Business Desk

Jobs in the construction and health care sectors are continuing to grow. That’s according to the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity.
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Navajo Gives Up Navajo Generating Station Bid
The Navajo Nation announced Friday it has given up trying to purchase the west’s largest coal-fired power plant and the tribe’s biggest revenue maker.
Mar. 22, 2019
Garth Brooks Concert Bringing Visitors To Glendale
Between a country music concert, tailgate, Cirque de Soleli shows and spring training, traffic is expected to be heavy with over 100,000 expected visitors in the Glendale area on Saturday.
Mar. 22, 2019
10 Percent Of The Valley Is Parking Lots
We’ve all done it. Driving in circles over and over to find the perfect parking spot. Sometimes it seems like there aren’t enough spaces to go around. But it turns out a full 10 percent of the city of Phoenix is just parking lots.
Mar. 22, 2019
California Trucking Wage Law Creating Controversy
Under a new California law that took effect on New Year’s Day, the state’s labor commissioner has published a list of trucking companies that have either not paid their drivers, or have been issued judgements over wage issues.
Mar. 22, 2019
Phoenix Art Museum CEO Responds To Criticism
Amada Cruz moved to the Valley four years ago from San Antonio to take over as CEO of the Phoenix Art Museum. Her tenure has included expanding the museum’s diversity outreach and an increased focus on creating exhibitions that the museum could essentially “rent” to other facilities around the country.
Mar. 22, 2019
Universal Licensing Moving Through The Legislature
The possibility of universal licensing is moving along in the Arizona Legislature. The idea is to grant occupational licenses to new residents who hold a comparable license from out of state. The bill would require that an individual be licensed in at least one other state and is good standing for at least a year.
Mar. 22, 2019
Waymo Announces Facility In Mesa
Now two years into the self driving car program, Waymo is opening a second service facility in Mesa that is expected to create hundreds of jobs. Mesa Mayor John Giles says he expects the company to bring innovation and ... "a large facility that’s going to have a lot of high quality jobs in our community.”
Mar. 21, 2019
Ford Plant In Hermosillo, Sonora, To Build Utility Van
The Ford Motor company recently confirmed plans to build a utility van in the state of Sonora. The company announced that it will begin building the Transit Connect — a commercial and passenger van —in Hermosillo by 2021. It is currently built in Valencia, Spain.
Mar. 21, 2019
City Asks Developers To Work With Neighbors On Country Club Plan
The Phoenix City Council meeting on Wednesday night was contentious on multiple levels. The council had two controversial issues on the docket — the expansion of the light rail into the West Valley and the approval of zoning for a high-rise in midtown Phoenix.
City Council Votes To Delay Light Rail Line For West Phoenix
Mar. 21, 2019
Arizona
Late in 2017, Arizona Republic investigative reporter Robert Anglen told the story of Arizona businessman and alleged former mafia member, Frank Capri, who had dabbled in the restaurant industry and left a chain of broken business in his wake.
Mar. 21, 2019
West Phoenix Light Rail Line Delayed
Phoenix City Council members voted 5-3 on Wednesday to use the money for street repairs instead. The line was slated to open in 2026. It would have continued the current track west on Camelback Road.
Mar. 21, 2019
Mexico President Talks U.S. Investment With Trump Son In Law
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday that talks with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner have led to advances toward an agreement that would have the U.S. government guarantee some $10 billion in development investments for Mexico and Central America.
Mar. 21, 2019
Measure May Cause Loss Of Millions In Taxes
Arizona could lose millions of dollars in tax revenue if a measure to clarify what online purchases are — and are not — is passed.
Mar. 21, 2019
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