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WASHINGTON • Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, most states still haven’t regained all the jobs they lost, even though the nation as a whole has.
Sunbelt Holdings has appointed Melissa Scott property manager of the Arizona State University Research Park, a 320-acre research and development park for which Sunbelt Holdings has provided asset management services since 1992.
If you’re a fan of traditional décor, you probably appreciate the elegant lines and rich history of neoclassical style.
Arizona’s forests are in poor health. They’re overgrown, and without action, catastrophic fires are almost a certainty — putting the state’s physical beauty, economic vitality and water supplies at risk.
Three of Arizona’s five Democrat members of Congress recently joined all four of their Republican colleagues from the state to accomplish what a similar bipartisan majority in the Arizona Legislature did earlier this year: It loaded a badly needed shot in the arm for the small-business owners who generate almost every new job in the state and nation.
In many areas of your life, you’re probably aware that it’s useful to keep emotions out of your decision-making — and that’s certainly the case with investing. However, it can be difficult to keep your feelings from influencing your investment decisions. But you may find it easier to invest with your head, rather than your heart, if you know a little something about two different cycles: the market cycle and your emotional cycle.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Towne Center at Ray Road and 48th Street is heading into another stage of transformation with Barnes and Noble closing its doors on Aug. 2.
New York • Stocks were moving lower in morning trading Monday following the release of a closely watched report that showed an unexpected slowdown in U.S. manufacturing last month. The market is coming off record highs last week.
Millions of Americans choose to “give back” to their communities by making donations to their favorite charities each year. In fact, according to the Giving USA Foundation and Center of Philanthropy at Indiana University, charitable contributions totaled more than $316 billion in 2012. Qualifying organizations are those that have been granted tax-exempt charity status by the IRS, and include churches, religious organizations, and various organizations that promote education, health and other social services to benefit the general public.
I don’t usually reply to any critics of my letters, but one critic didn’t seem to care that Obama was an Alinsky trained activist. Alinsky was an anarchist bent on destroying America, from the inside. He seemed to justify this by saying that Sen. John McCain had ties to terrorists. This is like saying that it is OK to be a bank robber, as long as your opponent is a bank robber. One writer volunteered that he had different information, and had gotten it from the New York Times. I had decided that the New York Times was not a reliable source.
As consumers we are presented with choices each and every day of our lives. It is extremely important to understand the impact buying locally has on your community. According to Local Works! for every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $73 remains in the local economy versus $43 remains in the local economy for non-locally owned businesses. When you shop at locally owned businesses, your money is recirculated over and over and creates up to 75 percent more tax revenue to your community and state.
Youth entrepreneurship isn’t just about curbside lemonade stands. Generation Y has been making its own income in innovative ways. For many of them, that means entrepreneurship. According to Kauffman Foundation, young entrepreneurship in the U.S. is on the rise, with the 20-34 age group comprising 29 percent of the total new entrepreneurship activity in 2011.
The lakes on the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course will be drained this week and animals moved to another site, according to a public letter from golf course owner Wilson Gee.
Mistakenly labeled the “guns-everywhere” bill by gun control advocates, a recently-enacted Georgia law opens churches, sports arenas, recreation centers and other formerly gun-banned spaces to gun-carrying occupants. It’s still not “guns everywhere,” however. It’s “guns almost everywhere.” And as nothing else could, the glaringly significant exception betrays the gun lobby’s lying hypocrisy.
Ken Autry is the former pastor at First United Methodist Church on the lake yard in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. I say, “former” pastor only because he has now moved on to another appointment. Those Methodists won’t let their preachers sit still for long. He once shared a letter with his congregation that I have yet to get out of my mind. The letter, while not written to Rev. Autry, had been written by a parishioner who had become quite disgruntled with her pastor. This is not uncommon.
The Mountain Pointe Pride baseball team, which started the season ranked 20th in the nation, lost 4-3 and was eliminated from the state playoffs by the 22nd seeded Gilbert Tigers at home on Tuesday in the second round of the Division I state tournament.
A tour of Michael Pollack’s three museums show a man who revels in a past that started well before his entry into the world. One is loaded with memorabilia from bygone days, things that used to linger behind the glass panes on department storefronts to convert window shoppers into spenders. A couple other pieces have a “one of these things is not like the others” ring to it given their relative modernity, like the mini statue of Sonic the Hedgehog.
The Mountain Pointe Pride softball team had an early exit from the state playoffs, after being dealt a 7-4 loss at home by the 21st seeded North Canyon Rattlers on Saturday in the first round of the Division I state tournament.
Economist Aruna Murthy had a few words about the state's projected job growth Thursday when she made her predictions.
Summer’s here and it’s time for some fun in the sun. But how do you make sure your kids don’t encounter an educational backslide? Many teachers and parents refer to this phenomenon as the “Summer Brain Drain.”
I have written before about Barack Obama appointing 33 czars (who are actually central planners), one to each economic sector. This letter is to explain the difference between a capitalist system, having competition as its basis, and a collective system, having central planners at its basis.
Prefer mint juleps to margaritas? Second Story Liquor Bar is giving Valley dwellers a place to observe the weekend’s other big reason — beyond Cinco de Mayo — to celebrate: the Kentucky Derby.
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers allowed GetOut to listen to a preview of “The Independent,” the band’s seventh album due out April 29. Clyne was kind enough to give a track-by-track analysis and discuss each song as it appears in order on the album.
You didn’t see it on your calendar, but Tax Freedom Day fell on April 21 this year. So, why not mark the occasion by beginning to look for ways to become a “tax-smart” investor?
Calling it a serious threat to the state's death penalty, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation this afternoon that would have allowed more criminals to be executed.