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  • WASHINGTON— Employers cut jobs in six U.S. states last month, particularly in hurricane-hit Florida, while hiring increased in five and was mostly unchanged in 39 states. The Labor Department said Friday that Florida lost 127,000 jobs last month, mostly in hotels, restaurants and in construction, after Hurricane Irma flooded much of the state.

  • The first SEC letter, dated Aug. 10, requested a response from Axon within 10 days. It is common for the SEC to ask questions or request additional information from companies about regulatory filings. On Sept. 20, the SEC sent a final letter to Axon, saying it was terminating the review and would "take further steps as we deem appropriate.

  • PHOENIX _ Mobile Mini Inc. on Friday reported third-quarter net income of $11.2 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 33 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $134.4 million.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 20- Are unsuspecting seniors around the United States being scooped up without warning from their homes, placed in nursing homes and having their possessions taken away? The investigation by journalist Rachel Aviv shines a light on problems in the Nevada courts that run the system of court-appointed guardians for the elderly.

  • This photo shows orange wine, a Salinia Wine Company 2012 Sonoma County Chalk Hill Pinot Gris, in New York

    The vineyards of NY's Finger Lakes region known for producing golden-hued rieslings and chardonnays also are offering a splash of orange wine.

  • BURDETT, N.Y.— The sloping vineyards of New York's Finger Lakes region known for producing golden-hued rieslings and chardonnays also are offering a splash of orange wine. A lot of tea flavors, too, come through, "winemaker Vinny Aliperti said, taking a break from harvest duties at Atwater Estate Vineyards on Seneca Lake. The practice dates back thousands of years,...

  • PHOENIX _ Western Alliance Bancorp on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $82.9 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 78 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $217.3 million.

  • *Elliott Advisors representatives attended AGM. LONDON, Oct 19- The new chairman of BHP, the world's biggest miner, threw his weight behind his CEO on Thursday after attacks from activist investor Elliott Advisors prompted speculation that the end of Andrew Mackenzie's tenure was imminent. At least five representatives from Elliott Advisors, which holds 5...

  • DETROIT— General Motors Co. has reached a $120 million settlement with 49 states and the District of Columbia over its defective ignition switches. GM recalled 2.6 million small cars worldwide in 2014 because their ignition switches could slip from the "run" position to the "off" position, shutting off the engine. Every state but Arizona sued the Detroit- based...

  • Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.

    "Whether or not we can get to tax reform, we're going to see over the next couple of months," Flake says.

  • SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ Benchmark Electronics Inc. on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $17.5 million. The Scottsdale, Arizona- based company said it had net income of 35 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in December, Benchmark expects its per-share earnings to range from 34 cents to 38 cents.

  • SANTA FE, N.M.— A New Mexico art gallery owner and a jewelry supplier have pleaded guilty in federal court to criminal charges in the sale of fake Native American jewelry that was manufactured in the Philippines, representing the first conviction in a sweeping international investigation. Ali and Manasra have agreed to forfeit 5,268 pieces of jewelry, while...

  • TEMPE, Ariz. _ Limelight Networks Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $1.8 million in its third quarter. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $43 million. Limelight Networks expects full-year earnings in the range of 6 cents to 8 cents per share, with revenue in the range of $182 million to $185 million.

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate is moving ahead on a Republican budget plan, a critical step in President Donald Trump and the party's politically imperative drive to cut taxes and simplify the IRS code. Once the budget plan passes through the GOP- controlled Congress, the House and Senate can then advance a follow-up tax overhaul measure without fear of a filibuster by...

  • NEW YORK— CNN's Chris Cuomo is hearkening back to his newsmagazine days with a series for the sister network HLN that initially touches on hot-button issues like the opioid crisis, illegal immigration and the sex trade. The documentary series, "Inside with Chris Cuomo," debuts Friday at 9 p.m. and doesn't affect his day job as co-host of CNN's "New Day" morning show.

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate is moving ahead on a Republican budget plan, a critical step in President Donald Trump and the party's politically imperative drive to cut taxes and simplify the IRS code. Once the budget plan passes through the GOP- controlled Congress, the House and Senate can then advance a follow-up tax overhaul measure without fear of a filibuster by...

  • Cruise Automation, a San Francisco- based self-driving software company owned by General Motors Co., aims to begin testing in New York City early next year. GM and Cruise are applying to operate in New York under a new pilot program announced Tuesday by New York Gov. Volkswagen AG's Audi brand and GMs's Cadillac also have demonstrated semi-autonomous...

  • TORONTO, Oct 17- Shares of Canadian marijuana company Aphria Inc sank on Tuesday, after the operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange said cannabis companies with U.S. interests would come under heightened scrutiny and could be delisted. Aphria tumbled 9 percent to C $7.21 in morning trading, after TMX Group Ltd said after the bell on Monday it would launch a review...

  • TORONTO, Oct 16- Canada's TMX Group Ltd, operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, said on Monday that it might delist stocks of marijuana companies with interests in the United States, where their operations are illegal under federal law. The regulators did not prohibit marijuana firms with U.S. ties from listing in Canada, leaving room for any firms rejected by TMX...

  • An online retailer has pulled a costume from its website that depicted Holocaust victim Anne Frank. Carlos Galindo-Elvira, who leads the Anti-Defense League's Arizona office said on Twitter that the costume trivializes Frank's memory. Anne Frank is known from the diary she wrote while in hiding from the Nazis during the war.