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U.S. judge throws out senator’s Obamacare lawsuit

U.S. judge throws out senator’s Obamacare lawsuit

Ruling allows members of Congress and their staffers to continue buying plans on small-business exchanges.

Patton Boggs is no longer nation’s top-earning lobby firm

For first time since 2002, Patton Boggs — now Squire Patton Boggs — is not largest lobby firm by revenue

Making a difference — and a profit

Making a difference — and a profit

Start-up advice: An entrepreneur serves up eight tips to help founders balance their social mission with their bottom line.

Lockheed Martin’s sales fall as profits grow 3.5 percent

Lockheed Martin’s sales fall as profits grow 3.5 percent

Net earnings were $889 million, $2.76 per diluted share, compared to $859 million.

Barclays, Deutsche helped skirt taxes, Senate report says

Barclays, Deutsche helped skirt taxes, Senate report says

The banks’ senior executives are scheduled to testify about the $6 billion Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

Billionaire Carlos Slim suggests a shift to three-day work week

Billionaire Carlos Slim suggests a shift to three-day work week

Would you prefer to work 10-11 hours a day, three days a week until you are 70 years old?

Columnists

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

To pay off student loans, reconsider your roof

New graduates should find cheap or free housing so they can make bigger payments on their debt.

Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

Financial industry just not vested in wider savings plans

The concept of Automatic IRAs to help prepare Americans for retirement faces some challenges

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

Herndon ‘mompreneur’ types her way to happiness, success

Kathy Benson started small but grew her data-collection firm into a $20 million business.

Market News

US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in

US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in

Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday. The restaurant chain Chipotle and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected.

Wonkblog

Today was one of Obamacare’s craziest days ever. What now?

Today was one of Obamacare’s craziest days ever. What now?

Health insurance subsidies haven’t been wiped out yet, but the legal battle goes on.

The best and worst 401(k) plans

The best and worst 401(k) plans

Bloomberg ranked 250 large employers’ 401(k) plans based on the company match, investment options offered and vesting time.

Janet Yellen thinks social media is overvalued

Janet Yellen thinks social media is overvalued

The Fed chair won’t be investing in Yo anytime soon.

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On Leadership

Study: Top labs run by men tend to hire fewer women

Study: Top labs run by men tend to hire fewer women

The gender gap is alive and well at the bench in the science world, too

Remembering James MacGregor Burns

Remembering James MacGregor Burns

The historian and political scientist left a lasting imprint on the world of leadership.

Accused Yahoo executive fires back over sexual harassment allegations

Accused Yahoo executive fires back over sexual harassment allegations

The executive is suing her accuser for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

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The Switch

Why Apple really has to get the next iPhone right

Why Apple really has to get the next iPhone right

Apple is still, essentially, an smartphone company.

Why users are confessing their thoughts on anonymous apps like Secret

Why users are confessing their thoughts on anonymous apps like Secret

People are posting their confessions on a new app called Secret, created by a Silicon Valley start-up that last week collected $25 million in funding.

Switchboard: Google wants to turn NYC pay phones into WiFi hotspots

<span class='fa fa-camera'></span>Switchboard: Google wants to turn NYC pay phones into WiFi hotspots

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

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