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Does The D.C. Of The Future Need Parking?

D.C. is on the verge of entering a big fight over cars and parking, as zoning officials consider whether to allow developers not to include parking spaces in all new buildings.

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Mixed Signals: Jobless Claims Dip; Layoff Plans Rise

As many eyes turn to Friday's employment report, new data offer a somewhat conflicting picture.
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Old Town Businesses Bemoan Losses From Snowquester

The snow accumulation yesterday may have been unspectacular for those inside the Beltway, but for owners of small business, the effects were no less noticeable.

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With Budget Cuts For Ports, Produce May Perish

Nogales, Ariz., is home to one of the nation's busiest ports of entry. Trucks line up for inspection before heading to grocery stores in the U.S. But the sequester is forcing the ports to make cuts, leading some to fear higher prices for food and strained relationships with foreign trading partners.
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Andrew Sullivan Is Doing Fine

Two months ago, the popular political blogger left the comfortable world of big media and struck out on his own. His bold new plan: Ask readers to pay to subscribe to his blog.
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BP Bows Out Of Solar, But Industry Outlook Still Sunny

The energy giant says it has "thrown in the towel on solar." The industry has evolved since BP entered the ring, currently emphasizing cheap production rather than research and development. BP says it just wasn't making money, though it will continue investing in other renewable resources.
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If The Catholic Church Were A Business, How Would You Fix It?

The next pope will be the spiritual leader of the world's Catholics. He will also be leading a multibillion-dollar empire that faces some challenges.
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Time For The Fed To Take Away The Punch Bowl?

The stock market's long climb has some people concerned it may be a bubble about to burst — a bubble artificially pumped up by the Federal Reserve's easy-money policy. That's led to calls — even from within the Fed — for an end to the central bank's extraordinary efforts to keep interest rates low.

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