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  • VP raised Freeport dispute in discussion with Widodo. Indonesia's trade ministry issued Freeport with a permit to export 1.1 million tonnes of copper concentrate up to February next year, although it was unclear how long shipments would last. Freeport is still at loggerheads with Indonesia over rights to its giant Grasberg mine in Papua, and tensions with...

  • Tensions are rising around Grasberg, the world's second-biggest copper mine, after operator Freeport laid off thousands of workers there to stem losses from an ongoing dispute with the Indonesian government over mining rights. While Freeport is expecting to soon seal agreements with Jakarta to allow it to temporarily resume copper concentrate exports...

  • SALINAS, Calif., April 21- Record rains are a double-edged sword for California's Salinas Valley: While the recent deluge virtually ended the state's historic drought, it also created muddy, unworkable fields- sending prices for everything from kale to cauliflower soaring. "Most fields under normal conditions would be planted at this point," Jerrett Stoffel, vice...

  • WASHINGTON— The Trump administration has rejected a request from Exxon Mobil to waive U.S. sanctions against Russia to allow the company to resume oil drilling around the Black Sea. The disclosure of Exxon's application was criticized in Congress by lawmakers who said the Trump administration should not reduce sanctions after U.S. intelligence agencies...

  • Tensions are rising around Grasberg, the world's second-biggest copper mine, after operator Freeport laid off thousands of workers there to stem losses from an ongoing dispute with the Indonesian government over mining rights. While Freeport is expecting to soon seal agreements with Jakarta to allow it to temporarily resume copper concentrate exports...

  • April 20- A U.S. regulatory agency told Texas and Arizona that more than a thousand vials of drugs they ordered for executions in their states from India in 2015, and seized by U.S. The Food and Drug Administration notified the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Arizona Department of Corrections that their confiscated shipments of sodium thiopental...

  • April 20- A U.S. regulatory agency told Texas and Arizona that more than a thousand vials of drugs they ordered for executions in their states from India in 2015, and seized by U.S. Officials in Texas and Arizona were not immediately available for comment. "My office will not allow the FDA to sit on its hands and thereby impair Texas responsibility to carry out its...

  • PHOENIX _ Western Alliance Bancorp on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $73.4 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 69 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $193.7 million.

  • Top prosecutors for Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin, all of whom are Republicans, filed a brief in U.S. District Court in Manhattan supporting a lawsuit by Exxon to halt a probe by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

  • A March crash in Las Vegas that nearly killed a young woman exposes another problem to watch for when buying a used car. The Associated Press has found that federal laws don't prevent reuse of air bags and other parts, and states don't have laws preventing it either. In the Las Vegas case, the woman's family bought a used 2002 Honda Accord but didn't know it had been...

  • LAS VEGAS— A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government's efforts to get dangerous Takata air bag inflators off the road: There's nothing that prevents the devices from being taken from wrecked cars and reused. Karina Dorado's trachea was punctured by shrapnel from an inflator after a relatively minor crash in Las Vegas on...

  • April 18- Embattled blood-testing company Theranos Inc will pay $4.65 million to customers in Arizona who used its services between 2013 and 2016, the state's attorney general said on Tuesday. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich had alleged that Theranos' advertisements misrepresented the method, accuracy and reliability of its blood testing.

  • PHOENIX— Embattled blood testing company Theranos, Inc. has agreed to pay $4.65 million to cover full refunds for every Arizona customer who used the company's testing services, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Tuesday. The company also agreed to pay $200,000 in civil penalties and $25,000 in attorney fees and will be subject to civil...

  • WASHINGTON— A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Goodyear Rubber& Tire Co. in a dispute over a $2.7 million penalty the company was ordered to pay an Arizona family to reimburse their legal fees in a personal injury case. The family sued Goodyear after they were seriously injured when a tire failed on their motor home, causing it to flip off the road.

  • WASHINGTON— Some ailing veterans can now use their federal health care benefits at CVS "MinuteClinics" to treat minor illnesses and injuries, under a pilot program announced Tuesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The new program, currently limited to the Phoenix area, comes three years after the VA faced allegations of chronically long wait times at its...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump plans to sign legislation to extend temporarily a program that gives veterans access to private-sector health care. White House spokesman Sean Spicer says Trump will sign the bill Wednesday at the White House. The extension will provide stopgap services while Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin develops a...

  • U.S. residents paid Uncle Sam an average of $8,943 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes in 2016.. A look at how the District of Columbia and the states rank in per capita federal taxes:. 1. District of Columbia: $36.569.

  • J.C. Penney Co. said Friday that it is delaying the closure of 138 stores by several weeks after more people started visiting those locations. Riverview Mall in Bullhead City. Fort Morgan Main Street in Fort Morgan.

  • SANTA CLARITA, Calif.— Russell Hanlin, who was president and CEO of Sunkist Growers for two decades, has died. It didn't indicate where he died but says he's survived by his wife in Pasadena, California. Sunkist has 6,000 members who grow citrus fruits in California and Arizona.

  • WASHINGTON, April 13- General Motors Co said on Thursday it will add more than 1,100 jobs in California over five years at its Cruise Automation unit to boost its self-driving efforts after receiving $8 million in state tax credits. GM is testing more than 50 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles with self-driving technology on public roads in San Francisco, the...