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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FDA outlines plan to regulate e-cigarettes

FDA outlines plan to regulate e-cigarettes

The agency is moving slowly, creating a “framework” while scientific study continues.

Apple exceeds expectations as quarterly profits jump by 7%

Apple exceeds expectations as quarterly profits jump by 7%

But worries linger as analysts see customers increasingly being wooed by the competition.

FCC expected to circulate new net neutrality rules

FCC expected to circulate new net neutrality rules

The agency will introduce a proposal that could enshrine pay-for-play rules favoring large companies.

Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

Facebook’s first-quarter earnings and revenue grew sharply, surpassing Wall Street’s expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.

General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman post higher profits

General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman post higher profits

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

MicroStrategy shareholders approve pay for CEO Saylor

MicroStrategy shareholders approve pay for CEO Saylor

Michael Saylor’s compensation package includes salary, bonuses, as well as use of a jet, cars and catering

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

Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors were disappointed by the latest round of earnings from U.S. companies.

Wonkblog

White, older and self-employed people want to keep their health plans

White, older and self-employed people want to keep their health plans

Certain groups are more attached to their individual health policies, a study finds.

A year after Arizona approved Medicaid expansion, Brewer still fighting for it

A year after Arizona approved Medicaid expansion, Brewer still fighting for it

State lawmakers haven’t moved on from Brewer’s aggressive expansion tactics last year.

Why we can’t figure out how to regulate Airbnb

Why we can’t figure out how to regulate Airbnb

The peer-to-peer service and others like it are rapidly blurring the lines between what’s personal and what’s commercial.

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Report: Gender balance still a token issue for many companies

Report: Gender balance still a token issue for many companies

A new study looks at how many companies are lagging behind on gender parity -- and names names.

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.

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Apple pulls off earnings surprise

Apple pulls off earnings surprise

Strong iPhone sales boost results; buyback and dividends increased; 7-to-1 stock split announced.

The FCC is planning new net neutrality rules. And they could enshrine pay-for-play.

The FCC is planning new net neutrality rules. And they could enshrine pay-for-play.

The proposed rule is expected to get a vote next month.

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