Business and Economics

New year brings higher rates for TEP customers

Jan 7, 2021 The utility says it needs to recoup costs to help with its longer-term move to more renewable energy sources.

Local bars and restaurants sue Pima County over curfew

Jan 7, 2021 The lawsuit claims the county's 10 p.m. curfew is unlawful and discriminatory towards business deemed non-essential.

Arizona increases minimum wage to $12.15 an hour

Jan 2, 2021 AZ one of 21 states with increased minimum wages in 2021

Arizona weekly unemployment drops

Dec 23, 2020 The last week of PUA shows a drop in claims.

Hermosillo among hardest hit Mexican capitals economically during pandemic

Dec 23, 2020 Among capital cities, Hermosillo had the fourth-largest loss of formal jobs and businesses, one group said.

New state benchmarks mean bars, restaurants can stay open

Dec 21, 2020 Relaxed rules were enacted last week with little notice.

Arizona weekly unemployment continues to fall

Dec 19, 2020 A major unemployment program is closing down.

As pandemic worsens, Sonora again sheds jobs

Dec 17, 2020 After a few months of growth, job losses have returned to neighboring Sonora.

Arizona realtors see steady demand as state grows population

Dec 11, 2020 Eric Gibbs of the Arizona Association of Realtors discusses current trends.

Eviction protections for renters set to expire at the end of the year

Dec 11, 2020 Two dozen Southern Arizona homelessness service organizations have asked Gov. Doug Ducey to protect renters facing eviction.

Exploring unions in Arizona

Dec 11, 2020 A growing number of white-collar workers are forming unions in industries like higher education and journalism.

Utilities can't shut off power without offering a payment plan, regulator says

Dec 10, 2020 The Arizona Corporation Commission is requiring utilities to provide a payment plan starting Jan. 1 for customers behind on bills.

After year of closures, restaurants look toward a better 2021

Dec 9, 2020 A rebound for full service dining is likely a long way off.

Casino del Sol closing for the holidays

Dec 7, 2020 The casino, along with Casino of the Sun, will be closed from Dec. 7 to Jan. 2.

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