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Welcome to CapBiz A.M., your morning primer on business news with a focus on Washington.

Time to let go: Workers no longer expect to build their career within a single company, yet it remains rare for employers to structure their workplace culture and contracts around that shift. Some are advocating for that to change. (CAPBIZ)

Housing slump: Home sales remain stubbornly slow in the Washington region, falling for the seventh month out of the last eight in June. And economic uncertainty isn’t the only factor depressing the numbers. (WP)

Federal freeze: Hiring for federal jobs has slowed to the lowest level in nine years, according to new government data, as agency leaders rethink how they operate under the pressure of substantial budget cuts. (WP)

Bureau’s new abode: The federal government is expected to name several sites it will consider for a future FBI headquarters campus in coming days. So, which locations will likely land on the short list? (CAPBIZ)

Looking local: With the midterm elections right around the corner and partisan gridlock mounting in the nation’s capital, business groups are looking to state and local lawmakers for changes could stimulate economic growth. (OSB)

Child-shopper problems: U.S. regulators have filed a lawsuit against Amazon.com for allegedly making it too easy for children to make purchases when using mobile apps without a parent’s permission. (WP)

Child-labor problems: Samsung is facing fresh accusations from a watchdog group that one of its suppliers has been employing children under the age 0f 16 who worked 11-hour days and were underpaid. (WP)

On Wall Street

Stocks slipped Thursday on concerns about a European bank, prompting investors to turn to less risky assets. (Get the latest updates here)

What’s on tap today

Treasury budget (2:00 p.m.)

General Assembly storytelling for entrepreneurs session (7:30 a.m.)

Help: Don’t make these mistakes when building a Web site (SC)

Follow: The FBI

Extra: Americans are carrying more credit card debt. Hooray? (WP)

J.D. Harrison covers startups, small business and entrepreneurship, with a focus on public policy, and he manages the Post's On Small Business blog.
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