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Nov. 24, 2021
A turkey dinner
With Thanksgiving a week away, many are expecting prices to be up for the holiday shopping. But those prices might not be as high as you expect. Supply chain struggles continue to lead to prices jumping in grocery stores.
Nov. 18, 2021
Scottsdale Fashion Square
Retail sales are expected to be 8.4% higher this holiday season, according to research from real estate services firm CBRE.
Nov. 11, 2021
Sky Harbor
The hotel industry is planning for a better holiday season compared to last year, but most people still plan to stay home. Nearly 30% of Americans are likely to travel for Thanksgiving and 33% for Christmas, according to a survey.
Nov. 9, 2021
farm land
New development is coming to an area of southwest Phoenix once known for its farms and abundant open space.
Nov. 3, 2021
money
Despite the pandemic pummeling the hotel industry, Phoenix is reporting record sales tax collections.
Oct. 27, 2021
A vacant storefront in a complex near 27th Avenue and Bell Road
Phoenix is exploring new ways to fill vacant storefronts or find different uses for them. On Tuesday, the city's planning director told the city council that vacant or ignored properties can create negative images for the city and impact residents.

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Oct. 26, 2021
Shipping containers Port of Long Beach California
Supply chain issues continue across Arizona as the pandemic lingers on. And like with COVID-19, supply chain experts are finding ways to work with the disruptions rather than waiting it out. But COVID-19 has made a deep and lasting dent in the chain that links the system together.
Oct. 19, 2021
Evan Kory Nogales
For now nearly 19 months, the restrictions have meant Arizona border businesses have lost the Sonoran shoppers they depend, and many Sonorans have been cut off from friends and family.
Oct. 13, 2021
Farmworker
Supply chain shortages are affecting the production of everything from cars to phones to food. But there’s another supply chain that’s holding back goods as well.
Oct. 12, 2021
face mask with a raised fist and words Black Lives Matter
The National Labor Relations Board has sided with coffee shop employees at Sky Harbor Airport in a dispute over masks.
Oct. 12, 2021
child waiting for door to open
More people plan to celebrate Halloween compared to last year and they’re expected to spend more. On average, consumers plan to spend $102.74 on costumes, candy, cards and decorations.
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Oct. 12, 2021
Holiday shopping boxes and bags
The coronavirus pandemic has slowed the flow of goods and services as workers have reduced hours, changed or left jobs and products have been slow to market. That makes for a rough holiday season ahead, potentially, according to Arizona Retailer Association Executive Director Michelle Ahlmer.
Oct. 5, 2021
help wanted sign
Nearly 90% of companies have added employee perks since the pandemic began, according to Robert Half’s 2022 Salary Guide. The annual report lists compensation for more than 500 positions across various industries.
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Oct. 4, 2021
exterior of former jcpenney store
The first large commercial redevelopment has been completed at the site of Phoenix’s former Metrocenter Mall. The former JCPenney store, once filled with clothes, appliances and other household items, can now hold wine, boats and RVs.
Oct. 1, 2021
Warehouse worker
More than 80% of global trade by volume is moved by sea, and the disruptions are adding billions of dollars to supply chain costs. But strengthening the supply chain during COVID-19 may come down to removing the chain altogether.
Sep. 30, 2021
$100 bills
Fifty-two percent of Phoenix workers feel underpaid, according to consulting firm Robert Half's annual salary guide, which lists pay for more than 500 positions across various industries.
Sep. 27, 2021
customer at counter inside store
Some workers at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport could soon get help covering child care costs. The city will offer vouchers and consider opening a child care center on airport property.
Sep. 22, 2021
Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation Tuesday night unveiled the results of its community survey at a fundraising event tying into the fall equinox. The final draft provides insights into the next stage of growth for the area.
Sep. 21, 2021
Phoenix City Hall
The Phoenix City Council approved a $12 million financial assistance program to provide monthly stipends to families for 12 months. The money comes from the federal American Rescue Plan Act.
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Sep. 21, 2021

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