FDA outlines plan to regulate e-cigarettes

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The agency is moving slowly, creating a “framework” while scientific study continues.

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Leesburg’s K2M hopes to raise $136 million in IPO

In an April 22 filing, K2M said plans to offer 8.825 million shares, priced between $16 and $18 a share

Dirty dollars: Those bills are teeming with germs

Dirty dollars: Those bills are teeming with germs

Also: the price of home ownership and the benefits of financial literacy.

GM’s 1Q profit dragged down by recalls

GM’s 1Q profit dragged down by recalls

The automaker faced its worst quarterly performance in four years over the ignition switch defect.

Fixed mortgage rates rise, while adjustable rates hold steady

Fixed mortgage rates rise, while adjustable rates hold steady

The 30-year fixed-rate average increased to 4.33 percent after two weeks of declines.

Apple exceeds expectations as quarterly profits jump by 7%

Apple exceeds expectations as quarterly profits jump by 7%

But worries linger as analysts see customers increasingly being wooed by the competition.

FCC expected to circulate new net neutrality rules

FCC expected to circulate new net neutrality rules

The agency will introduce a proposal that could enshrine pay-for-play rules favoring large companies.

Columnists

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

With concierge business, 25-year-old launches a career

A poli-sci grad uses smarts and connections to build a business serving Washington’s wealthy.

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 . . .

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

Co-signing a loan is a favor you should think twice about

Helping out a family member seems a logical thing to do, but lending rules make the process a risky proposition

Market News

Stocks close mostly higher on earnings; Apple up

Stocks close mostly higher on earnings; Apple up

The stock market closed mostly higher Thursday, helped by positive earnings out of several large U.S. companies including Apple and construction equipment maker Caterpillar.

Wonkblog

Oregon will drop its Obamacare exchange. What now?

The state’s move to HealthCare.gov raises some immediate policy issues.

The price of new homes is surging -- in part because houses are getting bigger

The price of new homes is surging -- in part because houses are getting bigger

The effect of bigger and bigger houses on home prices.

Millennials are undercutting their own influence on social policy

Millennials are undercutting their own influence on social policy

They have very different views from their parents on marijuana, gay marriage and immigration. But they’re consistently underrepresented on Election Day.

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On Leadership

Apple’s new retail chief finally heads west

Apple’s new retail chief finally heads west

After more than a year without a direct boss for its retail operation, Apple welcomes Angela Ahrendts to a critical job.

Report: Gender balance still a token issue for many companies

Report: Gender balance still a token issue for many companies

A new study looks at how many companies are lagging behind on gender parity -- and names names.

How to be positive and realistic, at the same time

How to be positive and realistic, at the same time

An interview with psychologist and author Kathy Cramer.

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The Switch

Yahoo left out of major push to support open source projects in wake of Heartbleed bug

Yahoo left out of major push to support open source projects in wake of Heartbleed bug

Yahoo is a major tech company that was hit hard by Heartbleed. But it didn’t get asked to join a major initiative aimed at preventing the next big open source bug.

64,000 software engineers have settled with tech companies over wage collusion

64,000 software engineers have settled with tech companies over wage collusion

The terms of the deal will remain private until next month.

DC medical association warns physicians of ID theft scam

DC medical association warns physicians of ID theft scam

At least two dozen physiciants who practice in D.C. have reported having fradulent tax returns filed in their name.

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