Google is pressed to curb illegal drug sites

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Several state attorneys general want the search giant to make it harder for users to find prescription medicine and illegal drugs online, while shareholders have filed two lawsuits related to the drug issue.

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National Science Foundation project means payday for Alexandria family

National Science Foundation project means payday for Alexandria family

The Hoffman family of Alexandria received a $28 million subsidy for the project but won’t say what they sold it for.

Bank of America posts loss

Bank of America posts loss

Bank of America swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal expenses.

Qiagen consolidates Maryland operations in Germantown

Qiagen consolidates Maryland operations in Germantown

The move will put more of its local workforce under one roof as lease at Gaithersburg site prepares to expire.

Williams & Jensen lobbyists leave to start own firm

Five of the six founding partners of Alignment Government Strategies were at the powerhouse company.

China growth slows as property market fears rise

China growth slows as property market fears rise

Economic growth dips to to 7.4 percent, just below the government's target for year.

Yellen says Fed examining additional bank rules

Yellen says Fed examining additional bank rules

Fed chair says recent initiatives by the central bank and other regulators to help banks make it through periods of financial stress are important, but they may still need to be strengthened.

Columnists

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

Zengo indoor cycling gears up for high-speed expansion

Backed by Hair Cuttery mogul, Bethesda-based chainlet prepares for the arrival of SoulCycle.

Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

‘Flash Boys’: Michael Lewis does it again

Michael Lewis’s latest book about Wall Street and the rise of high-speed computerized stock trading is fascinating.

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

The Color of Money: You’d better budget for that baby

Forget fancy stuff like diaper wipe warmers because day care could cost as much as college tuition.

Market News

Yahoo, China news send US stocks higher at midday

Yahoo, China news send US stocks higher at midday

Stocks are moving higher for a third day in a row after more U.S. companies report solid earnings and on encouraging news about China’s economy.

Wonkblog

Your brain is over the hill by age 24

Your brain is over the hill by age 24

If you’re older than that, you have already squandered your potential, according to Science.

States embracing Obamacare are doing a better job of covering the uninsured, surveys show

States embracing Obamacare are doing a better job of covering the uninsured, surveys show

Coverage expansion is happening at different rates across the country, two new surveys indicate.

Price transparency stinks in health care. Here’s how the industry wants to change that.

Price transparency stinks in health care. Here’s how the industry wants to change that.

The health-care industry is trying to be more up front about the cost of services.

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On Leadership

Sticking women with the office housework

Sticking women with the office housework

Why aren’t men also expected to plan parties, order food, take notes in meetings and join thankless committees?

Fixing what’s wrong with the IRS

Fixing what’s wrong with the IRS

“I’ve never dealt with an organization that is so short of resources across the board.”

Average pay for Washington area CEOs more modest than national average

Average pay for Washington area CEOs more modest than national average

Trends toward fewer stock options and more scrutiny on executive perks is more pronounced among local companies.

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The Switch

Samsung saw Steve Jobs’s death as a business opportunity

Samsung saw Steve Jobs’s death as a business opportunity

Even in death, Jobs was a threat.

Switchboard: Yahoo earnings show signs of life

Switchboard: Yahoo earnings show signs of life

The five tech policy stories you need to read today.

Yahoo earnings: Marissa Mayer’s strategy is starting to pay off

Yahoo earnings: Marissa Mayer’s strategy is starting to pay off

Yahoo beats expectations as it focuses on mobile, original content.

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