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Memphis Symphony Orchestra, U of M announce partnership

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 12:01pm

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the University of Memphis have formed a partnership that organizers say will solve the music organization's financial hardships.

Workers are losing ground as Atlantic City casinos struggle

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 12:01pm

Atlantic City's casino workers are making only 80 cents an hour more now than they did 12 years ago, having opted instead to secure benefits like health insurance and retirement plans as the casino industry shrunk and four properties went out of business.

US rig count drops 5 this week to 415, another all-time low

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 12:00pm

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by five this week to 415, another all-time low amid depressed energy prices.

Memphis Symphony Orchestra, U of M announce partnership

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 12:00pm

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the University of Memphis have formed a partnership that organizers say will solve the music organization's financial hardships.

Jobless rate for recent military vets fell sharply in April

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 11:50am

The unemployment rate for recent military veterans dropped sharply in April, while the rate for Hispanic workers increased.

The Latest: Media mogul says he wants ex out of his life

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 11:50am

The Latest on a trial that will determine whether media mogul Sumner Redstone is mentally competent (all times local):

Canadian convoy begins, hoping to flee wildfire zone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 11:50am

A massive convoy was under way Friday to move evacuees stranded at oil field camps north of fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta, through the community to safe areas south of the Canadian oil sands capital

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Tesla waging car-sales fight before Utah Supreme Court

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 11:41am

Tesla is fighting to sell its sleek electronic cars in Utah, arguing before the state supreme court that laws regulating traditional car dealers don't apply to it because its business model is fundamentally different.

Woman who cashed dead man's checks for decades faces prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 11:41am

A 78-year-old Shreveport woman faces up to 10 years in prison for cashing Social Security checks mistakenly sent to a dead man for nearly three decades.

Trump sweep of GOP field deflates federal land transfer push

Ben Neary, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 11:31am

Donald Trump's apparent lock on the Republican presidential nomination means advocates of large-scale transfers of federal lands to states in the West likely won't find support in the White House regardless of who wins election this November.

Woman shot by 4-year-old son avoids prosecution

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 11:30am

A Florida woman whose 4-year-old son shot her in the back as they rode in her pickup truck will avoid prosecution and any jail time if she satisfies a number of conditions detailed in an agreement announced Friday.

Chinese billionaire treats 3,000 workers to paella in Spain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 11:20am

The billionaire founder of Chinese conglomerate Tiens Group is treating 3,000 of his best salespeople to a traditional Spanish paella dinner during a free Madrid trip that also includes a bullfight and a tour of King Felipe VI's Royal Palace.

Warner Music says streaming revenue bigger than downloads

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 11:20am

In a further sign that the download era is waning, Warner Music Group says it made more money from streaming platforms than any other single source of recorded music revenue in the latest quarter.

US hiring slowed in April amid tepid growth, but pay rises

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 11:20am

U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April, adding 160,000 jobs, the fewest in seven months, after a streak of robust monthly gains. The unemployment rate remained at a low 5 percent, roughly where it has been since fall.

SUNY could hike tuition for some out-of-state students

Madeline St. Amour, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 11:10am

New York students won't see a tuition hike at state colleges next year, but it's still a possibility for out-of-state students.

German paper publishes 'manifesto' from Panama leak source

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 10:50am

A German newspaper that obtained leaked files from a Panamanian law firm detailing offshore financial dealings published Friday what it said is a manifesto from its anonymous source, who described having been moved to act by "the scale of the injustices" the documents show.

Jobs report might delay further Fed rate hikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 10:41am

One economist says today's unemployment report makes it much less likely that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates between now and the presidential election in November.

Agency: Bars can't ban pregnant women or refuse them drinks

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 10:20am

Pregnant women can't be kept out of New York City bars or refused alcoholic drinks just because they're expecting, under new city guidelines.

Powerball's pull puts weekend jackpot at $415 million

Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 10:02am

The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $415 million, making Saturday night's prize the largest since a record $1.6 billion payout in January. Interest and sales typically spike when the lack of a winner causes prizes to spiral upward. Here are some things to keep in mind about Saturday's drawing and future jackpots.