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Todd Torbert, a Verizon cable splicing technician, works to connect the glass fibers to the Verizon FiOS fiber network in Rockville, Md.

Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads to Match Downloads

CORPORATE | By Peter Svensson | Tuesday Jul 22, 2014
Verizon is boosting the upload speeds of nearly all its FiOS connections to match the download speeds, vastly shortening the time it takes for subscribers to send videos and back up their files online.

Albert Shum, who heads interaction design across a range of Microsoft products including personal computer operating systems, Xbox game consoles, and phones.

Microsoft Makes Design Central to Its Future

PERSONAL TECH | By Ryan Nakashima | Jul 22
Microsoft is putting an emphasis on design excellence more than ever - to make its products more competitive with offerings from rivals Apple, Google, and Amazon and to prod its hardware making partners to dream up new, more innovative devices.

Outfits from 2012 "Met Gala" and 2011 "Run the World (Girls)" are shown in a new exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

Beyonce Fashion Exhibit to Premier at Rock Hall of Fame

CELEBRITIES | By Mesfin Fekadu | Jul 22
A fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers.

Shawarma Grill House in Copenhagen.

Go for the Food: Shwarma in Copenhagen

FOOD/DRINK | By Amir Bibawy | Jul 22
Don't tell the folks over at avant-garde eateries Noma and Geranium, but for many visitors to Denmark's capital, the biggest culinary sensation isn't Nordic fusion.

The Giving Pledge: A New Club for Billionaires

CORPORATE | Jul 21
Membership comes with just two requirements: You must be worth at least a billion dollars and be willing to give half of that away. Charlie Rose reports.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Impact on International Travel

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 21
The downing of Malaysia Flight 17 is creating extraordinary questions for Malaysia Airlines and all of commercial aviation. CBS travel editor Peter Greenberg discusses how the airline industry's response could mean longer and more expensive flights.

House Passes Tax Breaks to Boost Charitable Giving

FINANCE | By Stephen Ohlemacher | Jul 21
The House passed a package of tax breaks designed to boost charitable donations by seniors, private foundations and procrastinators. One provision provides tax breaks to people over 70 who make donations from their individual retirement accounts.

Verizon Launches Rewards Program with Tracking

PERSONAL TECH | By Peter Svensson | Jul 21
Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked.

Army Intelligence System Pulled from Key Test

SCIENCE | By Ken Dilanian | Jul 21
Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system.

Jill Sweeny

Ind. Woman Says She was Booted From Waterpark Over Sexuality, Swimwear

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 21
A woman from Indiana claims she was kicked out of a Michigan waterpark on July 9 because she is a lesbian and because she was wearing men's swimming trunks.

ACLU Objects to Full Court Hearing Wis. Gay Marriage Case

NATIONAL | Jul 21
Gay couples challenging Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriages are objecting to the state's request that the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals hear arguments in the case.