Google is pressed to curb illegal drug sites

(Virginia Mayo / AP)

Several state attorneys general want the search giant to make it harder for users to find prescription medicine and illegal drugs online, while shareholders have filed two lawsuits related to the drug issue.

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Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US

Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US

A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided.

Yahoo earnings offer peek into Alibaba’s cave of treasure

Yahoo earnings offer peek into Alibaba’s cave of treasure

Quick facts about the Chinese e-commerce giant, which will soon debut on the American stock market.

National Science Foundation project means payday for Alexandria family

National Science Foundation project means payday for Alexandria family

The Hoffman family of Alexandria received a $28 million subsidy for the project but won’t say what they sold it for.

Bank of America posts loss

Bank of America posts loss

Bank of America swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal expenses.

Qiagen consolidates Maryland operations in Germantown

Qiagen consolidates Maryland operations in Germantown

The move will put more of its local workforce under one roof as lease at Gaithersburg site prepares to expire.

Williams & Jensen lobbyists leave to start own firm

Five of the six founding partners of Alignment Government Strategies were at the powerhouse company.

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Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

Zengo indoor cycling gears up for high-speed expansion

Backed by Hair Cuttery mogul, Bethesda-based chainlet prepares for the arrival of SoulCycle.

Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

‘Flash Boys’: Michael Lewis does it again

Michael Lewis’s latest book about Wall Street and the rise of high-speed computerized stock trading is fascinating.

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.

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US stocks rise, extending gains into third day

US stocks rise, extending gains into third day

Major U.S. stock indexes rose Wednesday afternoon and were headed for a third day of gains in a row. Investors welcomed encouraging news about China’s economy as they monitored U.S. company earnings. Yahoo and Delta Air Lines were among the companies rising sharply in afternoon trading.

Wonkblog

Operation Choke Point: The battle over financial data between the government and banks

The Electronic Transaction Association tries to get the Justice Department to dial back aggressive enforcement against payment processors by issuing guidelines for the industry.

Can Michael Bloomberg build a gun-control lobby bigger than the NRA?

Can Michael Bloomberg build a gun-control lobby bigger than the NRA?

The former New York mayor is investing $50 million in a revamped advocacy group of mayors and moms.

Pollution is substantially worse in minority neighborhoods across the U.S.

Pollution is substantially worse in minority neighborhoods across the U.S.

A large new national study calculates the “environmental injustice” of nitrogen dioxide exposure for every state and city.

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Sticking women with the office housework

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Fixing what’s wrong with the IRS

Fixing what’s wrong with the IRS

“I’ve never dealt with an organization that is so short of resources across the board.”

Average pay for Washington area CEOs more modest than national average

Average pay for Washington area CEOs more modest than national average

Trends toward fewer stock options and more scrutiny on executive perks is more pronounced among local companies.

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This is why Valve’s business model is so totally brilliant

This is why Valve’s business model is so totally brilliant

Valve’s own games are the source of its incredible staying power.

Is Google’s core strong enough to support its side projects?

Is Google’s core strong enough to support its side projects?

A growing number of voices are asking whether the company is spending its money wisely.