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  • Ducey explains decision to stop citing Uber, Lyft drivers Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:44 AM ET

    Doug Ducey on Thursday said he stopped state regulators from citing drivers for rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft because the policy wasn't working and was hampering job creation. It comes as the Legislature works on a deal allowing the new and growing ridesharing industry to operate legally while protecting consumers. The Legislature passed a bill...

  • Swift Transportation beats 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:54 PM ET

    PHOENIX _ Swift Transportation Co. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $58.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 48 cents per share. Swift Transportation shares have dropped 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Former Arizona Republic publisher dies at age 67 Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:29 PM ET

    PHOENIX— Sue Clark-Johnson, a pioneering figure in the newspaper industry who served as publisher of the Arizona Republic and Reno Gazette Journal during a lengthy career at Gannett Co., has died. The Arizona Republic reported Wednesday that Clark-Johnson died after a short illness. Clark-Johnson's career in the newspaper business spanned more than four...

  • Renting out homes for Super Bowl can bring big bucks Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 11:15 AM ET

    PHOENIX— Many Super Bowl attendees will choose house rentals over hotels this year in a move that allows homeowners to bring in big earnings if they're willing to take the risk. Vacation home rentals have been available in the Phoenix area for years privately and through websites such as Vrbo and Airbnb, but the focus on the city has never been sharper than this...

  • Knight Transportation beats Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 9:21 AM ET

    PHOENIX _ Knight Transportation Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $32.9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 33 cents per share. Knight Transportation shares have dropped 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *Apple, P&G, Stryker also see headwinds. NEW YORK, Jan 27- A slew of U.S. multinational companies, from DuPont to Procter& Gamble, showed that a strong U.S. dollar hurt their earnings, and several blue-chip exporters said the situation will get worse if the greenback holds its strength. The pain is hitting multiple sectors, including industrial companies such as 3 M Co,...

  • *Apple also at risk; Microsoft shares plummet on currency concern. NEW YORK, Jan 27- A slew of U.S. multinational companies from DuPont to Microsoft Corp showed that a strong U.S. dollar is hammering their earnings, with several blue chip exporters predicting the situation will get worse if the greenback holds its strength. The pain is hitting multiple sectors...

  • PHOENIX— Federal authorities say an immigrant was out on bond and awaiting deportation hearings when he killed a Phoenix- area convenience store clerk over a pack of cigarettes. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement took Altamirano into custody on Jan. 3, 2013, after learning of his conviction in Maricopa County in Arizona. Altamirano was free on bond when two...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Google said Tuesday it has selected four metro areas in the Southeast to receive its fiber optic service that can deliver Internet speeds at more than 50 times the national broadband average. Google officials said five Western cities previously identified as finalists remain in the running for fiber down the line. "We had four cities here in the...

  • Freeport-McMoran reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 8:24 AM ET

    PHOENIX _ Freeport-McMoran Copper& Gold Inc. on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $2.85 billion, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 35 cents per share. Analysts expected $5.18 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says a JetBlue flight from Long Beach, California, and a regional SkyWest jet from Phoenix were the planes involved. Additionally, a Delta Air Lines spokesman says a flight from Los Angeles to Orlando was diverted to Dallas Sunday afternoon due to "a security concern. Laura Eimiller, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Los Angeles, said...

  • Ante up: This year's weirdest Super Bowl bets Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:47 PM ET

    Bettors will be trying to cash in on hundreds of weird bets tied to the Super Bowl. Did someone mention a Punxsutawney Phil?

  • Garden gnome fans fret: SkyMall files for bankruptcy Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:35 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. While flying high over Iowa, they could dream about owning a $16,000 multisensory home sauna or maybe just a grill spatula with a built-in flashlight for $29.95. They don't have a captive audience, "says John DiScala, who runs the travel advice...

  • Jan 23- SkyMall, whose in-flight shopping catalogs have long been a staple of airline travel, has filed for bankruptcy protection, blaming changing consumer habits and the loss of contracts from two major carriers, Delta and Southwest. Xhibit and SkyMall filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors on Thursday night in the U.S. bankruptcy court in Phoenix,...

  • Lori Simons took the bright orange pill at 3 a.m. Eight hours later, doctors sliced into her brain, looking for signs that the drug was working. With special permission from the Food and Drug Administration and multiple drug companies, an Arizona hospital is testing medicines very early in development and never tried on brain tumors before.

  • Western Alliance beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:21 PM ET

    PHOENIX _ Western Alliance Bancorp on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $40.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 43 cents per share. Western Alliance shares have dropped 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Lori Simons took the bright orange pill at 3 a.m. Eight hours later, doctors sliced into her brain, looking for signs that the drug was working. With special permission from the Food and Drug Administration and multiple drug companies, an Arizona hospital is testing medicines very early in development and never tried on brain tumors before.

  • Avnet tops Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    PHOENIX _ Avnet Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $163.7 million. For the current quarter ending in March, Avnet expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.04 to $1.14. Avnet shares have dropped 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase ranked 300 major cities worldwide for economic performance last year.

  • "If you want to see how the international aviation landscape is going to evolve, just look to the United States, where consolidation has left just four major legacy carriers to compete with the low-cost airlines that serve the rest of the market," said Franke, managing partner of Phoenix- based private equity firm Indigo Partners. The former chairman of America...