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Outside Lands 2014 Lineup Includes Kanye West, Tom Petty, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

The 2014 lineup for the seventh annual Outside Lands Festival has been announced, revealing headliners Kanye West, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Killers and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The world's only gourmet festival takes place in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park from Aug. 8 through Aug. 10, …

Obama pays tribute to Civil Rights Act in 50th anniversary speech

President Obama paid tribute to the landmark Civil Rights Act on Thursday, 50 years after its passage altered the course of American history and ultimately paved the way for Obama's own progress to the White House.<p>In a keynote speech at the Lyndon B Johnson presidential library in Austin, Texas, …

As Obama Celebrates Civil Rights Legacy, Capitol Hill Erupts With Racial Tension

On the same day that President Obama, the nation’s first black president, celebrated the legacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at the LBJ Library in …

Hillary, Obama and the media: Reducing politics to sex and race

<i>Also ...</i><p><i>'View' from the Left?</i><p><b>Hillary, Obama and the media: Reducing politics to sex and race</b><p>We’ve apparently settled on what the 2016 presidential campaign is going to be about.<p>Sex.<p>Not sex as in Hillary Clinton’s gender, but sex as in sex scandals.<p>And by the way, the grand narrative of Barack …

These Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas Are Next-Level Good

Photo: Courtesy of America's Test Kitchen.<p><i>America's Test Kitchen — a real, 2,500-square-foot test kitchen just outside of Boston — is home to more</i> …

The 50 Greatest Fashion Quotes of All Time

From Coco Chanel to Marc Jacobs and Bill Cunningham, words to live by from fashion's greatest forces.<p><i>It can be difficult to articulate the power of style and fashion through words, but these icons managed to do so with quote-worthy, inspiring words of wisdom to live by. From the greatest fashion</i> …

The New Proenza Schouler x MAC Makeup Collection Is Absolutely Gorgeous

The wait is <i>almost</i> over -- Proenza Schouler's collaboration with MAC lands in stores next week. For the label's first-ever makeup collaboration, …

10 Must-Haves by 30: Interiors Edition

Worry not, it doesn't include your "forever furniture"<p>Worry not, it doesn't include your "forever furniture." Plus, see the 11 things every fashionable woman should have in her closet by 30. <i>Via ELLEDecor.com</i>

MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet: 5 Celebrities We Can't Wait to See

Who's excited for the MTV Movie Awards this Sunday? The red carpet is often a kookie mash-up of serious and seriously cray fashion, but here are five A-listers who I'm really excited to see.<p><b>Emma Watson</b>: If her recent <i>Noah</i> promo tour looks are any indication of what's to come, I can't wait to see …

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton

See all the looks from Michelle Williams' new campaign<p>Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams is back as the face of Louis Vuitton for spring 2014. Following her successful debut last year, the actress has once again worked with photographer Peter Lindbergh to create a series of sensitive …

FTC Clears Facebook's Purchase of WhatsApp

The Federal Trade Commission also warned the two Internet companies that they must not backtrack on commitments to user privacy.<p>Read more here.

Privacy

Jobless claims fall to lowest level in nearly seven years

Initial jobless claims plunged last week to their lowest level in nearly seven years, a sign that the labor market was picking up traction.<p>The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits dropped to 300,000 last week, a decrease of 32,000 from the week before, the Labor Department said …

Economy

LinkedIn to companies: Use your own talent pool to recruit

The professional social network introduces a trio of recruiting products to "take the work out of retaining and finding top talent."<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- The most successful, fruitful talent pool often stems from people connected to existing employees.<p>That was one of the mantras uttered by LinkedIn …

Recruitment

Fresh Air Sells for $860 a Jar in China

A Beijing artist has decided to auction off a jar of fresh air from a business trip to southern France, as a form of artistic protest against his …

China denies church ‘demolition campaign’ but says Christianity’s growth ‘excessive’

Communist Party in Zhejiang rejects claims of campaign against Protestant churches but one official describes Christianity’s growth as ‘excessive’<p>Communist officials in China have denied waging a “demolition campaign” against churches in the country’s most Christian regions, after reportedly …

House passes Paul Ryan's budget

WASHINGTON — The House approved along party lines a budget plan that would reach balance in 10 years by cutting taxes, repealing President Obama's health care law and cutting social programs in favor of the national defense.<p>"What this budget comes down to is a matter of trust," said House Budget …

US warns Russia of tougher sanctions over Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told his Russian counterpart on Thursday that Russia could face tougher economic sanctions because of …

Why Disney's Magic Bands Are the Future of Mobile, Big Data and Personalization

Pity the parent trying to do Disney World on the cheap these days.<p>Last summer, Disney introduced MagicBands into the theme park experience. For …

Tips for Road Tripping With Fido

Steinbeck had Charley. Dorothy had Toto. Heck, even Waldo had Woof for company as he ventured into the Land of Waldos. Real and fictional, canine traveling companions have a long and celebrated history.<p>In the past year, I have driven more than 20,000 miles through 36 states with my two dogs, …

What's Best When Traveling? Cash, Check, or Charge?

<i>A:</i><p>Paying for your vacation is fraught with potential pitfalls. Here are a few tips about what form of payment to use when, how to get the best exchange rates and avoid conversion fees, and other things to know before you go:<p><b>Cash</b><p>Travel with a handful of local currency for your first 24 hours abroad. …

Credit Cards

Putin’s Crimea caper is pushing billions of dollars out of the Russian economy

Nearly $51 billion in capital coursed out of Russia during the first quarter as president Vladimir Putin embarked on his Crimean adventure, according to data from the Russian Central Bank. That’s the biggest quarterly outflow from the country since the fourth quarter of 2008, when the global …

Russia

Bitcoin: ‘Highest risk, highest return’

The past year has seen a flood of venture-capital investments into bitcoin-related companies. At the same time, the price of bitcoin has swung wildly …

Why Acquisitions Make Sense In Consumer And Retail

When I evaluate companies in the consumer and retail space, one of the most important questions I try to answer is “Who will acquire this business in 5-7 years?”<p>Of the two most common exits for private companies—IPOs and acquisitions—the latter outcome is far more common among consumer and retail …

Thanks to drought, beef is now more expensive than it’s ever been

This could mean the end of the dollar menu<p>The inclusion of beef in our diets isn't just a problem for climate change, climate change is posing a major threat to beef. Years of ongoing drought -- which climate change may be contributing to now, and will certainly make more likely in the future -- …

BofA to Pay Nearly $800M Over Credit Card Practices

Bank of America agreed to pay nearly $800 million in fines and restitution to settle allegations of deceptive marketing and unfair billing involving credit card products, U.S. regulators said Wednesday.<p>The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said they …

Identity Theft

Hewlett-Packard to pay $108m to settle scandal over bribery of public officials

Computing multinational Hewlett-Packard (HP) is to pay US regulators $108m to settle a corruption scandal involving employees at subsidiaries in three countries, who were charged with bribing government officials to win and retain lucrative public contracts.<p>The case piles further pressure on the HP …

Bitcoin ATM Comes to Capitol Hill

For a few hours it was possible in the halls of the U.S. Congress to buy the crypto currency that at least one Senator said should be banned.<p>In a …