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Indy Officials Seek New Ways to Attract Fans

CORPORATE | By Michael Marot | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles keeps looking for ways to fill seats. He has a full weekend of NASCAR and sports car races leading up to the Brickyard 400. He's kept motorcycles on the summer schedule at Indy and added races.

Asana co-founders Justin Rosenstein, right, and Dustin Moskovitz, right, at the company's headquarters in San Francisco.

Escaping Email: Inspired Vision or Hallucination?

CORPORATE | By Michael Liedtke | Jul 31
Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email. The entrepreneur has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago.

China Investigating Microsoft in Monopoly Case

CORPORATE | By Joe McDonald | Jul 30
China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies.

T-Mobile Deal Helps Rhapsody Hit 2M Paying Subs

CORPORATE | Jul 30
Rhapsody International Inc. said Tuesday its partnership with T-Mobile US Inc. has helped boost its number of paying subscribers to more than 2 million, up from 1.7 million in April.

FAA Aims to Hit Southwest Airlines with Massive Fine

CORPORATE | Jul 30
The Federal Aviation Authority proposed a $12 million fine for safety violations committed by Southwest Airlines. The FAA claims that Southwest allowed 44 of their 737s to return to the air without getting FAA approval. Jeff Pegues reports.

A worker assembles a vehicle on an assembly line at Ford factory in Chongqing, China.

US Companies Increasingly Fish for Growth Overseas

CORPORATE | By Michael Liedtke | Jul 30
Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters and century-old companies such as Ford Motor Co. are hoping to make more money in countries including China and India.

Trulia Kindle Fire .

Zillow Buying Trulia to Build Real Estate Titan

CORPORATE | By Mae Anderson | Jul 30
Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining. Real estate website operator Zillow Inc. is buying its rival in a $3.5 billion deal that will make the biggest player in the online real estate information market.

Arrest Made in White Powder Hoax

CORPORATE | Jul 29
The FBI has arrested a Texas man in connection with hundreds of white powder hoax letters sent to schools, businesses and government offices. Nobody was hurt by any of the mailings but first responders spent thousands of man-hours and millions of dollars.

Rare Tornado Tears Through Boston Area

CORPORATE | Jul 29
Extreme weather conditions continued to pop up across the country, as the Boston-area saw its first tornado since record keeping began in 1950. The same weather system also dumped softball-sized hail in eastern Tennessee, & dumped torrential rain on Ohio.

The Asus Padfone X

Gadget Watch :: PadFone Novel as Phone-Tablet Hybrid

CORPORATE | By Anick Jesdanun | Jul 29
This summer, AsusTek Computer Inc. claims you don't need both a phone and a tablet - as long as you get its new PadFone X. The PadFone works like any other phone and has a screen that measures 5 inches diagonally.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during a campaign rally in West Des Moines, Iowa.

The Sarah Palin Channel Now Online, Just $99.95

CORPORATE | By Frazier Moore | Jul 29
Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" for the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate with her supporters.