In the years since BlackPlanet launched, Tom Anderson sold Myspace to News Corp. for hundreds of millions of dollars. Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook has become a household name. But nobody seems to remember tech success Omar Wasow. How can that be?
Our nation's capital was designed to showcase its monuments, and monumental buildings — from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial. But as the city grows, is it time to rewrite the law that mandates a ground-hugging skyline?
The Chesapeake Bay once supplied most of the nation's oysters, but overharvesting and disease nearly wiped them out. Now, major public-private efforts to re-establish the oyster as a quality local food product appear to be working. And chefs say the results are sweeter than oysters from other waters.
The economy grew by 4.1 percent in the third quarter of the year, significantly higher than the earlier projection of 3.6 percent. The upward revision comes mostly thanks to stronger consumer spending, and it's the strongest showing in almost two years.
Growth was stronger than thought in the third quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis says. It now estimates that gross domestic product grew at a 4.1 percent annual rate. That's the best pace since late 2011.
After the Obama administration announced that Americans who recently had their health insurance canceled can buy "catastrophic policies," the insurance industry said the change will cause more confusion.
Some consumers are wary of making online purchases, fearing hackers would steal their credit card information. But as the security breach potentially involving 40 million payment cards at Target shows, even in-store transactions are vulnerable to high-tech thieves.
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