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  • Advanced Technology Group leader Eric Meyhofer wouldn't give a specific start date but he said Uber won't deploy the driverless cars without human backups unless they are proved safe. Waymo, the name of the autonomous car unit of Alphabet Inc.' s Google, currently is testing on public roads in the Phoenix area without human backups and plans to carry passengers...

  • Amazon, the nation's largest online retailer, shook up the industry with its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods last year, prompting traditional grocery sellers to look for ways to profitably deliver fresh food and shelf-stable pantry items. Sprouts, which delivers to homes in eight U.S. cities through a partnership with Amazon Prime Now, said it will add...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 9- U.S. healthy food supermarket chain Sprouts Farmers Market on Tuesday said it will offer home delivery through Instacart, becoming the latest grocer to partner with the startup since Amazon.com revived its push into food sales. Amazon, the nation's largest online retailer, shook up the industry with its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 9- Ford Motor Co on Tuesday said it will partner with delivery service Postmates Inc as the automaker starts later this year testing in a U.S. city how to transport people, food and packages using its self-driving cars. Ford's plans challenge the ambitions of ride services companies like Uber Technologies Inc and highlight how automakers and those...

  • Las Vegas, Jan 9- Ford Motor Co on Tuesday said it will partner with delivery service Postmates Inc as the automaker starts testing ways to transport people, food and packages using its self-driving cars in a U.S. city during the first quarter. Ford's plans challenge the ambitions of ride services companies like Uber Technologies Inc and highlight how...

  • NEW YORK— Natural grocery chain Sprouts is teaming up with Instacart to expand its delivery options, a strategy many chains have been racing to adopt since Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods last year. Sprouts, which competes with Whole Foods, will start offering Instacart delivery in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, on Tuesday. Sprouts CEO Amin Maredia says the...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Atlantic City's most spectacular casino flop is getting another chance under new ownership and a new name. Colorado developer Bruce Deifik said Monday he had purchased Atlantic City's former Revel casino hotel from Florida businessman Glenn Straub for $200 million. "We are incredibly excited that we were able to take advantage of the...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 7- Nvidia Corp will partner with Uber Technologies Inc and Volkswagen AG as the graphics chipmaker's artificial intelligence platforms make further gains in the autonomous vehicle industry. Uber has been using Nvidia's GPU computing technology since its first test fleet of Volvo SC90 SUVS were deployed in 2016 in Pittsburgh and Phoenix.

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 7- Nvidia Corp will partner with Uber Technologies Inc and Volkswagen AG as the graphics chipmaker's artificial intelligence platforms make further gains in the autonomous vehicle industry. The company, which already has partnerships in the industy with companies such as carmaker Tesla and China's Baidu, makes computer graphics chips and has...

  • DETROIT, Jan 5- The warehouse of a Michigan man who sold donated body parts to researchers was littered with dead flies, dog bowls and human remains frozen together in flesh-on-flesh chunks, a federal agent testified Friday. The grisly description came during the opening day in the federal trial of businessman Arthur Rathburn, who sold or leased donated body...

  • Aurora Innovation on Thursday announced that it had signed partnerships with Hyundai and Volkswagen to help the automakers develop autonomous vehicles, a major step in the tightening competition. Urmson, who led autonomous vehicle development efforts at Alphabet Inc.' s Google for more than seven years, started Aurora last year with former Tesla executive...

  • Workers construct mini-bikes at motorcycle and go-kart maker Monster Moto in Ruston, Louisiana.

    Hiring across the U.S. was 24.2 percent higher last month than a year earlier, LinkedIn says.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 4- Silicon Valley start-up Aurora announced on Thursday partnerships with Volkswagen AG and Hyundai Motor Co to develop a self-driving system within their vehicles, the latest tie-up between global automakers and Silicon Valley tech companies. For Hyundai, Aurora's technology will be incorporated into custom-developed models and...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 31- Disney-Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has cleared the $1 billion milestone in worldwide grosses in less than three weeks. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" pulled in $120.4 million globally on the New Year's Eve weekend with $52.4 million at 4,232 domestic venues and $68 million internationally during the Friday-Sunday period.

  • PHOENIX, Dec 27- Sam Kazemi stood over the old mans corpse. On this day in November 2013, the corpse before Kazemi typified the donors who gave their remains to his employer, Biological Resource Center. He had lived with his wife in a mobile home in Mohave Valley, Arizona, and had died six days earlier, aged 75.

  • LOS ANGELES Dec 12- Communities across the United States are looking to replace their dirty diesel buses, ushering in what some analysts predict will be a boom in electric fleets. A typical 40- foot electric bus costs around $750,000, compared with about $435,000 for a diesel bus. Bus ridership is falling nationwide, according to the American Public...

  • LOS ANGELES Dec 12- Communities across the United States are looking to replace their dirty diesel buses, ushering in what some analysts predict will be a boom in electric fleets. A typical 40- foot electric bus costs around $750,000, compared with about $435,000 for a diesel bus. Remember 20 years ago someone paid $20,000 for a plasma TV and then 10 years later it...

  • LOS ANGELES Dec 12- Communities across the United States are looking to replace their dirty diesel buses, ushering in what some analysts predict will be a boom in electric fleets. A typical 40- foot electric bus costs around $750,000, compared with about $435,000 for a diesel bus. Remember 20 years ago someone paid $20,000 for a plasma TV and then 10 years later it...

  • JAKARTA, Dec 5- Indonesia said on Tuesday it plans to acquire Rio Tinto's stake in the Grasberg copper mine operated by Freeport-McMoRan Inc, potentially solving a drawn-out problem for all three parties. To meet new Indonesian ownership rules, Phoenix, Arizona- based Freeport agreed in August to divest 51 percent of its Indonesia unit to the government.

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 5- Pizza Hut on Tuesday began offering beer delivery in a downtown Phoenix restaurant as part of a larger test aimed at setting the chain apart from stronger rivals such as Domino's Pizza Inc.. Pizza Hut's beer delivery menu in Phoenix includes six-packs of Budweiser, Bud Light, Shock Top and Kilt Lifter, a local brew. More than 1,700 Pizza Hut...