Economy


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Salons, Tattoo Parlors, Spas Are Now Closing in Arizona

After mounting criticism, Ducey has ordered hair and nail salons, barbers and other businesses to close to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

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Another 100,000 Arizonans Projected to File for Unemployment This Week

A tidal wave of unemployment claims triggered by mass coronavirus-related layoffs has inundated Arizona's unemployment insurance office.

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These Local Businesses Are Helping People Stay Active And Calm Amid Pandemic

A local therapy practice is offering coronavirus-specific group therapy, while a Phoenix yoga studio is offering interactive online classes.

FILE - In this March 13, 2020 file photo, unionized hospitality workers wait in line in a basement garage to apply for unemployment benefits at the Hospitality Training Academy in Los Angeles.    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
Another 6.6 Million Americans Filed for Unemployment Benefits Last Week

The latest report from the Labor Department released Thursday shows the figure for last week is much higher than the previous record of 3.3 million reported for the previous week.

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Trump’s Border Shutdown Is A Reality— And A Nightmare

The new restrictions block 90,000 trips a day or $2.1 million worth of goods. Towns along the world's busiest border have never struggled so much—not even after 9/11.

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Trump Just Pushed Back His Deadline to Open Up the Country

Sunday's announcement was a tacit acknowledgment the president had been too optimistic just days earlier when he said he hoped reopen the economy by Easter on April 12.

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To Reopen Economy, Trump Wants to Divide Counties By Coronavirus Risk

Health experts have made clear that unless Americans continue to dramatically limit social interaction the number of infections will overwhelm the health care system.