Stories tagged: "economy"


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Cha-Ching: Suns’ Playoff Run Boost For Local Businesses, City Image

NBA Finals winner or loser—and sometimes both— often outperform the national average in year-over-year Gross Domestic Product growth.

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Phoenix-based ‘Sesame Street’ Puppeteer Takes Show on the Road

Stacey Gordon is retrofitting an ice cream truck into a mobile puppet theater—and could be driving to a street near you!

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Concert, Theater Owners Call Pandemic Relief Fund Efforts a ‘Disaster’

Only one Arizona business—and 90 venues nationwide—has received a grant so far from the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant.

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Ducey to Cut $300 From Weekly Unemployment Benefits Next Month

As of May, more than 200,000 Arizonans are receiving state unemployment benefits and pandemic assistance. Stephanie Weathersby walked through the Phoenix Veterans Job Fair last week at State Farm Stadium, looking for what many of Arizona’s 600,000 unemployed are looking for: a job. But not just any job. Weathersby needs one that covers housing costs...

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‘No Question’: Local Carpenters Union Endorses Katie Hobbs in Bid for Arizona Governor

Hobbs has repeatedly pushed back against misinformation surrounding the 2020 election, and has been a vocal critic of the GOP-led audit of the election.

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Food Delivery Companies Wanted to Support Black-Owned Restaurants. Arizona’s Attorney General Deemed It Discrimination

Postmates, UberEats, and DoorDash will no longer waive or discount delivery fees for Black-owned restaurants.

Monique Ortega and her children (Photo courtesy of Monique Ortega)
New Arizona Law Will Give More Single Moms the Ability to Afford College

Parents who choose to pursue higher education full-time can now qualify for financial assistance to help cover the cost of childcare.