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Feb 21, 2019

Why Palladium's Suddenly an Especially Precious Metal
Palladium is now the most valuable of the four major precious metals as an acute shortage has driven prices to a record. A key component in pollution-control devices for cars and trucks, the metal has surged almost 80 percent since mid-August, making it more expensive than gold.

Washington Post Business
Feb 21, 2019

Europe's Junk Bonds Are Heading for an Accident
High-yield bond sales are a shadow of what they were in 2018, and ECB policy is partly to blame.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Samsung's new Galaxy Fold is a phone and tablet — and is $2,000
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is a phone that opens up like a book into a tablet. The Washington Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler has the details.

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Feb 20, 2019

Lenovo's Mobile Profits Are a Bit of a Mirage
Better late than never, as the PC maker needs to justify its buying spree from five years ago.

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Feb 20, 2019

This Indian Airline Rescue Is Touch-and-Go
Jet's second take-off may be doomed by insufficient equity and impatience among its new owners.

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Feb 20, 2019

Goodwill Hunting Is a Disaster Movie in China
Cover your eyes. The coming earnings season won't make pleasant viewing as companies are forced to reassess asset values.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Why China's Bonds Are Defaulting at a Record Pace
Chinese companies are facing a reality check after years of ramping up debt. A deleveraging campaign that President Xi Jinping began in 2016 to curb risks in the nation's financial markets has cracked down on shadow banking and tightened rules on asset management. As a result, firms are having a tougher time raising new funds to repay existing debt, leading to a record number of bond defaults and government moves to try to alleviate the liquidity crunch. The worsening economic climate isn't help

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Samsung's new Galaxy S10 has new twists in the screen to make other smartphones seem dated
The Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler gets a first look at three of Samsung's newest Galaxy phones. They're packing some technology you have to see to believe, including holes in the screen for camera lenses and invisible fingerprint readers.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Samsung's new Galaxy S10 has twists in the screen to make other smartphones seem dated
The Washington Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler gets a first look at three of Samsung's newest Galaxy phones. They're packing some technology you have to see to believe, including holes in the screen for camera lenses and invisible fingerprint readers.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Samsung's new S10 and Galaxy Fold do some awesomely strange things with screens
Samsung's new Galaxy S10 has a hole for the camera. Its Galaxy Fold closes up like a book. Is that enough to reignite sales? Our tech columnist takes a first look.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Everything you know about giving feedback at work could be wrong
Management guru Marcus Buckingham and Cisco executive Ashley Goodall have some ideas about how you should really talk to employees

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Hearing Without Listening to the Sound of Tesla
The electric-car maker sends conflicting signals that should raise doubts about its lofty stock price.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Why South Africa Struggles to Keep the Lights On
Blackouts have had South Africans firing up candles, flashlights and generators as crisis-plagued Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., which provides most of the country's electricity, struggles to meet demand. The state-owned company took almost 10 percent of its generation capacity offline in recent weeks to prevent the collapse of the national grid, a consequence of construction problems at two new plants and years of deferred maintenance. But Eskom's problems run far deeper. It's mired in debt and isn't

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

A Takeover Frenzy Leads to a Frenzy of Buyer's Remorse
CVS, Coty, Campbell Soup and Verizon are the first wave of M&A misgivings.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Google failed to notify customers it put microphones in Nest security systems
"The on-device microphone was never intended to be a secret and should have been listed in the tech specs," a Google statement said.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Google forgot to notify customers it put microphones in Nest security systems
"The on-device microphone was never intended to be a secret and should have been listed in the tech specs," a Google spokesperson said.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Google says it forgot to mention it put microphones in Nest security systems
Customers were caught off guard when Google announced its home security system would be able to act as an AI-powered Google Assistant.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

The New Oscars: In a climate of change, is Disney the real disrupter?
If Disney wins an Oscar for "Black Panther," it could help future commercial genres take the prize.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Can Washington keep watch over Silicon Valley? The FTC's Facebook probe is a high-stakes test.
The Federal Trade Commission is under pressure to issue a steep fine and other sharp penalties against Facebook to prove that it's able to keep Silicon Valley in check, privacy advocates and congressional lawmakers say.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Digital advertising to surpass print and TV for the first time, report says
eMarketer expects companies to spend nearly $130 billion on digital ads, compared with about $110 billion on traditional advertisements.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Is your phone always low on battery and chewing through data? The ‘DrainerBot' could be to blame.
A massive fraud operation affects potentially millions of Android users, according to Oracle researchers.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Is your phone always low on battery or chewing through data? ‘DrainerBot' could be to blame.
A massive fraud operation affects potentially millions of Android users, according to Oracle researchers.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

