Business Desk

As part of its long-range plan, Sky Harbor Airport could put the brakes on cut-through traffic. During rush hour, officials said 40 percent of traffic on Sky Harbor Boulevard is just cutting through the airport.
Mexican Senator: Bad Tomato Deal Could Imperil New NAFTA
A high-ranking Mexican senator is warning his American counterparts that an unresolved tomato dispute could imperil the renegotiated NAFTA — or USMCA — deal.
June 18, 2019
Ducey Concerned About Corporation Commission
Gov. Doug Ducey says there’s been a bit of “mission creep” on the part of the Arizona Corporation Commission, and that his office and the Legislature should maybe be more involved in some areas of energy regulation.
June 18, 2019
Phoenix, UA Delegations Visit Mexico City
Two Arizonan committees are on a business trip in Mexico City. One of them is from Phoenix and focuses on innovation and trade, while the other is from Tucson and looks to strengthen research and education.
June 18, 2019
AZ Teacher
The Arizona Teacher Academy more than doubled its enrollment in its second year of existence. There is more good news for the academy, which promises to pay the tuition of anyone who earns a degree from a public university in Arizona and goes on to teach in Arizona schools.
June 17, 2019
Arizona Ranks 46th In Annual Children’s Report
Arizona’s rank has dropped in a national report about children’s health, education and security. The report said the housing burden has improved nationally, but stalled in Arizona. The report measures 16 indicators and ranks Arizona 39th in housing affordability and 46th overall. Last year, Arizona ranked 45th overall.
June 17, 2019
State Moves To Revoke License Of Embattled Hacienda HealthCare After Maggots Found
The Arizona Department of Health Services has issued a notice of intent to revoke the license of Hacienda HealthCare, a Phoenix care facility where an incapacitated woman was raped and gave birth to a baby boy.
June 15, 2019
GCU VP Fired Amid Sexual Assault Allegations
Grand Canyon University is looking for a new vice president after firing former Vice President Roy Shick last weekend amid sexual assault allegations from his time at the University of Washington.
June 14, 2019
Appeals Court Rules On Property Taxes For Farmers, Ranchers
The mere claim by a farmer or rancher of an intent to make a profit — someday — is enough to qualify the property for a tax break, the state Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday.
June 14, 2019
Phoenix Mayor Gallego Presents Her First State Of The City
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego gave her first state of the city address on Thursday, highlighting many of the main achievements she has made in her first few months in office.
June 14, 2019
Arizona Farmers Buzzing Over Legal Hemp
Industrial hemp is legal in Arizona, and there's a buzz around the crop. But rules are still being finalized here, which makes hemp both exciting and daunting for Arizona farmers.
June 14, 2019
APS Temporarily Halting Power Disconnections
Arizona Public Service announced that it is reviewing its disconnection policies. The company said it will temporarily stop shutting off power to customers who are behind on payments.
June 13, 2019
Will Metrocenter Mall Become An Entertainment Hub?
Phoenix’s Metrocenter Mall will see new traffic this weekend. About a dozen food trucks will park just outside the food court. It’s part of a bigger plan to energize an iconic mall.
June 13, 2019
Arizona Interjects In Televised Horse Racing Dispute
With his signature, Gov. Doug Ducey placed the state in the middle of an off track betting legal battle between Monarch Content Management — the company that provides televised signals of horse races — and the tracks that both produce and receive those signals.
June 13, 2019
Lawmakers Aim To Loosen Gene Patenting Restrictions
Patents are issued for any number of things, and the U.S. Patent Office has three different categories for them: utility, design and plant. You may be surprised to know that genes have also been patented for decades, but that stopped a few years ago after the Supreme Court took action.
June 12, 2019
Asian Businesses Find Home In Mesa
The closure of the Chinese Cultural Center last year created a lot of controversy and, if it made you wonder where you can get a great wonton soup or some novelty Asian desserts now that it’s gone, don’t worry. There is a burgeoning successor to the Asian-American hub in Mesa.
June 12, 2019
Report: Most Economists Predict A Recession By 2020
It might seem like the U.S. economy is going strong, more Americans are working and fewer are unemployed. But a new report from a leading economic forecaster shows a majority of economists think a recession is possible by the end of 2020.
June 12, 2019
AZ Corporate Commission Orders APS File A New Rate Case
After two years of complaints from customers about the company’s rising prices, state utility regulators have launched a new inquiry into the company’s rates and profits.
June 12, 2019
Latinx Tech Weekend Brings Together Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border will work on developing tech solutions at a startup event in Tucson this weekend.
June 12, 2019
Report: Small Businesses Express Optimism For Economic Growth
A new report issued by the National Federation of Independent Business that tracks small business owners’ attitudes on the economy, cites increased optimism.
June 11, 2019
A lot of us have complained that we are “burned out” at work — but now, it’s an official diagnosis.
June 11, 2019