Business Desk

Entrepreneur on computer
Phoenix Startup Week kicked off on Monday. Across the Valley, technology experts and entrepreneurs are meeting and sharing ideas on all things tech.
February 20, 2018
shopping bags
It’s gotten easier and cheaper to buy clothes over the past several years, as "fast fashion" has become more prevalent.
February 19, 2018
Phoenix says taxpayers could be the big losers if a bill at the state capitol becomes law.
February 19, 2018
Metrocenter sign
Phoenix hopes to cash in on a provision in the federal tax bill approved by Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump two months ago. The city has identified nearly 50 areas as opportunity zones.
February 17, 2018
Navajo Generating Station
The Arizona Legislature is being asked to exempt coal used in a power plant on the Navajo Nation from the state's sales tax as a way to help make the plant more attractive for potential buyers.
February 15, 2018
Medical marijuana at Giving Tree
Bill banning child-like packaging on medical marijuana products has bi-partisan support.
February 15, 2018
Insys Therapeutics logo
A report Monday from U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said Phoenix-based Insys Therapeutics is one of five opioid manufacturers that paid more than $10 million to advocacy groups and doctors tied to them, and as a result, play a significant role in contributing to the opioid epidemic.
February 15, 2018
aquponics plants and tubs
Freshwater prawns are raised right here in the desert, believe it or not.
February 14, 2018
man with empty wallet
How expensive is it to be poor in the U.S? It’s a question that’s gotten renewed attention after Bank of America recently got rid of its only free checking account without a minimum balance requirement.
February 14, 2018
An Arizona House committee backed a plan to send the 2016 voter-approved minimum wage hike and paid sick leave initiative back to the ballot.
February 13, 2018
Gabriel Mendoza
Arizona’s earliest residents grew teparies for thousands of years, but in recent history, the beans were at risk of shriveling into obscurity.
February 13, 2018
A bill moving through the Arizona Senate seeks to freeze minimum wage and repeal sick pay.
February 12, 2018
"Dragon's teeth" slow the flow of water passing through the Laguna Dam.
We all know Hoover Dam, and you might know about the Imperial or other dams that manage the Colorado River. But the very first completed dam on the Colorado was the Laguna Dam. It diverted water to farm fields in the Yuma Valley.
February 12, 2018
Grand Canyon
As winter winds down in Arizona, so does travel revenue from snowbirds who visit, and that means the state’s biggest export business is doubling down to generate spring and summer dollars.
February 12, 2018
skull valley
Skull Valley was originally settled as those going West came to find metals in the ground. Those mines also helped build the towns, and are long gone - except for one. The changing values of a small town built from the mining industry.
February 12, 2018
taxes
Tax-related scams and identity theft are still serious issues across the United States, especially during tax-filing season.
February 09, 2018
rough stone
The state’s official gemstone once adorned Egyptian pharaohs and Aztec rulers, but to Arizonans it’s the stone of silver-set belt buckles, Sedona artists, Scottsdale galleries – and a rich Native American cultural heritage. Join us as we trace turquoise’s story from its archaeological past to it uncertain future.
February 09, 2018
Photo of six-wheeled delivery robot.
Arizonans could soon find themselves sharing the sidewalks with armies of small six-wheeled automated robots delivering everything from lunch and groceries to the mail.
February 08, 2018
Navajo Generating Station
Hundreds of coal miners and their families rallied outside of the Arizona state capitol to protest the impending closing of the Navajo Generating Station.
February 08, 2018
Mesa Mayor John Giles
There’s good reason why the City of Mesa has jumped from 38th to 36th largest city in the country. Mesa Mayor John Giles highlighted four of them in his State of the City address.
February 07, 2018

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