Business

Arizona is lining up more than $28 million in tax breaks for Apple's global command center in Mesa, which will employ hundreds of fewer jobs than initially planned. Experts weigh in on the pros and cons.
February 16, 2015
Phoenix lost one of its last remaining video rental stores this month. But not to the economy. Superstar Video was still doing well – until a fire consumed the building and the store’s 20,000 DVDs.
February 19, 2015
On Thursday, Salt River Project, the state's second-largest utility, may decide to impose its first rate hike in 2 1/2 years and begin charging an additional fee to its solar customers, a proposal that has drawn criticism from the solar industry.
February 23, 2015
Salt River Project approved a 3.9 percent rate hike, which included an average $50 monthly charge to solar customers, during a marathon meeting on Thursday.
February 26, 2015
The Valley's explosive housing recovery in recent years officially slowed down in 2014, ending the year with a modest 5.4 percent increase in home prices. With investor interest waning, the rebound now lies in the hands of traditional buyers, who experts say could start returning to homeownership this coming year.
February 18, 2015
Four months after Apple's former sapphire glass supplier went bankrupt, Gov. Ducey announced on Monday the tech giant will turn its Mesa facility into a $2 billion global command center. But the facility will create fewer permanent jobs and it's unclear what tax incentives might be involved.
February 02, 2015
A project aimed at converting a piece of land along Tempe Town Lake into a multi-use space fell through. It’s the second major development in the area to fail. The Tempe City Council will discuss this evening what to do with the space.
January 29, 2015
As the cost for Super Bowl commercials hit record highs this year, advertisers hope to engage consumers with more meaningful messages and less provocativeness.
January 28, 2015