Business and Economics

Pima County defends restaurant rules

May 26, 2020 A letter from the county attorney claims the governor cannot restrict health and safety regulations.

Continued unemployment claims still climbing in Arizona

May 26, 2020 Self-employed filers continue to drive claims up.

Understanding loan options available through the Small Business Administration

May 22, 2020 The SBA has awarded Payroll Protection Program loans to thousands of businesses in Arizona.

Shorter hours and masks required as longtime Tucson retailer reopens stores

May 22, 2020 The owner of Sam Levitz says the company has brought back nearly all of the 550 employees furloughed in April.

Tucson printing company sees opportunity in new demand for splash guards

May 22, 2020 Manufacturing the guards helps offset other losses caused by the pandemic.

Poll: Jobs and economy are top concerns for Arizona

May 21, 2020 Education is still the top issue for respondents. Immigration has decreased in importance.

Publicly traded Arizona companies receive millions in federal pandemic loans

May 21, 2020 Seven publicly traded companies in the state got paycheck protection funding.

Unemployment help available on the weekend as Arizona claims continue to rise

May 21, 2020 The Department of Economic Security has expanded its call center days through the weekend.

Tucson retailers adapt to new customer expectations

May 21, 2020 Retailers are shortening hours and emphasizing appointments.

Sonoran factories prepare for possible June 1 reopening

May 20, 2020 The Mexican government recently expanded its definition of essential businesses, and some Nogales plants may qualify.

Pima County supervisors to revise controversial restaurant rules

May 20, 2020 Business owners lined up Tuesday to complain about the new rules.

As Supreme Court nears decision, thousands of DACA recipients are on the COVID-19 front lines

May 20, 2020 The court could rule on the future of the Obama-era policy and some 650,000 current recipients in the coming weeks.

House-backed HEROES Act proposes additional stimulus funds for tribes

May 19, 2020 If signed into law, the bill would include $20 billion for tribal governments plus funds for other tribal provisions.

Poll: Half of Arizonans think state is reopening too soon

May 19, 2020 More often than not, those polled expressed concern about the state moving too quickly to reopen.

Federal program for self-employed leads to jump in Arizona unemployment numbers

May 19, 2020 First-time claims rose as the program opened up benefits to the self-employed, contractors and workers in the gig economy.

Pandemic’s impact on Arizona’s industries and what recovery may look like

May 15, 2020 A discussion with University of Arizona economist George Hammond.

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