Disparity in wage growth choking recovery

(Jim Graham / For The Washington Post)

Stagnant incomes and limited hours are excluding millions from sharing in the economic recovery.

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Navy carrier to be delivered incomplete and at higher cost

Navy carrier to be delivered incomplete and at higher cost

Report from the GAO says the cost of the carrier is likely to rise again, this time by up to nearly $1 billion

Law firm Wiley Rein to acquire lobby shop McBee Strategic

Law firm Wiley Rein to acquire lobby shop McBee Strategic

The lobby shop will be a subsidiary of the law firm and operate independently.

Federal energy regulators approve Exelon-Pepco merger

Federal energy regulators approve Exelon-Pepco merger

FERC okays $6.8 billion purchase of Pepco by Chicago’s Exelon; deal still faces Md., D.C., Del., N.J. scrutiny.

Commentary: Why Pentagon’s innovation strategy matters

Commentary: Why Pentagon’s innovation strategy matters

It signals an opportunity for our region’s start-ups and innovators to provide their highly skilled expertise.

Column

Pfizer’s attempt to gobble up AstraZeneca is biggest turkey

Pfizer’s attempt to gobble up AstraZeneca is biggest turkey

Others on the list for 2014 are three high-profile hacking targets — Apple, Target and Home Depot — plus GM.

Companies, Congress still waiting for crowdfunding

Companies, Congress still waiting for crowdfunding

New rules were supposed to be in place in 2012. Now, it looks like the wait may continue well into 2015.

Columnists

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

Free money? Try credit with a catch.

“Zero percent interest” programs can snare consumers — and if you get caught, it’s expensive.

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz

You just signed a $325 million deal. Now what?

Giancarlo Stanton’s baseball deal isn’t as much as it sounds like, and he still needs to budget and plan ahead.

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

Riding Web roller coaster with ‘King of Domain Names’

District native Mike Mann, who is a former runaway, says he has made and lost fortunes.

Market News

Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

Stocks are pushing further into record territory as investors welcome a move by China to stimulate its economy by lowering interest rates.

Wonkblog

Flow chart: Who qualifies for Obama’s immigration offer?

Flow chart: Who qualifies for Obama’s immigration offer?

The answer isn’t so straight-forward.

A complete tally of the weird, disturbing and hilarious things for sale on the Internet’s largest black market

A complete tally of the weird, disturbing and hilarious things for sale on the Internet’s largest black market

Drugs, stolen credit cards, and lots of free pizza.

The skinny on whose salaries have gone up in America - and whose have gone down

The skinny on whose salaries have gone up in America - and whose have gone down

The skinny on whose salaries have gone down in America - and whose have gone up

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On Leadership

The CEO apology, in 14 tweets

The CEO apology, in 14 tweets

As a platform for apologies, Twitter may not hit the sweet spot for the C-suite.

Talking leadership with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

Talking leadership with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

“Your job is not to tell me about something you’re concerned with, it’s to get in my face and make sure I’ve heard you.“

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Get There

What lenders shouldn’t be asking of people with disabilities

What lenders shouldn’t be asking of people with disabilities

Borrowers must provide written proof that they are receiving the disability income and disclose how much they’re receiving. But the lenders shouldn’t be asking for much beyond that.

Wells Fargo and Discover to offer student loan modifications

Wells Fargo and Discover to offer student loan modifications

Student-loan repayment terms are being relaxed by Wells Fargo, and similar changes are in the works at Discover Financial Services.

The Switch

The view from thewirecutter.com

The view from thewirecutter.com

Here’s a range of interesting gadgets and luxury items that are reviewed by thewirecutter.com.

The case against comments

The case against comments

Do media sites need comment sections anymore?

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