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Las Vegas • Traveling about 55 miles per hour on a Nevada highway, the big rig’s driver looked like The Thinker, with his elbow on the arm rest and his hand on his chin. No hands on the steering wheel, …

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  • FILE -  In this Thursday, April 16, 2015 file photograph, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers a question about teacher pensions from Steve Panagiltou, of Waldwick, N.J., during a town hall meeting in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. On Thursday, May 6, 2015, New Jersey’s state Supreme Court will take arguments on whether Gov. Chris Christie’s administration _ and taxpayers _ should be required to make nearly $1.6 billion more in contributions to the pension funds for public workers. (AP Photo/Mel Evans,file)  Government powers at issue in pension case
    Trenton, N.J. • New Jersey’s top court weighed the budget repercussions of ruling on a pension dispute between Gov. Chris Christie and public workers’...
    Updated May 06 2015 05:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this June 5, 2014 file photo, a worker rides a bike on Google's campus in Mountain View, Calif. Google, Yahoo and other major technology companies are far more inclined to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote them to become managers or executives, according to a study released Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) Study: Tech firms bypass Asians for exec jobs
    San Francisco • Google, Yahoo and other major technology companies are far more inclined to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote them t...
    Updated May 06 2015 05:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Cablevision CEO wants New York cable deal
    Chicago • The CEO of Cablevision said he wants deals with New York cable operators. Cablevision Systems Corp. is focused in the greater New York City ...
    Updated May 06 2015 05:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Treasury to expand its checking account
    Washington • The federal government, concerned about possible financial market disruptions from events such as cyberattacks, has decided to more than ...
    Updated May 06 2015 05:15 pm   |     |   Share


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  • FILE - This April 7, 2015 file photo shows the Tesla logo on the new Tesla Model S 70D during a test drive in Detroit. Electric car maker Tesla Motors reports quarterly financial results on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) Tesla beats forecasts on record quarterly sales
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  • Report: Not all IRS workers pay their taxes
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  • Intel CEO Brian Krzanich left, stands beside Rev. Jesse Jackson prior to speaking at the PUSHTech2020 Summit Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in San Francisco. Jackson and his Rainbow Push organization are holding the summit as part of a year-old campaign to pressure tech companies into hiring and promoting more minorities and women. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Jackson pressures Silicon Valley to diversify
    San Francisco • Jesse Jackson renewed his call Wednesday for the technology industry to make workforce diversity as high a priority as product innovat...
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  • FILE - In this April 22, 2008 file photo, a natural gas well pad sits in front of the Roan Plateau near the Colorado mountain community of Rifle, Colo. Federal officials sold oil and natural gas leases on nearly 55,000 acres of federal land on the Roan Plateau but development will not occur immediately because of protests of the leases. Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a congressional investigation has found. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) GAO: Natural-gas waste costs taxpayers millions
    Washington • Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding ...
    Updated May 06 2015 05:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Greenpeace wants Shell’s protest suit dismissed
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  • This March 27, 2014 photo shows shoppers in the produce section at the the Whole Foods Market in Woodmere Village, Ohio. Whole Foods reports quarterly financial results on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Whole Foods plans new chain for millennials
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  • FILE - This May 11, 2007, file photo shows a Wall Street sign near the flag-draped facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stronger earnings from several U.S. companies are sending stock prices higher in early trading Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Wall Street gets jitters over Yellen’s comments
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  • Web Briefs: Airgas, Solitude, Questar
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