CVS Feels the Pain Before the Potential Gain
Integrating Aetna is going to take time, especially as it faces other pressures.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

When Paying Tax Beats Paying a Dividend
Desperate times in Britain's real estate market call for desperate measures.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Samsung's new S10 and Galaxy Fold do awesomely strange things with screens
Samsung's new Galaxy S10 has a hole for the camera. Its Galaxy Fold closes up like a book. Is that enough to reignite sales? Our tech columnist takes a first look.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Analysis: Investor wants to put an employee on Google's board
A shareholder group that works with union-sponsored pension funds is proposing to put an employee on the board of Alphabet, Google's parent company

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

This investor wants to put an employee on Google's board
A shareholder group that works with union-sponsored pension funds is proposing to put an employee on the board of Alphabet, Google's parent company

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Private Equity Could Be Surprise Guest in TV Drama
ProSiebenSat's management turmoil and plummeting share price leaves the door open for a buyer, or activist, to demand change.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Which is more accurate: Zillow's Zestimate or Redfin's Estimate?
Accuracy matters because many buyers and sellers use their information to price their homes or make purchase offers.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Buying your first home this spring? Here's the lingo you'll need to know.
TOWN SQUARE | A quick lesson on escrow, earnest money and loan rate locks.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Why Ghosn's Still Jailed and What It Says About Japan
Carlos Ghosn was a jet-setting captain of industry, the brash superhero who helped save both Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. To the shock of many, on Nov. 19 he was arrested in Japan and has been detained ever since in a murky case involving his personal finances, with no release date in sight. Ghosn's alleged conduct is not the only thing under scrutiny. So is Japan's legal system and its near-perfect conviction rate.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Slight economic slowdown gives Fed reason to pause interest rate increases
A summary of the Federal Reserve's most recent meeting also shows the central bank this year will stop shrinking the asset portfolio that it accumulated as part of its rescue of the U.S. economy following the financial crisis.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Sainsbury Should Now Walk Away From Asda Deal
The regulator's unexpectedly harsh ruling gives CEO Mike Coupe a way to abandon the merger. He should take it.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

Glencore Brings the End of Thermal Coal a Step Closer
When the world's biggest shipper caps output, the future is dark for the black stuff.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

What you know about giving feedback at work could be wrong
Management guru Marcus Buckingham and Cisco executive Ashley Goodall have some ideas about how you should really talk to employees

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

The U.S., Not China, Is the Real Currency Manipulator
The yuan has been tracking the dollar, so any volatility begins at home in Washington.

Washington Post Business
Feb 20, 2019

A Guide to Democrats' Plans to Tax the Rich More
As U.S. Democrats lay the foundation of their bid to unseat President Donald Trump in 2020, raising taxes on the rich is emerging as a central theme for a party being pulled to the left by its invigorated self-described progressive wing. Ideas include a "wealth tax" on assets, much higher income tax rates on the biggest earners and a new tax on financial trades, all in the name of raising more money for new government programs while making a dent in rising inequality.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

Alibaba v Tencent Returns as GIC Exits China's Goldman
Two tech giants now have substantial stakes in the Chinese bank after Jack Ma's company made a big move.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

Microsoft says it has found another Russian operation targeting prominent think tanks
Microsoft said it had found and attempted to disrupt a "spear-phishing" attack by Russian intelligence aimed at groups that had criticized Russia.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

Bid protest for Pentagon's cloud is put on hold after ‘new information' emerges related to conflicts of interest
In a document filed Tuesday in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Judge Eric Bruggink put on hold an earlier bid protest brought by Oracle America Inc., which has sought to overturn an earlier decision to go to just one provider for the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud computing contract.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

Why Trump Wants a Space Force for the Final Frontier
Satellites make much of modern warfare possible, through GPS systems, wireless communications and sophisticated weather forecasting. This makes them tempting military targets. The U.S. Air Force has been responsible for defending American satellites and spacecraft. President Donald Trump said in 2018 that the perils required a new military branch, an idea that came to be known as the Space Force. The idea was popular with crowds at the president's rallies, but not with Pentagon officials or many

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

The race to 5G wireless tech is on. A report finds Americans have an early lead
Nearly 1 in 10 mobile connections in North America will be served by 5G by 2022, according to Cisco.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

The race to 5G wireless tech is on. A report finds Americans may have an early lead.
Nearly 1 in 10 mobile connections in North America will be served by 5G by 2022, according to Cisco.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

MIT scientists use lobsters to develop a new form of flexible body armor
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard believe the soft membrane covering a lobster's abdomen could guide the development of armor for humans.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

