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    One giant leap for NASA — and U.S.

    One giant leap for NASA — and U.S.

    Now dependent on a Russian shuttle, NASA is preparing to issue a multi-billion dollar contract that would take astronauts to the International Space Station.

    DynCorp loses intelligence contract

    Defense Intelligence Agency does not renew company’s contract with National Media Exploitation Center.

    Washington economy is lagging the rest of the country

    “Everybody is outperforming us,” said Stephen Fuller, an economist at George Mason University.

    CACI reports falling annual sales, profits

    CACI reports falling annual sales, profits

    But global turmoil is already having a positive effect on business, CACI chief executive says.

    Wal-Mart slashes price on iPhones: 5C for less than a dollar

    Wal-Mart slashes price on iPhones: 5C for less than a dollar

    It seems as if the retail-giant is getting rid of its existing stock before the rumored iPhone 6 comes out in September.

    Mortgage rates drift along at or near yearly lows

    Mortgage rates drift along at or near yearly lows

    The 30-year fixed-rate average hits its yearly low at 4.1 percent.

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    Michelle Singletary

    Michelle Singletary

    Happy birthday; here’s your Social Security statement

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    Barry Ritholtz

    Barry Ritholtz

    Time, not timing, is key to investing success

    The greatest market timer and the worst market timer fare about the same as the dollar-cost averager.

    Warren Brown

    Warren Brown

    On Wheels: 2015 Hyundai Sonata, ‘blessed’ in Dixie

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    Stocks little changed on Ukraine, Yellen speech

    Stocks little changed on Ukraine, Yellen speech

    Stocks are little changed at midday after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure on how the bank will proceed on interest rates.

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    Name That Data!

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    Chart: How much canned tuna is safe to eat per week

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    Yellen confident in labor market progress, uncertain of road ahead

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    Inside how Twitter judges which images to block

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