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Gov. Brown signs bill hiking California minimum wage to $10 an hour

Calling it a "matter of justice," Gov. Jerry Brown put his signature on a bill that will hike California's minimum wage to $10 an hour within three …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Associated Press News

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

Man Shot 'Millisecond' After Told to Get on Ground, Lawyer Claims

A police dash cam video shows an unarmed man was shot 10 times by an officer a "millisecond" after being ordered to "get on the ground," a lawyer for …

Iran's secret New York City skyscraper seized by US government

The Iranian government has secretly owned and controlled an office building in the middle of New York City for years. Set on Fifth Avenue and close to Rockefeller Center, the 36-story skyscraper houses a number of businesses across its floors. The US government has won a judgement to seize the …

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

Israeli police clash with Palestinians

Israeli police have fired stun grenades to disperse Palestinian worshippers who threw rocks at them after Friday prayers at the al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third holiest site, police say.<p>Dozens of officers entered the politically sensitive area in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday to break up a …

The Man Who Came to Dinner

Julian Assange hasn’t set foot outside Ecuador’s London embassy in more than a year—avoiding extradition to Sweden, where he faces allegations of sexual assault. But physical confinement seems only to enhance his reach. The WikiLeaks founder has video-addressed the U.N., launched a Senate campaign …

Female genital mutilation: 'Mothers need to say no'

"As a little girl I would go looking for the cutters and ask them when it was my turn," Faduma Ali says. "I thought it was exciting. I wish I had known then what I know now."<p>It's almost eight decades since Faduma underwent female genital mutilation (FGM), sometimes known as female circumcision, in …

Syria crisis: No clear winner in Russia-US G20 duel

<b>Both sides have claimed victory in this G20 gladiatorial contest over Syria, but identifying who is on which team is not straightforward.</b><p>So who backed Russia and who backed the United States?<p>According to President Vladimir Putin, the outcome was not a 50/50 split, but a balance of opinion in …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

US under pressure to bring federal charges against George Zimmerman

The Obama administration was facing intense pressure on Monday to bring a federal prosecution against George Zimmerman, acquitted of murdering the …

BART trains to roll again Friday afternoon

Contract extended - BART workers return to work for 30 days<p>BART trains will be running again beginning Friday afternoon after the transit district and its striking unions agreed to a 30-day extension of the current contract.<p>Shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday, representatives from BART and the two …

26 Awesome Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

In <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,</i> author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, and principle-centered approach for solving …

Entrepreneurship

8 Things You Should Not Do Every Day

It's for your own good. Cut these things out of your day and you'll see gains in productivity--not to mention happiness.<p>If you get decent value from making to-do lists, you'll get huge returns--in productivity, in improved relationships, and in your personal well-being--from adding these items to …

Dogs

6 Steps to a More Social Business

A few weeks ago, I had a chance to talk with Sam Decker, the CEO of Mass Relevance. His company helps brands involve and connect with their audiences …

Social Media

3 Apps to Help You Write a Marketing Plan

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You might have a great product or an excellent service but your business won't grow unless people know you're out there. That requires marketing -- online, mobile, on Google, Facebook, direct mail or even printed flyers on …

Marketing

Enterprise Info Sheet

Share<p>As you expand your organization’s online profile, it’s important to effectively plan your social media campaign. Without the right management …

7 Magic Ways You Can Use Scheduled Social Messaging

Share<p><i>Alexandra Samuel is Vice-President of Social Media at Vision Critical, and appears as a Guest Contributor to the HootSource Blog.</i><p>“How were you …

How to Optimize Your Business Blog [Checklist]

<b>Your business blog is one of the most powerful tools in your toolbox.</b> But how do you know that your lean, mean lead generation machine (aka your …

Marketing

How to Protect Your Brand Against Social Media Hackers

Share<p><i>Since 2011, over 45,000 success-minded social media professionals have obtained accredited training, education and certification from HootSuite</i> …

47 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

It has been another busy week as spring approaches, and everyone gets restless for the warm weather. If you've been too preoccupied with spring …

5 Excellent Productivity Tools for Remote Workers

<i>This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and</i> …

5 Secrets to Winning More Sales

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sales is king in the new economy. Your success will be determined by your ability to generate revenue and sell, not just your products and services, but also yourself.<p>Here are five signs you're well positioned to succeed at the …

Business Strategy

How to Get Things Done

There are definitely times when I lack the motivation, drive, or structure to get my work done productively. Most of the time I struggle with getting …