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2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid

Accord's Latest is Most Fuel Efficient

CORPORATE | By Ann M. Job | Friday Jul 25, 2014
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.

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."

Opera for Broadway-Lovers?

CORPORATE | Jul 24
Director Michael Mayer adds Broadway flair to the Metropolitan Opera's production of "Rigoletto"

Exxon Mobil Says It'll Follow New Anti-Bias Rules

CORPORATE | Jul 23
Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.

Reinventing Opera at the Met

CORPORATE | Jul 23
Bob Simon reports on the Metropolitan Opera's mission: to make opera as popular -- and populist -- as it once was.

Microsoft 4Q Earnings Hurt by Nokia Acquisition

CORPORATE | Jul 23
Microsoft Corp. reported fourth-quarter earnings that took a hit from the Nokia devices business that it bought in April, but the company said growth in Internet-based computing services to businesses boosted results.

LinkedIn to Buy Ad Tech Company Bizo for $175M

CORPORATE | By Michael Cox | Jul 23
LinkedIn Corp. is spending $175 million to buy Bizo, a provider of advertising technology and measurement services aimed at professionals. LinkedIn said that it is paying 90 percent in cash and the rest in stock for San Francisco-based Bizo.

Apple's Fiscal 3Q Earnings Top Analyst Forecasts

CORPORATE | Jul 23
Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.

2014 Land Rover LR4

LR4 is Updated for Fuel Efficiency

CORPORATE | By Ann M. Job | Jul 23
Land Rover's capable and rugged LR4 mid-size sport utility vehicle is more fuel efficient for 2014 and has refreshed exterior front styling and new standard features such as rearview camera.

Todd Torbert, a Verizon cable splicing technician, works to connect the glass fibers to the Verizon FiOS fiber network in Rockville, Md.

Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads to Match Downloads

CORPORATE | By Peter Svensson | Jul 22
Verizon is boosting the upload speeds of nearly all its FiOS connections to match the download speeds, vastly shortening the time it takes for subscribers to send videos and back up their files online.