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Qualcomm to Pay $19.5M to Settle Gender Discrimination Suit

CORPORATE | By Julie Watson | Jul 28
Qualcomm agreed Tuesday to pay $19.5 million to settle a gender discrimination class-action lawsuit alleging women were denied equal pay and job opportunities to their male counterparts at the tech giant.

As iPhone Sale Sag, Apple Touts Apps and Services Instead

CORPORATE | By Brandon Bailey | Jul 28
You can expect to hear a lot more from Apple about the virtues of mobile apps and online services in coming months. And for good reason: They're just about the only part of Apple's business that's growing right now.

Farewell to VCRs: Japanese Maker to Shelve Once-Hit Product

PERSONAL TECH | By Yuri Kageyama | Jul 28
A company spokesman, who requested anonymity citing company practice, confirmed Monday that production will end sometime this month, although he would not give a date.

Officer Denied Service at Restaurant Outside DC

CORPORATE | Jul 27
A police department outside Washington says an officer was denied service at a local Noodles & Company restaurant.

Former Oregon Lumber Town Rides Digital Wave to A Comeback

CORPORATE | By Andrew Selsky | Jul 27
It was not long ago that Crook County had five major lumber mills. Timber was king, and the rural Oregon county was the nation's top producer of ponderosa lumber.

Judge Set to Decide on $15B Volkswagen Settlement

AUTO NEWS | By Sudhin Thanawala | Jul 26
A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal faced a critical test, as a federal judge decided whether to grant it preliminary approval.

ABLE Accounts Help People with Disabilities Save

FINANCE | By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Jul 26
A new type of savings account is on the scene, designed specifically for people with disabilities: ABLE accounts.

Support Grows Among Americans for Stricter Gun Laws

LEGAL | By Lisa Marie Pane and Ryan J. Foley | Jul 26
Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon.

Desperately Seeking Drivers, Uber and Lyft Offer Car Options

CORPORATE | By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Jul 25
No car? No problem for ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft. These companies are offering rentals, leases and financing deals aimed at getting more drivers on the road.

Second Former Ole Miss Student Sentenced in Statue Vandalism

CORPORATE | Jul 24
A former University of Mississippi student was sentenced Thursday to a year's probation plus 50 hours of community service for placing a noose on the statue of the school's first black student.

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