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  • PHOENIX _ Viad Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $22.4 million. For the current quarter ending in September, Viad expects its per-share earnings to range from 25 cents to 35 cents. Viad shares have fallen 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PHOENIX _ Pinnacle West Capital Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $122.9 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.22 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • PHOENIX— A lawyer representing 36 Republican lawmakers told a judge Thursday that keeping a hospital assessment in effect to help fund the state's Medicaid expansion would gut a voter-approved law requiring a two-thirds vote for tax increases. Christine Sandefur, of the Goldwater Institute, urged Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Douglas Gerlach to...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Mary Hudetz, a former Associated Press journalist and current editor of Native Peoples Magazine in Phoenix, will return to the AP in August to become the news cooperative's law enforcement reporter in Albuquerque. "We are excited to have her join our team in Albuquerque." Her nearly two-year stint as editor of the bimonthly Native Peoples...

  • Freeport-McCoRan launches business review to cut costs Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 1:03 PM ET

    Shares of Freeport-McMoRan jumped Tuesday after the company said it has started reviewing its mining and oil and gas businesses to look for cost-cutting opportunities in the face of weak markets for its products. Freeport-McMoRan Inc.' s assets include mining operations in North and South America, oil and gas assets in the United States and a minerals...

  • Swift Transportation meets 2Q profit forecasts Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 4:07 PM ET

    PHOENIX _ Swift Transportation Co. on Monday reported second-quarter profit of $51 million. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 37 cents per share. Swift Transportation shares have declined 25 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Western Alliance beats 2Q profit forecasts Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 8:39 AM ET

    PHOENIX _ Western Alliance Bancorp on Monday reported second-quarter profit of $34.7 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 45 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $117.2 million.

  • TORONTO/ JAKARTA, July 25- Shares of diversified miner and energy producer Freeport-McMoRan sank for a second session on Friday, as uncertainty around Indonesian mining contracts added to worries about spending plans, high debt and falling commodity prices. "They haven't completed the terms," Coal and Minerals director general Bambang Gatot told reporters...

  • TORONTO, July 24- Shares of diversified miner and energy producer Freeport-McMoRan sank for a second session Friday, as uncertainty around Indonesian mining contracts added to worries about spending plans, high debt and falling commodity prices. Over the past two days, Freeport's market capitalization has shed some $2.9 billion, dropping to $12.75 billion...

  • WASHINGTON— The U.S. housing market has sizzled this summer, lifting expectations that home sales will finally help drive an economic expansion now in its seventh year. Signs are emerging that housing's momentum may be destined to falter in coming months. Analysts note that some of the key foundations needed to sustain a brisk pace of home-buying in the long run...

  • DESERT CENTER, Calif.— Construction crews have been laboring around the clock to meet a Friday deadline for the partial reopening of about 50 miles of Interstate 10 through the California desert that was closed when flash flooding damaged several bridges. The California Department of Transportation said limited traffic would resume at noon— five days after...

  • Republic Services tops Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 4:42 PM ET

    PHOENIX _ Republic Services Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $190.3 million. Republic Services expects full-year earnings to be $2.02 to $2.05 per share. Republic Services shares have risen roughly 1 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen 2 percent.

  • Yvonne Peach was up late posting a new special on the website for her historic Yuma hotel. Yuma is usually a sleepy town on the way to San Diego. Parker, Arizona, about 36 miles north of I-10 near the California border, saw a huge spike in traffic on Monday, said tourism coordinator Josh Savino.

  • July 23- Diversified U.S. miner and energy producer Freeport-McMoran Inc reported an unexpectedly strong adjusted profit on Thursday as sales of the metals and oil it produces rose, but its hefty debt load swelled and it also posted a big net loss. The Phoenix, Arizona- based company's net loss of $1.85 billion, or $1.78 per share, resulted from writedowns on its oil...

  • TORONTO, July 23- Diversified U.S. miner and energy company Freeport-McMoran Inc reported a sizeable second-quarter net loss on Thursday, reflecting a big write-down for the value of its oil and gas properties and slumping prices for the copper, gold and oil that it produces. The Phoenix, Arizona- based company reported a net loss attributable to shareholders of...

  • Mobile Mini misses Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 8:24 AM ET

    PHOENIX _ Mobile Mini Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $9.4 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 36 cents per share. Mobile Mini shares have increased slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • Freeport-McMoran reports 2Q loss Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 8:18 AM ET

    The mining company lost $1.84 billion, or $1.78 per share, compared with profit of $482 million, or 46 cents per share, a year prior. The results beat Wall Street expectations, with the average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research set for earnings of 11 cents per share. The results fell short of expectations, with four analysts surveyed by...

  • TORONTO, July 23- Diversified U.S. miner and energy company Freeport-McMoran Inc reported a sizeable second-quarter net loss on Thursday, reflecting a big write-down for the value of its oil and gas properties and slumping prices for the copper, gold and oil that it produces. The Phoenix, Arizona- based company reported a net loss attributable to shareholders of...

  • Crews work to reopen I-10 in California desert by Friday Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 2:26 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The main route connecting Los Angeles and Phoenix, which was closed when a surge of floodwater damaged several bridges spanning small desert gullies, is set to partially reopen Friday— far sooner than officials first estimated. The California Department of Transportation had expected repairs on Interstate 10 to take weeks but announced Tuesday...

  • Knight Transportation beats 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 9:09 AM ET

    PHOENIX _ Knight Transportation Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $27.6 million. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 37 cents per share. Knight Transportation shares have declined 17 percent since the beginning of the year.