For years, the Valley’s hotel industry has relied on "staycations" to attract locals — especially during the slower summer months. The idea is for Arizona residents to check into resorts for a weekend or more and enjoy the spa, swimming pool and restaurants. But, the newer trend is to focus on locals year-round.
January 17, 2017
Peanuts
The state of Georgia accounts for about half of all U.S. peanut production. But, southwestern states produce about 18 percent of U.S. peanuts and play an important role in organic farming.
January 16, 2017
Cottonseed
Two thousand fifteen was a near-record low for cotton in the state, but in 2016, farmers planted a third more cotton acres.
Jan. 16, 2017
Kickstarter has opened up development in areas and populations across the country that have not had access to capital before, according to a new a study.
January 19, 2017
A new report said technology is making personal electronics smaller and lighter, and Tempe-based Amkor Technology Inc. is one of the companies leading the change.
January 18, 2017
A pharmaceutical distribution company with Arizona ties has agreed to the largest fine in the history of the Drug Enforcement Administration. The McKesson Corporation will pay $150 million in penalties and suspend sales at distribution centers in four states.
January 17, 2017
police
Safety concerns, taxpayer costs and complaints from residents and business owners have Phoenix leaders taking a closer look at car shows held along Central Avenue.
January 17, 2017
swift transportation
An Arizona federal judge ruled late last week that certain drivers for Phoenix-based Swift Transportation are employees, not contractors.
January 16, 2017
Sprouts Grocery Store
Research by commercial real estate firm CBRE says more than 1.3 million square feet of new retail space opened across the Valley last year. That’s more than the double the year before, but still a fraction of the pre-recession peak.
January 16, 2017
Raytheon logo
A major U.S. defense contractor in Tucson has been green-lighted to sell its missiles to international customers. The U.S. Department of Defense approved Raytheon’s request to sell its Standard Missile-6 abroad.
January 12, 2017
A "do over" vote leads to a new deal between the city of Phoenix and a law firm. During Wednesday’s council meeting, leaders approved a lobbying contract worth more than $100,000 after two council members who originally voted no changed their minds.
January 11, 2017
house for sale
A new housing analysis says 11 percent of Phoenix homeowners are upside-down on their mortgage. But, when the data is broken down by community, it looks a little different.
January 11, 2017
One of the biggest retail highlights for the city of Phoenix last year was landing a new Fry’s Food Store downtown, but bow it’s a vacant Fry’s store that has one council member asking questions.
January 11, 2017