Business Desk

The U.S. solar industry is booming. Twice as much solar was installed last year as in 2015. But some say not everyone has reaped the benefits. This week, the U.S. International Trade Commission heard arguments that cheap solar imports have devastated solar manufacturing jobs. Some warn the case could sink the industry.
August 17, 2017
As TopGolf makes plans to build its first West Valley location, Glendale is looking ahead to see just how this new venue will impact the city.
August 08, 2017
University of Arizona farm
The letter details how NAFTA quadrupled American ag exports to Canada and Mexico. It says all of the agriculture college deans quote strongly support the continued robust export of U.S. farm products under NAFTA.
Aug. 17, 2017
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The first round of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ended last week in Washington, D.C., and Canada, Mexico and the United States committed to coming up with a revised treaty quickly.
August 21, 2017
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Phoenix-based opioid drug-maker Insys Therapeutics, Inc. agreed Friday to pay $4.45 million to resolve a lawsuit by Illinois' attorney general. Insys is accused of deceptive marketing practices to sell its opioid-based cancer pain drug.
August 21, 2017
More than two dozen state lawmakers have signed a letter demanding no presidential pardon for the former sheriff of Maricopa County.
August 18, 2017
Chase Field
The dispute between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Maricopa County Stadium District over the future of Chase Field is headed to arbitration. A Superior Court judge ruled on Thursday that the sides must take that approach.
August 18, 2017
Financial jobs office
Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained stuck at 5.1 percent in July.
August 18, 2017
Chase Field
A judge has refused to dismiss the Arizona Diamondbacks' lawsuit against Maricopa County over Chase Field but ordered the two sides to participate in proceedings intended to resolve the dispute without going to trial.
August 17, 2017
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The Department of Labor is suing an Arizona farm for withholding pay from its foreign guest workers, and making them live in horrific conditions.
August 17, 2017
Migrant worker
Changes with the RAISE Act could lower the area's access to workers who fill manual labor jobs.
August 17, 2017
MGC Pure Chemicals
Mesa-based chemical company is expanding its operation to Texas.
August 17, 2017
Uber self-driving car
If you’ve seen a car driving around town lately with what looks like a camera on top, it just might be a self-driving car. That’s because Google, Uber, Waymo and now Israeli company Mobileye are all using Arizona as testing grounds for the development of these autonomous vehicles.
August 16, 2017