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McDonald's CEO 'Under Siege' At Home And Abroad

By Lisa Baertlein<p>Aug 3 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp CEO Don Thompson sure could use a break.<p>The head of the world's biggest restaurant chain, who for much of his two years at the helm has been battling to spark sales growth in the United States and Europe, got battered by headline-grabbing bad news …

The Frackers

• <b>Author:</b> Gregory Zuckerman<p><b>“A lively, exciting, and definitely thought-provoking book.” —Booklist</b><p>Things looked grim for American energy in 2006, but a handful of wildcatters were determined to tap massive deposits of oil and gas that giants like Exxon and Chevron had ignored. They risked everything …

Man Dies, 20 Hospitalized at Mad Decent Block Party

A man attending the Mad Decent Block Party at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. has died, CBS DC reports (via Consequence of Sound). Tyler Fox Viscardi, a 20-year-old man from Raleigh, N.C. was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His death is reportedly …

Goldman mortgage deal with federal agency could reach $1.25 billion: source

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A deal to resolve a U.S. regulator’s claims against Goldman Sachs Group Inc over mortgage-backed securities sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac leading up to the financial crisis could cost the bank between $800 million and $1.25 billion, according to a person familiar with the …

Tech Giants Make Net Neutrality Case As Deadline Nears

It's not just comedian John Oliver coming out against cable companies to support net neutrality. The world's largest Internet companies — Google, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon and others — have officially chimed in, filing comments Monday to the Federal Communications Commission, which oversees …

Think Like a Freak

• <b>Author:</b> Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner<p>The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics changed the way we see the world, exposing the hidden side of just about everything. Then came SuperFreakonomics, a documentary film, an award-winning podcast, and more.<p>Now, with Think Like a Freak, Steven D. …

Facebook’s Internal Diversity Numbers Look The Same As Everyone Else’s

Like Google and Yahoo, Facebook has published internal diversity figures for the first time in company history.<p>“Research also shows that diverse teams are better at solving complex problems and enjoy more dynamic workplaces,” writes Maxine Williams, Facebook’s global head of diversity. “So at …

Pope Francis Excommunicates the Calabrese Mafia

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Deviating from prepared remarks at a mass in southern Italy, Pope Francis threw the ultimate …

American Apparel's Founder Is Out, Tailed By Reports Of Misconduct

The board of American Apparel has voted to removed the company's founder and CEO, Dov Charney, from his leadership positions. The decision follows allegations of sexual misconduct against Charney.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>From NPR News this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA …

Bailout

• <b>Author:</b> Neil Barofsky<p><b>In this riveting account of the mishandling of the TARP bailout fund, a former federal prosecutor offers behind-the-scenes proof of the corrupt ways Washington officials serve the interests of Wall Street.</b><p>In this bracing, page-turning account of his stranger-than-fiction …

The Prize

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel Yergin<p>Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by <i>Business Week</i> and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize–winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been extensively updated to address the current energy crisis.<p>Dec 02, 1991 …

Washington Redskins' Trademark Registrations Cancelled

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has revoked the trademark of the NFL's Washington Redskins, after ruling in a case brought by five Native Americans who say the name disparages them. While the decision could have wide repercussions, it does not require the team to change its name. It is also …

The New Tycoons

• <b>Author:</b> Jason Kelly<p><b>Inside the Trillion Dollar Industry That Owns Everything</b><p>What do Dunkin' Donuts, J. Crew, Toys "R" Us, and Burger King have in common? They are all currently or just recently were owned, operated, and controlled by private equity firms. <i>The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar</i> …

A Bazillionaire's Guide to Stress Relief

I'd like to start by making a confession: It's never been easy being me.<p>Managing billions of dollars of other people's money, and countless millions …

The Secret World of Oil

• <b>Author:</b> Ken Silverstein<p>The oil industry provides the lifeblood of modern civilization, and bestselling books have been written about the industry and even individual companies in it, like ExxonMobil. But the modern oil industry is an amazingly shady meeting ground of fixers, gangsters, dictators, …

Watch Dave Chappelle Give His First Late Show Interview In 10 Years, Open Up About Leaving ‘Chappelle’s Show’

In 2005, Dave Chappelle famously turned down $50 million to continue working on his enormously popular — and incredibly influential — Comedy Central …

Streaming the World Cup

All 64 matches of the World Cup will be broadcast live in English on ABC (10 games, including the final), ESPN (43)and ESPN2 (11) or in Spanish on Univision. <b>Read the full TV schedule here.</b> All matches are listed in Eastern time.<p>But what if you’re not in front of a TV? Read on. (And don’t forget to …

Google Drive Partners With + Pool

Last summer, +Pool, a project to construct a floating swimming pool in the middle of New York City's East River, raised more than $273,000 on Kickstarter.<p>When complete, +Pool will give New Yorkers a clean place to swim, with a natural filtration system that could clean up to half a million gallons …

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House Majority Leader Cantor defeated in primary

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In an upset for the ages, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-most powerful man in the House, was dethroned …

The Presidents Club

• <b>Author:</b> Nancy Gibbs & Michael Duffy<p>The Presidents Club, established at Dwight Eisenhower’s inauguration by Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover, is a complicated place: its members are bound forever by the experience of the Oval Office and yet are eternal rivals for history’s favor. Among their secrets: …

Tyler, the Creator Makes Fun of Rap Videos With "I Just Bought a Bugatti (I'm Happy)" Featuring IceJJFish

17 Things You Learn From Growing Up In The South

A childhood in the south is an interesting thing. It provides a very clear picture of the kind of America most northerners make fun of, but often …

Young Money

• <b>Author:</b> Kevin Roose<p><b>Becoming a young Wall Street banker is like pledging the world's most lucrative and soul-crushing fraternity.</b><p>Every year, thousands of eager college graduates are hired by the world's financial giants, where they're taught the secrets of making obscene amounts of money-- as well …

The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government

• <b>Author:</b> Philip K. Howard<p>The secret to good government is a question no one in Washington is asking: “What’s the right thing to do?”<br>What’s wrong in Washington is deeper than you think.<br>Yes, there’s gridlock, polarization, and self-dealing. But hidden underneath is something bigger and more …

What you need to know about Apple's 7-1 stock split today

Apple finally implemented its long-planned 7-for-1 stock split over the weekend, which means it began trading at a new price this morning: about $92.70, instead of the $645.54 it closed at on Friday.<p>Huge bargain! Rush out and buy as much AAPL as you can before the price goes up again! Right?<p>Wrong. …

NCAA To Pay Athletes $20 Million in Dispute Over Video Game Images

The NCAA said it reached a settlement Monday to pay $20 million to former and current student-athletes who claim the organization used the their …

Sony Announces Its Apple TV Killer, PlayStation TV

The company announced it will release the PlayStation TV for $99 in the US and Canada this fall during its E3 conference.<p>Users will be able to play a variety of PS3, PlayStation One, and PSP classic games through Sony's streaming game service PlayStation Now. PlayStation TV owners will also have …

77-year-old trader: How I made a lot of money

Paul Glandorf rattles off stock ticker symbols the way most people talk about popular TV shows and music.<p>At age 77, he is anything but a stereotypical Wall Street trader. He lives in Ohio and prefers casual "retiree clothing." (He put on a tie for this photo.) But his returns would make many top …