

Columnists

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

Targeting scams against the elderly

Scammers go after senior citizens, who don’t have as much time as the young to recover lost money.

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz

So you’re the world’s greatest trader? Taxes will fix that.

Traders pay a tax of 30 percent or more on short-term capital gains. Passive indexers come out ahead.

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

Dealmaker quits Carlyle and big future to chase a dream

Johnson charts a path from Anacostia to Carlyle, with stops at Princeton and Harvard, then walks away.

Market News

Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower

Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower

Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week.

Wonkblog

Struggling homeowners wait to get mortgage relief. And wait. And wait.

Struggling homeowners wait to get mortgage relief. And wait. And wait.

People turning to a foreclosure prevention program for help are facing long delays that put them at higher risk of foreclosure, a federal watchdog says.

Economy’s growth rate surges to 4 percent

Economy’s growth rate surges to 4 percent

The data help bolster hopes that the country’s long-simmering economic recovery is becoming self-sustaining.

Wonkbook: After the VA deal, Congress is back to bickering about the border crisis

Wonkbook: After the VA deal, Congress is back to bickering about the border crisis

House GOP cuts funding in border proposal — again.

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Here is proof the boss doesn’t think like you do

Here is proof the boss doesn’t think like you do

A new study finds a divide between what employees want in their jobs — and what employers think they do

At Market Basket, the saga continues

At Market Basket, the saga continues

ON LEADERSHIP | The grocery chain’s customers are getting more involved in a corporate standoff.

In an improving economy, is age discrimination getting better or worse?

In an improving economy, is age discrimination getting better or worse?

The answer, of course, is that it’s complicated.

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The Switchboard: Why a former NSA director thinks he is worth $1 million a month

The Switchboard: Why a former NSA director thinks he is worth $1 million a month

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

Twitter shares jump on user and revenue growth, although it’s still not turning a profit

Twitter shares jump on user and revenue growth, although it’s still not turning a profit

In the short-term, at least, the firm manages to fight off doubts that it would be unable to make money following its decision to go public last year.

Is Facebook learning to embrace privacy?

Is Facebook learning to embrace privacy?

Facebook may be looking at privacy more as an opportunity than as an obstacle these days.

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