Advertisers often try to get us to buy stuff by first making us laugh. Humor is a common component of ads — but new research looks at what kind of humor is most effective, and what kind might hurt the product being advertised.
A new law on home-sharing in Arizona has taken effect with the new year — among other things, it precludes cities and towns from prohibiting these kinds of transactions and allows for platforms like Airbnb to collect taxes and send them to the state and cities.
It’s hard to miss the unmistakable ringing bells and red kettles outside stores across the state this holiday season. However, not as many people donated to the annual Salvation Army fundraiser this year.
Federal officials hope to make doing business on Native American reservations easier. The update is a long time coming. The last time the U.S. Department of the Interior revised those regulations was more than 30 years ago.
The state court of appeals has ruled that the mother of a firefighter killed in the Yarnell Hill blaze cannot sue the state. In a unanimous opinion, the justices said there was no evidence of “willful misconduct” by anyone involved.
The cryptocurrency Bitcoin has catapulted into the limelight in recent years. But it has problems and other cryptocurrencies have been vying for market share. One that’s been gaining status is based here in Phoenix.
The Arizona Department of Transportation is hoping a new effort will reduce the amount of time drivers are impacted by flooded interstates during heavy rains. They’ll begin replacing 10 of their oldest freeway pump stations in 2017.
Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week’s news: Invisi-bill, Scaredy Spice, Prime Purchase. Our panelists read three stories about someone with a real good reason to move out of their house, only one of which is true.