As summer turns to fall, small-business hiring cools

(M. Spencer Green / AP)

Companies added more jobs last month, but they’re expanding slower than they were this summer.

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Suddenly wealthy, just as quickly broke

Suddenly wealthy, just as quickly broke

When people get a windfall, they often want to spend it too fast and too furiously.

The saga behind Washington’s most infamous hole in the ground nears a close

The saga behind Washington’s most infamous hole in the ground nears a close

Seven-year-old hole on the doorstep of Nationals Park became illustrious example of real estate bubble.

Individual health plans could be canceled soon

The Obama administration allowed non-conforming plans to continue last year, but the reprieve is running out.

Mortgage rates hold steady on mixed economic news

Mortgage rates hold steady on mixed economic news

The 30-year fixed-rate average begins to slowly retreat after spiking two weeks ago.

Netflix pushes further into Hollywood, signs for four Adam Sandler films

Netflix pushes further into Hollywood, signs for four Adam Sandler films

Netflix said it approached Sandler to create the feature-length films because the actor’s movies were among the top watched films for its users.

New York Times announces plan to cut 100 newsroom jobs

New York Times announces plan to cut 100 newsroom jobs

The executive editor hopes the reductions can be done through voluntary buyouts.

Columnists

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

When phone scammers come calling, there are ways you can fight back

Readers share some of their tips for dealing with unsolicited calls from con artists.

Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

The shorts vs. Northwest Biotherapeutics

The stock market ordeal of Northwest Biotheraputics illustrates the reasons why Main Street hates Wall Street.

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

Nationals put some mustard on season-ticket sales pitch

Washington baseball team throws in autographs, photos, discounts; sales bullpen includes GM Mike Rizzo.

Market News

Falling oil prices drag US stock market lower

Falling oil prices drag US stock market lower

Energy companies are leading a broad decline in the stock market as the price of oil heads lower.

Wonkblog

Americans have no idea how the government spends money

Americans have no idea how the government spends money

One third of Americans think the government spends more on foreign aid than on social security.

Global economic growth keeps getting downgraded

Global economic growth keeps getting downgraded

The leaders of the world economy will gather in Washington to confront a global growth outlook that can only be described as disappointing.

Want do do what you love and get paid for it? Choose one of these majors

Want do do what you love and get paid for it? Choose one of these majors

New survey data show that you can have it all - if you choose the right major.

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What it feels like to resign

What it feels like to resign

The resigning part goes by really fast. The slow part is absorbing what happened. I know, because I’ve been there.

The ultimate reason Julia Pierson had to resign

The ultimate reason Julia Pierson had to resign

It wasn’t because an intruder breached the White House. It was because of a lack of trust.

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Stocks skid on weak global economic news. Now what?

Stocks skid on weak global economic news. Now what?

Disappointing headlines from Europe set investors on edge. Advisers say to hold on tight for more volatility.

Why now is a good time to check your investment exit strategy

Why now is a good time to check your investment exit strategy

With volatility on the rise, investors should be ready to move quickly to safer ground if needed.

The Switch

Facebook changes its research rules after controversial mood study

Facebook changes its research rules after controversial mood study

After facing backlash from a study of user emotions last summer, Facebook is altering the way it does research.

Police want back doors in smartphones, but you never know who else will open them

Police want back doors in smartphones, but you never know who else will open them

It’s not possible to create a backdoor for the police and keep it closed to everyone else.

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