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Big, Capable Luxury Defines GMC SUV

CORPORATE | By Ann M. Job | Friday Oct 31, 2014
The full-size, 2015 GMC Yukon Denali is a no-excuses sport utility vehicle that's both capable and pampering. The fuel-thirsty SUV - updated this year with more luxury features, a more powerful engine and new styling.

Microsoft Unveils Fitness Gadget, Health Tracking

CORPORATE | By Anick Jesdanun | Oct 31
Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pays for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices.

A Look at Apple CEO's Coming Out

CORPORATE | By Mae Anderson | Oct 31
Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes.

Small Business Divided Over Minimum Wage Votes

LEGAL | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Oct 30
Some small business owners say raising the minimum wage will pressure their companies, forcing them to cut employees' hours or jobs. Others say it's the right thing to do for workers and the economy.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Apple Pay a Success

CORPORATE | By Brandon Bailey | Oct 30
Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system.

Lewis: Basic Structure of Stock Market is "Insane"

LEGAL | Oct 30
Michael Lewis, author of "Liar's Poker" and "Moneyball," says it's shocking how investors understand so little about how the stock market works.

Apple's Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to be Gay'

CORPORATE | Oct 30
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay.

'Drag Race' Stars Featured in Starbucks's 1st LGBT-Friendly Ad

CORPORATE | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 30
"Drag Race" stars Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano are featured in Starbucks' first LGBT-friendly commercial.

Judge Tosses Ex-Dictator's Suit Against Activision

LEGAL | By Anthony McCartney | Oct 29
Disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega's lawsuit over his inclusion in a 2012 "Call of Duty" video game has been dismissed by a judge who determined the game's use of his likeness is protected by the First Amendment.

Google Working on Pill that Searches for Illnesses

CORPORATE | By Brandon Bailey | Oct 29
Google is working on a cancer-detecting pill in its latest effort to push the boundaries of technology.

Obama Taking Action to Push Manufacturing

CORPORATE | By Jim Kuhnhenn | Oct 28
President Barack Obama on Monday expanded his push for increased manufacturing in the United States by directing federal money toward new technologies, apprenticeship programs and competitions designed to assist small manufacturers.