Kicking off 2020 with 4 new members of the $100M ARR club

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Minimum wage increases fueling faster wage growth for those at the bottom

The Trump White House and Washington policymakers have touted the tight labor market as the main…

Mortgage rates ease heading into the new year

The 15-year fixed-rate average fell to 3.16 percent with an average 0.7 point. It was 3.19…

To its residents, Martin’s Additions has a lot of pluses and no minuses

Deeply rooted in its past with a mix of turn-of-the-century farmhouses, 1930s bungalows and Colonials, with…

A furniture maker whose pieces tell a (sustainable) story

Thomas Heath Local business reporter and columnist, writing about entrepreneurs and companies in the Washington metropolitan…

Amazon threatens to fire critics who are outspoken on its environmental policies

Amazon employee Emily Cunningham speaks after the company’s annual shareholders meeting in May in Seattle. (Ted…

What I love about my home in D.C.’s Cathedral Heights

It’s not the Ritz, but 25-year-old Chris Monaco says he loves his one-bedroom condo in D.C.’s…

Airbnb’s New Year’s Eve guest volume shows its falling growth rate

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Federal government in 2020 to raise ceiling on amount buyers of expensive homes can borrow

In high-cost counties such as those in the Washington region, FHA loan limits will rise to…

How to get rid of private mortgage insurance

This would save me thousands of dollars since the PMI is $337 per month. My thinking…

Tech’s biggest companies are worth ~$5T as 2019’s epic stock market run wraps

Look, this is the last post I’m writing in 2019 and I’m tired. But I can’t…

Citing child labor and environmental abuses, chocolate companies propose regulation for cocoa industry

The companies’ statement also acknowledged that cocoa is a “major driver” of deforestation, an environmental abuse…

Army bans TikTok as Pentagon warns employees to uninstall Chinese-owned app

The measure follows a similar ban from the U.S. Navy and a “cyber awareness” message earlier…

Fatal opioid overdoses spike in counties where auto plants close, according to new research

More than 130 people in the United States die each day from opioid overdoses, according to…

President Trump says China trade deal will be signed Jan. 15

But even though the White House said a deal was reached more than two weeks ago,…

Shipfix raises $4.5M seed for its dry cargo shipping platform

Shipfix, a relatively new startup aiming to drag the dry cargo shipping industry into the digital…

As 2010s conclude, investors have enjoyed bull market for the ages — but many Americans have been left out

That means someone who had $10,000 in the S&P 500 at the start of the decade…

From Fortnite to The Avengers to Game of Thrones, the 12 events that changed the entertainment business this decade

Many publications (including this one) have taken this time to look back insightfully at the best…

Counting down Boston’s biggest venture rounds from 2019

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Here’s how online privacy is possible

Trying to get straight answers has been, literally, a full-time job. I’ve digested the legal word…

Sharon Stone kicked off the dating app Bumble after users reported her as fake

I went on the @bumble dating sight and they closed my account. 👁👁Some users reported that…

U.S.-China trade deal does not touch massive subsidies for businesses

The two sides discussed industrial subsidies in the early rounds of negotiations over an agreement that…

13 units in newly built condo building in Southeast Washington priced at $400,000 or less

For example, the 13-unit condo building at 1331 K St. SE includes five units priced at…

Trump bailout helped U.S. farmers come out ahead even after a miserable 2019

1,135 acres unharvested corn The brown areas in this Dec. 9 satellite image depict unharvested corn…