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JAKARTA, May 25- Between 35 and 40 percent of workers at Freeport McMoRan Copper& Gold Inc's Indonesian unit returned to work on Saturday to carry out maintenance work after a tunnel collapse that killed 28 people, a union official said.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.-- The Hopi Tribe of northern Arizona claims that advisers at a national financial services institute schemed to cheat the tribe out of tens of millions of dollars by lying about the value of tribal accounts, making risky investments and collecting fees to which they weren't entitled.
PHOENIX-- Gasoline prices at the pump this Memorial Day holiday weekend will be at their lowest level in three years around Arizona. Tucson has the lowest average gasoline price in Arizona at $3.18 a gallon while Flagstaff has the highest at $3.67.
Jan Brewer's push to expand Medicaid received an obscene and threatening voicemail at her office, a sign that the rancorous debate over embracing a signature component of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul in the state is far from over.
PHOENIX-- A ruling that allows the Tohono O'odham Nation to build a sprawling, Las Vegas-style casino in suburban Phoenix is improper because it is based on an objective interpretation of Arizona's gambling compact, state officials said in a court filing submitted Wednesday.
CARSON CITY, Nev.-- The Nevada Senate endorsed NV Energy Inc.' s plan Wednesday to retire coal-fired power plants and pave the way for the state's biggest electrical utility to transition to more renewable sources. NV Energy has 10 power plants in Nevada, seven of which use natural gas.
SALT LAKE CITY-- The U.S. Interior Department has awarded more than $20 million in grants for water conservation projects in 11 Western states, including several in Utah, Nevada and California. It should result in a savings of 448 acre feet of water annually in the Colorado River, which provides supplies for southern Nevada, California and Arizona.
But the Mountain States of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Utah saw rates fall by 30 percent or more. In 22 states, teen Hispanic birth rates plunged at least 40 percent, which was described as "just amazing," by the report's lead author, Brady Hamilton of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
JAKARTA, May 23- All investigations into a tunnel collapse that killed 28 people at the world's No.2 copper mine, run by Freeport McMoRan Copper& Gold Inc in Indonesia, must be completed before workers return, a trade union official said on Thursday.
NEW YORK-- PetSmart Inc. said Wednesday that its net income grew 8 percent in the fiscal first quarter and raised its forecast for the year, sending the pet retailer's shares higher in aftermarket trading. PetSmart stock rose $1.94, or 2.8 percent, to $71 in aftermarket trading.
SAN FRANCISCO-- California- based chicken producer Foster Farms is recalling about 6,165 pounds of its ready-to-eat grilled chicken breast strips because the strips contain wheat and soy _ known allergens _ which are not listed on the labels of its packages, federal agriculture officials said.
PHOENIX-- A Scottsdale, Ariz. restaurant reopened for business Tuesday night to good reviews after it temporarily shut its doors following an embarrassing reality TV experience.
LONDON, May 22- Copper hit a six week high on Wednesday as a production outage at the world's second-largest copper mine looked set to continue, though gains were capped as investors digested comments on monetary easing from the U.S.
SAN FRANCISCO-- A federal court Tuesday struck down Arizona's ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy absent a medical emergency. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the law violated a woman's constitutionally protected right to terminate a pregnancy before a fetus is able to survive outside the womb. "
CNBC has been ranking all 50 states for competitiveness since 2007. This year's report comes as states continue to get back in fighting shape—fighting for jobs, that is.
*Freeport death toll rises, mine remains shut. LONDON, May 22- Copper rose to its highest level in two weeks on Wednesday, as the dollar weakened and a production outage at world's second-largest copper mine in Indonesia after a tunnel collapse looked set to continue indefinitely.
JAKARTA, May 22- Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc said it will not restart production at the world's second-largest copper mine in Indonesia after a tunnel collapse that killed 28 workers until it is convinced of the mine's safety.
We score all the states on 55 measures of competitiveness and 10 categories, from the cost of doing business to technology and innovation.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 21- PayPal has opened a new data center to help the online payment division of eBay Inc handle its rapid growth, President David Marcus said on Tuesday. The addition means PayPal now has four primary data centers, which it runs from network operation centers at its headquarters in San Jose, California, and Scottsdale, Arizona.
The U.S. Interior Department must consider anew whether a federal law on land acquisitions by the Tohono O'odham Nation prohibits adding its planned casino site to the tribe's reservation because the site is surrounded by the city of Glendale, a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel said in a 2-1 ruling Monday.