Beat: Impact: Covid Economy


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Arizona Bowl Organizers Look to Bounce Back From 2020’s Fanless Games

With COVID-19 protocols in 2020 prohibiting fans at the Fiesta and Arizona bowls, organizers are eager to welcome fans and teams this year.

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Biden Releases 50 Million Barrels of Oil in Hopes of Easing Gas Prices

Biden said the oil release was one step his administration is taking to fight inflation, along with efforts to open supply chain bottlenecks.

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Workers Lost Income Over the Pandemic While Arizona Billionaires’ Wealth Soared to New Heights

Arizona’s 11 billionaires saw their collective wealth more than double over the last 17 months, accumulating a combined $35.4 billion.

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Arizona Paid Out $16 Billion in Unemployment Over the Pandemic. Scammers Got Nearly 30% of It.

Most of that money is probably lost forever because it was siphoned off by out-of-state or overseas scammers.

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Copper Food Truck Friday: Valley Trucks to Check out for Meals on the Go

Amid Arizona's third wave of the pandemic, we're highlighting some of the mobile food and beverage options available around the Valley.

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Here Are Some Entry-Level Arizona Jobs Paying at Least $15 an Hour

Some Arizona businesses are also offering $100+ sign-on bonuses as they refill their ranks after COVID closures.

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7 Questions With Greta Brandt of The Flower Shop AZ About How the Cannabis Industry Has Changed

Seven months after recreational marijuana sales first kicked off, things have changed for Arizona dispensaries.