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  • LANSING, Mich.— The U.S. auto industry's home state of Michigan is preparing for the advent of self-driving cars by pushing legislation to allow for public sales and operation— a significant expansion beyond an existing state law that sanctions such vehicles for testing only. While widespread use of driverless cars may be years away, lawmakers and...

  • May 26- Blood-testing company Theranos Inc was sued on Thursday, accused of endangering customer health through "massive failures" that misrepresented the accuracy and quality of its blood tests, according to court papers. The proposed class action was brought in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California by the law firm Hagens Berman...

  • May 26- Blood-testing company Theranos Inc was sued on Thursday, accused of endangering customer health through "massive failures" that misrepresented the accuracy and quality of its blood tests, according to court papers. The proposed class action was brought in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California by the law firm Hagens Berman...

  • PHOENIX _ Cavco Industries Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $7 million. On a per-share basis, the Phoenix- based company said it had net income of 77 cents. For the year, the company reported profit of $28.5 million, or $3.15 per share.

  • An Associated Press investigation has documented 345 instances in which people hopped over, crawled under, drove cars through or otherwise breached the fences and gates protecting the perimeters of 31 of the nation's busiest airports between January 2004 and mid-February. The first installment, published last year, included incidents involving an...

  • A year after an Associated Press investigation first revealed persistent problems with airports' outer defenses, breaches remain as frequent as ever— occurring about once every 10 days— despite some investments to fortify the nation's airfields. Was it a perimeter security breach in March 2015 when a woman walked past a vehicle exit gate at San Francisco...

  • Petco said in January it ended its relationship with Holmes. Federal inspectors spent several days at Holmes after an animal-rights group shot video purporting to show substandard conditions at the facility, where it raises thousands of hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits and other species. A message left at Holmes after the business closed Wednesday wasn't...

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate has voted to scrap a new catfish inspection program that critics have argued is wasteful and unnecessary. The Senate has approved by 55-43 a resolution that would void the regulations, if the House agrees and Obama signs on. Thad Cochran, R- Miss. The law took safety oversight of catfish and other ray-finned fish away from the Food and Drug...

  • DAYTON, Ohio— A solar-powered airplane has taken off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright on the latest leg of its journey around the world. The plane was expected to make at least one more stop in the United States— in New York— before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Europe or northern Africa. The globe-circling voyage began...

  • Alabama- Jay Grinney, HealthSouth, $7.8 million. Arizona- Don Slager, Republic Services, $10.9 million. Arkansas- Doug McMillon, Wal-Mart Stores, $19.8 million.

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- A Congressional plan to help Puerto Rico shed billions of dollars in bad debt can win enough support to make its way to a vote in the House of Representatives, U.S. lawmakers who support the measure said on Tuesday. But Ryan can rely on some Democrats who say the rescue will aid the ailing island even if some of the legislation's provisions are too...

  • *Revenue rises for 3rd straight quarter. May 24- Toll Brothers Inc's quarterly revenue jumped nearly 31 percent as the company sold more luxury homes at higher prices, underscoring a steady growth in the U.S. housing market. Shares of Toll Brothers, which mostly builds high-end single-family homes, rose as much as 8.9 percent to $29.51.

  • IBM failed to respond adequately when asked how to use the voter database to compile mailing lists, said Matt Roberts, a spokesman for Secretary of State Michele Reagan. IBM's contract expired at the end of February, about two months before Reagan's office learned of the pamphlet problem, the Arizona Capitol Times reported. Dean Miller, an Arizona lobbyist for...

  • *Home sales in California jump 80 pct. May 24- Toll Brothers Inc's quarterly revenue jumped nearly 31 percent as the company sold more luxury homes at higher prices, underscoring a steady growth in the U.S. housing market. Shares of Toll Brothers, which mostly builds high-end single-family homes, rose as much as 6.8 percent to $28.93 in late morning trading.

  • *Home sales in California jump 80 pct. May 24- Toll Brothers Inc's quarterly revenue jumped nearly 31 percent, beating analysts' estimates, as the company sold more luxury homes at higher prices, mainly in California. "We continue to believe the drivers are in place to sustain the current housing market's slow but steady growth," Executive Chairman Robert Toll said...

  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average price of gasoline has jumped by a nickel over the past two weeks to $2.32 a gallon for regular grade. In the Lower 48, the highest average price of regular gasoline was $2.85 per gallon in San Francisco. The U.S. average diesel price is $2.32 per gallon, up 4 cents from two weeks ago.

  • The plane will be in Dayton until early next week, the Dayton Daily News reported. The globe-circling voyage began in March 2015 from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and made stops in Oman, Myanmar, China and Japan. The plane is expected to make at least one more stop in the United States, in New York, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Europe or...

  • NEW YORK— Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released Thursday, a signal that despite years of recovery from the Great Recession, Americans' financial conditions remain precarious as ever. These financial difficulties span all income levels, according to the poll...

  • NEW YORK— Last year, Randy Murphy went to DietBet.com and bet $25 that he could drop 4 percent of his weight in four weeks. After shedding about 20 pounds, he won back $50. Now he's making an even bigger bet: Murphy invested $1,000 in the company that owns DietBet, New York- based WayBetter Inc..

  • NEW YORK— People who put their cars up as collateral for what are supposed to be short-term emergency loans are being hit with interest rates of 300 percent, a high rate of repossession and long repayment periods. That's according to a study by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released Wednesday. "Instead of repaying their loan with a single payment when...