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  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has jumped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.58. Los Angeles has the highest-priced gas in the Lower 48 states at $3.30 a gallon. The average price in California is up 17 cents, to $3.23.

  • Most of the campuses being shut are located in California. Earlier this month, the Department of Education fined Corinthian $30 million for misrepresenting job placement rates to students in its Heald College system. Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell said in a statement on Sunday that the Department of Education will reach out to Corinthian students...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the United States rose about 5 percent in the past two weeks to $2.58 per gallon, according to the Lundberg survey released on Sunday. The lowest-price gasoline in the survey area of the 48 contiguous U.S. states was in Tucson, Arizona, at $2.20 per gallon. The highest price was in Los Angeles, at $3.30...

  • Town prays for Texas ice cream maker linked to listeria Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 2:35 PM ET

    BRENHAM, Texas— Alice Stern and Billie Schomburg were among the more than 200 people who gathered at a prayer vigil Saturday to show what they say is their unwavering support for Blue Bell Creameries, which is working to resume operations after a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream prompted the company to recall all of its products.

  • With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 10:42 AM ET

    "It's definitely something that established firms are dipping a toe into, though they are being very cautious, and rightly so," said Sam Kamin, a professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law who teaches a class about representing the marijuana industry. California and more than 20 other states have legalized the drug for medical use, and the pot...

  • Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 12:30 AM ET

    SEATTLE— Starbucks was back in business Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before. The glitch affected registers at 7,400 company-operated stores in the U.S. and 1,000 in Canada, and prompted some stores to give away drinks. "All Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada are expected to open for business as usual...

  • SEATTLE— A computer outage affecting sales registers disrupted sales Friday at 8,000 company-operated Starbucks stores in the United States and Canada. Company spokesman Jim Olson says the problem affected 7,000 U.S. stores and 1,000 in Canada. A computer outage affecting sales registers disrupted sales Friday at 8,000 company-operated Starbucks...

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- Aiming to acquire more budget powers and take a swipe at Obamacare, Republicans will likely scrap a proposal that stirred controversy and helped launch Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan on the national stage: privatizing the Medicare health program. Ryan's bold Medicare "premium support" plan would be sacrificed to ensure passage of...

  • A documentary chronicling the lives of residents and workers in the oil-rich region of North Dakota and Montana that has created a modern-day gold rush will start airing Sunday on the Smithsonian Channel. The series focuses on several people including a judge whose caseload has soared, a Phoenix- native trucker who hauls oil across the region, and an oil field...

  • Republic Services tops Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:39 PM ET

    PHOENIX _ Republic Services Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $172.4 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 44 cents per share. Republic Services shares have dropped roughly 1 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen roughly 3...

  • TORONTO, April 23- Freeport-McMoRan Inc is mulling a public offering of its oil and gas business to help kick-start production growth for its energy business, along with joint ventures or asset sales, the diversified miner said on Thursday. Weighted by a $20.3 billion debt load, Freeport has been studying several options to secure capital but found joint...

  • TORONTO, April 23- Freeport-McMoRan Inc posted a first-quarter loss on Thursday, stung by big writedowns for its oil and gas properties and sinking prices for its oil output and the metals it mines and sells. The Phoenix- based company's debt increased during the quarter to $20.3 billion from $19 billion on Dec. 31. Freeport reported posted a net loss of $2.5...

  • Avnet misses Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    PHOENIX _ Avnet Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $121.5 million. For the current quarter ending in June, Avnet expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.02 to $1.12. Avnet shares have risen almost 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Meritage misses 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:48 AM ET

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ Meritage Homes Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $16.4 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 55 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $476.2 million.

  • Freeport-McMoran reports 1Q loss Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    PHOENIX— Freeport-McMoran Copper& Gold Inc. on Thursday reported a first-quarter loss of $2.47 billion, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 4 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $4.02 billion.

  • Some police in US looking to body cameras on their own Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:33 AM ET

    Studies of camera use by police in Rialto, California, and Mesa, Arizona, showed steep declines in citizen complaints and in use of force by officers. In the Ohio village of New Richmond, where Kidder's restraint last week in the face of a potentially deadly suspect has drawn wide acclaim, police chief Randy Harvey said the video shows why he'd like to have the...

  • DALLAS— The CEO of American Airlines received compensation valued at $12.3 million last year and will stop drawing a salary and instead be paid entirely in company stock. American Airlines Group Inc. disclosed his compensation and the other changes in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He drew a $687,884 salary, got maximum incentive...

  • Knight Transportation tops 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 9:09 AM ET

    PHOENIX _ Knight Transportation Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $29.6 million. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 31 cents per share. Knight Transportation shares have decreased slightly more than 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— Republican lawmakers in New York backed Senate Leader Dean Skelos on Tuesday amid a federal investigation into whether he influenced Nassau County's decision to award a $12 million contract to a company that hired his son. Skelos said last week that he is cooperating with the investigation, which The New York Times— citing unidentified sources—...

  • NEW YORK, April 21- The founders of the privately held producer of AriZona iced tea have reached a settlement resolving a long-running legal feud that had prompted a New York state judge to order the company to pay $1 billion to buy out a co-owner. Domenick Vultaggio, Beverage Marketing USA Inc's managing founder, and estranged partner John Ferolito have reached...