Long-term unemployed struggle to find — and keep — jobs

(Yana Paskova / For The Washington Post)

New research shows many of the long-term unemployed who finally land work can’t hold onto those jobs.

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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.

Venture capital is off to a slow start in 2014, report finds

In the past, the amount of money raised in the first quarter is not always an indication of what’s to come.

Target expands subscription service tenfold

Target expands subscription service tenfold

Target is vastly expanding the goods available to order by subscription as it fends off its biggest non-traditional retail rival, Amazon.com.

Goldman Sachs earnings fall

Goldman Sachs earnings fall

Goldman Sachs says its first-quarter earnings fell as fixed income trading slumped.

Morgan Stanley's income rises

Morgan Stanley's income rises

The investment bank’s first-quarter income rose 18 percent from a year ago, helped by higher earnings in its trading and merger and acquisitions advisory businesses.

Why aren’t people getting smarter about their finances?

Why aren’t people getting smarter about their finances?

April is financial literacy month, a time for reflection on how much Americans know about their personal finances.

Columnists

Allan Sloan

Allan Sloan

Take executives to task, but be sure to have the right target

If you’re going to beat up on an individual for the failure of a company, you ought to beat up the right one.

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

The Color of Money: You’d better budget for that baby

Forget fancy stuff like diaper wipe warmers because day care could cost as much as college tuition.

Market News

US stock market ends higher as earnings pour in

US stock market ends higher as earnings pour in

Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn’t an easy ride up.

Wonkblog

The British want to stop Starbucks from dodging taxes. It won’t work.

The British want to stop Starbucks from dodging taxes. It won’t work.

Tax experts also suspect that Starbucks could ultimately end up paying less in taxes, not more, by going to London.

Wonkbook: Don’t count out immigration reform just yet

Wonkbook: Don’t count out immigration reform just yet

There are signs of hope for immigration reform.

Here’s how we got to 8 million Obamacare signups

Here’s how we got to 8 million Obamacare signups

From glitches to an enrollment announcement that no one expected.

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On Leadership

Why Yahoo’s COO got that $58 million severance package

Why Yahoo’s COO got that $58 million severance package

The eye-popping size of his golden parachute tells us three things.

How will Mike Bloomberg speak to moms?

How will Mike Bloomberg speak to moms?

Boastful quotes probably won’t sit well with the women he hopes will organize against the NRA.

How long is too long to be CEO?

How long is too long to be CEO?

Talk of Jeff Immelt’s tenure at GE prompts the question.

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The Switch

Amazon’s expanding its Fire TV voice search

Amazon’s expanding its Fire TV voice search

Hulu Plus, Crackle, Showtime Anytime to add support for Fire TV’s voice search feature.

Who are the one-third of Americans pessimistic about tech?

Who are the one-third of Americans pessimistic about tech?

Why aren’t they as excited about our science fiction future?

The Switchboard: Michaels confirms 3 million hit by hack

The Switchboard: Michaels confirms 3 million hit by hack

The five tech policy stories you need to read today.

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