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Senators Ask Obama to Name Highway Safety Chief

TIPS & ADVICE | Thursday Sep 18, 2014
Two senators are calling on the White House to hire a permanent chief of the agency that keeps the nation's roadways safe.

House Panel: Safety Agency Mishandled GM Recall

AUTO NEWS | By Joan Lowy, Tom Krisher | Sep 18
A House committee has determined that the government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem.

Brody Clark, 4, of Paducah, Ky., receives a Christmas treat from Jeinine Searcy while his family shops around The Chocolate Factory during Small Business Saturday in Paducah, Ky.

5 Things Small Businesses Need to Know this Fall

PERSONAL TECH | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Sep 18
What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet Security and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months.

NASA's Maven, short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, with a capital "N'' in EvolutioN, atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

NASA's Maven Spacecraft Reaches Mars this Weekend

CORPORATE | By Marcia Dunn | Sep 18
This weekend, NASA's Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet following a 10-month journey spanning 442 million miles. If all goes well, the robotic explorer will hit the brakes and slip into Martian orbit Sunday night.

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2015 collection.

The Best of New York Fashion Week

FASHION | Sep 18
Wondering how some of the most prominent fashion designers fared at New York Fashion Week? Here's a look at the spring collections of some of the best-known names.

Go for the Food: Vermont's Beer Run

By J.M. Hirsch | Sep 18
Looking for the ultimate beer journey? Seek out Heady Topper, a double IPA by The Alchemist Brewery in Vermont. While you're at it, discover other breweries and food artisans in the Green Mountain State.

Is the Way We Pay for Things Changing?

PERSONAL TECH | Sep 18
A new study by Bankrate says 63 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 29 don't have a credit card. But debit cards are the payment tool of choice. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger explains what's behind this trend.

Artist Turns D.C.'s National Mall Into Massive Portrait

FINE ARTS | Sep 18
Change is underway as artist Jorge Rodriguez Gerada transforms the iconic landscape of the National Mall into a face. Julianna Goldman reports on the artist's vision.

Myles Griffin, 74, poses for a photograph in front of his home in Philadelphia.

Once-Troubled Reverse Mortgages Poised for Rebound

REAL ESTATE | By Hope Yen | Sep 18
Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions.

Taxi Group Seeks to Stop Uber, Lyft in New Mexico

A group of taxi and limousine operators has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop ride-sharing services from operating in New Mexico. The Public Regulation Commission which regulates taxis and limos previously ruled that Lyft and Uber were in violation of stat

Online Sleuths Aid Probe into Gay Couple's Beating

CORPORATE | By Maryclaire Dale | Sep 17
Philadelphia police searching for a group of people suspected in the beating of a gay couple got an outpouring of help from Twitter and Facebook users, who located a photo of the young men and women at a restaurant and helped match names to faces.