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09h32 27  février
Bruce Meyers, creator of the first fiberglass dune buggy, dies at 94
By Harrison Smith
He created the Meyers Manx, a two-seater that helped turn the dune buggy into an emblem of California cool.
New Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has advice for Texas and for the oil industry
By Will Englund
In an interview with The Washington Post, the new secretary of energy invites Texas to join the national grid. But her main focus is on the big national energy transition that the Biden administration hopes to promote.
As Texans went without heat, light or water, some companies scored a big payday
By Will Englund and Neena Satija
The nation’s most deregulated energy economy was supposed to be a win for consumers, and for energy companies nimble enough to do business in a bustling, cacophonous market. But a cold snap shattered it last week.
13h00 25  février
Office novels have evolved alongside workplace culture. What will the future look like?
By Stuart Miller
A growing genre was flourishing just as white-collar workers went into quarantine. Authors consider how or if Zoom will fit into fiction.
15h00 24  février
A chef farmer’ pivots to survive the pandemic and heartbreaking loss
By Jennifer Oldham
A Colorado restaurateur and his community relied on each other through last year’s tragic upheavals. What emerged was a gutsy reinvention that’s not yet finished.
Old school Airstreams enjoy pandemic-era popularity
By Eilene Zimmerman
Despite being forced to close for six-weeks early in the pandemic, retail sales at Airstream dealerships jumped 22 percent in 2020 and demand is still on the rise.
11h19 26  février
As USPS delays persist, bills, paychecks and medications are getting stuck in the mail
By Jacob Bogage and Hannah Denham
Consumers are inundating lawmakers with stories of late bills and the late fees they’ve absorbed as a result.
Texas freeze killed winter produce, with some food prices expected to spike
By Laura Reiley
Fruits and vegetables killed by last week’s Texas freeze could mean shortfalls at food banks and price hikes at grocery stores.
Robinhood in talks with regulators over March 2020 outages and options trading
By Tory Newmyer
Robinhood, the investing app at the center of the GameStop stock trading frenzy, reported it is negotiating over penalties it said could cost it at least 26.6 million.
United will pay 49 million to resolve fraud allegations over international mail
By Taylor Telford
The Justice Department says the air carrier falsified mail delivery data in contracts with the U.S. Postal Service.
A small town in denial comes face to face with the virus
By Will Englund
When covid-19 became a reality in Southern Illinois in November, flooding across the plains, it illuminated a deeper, underlying problem in small-town America.
The wave of covid bankruptcies has begun
By Jonathan O'Connell and Anu Narayanswamy
Experts warn that because bankruptcies lag other signals of economic distress, a mountain of filings may be to come. New data show what industries might be most at risk.
With vaccinations underway, the economy needs consumers to spend again. But don’t, if you have debt.
By Michelle Singletary
As more people get vaccinated many may end up doing some revenge spending.
12h11 25  février
TIAA is the first company in Fortune 500 history to have two Black CEOs in a row
By Jena McGregor
The succession marks the first time within the Fortune 500 that a company has handed the reins directly from one Black chief executive to another.
For ViacomCBS, another Paramount Plus challenge: How to hold on to old money while pursuing the new
By Steven Zeitchik
Legacy businesses still take in a lot of cash
GameStop, other meme’ stocks surge again
By Hannah Denham
The video game retailer’s resurgence comes one month after its frenzied rise shocked the financial world and was cheered on by online investors.
No more Mr.’ Potato Head: Hasbro makes classic toy gender neutral
By Taylor Telford
Katherine Tai, President Biden’s nominee to become the chief U.S. trade negotiator, said Thursday that U.S. policies must be rethought to safeguard the critical supply lines that feed American factories and to regain the support of regular people who have felt victimized by previous commercial...
Biden’s choice for trade chief calls for worker-centered’ approach
By David J. Lynch
As more people get vaccinated many may end up doing some revenge spending.
12h00 26  février
With vaccinations underway, the economy needs consumers to spend again. But don’t, if you have debt.
By Michelle Singletary
For America’s most highly valued company and some wealthy individuals in their 70s and older, it’s like money is falling from the skies.
12h00 23  février
What do Apple and some well-off senior citizens have in common? Financial quirks are helping them get richer.
By Allan Sloan
There’s nothing magic about a 1.9 trillion stimulus package. That’s a number driven more by politics than economic necessity, and President Biden’s push to go big on stimulus relief could hurt his ability to solve big problems later on.
09h18 03  février
Battle over 1.9 trillion covid relief package is as much about political optics as economic necessity
By Steven Pearlstein
Jon Simon taps business and technical savvy to build a D.C. mainstay that has cleaned a first lady’s quilt and a flag from Ford’s Theatre.
