U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs in February

And the unemployment rate fell to a new post-recession low.

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    Can Vice cozy up to Washington and keep its edge?

    Edgy news site tries to build ties Inside the Beltway as it expands

    ‘Lean in. But freeze first.’:
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    ‘Lean in. But freeze first.’: <br>The fertility buisiness targets womens’ fears

    As more women delay parenthood, many are turning to egg freezing. But the procedure’s popularity and low odds of success have heightened tensions between marketers and some doctors.

    Q&A: Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson

    Q&A: Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson

    The hotel empire’s chief talks about openings in the developing world as the chain nears 1 million rooms.

    Former Department of Energy official named CEO of Centrus Energy

    Daniel Poneman will take the helm later this month. The company emerged from bankruptcy last year.

    The Apple Watch will revamp the most successful store strategy in decades

    The Apple Watch will revamp the most successful store strategy in decades

    With a gold watch on the way, Apple plans changes to make room for the affluent.

    Main Street Morning: $100,000 rudeness

    Main Street Morning: $100,000 rudeness

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    Columnists

    Michelle Singletary

    Michelle Singletary

    Protection is in the hands of the one whose identity is being targeted

    Consumers need to be vigilant in making sure their personal data is secure.

    — John Kenneth Galbraith and Barry Ritholtz

    Many metrics can be used to value markets. Which should you trust?

    Are stocks cheap — or overpriced? Knowing can help you know when and how to invest.

    Allan Sloan

    Allan Sloan

    Taking stock of pension funds and the trouble they’re in

    Two sets of numbers explain why pensions went from fat and happy to undernourished and desperate.

    Warren Brown

    Warren Brown

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    Warren Brown finds the high-priced SUV very nice, but no nicer than some lower-priced SUV.

    Market News

    US stocks drop; strong jobs report raises rate hike prospect

    US stocks drop; strong jobs report raises rate hike prospect

    Stocks dropped sharply on Friday as another strong U.S. jobs survey raised the likelihood that the Federal Reserve would start to raise interest rates later this year. The dollar jumped and U.S. government bond prices fell after the report.

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    Wages are telling us unemployment can go a lot lower

    Wages are telling us unemployment can go a lot lower

    Unemployment is an almost-normal 5.5 percent, but wages still aren’t rising. That means unemployment can fall a lot more.

    What is natural? Even the people who make “natural” foods aren’t sure.

    What is natural? Even the people who make “natural” foods aren’t sure.

    At the nation’s largest annual gathering of organic and “natural” food makers, no one seems to know what the term means.

    On Leadership

    Is Hillary Clinton’s challenge that she’s been set up for failure, or for success?

    Is Hillary Clinton’s challenge that she’s been set up for failure, or for success?

    We may need a new metaphor to describe the situation Clinton faces now.

    Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring secret

    Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring secret

    The Facebook CEO said he always poses one simple question to himself when hiring someone new.

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    Why it’s nearly impossible for you to sue your credit card company

    Why it’s nearly impossible for you to sue your credit card company

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking a closer look at mandatory arbitration clauses, which large financial firms often stick in the fine print for credit cards, payday loans and other consumer products.

    Education Department cuts ties with five of its debt collectors

    Education Department cuts ties with five of its debt collectors

    After years of public criticism over the aggressive practices of some of its debt collectors, the agency is canceling contracts.

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    The Apple Watch’s beautiful face is also its fatal flaw

    The battery-draining display is holding back the Watch’s potential as a connected device.

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