Economy adds 209,000 jobs in July; unemployment rate edges up to 6.2 percent

For six straight months, the U.S. economy has added more than 200,000 jobs, the longest streak since the mid-’90s.

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    Twitter tries new feature that explains what #tbt and #smh means

    Twitter tries new feature that explains what #tbt and #smh means

    Hashtags like #tbt and #smh might be confusing to some users. Now you will see their explanations when you search them on Twitter’s iOS app.

    U.S. government finally keeps its promise to small firms

    U.S. government finally keeps its promise to small firms

    Small businesses claimed 23 percent of all federal work last year, but their total haul declines as spending slows.

    PRS and CrisisLink announce merger

    PRS and CrisisLink announce merger

    By combining efforts, the two mental health nonprofits will expand services in Northern Virginia.

    Every wonk’s secret weapon

    Every wonk’s secret weapon

    FRED started as a newsletter about inflation. Now it’s the go-to source for economic data.

    At Georgetown University, a summer school for budding entrepreneurs

    At Georgetown University, a summer school for budding entrepreneurs

    Seven student-created companies from Georgetown’s summer start-up program pitched their young ventures at 1776 on Wednesday night.

    Truland bankruptcy could delay GWU construction

    Electrical company was subcontractor for project; closure expected to cause expensive delays.

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    Michelle Singletary

    Michelle Singletary

    Why your fighting with your honey isn’t really about money

    When couples argue about finances, it’s often just a manifestation of another problem.

    Steven Pearlstein

    Steven Pearlstein

    People analytics: ‘Moneyball’ for human resources

    Hot new area in human resource management aims to bring “big data” to corporate hiring and promotion.

    Warren Brown

    Warren Brown

    On Wheels: The all-new 2015 Audi A3

    Warren Brown finds the compact luxury car just right for a quick getaway.

    Market News

    Another decline for US stock market

    Another decline for US stock market

    U.S. markets are moving lower, extending a major sell-off from the day before.

    Wonkblog

    Congress just kicked the gas tax debate to the worst possible time

    Congress just kicked the gas tax debate to the worst possible time

    May is never a fine time for rational debates about how we fund our highways.

    Florida legislators have two weeks to redraw the state’s congressional districts. Here’s how that might play out.

    Florida legislators have two weeks to redraw the state’s congressional districts. Here’s how that might play out.

    A judge just threw Florida’s House elections into turmoil.

    Name That Data!

    Name That Data!

    All I need from you this time is a single word.

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    “I will be out of the office with limited access to email.“

    How Target’s new CEO can succeed as an outsider

    How Target’s new CEO can succeed as an outsider

    Brian Cornell will face pressure to hurry up and fix problems at the retailer. But research shows he shouldn’t rush too much.

    Labor Secretary Tom Perez on leadership

    Labor Secretary Tom Perez on leadership

    “Government can and should lead is in workplace flexibility.“

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    The Switch

    Europe envies how the U.S. procures tech, but it may lack the military might to mimic it

    Europe envies how the U.S. procures tech, but it may lack the military might to mimic it

    America’s tech prowess has been driven by the defense and intelligence industries.

    Inside Brigade: A look at the bet Sean Parker’s making on his ‘civic network’

    Inside Brigade: A look at the bet Sean Parker’s making on his ‘civic network’

    Co-founders James Windon and Matt Mahan stopped by for a chat to talk about their civic engagment tech project.

    No more space on your phone? Here’s what you should trash first.

    No more space on your phone? Here’s what you should trash first.

    Out of space on your phone? Some quick fixes for common storage woes, plus tips to keep things in line for the long haul.

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