FIFA probe overshadows Nike’s $200M deal

(Paulo Whitaker / Reuters)

If implicated in the U.S. indictment, the sports giant could find one of its key victories tarnished by the blockbuster scandal now haunting international soccer.

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Amazon, Google roll out online shopping features

Amazon, Google roll out online shopping features

Faster shipping and a “buy button” are the latest innovations in the fight to entice buyers.

What’s going on at California’s largest lake illustrates fight over water in West

What’s going on at California’s largest lake illustrates fight over water in West

The Salton Sea, once a playground for Hollywood stars in the 1950s and ’60s, needs more water — but so does just about every other place in the state amid an epic drought.

Why thousands of members of the military will be getting checks next month

Thousands of troops who were charged excess interest on their student loans by Navient Solutions will start getting checks in the mail next month for up to $100,000.

Inside American Apparel’s attempt to fix its clothes and its image

Inside American Apparel’s attempt to fix its clothes and its image

The brand is in tough shape, and its new chief executive, Paula Schneider, has no illusions about it.

Main Street Morning: Florida agency says Uber drivers count as employees

Main Street Morning: Florida agency says Uber drivers count as employees

Our rundown of news affecting start-ups and small businesses.

Pending US home sales jump to strongest level in 9 years

Pending US home sales jump to strongest level in 9 years

Americans signed contracts to buy homes in April at the fastest pace in nearly nine years, evidence that steady job growth is strengthening the real estate market.

Columnists

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

529 plans can help you save for college, so let’s get started with the basics

COLUMN | A survey shows that more people need to learn about the college savings accounts.

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz

Are you not feeling the economic recovery? This could be why.

The recovery is not evenly distributed, and a few factors have a major influence on whether you feel it.

Allan Sloan

Allan Sloan

Holding shares or units — those little words can mean big differences

If you invest in master limited partnerships, you can get stuck with a big tax bill.

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

Moving customers, including military top brass, for up to $100M a year

Interstate views moving furniture as a skill to be mastered: “Use the legs, not the back.”

Market News

China stocks seesaw, investors jittery after big tumble

China stocks seesaw, investors jittery after big tumble

Chinese stocks seesawed on Friday as investors remained jittery a day after a sharp sell-off while other world benchmarks were uneven, as European shares slumped while Asian indexes finished higher.

Wonkblog

What it really means to rely on food stamps and welfare

What it really means to rely on food stamps and welfare

The sums are small, and most people aren’t long-term users of these programs.

How one man in Detroit is trying to resurrect the city’s abandoned homes

Sometimes the unexpected really happens

Hollywood just had its worst Memorial Day weekend in 17 years

Hollywood just had its worst Memorial Day weekend in 17 years

Hollywood just partied like it’s 1998 -- and not in a good way.

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On Leadership

CEO says he will pay college tuition for all of his employees’ children

CEO says he will pay college tuition for all of his employees’ children

Boxed CEO Chieh Huang said he would set aside a double-digit percentage of his personal stake in the company to pay for it.

After FIFA arrests, corporate sponsors face big dilemma

After FIFA arrests, corporate sponsors face big dilemma

The World Cup’s massive reach makes it exceedingly hard for brands to walk away, even as their own corporate reputations take a hit.

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Get There

Is the IRS doing enough to protect taxpayer data?

Is the IRS doing enough to protect taxpayer data?

Protection efforts being offered to identity-theft victims fall short in a key way, security experts say.

Congress is asking questions about IRS hack

Congress is asking questions about IRS hack

A hearing on Tuesday will give lawmakers a chance to question IRS officials about how criminals were able to access records for more than 100,000 taxpayers.

The Switch

YouTube will support virtual reality video this summer

YouTube will support virtual reality video this summer

Google and GoPro want you to join the virtual reality revolution.