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Mexico’s Senate has unanimously passed a new law banning animal testing for cosmetics. That makes Mexico the 41st country to institute a ban on animal testing for beauty products — the first in North America and the third in Latin America.
Sep. 3, 2021
Marijuana in Mexico
Mexico’s Supreme Court made headlines around the world in late June when it ruled that prohibitions on recreational use of marijuana were unconstitutional. But the legal status of marijuana remains complicated for entrepreneurs in neighboring Sonora who look forward to the possibility of selling the drug legally.
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Aug. 25, 2021
shopping bags
Arizona consumers felt better about the state’s economy in the second quarter of this year than they had in a little while.
Aug. 23, 2021
Amazon in Hermosillo
The warehouse will serve Northern Mexico, and provide next-day delivery to Prime customers in several major Sonoran cities, and same-day shipping in Hermosillo.
Aug. 20, 2021
closed barber shop
On its website, the Arizona State Board of Barbers mission statement is “to ensure that the public health safety and welfare is protected from the incompetent practice of barbering.”
Aug. 6, 2021
A display at a Target store
As stores like Target, Lowe’s and Home Depot require masks again for employees, the nation’s biggest retail trade association says vaccination is key to further economic recovery.
Aug. 4, 2021
backpacks
Retailers could see their best back-to-school season ever. The National Retail Federation expects K through 12 and college purchases to total more than $100 billion.
Jul. 28, 2021
Walmart
The nation’s largest private employer is expanding educational opportunities for employees. On Tuesday, Walmart announced it will pay 100% of college tuition and books through its Live Better U program.
Jul. 27, 2021
Border Crossing Restrictions
Arizona border communities are dealing with ongoing crossing restrictions, renewed again just this week. And those restrictions have spelled profound changes for businesses and border residents.
Jul. 22, 2021
map shows boundaries of hub
Tempe is gathering public input on ways to improve a key employment corridor. For decades, industrial businesses have enjoyed easy access to the Smith Innovation Hub, a half-square mile area, bounded by Rio Salado Parkway, Loop 101, University Drive and McClintock.
Jul. 20, 2021
Demolition of Paradise Valley Mall
Demolition work has started at the Paradise Valley Mall; it’s expected to continue through the rest of the year. The mall closed earlier this year and the Phoenix City Council approved a redevelopment plan for the 1970s-era shopping center.
Jul. 14, 2021
sign says snakes & lattes on wall surrounded by games and seats
Offering higher wages, retention bonuses and extra time off are some ways employers are dealing with a tight labor market.
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Jul. 8, 2021
Phoenix Suns Arena exterior NBA Finals 2021
As Phoenix Suns fever rises, so do ticket prices. Katie Connor with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office says fans looking to score seats should buy from trusted vendors and use credit cards.
Jul. 7, 2021
Help wanted sign
There are reports of some companies and industries struggling to find enough workers and of employees leaving their jobs and being more choosy when looking for a new one. To get a sense of what’s going on in the state’s labor market, The Show spoke with Dave Wells, research director at the Grand Canyon Institute.
Jul. 7, 2021
Despite more people shopping online during the pandemic, one local expert says the future of retail in metro Phoenix is “solid."
Jun. 29, 2021
After providing the controversial tax incentive for 22 projects, Phoenix leaders will take a closer look into how the public benefits from the government property lease excise tax program, often referred to as a GPLET.
Jun. 22, 2021
 Danny Upshaw's wheat paste mural is titled "Uncontained Harmony"
Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation offers key takeaways from recent survey.
Jun. 19, 2021
front of vacant kmart building
Phoenix is moving forward with plans to turn a former Kmart store into a center that offers education and workforce training. The City Council wants to transform acres of asphalt and an empty 118,000-square-foot building into an innovation center.
Jun. 16, 2021
Tracks In Wax Record Store in Phoenix
June 12 is Record Store Day, an international celebration of all things vinyl. First launched in 2007, the event was spread out over three dates in 2020 due to the pandemic. This year, store owners are welcoming back customers without capacity limits.
Jun. 12, 2021
Real Water box
Bottled water produced in Mesa and Henderson, Nevada, has been found to cause myriad illnesses. Real Water, also called Real Alkalized Water, is connected with non-viral hepatitis, nausea, loss of appetite, and fatigue, as well as liver inflammation.
Jun. 10, 2021

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