Business Desk

The Arizona Department of Health Services has issued a notice of intent to revoke the license of Hacienda HealthCare, a Phoenix care facility where an incapacitated woman was raped and gave birth to a baby boy.
Phoenix Mayor Gallego Presents Her First State Of The City
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego gave her first state of the city address on Thursday, highlighting many of the main achievements she has made in her first few months in office.
June 14, 2019
Arizona Farmers Buzzing Over Legal Hemp
Industrial hemp is legal in Arizona, and there's a buzz around the crop. But rules are still being finalized here, which makes hemp both exciting and daunting for Arizona farmers.
June 14, 2019
Will Metrocenter Mall Become An Entertainment Hub?
Phoenix’s Metrocenter Mall will see new traffic this weekend. About a dozen food trucks will park just outside the food court. It’s part of a bigger plan to energize an iconic mall.
June 13, 2019
Arizona Interjects In Televised Horse Racing Dispute
With his signature, Gov. Doug Ducey placed the state in the middle of an off track betting legal battle between Monarch Content Management — the company that provides televised signals of horse races — and the tracks that both produce and receive those signals.
June 13, 2019
Lawmakers Aim To Loosen Gene Patenting Restrictions
Patents are issued for any number of things, and the U.S. Patent Office has three different categories for them: utility, design and plant. You may be surprised to know that genes have also been patented for decades, but that stopped a few years ago after the Supreme Court took action.
June 12, 2019
Asian Businesses Find Home In Mesa
The closure of the Chinese Cultural Center last year created a lot of controversy and, if it made you wonder where you can get a great wonton soup or some novelty Asian desserts now that it’s gone, don’t worry. There is a burgeoning successor to the Asian-American hub in Mesa.
June 12, 2019
Report: Most Economists Predict A Recession By 2020
It might seem like the U.S. economy is going strong, more Americans are working and fewer are unemployed. But a new report from a leading economic forecaster shows a majority of economists think a recession is possible by the end of 2020.
June 12, 2019
AZ Corporate Commission Orders APS File A New Rate Case
After two years of complaints from customers about the company’s rising prices, state utility regulators have launched a new inquiry into the company’s rates and profits.
June 12, 2019
Latinx Tech Weekend Brings Together Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border will work on developing tech solutions at a startup event in Tucson this weekend.
June 12, 2019
Report: Small Businesses Express Optimism For Economic Growth
A new report issued by the National Federation of Independent Business that tracks small business owners’ attitudes on the economy, cites increased optimism.
June 11, 2019
A lot of us have complained that we are “burned out” at work — but now, it’s an official diagnosis.
June 11, 2019
Mexican Government Boasts On Negotiation — But An Ultimatum From US Awaits
The Mexican government avoided tariffs on exports to the United States by promising to help decrease the flow of migrants. And just like his U.S. counterpart, Mexico’s president touted the agreement as a diplomatic success. But the Mexican foreign secretary hints that the crisis is not over.
June 10, 2019
Arizona Federal Credit Union Wants To Buy Community Bank
Arizona Federal Credit Union said this marks the first time a credit union has acquired a bank in Arizona.
June 10, 2019
Insys Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Opioid-maker Insys Therapeutics filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, days after it struck a $225 million dollar settlement with the U.S. Justice Department and pleaded guilty to fraud.
June 10, 2019
Parents Of Adults With Disabilities Fuel New Wave Of Housing
There are more than 120,000 people in Arizona living with an intellectual or developmental disability. Many of them are young adults, and their parents are getting older. In Part 2 of this two-part series, we meet a father who is building a neighborhood of 30 homes to house adults with IDD.
June 10, 2019
President Trump Calls Off Threats To Impose Tariffs On Mexico
Many border businesses breathed a sigh of relief after President Donald Trump’s Friday afternoon tweets announcing tariffs would not be imposed on Mexican imports. In the tweets, Trump said "the tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended."
June 7, 2019
AZ Leaders Continue Building Business Connections
In this environment of trade wars and tariffs, the 20-plus members of Maricopa Association of Governments’ group went on a three-day trade mission to Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
June 7, 2019
Gov. Ducey Alone In Support For Mexico Tariffs
The Governor of Mexico's northern state of Sonora has decided to part ways with Governor Doug Ducey over the Trump Administration's impending tariffs.
June 7, 2019
In Mexico, Exporters Already Adjusting To Threats of U.S. Tariffs
Exporters in Mexico are holding their breath as President Donald Trump has threatened to implement tariffs on Mexican imports as early as Monday.
June 7, 2019
Study Warns Of Massive Impact To Arizona Economy From Proposed Tariffs On Mexico
A study commissioned by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce has found President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on goods from Mexico would have a significant impact on Arizona’s economy.
June 6, 2019