Argentina debt talks fail

(Natacha Pisarenko / AP)

Talks aimed at averting Argentina’s second default in 13 years ends with bitter recriminations.

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No more $40 cup of coffee

No more $40 cup of coffee

Some banks are trying to protect patrons from overdraft fees that can turn a mug of Joe into a big expense.

Target names Pepsi's Cornell as chairman, CEO

Target names Pepsi's Cornell as chairman, CEO

Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers.

Obama cracks down on labor breaches by contractors

Obama cracks down on labor breaches by contractors

Some companies that earn billions of dollars as government contractors are among the worst violators of U.S. labor laws, yet year after year they keep winning new contracts.

Tofu and fish nuggets come to McDonald’s Japan

Tofu and fish nuggets come to McDonald’s Japan

McDonald’s Japan introduced tofu and fish nuggets amid a shortage of chicken products, the result of the Chinese food safety scandal.

Panasonic, Tesla to build big U.S. battery plant

American electric car maker Tesla is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs.

Economy bounces back from dismal winter

Economy bounces back from dismal winter

GDP grew at rate of 4 percent in the spring, providing fresh evidence that the recovery is finally turning a corner.

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Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

Targeting scams against the elderly

Scammers go after senior citizens, who don’t have as much time as the young to recover lost money.

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz

So you’re the world’s greatest trader? Taxes will fix that.

Traders pay a tax of 30 percent or more on short-term capital gains. Passive indexers come out ahead.

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

Dealmaker quits Carlyle and big future to chase a dream

Johnson charts a path from Anacostia to Carlyle, with stops at Princeton and Harvard, then walks away.

Market News

Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower

Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower

Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week.

Wonkblog

Wonkbook: Before you get too excited about yesterday’s GDP report...

Wonkbook: Before you get too excited about yesterday’s GDP report...

The economy’s second quarter growth wasn’t as great as it seems.

Jobs are the secret to getting millennials to move out of the basement

Jobs are the secret to getting millennials to move out of the basement

Goldman Sachs: Young adults are living with their parents because of a tight job market, not because of a change in preferences.

Feds shifting money from refugees to help kids flooding border

If Congress doesn’t act, groups serving refugees from around the world will cut back their help.

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On Leadership

A Hippocratic oath for bankers?

A Hippocratic oath for bankers?

A British think tank has proposed that bankers take a pledge to uphold ethical standards.

Here is proof the boss doesn’t think like you do

Here is proof the boss doesn’t think like you do

A new study finds a divide between what employees want in their jobs — and what employers think they do

At Market Basket, the saga continues

At Market Basket, the saga continues

ON LEADERSHIP | The grocery chain’s customers are getting more involved in a corporate standoff.

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The Switch

Switchboard: FCC calls Verizon’s new data throttling plan a ‘disturbing’ development

Switchboard: FCC calls Verizon’s new data throttling plan a ‘disturbing’ development

Your morning helping of hand-picked stories from The Switch team.

Verizon’s slowing down data for some of its heaviest users. And the FCC is calling them out on it.

Verizon’s slowing down data for some of its heaviest users. And the FCC is calling them out on it.

The letter also offers a broader signal about the FCC’s thinking on net neutrality.

Think the Supreme Court protected your cellphone from warrantless searches? Think again.

Even after the Court’s ruling on mobile privacy this year, travelers are still subject to warrantless searches at the border and airports.

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