Business and Economics

As pandemic drags on, Sonoran businesses face tough choices

Aug 5, 2020 Critics say government at all levels should be doing more to aid businesses and workers during the crisis.

UA group critical of university's pandemic response wants a union

Aug 4, 2020 A group of faculty, staff and graduate students say it is time to push back against the administration.

Eller faculty warned UA purchase of for-profit university would be ‘catastrophic’

Aug 4, 2020 A faculty review of Ashford's assets called the acquisition a "lemon."

Ducey says the state's not responsible for covering loss of federal unemployment help

Jul 30, 2020 The federal benefit is set to expire this week, and Ducey says it's up to Congress to act.

Pandemic, economic downturn have yet to stop downtown Tucson development

Jul 30, 2020 Developers are putting their money on the appeal of dense urban living outlasting the pandemic.

Arizona unemployment continues to rise

Jul 29, 2020 First-time claims neared 300,000 in a week.

Planned furloughs of USCIS workers delayed

Jul 28, 2020 Furloughs have been rescheduled for the end of August unless emergency funding gets approved, a union steward said.

Arizonans facing drop in unemployment benefits with expiration of federal dollars

Jul 24, 2020 A discussion with KJZZ Radio's Katherine Davis-Young.

Weekly Arizona unemployment numbers set another record

Jul 22, 2020 First-time and continuing claims maintain their climb in Arizona.

Tucson mayor and City Council approve city budget, leaving police funding nearly flat

Jul 21, 2020 During the public hearing the majority of the speakers asked the council to defund the police and use the money for social services.

Loss of federal unemployment dollars will hurt Arizona economy

Jul 20, 2020 The federal benefits will run out this month if not renewed.

Nurses reach contract with St. Joseph's, St. Mary's

Jul 16, 2020 It's the first union nursing contract in Arizona.

700 already facing homelessness in Pima County as state readies to lift eviction protection

Jul 16, 2020 An executive order keeping eviction rates down expires next week, and advocates warn of a coming surge in filings and enforcement.

Unemployment sets new record in Arizona

Jul 16, 2020 More than a quarter of a million Arizona residents filed for unemployment last week.

How the arts survive challenging times.

Jul 15, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Meet the new director of the Arts Foundation for Tucson & Southern Arizona; how the mother & son collaboration "Stories from Home: Covid-19 Addendum" came to be; and fostering creativity in a virtual space.

Mexico seeks to ensure access to COVID-19 treatment, vaccines

Jul 13, 2020 The foreign secretary says Mexico is negotiating with the US to ensure early access across North America as a region.

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