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SAN DIEGO-- The U.S. government began flying Mexican deportees home on Tuesday in a two-month experiment aimed at relieving Mexican border cities overwhelmed by large numbers of people ordered to leave the United States, some who fall prey to criminal gangs.
In Maine, New Jersey and North Carolina, officials have refused to allow new cyber-schools to open this year, citing concerns about poor academic performance, high rates of student turnover and funding models that appear to put private-sector profits ahead of student achievement.
A new study may reassure some women considering short-term use of hormones to relieve hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. JoAnn Manson, preventive medicine chief at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was a study leader and will discuss results Wednesday at a conference of the North American Menopause Society in Orlando, Fla..
Oct 2- Theft and fraud protection services provider LifeLock priced its initial public offering at $9 a share on Tuesday, below the expected range, an underwriter said. LifeLock, founded in 2005, charges customers $10 to $25 a month for fraud protection services. In fiscal 2011, LifeLock's revenue grew 20 percent to $193.9 million.
Oct 2- Theft and fraud protection services provider LifeLock priced its initial public offering on Tuesday below its expected range at $9, an underwriter said. The Tempe, Arizona- based firm raised $141.3 million by pricing 15.7 million shares as planned. It had intended to price at a range of $9.50 to $11.50.
LAS VEGAS-- With billions of dollars at stake, the head of the gambling industry's main lobbying group sounded a pessimistic note Tuesday about the prospect of Congress passing Internet regulatory laws this year.
*Associates working at fry's food stores and smith's food in Arizona ratified. new labor agreement with ufcw local 99. Phoenix, Tucson, and throughout Arizona.
*G-Resources, latest miner to be hit by protests, halts operations. *Indonesia gold output seen to fall in 2012, but to recover to 2011 level in 2013.
LAS VEGAS-- It doesn't look like Congress will pass Internet gambling regulatory laws this year, the head of the industry's main lobbying group said Tuesday, as he cast online wagering hosted by sites overseas as one of the biggest threats to the casino industry in the United States.
TEMPE, Ariz.-- Mobile Mini says Chairman, President and CEO Steven Bunger will step down from those posts at the end of the year. Bunger has worked at Mobile Mini since 1983 and served in various roles. Mobile Mini Inc., which is based in Tempe, Ariz., says a new CEO is expected to be in place when Bunger departs or shortly after that.
Jerry Brown on Monday for last-minute vetoes of bills that could have brought sweeping change to the state's large foreign-born population. They said signing those bills could have further distinguished California as immigrant-friendly compared to states such as Arizona and Alabama, which have been cracking down on illegal immigration.
CoreLogic, a private real estate data provider, also said Tuesday that prices rose 0.3 percent in August from July, the sixth straight monthly gain. Housing prices are rising in most areas, according to CoreLogic.
NEW YORK-- Standard& Poor's said Monday specialty pet retailer PetSmart Inc. will join the benchmark S&P 500 index after the close of trade Thursday, replacing Sunoco Inc. which is being acquired by Energy Transfer Partners LP. Cabela's Inc., a specialty retailer of hunting and fishing gear, will move from the SmallCap 600 to the MidCap 400, replacing PetSmart.
Oct 1- Leap Wireless International Inc:. *Savary Island and T-Mobile USA close spectrum exchanges. *Says Leap adds spectrum in Phoenix and Houston.
The most popular motorsports series in Mexico will make its U.S. debut next season at Phoenix International Raceway. The NASCAR Toyota Series will run at Phoenix on March 1 in conjunction with the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and K&N West Series. NASCAR and PIR officials will hold a Tuesday news conference in Phoenix.
--U.S. pool supply retailer Leslie's Poolmart Inc. is refinancing its existing term loan and paying a dividend to shareholders. --We are assigning a' B' issue-level rating to the company's proposed seven-year $575 million term loan.
PHOENIX-- A proposed Curis Resources copper mine near Florence, Ariz. has been granted a permit to inject sulfuric acid deep underground to leach the metal from the surrounding rock. The state Department of Environmental Quality issued the permit on Friday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- Some illegal immigrants could get California drivers licenses under a bill that Gov. AB2189 by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D- Los Angeles, will let the Department of Motor Vehicles issue licenses to illegal immigrants eligible for work permits under a new Obama administration policy.