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Apple to Split Its Stock

FINANCE | Friday Apr 25, 2014
The tech giant is planning a seven-to-one stock split, and will increase its dividend. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger discusses Apple stock with the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts.

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin participates in the morning session of the National Governor’s Association Winter Meeting in Washington.

Vermont Moves Toward Labeling of GMO Foods

CORPORATE | By Dave Gram, Lisa Rathke | Apr 25
Vermont lawmakers have passed the country’s first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods, underscoring a division between powerful lobbyists for the U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves.

The Sperm Mix-up Mystery

LEGAL | By Brady McCombs | Apr 25
The results of an investigation released Thursday concluded that it may never be known how a convicted felon replaced a patient’s sperm with his own two decades ago and fathered a child, or whether he did the same type of switch with other families.

Dominion Resources Inc. nuclear power station plant manager, Roy Simmons talks about his participation in a wellness program at the plant in Surry, Va. Dominion started offering a $400 premium credit a couple of years ago for employees who agreed to have a health assessment.

Wellness Programs Grow More Popular with Employers

FINANCE | By Catherine Lucey, Tom Murphy | Apr 25
That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow louder with a looming change under the federal health care overhaul.

Brand ambassador Taiwanese actor Kai Ko, left and Amber Kuo step into a Chevrolet Trax urban SUV during the China launch of the car ahead of Auto China 2014 in Beijing, China.

GM Boosting China Production Capacity to 5 Million

CORPORATE | Apr 25
The president of General Motors said Sunday that the company and local partners are boosting production capacity for GM-brand vehicles in China to 5 million.

The Mozilla Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the tech company behind the Firefox browser, looks to move beyond its CEO controversy and is the lead sponsor for the upcoming Bay Area Youth Summit

Mozilla Sponsors Bay Area LGBT Youth Summit

CORPORATE | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 24
The lead sponsor for a Bay Area LGBT youth summit taking place in San Francisco’s gay Castro district next weekend will be the Mozilla Foundation, organizers disclosed to the Bay Area Reporter.

Tech Tips: Add 2nd Layer of Protection Online

CORPORATE | By Anick Jesdanun | Apr 24
If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it’s that passwords don’t offer total protection.

Inside the Craft Beer Revolution

CORPORATE | Apr 24
Over the past five years, the big beer conglomerates, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Miller-Coors, have decreased production by 10 percent. At the same time, craft beer is going through a renaissance.

Grieving Borrowers Told to Repay Student Loan

FINANCE | By Kimberly Hefling | Apr 24
Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.

Women, Minorities Underrepresented in STEM Fields

CORPORATE | Apr 23
A study by U.S. News & World Report finds America is not producing enough workers to keep up with growing STEM (science technology, engineering and mathematics) field.

MoneyWatch :: AT&T Eyes Streaming Video

CORPORATE | Apr 23
AT&T wants to challenge video streaming services like Hulu and Netflix. The company will invest more than $500 million to buy and develop a streaming video brand or website. No specifics have been released yet.