Business Desk

Less than a month after Phoenix leaders approved plans to build a parking garage at Park Central Mall, a new tenant has been revealed.
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AZ Needs More Reserves To Weather Economic Downturn
While U.S. states’ financial health has strengthened in 2018 compared with last year, fewer than half have enough financial reserves to weather the first year of a moderate recession, according to a report released Monday.
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Study Details Costs Of High Arizona Imprisonment Rate
Arizona has the fourth-highest per capita imprisonment rate in the country and a new report details the factors putting people behind bars. On the heels of a similar report released by the ACLU, FWD.US is out with a study of the causes for Arizona’s high imprisonment rate.
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Canadian Company Acquires Helium Rich Arizona Land
Earlier this month, about 4,000 acres of federal land in northern Arizona were put up for auction for oil and gas development.
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Canals Could Become Economic Engines For Valley
As the weather starts to get a bit cooler, at least in the morning and evening, you might start to see more and more walkers, joggers, cyclists, dog walkers and other people along the canals that run through the Phoenix area.
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Neo-Luddite Movement Grows
During the Industrial Revolution, some textile workers, called Luddites, rebelled against the machines replacing them. Today, in a world of Russian hacking and tracking and targeted ads, there is a new wave of luddites who view technology with a healthy dose of skepticism.
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Modern Technology Raises Ethical Questions
Staying connected to the world, work and family is easier than ever — if a little tiring — thanks to technological advances in smartphones, smart speakers and search engines. But changes are so rapid now that huge questions keep popping up — especially ethical questions.
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Lucid Motors Could Be Making Its Way To The Valley
A major cash investment, made via the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, is intended to provide the needed capital allowing Lucid Motors to complete its Arizona manufacturing facility.
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Talking Stick Resort Set To Reopen
Talking Stick Resort plans to reopen on Monday, more than a month after monsoon storm flooding closed the hotel and casino.
Scottsdale Progress Relaunches With Smaller Staff, Big Aspirations
The first issue of Scottsdale’s hometown newspaper published in 1948 — before the city was even officially a city. The last iteration of the Scottsdale Progress ended in 2009. The paper relaunched Sunday, Sept. 16 — an anomaly in an era of shrinking local news coverage.
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Brnovich Breaks Silence On Cellphone Consumer Fraud Investigation
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich spoke out for the first time about his investigation into a major search engine company's possible violation of the Consumer Protection Act.
Patients Seek Alternatives To EpiPen During Shortage
Walgreens announced recently that it’ll stock Auvi-Q as an alternative to patients who need epinephrine. This is in the midst of a shortage of EpiPens, which has had some patients and pharmacies scrambling for the medicine used to treat severe allergic reactions.
AZ Aerospace Company Grows In Sonora
Tempe-based Walbar Engine Components recently finished work on a new manufacturing facility in the Sonoran port city of Guaymas, near San Carlos.
Saudi Investment To Help Arizona Car Factory
A $1 billion investment from Saudi Arabia is expected to fund a new factory in Pinal County.
The NFL And The Culture War
It seemed, for a while, the popularity of the NFL was on a dramatic upward trend that didn’t have an end in sight. But then a decision by some players to protest police violence by kneeling during the playing of the national anthem put the NFL right in the middle of the culture wars.
No Protections For Tenants In AZ Eviction Cases
Last year, landlords in Maricopa County filed nearly 63,000 eviction lawsuits. And, when they go through court, they can be completed in no time at all, according to a new investigation by Alden Woods and Agnel Philip for The Arizona Republic.
Boas On The Port Of Tucson
The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
Tucson Community For Adults 55+ Features Brewery
SaddleBrooke Ranch just north of Tucson announced its opening a brewery and has even hired a brewmaster. As unique as this might sound, it’s not really. Other age-restricted communities feature wine cellars, movie theaters and bowling alleys.
Tempe Dispensary Touts Nation’s First Cannabis Kitchen
Tempe will soon be home to what’s believed to be the country’s first full-service cannabis kitchen. While pre-packaged snacks and shelf-stable food items have been available at Arizona dispensaries, fresh foods made on-site have not.
Report: Arizona Ranks 4th For Aerospace Attractiveness
When it comes to the aerospace and defense sector, a new report ranks Arizona high for attractiveness, but the state’s ranking has dropped a bit.
AZ Income Up, But Still Lags Behind Pre-Recession Levels
The median household income in the U.S. has been climbing since 2012 and finally — in 2017 — it crested pre-recession levels from 2007. But Arizona's median household income, at $56,581, is just shy of 2007 and 2008 numbers.