Marine One contract faces lingering doubts

Some helicopters in the presidential fleet are almost 40 years old. (Getty)

Earlier effort to build helicopter ended after Obama said it was of Navy’s “procurement process gone amok.”

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The small business recovery — in one chart

The small business recovery — in one chart

Sales are down. Hiring remains weak. Still, there’s reason to believe small firms have turned things around.

CityCenter’s hotel and fashion lineup come into shape

CityCenter’s hotel and fashion lineup come into shape

Developer in discussions with Hilton’s Conrad brand for hotel and retailers including Paul Stuart and Salvatore Ferragamo.

Get Aereo out of the Supreme Court

Get Aereo out of the Supreme Court

The justices are ill-suited to evaluate a new innovation. It’s time for Congress to weigh in.

GD, Northrop Grumman report lower sales, higher profits

GD, Northrop Grumman report lower sales, higher profits

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

Supreme Court questions Aereo on streaming rights

Supreme Court questions Aereo on streaming rights

The justices challenged the start-up’s business model but raised concern about ruling on cloud technology.

Lockheed sales drop 4 percent, profit up 23 percent

Lockheed sales drop 4 percent, profit up 23 percent

The decline is likely the result of automatic federal spending cuts, known as the “sequester.”

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 rally

US stocks edge lower after a six-day rally

The stock market slipped Wednesday after rallying for six straight days as investors worked through another round of quarterly earnings reports from U.S. companies. Intuitive Surgical was among those reporting disappointed results. A worse-than-expected report on the housing market also weighed on the broader market.

Wonkblog

Wonkbook: Supreme Court deals a blow to affirmative action

Wonkbook: Supreme Court deals a blow to affirmative action

Here’s what the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action means.

How Medicaid forces the disabled to be poor (but some bipartisan help is on the way).

How Medicaid forces the disabled to be poor (but some bipartisan help is on the way).

Medicaid does have one huge flaw, which hurts millions of people living with disabilities, injuries, or chronic illness. Generally, recipients are forbidden from having more than two or three thousand dollars in the bank.

What you’d need to make in every county in America to afford a decent one-bedroom

What you’d need to make in every county in America to afford a decent one-bedroom

The federal minimum wage doesn’t cover fair market rent anywhere in the United States.

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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.

Leadership lessons from the Boston Marathon bombing response

Leadership lessons from the Boston Marathon bombing response

A recent analysis of the Boston Marathon bombings response is well worth reading for anyone interested in crisis leadership.

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The Switch

Amazon Prime, now with HBO, just got a lot more attractive

Amazon Prime, now with HBO,  just got a lot more attractive

HBO and Amazon have entered a “multi-year” deal to stream shows such as “The Sopranos,” and “The Wire” online -- the first time that’s been available to those without an HBO subscription.

Wireless lobby group names former FCC member as president

Wireless lobby group names former FCC member as president

Meredith Attwell Baker has been a high-level lobbyist for Comcast for the last three years.

The Switchboard: Why Netflix wins if the Supreme Court sides with Aereo

The Switchboard: Why Netflix wins if the Supreme Court sides with Aereo

The five tech policy stories you need to read today.

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