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Providing Living Wage Jobs: It's Not Rocket Science... Is It?

CORPORATE | By William E. Kelly | Saturday Jul 26, 2014
As a civilization based on common and basic needs, there must be realistic compromise as to who is responsible, as well as when and how those responsibilities are met.

Sherilyn Adams, center, executive director of Larkin Street Youth Services, makes a point during a panel discussion on the myth of gay affluence. She was joined on the panel by Bevan Dufty, left, director of the city's Housing Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement office, and Gary J. Gates, Ph.D., Williams Distinguished Scholar, the Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law.

Panel Debunks Stereotype of LGBT Affluence

FINANCE | By Jim E. Winburn | Jul 26
The myth of gay affluence serves as a harmful exaggeration, according to speakers of a recent Horizons Foundation panel discussion hosted at Merrill Lynch Private Bank.

A woman dressed as the character Katniss Everdeen from the movie, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," poses in front of Comic-Con in San Diego.

Comic-Con Gets First Look at 'Mockingjay' Trailer

CORPORATE | Jul 25
The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series made is making its premiere at Comic-Con. Fans gathered Friday at the Capitol Gallery in downtown San Diego.

Amazon Worker Piloted Drone Around Space Needle

LEGAL | Jul 25
Police say an out-of-town Amazon employee was the operator behind a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week.

A home for sale in Alameda, Calif.

Average US 30-year Mortgage Rate at 4.13 Pct.

FINANCE | Jul 25
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates were stable to slightly higher this week, remaining near their lows for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average for a 30-year loan was 4.13 percent, unchanged from last week.

European Sanctions Against Russia May Be Torpedoed

LEGAL | Jul 25
As Britain pushes for tougher sanctions against Russia, multiple European countries are only expressing lukewarm support. Nations like France and Germany may be reluctant to take a hardline against Russia because of business interests.

Ambassador Discusses Inspirational Hashtag

LEGAL | Jul 25
Ambassador Riyad Mansour, the permanent observer of Palestine to the United Nations, shared his thoughts on the #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies social media campaign with CBS News' Pamela Falk.

2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid

Accord's Latest is Most Fuel Efficient

CORPORATE | By Ann M. Job | Jul 25
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid sedan doesn't amaze and daze with its mainstream looks, nice cloth seats and pleasant ride. Its "wow" factor is, simply, how few times a driver may need to stop at a gasoline station in a year.

An auto worker inspects finished SUVs coming off the assembly line at the General Motors auto plant in Arlington, Texas.

GM Profit 2Q Falls 85 Pct. on Recall Costs

CORPORATE | Jul 24
Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes.

FAA Cancels Flights to Tel Aviv

Jul 24
After a rocket fired from Gaza slammed into the neighborhood near the Ben Gurion airport, airlines rushed to get their planes out of harm's way. The FAA warned of a "potentially hazardous situation...created by the armed conflict in Israel and Gaza."

Airbnb Rep Asks Host to Take Down Homoerotic Pic

CORPORATE | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 24
A staffer with the popular service Airbnb is making headlines this week after asking a New York City party planner to remove a homoerotic photo from his listing even though she found the image "captivating."