American Dream shatters in Prince George’s

(Michel du Cille / The Washington Post )

Residents of the nation’s highest-income majority-black county have seen the housing crisis ravage their wealth, and local economists say a full recovery appears unlikely anytime soon.

Sunday Business

The winners and losers of a strong dollar

The winners and losers of a strong dollar

The dollar’s fast rise gives consumers more oomph , but it’s a mixed bag for corporations and investors.

Can taxi unions come up with an Uber-killer?

Can taxi unions come up with an Uber-killer?

Ride-sharing won’t be regulated out of existence, but cabbies are getting together to fight back.

Activist investor William Ackman: The big bad ‘alpha wolf’?

Activist investor William Ackman: The big bad ‘alpha wolf’?

Like it or not, he’s on top of the hedge-fund world, thanks in large part to his effort to take over Allergan.

Case in point: Transformational leadership requires style

A middle manager transforms an underperforming division through a sense of optimism and urgency.

TechBit: Google Translate

TechBit: Google Translate

Chip away at some language barriers.

TechBit: Shadowmatic

TechBit: Shadowmatic

Try your eye at shadow puppets.

Columnists

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

Pulling people out of poverty with one-on-one help

Some programs are using an innovative new way to help with personal finances: a coach.

Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

At the glimmering edge of good sense

The brawl over Emerald Cay, paradise to the 1 percent, is a parable of American capitalism gone wrong

Allan Sloan

Allan Sloan

It’s not hard to close the cash-rich split-off loophole

Require that more than 90 percent of the deal’s value (not one-third) consists of operating businesses.

Warren Brown

Warren Brown

On Wheels: Volkswagen Jetta, not just for show

Warren Brown sings the praises of automobiles that work in our garages, not just our fantasies.

Latest News

Virginia happy hours might get less secretive if bill passes

Virginia happy hours might get less secretive if bill passes

If a new bill succeeds, Virginia bars might be able to detail their drink specials, though not prices.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX settles lawsuit against Air Force

Elon Musk’s SpaceX settles lawsuit against Air Force

The suit had argued SpaceX should have been allowed to compete for a contract to launch military satellites.

Trade deals can help small businesses if they look like this one

Trade deals can help small businesses if they look like this one

Think free trade deals will help small businesses? It’s a lot more complicated than that.

Wonkblog

The botched executions behind the Supreme Court case on lethal injection

The botched executions behind the Supreme Court case on lethal injection

What’s behind the Supreme Court announcing it would review lethal injection procedures used for many death row inmates across the country after a few of botched executions raised concerns about whether the procedure is unconstitutional.

No, the U.S. economy isn’t about to fall into recession

No, the U.S. economy isn’t about to fall into recession

The yield curve, the best predictor of recessions, is flashing yellow. But don’t worry.

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On Leadership

Companies need to break glass ceiling for minorities, too

Companies need to break glass ceiling for minorities, too

New research shows boosting racial and ethnic diversity at the top could have an even bigger impact than gender on financial performance.

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The winners and losers of a strong dollar

The winners and losers of a strong dollar

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The Switch

The fight for smartphone owners is netting us all some pretty good deals

The fight for smartphone owners is netting us all some pretty good deals

The battle over U.S. smartphone customers is getting heated, and resulting in some excellent promotions.

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