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  • 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...

  • TORONTO, Feb 17- Freeport-McMoRan Inc has declared force majeure on "nearby deliveries" of copper concentrate from its suspended Grasberg mine in Indonesia, Metal Bulletin reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources. A more than month-long export suspension brought production at the giant Grasberg mine in Papua, Indonesia, to a standstill last week.

  • Delta Air Lines planes at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City.

    Delta said Thursday it will start serving meals to all passengers on 12 long-haul routes over the next several weeks.

  • PHOENIX _ Grand Canyon Education Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $48 million. For the current quarter ending in April, Grand Canyon Education said it expects revenue in the range of $244.5 million. Grand Canyon Education shares have dropped almost 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • But free meals in economy have remained scarce except on international flights and ones to Hawaii— American gives passengers a sandwich box on some flights to the islands, and Delta began offering free meals on Honolulu flights last August. Delta tested free meals on routes between New York and California last year. Lisa Bauer, the airline's vice president of...

  • Feb 16- The Dow Jones Industrial Average scored its sixth straight record high on Thursday, but just barely, while the S&P 500 edged lower due to declining energy stocks. Signs of an improving economy and promises by President Donald Trump to cut corporate taxes and reduce financial regulations have been behind much of the recent gains. "Some of the excitement and...

  • PHOENIX _ Republic Services Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $189.5 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 55 cents per share. Republic Services expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.32 to $2.36 per share.

  • MSCI's All-Country World index hit an intraday record of 444.94, although stocks on Wall Street dipped as the financial sector, down 0.1 percent, snapped a five-session winning streak and energy stocks slumped 1.4 percent. Other data showed improvements in exports from Indonesia and Taiwan, and falling unemployment in Sweden and the Netherlands.

  • Feb 16- Wall Street dipped on Thursday, weighed down by energy stocks as oil prices dropped and banks fell broadly for the first time in six days. Wells Fargo, Bank of America, JPMorgan and Citigroup weighed more than any other stocks on the S&P 500, which has hit a string of record high in recent sessions on signs of an improving economy and promises by President...

  • CABINET AND ADMINISTRATION Trump announces his new choice to lead the Department of Labor, former National Labor Relations Board member Alexander Acosta, after his original pick withdrew under congressional pressure. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, at NATO headquarters in Brussels, says he does not see the conditions for military collaboration with Russia-...