Business Desk

U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton held a round table discussion in Phoenix Monday to listen to the concerns of federal workers and nonprofit leaders affected by the partial government shutdown.
9 hours ago
College Closures Leave Students With Difficult Choices
There have been some high-profile closures recently of for-profit colleges like ITT Technical Institute, Arizona Summit Law School and Corinthian Colleges. But many others are shutting their doors as well, which is leaving students in difficult positions.
7 hours ago
Arizona Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Nondiscrimination Law
A central question related to same-sex marriage may again come before the U.S. Supreme Court: Are businesses allowed to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation? On Tuesday, Arizona’s high court will take up the matter in a high profile case challenging Phoenix's protections against discrimination for LGBTQ people.
3 hours ago
Budget Would Fund I-17 Expansion With Vehicle Fee
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed budget includes $130 million, dispersed over three years, to expand Interstate 17. The interstate carries almost 40,000 cars a day between northern Arizona and the Valley, but a single accident can add hours to the commute.
11 hours ago
AZ Tribes Fight Work Requirement For Medicaid
AZ Tribes pave the way for all federally recognized Native Americans to receive Medicaid services without proof of work or volunteer requirements.
11 hours ago
AG Warns Consumers After Massive Data Breech
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning consumers to review and update their online accounts after hackers exposed millions of email addresses and passwords. Brnovich issued the warning after global security research discovered nearly 773 million emails and more than 21 million passwords were exposed in an online database known as "Collection #1."
11 hours ago
AZ High Court Expects To Rule On Religious Rights
Tuesday morning, Arizona’s high court is expected to decide just how far a business owner can go in refusing to serve customers based on their sexual orientation.
11 hours ago
AZ Slow To Adopt Alternative Fuel Despite Climate Change
On Friday, electric car maker Tesla announced massive layoffs across all of its operations. The reason: sales have under-performed as consumers complain about the cost of their electric cars.
11 hours ago
How Retailers Win Shoppers Who Expect Free Shipping
A new study says more online shoppers expect free shipping- and they’re often getting it different ways.
Sedona Drafts Sustainable Tourism Plan
Sedona is in the final drafting of a plan for sustainable tourism.
Corizon Health Loses Arizona Prison Health Care Contract
An Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) press release dated Jan. 18 says Centurion Of Arizona will take over the contract to provide health care at the state prisons July 1. ADC says it reviewed five bid proposals "and concluded Centurion’s offer to be the most competitive and in the state’s best interest."
Higher Cost Estimate In New Phoenix Arena Deal Document
There are More financial details surrounding the proposed arena deal between the city of Phoenix and the Phoenix Suns. It’s the first time the city has publicly shared a breakdown of what it will cost to renovate Talking Stick Resort Arena.
AZ Lawmaker Looks To Change Hacienda
In the late 1990s, the Arizona Legislature passed a bill that exempted intermediate care facilities, like the one where a 29 year old comatose woman was sexually abused, from being licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Unemployment Rate Up In Arizona
The state's jobless rate ticked up a tenth of a point in December as companies shed employees. New figures from the Office of Economic Opportunity put the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 4.8 percent. That is the result, at least in part, of private sector employment dropping by about 1,900 jobs.
AZ Cities And Farmers Battle Over Water Priorities
Jan. 31 is the looming deadline for the Arizona legislature to approve the Drought Contingency Plan, known as the DCP. As a reminder, Arizona has been in a critical drought for almost 20 years.
Pinal Farmers Warned Against Demanding More Water
An organization that represents major Arizona cities is warning Pinal County farmers not to demand more water from the proposed drought contingency plan. Warren Tenney, the executive director of the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, says he believes enough is enough.
Tucson, Pima County Sue Opioid Companies
Pima County and the City of Tucson are the latest to sue opioid companies for their role in the country’s addiction and overdose crisis.
Marijuana Use Increasing In Arizona
The amount of marijuana being purchased and consumed in Arizona is up. New figures from the Department of Health Services show that in 2018, Arizonans smoked, ate or otherwise consumed nearly 60 tons of the drug.
Digital First Media is a subsidiary of a hedge fund called Alden Global Capital. You may not know the name, but newspapers across the country do. Now, that hedge fund has made a bid to buy Gannett, which owns the Arizona Republic.
Dollar Store Distress: Stores Increase, Grocers Struggle
The number of dollar stores has grown over the past seven years, from 20,000 to nearly 30,000 nationwide. That’s according to a new analysis from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, which argues these stores are causing economic distress, especially in the grocery market.
More Pot Sold In AZ Than Expected For License Holders
The Arizona Department of Health Services reports that the pounds upon pounds of medical marijuana are coming in faster than the rate of the number of people signed up for medical marijuana licenses.