MIT scientists are using lobsters to develop a new form of flexible body armor
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard believe the soft membrane covering a lobster's abdomen could guide the development of a new type of flexible body armor for humans. The membrane is as tough as the industrial rubber used to make car tires and garden hoses.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

Karl Lagerfeld's Legacy Is More Than Just Chanel Suits
Under his leadership, the brand became a master of both fantasy chic and selling cheap.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

I was passed over for a promotion. Is it disloyal to apply for other jobs?
Boss fought to keep an employee — but not for the promotion when the time came

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

Password managers have a security flaw. But you should still use one.
Exclusive: A new study finds bugs in five of the most-popular password managers. So how is it safe to keep all your eggs in one basket?

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

Intercept Comes in First With Liver Drug, But Race Isn't Over
It will face a lot of competition for its treatment of a tricky disease.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

Tesla Keeps Giving Its Critics Power
Its latest 10K is a reminder of how much protecting the stock price drives decision-making.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

Walmart's Christmas Turned Out to Be Just Fine
Comparable sales growth during the crucial holiday quarter was the best in at least 10 years.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

Huawei founder denies sharing secrets with Chinese government
In a series of interviews with Western news outlets, Ren Zhengfei is disputing allegations of cooperating with the Chinese government and cast U.S. legal action as "politically motivated."

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

Huawei founder denies sharing secrets with China
In a series of interviews with Western news outlets, Ren Zhengfei is disputing allegations of cooperating with the Chinese government and cast U.S. legal action as "politically motivated."

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

The British come to Silicon Valley — and it may not be a friendly visit
Britian's digital chief says he is meeting with executives from companies such as Facebook, Google and Twitter to tell them they're out of time to self-regulate.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

8 things to know about a slate roof installation
You need to know the name and location of the actual quarry. That's important because some quarries have better reputations — and warranties — than others.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

Burberry sweatshirt featuring noose for drawstrings condemned for evoking suicide, lynching
The company removed the item from its collection. Two top executives issued apologies.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

Lagerfeld's Death Isn't Just a Loss of an Icon
He revived Chanel. The fashion giant's passing leaves the brand facing questions about succession and ownership.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

If Hedge Funds Are Lagging, Why Do They Have So Much Money?
Investors are sticking with them despite a decade of underperformance.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

ECB Is Awake and Asleep at the Same Time
Senior policy makers have recognized the risks threatening the European economy. Too bad they're going to be incredibly slow to act.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

Couple's years-long search for a home to buy ended at Gateway Commons
BUYING NEW | Rising 150-townhouse community is part of Stone Ridge development in Loudoun County, Va.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

HSBC Bankers, Prepare for Lower Bonuses
To control costs without layoffs, the lender needs to cut back somewhere. Hiring and compensation may be a start.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

New upscale 539-unit apartment complex rises on Capitol Hill
TOWN SQUARE | Building amenities for residents will include a rooftop pool with a two-level deck with Capitol views, TV entertainment systems with screening areas on the roof, in a club room and in an event space.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

Friends' online posts push you to spend more, researchers say
In the social media era, it's easier than ever to watch your friends and neighbors spend money. That "visibility bias" may be partly to blame for the falling savings rate, new research finds.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

Americans may have early lead in race to 5G wireless, report says
By 2022, fifth-generation cellular networks will power as many as 9 percent of mobile data connections across North America, compared with 4 percent in Asia, according to a projection by network equipment maker Cisco.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

Tax-refund recipients respond to critics: ‘Stop shaming me'
Remember: Just because something has worked for you in the past doesn't mean you should keep doing it.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

Making Sense of Wirecard's Wild Share Price Swings: QuickTake
Wirecard AG's shares have whipsawed this year after a series of reports alleging irregularities at the payment company's Singapore unit. Wirecard has repeatedly denied wrongdoing, but investors remain jittery. The whole situation is so volatile that authorities halted short sales of the stock, and brokerage Keefe, Bruyette & Woods suspended its coverage of the company, saying it can't come to an informed investment opinion given all the noise. Authorities from Singapore to Germany are invest

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

The Mining Industry's Waste Problem Will Only Get Worse
To avoid another disaster like Vale's, companies need to invest in better disposal methods. That's going to get harder in the coming decades.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

China's Silicon Valley Blueprint Has Plenty of Holes
The plan gives scant detail on how Hong Kong and Macau will be integrated without eroding their special status.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

Why Zimbabwe Is Fed Up With Using the U.S. Dollar: QuickTake
A decade after Zimbabwe scrapped its own currency to end hyperinflation and began using mainly the U.S. dollar, the economy is back in free fall. Fuel, medicines and other basics are hard to come by and less than 10 percent of the workforce is formally employed. While the new currency regime initially helped stabilize prices, it also increased imports, curtailed exports and gave rise to a chronic shortage of banknotes. To fund government spending and help ease the liquidity crisis, the central b

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

Volkswagen Tries to Play Catch Up On Driverless Tech
Ford-backed Argo isn't a lead player, but a tie-up makes sense. The race to dominate self-driving cars is more marathon than sprint.

