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  • DETROIT— Fiat Chrysler and Google will work together to more than double the size of Google's self-driving vehicle fleet by adding 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans. The added vehicles are needed as Google increases real-world testing in four cities including Mountain View, California; Austin, Texas; Kirkland, Washington; and the Phoenix area.

  • PHILADELPHIA— The Philadelphia Police Department is moving to end a requirement that recruits have at least two years of college credits under their belt— a shift the new commissioner says is needed to alleviate hiring woes. Both changes were approved April 20 by the city's Civil Service Commission. Roughly 10 percent of local departments nationwide require...

  • GOODYEAR, Ariz.— An airplane powered only by sunlight has arrived in a Phoenix suburb after completing the latest leg of its global trip. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 landed shortly before 9 p.m. PDT Monday at Phoenix Goodyear Airport after a 16- hour flight from Mountain View, California, south of San Francisco. Maybe slow going isn't so bad when you're flying...

  • PHOENIX _ Pinnacle West Capital Corp. on Friday reported first-quarter profit of $4.5 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 13 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • PHOENIX— A stack of shipping containers sitting in a lot in an industrial section of Phoenix has some developers thinking inside the box. It's also insulated really well, "said Patrick Tupas, who is in the Air Force and along with his wife signed a one-year lease for $1,000 a month. Housing and retail projects using the containers have popped up in recent years in Las...

  • The agreement between SolarCity and Arizona Public Service Co. puts an end to an increasingly public fight pitting the utility against solar companies, for now. That was in response to a SolarCity- backed citizens' initiative mandating that utilities pay homeowners with rooftop solar panels the full retail price for power they send back to the grid.

  • PHOENIX _ Viad Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $7 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 28 cents per share. Viad shares have climbed 8.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PHOENIX _ Republic Services Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $156.7 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 47 cents per share. Republic Services shares have risen slightly more than 7 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has...

  • Southwest Airlines generally keeps to its schedule but American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines make many changes during that time. Let's say a family is flying from Orlando home to Boston. But that flight is $60 more per person than the 9 a.m. flight.

  • LIMA, April 28- Southern Copper Corp's net profit dropped 34.5 percent to $185.1 million, or $0.24 per share, in the first quarter on slumping metal prices, the company said Thursday. The Phoenix, Arizona- based company said it produced 24.8 percent more copper in the first quarter compared with the same quarter in 2015 thanks to its expansion at its Buenavista mine...

  • PHOENIX _ Mobile Mini Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $11 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 28 cents per share. Mobile Mini shares have increased 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PHOENIX _ Inventure Foods Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $1 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 6 cents per share. Inventure Foods shares have climbed 3.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PHOENIX _ Avnet Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $123.5 million. For the current quarter ending in June, Avnet expects its per-share earnings to range from 95 cents to $1.05. Avnet shares have increased 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PHOENIX— Republicans in the Arizona Senate moved Wednesday to send voters a measure mandating separate rates for rooftop solar and requiring state regulators to consider cost-shifts that utilities contend make non-solar customers pay more for their service. The referendum, HCR2041, was approved on a 5-3 party-line vote by the Senate Appropriations...

  • April 26- Freeport-McMoRan Inc expects to have agreed $3 billion worth of asset sales by mid-year, its chief executive said on Tuesday, as the U.S. miner and oil producer tries to whittle down a nearly $21 billion debt pile he described as "a killer." Freeport owns a number of world-class copper assets, including the Grasberg mine in Indonesia and the Cerro Verde mine...

  • Freeport, which had a total of 34,500 employees as of Dec. 31, reported another loss for the first quarter and said it expected to record a charge of about $40 million in the second quarter related to the job cuts and other restructuring costs. The net loss attributable to common stockholders was $4.18 billion, or $3.35 per share, compared with a loss of $2.47 billion,...

  • "These things are crawling all over my city" in tests, "but I had to come to Austin to ride in one," said Liccardo. And so behind the technology display here in Austin was something as formidable as the technology but far less noticed: Google is mounting a lobbying and public-relations campaign across America to win acceptance for "autonomous vehicles," as they're...

  • PHOENIX— Freeport-McMoran's loss widened in the first quarter, but its adjusted results topped analysts' estimates. A year earlier the Phoenix- based company posted a loss of $2.47 billion, or $2.38 per share. That's better than the loss of 20 cents per share that analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research predicted.

  • Prices ticked up slightly last month in the Los Angeles, Boston, Phoenix and Portland, Oregon, metro areas. Rents fell in Cleveland, Memphis and Oklahoma City. For all of 2015, finished construction of multifamily buildings soared 21 percent, according to the Commerce Department.

  • PHOENIX _ Western Alliance Bancorp on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $61.3 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 56 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $160.3 million.