U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs in February

And the unemployment rate fell to a new post-recession low.

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    As the U.S. economy adds jobs, more workers holding on to their cash

    A recovering workforce replenishes its savings, a move that could stunt further economic growth

    Apple revamping most successful store strategy in decades for luxury watch

    Apple revamping most successful store strategy in decades for luxury watch

    With four- and five-figure gold watches on the way, Apple has plans to make room for the affluent.

    Historically black schools say Obama’s policies have fallen short

    Historically black schools say Obama’s policies have fallen short

    Tensions have risen over federal loan policies, community colleges and a new school rating system.

    Can Vice cozy up to Washington and keep its edge?

    Can Vice cozy up to Washington and keep its edge?

    The edgy news site tries to build ties inside the Beltway as it expands.

    ‘Lean in. But freeze first.’ The fertility business targets women’s fears

    ‘Lean in. But freeze first.’ The fertility business targets women’s fears

    More women are freezing their eggs, but the procedure’s popularity and low odds have drawn criticism.

    Q&A: Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson

    Q&A: Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson

    The hotel empire’s chief talks about openings in the developing world as the chain nears 1 million rooms.

    Columnists

    Michelle Singletary

    Michelle Singletary

    Remembering Thomas J. Stanley, who redefined what it means to be rich

    Stanley, who died last month, helped break the millionaire stereotype so we could better understand wealth.

    — John Kenneth Galbraith and Barry Ritholtz

    Many metrics can be used to value markets. Which should you trust?

    Are stocks cheap — or overpriced? Knowing can help you know when and how to invest.

    Allan Sloan

    Allan Sloan

    Taking stock of pension funds and the trouble they’re in

    Two sets of numbers explain why pensions went from fat and happy to undernourished and desperate.

    Warren Brown

    Warren Brown

    On Wheels: Land Rover Range Rover
    Supercharged V-8, not for Everyman

    Warren Brown finds the high-priced SUV very nice, but no nicer than some lower-priced SUV.

    Market News

    US stocks drop; strong jobs report raises rate hike prospect

    US stocks drop; strong jobs report raises rate hike prospect

    A strong jobs report shook up the financial markets on Friday.

    Wonkblog

    The feds released today’s jobs data 62 seconds late, and suspicions flew

    High-frequency trading can lead to strange fluctuations in the prices of securities.

    Wages are telling us unemployment can go a lot lower

    Wages are telling us unemployment can go a lot lower

    Unemployment is an almost-normal 5.5 percent, but wages still aren’t rising. That means unemployment can fall a lot more.

    What is natural? Even the people who make “natural” foods aren’t sure.

    What is natural? Even the people who make “natural” foods aren’t sure.

    At the nation’s largest annual gathering of organic and “natural” food makers, no one seems to know what the term means.

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    On Leadership

    An unusual new policy for working mothers

    An unusual new policy for working mothers

    For the first six months after maternity leave, new mothers at Vodafone will be able to work part time but continue to earn their full salaries.

    Is Hillary Clinton’s challenge that she’s been set up for failure, or for success?

    Is Hillary Clinton’s challenge that she’s been set up for failure, or for success?

    We may need a new metaphor to describe the situation Clinton faces now.

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    Get There

    Why it’s nearly impossible for you to sue your credit card company

    Why it’s nearly impossible for you to sue your credit card company

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking a closer look at mandatory arbitration clauses, which large financial firms often stick in the fine print for credit cards, payday loans and other consumer products.

    Education Department cuts ties with five of its debt collectors

    Education Department cuts ties with five of its debt collectors

    After years of public criticism over the aggressive practices of some of its debt collectors, the agency is canceling contracts.

    The Switch

    The surprising, disappointing birthday gift from your favorite stores: Spam

    The surprising, disappointing birthday gift from your favorite stores: Spam

    Sharing your info may get you a deal — plus e-mail you don’t want to get on your big day.