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Barclays, Deutsche helped skirt taxes, Senate report says

The banks’ senior executives are scheduled to testify about the $6 billion Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

Billionaire Carlos Slim suggests a shift to three-day work week

Billionaire Carlos Slim suggests a shift to three-day work week

Would you prefer to work 10-11 hours a day, three days a week until you are 70 years old?

Where AT&T and net-neutrality backers agree

Where AT&T and net-neutrality backers agree

AT&T’s support of “user-directed prioritization” has raised eyebrows, but advocacy groups like the Center for Democracy and Tech and Free Press are perfectly okay with the concept.

Verizon launches rewards program — but there’s a twist

Verizon launches rewards program — but there’s a twist

Verizon is the first wireless carrier to roll out a comprehensive rewards program.

Small business weekly: Bitcoin, borrowing and big data

Small business weekly: Bitcoin, borrowing and big data

Our weekly review of the biggest small-business and start-up news, with a focus on Washington.

Poor women see one big improvement: Healthier newborns

Poor women see one big improvement: Healthier newborns

Despite a worsening wealth gap, several factors have improved birth weights for low-income mothers.

Columnists

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

To pay off student loans, reconsider your roof

New graduates should find cheap or free housing so they can make bigger payments on their debt.

Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

Financial industry just not vested in wider savings plans

The concept of Automatic IRAs to help prepare Americans for retirement faces some challenges

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

Herndon ‘mompreneur’ types her way to happiness, success

Kathy Benson started small but grew her data-collection firm into a $20 million business.

Market News

US stock slip to start the week; Six Flags sinks

US stock slip to start the week; Six Flags sinks

The stock market started the week with a slight loss on Monday as investors weighed a mixed batch of corporate earnings against mounting political turmoil.

Wonkblog

Chart: Americans can’t stop eating Chipotle’s burritos

Chart: Americans can’t stop eating Chipotle’s burritos

Chipotle’s sales are expected to reach almost $4 billion this year, 1,143 percent more than in 2003.

User data suggest Uber is tapping into the too-drunk-to-drive market

User data suggest Uber is tapping into the too-drunk-to-drive market

More on the link between e-hailing and DUIs.

Why your company may want no part of your pension

Why your company may want no part of your pension

Volatile funding levels and longer life expectancy are moving employers to shed pension liabilities

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On Leadership

Study: Top labs run by men tend to hire fewer women

Study: Top labs run by men tend to hire fewer women

The gender gap is alive and well at the bench in the science world, too

Remembering James MacGregor Burns

Remembering James MacGregor Burns

The historian and political scientist left a lasting imprint on the world of leadership.

Accused Yahoo executive fires back over sexual harassment allegations

Accused Yahoo executive fires back over sexual harassment allegations

The executive is suing her accuser for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

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The Switch

Seoul is planning it’s own version of Uber. But wants the original banned.

Seoul is planning it’s own version of Uber. But wants the original banned.

Riders may love Uber, but not all cities do.

Where AT&T and net-neutrality backers agree

Where AT&T and net-neutrality backers agree

AT&T’s support of “user-directed prioritization” has raised eyebrows, but advocacy groups like the Center for Democracy and Tech and Free Press are perfectly okay with the concept.

Facebook scammers hijack names of Malaysia Flight 17 victims

Facebook scammers hijack names of Malaysia Flight 17 victims

When tragedy strikes, so do online scammers.

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