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The Show spoke with Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services about why now is a good time for Arizonans to switch jobs.
Jul. 24, 2023
The Barbie Game box.
The Show spoke with Robin Gerber, an author who has written multiple books on Barbie and the toy’s creator. Gerber looked back at 60 years of Barbie history and how her story relates to the Barbie many know and love today.
Jul. 21, 2023
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The Show spoke with the Cranky Flier about a new travel hack that may not be a good idea.
Jul. 21, 2023
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The Surprise City Council has set aside $135,000 to fund two scholarships for growing industries.
Jul. 19, 2023
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A popular burger chain will prohibit employees in Arizona and four other states from wearing masks unless they have a doctor’s note.
Jul. 19, 2023
movie slate
The Show spoke with Kevin Sandler, an associate professor at ASU, about how this summer's blockbuster movies might affect the movie theater comeback Hollywood is hoping for.
Jul. 19, 2023
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Last week, the average price for a gallon of regular gas across the state dropped two cents, but an uptick is likely as crude oil prices increase.
Jul. 15, 2023
Our extreme heat is generating extreme business for Phoenix are auto repair shops. For 50 years, Dave Martin’s shop has been servicing cars and trucks. “The last couple weeks have been brutal,” he said.
Jul. 14, 2023
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Applications are open for the Mesa Business Builder Small Business Assistance Program, which provides education, training and one-on-one consulting at no cost.
Jul. 14, 2023
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The Show spoke with Dr. Timothy Fond, professor of psychiatry and co-director of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program, about the potential impact of these new lottery games.
Jul. 13, 2023
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is spending $40 billion on projects expected to be a boon for national security and the Arizona economy. But a reporter for the American Prospect found underlying safety concerns and labor disagreements at the site.
Jul. 13, 2023
An event at Phoenix's Hance Park
The more than 20 large events each year in the park restrict access and reduce revenue, organization leaders tell a Phoenix City Council subcommittee.
Jul. 12, 2023
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The Show spoke with an assistant professor at Northern Arizona University about recent research on delivery robots and sharing sidewalks.
Jul. 12, 2023
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Phoenix is looking to develop 3.2- acres of prime real estate along Central Avenue between Osborn and Indian School roads. The city-owned site has sat vacant since 2004 when the city invoked eminent domain to secure the land along the light rail line.
Jul. 11, 2023
TSMC fab plant
A chipmaker will send temporary workers to Phoenix to help build a massive factory while the state and city pledge to extend a major road near the site.
Jul. 5, 2023
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For the first time in seven years, Phoenix will reopen its wait list for housing choice vouchers, formerly known as Section 8. For several years, Phoenix has reported the voucher wait list for the city’s lowest income residents was too high, but the current number is unclear.
More Arizona business news
Jul. 5, 2023
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Scottsdale says it’s the first Arizona city to mandate the 2021 edition of the International Energy Construction Code and the International Green Construction Code. The standards apply to all new commercial and multifamily developments.
Jul. 4, 2023
Kmart I-17 Phoenix
Plans are underway to transform an old Kmart store into a workforce training and education center. On Monday, the Phoenix City Council approved a $4 million contract with Gensler and Associates to provide architectural services.
More Arizona business news
Jul. 3, 2023
State Farm Stadium
The Show spoke with music writer Ed Masley about how the summer heat is not deterring a summer of stadium concerts in Arizona.
Jul. 3, 2023
Water faucet
Water users in Phoenix will see higher bills starting in October after the City Council approved a plan to raise rates and encourage conservation.
Jun. 29, 2023


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