Fraudsters profit as more file taxes online

(Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg)

Former employees allege company should have done more to protect consumers from tax fraud.

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Silent Circle pivots to corporate security with new products

Silent Circle pivots to corporate security with new products

After the Sony cyberattack, the Blackphone maker is setting its sights on corporations.

Neustar poised to lose major contract

FCC staff recommends a $450M contract that the Sterling firm has held for 18 years go to rival Ericsson.

Dell: Stop “dropping bombs,” start backing entrepreneurs

Dell: Stop “dropping bombs,” start backing entrepreneurs

He built the multibillion-dollar company that bears his last name from scratch - but would he have succeeded in today’s world?

Main Street Morning: Soda or juice?

Main Street Morning: Soda or juice?

Our rundown of news affecting start-ups and small businesses.

Tinder is not so gentle with matchmaking prices for older users

Tinder is not so gentle with matchmaking prices for older users

The app has caught flak for charging people older than 30 more for its new premium service.

GOP challenge: Cut taxes for wealthy, show concern for middle class

GOP challenge: Cut taxes for wealthy, show concern for middle class

Marco Rubio’s new tax plan seeks a balance but may not calm the usual criticism of his party as ally of the rich.

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.

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz

What do falling oil prices mean for the U.S. in the short and long term?

The immediate impact is negative, but the longer-term effects are more positive.

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.

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

Northrop employee reads tea leaves, sees millions, in Keurig coffee machine

Northern Virginia entrepreneur leaves 100k job tending satellites for dream.

Market News

US stocks edge higher; Pharmacyclics jumps on AbbVie bid

US stocks edge higher; Pharmacyclics jumps on AbbVie bid

U.S. stocks edged higher on Thursday, led by gains for utilities and health care companies. Pharmacyclics, a pharmaceutical company that makes cancer drug Imbruvica, surged after AbbVie said it would acquire the company for $21 billion.

Wonkblog

America has more guns in fewer hands than ever before‚Äč

Gun sales are booming, but gun ownership is falling. What’s going on?

The slow death of the home-cooked meal

The slow death of the home-cooked meal

Cooking isn’t dead in this country. But it isn’t exactly alive and well either.

On Leadership

Civil rights leadership 50 years after Selma

Civil rights leadership 50 years after Selma

The head of ColorofChange.org talks about how the way we join movements has changed since ‘Bloody Sunday.’

After getting a raise, the glow fades fast

After getting a raise, the glow fades fast

Many people who get merit increases don’t feel more valued after receiving one.

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Get There

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.

The Switch

‘Rock Band’ is coming back this year

‘Rock Band’ is coming back this year

‘Rock Band’ is coming back, which means you’ll have a game to actually play in the same room as your friends again.

This new GOP bill would completely gut the FCC’s net neutrality rules

This new GOP bill would completely gut the FCC’s net neutrality rules

But it also complicates efforts to arrive at a bipartisan compromise.

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