With Silver Line, will people live in Tysons?

The Ascent at Spring Hill Station in Tysons West. (N. Wright/Capital Business)

Tysons already has a city’s worth of office space, shopping and jobs. Until recently, it hardly had any people.

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The airlines are making millions, but there’s no relief in sight for consumers

With investors primed to reap the rewards of a newly buoyant airline industry, there is no sign that consumers would see any financial benefits.

DOJ joins whistleblower suit against Symantec

Suit alleges firm overcharged the government by tens of millions; the company denies the allegations.

Obama’s State of the Union goals, six months later

Obama’s State of the Union goals, six months later

A look back at the economic agenda the president outlined on Jan. 28 and just how far we have(n’t) come.

Small business weekly: Obamacare, O1A and online taxes

Small business weekly: Obamacare, O1A and online taxes

Our weekly review of the biggest small-business and start-up news, with a focus on Washington.

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Dealmaker quits Carlyle and big future to chase a dream

Dealmaker quits Carlyle and big future to chase a dream

Johnson charts a path from Anacostia to Carlyle, with stops at Princeton and Harvard, then walks away.

With Silver Line, will people live in Tysons?

With Silver Line, will people live in Tysons?

Tysons already has a city’s worth of office space, shopping and jobs. Until recently, it hardly had any people.

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Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

Want to reduce your health-care costs? Get moving.

Keeping physically fit helps you stay fiscally fit, too.

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz

So you’re the world’s greatest trader? Taxes will fix that.

Traders pay a tax of 30 percent or more on short-term capital gains. Passive indexers come out ahead.

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

Dealmaker quits Carlyle and big future to chase a dream

Johnson charts a path from Anacostia to Carlyle, with stops at Princeton and Harvard, then walks away.

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Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower

Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower

Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week.

Wonkblog

How a Boston group helps keep troubled borrowers in their homes -- a model to fight blight?

The program enables borrowers who are in some stage of foreclosure to buy their homes, an arrangement that has been banned by the mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Medicare isn’t going broke, but don’t celebrate just yet

Medicare isn’t going broke, but don’t celebrate just yet

The program’s fiscal health is improving. Just how long that can last is still anyone’s guess.

Here’s why Obama should get credit for reducing income inequality

Here’s why Obama should get credit for reducing income inequality

The rich have grown farther apart from the rest of us during the Obama years, but Obama’s tax policies and the Affordable Care Act are narrowing inequality to less than it would otherwise be. This is what is important.

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At Market Basket, the saga continues

At Market Basket, the saga continues

ON LEADERSHIP | The grocery chain’s customers are getting more involved in a corporate standoff.

In an improving economy, is age discrimination getting better or worse?

In an improving economy, is age discrimination getting better or worse?

The answer, of course, is that it’s complicated.

American Apparel names a new board without Dov Charney

American Apparel names a new board without Dov Charney

Four new directors--including its first female director--will be added to the board of a company that has been engulfed in a highly public leadership battle.

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The Switch

Chinese regulators target Microsoft, possibly over antitrust concerns

Chinese regulators target Microsoft, possibly over antitrust concerns

U.S. technology firms and the Chinese government have had a rocky relationship in the past year. Microsoft, in particular, has faced several obstacles in China over the past year.

Senators question wisdom of U.S. government office that exists to sell free technical reports

Senators question wisdom of U.S. government office that exists to sell free technical reports

The Internet has threatened to turn NTIS from a useful service into a boondoggle.

House moves to make destroying e-mails a quick way to delete that federal job of yours

House moves to make destroying e-mails a quick way to delete that federal job of yours

New Federal Records Accountability Act of 2014 calls for tougher measures on employees who destroy documents.

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