The economic roots of Hong Kong’s fight

Protesters gather in Hong Kong. (Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty)

WONKBLOG | Mainland China’s growth has been good for Hong Kong in certain ways, but not for residents’ standard of living. And they’re not happy about it.

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With Nationals in full swing, Lerner makes his pitch for the FBI at Landover

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eBay to spin off PayPal in 2015

eBay to spin off PayPal in 2015

In today’s climate of fast-moving innovation in e-commerce and new competition in the online payments space, eBay no longer believes it’s advantageous for the businesses to be tethered together.

Need proof that a degree is worth it? Check out these high-paying majors.

Need proof that a degree is worth it? Check out these high-paying majors.

Research shows that earnings are higher for college grads. But some majors pay a lot more than others.

A quarter century later, DOD test program still untested

A quarter century later, DOD test program still untested

It was meant to help small contractors win more government work — but even DOD believes it doesn’t work.

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Commentary: The power of the team

The Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals show what happens when an organization acts like an organism.

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Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

Scammers are out to get our money. Let’s band together to stop them.

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Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

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Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

Nationals put some mustard on season-ticket sales pitch

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Stocks slip, leaving S&P 500 down for September

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Why early voting is about so much more than convenience

Why early voting is about so much more than convenience

The cost of casting a ballot is much higher for voters without good jobs, accessible transportation and childcare. Which means it’s invariably higher for minorities and the poor.

White people are more likely to deal drugs, but black people are more likely to get arrested for it

White people are more likely to deal drugs, but black people are more likely to get arrested for it

Black people are still getting arrested for drug crimes at a ridiculous rate

Growth in home prices keeps slowing, and that’s still good news

Growth in home prices keeps slowing, and that’s still good news

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High auto insurance is hurting low-income families, says report

High auto insurance is hurting low-income families, says report

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Morningstar downgrades Pimco Total Return fund

Analysts says strong outflows could “wreak havoc” on the fund, but stated confidence in the new management.

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Meet Share America, the U.S. State Department’s Upworthy clone

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