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  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 30- A push to reform Phoenix's retirement system has become the latest front in a battle between union-backed groups and a Texas hedge fund billionaire over the future of America's public pensions. Hundreds of thousands of dollars, much of it anonymous out-of-state money, has been flowing to backers of a November 4 ballot initiative in Phoenix...

  • UPDATE 1-Behind the scenes of Sanofi's boardroom bust up Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:25 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 29- A boardroom tussle brewing for months at Sanofi came to a head on Wednesday when France's top drugmaker fired its chief executive, wiping more billions off its share price. While the showdown played out in leaks to national newspapers has stunned investors as a "how not to do it" guide to corporate governance, the writing was on the wall in the...

  • Freeport-McMoRan also said on Tuesday that the union leaders at its Grasberg copper mine in Indonesia, where a truck accident in late September resulted in the death of four miners, planned to conduct a 30- day strike beginning Nov. 6. Freeport-McMoRan said Indonesia had approved resumption of operations on Oct. 13 and while most operating areas had normal...

  • Oct 21- Apollo Education Group Inc said it expects new student enrollments at its flagship University of Phoenix to decline at a smaller rate in the coming year, offering hope that the worst is over for the beleagured U.S. for-profit education industry. Apollo's shares rose as much as 6 percent to their highest in over a month after the company said sign-ups at the...

  • How to save, and even cash in, on airport parking Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    A little research can uncover deep discounts, freebies and even options to get paid for leaving your car while on vacation.

  • SEATTLE, Oct 9- Microsoft Corp's chief executive officer suggested on Thursday that women in technology should not ask for raises but have faith in the "system", bringing a torrent of criticism and causing the executive to backtrack after the statement. Satya Nadella, who became CEO in February, was asked how women should get ahead in the tech world at a three-day...

  • SEATTLE, Oct 9- Microsoft Corp's chief executive officer suggested on Thursday that women in technology should not ask for raises but have faith in the system, bringing a torrent of criticism and causing the executive to backtrack after the statement. Satya Nadella, who became CEO in February, was asked how women should get ahead in the tech world at a three-day...

  • DALLAS, Oct 8- A Liberian man who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died in a Texas hospital on Wednesday, his case having put health authorities on alert for the deadly virus spreading outside of West Africa. About 48 people who had direct or indirect contact with the man since he arrived in the United States from Liberia on Sept. 20 are...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Though diet studies disagree about what's worse for you, carbohydrates or fat, most say nice things about eating protein, including its potential for better weight control. In July, Taco Bell started selling high-protein meals, which contain Greek yogurt options and twice the meat as in its traditional burritos and bowls.

  • Sept 5- U.S. job growth slowed down sharply in August and more Americans gave up the hunt for work, giving a cautious Federal Reserve more reasons to wait a bit longer before raising interest rates. *Headline NFP: 142,000 vs 225,000. COMMENTS: WAYNE KAUFMAN, CHIEF MARKET ANALYST AT PHOENIX FINANCIAL SERVICES IN NEW YORK:.

  • Phoenix in deep housing  Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on Phoenix's struggling housing market.

  • Want to move to Phoenix? Market 'slow and steady' Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:55 PM ET
    Phoenix, Arizona.

    A broker tells CNBC that he's "excited about the Phoenix market for an important reason: It's stable."

  • Snapshot of Phoenix real estate  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:36 PM ET

    Gene Urban, The Urban Team broker, highlights three listings in Scottsdale, Arizona.

  • Spotlight on Phoenix real estate  Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    Gene Urban, The Urban Team broker, looks at real estate listings in the Phoenix metro area.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Airports ramping up downtown rail connections Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    In April 2013, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Sky Train began service between the airport’s busiest terminal and Valley Metro Light Rail.

    Dallas, Seattle and other cities are connecting their airports to downtown by rail in hopes of easing headaches and attracting more business.

  • The healthiest housing markets? It'll surprise you Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 12:37 PM ET
    San Jose, Calif.

    Who would have thought that five of Zillow's top 10 healthiest housing markets would be in this state?

  • Phoenix real estate  Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 1:54 PM ET

    Gene Urban, The Urban Team at Realty Executives, weighs in on 3 listings in the Phoenix, Arizona area where the average sales price is about $215,000 in the city.

  • Watch out! Worrisome housing signs appear in West Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 2:24 PM ET

    Sales of existing home sales nationally fell 3.2 percent in October, but in the West they were down 7 percent.