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Cops: Dealership Owner Beaten in Bad Car Deal Dies

CORPORATE | Monday Jul 28, 2014
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.

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.