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  • Program trains refugees for work on NY dairy farms Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    "It's kind of an ideal situation," said Jorge Montalvo, director of the state's Office for New Americans. Idaho, Oregon and Arizona also have experimented with placing refugees on dairy farms in an effort to satisfy both the interests of the immigrants and the needs of their adopted states.

  • Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning.

  • Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 6:55 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning.

  • Incentives states can offer to get Tesla factory Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars. The package of economic incentives that each state offers will help determine where Tesla builds the factory— Nevada, California, Texas, Arizona or New Mexico.

  • Feds eye stricter rules for railroad rights of way Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    But the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of the Solicitor determined it made a mistake 15 years ago by allowing too much discretion on what modern-day railroads can build or allow third parties to build on that land.

  • Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars. This spring, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla would take the extremely unusual step of spending millions to prepare sites in two states— or perhaps even three— before the finalist was chosen.

  • Frank Lloyd Wright school's future divides leaders Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    PHOENIX— The future of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has divided the institution named for the iconic designer. The Scottsdale- based Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, which operates the school, announced last week that it would not independently incorporate the school as a way to stay accredited.

  • Panel rejects new fee for solar homes in Utah Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 5:30 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Advocates of renewable energy are hailing the rejection of Rocky Mountain Power's request for a new fee for residential rooftop solar panels in Utah. "What a bright day for Utah's future," said Sarah Wright, executive director of Utah Clean Energy.

  • 50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    The repeal movement drew support from tea party groups, but Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, a Republican, blocked the bills with the support of one of the state's most powerful business groups, the Business Council of Alabama.

  • Scottsdale, Arizona- based Store Capital buys real estate from large tenants, such as chain restaurants, supermarkets and health clubs, and leases the properties back to the tenants. Reuters reported in July that Store Capital had hired banks to explore a potential offering that could raise $300 million to $500 million and value the company at about $2 billion.

  • Real estate company Store Capital files for IPO Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 3:55 PM ET

    Aug 29- Real estate company Store Capital Corp filed with U.S. regulators on Friday to raise up to $500 million in an initial public offering of common stock. The Scottsdale, Arizona- based company listed Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley among the underwriters to the IPO.

  • Costs of coal power plant proposal challenged Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:41 PM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The state's largest electric utility is underestimating the costs that will be passed on to customers under a proposal to shut down part of an aging coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico, according to a regulatory filing made Friday by advocates of renewable energy.

  • US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A top federal water administrator said Friday that several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and over-allocated Colorado River basin.

  • Group trips across Grand Canyon will need permit Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— Groups of hikers and runners who want to do grueling excursions across the Grand Canyon will soon need a permit— a move officials say will cut back on overcrowding, litter and safety issues at the popular tourist attraction in Arizona.

  • NAB acquired regional lender Great Western in 2008 for just below $1 billion to get more involved in funding agribusiness in the United States, but the operation lacks the scale of larger competitors in the western states where it operates.

  • Frontier adds flights from Cincinnati-area airport Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    CINCINNATI— Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines announced Thursday it is doubling its service from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Frontier will begin daily flights to Dallas-Fort Worth on Oct. 26, with multiday service also coming to Las Vegas; Phoenix; and Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  • Aug 27- Overheating worries at home are driving Canada's homebuilders south of the border where they buy up rural land, betting on a recovery in the U.S. suburban housing market even as many local players remain on the sidelines.

  • Feds: Report shows progress in tribal prosecutions Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    FARGO, N.D.— Federal attorneys say an updated report released Tuesday on investigations and prosecutions on tribal lands shows continued improvement since a 5- year-old study that criticized the Department of Justice for turning its back on reservation crime.

  • Utah approves winery in town with polygamous sect Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— A town on the Utah- Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect moved closer to opening its first commercial winery, a new venture and a signal of yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from mainstream Mormon teachings.

  • Hackerspaces help techies turn ideas into reality Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 3:44 AM ET

    MESA, Ariz.— Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. "It's all about sharing what we know with one another," said Mitch Altman, 57, founder of a similar setup in San Francisco called Noisebridge.