Thirty-seven states and the District of Columbia are sharing a $17 million settlement from Google over privacy practices.
The Washington Post Co. is changing its name to Graham Holdings to reflect the sale of its namesake newspaper.
Lockheed Martin is cutting 4,000 jobs, about 3.5 percent of its workforce, as the defense contractor continues to look for ways to lower costs amid reduced government spending.
Twitter’s public stock debut, set for Thursday morning on the New York Stock Exchange, has been carefully orchestrated to avoid the glitches and eventual letdown that surrounded Facebook’s initial public offering 18 months ago.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is upping the ante on holiday shopping.
Americans’ confidence in the economy fell this month to the lowest level since April, as many worried about the impact of a 16-day partial government shutdown. The decline could weigh on spending and economic growth.
JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $5.1 billion to resolve claims that it misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky home loans and mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed.
The CEO of Southwest Airlines Co. assumes that American and US Airways will eventually merge, and he wants some of their takeoff and landing rights at Reagan National Airport outside Washington.
Software provider Cvent Inc. is moving its headquarters to Fairfax County, creating 400 jobs and retaining 450 others.
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found more than half of those 50 and older who’ve hunted for a job in the past five years say their search was moderately or very difficult and more than 4 of 10 said employers were concerned about their age.