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Charge Point electric vehicle charging station Flagstaff
Arizona is set to get more than $76.5 million over the next five years as part of a national electric vehicle infrastructure program. While the Arizona Department of Transportation plans to add public charging stations along interstate highways, utility companies are preparing for more cars that rely on the power grid.
Dec. 4, 2022
Scottsdale Fashion Square
Early data shows retail sales for the holiday season are showing year-over-year growth.
Dec. 1, 2022
$100 bills
A well-known convenience store chain in Arizona will pay $8 million to resolve pregnancy, disability and retaliation charges as part of a nationwide agreement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Nov. 29, 2022
Holiday shopping boxes and bags
Saturday is Small Business Saturday. Sophia Lovasz with Local First Arizona says shopping local, rather than buying at chain stores, means most of the purchase price stays within the community.
Nov. 25, 2022
After a two-year hiatus, the Arizona International Auto Show returns to the Phoenix Convention Center for the holiday weekend.
Nov. 23, 2022
After two years of strong consumer demand, retailers are preparing for a slower holiday season.
More Arizona business news
Nov. 22, 2022
Bad Spaniels Silly Squeaker dog toy
Companies such as Patagonia and Levi Strauss have said it will be an important case for trademark law.
Nov. 22, 2022
If you’ve driven Interstate 17 around Peoria and Dunlap avenues, you may have noticed construction around the former Metrocenter Mall. Adding light rail is a key part of revitalizing the area and includes the system's first rail-only bridge over a Valley freeway.
More Arizona business news
Nov. 21, 2022
 Apple Store at San Tan Village
Technology giant Apple is preparing to buy chips for its devices in Arizona. The latest move comes from Bloomberg News, which reportedly obtained the information at an internal meeting in Germany.
Nov. 18, 2022
a person pumping gas
Gas prices are trending down but there's still a wide swing depending upon where you live in Arizona.
Nov. 18, 2022
Phoenix Rising
The highest-level professional soccer franchise in Arizona will soon call its namesake home. On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved leasing Sky Harbor Airport-owned land to the Phoenix Rising FC.
Nov. 16, 2022
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Redevelopment plans for the former Metrocenter Mall are moving forward after a final vote by the Phoenix City Council on Wednesday.
Nov. 16, 2022
Developers looking for tax breaks in Phoenix will need to demonstrate a "true" public benefit, based on policies amended by the City Council on Tuesday.
Nov. 15, 2022
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Zebra
Last month, sportswear giant Adidas cut ties with Kanye West, ending its popular Yeezy collaboration line. The Show spoke with Luis Torres of Nice Kicks to learn what this could mean for the sneaker market.
Nov. 8, 2022
Porch pirate package theft Ring
As the holiday season approaches, more online shoppers will begin to make purchases to be delivered to their homes. But items left on porches are vulnerable to being stolen. Phoenix police Sgt. Brian Bower suggests video monitoring devices to capture these porch pirates.
Nov. 5, 2022
grocery shopping cart
Kroger, the parent company of Fry’s Food and Drug stores, announced its plan in October to buy grocery chain Albertsons for about $20 billion. Several attorneys general are now suing to block Albertsons from paying a nearly $4 billion dividend to its shareholders.
Nov. 3, 2022
person pushing a shopping cart
Organized retail theft is a growing problem, both here in Arizona and across the country and around the world. A recent panel hosted by Arizona State University and the Arizona Chamber Foundation looked into the issue and ways to try to combat it.
Nov. 2, 2022
Park Central Mall
Phoenix leaders are re-evaluating how to use tax incentives to spur redevelopment and address the housing shortage.
Nov. 1, 2022
The first in a series of public engagement sessions for a large-scale downtown Glendale reinvestment project happens Wednesday night. The $70 million plan will revitalize City Hall, the parking structure, Murphy Park and its amphitheater.
Oct. 25, 2022
Tempe is seeking public feedback as it considers a total ban on the sale of flavored vape products.
Oct. 17, 2022


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