An ousted CEO so popular employees are protesting for his return

Shelves at some MarketBasket stores are emptying as workers protest the CEO's firing. (AP)

An unusual alliance of managers and rank-and-file employees at a Northeast grocery chain has rebelled to prompt the return of a former executive.

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American fast-food chains received mixed feelings over the recent food safety scandal in China

American fast-food chains received mixed feelings over the recent food safety scandal in China

The recent food safety scandal in China has turned the spotlight on several U.S.-based fast-food chains operating in the country.

SEC poised to end $1 a share for some money funds

SEC poised to end $1 a share for some money funds

Regulators are expected to vote Wednesday to end a longtime staple of the investment industry — the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds.

Northrop, General Dynamics see lower sales; mixed profits

Northrop, General Dynamics see lower sales; mixed profits

Both defense giants continued to trim costs to cope with a reduction in government spending.

K Street continues modest recovery

The District’s 10 largest lobby firms saw revenue creep up less than 1 percent during first half of 2014

Samsung ad makes fun of the iPhone 6 that isn’t released yet

Samsung ad makes fun of the iPhone 6 that isn’t released yet

It’s not the first time Samsung has poked fun at Apple devotees.

The strange and powerful effects of violent business lingo

The strange and powerful effects of violent business lingo

New study reveals that “declaring war” on your competitors can do odd things to your workers and theirs.

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Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

Defaulted on student loans? A chance to make things right.

The new rehab formula is based on the one used for the federal Income-Based Repayment program.

Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

Financial industry just not vested in wider savings plans

The concept of Automatic IRAs to help prepare Americans for retirement faces some challenges

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

Herndon ‘mompreneur’ types her way to happiness, success

Kathy Benson started small but grew her data-collection firm into a $20 million business.

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S&P 500 ekes out record high as earnings roll in

S&P 500 ekes out record high as earnings roll in

The stock market eked out a record high Wednesday, as investors weighed positive earnings from the technology industry against disappointing news from Boeing and other companies.

Wonkblog

The stubborn inequality that children face growing up in the U.S.

The stubborn inequality that children face growing up in the U.S.

Black children are twice as likely as the average child to live with only one parent. American Indian children are half as likely to have health care.

You can now pay someone’s delinquent Detroit water bill online

You can now pay someone’s delinquent Detroit water bill online

Two women in other parts of the country wanted to pay an overdue bill for someone in Detroit. This is their project.

Did the Supreme Court already tip its hand on Obamacare subsidies?

Did the Supreme Court already tip its hand on Obamacare subsidies?

One reason why subsidies may be in jeopardy if the highest court gets a say.

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On Leadership

For women and minorities, advocating for diversity has a downside

For women and minorities, advocating for diversity has a downside

A new research study finds that women and minorities are penalized for being good at managing diverse groups or respecting gender or racial differences at work

An ousted CEO so popular employees are protesting for his return

An ousted CEO so popular employees are protesting for his return

An unusual alliance of managers and rank-and-file employees at a Northeast grocery chain has rebelled to prompt the return of a former executive.

Study: Top labs run by men tend to hire fewer women

Study: Top labs run by men tend to hire fewer women

The gender gap is alive and well at the bench in the science world, too

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The Switch

Amazon Fire Phone: A good phone that needs another layer of polish

Amazon Fire Phone: A good phone that needs another layer of polish

As a tie-in to Amazon, the Fire Phone has no parallel. But as a phone? The story gets a bit more complicated.

Facebook’s profit doubles on strong mobile ad growth

Facebook seems to have figured out--for now at least--the holy grail for all media right now: how to make money selling mobile ads.

No human has ever been to Mars. But NASA wants to put commercial satellites there.

No human has ever been to Mars. But NASA wants to put commercial satellites there.

The space agency envisions using privately built communications satellites to relay data back to Earth, marking a shift away from government equipment.

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