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Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Expands Parental Leave

New moms will now get 16 weeks of paid leave and will also receive $500 for expenses. Mayer was criticized over the winter when she prohibited workers from telecommuting.

NBA Player Jason Collins Could Snag Endorsements, Speaking Gigs

The basketball player could parlay his trail blazing announcement into endorsements or speaking engagements, experts say.
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How Pizza Explains The Washington Region

We explore the craft of making great pizza and what our area's pizza scene says about the region as a whole.


Home Prices Continue To Rise Across The Nation

The latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices report shows year-over-year gains in 20 major cities. It's another sign that the housing sector, which crashed in 2007 and 2008, is on the mend.

Will Bureaucracy Keep The U.S. Drone Industry Grounded?

Tough federal aviation rules and a public backlash against drones have raised worries that the U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle industry will be left behind foreign competitors. Developers say the U.S. light drone industry is being overtaken by manufacturers in Israel and Australia.

When It Comes To Productivity, Technology Can Hurt And Help

With more employees working on the road and more distracting technologies in the office, some companies are creating new ways to improve efficiency. One software firm helps identify wasted time, while another makes it easier for co-workers to collaborate.

Why Calif. Doesn't Want Smokers To Pay More For Health Insurance

The federal health law allows states to charge smokers up to 50 percent more for a health plan sold through the new exchanges. But a bill moving forward in the California Legislature would prevent that from happening.

As Health Law Changes Loom, A Shift To Part-Time Workers

Starting in January, businesses with 50 or more full-time employees will be required to provide health insurance or pay a penalty. Some companies say they're already considering shifting those employees to part-time status. But some experts say it's not clear the shift is attributable to the health care law.