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  • Mandalay Bay expo center getting $66M expansion

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas announced a $66 million expansion project that will boost its convention center from the seventh-largest to the fifth-largest in the United States. Hotel officials said Thursday that the 350,000 square feet of new exhibit space...

  • Tesla's Musk paid $70,000 in 2013

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was paid just under $70,000 in 2013. But he could be in line for much, much more. According to a Tesla filing with regulators Thursday, Musk made a base salary of $33,280 in 2013. That was the minimum he was required to make under California...

  • Google, Apple settle high-tech workers' lawsuit

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another. The agreement announced Thursday averts a...

  • Postal workers' unions protest Staples program

    Updated: 26 min ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Postal workers in cities big and small protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service's pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees. Rallies were planned at 50 locations in 27 states. In...

  • United loses money; other airlines post 1Q profits

    Updated: 28 min ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Even with the turbulence of severe winter storms and stubbornly high fuel prices, many of the major airlines are cruising and their stock prices are soaring. Mergers have reduced competition and made it easier for the airlines to limit the supply of seats and raise...

  • Netflix joining lineup of 3 US cable-TV services

    Updated: 28 min ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's Internet video service is about to join the programming lineup of three small cable-TV providers in the U.S., a breakthrough that acknowledges the growing popularity of online entertainment. The agreements with Atlantic Broadband, RCN Telecom Services...

  • Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

    Updated: 42 min ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry....

  • Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders Thursday after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery. Republican politicians from...

  • Defense contractor accused of selling phony parts

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new indictment accuses a Coos Bay, Ore., defense contractor of defrauding the military of $10.5 million by supplying phony truck and helicopter parts. The indictment was filed last week in U.S. District Court in Portland against Harold Ray Bettencourt, his...

  • FDA backs off animal feed rule affecting brewers

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it will revise proposed livestock feed rules after hearing objections about the potential cost from brewers who sell grain leftover from making beer to ranchers and dairy farmers. Beer makers big and small feared...

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