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The treasury secretary's wife just apologized for a 'highly insensitive' Instagram post

Louise Linton posted a photo of herself wearing designer clothing and then engaged in a nasty social media spat with a critic.

'Not one drop' of Poland Spring bottled water is from a spring, lawsuit claims

A class-action suit filed against Nestle also says 'the famous Poland Spring in Poland Spring, Maine, which defendant's labels claim is a source of Poland Spring Water, ran dry nearly 50 years ago.'

Pentagon narrows competition for the next big U.S. nuclear missile deterrent

Boeing, Northrop Grumman win contracts to continue, as Lockheed Martin is left on the sideline.

Chinese SUV manufacturer confirms interest in Jeep acquisition

No formal offer has been made yet by Great Wall Motors.

Contractors see delays as Pentagon's high-level jobs go unfilled

CEOs at General Dynamics, L3, Leidos and SAIC cite issue in calls with investors.

Labor groups step up pressure on Trump to deliver

Unions are starting a two-week Rust Belt campaign to push the administration on jobs.

Democrats say Confederate monuments are now white-supremacist rallying points

Leaders voice support for taking down statues that spark racial tension.

Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club loses its ninth big charity event this week

The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach spent $244,000 on rent and food on a previous gala at another site.

Carl Icahn quits role as 'special adviser' to Trump

The move caps a tumultuous week for the president's circle of business counselors.

This D.C. florist's secret to surviving 114 years and four generations

The patriarch is 86, starts work at 4 a.m. and has built one of D.C.'s most durable businesses.

D.C. posts strong job gains. But is this pace sustainable?

The region added 83,100 jobs in the past year, government data shows.

Trump's bluster is not the only threat to the stock markets

Why it's important to understand your exposures to the bond market.

Scientists warn fake eclipse glasses 'can literally cook your retina'

Are your eclipse glasses safe? It may not be immediately clear.

Trump's plan to help blue-collar workers would be a disaster for the black working class of New Orleans

Tariffs on steel imports could bolster U.S. steelmakers, but these workers would be among the losers.

Inside the call where CEOs found their moral compass and steered away from Trump

In which the titans of business give up on their executive in chief.

Salvation Army, Red Cross, Susan G. Komen abandon Trump's Mar-a-Lago

The national charities joined a growing exodus of groups squeezing revenue at the president's club.

Why L.A. is coating its streets with material that hides planes from spy satellites

The city has become an 'urban heat island' with rising temperatures.

Wells Fargo's scandal damaged their credit scores. What does the bank owe them?

'Your credit dictates how you can live your life,' one victim says.

Trump's biggest failure? Not standing up for his own family.

Americans are buying more food at Walmart

The retailer said food sales had grown to their highest level in five years, as Walmart expands its grocery business in stores and online.

Cleveland Clinic, American Cancer Society cancel plans for galas at Mar-a-Lago

The defections expose a key business vulnerability at President Trump's Palm Beach club.

Fixed mortgage rates continue their slide, falling to two-month lows

The 30-year fixed-rate average fell to 3.89 percent, its lowest level since late June.

Why America's biggest government contractors balked at criticizing Trump

The four federal contractors on president's advisory councils remained largely on sideline

As Trump's relationship with Congress frays, companies worry about a shutdown

A major contracting organization has told its members to prepare for the worst.

Two White House corporate advisory groups disband amid Charlottesville fallout

The business advisers' exits come as a stinging rebuke to President Trump.

Silicon Valley escalates its war on white supremacy despite free speech concerns

Alt-right adherents call for greater regulation of Internet giants and begin building their own tech platforms.

Firm that projected massive job losses with Montgomery County minimum wage increase says it was wrong

County Executive Isiah Leggett commissioned the study and vetoed the proposal to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Trump's business advisory councils disband as CEOs abandon president over Charlottesville views

President Trump's relationship with the American business community suffered a major setback on Wednesday as the president was forced to shut down his major business advisory councils after corporate leaders repudiated his comments on the violence in Charlottesville this weekend.

One of the costs of racism in American society

It's too late for Trump to stop this financial rule

Your mutual fund manager just doesn't matter much anymore

The brief life and messy end of Trump's manufacturing council

The 'alt-right' is just another word for white supremacy, study finds

NAFTA talks are a major test for Trump — and they won't be easy

PayPal escalates the tech industry's war on white supremacy

Trump's business advisory councils disband as CEOs abandon president over Charlottesville views

In Trump's White House, a plum appointment for CEOs has become a reputation risk

Trump tweets he knows plenty of CEOs to replace the 'grandstanders' who resigned from his manufacturing council

Trump fires back after the CEO of Merck resigned from his manufacturing council

What do you need to do to retire with $1 million?

Trump says U.S. 'locked and loaded' for N. Korea — and markets go up

Should you use your child to get credit?

Is debt a deal breaker when dating? Four signs that it is.

Mark Zuckerberg vows to remove violent threats from Facebook

A running list of companies that no longer want the Daily Stormer's business

How Google Home and the Amazon Echo give a new twist to the home phone

What it's like to shop in Amazon's version of the convenience store

A leadership lesson learned on the battlefield

This is the one corner of the D.C. area's tech scene that's doing really well

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