The growing wealth gap that nobody is talking about

Young people have always been poor. But today’s young people are poorer than most.

Latest News

How America’s truck, the Ford F-150, became a plaything for the rich

How America’s truck, the Ford F-150, became a plaything for the rich

The nation’s best-selling truck has taken a star turn towards luxury, and new editions run twice the price of the average American car.

Mortgage rates fall for second week in a row

Mortgage rates fall for second week in a row

The 30-year fixed-rate average drops to 3.98 percent, falling below 4 percent for the first time in two months.

Main Street Morning: Dedicated airspace for delivery drones?

Main Street Morning: Dedicated airspace for delivery drones?

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

How do you go broke on $100 million?

NBA all-star Vin Baker offers another lesson on financial recklessness — for athletes and everyone else.

Marriott’s expansion pays off with jump in second-quarter profits

Marriott’s expansion pays off with jump in second-quarter profits

Analysts say the trend of rising hotel occupancy rates and higher room prices will continue.

Defense contractors hunker down, then report blistering earnings

Defense contractors hunker down, then report blistering earnings

Companies like General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin prepared for a rough 2015, but things haven’t been so bad after all.

Columnists

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

First comes the hack, then comes the scam

The FTC recently issued an alert to look out for agency imposters offering compensation to data-breach victims.

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz

The travels and travails of the macro tourist

Beware the money manager who chases the big headlines with your cash.

Rodney Brooks

Rodney Brooks

Afraid your retirement nest egg won’t last long? You’re not alone.

Feeling better about your financial situation can start with having a frank discussion with a financial expert.

Allan Sloan

Allan Sloan

For tax techies, P&G’s deal with Coty is a thing of beauty

But for people whose stomachs churn when U.S. companies go to great lengths to avoid taxes, not so much.

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

That server who just sold you a latte auditioned for that job through video

Lanham-based JobOn sells software that allows job-hunters to videotape their applications.

Market News

Stocks open lower in US after some weaker company results

Stocks open lower in US after some weaker company results

Stocks declined in early trading Thursday, following disappointing results from several big companies including Procter & Gamble and Facebook. A positive report on U.S. economic growth did little to help the market.

Wonkblog

What paying fast food workers a living wage would do to the price of a Big Mac

What paying fast food workers a living wage would do to the price of a Big Mac

A new study explores what kind of sacrifice it would take to help some of the country’s lowest paid workers. The answer? Not much.

How America’s truck, the Ford F-150, became a plaything for the rich

How America’s truck, the Ford F-150, became a plaything for the rich

The nation’s best-selling truck has taken a star turn towards luxury, and new editions run twice the price of the average American car.

On Leadership

Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook will publicly share its internal diversity training

Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook will publicly share its internal diversity training

Despite the fact that its own diversity numbers haven’t moved much in the past year, Facebook is looking to set an example with its approach.

Nearly 30% of new board members appointed this past year were women

Nearly 30% of new board members appointed this past year were women

So why is the overall number of women on boards still relatively flat?

More from On Leadership

Get There

People are saving more for retirement — but they’re still making one big mistake

People are saving more for retirement — but they’re still making one big mistake

Retirement contributions, and loans from retirement accounts, ebb and flow with the economy.

5 financial goals to reach in your 20s

5 financial goals to reach in your 20s<br>

GET THERE | Establishing a strong foundation while you’re young can have a large payoff later in life.

The Switch

Facebook is spending money to make money. And it’s working.

Facebook is spending money to make money. And it’s working.

While it beat analyst expectations, it didn’t exceed them as much as many investors had expected headed into the report.

The government is headed back to the drawing board over controversial cybersecurity export rules

The government is headed back to the drawing board over controversial cybersecurity export rules

The federal government will make changes to proposed rules on cybersecurity tools and request more feedback.

More from The Switch