AP Top Business News At 6:31 p.m. EDT

For some long-term unemployed, hope arises: A job audition
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bill Lewis was under more pressure than most new hires when he began a job in information technology last year in Monroe, Connecticut. Jobless for a year, he had eight weeks to persuade his employer to keep him and pay his salary....

Fries at the doorstep: Fast-food pushes into delivery
NEW YORK (AP) -- On the same day McDonald's said it would begin testing delivery in New York, an order placed for two cheeseburgers, two large fries and a vanilla shake took about a half-hour to arrive at The Associated Press headquarters....

Tesla beats Wall Street forecasts on record quarterly sales
DETROIT (AP) -- Electric car maker Tesla Motors delivered a quarterly record of 10,045 cars in the first quarter, and its results beat Wall Street's expectations despite investment in new products and factory capacity and the impact of the strong dollar....

Whole Foods plans new chain to court millennials
NEW YORK (AP) -- Whole Foods is planning to open a new chain of stores geared toward millennials as it faces intensifying competition from traditional supermarkets and big box retailers muscling into organic and natural products....

Stocks drop on weak jobs data, jitters over Yellen comments
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks fell across industries on Wednesday as investors worried over stock valuations, economic growth and rising interest rates....

Jesse Jackson keeps pressure on Silicon Valley to diversify
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jesse Jackson renewed his call Wednesday for the technology industry to make workforce diversity as high a priority as product innovation....

Train hauling crude from ND oil patch derails, catches fire
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A train that derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in rural North Dakota was hauling crude from the state's oil patch, raising questions about whether new state standards intended to reduce the volatility of such shipments are sufficient....

Study: Top tech firms bypassing Asian workers for exec jobs
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- 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....

Pharmaceutical firm wants lethal injection drugs returned
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A drugmaker has asked states to return supplies of the company's products that could be used for lethal injection in a broad request that included states that don't use the drugs in question....

The first self-driving vehicle you see may have 18 wheels
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- 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, no feet on the pedals....

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Stocks drop on weak jobs data, jitters over Yellen comments

Drug developer Adaptimmune skids after IPO raises $191M

CVS to rebuild Baltimore locations damaged during protests

Lending Club jumps as online lending continues to grow

Herbalife and Zulily are big market movers

US stocks close lower after weak jobs data; oil prices rise


 

 

 



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