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Rich people are splurging on million-dollar homes again. Here’s why.

(Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post)

The Washington market has seen an increase in the number of homes selling for more than $1 million.


Denmark tries a soft-handed approach to returned Islamist fighters

(Jan Grarup / For The Washington Post)

As other Western countries bar or jail returning jihadists, the port city of Aarhus is taking a novel approach.


Construction giant Bechtel’s Reston move shines spotlight on Md.-Va. business rivalry

(Jeff Chiu / AP)

Construction giant Bechtel’s move from Frederick to Reston comes as corporate giant reorganizes.


Commentary: Why we will have to settle for slower growth

(Jay Paul / For The Washington Post)

According to Richmond Fed president Jeffrey Lacker, it has to do with employment and productivity.


Stop with the fiction of a binary economy

(Jewel Samad / AFP/Getty Images)

Generalizations simplify a complicated reality and reduce this thing called “the economy” to something binary.


McAuliffe to take Virginia sales pitch to Asia during trade mission

Amid layoffs and other budget cuts, organizers say the trip’s $250,000 cost will help promote job growth.

Wonkbook: Max Ehrenfreund is your next Wonkbooker

Also: today’s top stories: (1) Ebola’s broader imprint; (2) U.S. economy holds strong; (3) top law-enforcement posts empty out; and (4) FBI’s Snowden problem.

Remember the paranoia about inflation? It’s dead, almost everywhere.

Inflation is under 2 percent in the US, UK, Europe, China, and Japan (adjusted for their big tax hike).


Md. lieutenant governor hopefuls spar over pocketbook issues, Purple Line

The Democrat and Republican clashed on issues including whether to build the light-rail Purple Line.

Wonkbook: What we know about Ebola’s air-travel risks

What happens when someone with Ebola travels?


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