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Uber Hires Former Obama Adviser

CORPORATE | By Mae Anderson | Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire. The taxi-alternative service is hiring a former White House adviser to lead its campaign for acceptance in the 170 cities around the world where it operates.

So You Want to See Your Cartoon In 'The New Yorker?'

CORPORATE | Aug 18
New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff lets 60 Minutes cameras into the weekly process of picking the magazine's famous cartoons. Morley Safer reports.

Fort Lauderdale Wins Bid to Host 2015 NGLCC Conference

CORPORATE | Aug 16
Mark your calendars! The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) has chosen Fort Lauderdale as the host city for the 2015 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference.

App to Hail Taxis, Limos Launches in Las Vegas

CORPORATE | By Michelle Rindels | Aug 16
Las Vegas visitors can now hail a ride from a taxi or limo company using their smartphone, even if they can't use the popular ridesharing apps available in many other U.S. cities.

Mitchell Tartt, of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, trains to take 360-degree panoramas of the corals off the coast of Islamorada, Fla.

'Street View' Goes Undersea to Map Reefs, Wonders

CORPORATE | By Jennifer Kay | Aug 15
It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and other underwater wonders.

Sign for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint mobile phones at a Best Buy store in San Francisco.

Tech Tips :: Considerations When Phone Contracts End

CORPORATE | By Anick Jesdanun | Aug 15
As my two-year contract with Verizon came to an end last month, I had to resist the company's various promotions and discounts. Whether or not you're still on an unlimited plan, you'll have similar things to consider when your phone contract expires.

BMW M235i is unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

M235i Revives Classic BMW Memories

CORPORATE | By Ann M. Job | Aug 15
The 2014 BMW M235i is the best temptation yet for American car buyers to get back into sporty, two-door coupes. The agile, turbocharged, rear-wheel drive M235i is downright fun to drive and relatively affordable.

The Top iPhone and iPad Apps on App Store

CORPORATE | Aug 15
App Store Official Charts for the week ending August 11, 2014 -- Top iPhone Apps and Top iPad Apps.

Syracuse Professor Grows 40 Fruits on One Tree

CORPORATE | Aug 15
Sam Van Aken, an art professor at Syracuse University, grafted the tree over nine years into something of biblical proportions. The "Tree of 40 Fruits" contains peaches, plums, nectarines and apricots, all of which are readily edible. Jeff Glor reports.

'The And' Displays Couples' Complicated Truths

CORPORATE | Aug 15
The upcoming interactive documentary asks 30 couples of all ages, backgrounds and genders to be honest about sex, money, power and more. For more, visit www.theand.us.

Triclosan, in Toothpaste and Soap, a Health Hazard?

CORPORATE | Aug 14
New concerns are being raised about the health hazards of triclosan. CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" from Los Angeles to discuss the risks.