Business and Economics

Building the future: Trade occupations encouraged as demand for skilled labor grows

Jan 29, 2023 The Arizona Commerce Authority estimates that by 2030, the number of people employed in construction and manufacturing jobs in the state are expected to rise 30% and more than 20%, respectively.

The Buzz: Sports Betting in Arizona

Jan 27, 2023 Arizona has always been a destination for major sporting events, but those within the state now also have the ability to gamble on the outcomes of those games.

High school students build a road-worthy electric vehicle

Jan 21, 2023 All the parts for the roadworthy EV the students are constructing this semester came from Switch Vehicles in California.

Arizona tracks money transfers to Mexico

Jan 20, 2023 ACLU calls it abuse, wants database shut down.

The Buzz: Arizona and snow

Jan 20, 2023 While non-rain precipitation is rare in the deserts, it's not uncommon for the mountains to get feet of snow each year.

Pima County cuts new deal with World View

Jan 10, 2023 Previous lease with near-space exploration firm was "unconstitutional."

Phoenix led the nation in inflation in 2022, but rise may slow in 2023

Jan 7, 2023 In Arizona, the biggest increases came in the price of gas.

The Buzz: A look at Arizona's new government

Jan 6, 2023 The Inauguration of November's winners comes as the legislative session nears.

Think tank says education aggregate expenditure limit should be ended permanently

Jan 3, 2023 The Grand Canyon Institute report claims AEL is bad for Arizona schools and the state's economy.

Report: Home affordability an issue in Pima County, across Arizona

Jan 3, 2023 A report from Attom Data Solutions highlights the gap between media home price and average earnings.

Busker nation: Outside of sporting events, street performers capture soundtrack of Phoenix life

Jan 1, 2023 Contemporary musicians like Ed Sheeran and Tracy Chapman started their careers as buskers.

The Buzz: Looking back on 2022

Dec 30, 2022 Newsworthy interviews and topics that we addressed this year.

Supporters: Debt collection act an important protection, but not a cure-all

Dec 29, 2022 The new law lowers the interest rate that businesses or debt collectors can levy on medical debt from the previous 10% to 3%.

Tucson International Airport expects 210,000 passengers during holiday period

Dec 20, 2022 This year's total travelers is a 25 percent increase over last year's total.

Arizona slipped from top 10 in Pentagon spending, but defense economy still strong

Dec 18, 2022 The defense industry remains a pillar of the state’s economy.

Phoenix airport 1st to offer self-driving ride service Waymo

Dec 16, 2022 A test group has been using Waymo vehicles from a train station, which connects to the airport terminals, to downtown Phoenix since early November.

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