When it comes to end-of-life planning, traditional burial is no longer the predominant choice. In 2015 nationwide— cremation surpassed burial as the preferred method of what the industry calls “final disposition.” And Arizona is one of a handful of states leading the way in that trend. Those changes mean the funeral service industry here is having to adapt.
June 28, 2016
Solar panels
Swiss-based ABB Group will move operations from its facility near Sky Harbor Airport to Latvia and Italy by the end of November.
June 28, 2016
Wider locks have opened, allowing the latest megaships to get through the Panama Canal— the link between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The implications for the U.S. economy will be profound once Asian demand for goods like Arizona cotton and Texas oil and natural gas rebounds.
June 28, 2016
movie theater
Arizona’s film industry is not what it once was, but Sun Studios of Arizona is trying to bring some of the lights, camera and media action back to the state.
June 28, 2016
Tohono O'odham casino
It's the first of a 20-year, $26 million settlement after Glendale dropped its opposition to the West Valley casino in 2014.
June 28, 2016
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton wants the Valley to send more of its products and services to international markets.
June 28, 2016
Eligible students will pay $43 per credit hour for courses that still have open seats after a class first meets.
June 28, 2016
New Mexico State University will now offer discounted tuition to some Mexican students. The new rate will be about half of what out-of-state students pay.
June 28, 2016
Downtown Tempe
Mary Ann Miller, who has been at the center of Tempe business discussions for about two decades will retire from the Tempe Chamber of Commerce in August.
June 27, 2016
Walmart
Walmart is eliminating positions that cover accounting and invoicing. The retail giant is expanding its initial test to simplify processes to about 500 stores, mostly in the West.
June 27, 2016
Diane Maxine Richards
The city of Kingman will ask for a Phoenix law firm’s help in its ongoing quest to recover about $1.1 million dollars allegedly stolen by a former employee.
June 27, 2016
Maricopa County seal
Some U.S. counties are rebounding faster and stronger than others post-Recession. Several by a lot. What these places have in common is what’s called a “super city,” or county, with certain characteristics that drive growth.
June 27, 2016
Forensic pathologists— you know, the docs who do autopsies— are in high demand these days. Nationwide, there are twice as many open jobs as there are people to do the work. That means attracting and keeping these physicians can be a challenge, an issue Maricopa County is currently trying to tackle.
June 27, 2016