Business and Economics

Arizona's first-time unemployment claims neared 130,000 last week

Apr 7, 2020 Data also show that total payments for the week topped $5.5 million, a nearly $2.3 million increase.

Pima County road work continues

Apr 6, 2020 No "stay at home" order for those who pave and repair public roads.

Ducey orders barber shops, nail salons to close

Apr 3, 2020 The governor "clarified" his executive order following criticism.

Some Arizona businesses don't want to be on governor's 'essential' list

Apr 3, 2020 The list of industries considered to be "essential services" in Gov. Ducey's order has drawn widespread consternation.

Census going forward despite coronavirus delays

Apr 1, 2020 The 2020 census will count people where they lived April 1.

Mayor Romero orders 'nonessential' businesses to close

Mar 27, 2020 The mayor ordered the Saturday-morning closure of businesses not deemed "essential" in an earlier order from the governor, advising others to follow suit.

Fourth Avenue businesses feeling pinch of coronavirus-related closures

Mar 27, 2020 A discussion with North Fourth Avenue Merchants Association's Fred Ronstadt.

Tucson Metro Chamber on outreach for businesses impacted by COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020 A discussion with chamber president Amber Smith.

Pima County supervisors extend closures to April 10

Mar 27, 2020 Businesses won't face a criminal penalty but can now be fined for violating the closure order.

Coronavirus relief package to send $8 billion to tribes

Mar 27, 2020 The aid would be a "godsend" for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, the chairman said.

Food demand is up, but Arizona farmers aren't immune to coronavirus impacts

Mar 26, 2020 Even though grocery store shelves are empty, food supply chains remain strong, for now.

Sonora maquila industry hopes strong COVID-19 measures ward off closures

Mar 24, 2020 A spokesperson says the industry is hoping anti-coronavirus measures can help keep Nogales' export manufacturing plants running.

Financial impact to Arizona from border closure will be severe

Mar 23, 2020 The administration has said both countries will review whether or not to continue the closure in 30 days.

Border residents brace for change with approach of closure to nonessential travel

Mar 20, 2020 Both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in Douglas were left wondering what comes next as the Friday night restriction neared.

Gov. Ducey expands unemployment access and extends tax deadline in Arizona

Mar 20, 2020 The governor announced Friday the state was loosening unemployment requirements and lining up state and federal tax deadlines.

Caruso's, other local restaurants counting on takeout and delivery to make it through virus

Mar 19, 2020 Restaurants have few options after Tucson adopted the White House's latests COVID-19 guidelines.

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