Economy


President Donald Trump, left, pauses with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey during a campaign rally Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Ducey Wants Arizona Businesses to Remain Open as COVID Cases Rise Again

Arizona’s infection spread rate is higher than it was in early May, but Ducey has already shut down talks of another shutdown.

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Biden Centers First Campaign Visit in Arizona Around Working-Class Voters

Biden’s visit to Arizona was marked with small, mask-wearing, socially distant crowds—a stark contrast to the Trump campaign’s crowded rallies.

Volunteers speak with a woman while boxes of food for the needy from the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida are being packed in her car during a drive through event at City of Destiny church. 
The demand for food continues in the Orlando, Florida area due to the large numbers of service workers and others who have become unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
The Percentage of Women Working in America Hits Lowest Point in 45 Years

Another coronavirus side effect? A greater percentage of American women were working in 1976 versus 2020.

Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary, Department of the Treasury during the Senate's Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing examining the quarterly CARES Act report to Congress on September 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys-Pool/Getty Images)
Trump Abruptly Ends COVID Relief Talks Only to Later Tweet Demands for More Aid

The president wants to undo his decision to end COVID stimulus talks until after the election, but analysts say Biden would be better for the economy.

Immigrants provide an important economic engine in the United States, which bipartisan economy experts have repeatedly shown. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has made boosting immigration a cornerstone of his platform, in contrast to President Trump (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images).
Biden Plans to Increase Immigration Again. This Could Be the Economic Boost the US Needs.

The Trump administration has slashed immigration. Bipartisan experts—and Biden—say boosting immigration will stimulate the economy at a time when the United States needs it most.

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How Biden’s Tax Plan Would Help Middle-Class Arizonans

The average annual income of the top 1% of Arizona earners is over $880,000, while it’s only $42,000 for the rest of the state’s population. 

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Raising the Minimum Wage Linked to Arizona’s Lowering Poverty Rate

Arizona voters approved raising the state's minimum wage incrementally from $8.05 in 2016 to $12 in 2020.