China’s growth slows to 27-year low, but Trump’s trade war is only partly to blame

Domestic demand is cooling in the world’s second-largest economy, hampering expansion.
The Technology 202

Zuckerberg: Facebook is taking long view on free speech as critics attack company’s policies

Invoking Martin Luther King Jr., the Vietnam War and World War I, he argued that in times of social turmoil, there’s often an impulse to crack down on free expression.
(Washington Post illustration; iStock)
(Washington Post illustration; iStock)
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Delta’s new $59 subscription gets you booze and early access to overhead bins. But is it worth it?

One segment of fliers who could benefit: those booking the cheapest tickets, known as “Basic Economy,” which boards last.
Sunday Business
(Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)
(Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)

The GM strike is one of the largest in decades. Other unions say it is inspiring them.

The strike is part of an uptick in workplace organizing in recent years, raising hopes that unions could end their decades-long slide.

Teens find circumventing Apple’s parental controls is child’s play

Apple’s Screen Time is meant to give customers a way to control their kids’ devices, but intrepid youngsters have exploited bugs and workarounds.

Punitive taxes on billionaires are bad politics, and just plain unfair

Democratic proposals for a wealth tax risk opening up a class war — which is not what most Americans want.
William Hart stands in his Oxon Hill, Md., apartment near where his cubicle was when the building was his former office. (Katherine Frey/The Post)
William Hart stands in his Oxon Hill, Md., apartment near where his cubicle was when the building was his former office. (Katherine Frey/The Post)

A man worked at the IRS for 10 years. Then he came back to live where his cubicle was.

In a city overrun with Type A workaholics who spend so much time in their offices that they might as well live there, turning cubicles into homes seems logical. But there are sound economic reasons, too.

  • Perspective

Religious-affiliated pension plans — like the one at this New York state hospital — do not have to get insurance coverage, under the law. And that can spell trouble for retirees if they run low on funds.

Hurd, 62, previously led Hewlett-Packard.

The Pentagon's use of an arcane procurement regulation called "Other Transaction Authority" has exploded in recent years. The program was originally intended to help small businesses, but defense giants are reaping benefits.

Portland-based Dhvani says it’s taking a stand for women, but critics say it's all about shock value.

As climate change threatens to make power outages more frequent, California businesses are turning to solar-powered systems to protect their operations when the lights go out.

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview with The Washington Post that he worries “about an erosion of truth” online but defended the policy allowing politicians to peddle ads containing misrepresentations and lies on his social network, a stance that has sparked an outcry during the 2020 presidential campaign.

The heart of Trump's "phase one" trade deal with China is supposed to be $50 billion of U.S. farm product purchases a year, but the Chinese have yet to confirm that number, and details remain scarce.

This week marks the start of a federal trial in Cleveland over who should pay for one of this century’s worst public health crises.

The 30-year fixed-rate average increased to 3.69 percent.

The CPSC has proposed limiting all infant sleepers to 10-degree inclines to prevent deaths. The move comes months after a stunning recall of millions of inclined sleepers.

Multilevel marketer AdvoCare settles with the FTC for $150 million over an alleged illegal pyramid scheme.

Homebuilders are consolidating, and economists find the decreased competition has led to higher prices and less construction.

Hughes and his allies are putting new money toward a new "anti-monopoly" fund, hoping to harness heightened interest around big tech into a broader movement to analyze, regulate or dismantle behemoths in agriculture, healthcare and other industries where he says competition is lacking and consumers feel the pain.

Netflix looks strong, but pitfalls await

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