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Senators Ask Obama to Name Highway Safety Chief

CORPORATE | Thursday Sep 18, 2014
Two senators are calling on the White House to hire a permanent chief of the agency that keeps the nation's roadways safe.

House Panel: Safety Agency Mishandled GM Recall

CORPORATE | By Joan Lowy, Tom Krisher | Sep 18
A House committee has determined that the government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem.

Brody Clark, 4, of Paducah, Ky., receives a Christmas treat from Jeinine Searcy while his family shops around The Chocolate Factory during Small Business Saturday in Paducah, Ky.

5 Things Small Businesses Need to Know this Fall

CORPORATE | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Sep 18
What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet Security and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months.

NASA's Maven, short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, with a capital "N'' in EvolutioN, atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

NASA's Maven Spacecraft Reaches Mars this Weekend

CORPORATE | By Marcia Dunn | Sep 18
This weekend, NASA's Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet following a 10-month journey spanning 442 million miles. If all goes well, the robotic explorer will hit the brakes and slip into Martian orbit Sunday night.

Is the Way We Pay for Things Changing?

CORPORATE | Sep 18
A new study by Bankrate says 63 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 29 don't have a credit card. But debit cards are the payment tool of choice. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger explains what's behind this trend.

Artist Turns D.C.'s National Mall Into Massive Portrait

CORPORATE | Sep 18
Change is underway as artist Jorge Rodriguez Gerada transforms the iconic landscape of the National Mall into a face. Julianna Goldman reports on the artist's vision.

Myles Griffin, 74, poses for a photograph in front of his home in Philadelphia.

Once-Troubled Reverse Mortgages Poised for Rebound

FINANCE | By Hope Yen | Sep 18
Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions.

Taxi Group Seeks to Stop Uber, Lyft in New Mexico

CORPORATE | Sep 17
A group of taxi and limousine operators has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop ride-sharing services from operating in New Mexico. The Public Regulation Commission which regulates taxis and limos previously ruled that Lyft and Uber were in violation of stat

Online Sleuths Aid Probe into Gay Couple's Beating

CORPORATE | By Maryclaire Dale | Sep 17
Philadelphia police searching for a group of people suspected in the beating of a gay couple got an outpouring of help from Twitter and Facebook users, who located a photo of the young men and women at a restaurant and helped match names to faces.

Drag Queens Dress Down Facebook Over Names

CORPORATE | By Barbara Ortutay | Sep 17
San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina.

Wells Fargo Pays $290,000 in Sex Harassment Case

CORPORATE | Sep 17
Wells Fargo Bank has agreed to pay $290,000 to four tellers in Nevada to settle a same-sex sexual harassment case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.