Business Desk

"Height is blight." That is the rallying cry behind a group of homeowners campaign to stop construction of a 12-story $75 million tower in central Phoenix. They say this type of development will fundamentally alter their neighborhood. But proponents of the development on Seventh Street and Thomas Road say it will boost property values and tax revenue for the local school district.
The Arguments For And Against Phoenix County Club High-Rise Project
ASU Is Forming A For-Profit Online Spinoff
Arizona State University is creating a for-profit spinoff to promote its online programs, as reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The venture, however, is majority-owned by a company that has run into some controversy as of late.
Mar. 20, 2019
Why We Need To Pay More Attention To Algorithms
Whether or not we’re aware of it, algorithms play an increasingly prominent role in our lives — from deciding what we watch on Netflix, to what news we see on Facebook, to what we buy on Amazon, to who we date on Tinder. Because of this, according to professor Kartik Hosanagar, we need to become more aware of those algorithms and how they’re impacting society.
Mar. 20, 2019
10 AZ Chefs Nominated For James Beard Awards
The James Beard Awards — often referred to as the Oscars of the food world — were announced last month, and an unprecedented number of Arizona chefs are on the list this year. Could the Arizona’s chefs finally be getting their due?
Mar. 20, 2019
Prosecutor: Arizona Voters Didn
Benjamin Kreutzberg said the plan language of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act permits patients to have "usable marijuana.'' That, he told the justices, means the flowers and leaves of the plant. Anything else, including preparations made by extracting the resin— and the psychoactive THC — remains strictly illegal.
Mar. 20, 2019
21st Century Fox Officially Merges With Disney
The merger between 21st Century Fox and the Walt Disney Company is officially complete, as of Wednesday morning. To talk about what this means for audiences and the entertainment industry as a whole, The Show reached out to Gene Del Vecchio.
Mar. 20, 2019
The Drought Contingency Plan Is Finally Complete
The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan is finished. The seven states that rely on the river have finally agreed on a plan that has been years in the making, involving many tough conversations about how much water each state would give up to preserve the river’s future.
Mar. 20, 2019
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There’s been an increase in manufacturing jobs in the Unites States over the past several years. In fact, 2018 was the best year for job growth in the industry in more than a decade. So what’s behind this upswing?
Mar. 20, 2019
Newly Appointed Mexican Ambassador Visits Phoenix
The recently appointed ambassador of Mexico to the U.S. made her first official trip to Arizona Tuesday. Ambassador Martha Bárcena not only has personal ties with the state, but also expects the economic and social bonds with Mexico to grow.
Mar. 19, 2019
USDA-NRCS Opens Public Comment On Conservation Practices
“This is an opportunity for agricultural producers, conservation partners and other groups to be able to provide some input on how to basically refine and enhance them, basically improve our practice standards now,” NRCS state public affairs specialist Valentino Reyes said.
Mar. 19, 2019
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No state in the U.S. has an adequate supply of affordable rental housing for extremely low income renters, according to numbers from the National Low Income Housing Coalition released last week.
Mar. 19, 2019
AZ Supreme Court May Determine Future Of Marijuana
The Arizona Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that could have broad implications for the state’s medical marijuana program. Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services will be in the courtroom, and The Show caught up with him to talk about what's at stake.
Mar. 19, 2019
Study Finds Universities Added $11 Billion To Arizona
The Arizona Board of Regents has released a study analyzing the impact all three state universities have on their local economies.
Mar. 19, 2019
Bills Would Make Evictions Easier For Landlords
Arizona's Republican lawmakers plan to shut the door on cities and towns wanting to protect home renters from landlord evictions.
Mar. 19, 2019
Circle K Says Some Arizona Stores Are Out Of Gas
Some Circle K convenience stores in Arizona are out of gas. The company says unforeseen circumstances are leading to the shortage, but the company does not say what or what locations are impacted.
Mar. 18, 2019
Arizona Lawmakers Debating Online Sales Taxes
In South Dakota v. Wayfair, the U.S. Supreme Court essentially allowed states to require online retailers to collect and remit sales taxes. Arizona is among a handful of states that has not adjusted its tax laws to reflect the last summer's ruling. A new bill could change that.
Mar. 18, 2019
The latest “Glass Ceiling Index” released by the Economist says any movement forward has been stalled with the exception of a few nations — and the U.S. isn’t one of them.
Mar. 18, 2019
Boas: The Legacy Of Karl Eller
Arizona businessman and philanthropist Karl Eller was known for leading several companies — including Eller Media, Gannett and Circle K — and for leaving millions to the University of Arizona business school. Arizona Republic Editorial Director Phil Boas joined The Show for his weekly appearance to talk about Eller's Legacy.
Mar. 18, 2019
How A Former Facebook
Longtime tech venture capitalist Roger McNamee knew Mark Zuckerberg almost from the beginning of Facebook and was a self-proclaimed "cheerleader." That changed just a couple of years ago, and McNamee has written about his disenchantment in the book "Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe."
Mar. 18, 2019
Charter School Reform Bill Moves To Arizona House
Last week, the state Senate gave its OK to a bill that its sponsor calls the most significant reform to the governance of charter schools since they were established. Critics, however, see it differently, and argue the measure is essentially toothless. The bill is now moving to the Arizona House.
Mar. 18, 2019
Phoenix Could Sell $11 Million Downtown Parking Garage
A city-owned garage in downtown Phoenix appraised at $11,450,00 could soon go on the market. The city of Phoenix said several companies have expressed interest in developing the Regency Parking Garage.
Mar. 18, 2019