Google is pressed to curb illegal drug sites

(Virginia Mayo / AP)

Several state attorneys general want the search giant to make it harder for users to find prescription medicine and illegal drugs online, while shareholders have filed two lawsuits related to the drug issue.

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Yellen makes careful forecast on economy

Fed chairman stresses that flexibility is crucial to adjust to possibly changing conditions.

Capital One profits rise 9.3 percent in first quarter

Revenue, meanwhile, slipped 3 percent to $5.37 billion for the McLean-based banking giant.

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Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US

A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided.

Yahoo earnings offer peek into Alibaba’s cave of treasure

Yahoo earnings offer peek into Alibaba’s cave of treasure

Quick facts about the Chinese e-commerce giant, which will soon debut on the American stock market.

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Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

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Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

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Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

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US stocks close higher for third day in a row

US stocks close higher for third day in a row

Investors drove stock prices to their highest level in a week Wednesday, encouraged by a crop of corporate earnings and reassuring U.S. and Chinese economic data.

Wonkblog

New York court guts a groundbreaking health-care fund that would have changed taxi drivers’ lives

Six cents from every fare could have helped pay for health-care services and disability insurance for taxi drivers.

Obamacare’s special enrollment period could help youth signups

Obamacare’s special enrollment period could help youth signups

Young adults could be more likely to qualify for special eligibility windows.

Operation Choke Point: The battle over financial data between the government and banks

Operation Choke Point: The battle over financial data between the government and banks

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Fixing what’s wrong with the IRS

“I’ve never dealt with an organization that is so short of resources across the board.”

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The first suspected Heartbleed hacker has been arrested

The first suspected Heartbleed hacker has been arrested

Canadian officials say they’ve charged a 19-year-old Ontario man.

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This is why Valve’s business model is so totally brilliant

Valve’s own games are the source of its incredible staying power.

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Is Google’s core strong enough to support its side projects?

A growing number of voices are asking whether the company is spending its money wisely.

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