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  • WASHINGTON— Ahead of a looming partial agency shutdown, the head of Homeland Security increased pressure on Congress to fully fund the department, warning that border control security and other counterterrorism efforts will "grind to a halt." Several insisted they could not accept the two-part strategy proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: a...

  • DALLAS— Federal officials have agreed to let Southwest Airlines Co. keep flying planes that missed an inspection of a backup rudder system if the planes are checked in the next five days. Southwest spokeswoman Brandy King said the groundings caused the airline to cancel about 80 flights Tuesday and 15 more by late Wednesday morning. The FAA acted after talking...

  • OXNARD, Calif.— A commuter train bound for Los Angeles derailed before dawn Tuesday in a fiery collision with an abandoned commercial pickup after the truck's driver took a wrong turn and got stuck on the tracks. Everything was flying, "said passenger Joel Bingham. The train pushed the truck some 300 feet down the tracks, said Robert Sumwalt of the National...

  • Uber partners with Starwood, giving hotel points for rides Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Uber is partnering with hotel chain Starwood to give riders a bit more incentive to choose the ride-hailing service over a taxi. Free hotel nights start at 3,000 points for the lowest tier of hotels, like the Four Points by Sheraton Tucson Airport in Arizona, and can be as high as 35,000 points a night for properties like the St. Regis Princeville Resort in...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 24- Results from Home Depot Inc and Toll Brothers Inc bode well for a continued recovery in the housing market this year, thanks largely to an improving jobs market and low gasoline prices, industry officials and analysts said. Luxury home builder Toll Brothers also lifted its full-year home delivery forecast. Private residential fixed investment...

  • Kona Grill reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:33 PM ET

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ Kona Grill Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $916,000 in its fourth quarter. For the current quarter ending in March, Kona Grill said it expects revenue in the range of $33 million. Kona Grill shares have risen 15 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PHOENIX— The Arizona Legislature wants to help Apple Inc. by extending renewable energy tax credits and exemptions to cover the 1.3- million-square-foot data center it plans to open in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa. The House approved a bill Tuesday that expands a $5 million sales tax credit passed last year to include international operations centers that...

  • First Solar beats 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 4:27 PM ET

    TEMPE, Ariz. _ First Solar Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $192 million. Analysts expected $1.27 billion, according to Zacks. For the current quarter ending in March, First Solar said it expects revenue in the range of $550 million to $650 million.

  • BOSTON— All that snow in New England may make your property look as pretty as a calendar shot, but it won't do you any favors if you're trying to buy or sell a house. The storms that have dropped an epic 8 feet of snow are causing grief for the real estate industry. "Honestly, every day is a new issue," said Kate Lanagan MacGregor, a real estate agent in Mattapoisett, as she...

  • State-by-state breakdown of used cars with open recalls Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports to dealers and car buyers, searched recalls and state registration databases and found that more than 46 million cars are on U.S. roads with recalled parts that have yet to be repaired. Here is a state-by-state breakdown of cars with unfixed recalls in 2014:. Source: Study of 2014 state registration data by...

  • OXNARD, Calif.— A commuter train bound for Los Angeles derailed before dawn Tuesday in a fiery collision with an abandoned commercial pickup after the truck's driver took a wrong turn and got stuck on the tracks. Everything was flying, "said passenger Joel Bingham. Police found the disoriented driver of the demolished Ford F-450 pickup 1.6 miles from the crossing...

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— Questions to ponder as Alaska legalizes marijuana:. BUT WASN'T POT ALREADY LEGAL IN ALASKA? A 1975 Alaska Supreme Court decision protected residents with small amounts of pot in their homes from prosecution.

  • PHOENIX— Steve Dreiseszun says he cannot sit in his backyard or read a story to his son without a sense of dread. For the past several months, he and other residents in a Phoenix neighborhood of historic homes have been jolted— sometimes out of their sleep— by the sound of airplanes flying directly above them. The changes are part of a new program the FAA is rolling out...

  • Feb 23- Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Ltd, an aircraft leasing and maintenance company controlled by the government of Dubai, is looking to sell its aviation services unit, StandardAero, for more than $1.8 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. In 2007, state-owned DAE simultaneously purchased aircraft maintenance services company Landmark...

  • NEW YORK— Solar power companies First Solar and SunPower said Monday they plan to combine some of their assets into an investment vehicle that is intended to provide steady dividends. Both First Solar Inc. and SunPower Corp. would contribute some assets to the partnership, and the companies said they intend to file for an initial public offering.

  • WASHINGTON— Days from a Homeland Security Department shutdown, Senate Republicans sought a way out Monday by splitting President Barack Obama's contested immigration measures from the agency's funding bill. It was far from certain whether it would win any Democratic support, and House conservatives remain firmly opposed to any funding bill for the...

  • Company plans to resume work at Arizona uranium mine Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    The move by Energy Fuels Resources Inc. comes amid a lawsuit challenging the Canyon Mine on national forest land about six miles southeast of Tusayan. Energy Fuels is an intervener in the case. The court previously declined a request from the plaintiffs to keep Energy Fuels from doing any more drilling to reach the body of ore until the case was resolved.

  • Getting into sports events is easy—if you're a CEO Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    Supers Bowl fans mingle outside of University of Phoenix Stadium.

    Arizona invited a slew of business VIPs to the Super Bowl, underscoring how sporting events double as junkets for movers and shakers.

  • A sign for the accountant's business was still on the wall of the building, but it has been closed for 20 years, according to the president of the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP. The NAACP, which has been at the site since 1985, and a barbershop are the only tenants in the building. Henry D. Allen Jr., president of the local NAACP chapter, expressed skepticism...

  • Pinnacle West misses 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 9:01 AM ET

    PHOENIX _ Pinnacle West Capital Corp. on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $5.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 17 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.