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Arrest Made in White Powder Hoax

CORPORATE | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
The FBI has arrested a Texas man in connection with hundreds of white powder hoax letters sent to schools, businesses and government offices. Nobody was hurt by any of the mailings but first responders spent thousands of man-hours and millions of dollars.

Rare Tornado Tears Through Boston Area

CORPORATE | Jul 29
Extreme weather conditions continued to pop up across the country, as the Boston-area saw its first tornado since record keeping began in 1950. The same weather system also dumped softball-sized hail in eastern Tennessee, & dumped torrential rain on Ohio.

The Asus Padfone X

Gadget Watch :: PadFone Novel as Phone-Tablet Hybrid

CORPORATE | By Anick Jesdanun | Jul 29
This summer, AsusTek Computer Inc. claims you don't need both a phone and a tablet - as long as you get its new PadFone X. The PadFone works like any other phone and has a screen that measures 5 inches diagonally.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during a campaign rally in West Des Moines, Iowa.

The Sarah Palin Channel Now Online, Just $99.95

CORPORATE | By Frazier Moore | Jul 29
Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" for the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate with her supporters.

People sign up for the Affordable Care Act at Swope Health Services, in Kansas City, Mo.

Varying Health Premium Subsidies Worry Consumers

LEGAL | By Kelli Kennedy | Jul 29
Government officials say consumers who have received different subsidy amounts probably made some mistake entering personal details such as income, age and even ZIP codes. Agents around the country received varying subsidy amounts for the same consumers.

Cops: Dealership Owner Beaten in Bad Car Deal Dies

CORPORATE | Jul 28
Police say a Rhode Island dealership owner who was struck with a two-by-four in a fight over a junk-car deal that went wrong has died. Providence police Maj. David A. Lapatin says I Buy Junk Cars owner Jonathan Stack died Saturday night.

Children look at a 2.7-meter-tall (9-foot) model of a 1998 Godzilla character in a Tokyo auto showroom.

Japanese Fans Speak on the Evolution of 'Godzilla'

CORPORATE | By Yuri Kageyama | Jul 28
Japanese fans want it known: The radiation-breathing, skyscraper-stomping monster they call "Gojira" was born right here in Japan, 60 years ago.

Nancy Reed Morris holds her cell phone while touring the Battle of Atlanta mobile app in Atlanta.

Historic Civil War Battle Sites Have a Mobile App

CORPORATE | Jul 28
This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.

House Votes to Simplify Education Tax Breaks

LEGAL | Jul 28
The House passed a bill Thursday that would simplify a complicated patchwork of tax breaks for higher education but would exclude many graduate students.

PG&E sponsored its first float in this year's LGBT Pride Parade; the utility company recently took first place honors in a competition run by Friendfactor.

Nonprofit Aims for LGBT-Friendly Corporate Workplaces

CORPORATE | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jul 27
A new nonprofit aims to make corporate offices friendlier to LGBT employees by boosting the visibility of straight allies.

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

CORPORATE | By William E. Kelly | Jul 26
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.