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  • PHOENIX _ Swift Transportation Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $42.9 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 31 cents per share. Swift Transportation shares have increased 22 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Tuesday that he wants government regulators and the auto industry to work more closely together to test self-driving technology before people entrust their vehicle's steering and brakes to a robot. Foxx told about 1,200 people at a self-driving convention in San Francisco that a more rigorous review of robotic...

  • The federal government has already spent $100 million to address abandoned mines on Navajo lands and a separate settlement reached with DOJ last year was worth more than $13 million. "Addressing the legacy of uranium mining on Navajo lands reflects the commitment of the Justice Department and the Obama administration to fairly and honorably resolve the...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Residents along the U.S.- Mexico border are feeling ignored in the midst of a U.S. presidential election in which immigration, border security and a proposed wall are being hotly debated, a poll released Monday suggests. According to the poll, 86 percent of border residents in Mexico and 72 percent of those questioned in the U.S. were against...

  • WASHINGTON— Cleveland, we have a problem. Uncompromising opposition to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul has been a winning issue for Republicans, helping them gain control of Congress. Capturing the White House would finally let them make good on "repeal and replace."

  • WASHINGTON, July 11- Alphabet Inc's Google self-driving car project said on Monday it appointed its first general counsel, as U.S. regulators increase their scrutiny of autonomous vehicles. Google has logged more than 1.7 million miles of autonomous driving in testing in Texas, California, Arizona and Washington state. The National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • July 8- Theranos Inc founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes, once touted as the Steve Jobs of biotech for her company's innovative blood-testing technology, has been barred by a U.S. regulator from owning or operating a lab for at least two years. Dealing the biggest blow yet to the privately held company, the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services revoked a key...

  • July 8- Theranos Inc founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes, once touted as the Steve Jobs of biotech for her company's innovative blood-testing technology, has been barred by a U.S. regulator from owning or operating a lab for at least two years. Medicare is the government's medical insurance program for the elderly, while Medicaid is for the poor.

  • *S&P cuts outlook on Australia's rating to negative from stable. TOKYO, July 7- The Australian dollar withered after Standard and Poor's cut the outlook for that country's credit rating to negative on Thursday, while the safe-haven yen firmed in the fallout from Britain's vote last month to exit the European Union. The Aussie fell as low as $0.7467, from an earlier...

  • TOKYO, July 7- The yen stood tall in early Asian trading on Thursday while sterling foundered in the fallout from Britain's vote last month to exit the European Union. The dollar slipped 0.3 percent to 101.04 yen, though it also remained above the previous session's low of 100.20 as well as its June 24 nadir of 99.000 hit after the UK's vote. Post-Brexit issues are...

  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Tuesday that it was important for the Justice Department to look at individuals in the ongoing criminal investigation into the Volkswagen emissions scandal. Under a settlement announced on Tuesday, the German automaker will pay as much as $15.3 billion after admitting it cheated on U.S. diesel emissions tests for...

  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Tuesday fighting economic espionage was a priority for the Department of Justice. Interviewed by Reuters in Phoenix, she said: "When it comes to economic espionage, this is in fact a tremendous problem because... be they individuals or be they state actors... essentially they're stealing from future generations also.

  • June 28- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • June 27- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • Los Angeles- based Grandpoint, a commercial bank with operations in Southern California, Arizona and Southern Washington, said it is the first bank to market such policies. FBI data shows that criminals have sought to use such scams to steal more than $3 billion since June 2013. Grandpoint said the policy, which is underwritten by Hiscox Inc, a unit of Hiscox Ltd,...

  • 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...