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Gas prices remain at record-breaking highs with no end in sight. AAA Arizona Spokesperson Aldo Vazquez says prices have steadily increased over the last month.
May. 27, 2022
Phoenix leaders will allow a developer to skip paying some taxes in exchange for redeveloping the former Metrocenter Mall. Rather than pay an estimated $67.8 million in sales taxes on construction, leases and retail, the developer will build up to nine public parking garages on the 80-acre site.
May. 25, 2022
Earth
A Tucson company claims to have set a record in the space tourism industry.
May. 19, 2022
Carvana truck
At the end of 2021, Carvana had more than 20,000 full- and part-time employees. On Tuesday, the Tempe-based company had 2,500 fewer positions.
More Arizona business news
May. 10, 2022
Sonoran Bars
The head of an organization representing Sonoran restaurants says some changes could be coming soon.
May. 3, 2022
An empty Valley restaurant kitchen
The restaurant industry was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. On top of that there is inflation, a tight labor market and supply chain issues.
May. 2, 2022
Super Bowl XLIX statue downtown Phoenix
The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee must secure thousands of hotel rooms and raise millions of dollars to host the game on Feb. 12, 2023. As part of its deal with the NFL, the host committee had to convince hotels and resorts to reserve nearly 13,000 rooms for the league.
More Arizona business news
Apr. 29, 2022
eyeglasses placed on yellow chair
The Arizona auditor general said that the state board responsible for regulating the optometry profession needs to do a better job of dealing with the public.
Apr. 29, 2022
dillard's sign on building
Plans for the former Metrocenter Mall in Phoenix have grown since KJZZ first reported the deal last December. Here's the latest vision for the landmark property off Interstate 17 between Dunlap and Peoria avenues.
Phoenix parking deal with Metrocenter developer could cost $68M
Apr. 26, 2022
Chase Field
A recent study finds the Arizona Diamondbacks are the most affordable experience in Major League Baseball. The average cost of a game ticket, parking, two beers and a hotdog costs just over $46.
Apr. 23, 2022
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The National Retail Federation forecasts sales will grow between 6% and 8% this year to $4.86 trillion in 2022. Consumer demand, supply chain disruptions, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine are some of the biggest factors driving up prices.
Apr. 19, 2022
Five $20 dollar bills on table
Consumers in Maricopa and Pinal counties are paying an average of 10.9% more than a year ago, according to the Consumer Price Index.
Apr. 12, 2022
Gas was nearly $5 a gallon
High gas prices are contributing to an uptick of complaints by consumers about whether pumps are accurately calculating the cost per gallon.
Apr. 10, 2022
Man leaning over shirt
It’s estimated baby boomers own about half of Arizona’s privately held companies with at least five employees. It’s one reason work is underway to ensure companies stay locally owned for the next generation.
More Arizona business news
Apr. 8, 2022
Handgun
Proponents of the bill argue guns are similar to other health and safety products that are exempt from local taxes, but opponents say there are many other instances, like feminine hygiene products, where that doesn't apply.
Mar. 30, 2022
Gas was nearly $5 a gallon
Phoenix-based OH Predictive Insights surveyed Arizonans on how they view the surging gas prices in their state. According to the AZPOP poll, 4 in 5 residents expect prices to be higher next month than they are now.
Mar. 29, 2022
downtown tucson
Tucson’s minimum wage is increasing 85 cents to $13 on April 1, en route to a $15 minimum in 2025, after voters approved a change last November.
Mar. 26, 2022
people on patio at state 48 brewery
Surprise is conducting its annual retail survey of residents and this year, a new group is invited to participate.
Mar. 24, 2022
a person pumping gas
U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly has introduced a bill that would get rid of the 18 cent federal gas tax until the end of the year to reduce pressure on consumers.
Mar. 14, 2022
American Energy-Woodford's Judge South well
President Joe Biden signed an executive order this week to ban Russian oil imports in response to the invasion of Ukraine. To understand the impact of this move, The Show spoke with Daniel Rothenberg of Arizona State University's Center on the Future of War.
Mar. 10, 2022

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