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UAW withdraws appeal of Volkswagen union vote in Tenn.

UAW withdraws appeal of Volkswagen union vote in Tenn.

The union says it will instead focus on a congressional investigation into an anti-unionization campaign by GOP politicians and outside groups.

High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being.

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Breakfast gets pricier

Breakfast gets pricier

Consumers are seeing how global supply problems make the cost of morning staples like bacon, coffee and orange juice rise.

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.

Banks, credit unions turn to video tellers to cut costs

Banks, credit unions turn to video tellers to cut costs

More than 400 financial institutions around the world now use video teller machines.

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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.

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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

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.

Market News

Stock edge higher at start of busy earnings week

Stock edge higher at start of busy earnings week

Stocks edged higher Monday at the start of another major week for company earnings. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index had its best week since July last week as first-quarter corporate earnings began to come in.

Wonkblog

Following Sebelius phone call, foundation donated $13M to Obamacare outreach group, report says

Following Sebelius phone call, foundation donated $13M to Obamacare outreach group, report says

A new government audit provides details on the secretary’s efforts to boost Enroll America.

Wonkbook: 8 million is not the only Obamacare number that counts

Wonkbook: 8 million is not the only Obamacare number that counts

Here’s why Obamacare is not just one number.

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.

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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 Switchboard: Meet Comcast’s regulatory fixer

The Switchboard: Meet Comcast’s regulatory fixer

The five tech policy stories you need to read today.

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?

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