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Tech cos. appeal rejection of jobs settlement

(AP) — Four tech companies including Apple and Google are appealing a judge's rejection of a $324.5 million settlement for a class-action lawsuit brought by more than 60,000 high-tech workers.

Tesla CEO: "Nevada is it;" $1.3B package offered

(AP) — The Biggest Little City in the World is about to get a new neighbor: the biggest lithium battery factory in the world that Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval asserted will create more than 22,000 new jobs and pump $100 billion into the state's economy over the next 20 years.

Construction begins on $1B solar plant in Nevada

(AP) — Company and federal officials have marked the start of construction on a $1 billion solar power generating station in the desert 50 miles south of Las Vegas.

Court rules for Yelp in suit over online ratings 


(AP) — Online review site Yelp can lower or raise the rating of a business depending on whether it advertises with the company, a federal appeals court ruled in a lawsuit filed by small businesses claiming Yelp used the tactic to try to extort ads from them.

Dutch man admits in California to running drug hub

(AP) — A Dutch national has pleaded guilty in Los Angeles to operating an online drug marketplace that sold LSD, ecstasy, marijuana and more.

PG&E intends appeal of $1.4B fine for fatal blast

(AP) — An appeal is planned of a landmark $1.4 billion penalty recommended for a Northern California utility for a gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people, Pacific Gas and Electric said in a federal filing.

Plant gets Tesla closer to electric car for masses

(AP) — To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will use an expanse of desert where wild mustangs still roam for a factory that the company projects will crank out enough batteries to power 500,000 vehicles annually by decade's end.

Business group backs Democrat in California race

(AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has taken the rare step of endorsing the Democratic incumbent in one of California's most hotly contested congressional races.

AP source: Tesla selects Nevada for battery plant 


(AP) — Tesla Motors has selected Nevada for a massive, $5 billion factory that it will build to pump out batteries for a new generation of electric cars.

San Francisco Bay Area TV reporters beaten, robbed

(AP) — Police say a television news reporter was robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco two days after another TV reporter was assaulted in Oakland.