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  • Deadly heat wave fueling Western wildfires

    Soaring temperatures across the Southwest are spurring wildfires and forcing evacuations.

  • LOS ANGELES, June 20- California's power grid operators warned homes and businesses on Monday to conserve electricity as rising demand for air conditioning stoked by a record-setting heat wave across the U.S. Monday's alert was the first big test of power generators' ability to meet heightened energy demands in the greater Los Angeles area without natural...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 20- California's power grid operators warned homes and businesses on Monday to conserve electricity as rising demand for air conditioning stoked by a record-setting heat wave across the U.S. The alert was the first big test of power generators' ability to meet heightened energy demands in the greater Los Angeles area without natural gas...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 20- California's power grid operators warned homes and business on Monday to conserve electricity as rising demand for air conditioning stoked by a record-setting heat wave across the U.S. The alert was the first big test of power generators' ability to meet heightened energy demands in the greater Los Angeles area without natural gas...

  • The alert marked the first big test of power generators' ability to meet heightened energy demands in the greater Los Angeles area without natural gas supplies normally furnished by the now-crippled Aliso Canyon gas storage field, effectively idled since a major well rupture there last fall. Southern California Gas Co, the division of San Diego- based utility...

  • Triple-digit heat wave on the way

    Residents in Arizona, California and Nevada face scorching temperatures ahead, as hot as 120-degrees in the next few days.

  • San Francisco- based Zenefits will lay off 106 people, or about 9 percent of the staff, according to an internal memo by Chief Executive Officer David Sacks seen by Reuters. It offers software for free and makes money acting as a health insurance broker, working as the middleman between businesses and providers such as Anthem Blue Cross, and charging a broker fee.

  • Anglo American, Glencore and Freeport have been at the forefront of those companies cutting debt, but BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto have also been looking to rationalize their assets while signaling an interest in acquisitions. Slower growth in China triggered the slide in the prices of raw materials, and Chinese companies are now the main potential buyers of...

  • WASHINGTON, June 9- Twenty-one U.S. states led by Texas and Arkansas on Thursday announced a lawsuit against Delaware, accusing it of violating federal law by snatching up to $400 million in unclaimed checks that should have gone to other states. "Delaware has our money," Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said at a news conference outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • LONDON, June 8- Cheaper gasoline prices are spurring significant changes in driving behavior which are in turn propelling a phenomenal increase in motor fuel consumption in the United States. U.S. motorists consumed an estimated 9.4 million barrels of gasoline per day in March, up almost 350,000 bpd compared with the same month in 2015, according to the Energy...

  • June 8- U.S. miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc will consider a "broad spectrum" of asset sales and has attracted interest from parties wanting to buy a stake in a grouping of its assets, Chief Financial Officer Kathleen Quirk said on Wednesday. Phoenix, Arizona- based Freeport has been selling off assets to bring down its debt to $10 billion from nearly $20 billion.

  • LONDON, June 8- Cheaper gasoline prices are spurring significant changes in driving behaviour which are in turn propelling a phenomenal increase in motor fuel consumption in the United States. U.S. motorists consumed an estimated 9.4 million barrels of gasoline per day in March, up almost 350,000 bpd compared with the same month in 2015, according to the...

  • The world's largest retailer said it would begin test deliveries within the next two weeks in Denver and Phoenix. Wal-Mart's warehouse unit Sams Club began a pilot in March with startup Deliv to dispatch groceries to business customers in Miami. The largest grocer in the United States is already expanding its online order options to offer grocery deliveries...

  • June 1- Forbes magazine on Wednesday reduced its estimate of the net worth of Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and chief executive of health technology company Theranos Inc, to zero from $4.5 billion last year. Forbes said private investors had bought stakes in Theranos that implied a $9 billion valuation but said $800 million is a more realistic figure.

  • Mojave Desert.

    NOAA's Climate Prediction Center estimates how much above average temperatures are going to be over historical summers.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • *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.