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Washington • When the weather warms up, so, too, will the U.S. economy.
With baby boomers approaching retirement age in record numbers, and home values returning to a point where their owners are finally comfortable enough to sell, it’s easy to understand why builders are optimistic about the 55-plus housing market these days.
It might be a new year, but a lot of you are seeing the same old scams.
As the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce marks the organization’s 20th anniversary, we’re not celebrating two decades of a place or a service or an idea, but of people. It’s the people that make the Chamber. Thousands of them have attended Chamber events, joined as business members, ascended to leadership positions or even taken the reins of the board since the group was formed in 1994.
With time running short, the nation’s health care rolls still aren’t filling up fast enough.
Small Business Saturday is gaining in popularity, according to a new survey by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
Credit scores are made up of a complex algorithm that can, at times, seem inexplicable. Often things that seem financially responsible can in fact lower your credit score. Answer the few questions below to test your credit IQ — the answers may surprise you.
Attorney General Tom Horne is warning consumers, especially seniors on Medicare, to be cautious of scams related to the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare.”
Arizona, specifically the metropolitan Phoenix market, is among the strongest commercial real estate markets in the United States and is quickly rising as one of the most resilient markets to recover since the onset of the recent recession. While overall, multifamily, office and industrial property values have posted positive net absorption numbers in recent quarters, it is the retail market that is finally stabilizing and showing promise of improvement.
I was looking through all the emails and phone messages you’ve sent, trying to come up with ways you could avoid most scams.
OK, it’s happening again. Another telemarketer is harassing Valley residents, even though the people are on the “Do Not Call” registry.
Americans’ confidence in the economy inched closer to a 5 1/2-year high on growing optimism that hiring and wages could pick up in coming months.
I’ve seen it frequently. You know, the little tagline quotes in our email signature lines. This one is an old Irish proverb, “Work like you don’t need money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. And dance like no one’s watching.” Dance is not just a wonderful metaphor for life, but also for God. Many have described the relationship between God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit as a kind of cosmic dance. God’s very nature is relationship: loving, vital, dynamic, and life-giving. You can dance on your own, but it’s so much more fun when you dance with others.
Droves of Arizonans are planning to send-off summer with labor-less getaways, according to AAA.
President Obama is scheduled to visit Desert Vista High School in Ahwatukee Foothills on Tuesday, Aug. 6 to talk about the economy and his plan to strengthen the middle class. As a supporter, I applaud the President for pursuing a plan for economic growth. As part of his agenda, I hope he also addresses the need to put our national debt on a downward path for the sake of generations to come.
You get an email with a plea for money from a loved one offering a great deal on magazines. Do they raise a red flag?
It’s only been a week since the 1-cent sales tax went off the books, but area economists and businesses do not expect to see much if any increase in retail sales in the foreseeable future due in part to consumers having little idea the increase ended.
Americans are more confident in the U.S. economy than at any point in the past five years, thanks to surging home values, a brighter job market and record-setting stock prices. Stock averages last month extended the year’s explosive rally. Further gains in consumer confidence could help the economy withstand the effects of higher taxes and federal spending cuts that kicked in this year. Spending by consumers drives about 70 percent of economic growth.
In this Thursday, May 9 2013, photo, two shoppers are reflected in the mirror at a shopping mall in Costa Mesa, Calif. The private Conference Board reports on consumer confidence for May on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
It's not a big breakthrough.
It’s a call from a relative. It may be a grandson or a cousin. But this is one call you don’t want.
I recently became the proud owner of a new (well, new to me) car ... and I’m proud to announce that I’m still alive.
"Your entry last month has WON! Go to www.****.com to claim your FREE $1,000 Target gift card within 24 hrs.”
Editor’s note: The Ahwatukee Foothills News is proud to share with our readers this weekly consumer advocacy column from ABC15 Investigator Joe Ducey. Beginning today, you can find it regularly in print, online at Ahwatukee.com, or on our “AFNNews” mobile app (available for download now at Ahwatukee.com/onthego).
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