State-school sticker shock

Michael Bayne attends Arizona State University. (For The Post)

For the first time, families are paying more of the cost of public university tuition than state governments.

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D.C.-area appointments and promotions for Feb. 2

Here’s a look at who is moving where in the greater Washington job market.

Have a cellphone? Their start-up will turn you into a lobbyist.

Have a cellphone? Their start-up will turn you into a lobbyist.

How three entrepreneurs are using smartphones and social media to power grassroots advocacy.

Greece really might leave the euro

Greece really might leave the euro

Greece’s banks, not its debt, are what might force it out of the euro, as it gets ready to fight Europe over austerity.

Meet the man who bought 30 shares in Shake Shack -- before he’d ever tried their burger

Meet the man who bought 30 shares in Shake Shack -- before he’d ever tried their burger

Customers flocked to the Shake Shack in Dupont Circle Friday, just hours after the company’s shares hit the stock market.

Biotech investments hit a 15-year low in D.C. region

Life sciences companies across D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia raised just $77.3M during 2014

Limo companies stretch to meet the Uber challenge

Limo companies stretch to meet the Uber challenge

Limo firms race to offer what the ride-sharing upstarts can’t: Brewery tours, shopping trips and shuttle services.

Columnists

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

Marriage can be a tricky business, so treat it like one

Couples often don’t realize there’s a financial aspect to their relationship — and that it needs to be discussed.

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz

The future of new business is disrupting old business

Not just Uber: Tech firms are uniquely poised to topple old, entrenched businesses in many industries

Allan Sloan

Allan Sloan

Yahoo’s complex Alibaba spin-off will save billions in taxes

Yahoo will create a new company that will own its 384 million Alibaba shares as well as a small Yahoo business.

Warren Brown

Warren Brown

On Wheels: Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E, smart, swift and safe

Warren Brown finds the car nearly perfect but fairly pricey.

Market News

Stocks sag at the close; January finishes on weak note

Stocks sag at the close; January finishes on weak note

The U.S. stock market capped a rough month Friday, delivering its third loss in five days and extending its declines for the year.

Wonkblog

The biggest challenge facing the government’s new plan for better health care

The biggest challenge facing the government’s new plan for better health care

We all want better quality health care, but the trouble is agreeing on what “quality” is.

Greece really might leave the euro

Greece really might leave the euro

Greece’s banks, not its debt, are what might force it out of the euro, as it gets ready to fight Europe over austerity.

Black teens jailed much more often than white teens

Black teens jailed much more often than white teens

Detention has affected black teens more harshly — even those who commit few crimes.

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On Leadership

Running the Small Business Administration

Running the Small Business Administration

“It’s really the absence of role models that inspired me.“

Pete Carroll has learned his lesson

Pete Carroll has learned his lesson

The Seattle Seahawks coach offers us an example of how to emerge stronger after an earlier career mistake.

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Get There

The majority of consumers have subprime credit scores, report says

The majority of consumers have subprime credit scores, report says

The job market is rebounding, but repairing credit can take a long, long time.

Want to lose weight? Get on a budget.

Want to lose weight? Get on a budget.

People sticking with their New Year’s resolutions of losing weight feel more confident about their chances when they have their finances in order.

The Switch

How to watch the Super Bowl online for free

How to watch the Super Bowl online for free

NBC is streaming the game free to tablets and computer viewers

Verizon Wireless to allow customers to actually opt-out of controversial supercookie tracking

Verizon Wireless to allow customers to actually opt-out of controversial supercookie tracking

The changes come as the company faces heat from lawmakers and privacy advocates.

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