(Shuran Huang/For The Washington Post)
(Shuran Huang/For The Washington Post)

Hops, hope and hardiness: How to start a craft beer pub in a pandemic

The pandemic saw an unexpected surge in new business start-ups — but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. As this D.C. brewer discovered, it takes persistence, connections, and heaps of luck.
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Car dealers are raising prices. Automakers are pushing back. Consumers are stuck in between.

Ford and GM have warned dealerships to stop selling vehicles above MSRP, but such markups are now pervasive across the industry amid supply shortages.

Mud-slinging between alt-meat and traditional ag is getting kind of dirty

This Valentine’s weekend ad blitz by a plant-based food company is the latest sign of the increasingly vitriolic rhetoric between plant-based food companies and mainstream meat industries, one that could even be considered below the belt.

Dow skids 500 points, oil prices jump as Ukraine fears intensify

Investors also are worried the Federal Reserve will take more aggressive action on rate hikes.

The NFL on display this Super Bowl will seem like a crypto-happy league. It’s anything but.

Despite what viewers will see advertised during the Super Bowl, the NFL has largely prohibited its teams from involvement with cryptocurrency, unlike the NBA.

No, that email from Equifax is not a scam. You are entitled to free credit monitoring for four years.

At long last, millions of consumers will get something from the massive Equifax data breach dating to 2017. As part of a settlement, Equifax is providing free four-year membership to an identity protection service.

Dow slides more than 500 points, bond yields soar on inflation hit

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also fell sharply, fueling speculation the Federal Reserve may move more aggressively on rate hikes.

Prices climbed 7.5% in January, compared with last year, continuing inflation’s fastest pace in 40 years

Inflation was expected to climb relative to last January, when the economy reeled from a winter coronavirus surge with no widespread vaccines. Today’s data reflects all the accumulated price gains built up in a tumultuous 2021.

David Osnos, legal adviser to prominent D.C.-area business leaders, dies at 89

Mr. Osnos was a former chairman of the law firm Arent Fox who served as the consigliere to prominent Washington business leaders, including developer and sports team owner Abe Pollin.
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Five charts explaining why inflation is at a 40-year high

Persistent supply chain backlogs and high consumer demand for goods have kept prices elevated.

Does everything really cost more? Find out with our inflation quiz.

Measuring inflation is one of the hardest jobs in the economy, and the past year has been a whirlwind for the price of goods. See how close you can get to price changes for 10 everyday items.

Mortgage rates reach highs not seen in more than two years

January’s better-than-expected employment report pushed the 30-year fixed-rate average to 3.69 percent.

The ‘Great Reshuffle’: A costly, ineffective fix for understaffed schools, hospitals and businesses

Schools, businesses and hospitals are calling in substitutes to deal with labor shortages. But a lasting fix requires safer working conditions and better pay.

Four reasons your rent is going up

Many Americans say they’re seeing big swings as they prepare to renew their leases. What’s behind those increases? Here are four reasons your monthly payment is ticking up.

California sues Tesla, alleging racial discrimination and harassment

The company disclosed the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing probe earlier this week in an annual filing.
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