‘A way of monetizing poor people’: How private equity firms make money offering loans...

The check arrived out of the blue, issued in his name for $1,200, a mailing from a consumer finance company. Stephen Huggins eyed it carefully. A loan, it said. Smaller...

Starbucks’s ‘full-scale racial equity overhaul’ will take more than an afternoon, outside review says

One month after Starbucks closed 8,000 stores for racial-bias training for 175,000 employees, two of the curriculum’s advisers laid out a new set of recommendations for how one of...

Crash and burn. Watch Japanese entrepreneur’s unmanned rocket launch end in a huge fireball

TOKYO — Talk about crash and burn. A rocket developed by a controversial Japanese entrepreneur burst into flames and crashed to earth in a fireball over the weekend. The MOMO-2...

Trump stands firm on trade, even as foreign tariffs begin kicking in

President Trump defiantly stood by his tariffs on Sunday as Canada hit back hard, Mexico elected a new leader who seems prepared to confront him, and the European Union...

Emails reveal close rapport between top EPA officials, those they regulate

On the morning of April 1, 2017, Environmental Protection Agency appointee Mandy Gunasekara welcomed to her office a team of lobbyists representing the makers of portable generators. For months, the...

Maxi dresses, cardigans and hijabs: Essentials in Macy’s new fashion line aimed at Muslim...

Macy’s is launching a “modest” fashion line this month geared toward Muslim women that will feature maxi dresses, ankle-length cardigans and hand-dyed hijabs. The collection will be available on Macy’s...

J.C. Penney to close up to 140 stores

J.C. Penney on Friday said it plans to close between 130 and 140 stores in the next several months, a move that makes it the latest retail stalwart to...

Watch FCCs Ajit Pai dress up as Santa and wield a lightsaber to mock...

This post has been updated. On the eve of a historic vote at the Federal Communications Commission, Chairman Ajit Pai starred in an eccentric video that featured him dressed as...

More than 40 percent of companies now offer a summer Friday perk

Leaving early on a Friday afternoon in June? There's a growing chance your boss has endorsed it. The percentage of companies that offer some kind of "summer Friday" arrangement -- in...

Peggy Cooper Cafritz puts her Dupont Circle condo on market for $5.5 million

Peggy Cooper Cafritz’s Dupont Circle condo is a stark departure from her previous home, which was destroyed by fire in 2009. But like that house, the two-level apartment is...