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Wednesday is a huge day for the US economy

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson<p>Don't sleep in on Wednesday: it's a huge morning for the US economy.<p>At 8:30 am ET, the Bureau of Economic Analysis will release …

Abigail Breslin Handily Shuts Down Critics of Selena Gomez's Weight

Girl power.<p>While on vacation in Mexico, Selena Gomez's bikini body received a lot of criticism. Although she expressed her love for her curves, captioning a bikini pic, "I love being happy with me yall #theresmoretolove," the haters continued to, well, hate. "Why is she So Fat?," asked one …

Robert Downey, Jr. Doesn’t Regret Walking Out Of That Interview: ‘I Wish I’d Left Sooner’

Robert Downey, Jr. spent some time chatting with Howard Stern this morning, who brought up that horrifically awkward interview the <i>Avengers</i> actor walked out of last week. If you’ll recall, the UK’s <i>Channel 4 News</i> presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy made the bad decision to ask Downey about his father and …

When Your Kid Moves Out West, She Takes the U.S. Economy With Her

Cranes punctuate Austin’s skyline. Startups skip Boston for Denver’s downtown, where silver boom-era warehouses are transformed into offices. In San …

New York City

Ariana Grande and Big Sean Are Over

They were together just eight months.<p>Both Ariana Grande and Big Sean's reps confirmed to <i>Us Weekly</i> that the pair has split.<p>The reps issued a joint statement: "They both deeply care for each other and remain close friends. We kindly ask that the media respect their wish for privacy regarding this …

Tax Calculator: The federal debt

The federal government must make regular interest payments on the money it has borrowed to finance past deficits – that is, on the national debt held by the public.<p>The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the federal government’s net interest payments on that debt will total $229 billion …

Personal Finance

LinkedIn wants to digitally map the global economy

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- With its agreement to acquire lynda.com, LinkedIn appears to be one step closer to its goal of developing an economic graph …

World Economy

Is the American economy strong enough to pull Canada, too?

April 7: As the Bank of Canada warns of ‘spillover’ from the oil rout, the U.S. delivers a sudden drop in job creation. Plus, a battle for the …

Selena Gomez and Zedd's "I Want You to Know" Video Is Here and It's Even Hotter Than You Imagined

Zeddlena's chemistry is real.<p>Selena Gomez and Zedd have been teasing the music video for "I Want You to Know" for weeks, with steamy BTS Insta snaps, and let's just say it definitely doesn't disappoint. They may not have DTR'd publicly yet, but Zeddlena's chemistry is undeniable in the new vid. Eat …

Ariana Grande kisses Big Sean onstage in Detroit, takes a tumble in Toronto

Ariana Grandehad a busy weekend filled with highs and lows, including PDA, an onstage fall and approval of boyfriend Big Sean's mother.<p>The petite pop star performed during her Honeymoon Tour on Saturday and Sunday and generated a couple of buzzworthy moments.<p>First, in her beau's hometown of …

Seth Meyers

Lily James Claims She Doesn't Get Recognized Much from Downton Abbey

<i>Downtown Abbey</i> star Lily James visited <i>The Late Show</i> on Monday night, where she told host David Letterman, "I very rarely get recognized." Sorry, but …

Downton Abbey

Nearly At "Full Employment"? 10 Reasons Why The Unemployment Numbers Are A Massive Lie

On Friday, we learned that the official “unemployment rate” has fallen to 5.5 percent. <b>Since an unemployment rate of 5 percent is considered to be</b> …

Mainstream Media

Ansel Elgort: I Asked to Sub in for Theo James When Kissing Shailene Woodley in Insurgent

Ansel Elgort has experienced the best of all worlds while sharing the screen with Shailene Woodley – being <i>in</i> love with her in one movie and sharing a …

In Houston, Falling Oil Prices Spark Fears Of Job Cuts Beyond Energy

In recent weeks, the price of gasoline has ticked up but regular unleaded still costs about a dollar less than it did a year ago. That's good for consumers, who have more money to spend. But in Houston, one way or another, the paychecks consumers depend on come from the oil business.<p>The world's …

Oil & Gas Industry

Recipe: Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Line a plate or container with parchment paper and set it aside. Combine the cashews, oats, salt and cinnamon in a food processor. Pulse together …

Dessert

Chipotle Black Bean and Avocado Quesadilla

I think it’s time to come clean about one pregnancy thing I’m not too excited about: preparing freezer meals. It’s not the actual preparation I’m …

Food

20 Mason Jar Salads to Pack for Lunch This Week

Get a load of these layers. Nope, we’re not talking about cakes, but rather something a little less, shall we say… sinful. Right now, we’re all about salads in a jar. Carefully layered in Mason jars, each of these 20 make-ahead creations will still be fresh and crisp as can be come lunchtime. Just …

Healthy Eating

How The Robots Will Take Your Job And Kill The Economy

The basic contract of working hard and getting paid will keep breaking down–and AI will be to blame.<p>Ever since the Industrial Revolution, people have worried about machines taking jobs away from humans. Fears about employment track with every new technology, from the first automated weaving looms …

This Nick Jonas Cover of Kanye West's "Only One" Will End You

This is so unbelievably good.<p>Nick Jonas loved this Kanye West song so much, he had to make his very own version.<p>Nick recently released his takeon Kanye's "Only One" (a song that inspired a very unique video game). Nick's version is completely stripped down and raw, compared to the original. This …

White House report highlights middle-class stagnation

Report says more budget cuts would damage economic growth.<p>The White House is using a new economic report to boost its case for its “middle-class economics” agenda — and to needle Congress about the need to avoid a return to sequestration budget cuts.<p>The annual Economic Report of the President, …

Economics

Consumers might not be up to the job of carrying the U.S. economy

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The U.S. economy is adding jobs at the fastest clip since the end of the last century, but Americans sure aren’t shopping …

U.S. Economy

Watch Alyson Stoner's Killer Dance Tribute to Missy Elliott

You may remember Alyson Stoner as the little girl in the Missy Elliot videos. Well, she has paid homage to the woman who made her famous.<p>Stoner …

Missy Elliott

Taylor Swift's 'Style' Music Video: Shirtless Dude, Eerie Reflections, and Artsy Sexiness

And a crop top, of course.<p>Stop everything: Taylor Swift's newest music video, "Style," is here. Finally—it's been three whole month since we were treated to "Blank Space"and we've been waaaaiting. Anyway, "Style" is different—very different from anything we've seen before from Taylor. It's less …

Overloaded Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Cookie or cake? If I had to choose, I'd call it a cookie. It's a great big fluffy chocolate and peanut butter chip cookie that's baked in a 10-inch …

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies {Gluten-Free}

Salted Caramel Brownies | Skillet Brownie Recipe

Salted Caramel Skillet Brownies<p>We got home from California last night and I am pretty exhausted so this is going to be short and sweet. And when I …

Will Ferrell Can Lip Sync 'Drunk in Love' Better Than Anyone

The Tonight Show's latest lip sync battle was the best we've seen yet.<p>Not to be outdone by the Super Bowl, Jimmy Fallon hosted one of his epic lip sync battles on <i>The Tonight Show</i> last night—featuring the "talents" of Will Ferrell, Fallon, Kevin Hart, <i>and</i> a surprise appearance from Drew Barrymore. …

Will Ferrell

NYC Economy Takes $200 Million Hit From Storm Shutdown

New York City lost an estimated $200 million in economic activity in the fizzled snowstorm and decision to shut down the transit system — a loss that wasn't crippling overall but had the biggest impact on small businesses and hourly workers.<p>Consumers who would have otherwise bought cars or made …

Weather