Washington Post Business
Feb 19, 2019

Spanish Bonds Are Surprisingly Election-Proof
A snap election for late April shouldn't disturb the fundamental stability of the nation's government debt market.

Washington Post Business
Feb 18, 2019

Aging Singapore Tries to Avoid the Japan Trap
A strong currency and subsidies for low-income workers offer a contrasting approach to the challenge of an aging society.

Washington Post Business
Feb 18, 2019

Australia Faces Another Border Security Election: QuickTake Q&A
The fate of around 1,020 people living in refugee camps on remote South Pacific islands is set to add fuel to Australia's already heated federal election campaign. No sooner had legislators passed a new law on Feb. 13 that gives doctors more say over when asylum seekers should be sent to Australia for medical treatment than Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that the country's border security was at risk, and that a fresh wave of would-be refugees would head for Australian shores. The issue

Washington Post Business
Feb 18, 2019

What to Watch at China's Biggest Meeting of the Year
Some 3,000 of the most powerful officials in China are preparing for the annual parliamentary pageantry known as the National People's Congress. Although it's China's main legislature, the ruling Communist Party ensures that important decisions are made long before any proposals reach the floor. Still, the public proceedings over 10 days in Beijing offer a rare chance for thousands of journalists from around the world to hear from and interact with the people involved in running the world's seco

Washington Post Business
Feb 18, 2019

Why a Major Indian Airline Is Being Sold for 1 Cent
Debt-ravaged Jet Airways India Ltd., the country's biggest so-called full-service airline, is selling a majority stake for 1 rupee -- a little more than 1 U.S. cent. It's part of a bailout plan by its state-owned lenders that will give the airline time to arrange fresh equity. The complicated arrangement is on track to be voted through on Feb. 21, in what would represent the rescue of one of the country's most visible companies at a sensitive time, with India's general election just weeks away.

Washington Post Business
Feb 18, 2019

Contingent Convertibles
It's a high-yield investment with a hand grenade attached. An asset carried gingerly with the hope that it won't explode, leaving investors in a hole. Welcome to a class of securities that's all the rage in Europe: contingent convertibles, also known as CoCo bonds. A cross between a bond and a stock, CoCos are helping banks bolster capital to meet tougher regulation designed to prevent a repeat of the taxpayer bailouts of the financial crisis. Some investors are skeptical that the extra yield Co

Washington Post Business
Feb 18, 2019

Among 1-percent earners, where are all the women?
A new report details the forces that are still keeping women out of the highest income tiers.

Washington Post Business
Feb 18, 2019

Why Kim Jong Un Is Looking to Vietnam for Lessons
North Korea need not look far for lessons on how to modernize its dilapidated economy. Neighbors China and South Korea have both transformed from agrarian backwaters into global manufacturing powerhouses in the space of several decades. Yet Kim Jong Un's regime is also seeking counsel from another country thousands of kilometers away, one that also shares an acrimonious history with the U.S. -- Vietnam. Kim, who's reported to have discussed Vietnam-style reform during a meeting with his South Ko

Washington Post Business
Feb 18, 2019

Brexit Means Facebook Can Breathe Easy in Britain
The best way to tackle fake news and privacy problems is for regulators to assess programmatic ads. The CMA will struggle to play its part.

Washington Post Business
Feb 18, 2019

Tips to help sell your home in the winter
While you don't have the advantage of spring and summer flowers, you should still do your best to keep your front and back yards as neat as possible.

Washington Post Business
Feb 18, 2019

Google And Facebook's Next Big Fight
The EU regulator nicknamed "Mr. GDPR" wants to go way beyond privacy and into antitrust. The linking of these two things should worry the tech giants.

Washington Post Business
Feb 18, 2019

Reckitt Investors See a Curiously Sparkly Future
They should temper their enthusiasm, because the outlook depends on the merits of whoever replaces CEO Rakesh Kapoor.

Washington Post Business
Feb 18, 2019

China accuses U.S. of trying to block its tech development
China's government said the United States is trying to block its industrial development by alleging Chinese mobile network equipment poses a cybersecurity threat.

