Marine One contract faces lingering doubts

Some helicopters in the presidential fleet are almost 40 years old. (Getty)

Earlier effort to build helicopter ended after Obama said it was of Navy’s “procurement process gone amok.”

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The small business recovery — in one chart

The small business recovery — in one chart

Sales are down. Hiring remains weak. Still, there’s reason to believe small firms have turned things around.

Sales of new homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

Sales of new homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in eight months, a sign that real estate’s spring buying season is off to a weak start.

CityCenter’s hotel and fashion lineup come into shape

CityCenter’s hotel and fashion lineup come into shape

Developer in discussions with Hilton’s Conrad brand for hotel and retailers including Paul Stuart and Salvatore Ferragamo.

Get Aereo out of the Supreme Court

Get Aereo out of the Supreme Court

The justices are ill-suited to evaluate a new innovation. It’s time for Congress to weigh in.

GD, Northrop Grumman report lower sales, higher profits

GD, Northrop Grumman report lower sales, higher profits

Revenues fall across the board, but 2014 is off to a strong start, contractors say.

Supreme Court questions Aereo on streaming rights

The justices challenged the start-up’s business model but raised concern about ruling on cloud technology.

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

US stocks edge lower after a six-day rise

US stocks edge lower after a six-day rise

The stock market slipped Wednesday, after rising for six straight days, as investors worked through another round of quarterly earnings reports from U.S. companies. Intuitive Surgical was among those announcing disappointed results. A worse-than-expected report on the housing market also weighed on the broader market.

Wonkblog

They signed up for Obamacare. Now, just figure out how to keep them enrolled.

They signed up for Obamacare. Now, just figure out how to keep them enrolled.

Will the newly insured keep paying their premiums, and will they come back for a second year?

1.6 million Americans don’t have indoor plumbing. Here’s where they live

1.6 million Americans don’t have indoor plumbing. Here’s where they live

Don’t take your toilet for granted.

This is the unemployment benefit that no one knows about

This is the unemployment benefit that no one knows about

7.4 million people are working part-time for economic reasons. Federal worksharing aid could help them -- except that few realize it exists.

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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.

Alan Mulally’s last great act at Ford

Alan Mulally’s last great act at Ford

A carefully orchestrated succession plan could be the auto CEO’s ultimate feat.

Leadership lessons from the Boston Marathon bombing response

Leadership lessons from the Boston Marathon bombing response

A recent analysis of the Boston Marathon bombings response is well worth reading for anyone interested in crisis leadership.

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The Switch

The Aereo case is being decided by people who call iCloud ‘the iCloud’

The Aereo case is being decided by people who call iCloud ‘the iCloud’

Yes, it’s fun to mock justices who seem clueless about technology. But the truth is that the laws themselves are often far behind technology.

Amazon Prime, now with HBO, just got a lot more attractive

Amazon Prime, now with HBO,  just got a lot more attractive

HBO and Amazon have entered a “multi-year” deal to stream shows such as “The Sopranos,” and “The Wire” online -- the first time that’s been available to those without an HBO subscription.

Wireless lobby group names former FCC member as president

Wireless lobby group names former FCC member as president

Meredith Attwell Baker has been a high-level lobbyist for Comcast for the last three years.

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