14h15 30  janvier
Parkway Cleaners fuels growth through innovation and custom work
By Thomas Heath
For businesses such as Lemonade, whose executives appeared in branded masks for their IPO, it’s a chance to demonstrate their socially conscious identity
07h10 02  juillet
The new corporate swag: Branded masks, sanitizer spray bottles and Zoom vanity light rings
By Jena McGregor
The plan calls for buffer seating, sanitizer stations in common rooms and one-way hallway traffic patterns to avoid bottlenecks
08h04 09  avril
WeWork proposes post-coronavirus changes to shared-office layouts
By Jena McGregor
A record 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. But some companies pledged to hold off on job cuts, and are offering workers a financial cushion.
14h21 02  avril
The companies that are pledging not to lay off workers amid the coronavirus unemployment crisis
By Jena McGregor
Some employers are shifting from simply talking about better sleep or giving employees tools to track it to helping them with what to do about it.
15h40 14  février
Employers are adding high-tech solutions to solve a low-tech problem: Getting more sleep
By Jena McGregor
People are divided over vaccine selfie etiquette, but health experts think they are a good thing.
14h47 27  février
To selfie or not to selfie? Why the joy of getting vaccinated is drawing backlash.
By Meryl Kornfield
Astra is the latest unique agent to be added to Valorant’s roster.
Meet Astra, Valorant’s’ galaxy brain new agent coming in Act 2
By Mikhail Klimentov
ICE’s use of the vast database offers another example of how government agencies have targeted commercial sources to access information they are not authorized to compile on their own. One researcher called it a massive betrayal of people’s trust : When you sign up for electricity, you don’t...
09h55 26  février
ICE investigators used a private utility database covering millions to pursue immigration violations
By Drew Harwell
I thought Pokémon should break up with Game Freak. Then they announced Arceus.
Pokémon Legends Arceus’ is the game mainline Pokémon fans have been begging for
By Jhaan Elker
HOUSE OF THE WEEK The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 9,100-square-foot house has a multisport court with a basketball hoop and stadium seating.
This D.C. house is for the kids and hoop dreamers
By Kathy Orton
The Washington Post’s picks of noteworthy residences on the market.
10h19 25  février
Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region
By Kathy Orton
The 30-year fixed-rate average has risen nearly a quarter of a percentage point the past two weeks and now stands at 2.97 percent.
Mortgage rates surge higher for second week in a row
By Haisten Willis
Two programs in Michigan will be devoted to creating new units and other support services.
Property tax increases aim to boost affordable housing inventories
By John Authers | Bloomberg
Five decades after the gold standard ended, history shows efforts to control money rarely last long.
10h07 10  février
Searching for Money’s New Standard
By Nir Kaissar | Bloomberg
The strategy has suffered a devastating drought for more than a decade, sending investors scrambling for answers.
08h45 12  janvier
What’s Behind Value Investing’s Long Losing Streak?
By Chris Bryant | Bloomberg
The rise in the shares of Elon Musk’s company defies logic. That hasn’t stopped Wall Street analysts trying to rationalize it.
08h04 11  janvier
Who Needs Tesla Analysts When There’s Reddit?
By Liam Denning | Bloomberg
The state’s oil regulator is a little too defensive about methane emissions.
Texas Vents at France, Fake News and the Woke
By Michael McDonald and Maria Elena Vizcaino | Bloomberg
President Nayib Bukele is not on the ballot for El Salvador’s midterm legislative elections on Sunday, but what matters most to outside observers is how much power the strikingly popular 39-year-old gains. Currently with few allies in the 84-seat legislative assembly, a strong showing for Bukele’s...
08h39 28  février
Why El Salvador Vote Is and Isn’t About Its President
By Bloomberg News | Bloomberg
An incumbent superpower and a rising one are finding coexistence increasingly difficult. Jockeying for position in a changing world, the U.S. and China are facing off on all sorts of issues, most -- but not all -- involving economic rather than military might. Here’s a rundown of flashpoints, some...
TikTok, Hong Kong and More U.S.-China Flashpoints
By Mark Burton, Thomas Biesheuvel and Alex Longley | Bloomberg
A surge in commodity prices has Wall Street banks gearing up for the arrival of what may be a new supercycle -- an extended period during which demand drives prices well above their long-run trend. A major impetus is the massive stimulus spending by governments as they juice up their economies...
When Does a Commodities Boom Turn Into a Supercycle?
By David Wainer | Bloomberg
Not since the reign of the country’s founder, Abdulaziz ibn Saud, has so much power been in one man’s hands in Saudi Arabia. Mohammed bin Salman isn’t king, yet. But the 35-year-old crown prince essentially runs the country for his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, who is 85. The prince...
Mohammed bin Salman