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  • SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ A V Homes Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $17.1 million. A V Homes shares have risen roughly 6 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: A V Homes, Earnings Report.

  • PORTLAND, Maine— An executive order by President Donald Trump designed to radically cut back on federal regulations has spurred disagreement among fishermen about how it will affect them— and lawmakers and regulators aren't sure what the answer is. Several fishing groups, ranging from the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association to the Massachusetts...

  • PHOENIX _ Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $17 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 12 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $972.3 million.

  • PHOENIX _ Vereit Inc. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The Phoenix- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $170.6 million, or 17 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 17 cents per share.

  • SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ Store Capital Corp. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 40 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $96.1 million.

  • WASHINGTON— With states seizing the initiative on shaping the future of self-driving cars, General Motors is trying to persuade lawmakers across the country to approve rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road. GM began by getting a bill passed last year on its home turf, in Michigan. This year, bills similar...

  • The Scottsdale, Arizona- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $102.4 million, or 21 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 21 cents per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $168.2 million.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 22- U.S. long-dated Treasury debt yields edged lower on Wednesday in choppy trading, after minutes of the latest Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting struck a cautious tone on raising interest rates, reducing expectations of a hike next month. "The minutes are fairly dovish," said Jeff Kravetz, regional investment director at U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 22- U.S. long-dated Treasury debt yields edged lower on Wednesday in choppy trading, after minutes of the latest Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting struck a cautious tone on raising interest rates, reducing expectations of a hike next month. "The minutes are fairly dovish," said Jeff Kravetz, regional investment director at U.S.

  • Feb 21- U.S. solar company First Solar Inc raised its 2017 sales forecast due to the timing of the sale of a major project, but said a large facility in Arizona had been canceled due to opposition to its location on tribal lands. First Solar raised its 2017 net sales forecast to $2.8 billion to $2.9 billion from $2.5 billion to $2.6 billion. First Solar said the more...

  • TEMPE, Ariz. _ First Solar Inc. on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $719.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 97 cents per share. First Solar expects full-year results to range from a loss of 80 cents per share to earnings of 50...

  • The scandal led to the departure of former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Stumpf last October, who along with another executive forfeited tens of millions of dollars in compensation. The most recent firings include Claudia Russ Anderson, former chief risk officer for the Wells Fargo branch banking unit where the sales problems occurred.

  • Claudia Russ Anderson, former chief risk officer for the Wells Fargo branch banking unit where the sales problems occurred, was among those fired. She chose to take a personal leave from the bank in September, bank spokeswoman Mary Eshet said. The others fired by the bank were Pamela Conboy, Arizona lead regional president; Shelley Freeman, former Los Angeles...

  • NEW YORK— Wells Fargo's board of directors said it is firing four senior managers as part of its investigation into the bank's sales practices scandal. The board said Tuesday the four are Claudia Anderson, the former community bank chief risk officer, Pamela Conboy, the lead regional president in Arizona, Shelly Freeman, the former regional president in Los...

  • A related issue is whether Ohio has a realistic chance of finding an alternative drug— a barbiturate called pentobarbital— that once was widely used in executions but has become difficult or, in Ohio's case, impossible to obtain. The court's ruling, likely a few weeks afterward, will be closely watched not just in Ohio but in other states that use midazolam or might...

  • BOSTON— Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first." Five large tribes in Oklahoma— the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee Creek and Seminoles— have requested a meeting with the New York billionaire during his first 100 days in office so they can talk about ways to advance their...

  • JAKARTA, Feb 18- Chappy Hakim, chief executive of miner Freeport-McMoran Inc's Indonesian unit, has resigned, the company said on Saturday, after the parent firm declared force majeure on copper concentrate shipments from its Grasberg mine in Papua. Freeport was the second big copper producer in a week to declare force majeure, after BHP Billiton did so on Feb. 10...

  • JAKARTA, Feb 18- Chappy Hakim, the chief executive of miner Freeport-McMoran Inc's Indonesian unit, has resigned, the company said on Saturday, after the parent firm declared force majeure on copper concentrate shipments from its Grasberg mine in Papua. Freeport was the second big copper producer in a week to declare force majeure, after BHP Billiton did so on Feb....

  • General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra announces that Chevrolet will begin testing a fleet of Bolt autonomous vehicles in Michigan during a news conference in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., December 15, 2016.

    General Motors plans to deploy thousands of self-driving electric cars in test fleets in partnership with ride-sharing affiliate Lyft.

  • DETROIT, Feb 17- General Motors Co plans to deploy thousands of self-driving electric cars in test fleets in partnership with ride-sharing affiliate Lyft Inc, beginning in 2018, two sources familiar with the automakers plans said this week. It is expected to be the largest such test of fully autonomous vehicles by any major automaker before 2020, when several...