Business Briefs: GM, Uber and Lyft, Walgreens

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The top company in the world for gender equality in the workplace is General Motors. The company earned high marks because of the number of females in leadership roles including the CEO and CFO. At the time of the study, GM also had an equal number of males and females on its board. The company was also found to have no company-wide gender pay gap, says Cheddar.

Uber and Lyft want to make sure you can get to the polls on Nov. 6. Uber says it will be adding a button to the app that helps people locate and book rides to their polling location. Lyft says it will have a similar feature. Both companies are also in partnership with various "Get Out the Vote" organizations to offer free and discounted rides to the polls on Election Day.

Walgreens wants to upgrade the beauty aisle. The company says it has purchased a minority stake in the digital subscription beauty company Birchbox. It's a move by Walgreens to offer better quality items and improve the in-store experience, as it continues to compete with online retailers like Amazon. The new products will be tested in several markets before launching nationwide. 

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