Firm takes work-life balance to new heights

(David Walter Banks / For The Washington Post)

Can a business that pampers its employees be profitable? It works for outdoor clothing firm Patagonia.

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Jury awards $21.7 million to worker hurt in Pepco accident

Construction worker was struck by a transformer and paralyzed from the neck down

State Dept. seeks Walter Reed land swap, angering D.C. mayor

State Dept. seeks Walter Reed land swap, angering D.C. mayor

Mayor Gray lashes out State Dept’s effort to acquire land in the center of District’s redevelopment plan.

U-Md. to announce gift from Snider, Koch foundations

The money will be used to create a research center focused on the nexus of business and society.

Start-up advice: How to take off after you launch

Start-up advice: How to take off after you launch

After selling his start-up to Monster, Kazanjy shares important lessons he learned about sustaining momentum.

The problem that Gucci and Abercrombie have in common

The problem that Gucci and Abercrombie have in common

One is hawking $3,950 python and and bamboo handbags and the other is selling $88 super-skinny jeans, but they face the same underlying challenge.

Amazon again delivers soaring sales but posts a huge loss

Amazon again delivers soaring sales but posts a huge loss

Investors seem to be growing weary of the company’s strategy to sacrifice profitability in the name of long-term success.

Columnists

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

Young graduates may have debt, but not the kind that comes with a house

COLUMN | Aspiring homeowners who have student loans said the debt was blocking them from buying.

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz

Find a financial adviser who will put your interests first

This advice can be crucial for investors seeking help

Warren Brown

Warren Brown

On Wheels: 2015 Jeep Compass, best kept on-road

Warren Brown says it’s a sheep in Jeep’s clothing — but it fills a niche.

Market News

Earnings from Microsoft, others drive stocks up

Earnings from Microsoft, others drive stocks up

The stock market is closing out its best week in almost two years as earnings gains from Microsoft and others got investors in a buying mood.

Wonkblog

Why Europe is doomed, in 3 paragraphs

Why Europe is doomed, in 3 paragraphs

Germany’s fight with the ECB might keep Europe from doing what it needs to do to end its depression.

The U.S. still spends more on space than every other country—combined

The U.S. still spends more on space than every other country—combined

Make no mistake, the United States is still the global powerhouse in space spending.

You’ve heard of HealthCare.gov. Now meet HealthCare.com

You’ve heard of HealthCare.gov. Now meet HealthCare.com

With enrollment in the individidual health insurance market set for Nov. 15, this private website is hoping to capi­tal­ize on confusion.

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Podcast: Francis Collins on leadership

The director of the National Institutes of Health talks about the art of leading scientists.

The different leadership styles of D.C.’s mayoral candidates

The different leadership styles of D.C.’s mayoral candidates

A look at how Muriel Bowser, David Catania and Carol Schwartz think about leadership.

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How to save on holiday gifts

How to save on holiday gifts

There are nine saturdays left until Christmas. Here are some steps you can take to make the holidays easier on your wallet.

Millennials are actually really good at saving money

Millennials are actually really good at saving money

A new report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch found a jump in participation among younger workers. But the growth wasn’t entirely due to choice.

The Switch

How some Gamergate supporters say the controversy could stop ‘in one week’

How some Gamergate supporters say the controversy could stop ‘in one week’

And no, it isn’t a suggestion that we just kick girls out of gaming.

Election officials move to open up the paper-obessed Senate through crowd-sourcing, algorithms

Election officials move to open up the paper-obessed Senate through crowd-sourcing, algorithms

A California firm has been awarded a $270,000, one-year contract to quickly extract the data trapped in U.S. Senate candidates’ dead-tree financial disclosures.

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