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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 20- Texas Instruments Inc posted third-quarter results above expectations and its CFO said business was healthy, in contrast to recent concerns on Wall Street about a possible slowdown in chip demand. Texas Instruments' quarterly results on Monday came after Chandler, Arizona- based Microchip on Oct 9 warned of weak demand in China that would...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 20- Texas Instruments Inc posted third-quarter revenue of $3.50 billion, up 8 percent from the year-ago period, and above expectations on Wall Street following recent concerns about weak industry demand. Texas Instruments said on Monday its second-quarter net income rose 31 percent to $826 million. Texas Instruments' results came after...

  • GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. They just don't see the law going away, even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections. John Kasich doesn't think the Affordable Care Act will be repealed, even if Republicans win a...

  • iPhone glass maker to cut 727 jobs in Arizona Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 9:08 PM ET

    MESA, Ariz.— A manufacturer of sapphire glass that Apple Inc. uses in iPhones plans to eliminate 727 jobs at an Arizona plant. The bankruptcy and ensuing effort to shut down the factory mark was a surprising turn after state, local and business leaders previously bragged that the plant would be a major boost to the Arizona economy. Apple currently uses sapphire...

  • Judge mulls whether to block Arizona ID theft laws Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:04 AM ET

    PHOENIX— Advocates for immigrants urged a judge Thursday to shelve two Arizona ID theft laws that are the legal foundation for business raids by metro Phoenix's sheriff, arguing the Legislature's intent in passing the statutes wasn't to confront identity theft but rather to combat illegal immigration. District Judge David Campbell that the argument about...

  • Scant information has emerged since GT Advanced Technologies Inc filed for bankruptcy last week, wiping out most of its market value and triggering speculation about what may have soured its Apple relationship and torpedoed its prospects. GT Advanced cited strict confidentiality requirements in its Apple contracts which, if violated, carry fines of $50...

  • Scant information has emerged since GT Advanced Technologies Inc filed for bankruptcy last week, wiping out most of its market value and triggering speculation as to what may have soured its Apple relationship and torpedoed its prospects. GT Advanced cited strict confidentiality requirements in its Apple contracts which, if violated, carry fines of $50...

  • *Qualcomm beats out possible bidder Microchip for CSR. *CSR purchase helps Qualcomm diversify beyond phones. Qualcomm Inc agreed to buy CSR Plc for $2.5 billion, offering what it hopes is a knock-out blow to win the British Bluetooth specialist which is growing in areas like automotive and wearable devices.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 14- Intel Corp gave a current-quarter revenue forecast above expectations as demand for personal computers recovered. Intel said in a statement on Tuesday that demand for its chips was in good shape. Intel posted third-quarter net income of $3.32 billion, or 66 cents a share, compared with $2.95 billion, or 58 cents a share, in the year-ago...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 14- A New York state judge ruled on Tuesday that the privately held producer of AriZona iced tea should pay about $1 billion to buy out the half of the beverage maker owned by the co-founder and his son. Driscoll's ruling followed a nonjury trial and six years of litigation between Ferolito and Vultaggio, onetime friends from Brooklyn who launched...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 14- A New York state judge ruled on Tuesday the privately held producer of AriZona iced tea should pay about $1 billion to buy out the half of the beverage maker owned by the co-founder and his son. Nassau County Supreme Court Justice Timothy Driscoll arrived at the amount the company must pay John Ferolito and a trust set up for his son after...

  • Giffords begins 9-state tour on women, guns Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 2:17 AM ET

    Gabby Giffords on Tuesday urged women in Maine to help prevent stalkers and abusers from getting guns, part of a nine-state tour to advocate for tougher laws she says can protect domestic violence victims. The former Arizona congresswoman, who was severely wounded in a 2011 shooting in Tucson that killed six people, told law enforcement officials, domestic...

  • List of new cities for Dallas flights Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    Southwest Airlines and Virgin America began long-haul flying from Dallas Love Field on Monday, as soon as a federal law restricting such flights expired. —Southwest: Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando and Washington. Starting Nov. 2, Southwest will add Atlanta; Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, Florida; Orange County and San Diego, California;...

  • Southwest poised will increase flights in Dallas Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    Some facts and figures about Southwest Airlines' expansion at Dallas Love Field:. —New destinations: Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando and Washington starting Monday; Atlanta; Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, Florida; Orange County and San Diego, California; Nashville; New York; and Phoenix, starting Nov. 2. —Southwest expects to operate about 160...

  • Oct 10- A Delaware judge said Royal Bank of Canada must pay $75.8 million in damages to former shareholders of Rural/Metro because it failed to disclose conflicts of interest that tainted the $438 million buyout of the ambulance operator. Delaware Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor Travis Laster found that the value of Rural/Metro shares were $21.42 at the...

  • Oct 10- GT Advanced Technologies Inc said it will cut 890 jobs, close an Arizona plant expected to make scratch-resistant screens for Apple Inc, and suggested it could pursue legal claims against the iPhone maker while revamping under bankruptcy. "GT believes that it has many claims against Apple arising out of its business relationship with Apple," the company...

  • Oct 10- GT Advanced Technologies Inc said it will cut 890 jobs, close an Arizona plant expected to make scratch-resistant screens for Apple Inc, and suggested it could pursue legal claims against the iPhone maker while revamping under bankruptcy. "GT believes that it has many claims against Apple arising out of its business relationship with Apple," the company...

  • iPhone glass maker wants to shut down Mesa factory Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    PHOENIX— A manufacturer of sapphire glass that Apple Inc. uses in iPhones told a bankruptcy court Friday that it wants to shut down a Mesa factory that was once touted as a big job creator for Arizona. In a bankruptcy court filing Friday, the company outlined its plans to wind down operations at the Mesa factory by the end of the year along with a second facility in...

  • Semiconductor shares sink after Microchip warns Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Semiconductor stocks plunged after Microchip Technology cut its sales outlook for the quarter and warned investors to expect bad news from others in the sector. Microchip Technology Inc., based in Chandler, Ariz., said it now expects second quarter sales of about $546.2 million, down from a range of $560 million to $575.9 million. Microchip dropped...

  • SEATTLE, Oct 9- Microsoft Corp's chief executive officer suggested on Thursday that women in technology should not ask for raises but have faith in the "system", bringing a torrent of criticism and causing the executive to backtrack after the statement. Satya Nadella, who became CEO in February, was asked how women should get ahead in the tech world at a three-day...