Business and Economics

Pima Community College to offer self-driving truck courses

Jun 14, 2019 Those completing the course may get priority for TuSimple autonomous vehicle jobs.

Sigh of relief for border businesses after Mexico tariff threat

Jun 10, 2019 Last year, $14.5 billion in imports from Mexico passed through the Nogales commercial port alone.

Economist: Tariffs ineffective as a political strategy

Jun 7, 2019 A discussion with UA economist George Hammond.

Arizona Chamber of Commerce speaks out against Mexican tariff threat

Jun 7, 2019 The group says Arizona consumers could see expenses go up.

Southern Arizona companies impacted by tariffs on Chinese trade

Jun 7, 2019 Both companies say their bottom lines have been affected.

In Mexico, exporters already adjusting to threats of US tariffs

Jun 7, 2019 Trump’s threats have changed the political agenda the country, where at least 85% of exports go to the U.S.

High-altitude balloon company World View completes 16-day flight

Jun 6, 2019 The Tucson-based company plans on marketing its balloon service next year.

Poor Americans likely to be hit hardest by new US tariffs

Jun 5, 2019 Tariffs on Mexico would be especially tough on Arizona, an expected battleground state in 2020.

PCC gets money to double its aviation tech program

Jun 4, 2019 The Arizona Legislature approved $15 million to expand the program, the first state money since cutting community college funding four years ago.

Sonoran flea markets give new life to used Arizona goods

Jun 4, 2019 In Arizona, it's common to see southbound pickups loaded to capacity with household goods. Many are headed to Mexico's tianguis.

Cool spring means rush of Mexican grapes before threatened tariffs

Jun 4, 2019 Almost all grapes imported from Mexico passed through Nogales ports last year, data show.

Support and opposition for two mines in Southern Arizona

May 30, 2019 As the Rosemont Copper mine plans to start construction, we talk with those for and against the project.

Mexican tomato growers make new offer; florida growers unmoved

May 24, 2019 With negotiations at an apparent impasse, Southern Arizona’s massive produce import industry is on edge.

Sustaining the San Pedro River

May 16, 2019 A panel in Bisbee discusses the present and future of Southern Arizona's last large, free-flowing river.

'Bike Ranch' Proposed Across From Saguaro National Park East

May 13, 2019 The Pima County Board of Supervisors will vote later this month whether to approve the development in the park's buffer zone.

Departing Students' Stuff Headed to Tucson Thrift Stores

May 10, 2019 The Salvation Army is getting the household items UA dorm dwellers leave behind.

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