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GM 1Q profit dragged down by recalls

GM 1Q profit dragged down by recalls

General Motors reports its worst quarterly performance in more than four years as the costs of a series of recalls dragged down earnings.

FDA outlines plan to regulate e-cigarettes

FDA outlines plan to regulate e-cigarettes

The agency is moving slowly, creating a “framework” while scientific study continues.

Apple exceeds expectations as quarterly profits jump by 7%

Apple exceeds expectations as quarterly profits jump by 7%

But worries linger as analysts see customers increasingly being wooed by the competition.

FCC expected to circulate new net neutrality rules

FCC expected to circulate new net neutrality rules

The agency will introduce a proposal that could enshrine pay-for-play rules favoring large companies.

Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

Facebook’s first-quarter earnings and revenue grew sharply, surpassing Wall Street’s expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.

General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman post higher profits

General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman post higher profits

Revenues fall across the board, but 2014 is off to a strong start, contractors say.

Columnists

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

With concierge business, 25-year-old launches a career

A poli-sci grad uses smarts and connections to build a business serving Washington’s wealthy.

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz: What’s gone up won’t always come down

You might think that after last year’s strong gains, the markets might be due for a breather, but . . .

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

Co-signing a loan is a favor you should think twice about

Helping out a family member seems a logical thing to do, but lending rules make the process a risky proposition

Market News

Stock futures jump, lifted by Apple and Facebook

U.S. stock futures rose sharply 30 minutes before the opening bell as investors cheered strong earnings from Apple and Facebook. Investors also were encouraged by a positive report on orders for long-lasting goods.

Wonkblog

Wonkbook: The FCC is trying to thread the needle on net neutrality

Wonkbook: The FCC is trying to thread the needle on net neutrality

A look at the FCC’s middle-ground attempt on net neutrality

White, older and self-employed people want to keep their health plans

White, older and self-employed people want to keep their health plans

Certain groups are more attached to their individual health policies, a study finds.

A year after Arizona approved Medicaid expansion, Brewer still fighting for it

A year after Arizona approved Medicaid expansion, Brewer still fighting for it

State lawmakers haven’t moved on from Brewer’s aggressive expansion tactics last year.

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On Leadership

Report: Gender balance still a token issue for many companies

Report: Gender balance still a token issue for many companies

A new study looks at how many companies are lagging behind on gender parity -- and names names.

How to be positive and realistic, at the same time

How to be positive and realistic, at the same time

An interview with psychologist and author Kathy Cramer.

Alan Mulally’s last great act at Ford

Alan Mulally’s last great act at Ford

A carefully orchestrated succession plan could be the auto CEO’s ultimate feat.

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The Switch

Ask us anything in The Switch’s new weekly livechat, Switchback

Ask us anything in The Switch’s new weekly livechat, Switchback

Join us for a lively discussion about the week’s gadget news, tech policy and nerd culture.

A survey of 911 dispatchers reveals the horrible, human cost of bad technology

A survey of 911 dispatchers reveals the horrible, human cost of bad technology

Emergency responders often can’t find 911 callers on cell phones, and call centers are really upset about it.

FCC’s new net neutrality rules allow for Internet fast lanes

FCC’s new net neutrality rules allow for Internet fast lanes

The five tech policy stories you need to read.

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