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Meet 18F, the GSA’s attempt to change federal IT

Meet 18F, the GSA’s attempt to change federal IT

Since its inception in early April, 18F has been tasked with solving IT problems for other agencies.

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With concierge business, 25-year-old launches a career

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.

Brand names in N.Y. standardized tests vex parents

Brand names in N.Y. standardized tests vex parents

“Just Do It” has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but some parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York’s Common Core standardized English tests.

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.

Are Fannie and Freddie money makers or losers?

Are Fannie and Freddie money makers or losers?

Assessments of their profitability differ as Senate committee weighs shutting down mortgage giants.

Administration postpones decision on Keystone pipeline

Administration postpones decision on Keystone pipeline

Agencies were given more time to decide whether the pipeline is in the national interest.

Columnists

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

The bottom line when picking a university: No debt allowed

Use these talking points to help your student factor in affordability when choosing a college.

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 . . .

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.

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

Why ‘trust and safety’ are no longer free on Uber and Lyft

Why ‘trust and safety’ are no longer free on Uber and Lyft

The costs of insurance, background checks and safety inspections are now part of your bill.

The health-care debate hasn’t changed in 20 years, new Clinton documents show

The health-care debate hasn’t changed in 20 years, new Clinton documents show

Memos from the Clinton White House echo the current administration’s Obamacare challenges.

On Leadership

9 things you didn’t know about the office cubicle

9 things you didn’t know about the office cubicle

One of the original designers predicted corporate zombies.

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.

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The Switch

Here’s how Washington is preparing for a future of wireless everything

Here’s how Washington is preparing for a future of wireless everything

The FCC expects to set aside at least 18 megahertz of spectrum for unlicensed uses in its upcoming broadcast auction.

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 White House finally has an online privacy policy you can probably understand

The White House finally has an online privacy policy you can probably understand

New White House online privacy policy strips out the legalese.

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