Nordstrom has a tough quarter, but Nordstrom Rack soars

Nordstrom on Thursday added to mounting evidence that it is an exceedingly challenging moment to be in the department store business. The company reported that comparable sales at its namesake...

Median CEO pay for the 100 largest companies reached a record $15.7 million in...

CEO pay is up -- yet again. A booming stock market and bulging equity awards propelled the median 2017 compensation for CEOs of the 100 largest companies to the highest figure in 11...

Mortgage rates and expensive homes top list of most-read Real Estate stories in 2016

Mortgage rates and expensive homes: Washington Post readers couldn’t get enough of those two Real Estate topics in 2016. Home loan rates went on a wild ride this year,...

McDonald’s flipped its logo to ‘celebrate’ women. Then came the backlash.

Fast-food behemoth McDonald’s is temporarily flipping its iconic logo and switching its packaging in some U.S. locations — a move meant to celebrate International Women’s Day, which is today, the...

Who is Leandra English, the woman at the center of a White House battle...

When Leandra English joined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau more than six years ago, it was an uncertain federal start-up with an ambitious mission to look out for people...

As companies reveal gigantic CEO-to-worker pay ratios, some worry how low-paid workers might take...

A potentially embarrassing math calculation employers have long hoped to escape — one that pay experts thought was dead following President Trump's election — can no longer be avoided. In recent weeks, a...

Three-bedroom, three-bathroom townhouse in Alexandria lists for $369,950

If you’re looking for a home in the District where the median price is $550,000 and your budget is under $400,000, you’re likely to need to move a little...

Too Many Hands Fiddling With OPEC Temperature Control: Gadfly

Showers, particularly older ones, can be tricky. First, you get hit with a freezing blast, so you turn up the hot water. Nothing happens. You turn it higher, and...

Is $1.5 million in savings enough to retire?

So many people look forward to retiring. But the exuberance of the day you don’t have to work can be accompanied by a lot of anxiety. Have I saved enough...

Trump to send Mnuchin, Lighthizer to China in bid to ease trade tensions

President Trump is dispatching several of his top economic advisers to China next week for high-level talks aimed at easing trade tensions, several weeks after the White House and Beijing...