Video games gaining respect in the U.S., finally

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As entertainment, big business and a creative discipline, video games have become a stunning success story.

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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.

This holiday season, high-end retailers go high-tech

This holiday season, high-end retailers go high-tech

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

New CEO of Children’s Inn at NIH gets her dream job

New CEO of Children’s Inn at NIH gets her dream job

Jennie Lucca always knew she wanted to help people.

Navy carrier to be delivered incomplete and at higher cost

Navy carrier to be delivered incomplete and at higher cost

Report from the GAO says the cost of the carrier is likely to rise again, this time by up to nearly $1 billion

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Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

Free money? Try credit with a catch.

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

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz

You just signed a
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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

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.

The view from thewirecutter.com

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Here’s a range of interesting gadgets and luxury items that are reviewed by thewirecutter.com.

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