Arizona Business News


New water leasing bill is years in the making for  tribe
Lake Mead is at historically low levels, and Arizona will take mandatory cuts to its Colorado River water supply starting in January. But one tribe that lives along the river’s banks along the Arizona-California border says it has enough supply to lease to other cities.
Study shows a Trump-era initiative led to the racial profiling of Chinese American scientists
In 2018, the DOJ activated the China Initiative — an effort to combat the theft of intellectual property, economic espionage, hacking and trade-secret theft. But communities of Asian and non-Asian researchers and scientists have noted that this initiative has had a negative effect on both commercial and academic STEM institutions.
Dec. 7, 2021
Holiday blockbusters are poised to bring more moviegoers back to theaters
As vaccinations became widely available and Hollywood started releasing a healthier slate of films, the number of movie theater attendees naturally went up. But are movies being released later this month enough to truly revive the box office?
Dec. 7, 2021
Bill would force pharmacies to fill ivermectin prescriptions
A Republican state senator wants to make sure Arizona pharmacists don’t get between COVID-19 patients and ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug the FDA warns can be “highly dangerous” and has not been approved for treating the virus.
Dec. 6, 2021
Brake issue leads to recall of Sonora-made Bronco Sport
The recall affects a substantial portion of the Bronco Sports manufactured at the massive Hermosillo plant to date.
Dec. 6, 2021
USPS holiday deadlines are quickly approaching
December is the busiest month for the U.S. Postal Service, and the deadlines to get those holiday gifts and cards in the mail are quickly approaching.
Dec. 6, 2021
How the future of work will change big cities
Since the pandemic began, stories about city dwellers leaving for the outdoors and more space have made the news. But how are cities trying to respond? And has the pandemic caused a fundamental change in how they operate?
Dec. 6, 2021
Señor Rio Tequila: Made in Arizona
Debbie Medina Gach never expected to go into the liquor industry. But after sharing a bottle of moonshine tequila with her estranged father in Mexico, she and her late husband found themselves heading down that path.
Dec. 6, 2021
Celebrity Fight Night founder stresses importance of relationships
The names from the world of entertainment include Billy Crystal, Kevin Costner and Celine Dion, and the sports legends include Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. Those well-known celebrities, and many more, are friends of Valley businessman Jimmy Walker and are featured in his new book, "It’s All about Relationships."
Dec. 6, 2021
Eviction filings are creeping up in Arizona, but  not even close to pre-pandemic levels
Eviction filings are creeping up in Arizona, but they are not even close to pre-pandemic levels as agencies do a better job of getting out rental aid, court officials and advocates say.
Dec. 6, 2021
Mesa City Council to vote on whether food truck park can stay open following complaints
A popular food truck park in Mesa has received complaints about noise and traffic from nearby residents. Owners claim the land is a public park, which allows food trucks under city zoning law, but City Council members are expected to decide the fate of the food trucks this week.
Dec. 5, 2021
FBI warns Arizonans to watch out for online holiday scams
Arizona was 14th out of 50 states in the number of online scams reported, according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Compliance Center. Brooke Brennan with the FBI office in Phoenix says scammers are always looking for inventive ways to make money and can capitalize on online shoppers during the holiday season.
Dec. 4, 2021
Mesa surveys residents to rate climate actions and parks system
Mesa residents are being asked to share their input about the future of city parks, recreation and climate action priorities.
Dec. 3, 2021
Arizona nonprofits see small increase in donations
The end of the year is often a pivotal time for nonprofits. And in Arizona, Jennifer Purcell of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits says more nonprofits took part in Giving Tuesday this year than in the past.
Dec. 3, 2021
UA economic forecast projects continued struggle with pandemic in 2022
The University of Arizona is releasing its annual economic forecast Dec. 3, and the continuing pandemic plays a significant role — even as there is optimism for how the state’s economy will perform in 2022.
Dec. 3, 2021
Arizonas gas prices are still higher than average despite oil price drop
Gas prices in Arizona dropped 2 cents since last week, but still remain high.
Dec. 3, 2021
MLBs labor fight threatens spring training in Arizona
A top West Valley official says his city is very worried about the local economic impact of Major League Baseball’s labor dispute. Management called its version of a strike on employees less than three months before the 2022 Cactus League season is scheduled to be played in 10 Phoenix-area ballparks.
Dec. 2, 2021
Phoenix has money but not people to fund more afterschool programs
Phoenix has extra money to expand its after school programs, but the Parks and Recreation Department doesn't have enough people to staff them.
Dec. 2, 2021
Untangling from 100+ years of energy infrastructure
Energy is a clear part of our everyday lives, whether it’s flipping a light switch or turning on our car’s engine. But energy has had a bigger-picture impact on world history, and, today, it powers some of the most contentious geopolitical debates.
Dec. 2, 2021
Singletons HUB will help single-parent families fighting cancer
A facility is opening in north Phoenix this month with the idea of providing much-needed respite for people who have experienced some very unfortunate circumstances.
Dec. 2, 2021
Union for concession workers at Sky Harbor end walkout
A union representing the largest group of food service workers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is ending a strike against the largest concessionaire after 10 days.
Dec. 2, 2021