Arizona Business News

How higher housing costs impact Phoenix economic development
Thanks to grants and programs, Phoenix helped many small businesses survive COVID-19, but higher housing costs could hurt future economic development.
Refinery struggles lead to high gas prices in Phoenix
Since the technology is old, scheduled and unforeseen maintenance has closed refineries in California.
Sept. 29, 2022
Homebuyers can sue builders for hidden defects, AZ Supreme Court rules
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled that homebuyers will be entitled to sue builders for hidden defects for up to eight years after a home is built.
Sept. 29, 2022
How a federal interest rate hike will affect consumers
The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates again in an effort to reduce inflation.
Sept. 28, 2022
How the Vision Zero road safety plan is working in other cities
The Phoenix City Council earlier this month unanimously approved adopting a Vision Zero Road Safety Action Plan. This comes as Arizona boasts one of the nation's highest pedestrian fatality rates. But other regions are, or have been, struggling with similar.
Sept. 28, 2022
A lifelong love of LEGO lands an Arizona student on TV
A lot of us built LEGO masterpieces as kids, constructing racecars or rocket ships from the tiny, colorful bricks. But Liam Mohajeri Norris has taken his love of LEGO to a whole other level.
Sept. 28, 2022
Maricopa Community Colleges has a new chancellor
One of the nation’s largest community college systems has a new permanent chancellor. The board of the Maricopa County Community College District voted to appoint Steven Gonzales to the post on Tuesday night.
Sept. 28, 2022
Court says lone Arizona regulator can seek utility docs
Arizona utility regulators have the individual power to seek corporate records to see if a company is funneling “dark money” into the campaigns of their colleagues. And a majority can’t block it, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Sept. 28, 2022
Phoenix approves $500,000 to expand gated alley program
More than five years ago, a disturbing crime in central Phoenix forced neighbors to take action. They convinced the city to let them install locked gates to block public access to alleys behind their homes. Now, more neighborhoods across Phoenix can do the same.
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Sept. 28, 2022
Glendale is looking for proposals to attract people and dollars downtown
Glendale wants to sell eight downtown parcels located along 58th Avenue and Lamar Road, south of Glendale Avenue for development
Sept. 27, 2022
How the plus-size movement gained traction in the fashion industry
In Gianluca Russo's new book, “The Power of Plus: Inside Fashion’s Size-Inclusivity Revolution," he talks to trailblazers of plus-size fashion.
Sept. 27, 2022
Report shows nursing home residents health worsened during pandemic
The physical and mental health of nursing home residents worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s according to a new U.S. Government Accountability Office report.
Sept. 27, 2022
Shamrock Foods to build distribution center
Phoenix-based Shamrock Foods has bought 81 acres of land for a distribution center in southern Arizona. The center will be built just off Interstate 10 in Marana, about 20 miles north of Tucson.
Sept. 26, 2022
Rihanna will headline the 2023 Super Bowl halftime
Rihanna will take center stage at February's Super Bowl in a halftime show sponsored by Apple Music. The Super Bowl will take place at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Feb. 12.
Sept. 25, 2022
Goodyear approves new short-term rental regulations
The Goodyear City Council has approved new measures for short-term rentals. Those include a license, notifying neighbors and a mandatory response time to respond to complaints.
Sept. 25, 2022
Grant Hill talks struggle, overcoming odds
Former NBA player Grant Hill discusses his career and overcoming challenges in an autobiography that debuted this summer.
Sept. 23, 2022
Crisis declared over adult probation officer staffing
The Arizona Supreme Court has declared a crisis over a lack of adult probation officers. Eight counties don’t have enough to keep caseload volume below a cap set by state law.
Sept. 22, 2022
Gila River Resorts make NHL history with Coyotes
The Gila River Indian Community becomes the first Native American tribe to advertise on a National Hockey League jersey.
Sept. 22, 2022
Working for the railroad is like an abusive relationship, union leader says
The White House has brokered a deal to avoid a potential railroad strike, but approval from unions is still pending. Meanwhile, Greg Hynes of SMART still hopes labor unions and railroad workers can reach an agreement without government intervention.
Sept. 22, 2022
AI can help people write their wills
A team at the University of Arizona hopes people can skip the lawyer's office and write their wills with artificial intelligence.
Sept. 22, 2022
Phoenix awards $750K to Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation for education
The Phoenix City Council approved $750,000 for Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation to support an education initiative.
Sept. 22, 2022