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  • Dec 5- Uber Technologies Inc's is plotting the return of its self-driving cars, but the company known for its hard-charging style is taking a much more conservative approach as it tries to recover from a fatal accident that upended its autonomous vehicle program. After it receives approval from the state of Pennsylvania, Uber plans to begin driving "a handful" of...

  • CHANDLER, Ariz., Dec 5- Alphabet's Waymo on Wednesday launched a significant development in its costly, decade-long quest for autonomous transportation: self-driving taxis that actually generate fares. With little fanfare, the company has begun charging passengers to use its driverless vehicles in a roughly 100- mile zone in four Phoenix suburbs- Chandler,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 5- Waymo, Alphabet's self-driving unit, launched on Wednesday the first commercial automated ride-hailing service of its size among the main U.S. companies vying to dominate the still nascent market. Waymo is testing mainly in Chandler, Arizona and three other Phoenix suburbs, but also 21 other cities including San Francisco and Silicon...

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 26- FiatChrysler's late Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne argued for deeper auto industry consolidation in an April 2015 presentation which said 50 percent of carmakers' research and development investments were being wasted on duplicate efforts. February 2018- Geely's chairman Li Shufu reveals he has bought a 9.69 percent stake in...

  • Nov 6- Motel 6 will pay up to $7.6 million to Hispanic guests to settle a proposed class-action lawsuit claiming that it violated their privacy by regularly providing guest lists to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Terms of the preliminary settlement with eight Hispanic plaintiffs- seven from Arizona and one from Washington state- were...

  • Alphabet disclosed, for example, that passengers of its self-driving Waymo minivans are now paying for rides, but the offering remains limited to the Phoenix, Arizona region and Waymo's finances are not broken out. Overall revenue rose 21 percent to $33.74 billion, missing analysts' estimate by about $310 million, according to Refinitiv data.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 24- Its one of the biggest bets going in the world of cars. Since May, General Motors Co and its Cruise self-driving car unit have landed $5 billion in investment commitments from Japans SoftBank Group Corp and Honda Motor Co Ltd to develop a robot taxi service that could safely navigate the city streets of San Francisco by the end of next year-...

  • LAS VEGAS, Sept 11- Diane Han is trying to leave the Las Vegas of her childhood behind. Han, 25, grew up in Las Vegas, but went to college in the Bay Area for college and spent a year there working as a biochemist. Few cities were hit as hard as Las Vegas by the 2008 financial crisis and recession, which eroded consumer spending on the sort of fast thrills the city had to offer...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 5- Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. First job: Chuck E. Cheese. I used to live right down the street from Chuck E. Cheese in Tempe, Arizona.

  • LONDON, Aug 29- Phoenix Global Mining, which is reopening a U.S. copper mine abandoned during World War II when its workforce left to fight, plans to list in New York in September after a disappointing launch on London's AIM market. Following a shareprice consolidation in August, shares in Phoenix that listed on AIM in 2017 are trading at 29 pence, down from a peak of 53...

  • Aug 16- U.S. supermarket operator Kroger Co said it will start testing driverless grocery delivery on Thursday with technology partner Nuro at a single Fry's Food Store in Scottsdale, Arizona. Kroger and rival Walmart Inc each have teamed up with autonomous vehicle companies in a bid to lower the high-cost of "last-mile" deliveries to customer doorsteps, as...

  • CINCINNATI, Aug 8- Kroger Co, the nation's biggest supermarket chain, whose founder delivered groceries by horse and buggy, is using a different kind of horsepower in its race with online grocery sellers. The 135- year-old company is experimenting with a variety of technologies as it battles Amazon.com and Walmart Inc to find a profitable formula to serve...

  • CINCINNATI, Aug 8- Kroger Co, the nation's biggest supermarket chain, whose founder delivered groceries by horse and buggy, is using a different kind of horsepower in its race with online grocery sellers. The 135- year-old company is experimenting with a variety of technologies as it battles Amazon.com and Walmart Inc to find a profitable formula to serve...

  • MOSCOW/ SEVASTOPOL, Crimea, Aug 3- U.S. firm Best Western Hotels& Resorts, the last Western hotel chain still in Crimea, has pulled out because of sanctions imposed after Russia annexed the region from Ukraine, two hotel employees said. Other major brands, among them McDonald's Corp and Radisson Hotels have already quit Crimea. The ending of Best Western's presence...

  • MOSCOW/ SEVASTOPOL, Crimea, Aug 3- U.S. firm Best Western Hotels& Resorts, the last Western hotel chain still in Crimea, has pulled out because of sanctions imposed after Russia annexed the region from Ukraine, two hotel employees said. Other major brands, among them McDonald's Corp and Radisson Hotels have already quit Crimea. The ending of Best Western's presence...

  • MOSCOW/ SEVASTOPOL, Crimea, Aug 3- U.S. firm Best Western Hotels& Resorts, the last Western hotel chain still in Crimea, has pulled out because of sanctions imposed after Russia annexed the region from Ukraine, two hotel employees said. Other major brands, among them McDonald's Corp and Radisson Hotels have already quit Crimea. The ending of Best Western's presence...

  • MOSCOW/ SEVASTOPOL, Crimea, Aug 3- U.S. firm Best Western Hotels& Resorts, the last Western hotel chain still in Crimea, has pulled out because of sanctions imposed after Russia annexed the region from Ukraine, two hotel employees said. Other major brands, among them McDonald's Corp and Radisson Hotels have already quit Crimea. The ending of Best Western's presence...

  • DETROIT, Aug 1- AutoNation Inc, the largest U.S. auto retail chain, on Wednesday reported a quarterly net profit that slightly exceeded analyst expectations, with high margins in its used vehicle business offsetting lower profits in new vehicle sales. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida- based company said revenue from used vehicle sales in the second quarter rose 8...

  • Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivan that's party of Waymo's fleet

    Alphabet's Waymo is launching a pilot to drop self-driving car riders off at the bus and train station.

  • *ALPHABET INC'S WAYMO SAYS EXPANDING PARTNERSHIPS IN METRO PHOENIX.