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  • New Orleans putting smoked butts in a better place Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 2:55 PM ET

    Developers of the program say New Orleans is the first U.S. city to participate in a large-scale recycling effort launched in Canada last year. Trenton, New Jersey- based recycling company TerraCycle Inc. developed the program in 2012. The first citywide receptacles were placed in Vancouver, British Columbia, in November 2013.

  • Arizona jobless rate rises to 6.9 percent in June Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    PHOENIX— Arizona's unemployment rate rose to 6.9 percent in June, up from 6.8 percent the month before. State economists said Thursday that by comparison, Arizona's jobless rate was 8.1 percent a year ago. Arizona lost 39,500 nonfarm jobs in June.

  • Gasoline prices in Arizona at $3.57 per gallon Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    Officials with AAA Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.57 a gallon. Tucson has Arizona's lowest average gasoline price at $3.38 a gallon and Flagstaff has the highest at $3.79.

  • Wizz Air to keep growing as east Europeans fly more Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    *Wizz Air has grown to be biggest low-cost carrier in eastern Europe. Organic expansion in the region and as far afield as Moscow, Tel-Aviv or Dubai is set to continue while a new phase of growth is likely to come from Wizz Air exploiting the difficulties of state-backed regional airlines that are struggling to survive.

  • *Sanofi mulls fate of 200 older drugs including Plavix. *Sanofi also held talks with TPG and Warburg Pincus. PARIS, July 16- Sanofi has held talks with Abbott Laboratories, Mylan and private equity firms over the possible sale of a 6.3 billion euro portfolio of mature drugs, according to an internal document seen by Reuters.

  • PARIS, July 16- Sanofi has held talks with Abbott Laboratories, Mylan and private equity firms over the possible sale of a 6.3 billion euro portfolio of mature drugs, according to an internal document seen by Reuters.

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 15- GE Aviation Chief Executive David Joyce said the engine manufacturer expected to achieve its Farnborough Airshow target of $30 billion of orders and commitments by the end of Tuesday. Joyce also said GE Aviation hoped to finalise an engine deal soon with Qatar Airways over Boeing 777 X planes.

  • Univ. of Phoenix faces gov't financial aid review Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Apollo Education Group said the U.S. Department of Education will review the administration of federal student financial aid programs by its University of Phoenix subsidiary.

  • Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets' care Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Stung by sticker shock, members of Congress are scrambling to lower the cost of a bill to fix veterans' health care amid a growing uproar over long waits for appointments and falsification of records to cover up the delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals.

  • July 7- United Airlines said on Monday it plans to outsource more than 630 union jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. United Airlines would shift these jobs from its payroll and hire other companies to provide the employees, under the outsourcing plan. "This is a bad business decision for United Airlines," Carlson said.

  • July 7- United Airlines said on Monday it plans to outsource more than 630 jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. United Airlines would shift these jobs from its payroll and hire other companies to provide the employees, under the outsourcing plan.

  • Odds are you guessed Florida, or maybe Arizona- two sunny states that have long been popular with the senior set. Lois O'Grady lives in Vermillion, South Dakota. But the region has another thing going for it: South Dakota was recently named the best state to retire in the nation, handily defeating retiree hot spots like Florida.

  • Rent or buy? The math is changing Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 10:22 AM ET
    Jenna Dillon-Gasparino, her son, William, and Rocky the dog in their house, which is on the market for sharply more than the family bought it for, just four years ago, in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, May 19, 2014. In some markets, buying a house again looks like a perilous investment.

    New analysis shows that renting may prove to be a better decision than buying in major markets as prices rise and bargains disappear. The NYT reports.

  • WASHINGTON, May 20- The U.S. House of Representatives will vote this week on a bill to make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire or demote senior executives, officials said on Tuesday, following accusations that veterans' healthcare delays have led to preventable deaths.

  • WASHINGTON, May 20- The U.S. House of Representatives will vote this week on a bill that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire or demote senior executives, officials said Tuesday, following allegations veterans' healthcare delays have led to preventable deaths.

  • Freeport sheds TX shale assets in $3.1 bln deal Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    Freeport-McMoRan is selling its Eagle Ford Shale assets in Texas to an Encana subsidiary for $3.1 billion.

  • April 7- A unit of UBS AG must pay $5.4 million to a former broker who alleged the firm misled its advisers about the financial health of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc while recommending they sell its structured notes to clients, a securities arbitration panel ruled.

  • DETROIT, April 3- General Motors Co again boosted discounts on its full-size Chevrolet Silverado pickups after being outsold in March by Chrysler's Ram 1500.. On its website, Courtesy Chevrolet of Phoenix on Thursday was advertising a 2014 Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab for $44,669, a $10,066 discount off the sticker price.

  • NEW YORK, March 17- Swings in the foreign exchange market cost U.S.-based multinational corporations nearly $6 billion in revenue in the fourth quarter, according to a report by currency risk management consulting firm FiREapps on Monday.

  • March 14- An experimental Amgen Inc cancer vaccine used to treat advanced melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, proved effective in a late-stage study in shrinking tumors in a way that suggests the drug triggered the intended systemic immune response, according to data presented on Friday.