The best education your money can buy

(Melina Mara / The Washington Post)

Prepared to go for the dream school — at any cost — Michelle Singletary’s daughter writes about her early lesson in economics.

Sunday Business

As medical providers consolidate, questions about effects on costs, quality of care

As medical providers consolidate, questions about effects on costs, quality of care

A costly legal fight is pushing back against the merger mania gripping the U.S. medical system.

Qatar’s LNG dominance challenged

Qatar’s LNG dominance challenged

Competition is expanding.

Case in Point: Mimicking nature to cut carbon dioxide emissions

Case in Point: Mimicking nature to cut carbon dioxide emissions

How a coral reef scientist took a technology that mimicked nature’s own processes, scaled up and developed new revenue streams.

Columnists

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

The bottom line when picking a university: No debt allowed

Use these talking points to help your student factor in affordability when choosing a college.

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz: What’s gone up won’t always come down

You might think that after last year’s strong gains, the markets might be due for a breather, but . . .

Warren Brown

Warren Brown

A wonderful piece of functional motorized art

The 2014 BMW 435i coupe made me feel like a kid again. A kid with $60,000 to spend.

Latest News

Michaels says nearly 3 million customers hit by data breach

Michaels says nearly 3 million customers hit by data breach

Retailer posts list of stores affected by breach, including several in the Washington area.

Are Fannie and Freddie money makers or losers?

Are Fannie and Freddie money makers or losers?

Assessments of their profitability differ as Senate committee weighs shutting down mortgage giants.

Administration postpones decision on Keystone pipeline

Administration postpones decision on Keystone pipeline

Agencies were given more time to decide whether the pipeline is in the national interest.

The Switch

Here’s how Washington is preparing for a future of wireless everything

Here’s how Washington is preparing for a future of wireless everything

The FCC expects to set aside at least 18 megahertz of spectrum for unlicensed uses in its upcoming broadcast auction.

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