Business Desk

This week, we told you about the lack of monsoon rains and upcoming water cutbacks. While that might set off alarm bells in some people’s minds, the situation may not be quite so dire, not right now anyway.
Effects Of Trade War On Arizona
The trade war between the U.S. and China continued to negatively affect the markets Friday as the DOW closed down over 600 points. One Arizona business expert weighs in.
Aug. 24, 2019
New Civic Complex To Be Heart Of Goodyear
The Goodyear City Council has approved plans to build a new city hall, library and green space for public events. The goal is to create a destination for work and play. Goodyear is one of the state’s fastest-growing cities with more than 84,000 people. And for the past 35 years, plans to build a new city hall never materialized, until now.
Aug. 24, 2019
After Mexican Tomato Deal, Farm Bureau Wants Same For Other Crops
With the ink barely dry on the draft of a Mexican tomato import deal, some farmers are saying they’d like to see similar agreements for other crops. The American Farm Bureau praised the deal reached by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Mexican growers.
Aug. 23, 2019
Mexicos Economy Registers No Growth In Second Quarter
Mexico’s economic activity was flat in the second quarter of the year, as Arizona’s leading trading partner narrowly dodged a recession.
Aug. 23, 2019
Phoenix Company Fined Over Lie Detector Tests
A Phoenix medical clinic must pay a federal fine after asking its employees to take polygraph tests. The U.S. Department of Labor said West Valley Ear, Nose and Throat requested five employees submit to polygraph exams after noticing ongoing cash shortages.
Aug. 23, 2019
Woman Injured In Arizona Prison Wins Battle With Bill Collectors After Sharing Her Story
While incarcerated in an Arizona prison, Ashley Wilkeyson injured her leg. Bills for the subsequent medical treatment were erroneously sent to Wilkeyson’s family and her own address during her incarceration and for more than a year after her release.
Aug. 23, 2019
Arizona Cities Face Recycling Collapse Without State, Federal Dollars
Tucson will reduce its recycling collection to every other week starting the last week of September. The announcement comes a week after Surprise halted its program. Several cities in Arizona are making adjustments since China stopped buying U.S. recyclables almost two years ago. But, Phoenix is still maintaining its services.
Aug. 23, 2019
AG Brnovich Weighs In On Dropped Tuition Lawsuit
The state Court of Appeals won’t let a suit over university tuition rates go forward.
Aug. 22, 2019
APS CEO Don Brandt Will Retire In November
Pinnacle West Capital Corp. said that Don Brandt will retire as the president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board, effective Nov. 15. That follows 16 years with the APS parent company.
Aug. 22, 2019
What Will Happen To Phoenix Convention Center Building?
A prime piece of real estate in downtown Phoenix is under the microscope. City leaders are exploring what to do with the South Building of the Convention Center. Meetings to gather public input have been taking place over the summer, and public tours were held Wednesday.
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Aug. 22, 2019
Last-Minute Deal Struck In Mexican Tomato Standoff
A resolution to months of uncertainty surrounding imported Mexican tomatoes could be at hand. If the deal is finalized after the 30-day comment period, the duties paid so far could be recouped.
Aug. 21, 2019
Arizona Appeals Court Rejects AGs University Tuition Lawsuit
An Arizona appeals court is declining to revive a lawsuit by Attorney General Mark Brnovich alleging tuition is too high at the state's three public universities.
Aug. 21, 2019
Arizona Urges Judge Against More Fines In Inmate Care Suit
Lawyers representing the Arizona Department of Corrections are urging a judge to not impose a second round of contempt-of-court fines for failing to adequately follow through on its promises to improve health care for inmates.
Aug. 21, 2019
Arizona Colleges And Universities Face Declining Enrollment
For seven straight years, the Maricopa Community College District has seen enrollment drop while Arizona’s three public universities keep adding students. But the universities are preparing for a slowdown of their own.
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Aug. 21, 2019
Mesa Pays Off Spring Training Stadium Debt Early
“It really is something very noteworthy for a city to own free and clear a stadium, let alone two stadiums, and do that ahead of schedule and do that in a way that saves a tremendous amount of taxpayer money,” Mayor John Giles said.
Aug. 20, 2019
Uber Picks Texas Over Arizona For Regional Hub
In a competition to woo Uber, metro Phoenix came up short against Dallas. The multi-billion dollar company known for ride-sharing and food delivery announced Tuesday that it will open a new administrative hub in Texas.
Aug. 20, 2019
Sonoran Highways Promised September Inauguration Called Off
Last month, Mexico’s president announced he would inaugurate a long-awaited four-lane highway in neighboring Sonora, Mexico this September. Now, the inauguration has been called off because construction on the roadway is still not done.
Aug. 20, 2019
Nike Pays $70 Million Cash For Metro Phoenix Site
Nike has paid nearly $70 million for a building in Goodyear. It will become the company’s third U.S. manufacturing facility. The 50-acre property is located along 143rd Avenue, south of Van Buren Street.
Aug. 20, 2019
Hance Park Receives $2 Million To Build Mega Playground
Downtown Phoenix's Margaret T. Hance Park is about to get a mega facelift. The nonprofit Fiesta Bowl has given the park $2 million to build what has been dubbed a "mega playground" with 20,000 square feet of play space expected to include features like a splash pad and rock climbing slope.
Aug. 20, 2019
AZ Jobs Hold Strong In Swaying Market, Pay Still Sluggish
The new jobless numbers are out, and signals of another recession appear to be, at least by July figures, less of a threat for Arizona.
Aug. 20, 2019