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Iceland Volcano Eruption Threatens Europe's Airspace

CORPORATE | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
Authorities in Iceland are warning the airline industry about a possible volcanic eruption that could send ash spewing into the sky - and into the path of planes. CBS News' Alphonso Van Marsh reports.

Mapping the World's Coral Reefs like Never Before

CORPORATE | Aug 21
Jeff Glor tells us about a battle to save the world's coral reefs, waged by scientists and explorers armed with some very special cameras.

A power tower at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System near Primm, Nev.

Emerging Solar Plants Scorch Birds in Mid-Air

CORPORATE | By Ellen Knickmeyer, John Locher | Aug 21
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.

Apple and Amazon have ways to encourage you to buy more of their products: Offer bonus features that work only with gadgets from the same company.

A Closer Look: Do More with Companion Devices

CORPORATE | By Anick Jesdanun | Aug 21
Apple has ways of encouraging you to buy more of its products: It offers bonus features on devices like the iPhone and iPad that work only when paired with other Apple gadgets. Amazon does it, too.

Uber Hires Former Obama Adviser

CORPORATE | By Mae Anderson | Aug 20
Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire. The taxi-alternative service is hiring a former White House adviser to lead its campaign for acceptance in the 170 cities around the world where it operates.

So You Want to See Your Cartoon In 'The New Yorker?'

CORPORATE | Aug 18
New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff lets 60 Minutes cameras into the weekly process of picking the magazine's famous cartoons. Morley Safer reports.

Fort Lauderdale Wins Bid to Host 2015 NGLCC Conference

CORPORATE | Aug 16
Mark your calendars! The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) has chosen Fort Lauderdale as the host city for the 2015 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference.

App to Hail Taxis, Limos Launches in Las Vegas

CORPORATE | By Michelle Rindels | Aug 16
Las Vegas visitors can now hail a ride from a taxi or limo company using their smartphone, even if they can't use the popular ridesharing apps available in many other U.S. cities.

Mitchell Tartt, of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, trains to take 360-degree panoramas of the corals off the coast of Islamorada, Fla.

'Street View' Goes Undersea to Map Reefs, Wonders

CORPORATE | By Jennifer Kay | Aug 15
It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and other underwater wonders.

Sign for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint mobile phones at a Best Buy store in San Francisco.

Tech Tips :: Considerations When Phone Contracts End

CORPORATE | By Anick Jesdanun | Aug 15
As my two-year contract with Verizon came to an end last month, I had to resist the company's various promotions and discounts. Whether or not you're still on an unlimited plan, you'll have similar things to consider when your phone contract expires.

BMW M235i is unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

M235i Revives Classic BMW Memories

CORPORATE | By Ann M. Job | Aug 15
The 2014 BMW M235i is the best temptation yet for American car buyers to get back into sporty, two-door coupes. The agile, turbocharged, rear-wheel drive M235i is downright fun to drive and relatively affordable.