Stories tagged: "economy"


Photo courtesy of Los Jarritos Mexican Restaurant
Kamala Harris’ Virtual Event in Tucson Focuses on Economic Recovery

Kamala Harris spoke virtually to a group of Latino business owners in Tucson on Saturday, including the owners of beloved Mexican restaurant Los Jarritos.

WATCH: How Local Leaders Are Helping Their Communities During COVID

From virtual community events to promoting local businesses, Arizonans are stepping up to keep their communities together during the pandemic.

The US stock market has stayed high despite punishing economic indicators during the pandemic.
Yes, the Stock Market Is Doing Mostly Well. No, the American Economy Is Not.

Little more than half of Americans actually own stock. That helps make the stock market a less-than-ideal indicator of how the US economy is actually doing.

FILE - This Tuesday, April 16, 2019 file photo shows a view of the Arizona Public Service utility company in Phoenix. The new head of Arizona's largest electric utility has apologized for a faulty bill calculator that was supposed to help customers find the cheapest rate plan but instead steered 10,000 of them to higher-priced options. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin,File)
APS Waives Late Fees, Extends Disconnect Moratorium Through December

Customers can also take advantage of assistance programs to help pay their bills, including direct financial help and payment plans.

While the economic toll of 2020's wildfires is still not known, the US has experienced huge increases in billion-dollar weather disasters in the past four decades due to climate change (AP Photo/Noah Berger).
Billion-Dollar Disasters Are More Frequent Than Ever in the US—Wildfires Are Only Part of That Toll

Wildfires in the West will have an enormous financial toll, but they are part of a more worrying trend of huge financial losses tied to extreme weather events caused by climate change.

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File
5,000 Deaths Later, Health Experts Still Say Gov. Ducey’s COVID Response Was Too Slow

Whether Ducey deserves credit or blame for alternately controlling and unleashing the virus is not in doubt — observers say he's earned both.

A pedestrian with a takeout lunch in hand walks through an area of Scottsdale, Ariz., known for busy restaurants, bars and nightlife Tuesday, June 30, 2020, with most businesses closed for the next 30 days due to the surge in coronavirus cases in Arizona. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Analysts Don’t Think Trump’s Payroll Tax Deferral Is Worth It for Arizona Businesses

Employers that decide to take advantage of the payroll tax deferral will be leaving their workers to foot a big bill in April.