Business Desk

A bus full of Catholic nuns is traveling from Santa Monica, California, to Mar-a-Lago, in Florida, between now and Nov. 2. They’re aiming to raise awareness of what they say are problems with the tax law signed by President Donald Trump late last year.
Is The AZ Housing Market Heading For Stagnation?
All signs say that consumer confidence is high and the economy is strong, but it turns out, the housing market is slowing, at least nationally.
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Arizona Lands Contracts To Build New Rockets
The Defense Department has awarded more than $2 billion in contracts to three companies to build rockets. Some of the build-out of those rockets is slated to happen in Arizona.
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Debating The Pros And Cons Of Clean Energy Measure
Supporters and opponents of a measure to increase the amount of renewable energy Arizona uses have spent millions and millions of dollars to try to influence your vote. It’s nearly impossible to watch TV for even a few minutes and not see an ad for or against Proposition 127.
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How Neighborhoods Bear The Cost Of Tax Incentives
Tax incentives have been used by cities and states for years in the attempt to attract businesses and generate a newer revenue stream. But critics have argued that the government is picking winners and losers, and the promised positive impact rarely, if ever, pans out.
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Glendale Gathering Public Input On Walking, Biking
Glendale is working on a plan to improve the way people get around without using cars or buses.
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Canada Will Impose Steel Safeguards
Canada announced last Thursday it will impose new tariffs on steel imports, as the U.S., Canada, and Mexico continue to disagree on how to trade this important construction material.
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Wings For Autism Helping Kids Learn How To Navigate Airport
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is teaming up on a training exercise with a local organization that advocates for autism awareness.
Glendales Generous Building Sale Price Raises Eyebrows
When a design showroom and manufacturer of outdoor furniture bought a building in downtown Glendale, more than a few eyebrows were raised. But it wasn’t the nature of the business, it was the price paid for the building.
Companies, Colleges Join For Research On Self-Driving Cars
You’ve seen the Waymo self-driving cars stopped at intersections, you’ve seen the Uber cars in your rearview, well here’s another name entering the Valley’s self-driving arena —The Institute for Automated Mobility.
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On Wednesday and Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by more than 1,000 points combined — leading many to wonder whether the long-running bull market is on the wane.
Iconic Mexico 68 Olympics Design Is Still Revered — And Disputed
The Mexico City Olympic Games began 50 years ago, on Oct. 12. The Games’ vibrant visual identity became the icon of an era and a country, and the style is celebrated as a cornerstone for contemporary graphic design. But its success also brought an ongoing dispute between people from both sides of the border.
Mexico Seeks ‘Lost’ Children Artists For 50th Anniversary Of 1968 Olympics
AZ Rocket Company Receives $800M Air Force Contract
The U.S. Air Force has chosen three aerospace companies in which to invest $2 billion, including one that builds rockets in Chandler.
U.S. Interior Extends Mining Ban Near Yellowstone Park
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has approved a 20-year ban on new mining claims in Montana near Yellowstone National Park.
ADEQ Seeks More Control Over Environmental Programs
There have been a number of efforts in Arizona — including at the ballot box — to give the state increased control over certain lands and environmental measures.
The Takeaway: Poverty In St. Louis Is Exacerbated By An Affordable Housing Crisis
President Trump's Council of Economic Advisers declared this summer that the "War on Poverty" was largely over.
Diverse Group Warns Of Impacts Of Proposition 126
A diverse group of opponents is coming out strongly against a ballot measure that would bar the Legislature from taxing services, saying it will decimate education and transporting funding.
Waymo On Safety, Slow Rollout Of Driverless Tech
If you drive in the Valley, you might be getting used to seeing self-driving cars on the road. Waymo has a fleet of minivans with big cameras on top driving around the East Valley and, in April, the Google company launched an early ridership program here as well.
Retailers Taking Unprecedented Steps To Attract Seasonal Workers
Believe it or not, retailers are already thinking about the holiday shopping season. And, experts say, this year’s could be bigger than last, which means those companies are looking to hire more workers this year.
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New Mexico has a tax incentive for filming, and shows like "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul" are shot in there. So, where does that leave Arizona?
How You Can Invest In A Small Piece Of A Famous Work Of Art
To own a work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, you’ll need just a little over $110 million, which is what his work sold for at Sotheby’s in 2017. But what if you could own a major work of art for a lot less, but never actually see it? That’s the idea around a new company called Masterworks.