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  • Dan Hyer is the second Backpage.com employee to plead guilty in cases in Arizona in which the site has been accused of ignoring warnings to stop running prostitution ads, some of which involved children. In all, six others affiliated with Backpage.com, including founders Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, still face charges in the case. Hyer said about 10 or 11 years...

  • SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.— Kroger will begin testing grocery deliveries using driverless cars outside of Phoenix. Kroger Co., based in Cincinnati, is partnering with Nuro, a Silicon Valley startup founded by two engineers who worked on autonomous vehicles at Google. That Google project is called Waymo, which started its own pilot program last month at Walmart stores in...

  • 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...

  • Now they own their own businesses and live in a 1928 farmhouse on 10 rural acres they bought just south of Spokane, near the Idaho border, where they are raising three children and 18 chickens. "Why not work in a town like Spokane?" Spokane has long been known as a sleepy place with slow growth that chugged along in the shadow of much larger and richer Seattle, 280 miles...

  • PHOENIX _ Cable One Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $43.8 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $7.97 per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $266 million.

  • PHOENIX _ Grand Canyon Education Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $46 million. For the current quarter ending in October, Grand Canyon Education said it expects revenue in the range of $153 million. Grand Canyon Education shares have risen 32 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PHOENIX _ Avnet Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $58.6 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 97 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $4.83 billion.

  • PHOENIX— Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they are dropping the bribery case against former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce and three others after their trial ended three weeks ago with a mistrial. The U.S. Attorney's Office informed a judge in a court filing that all charges will be dismissed against Pierce, his wife Sherry, water company...

  • 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...

  • PHOENIX _ Cavco Industries Inc. on Monday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $19.7 million. On a per-share basis, the Phoenix- based company said it had net income of $2.12. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • 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.

  • Uncertainty about the economic impact of a U.S.- China trade war has pushed copper prices down 14 percent since mid-June but Phoenix- based Freeport has not seen a decline in demand to date, Chief Executive Richard Adkerson said. While Freeport's results bettered expectations, shares were down nearly 6 percent at mid-session at $15.15, after the company said a...

  • TORONTO, July 25- Freeport-McMoRan Inc, the world's biggest publicly listed copper miner, reported bigger-than-expected earnings on Wednesday, as production and prices soared above last year, but flagged market jitters from global trade disputes. Uncertainty around the economic impact of a U.S.- China trade war has pushed copper prices lower in recent...