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  • A millennial couple looking at a home for sale in Los Angeles.

    A growing number of Californians are contemplating moving from the state due to the sky-high cost of living, with sentiment highest among millennial residents, according to a study released Wednesday.

  • Former astronaut Mark Kelly running for Senate in Arizona

    Former astronaut Mark Kelly, who's married to former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, has announced he will run for the U.S. Senate in Arizona.

  • Gun violence victim and former U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords watches her husband, NASA astronaut Mark Kelly,  speak as they visits City Hall on her 2016 Vocal Majority Tour on October 17, 2016 in New York City.

    Kelly, who has never held political office, became politically active after his wife, Rep. Gabby Giffords, was shot in a 2011 assassination attempt.

  • Google's parent company beat Wall Street's estimates for revenue and profit, but the bigger-than-expected spending prompted investors to question whether cash funneled into Alphabet's newer businesses will generate the returns that its search engine unit historically has. Spending was pushed higher by Google boosting staffing on its cloud computing...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- General Motors Co on Monday said it was starting to hand pink slips to about 4,000 salaried workers in the latest round of a restructuring announced in late November that will ultimately shrink its white-collar workforce in North America by 15 percent out of 54,000.. Two people briefed on the cuts said GM is cutting hundreds of jobs at its...

  • LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten greets a crowd of striking teachers in Grand Park on January 22, 2019 in downtown Los Angeles, California.

    Teachers overwhelmingly approved a new contract Tuesday and planned to return to the classroom after a six-day strike over funding and staffing in the nation's second-largest school district.

  • Jan 22- Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving vehicle unit said on Tuesday it plans to build a plant in Michigan to transform vehicles into autonomous cars for Waymo's ride services business. Waymo has proposed private investments of $13.6 million to build a facility in southeast Michigan and create more than 100 jobs, potentially up to 400 jobs, the Michigan...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 15- Some 30,000 Los Angeles teachers on strike for higher pay, smaller classes and more staff walked picket lines in the rain for a second day on Tuesday as Mayor Eric Garcetti embraced their cause while trying to nudge the two sides back to the bargaining table. There was no immediate word in response from either the mayor's office or LAUSD, which...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 15- Some 30,000 striking Los Angeles teachers demanding higher pay, smaller classes and more support staff from the nation's second-largest school district walked picket lines for a second day on Tuesday, with no new talks on the horizon. The strike, shattering 30 years of labor peace by Los Angeles teachers, has not completely idled instruction...

  • BOSTON, Jan 9- The former chief executive of Insys Therapeutics Inc pleaded guilty on Wednesday to participating in a nationwide scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe an addictive opioid medication and has agreed to become a government witness. Michael Babich, who resigned as the Arizona- based drugmaker's CEO in 2015, pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston...

  • BOSTON, Jan 9- The former chief executive of Insys Therapeutics Inc pleaded guilty on Wednesday to engaging in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe an addictive opioid medication and has agreed to become a government witness. Michael Babich, who resigned as the Arizona- based drugmaker's CEO in 2015, pleaded guilty in Boston federal court to conspiracy and...

  • JAKARTA, Jan 9- Copper concentrate exports from Indonesia's Grasberg mine, the world's second-largest copper mine, are forecast to plunge this year because of a lag in output as operations move from open pit to underground mining, a government official said on Wednesday. The output drop will cut Grasberg's revenue over the next few years just as Indonesia's...

  • JAKARTA, Jan 9- Copper concentrate exports from Indonesia's Grasberg mine, the world's second-largest copper mine, are forecast to plunge this year because of a lag in output as operations move from open pit to underground mining, a government official said on Wednesday. The output drop will cut Grasberg's revenue over the next few years just as Indonesia's...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, Dec 30- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter that he had a "long and very good call" with Chinese President Xi Jinping and that a possible trade deal between the United States and China was progressing well. As a partial shutdown of the U.S. government entered its eighth day, with no quick end in sight, the Republican president was in...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 28- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is investigating a nationwide CenturyLink Inc network outage that has affected service on 911 emergency phone calls across the country, agency chairman Ajit Pai said on Friday. Asked about the FCC investigation, a spokeswoman for CenturyLink said the company had been in contact with the federal...

  • Dec 27- Crude oil output has more than doubled in New Mexico over the last four years, making it the No. 3 producer among U.S. states, but a January change in state leadership to Democratic control has industry executives fearing tougher regulations are coming. Incoming New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and state land commissioner Stephanie Garcia...

  • BOSTON, Dec 26- The former chief executive of Insys Therapeutics Inc has agreed to plead guilty to participating in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid medication in order to boost its sales, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday. Michael Babich, who resigned as the Arizona- based drugmaker's CEO in 2015 and was due to face trial next month, has...

  • Michael Babich, who resigned as the Arizona- based drugmaker's CEO in 2015 and was slated to face trial next month, has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy and mail fraud charges, federal prosecutors in Boston disclosed in a court filing.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 21- Self-driving car startup Zoox Inc has become the first company to receive approval from California regulators to operate an autonomous ride service for public passengers, state regulators said on Friday. The California Public Utilities Commission said Silicon Valley- based Zoox is the first company to join a state pilot program in...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 20- Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday is resuming limited self-driving car testing on public roads in Pittsburgh, nine months after it suspended the program following a deadly accident in Arizona. Reuters reported earlier this month that Uber planned to initially begin driving "a handful" of cars on a mile loop between two company offices in...