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As Arizonas Solar Industry Grows, Company Ethics Come Into Question
With any industry that’s getting bigger, there are potential problems that can emerge.
May 28, 2015
Trendy Valley Restaurants May Affect Home Prices In Some Neighborhoods
The past decade or so has seen the Valley becoming more of a haven for unique — dare we say hip — locally owned restaurants.
May 28, 2015
Arizona Auction Houses Reluctant To Transition To Online Bidding
Auction fever is not a medical condition, but it is the term for the hype that auctioneers generate to try to quickly increase bids. And as The Show’s Annika Cline found out, some auctioneers are worried that online bidding would reduce the auction fever effect.
May 28, 2015
Grand Canyon University Inks Sponsorship Deal With Nike
Grand Canyon University athletes and coaches will be decked out in Nike gear starting next school year through a new five-year sponsorship deal.
May 27, 2015
Tucson Meat Company Recalls Ground Beef Due To E-Coli Concerns
Ground beef from a Tucson company is being recalled. The Arizona Department of Agriculture said the ground beef could be contaminated with E-coli. The recall is limited to customers in Tucson.
May 27, 2015
Hundreds Of Taxi Drivers March In Mexico Against Uber
Hundreds of taxi drivers marched through Mexico City Monday chanting "Uber Out!" and demanding city authorities ban the online ride service.
May 26, 2015
Your Flag Might Be Made In America, But Some Components Sourced Overseas
Tens of millions of flags of all sizes are sold annually, according to an industry spokesperson. But often times, meeting the demands of consumers requires manufacturers to look beyond our borders for materials.
May 25, 2015
Outlook Strong For Summer Holiday Travel In Arizona
For more on holiday travel, we turn to Jan Freitag, senior vice president with STR, which provides research to the hotel industry.
May 22, 2015
Report: Options Limited For Arizonas Low-Income Renters
National Low Income Housing Coalition ranks Arizona 22nd in the country as far as affordability of a two-bedroom apartment.
May 22, 2015
Did You Know: Jerome Grand Hotel Home To Arizonas First Self-Service Otis Elevator
It was the first of its kind in Arizona and it was installed in a booming town early in the last century. And it’s still in use today.
May 22, 2015
Survey: Little Private-Industry Job Growth In Arizona Last Month
Arizona posted one of its most disappointing employment pictures last month since the end of the recession.
May 22, 2015
Phoenix Family Of Lucha Libre Wrestlers Tries To Widen Audience
There are all kinds of family businesses. Some kids take over the family restaurant, others the family gardening company. One family business in Phoenix relies on cheers and boos to stay running.
May 21, 2015
Last Bill Johnsons Big Apple Restaurant Closing In Phoenix
After nearly 60 years in business, the last Bill Johnson's Big Apple restaurant is shutting its doors.
May 21, 2015
Comcast Bringing More Than 1,000 Jobs To Tucson
Major media provider Comcast has announced it will establish a customer service center in Tucson.
May 21, 2015
Bisbee Keeps Backing Its Bag Ban
On Earth Day of last year, Bisbee became the first city in Arizona to ban plastic bags. Now it’s holding its ground, even though the legislature has prohibited such bans.
May 20, 2015
APS Shareholders Meeting Draws Protest Over Campaign Contributions
Shareholders of Arizona Public Service’s parent company voted down a proposal to require the company to more fully disclose what it spends on political campaigns.
May 20, 2015
ASU Economist: Eliminating Personal Income Tax In Arizona Is Possible
Eliminating the personal income tax in Arizona is a topic that's been floated before. But the average Arizonan may not have heard non-economists talk about until last fall
May 20, 2015
2 Get Federal Prison In Arizona Mortgage Fraud Case
Men from Minnesota and Texas have been sentenced to federal prison terms in a mortgage fraud case in Arizona.
May 20, 2015
ASU Expands Biomedical Presence In Downtown Phoenix
Downtown Phoenix will soon get a new health complex. The complex would be an expansion of the existing biomedical campus, which the city estimates is providing a $1.3 billion economic impact to the community.
May 19, 2015
UA Professor: Grief At End Of
Fans of the long-running AMC TV program Mad Men are mourning the end of the series after its Sunday finale. Research by a University of Arizona professor has found that the way a show ends can affect an audience’s loyalty for the series.
May 18, 2015