Apple crushes quarterly earning expectations

Customers wait to buy the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in Italy. (EPA)

THE SWITCH | The company has sold 39.3 million iPhones in the past three months and reported earnings of $1.42 per share on $42.1 billion in revenue in the fourth quarter.

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Virginia sheds 7,400 jobs as the region’s economy sputters

Virginia sheds 7,400 jobs as the region’s economy sputters

District and Maryland businesses fared a little better but still appear to be lagging the rest of the country.

Staples is investigating a possible data breach

Staples is investigating a possible data breach

The office supplies retailer has contacted law enforcement about a “potential issue involving credit card data.“

BAE Systems to purchase Conn. cyber firm for $232M

BAE Systems to purchase Conn. cyber firm for $232M

SilverSky designs cloud-based systems; counts Goldman Sachs among its investors.

K Street continues to rebound after three-year slump

The upcoming November elections may draw more business to K Street as companies prepare for uncertainty

Profits rise at Lockheed on F-35 sales, pension savings

Profits rise at Lockheed on F-35 sales, pension savings

Sales in the third quarter were down across all company segments except the space systems division.

Talks sour over community benefits for United stadium

Talks sour over community benefits for United stadium

Disagreement could become hindrance to Mayor Gray’s plan to pass stadium legislation.

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Michelle Singletary

Smart program saves homeowners from foreclosure

An inspired program buys foreclosed properties and sells them back to the owners at a reduced rate.

Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

Wall Street attempts to navigate the era of ‘Yellen put’

A recent side effect of the Fed chair’s policies has been the dumping of stocks, commodities and junk bonds.

Warren Brown

Warren Brown

On Wheels: 2014 Ford Focus Electric

Warren Brown applauds the move away from gasoline, if not the limited driving range.

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US stocks gain in midday trading; Apple, Harley up

US stocks gain in midday trading; Apple, Harley up

U.S. stocks were solidly higher in midday trading as the market headed for a fourth day of gains.

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Millennial attitudes about privacy may be changing how they feel about cars

Millennial attitudes about privacy may be changing how they feel about cars

The cultural reasons behind our declining interest in cars.

Climate records are breaking so often now, we’ve stopped paying attention

For more than a third of an average human lifespan, warmer-than-average months have been the unbroken rule.

Rush Limbaugh is America’s least-trusted news source

Rush Limbaugh is America’s least-trusted news source

Four of the top five least-trusted news outlets have a strong conservative tilt.

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Microsoft CEO’s faith in the system pays off

Microsoft CEO’s faith in the system pays off

Two weeks after Satya Nadella’s gaffe over women and raises, Microsoft discloses the chief executive’s $84 million pay package.

‘Everybody is way too nice to everybody’

‘Everybody is way too nice to everybody’

Former GM executive Bob Lutz on leadership, Mary Barra and the auto industry’s culture.

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Finance Lab: They have a pension, long-term care insurance and savings. But is it enough?

Finance Lab: They have a pension, long-term care insurance and savings. But is it enough?

Retirement writer Martha M. Hamilton pairs a couple with financial experts to help them decide if they’re ready to cover health care and living expenses in retirement.

What to do if your pension is frozen

What to do if your pension is frozen

When future retirement benefits get cut, workers need to redo the math on their retirement planning and focus on the factors in their control, financial advisers say.

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Federal Trade Commission names Ashkan Soltani chief technologist

Federal Trade Commission names Ashkan Soltani chief technologist

Soltani is an independent privacy researcher who contributed to the Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize winning Snowden reporting.

Liberals are more likely to unfriend you over politics -- online and off

Liberals are more likely to unfriend you over politics -- online and off

Conservatives live in a social media echo chamber. But liberals are more likely to block people online.

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