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  • California withholds findings on oilfield contamination Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 2:53 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— California oil-and-gas regulators have refused for nearly a year to release findings of what they termed a "highest-priority" investigation of possible oilfield contamination into the water aquifers that serve millions of people in and around Los Angeles. A separate, state-commissioned report by the California Council on Science and...

  • TORONTO, July 23- Toronto taxi drivers are launching a class-action lawsuit against ride-sharing company Uber Technologies Inc, seeking more than C $400 million in damages and an injunction to stop it operating in the Canadian province of Ontario. Law firm Sutts, Strosberg LLP, which is representing the taxi drivers, said in a statement on Thursday that the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 23- The state of Washington can require a pharmacy to deliver medicine even if the pharmacy's owner has a religious objection, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday, the latest in a series of judgements on whether religious believers can opt out of providing services. The ruling, from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco,...

  • *Caterpillar falls after lower quarterly profit. July 23- Wall Street fell for the third straight day, with the Dow Jones industrial average lower for the year after disappointing results from bellwethers such as 3 M and Caterpillar. American Express fell 3.2 percent to $76.40 as revenue missed expectations while 3 M was down 3.4 percent at $150.09 after the...

  • *Caterpillar falls after lower quarterly profit. July 23- The Nasdaq composite and the S&P 500 were higher on Thursday after two days of losses, while the Dow Jones industrial average was at a week-low on disappointing results from bellwethers such as 3 M and Caterpillar. "Companies such as Caterpillar are a litmus test for the global economy especially at a time...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— The push for a higher minimum wage gained momentum on both sides of the country, with New York embracing an eventual $15 an hour for the state's 200,000 fast-food workers and the huge University of California system announcing the same raise for its employees. The 240,000- student University of California becomes the nation's first public...

  • Uber growth unhampered in surprise deal with NYC Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 1:27 AM ET

    Just before a City Council vote that could have capped the number of cars Uber can have on city streets, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced late Wednesday that Uber agreed to a four-month study on the impact of the cars on the city's traffic and the environment. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced that the study will be passed...

  • On Wednesday, University of California President Janet Napolitano announced the 10- campus system would pay its employees that much by late 2017, while a New York wage board backed an eventual $15 an hour for the state's 150,000 fast-food workers. Voters in SeaTac, Washington, population 27,875, made their suburban Seattle city the nation's first with a $15-...

  • Dolby Laboratories beats 3Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 4:42 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO _ Dolby Laboratories Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $35.5 million. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $235.6 million. For the current quarter ending in September, Dolby Laboratories expects its per-share earnings to range from 43 cents to 49 cents.

  • UPDATE 2-Citi to shut Banamex USA, pay $140 mln fine Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 3:56 PM ET

    July 22- Citigroup Inc said it would shut its Banamex USA operations and pay $140 million to regulators who alleged the bank did not correct weaknesses they had found in 2012 in its anti-money laundering programs. California- based Banamex USA is an affiliate of Banco Nacional de Mexico, which Citigroup bought in August 2001. The payment, the largest by a bank to...

  • Bernie Sanders is pressing Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton to support a federal minimum wage of $15 an hour as he pushes legislation to boost pay. His bill would phase in increases in the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. While it's unlikely to pass in the Republican-controlled Congress, it puts pressure on Clinton to support...

  • July 22- Citigroup said it would shut banking operations at Banamex USA and that the unit was fined $140 million by U.S. regulators over weaknesses in its anti-money laundering programs. Banamex USA, a unit of the Citi's Mexican bank, has about 300 employees in three branches in California and Texas. Citi said Banamex USA planned to close its Houston and San...

  • Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 12:33 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— The push for a higher minimum wage gained momentum on both sides of the country Wednesday, with New York embracing an eventual $15 an hour for the state's 200,000 fast-food workers and the huge University of California system announcing the same raise for its employees. The 240,000- student University of California becomes the nation's first...

  • On-demand doctor apps bring Uber approach to medicine Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 12:24 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— It was 8 o'clock on a weeknight and Brooklyn resident Sarah Sheehan was reeling from a painful earache. She wouldn't be able to see her doctor until the next morning, and that would require a 45- minute subway ride uptown. Today, 9 out of 10 general practitioners say they do not typically make house calls, according to the American Academy of Family...

  • NYC strikes Uber deal: No cap on company during study Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 11:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK— New York City and Uber struck an eleventh-hour deal that backs off, for now, placing a cap on the number of cars the ride-hailing company can have on the streets of the nation's largest city. Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced late Wednesday— on the eve of a City Council vote that could have established the restriction— that Uber agreed to a...

  • CHICAGO/ SAN FRANCISCO, July 22- Macy's Inc is expanding same-day delivery to several new U.S. markets this summer, one of the most aggressive pushes by a brick-and-mortar retailer in an area dominated by e-commerce giant Amazon, according to a Macy's official. Currently, Macy's is offering the service in Houston, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Washington D.C.,...

  • NEW YORK— It's getting more expensive to be an employer and small business owners say that's making it harder for them to make money. "We're going beyond the point where we can comfortably operate a functioning business and meet the requirements of these laws," says Diana Lamon, who owns a Los Angeles restaurant, Poppy& Rose and a food truck, Peaches' Smokehouse and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— A blue-ribbon panel says curtailing the illegal marijuana market in California should be the primary goal of legalizing the drug's recreational use in the state, and not developing another tax source. Gavin Newsom presents a wide range of choices and competing interests involved as advocates work to bring a recreational use initiative to...

  • Los Angeles County takes step toward $15 minimum wage Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 3:15 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Los Angeles County is crafting a law to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next five years, with supporters arguing it will help lift the working poor into the middle class and opponents warning businesses will have to cut back, move out or close down. Vice President Joe Biden was scheduled to promote a higher minimum wage during a stop...

  • NEW YORK— Fast-food workers in New York state would see a super-sized raise under a plan to phase in a $15 minimum wage— the first time a state has singled out a particular industry for such an increase. "You cannot live and support a family on $18,000 a year in the state of New York— period," Gov. San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles have approved gradual increases to $15...