Washington Post Business
Feb 18, 2019

At Last, a British Auditor Actually Does Its Job
Travel operator Thomas Cook has been too fond of using flattering profit adjustments. Fair play to Ernst & Young's auditors for calling this out.

Washington Post Business
Feb 18, 2019

Your Guide to India's Upcoming General Election: QuickTake
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reason to feel less confident about the coming general election than he once might have. His popularity has suffered as a result of declining confidence in the economy -- something his government helped engineer via a chaotically implemented sales tax and the sudden withdrawal of most bank notes from circulation. More recently, state election defeats and the surprise resignation of India's top central banker have dealt Modi some high-profile blows, prompti

Washington Post Business
Feb 17, 2019

Here Comes DBS's Muddle-Through Year
Rising global interest rates and Trump's trade war top a long list of challenges for Singapore's largest bank.

Washington Post Business
Feb 17, 2019

TSMC's Not-New Management Presents New Challenges for Investors
With two incidents in short succession, investors would be right to consider their unwavering love for the company.

Washington Post Business
Feb 17, 2019

Facebook ‘intentionally and knowingly' violated U.K. privacy and competition rules, British lawmakers say
Lawmakers on Sunday said Facebook had "violated both data privacy and anti-competition laws" in the country, stressing that the U.K. government should open investigations into the social media giant's business practices.

Washington Post Business
Feb 17, 2019

The Plan to Avert Banking Chaos In a No-Deal Brexit
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is still trying to negotiate a Brexit deal with the European Union that can get through the British Parliament. But as March 29, or Brexit day, approaches, Britain's financial industry and its regulators have also been preparing for a sudden exit from the EU without an accord or transition period -- a so-called no-deal Brexit. Here's the good news: The U.K. and EU have been rolling out contingency plans to smooth the business of banking and securities trading and

Washington Post Business
Feb 17, 2019

Jaguar Land Rover Is Headed for a Cash Crash
Spending has gotten out of control despite underwhelming sales. Management needs to show it can be reined in.

Washington Post Business
Feb 17, 2019

China Puts a Pretty Face on Shiseido's Sales
The Japanese makeup brand remains popular with mainland shoppers. Its problem is the rest of the world.

Washington Post Business
Feb 17, 2019

Pet project: Dog devotee Steve Cohen is investing in what he knows and loves
His exchange-traded fund for the animal care industry has put $19.8 million into 24 companies worldwide.

Washington Post Business
Feb 17, 2019

Grailed CEO talks about popular men's fashion
If you don't know fashion labels Supreme or Off-White, you've probably also never heard of Grailed, an eBay-like marketplace where those brands can be sold and bought.

Washington Post Business
Feb 17, 2019

Why `Green New Deal' Has Washington in Such a Lather: QuickTake
President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal created a sprawling range of public-works programs to address the Great Depression. Eighty years later, some present-day members of his party say a program no less grand in scope is needed to address a new crisis -- the existential threat of global warming. A band of self-described progressive Democrats energized by the party's successes in last year's midterm elections have unveiled a wish list of government actions they've packaged as the "Green New D

Washington Post Business
Feb 16, 2019

With fitness trackers in the workplace, bosses can monitor your every step — and possibly more
Companies are using wearables to help employees get fit and save on health care, all while getting access to troves of individual data.

Washington Post Business
Feb 16, 2019

India's Sleepwalking to Trouble on Builder Debt
Generous loan terms, indolent construction and a lack of market discipline have shielded the nation's developers. That's changing.

Washington Post Business
Feb 16, 2019

Richard Branson's goal of $100 million for Venezuela could face an obstacle: Maduro
The billionaire is organizing a big charity concert to raise humanitarian aid, but will Venezuela's president let his people benefit?

Washington Post Business
Feb 16, 2019

Richard Branson's goal of raising $100 million for Venezuela could face an obstacle: Maduro
The billionaire is organizing a big charity concert to raise humanitarian aid, but will Venezuela's president let his people benefit?

Washington Post Business
Feb 16, 2019

Amazon paid no federal taxes on $11.2 billion in profits last year
The company roughly doubled its profits last year but received a federal tax rebate of $129 million, giving it an effective federal tax rate of roughly -1 percent.

Washington Post Business
Feb 15, 2019

Vilifying Vaccines
Vaccines have done more than any other medical innovation to save lives and improve health. Yet the persistent and incorrect belief by a minority of parents that immunizations are more dangerous than beneficial is undermining those advances. The anti-vaccine movement that first took hold in the U.S. and parts of Europe is now spreading globally, with the World Health Organization including "vaccine hesitancy" in its Top 10 list of health threats for 2019. At a time when 3 million people worldwi

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