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Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are only the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, but local shop owners hope people continue shopping in their stores all season long.
Have Americans lost hope? The trust-deficit between them and their policymakers is distressingly large, with only 19 percent, according to an October Pew poll, who say that they have faith that the government will do what is right just about always or most of the time.
The state’s jobless rate dropped last month — but just a bit — indicating that Arizona’s recovery is languishing.
There are some startling conclusions we can draw from the election results of Nov. 5 in regards to the Kyrene and Tempe Union High School district’s Maintenance and Operation Override campaigns.
Arizona’s four-year public universities had the nation’s largest in-state tuition and fees increase over the past five years, according to the nonprofit organization that oversees the SAT.
Arizona’s economy continues to mend, spurred largely by people buying cars and parts. Newly released figures from the Department of Revenue show retail sales reported to the state in September topped $4.2 billion. That reflects purchases made in August.
There will finally be as many people working in Arizona at the end of next year as there were employed here in 2005.
Even my own mother scoffed at the idea of her obviously European-looking daughter confessing she celebrated Día De Los Muertos.
Finding a job that brings joy to one’s life can be a tricky endeavor.
October is anti-bullying month and Chompie’s, Arizona’s New York Deli, is doing its part to help keep recess yards at Phoenix schools safe. On Oct. 24, Chompie’s presented a check to Playworks Arizona, totaling $11,282, through its “Chompie’s Cares” program.
SanTan Brewing Company not only survived the recession but thrived in it, and the Chandler brewery showed off its latest reward this week.
Since taking office 21 months ago, I have made building a strong economy that works for every Phoenix family my highest priority.
Wellness is a term that has gained in popularity in recent years. Wellness is used as a name for a variety of products and programs, and as a result the term is sometimes misused. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Digest defines wellness as “a multidimensional state of being describing the existence of positive health in an individual as exemplified by quality of life and a sense of well-being.” Adopting healthy lifestyles, including being regularly active and eating well, are “processes” that lead to the “products” of health and wellness.
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.
A report conducted by Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business indicates the combined direct and indirect impacts from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport brought in more than $1 billion to the regional economy in fiscal year 2013. That’s 79 percent more than what was reported in the last study, three years ago.
Arizona’s jobless rate jumped three-tenths of a point last month to 8.3 percent and now is a full percentage point higher than the national figure.
Once a staple of pre-World War II culture, the multi-generational household is staging a comeback.
Ahwatukee Foothills has a great mix of housing products from condominiums to million-dollar custom estates. The overall market has seen an incredible bounce back in the last 12 months. The “Luxury Market” was the last to be hit and has been the last to recover. You may wonder how this segment of the market fares in comparison to performance across median single-family homes across the Valley.
In a unanimous vote, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors followed their tax cutting pledge and set an overall tax rate no higher than last year’s, resulting in a nearly $33 million cut in property taxes for county residents.
Tom Hanks didn’t know where the cameras were.
With schools around Ahwatukee entering their second month of the fall term, Kyrene de los Lagos Elementary has devised a program to make sure its students are feeling at ease with one another and getting along throughout the semester.
In 1997, then Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), The Rev. H. George Anderson wrote a book called, “A Good Time to be the Church.” His successor, The Rev. Mark Hanson, who will complete 12 years as ELCA Presiding Bishop in November, quipped that he was thinking of writing a book called, “It’s Not All That Great a Time to Be the Church.”
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.
The decision that voters in Phoenix City Council District 6 make on Tuesday, Aug. 27 will determine whether we remain a great city for the benefit of future generations or embark on the path of decline already laid out by cities like Detroit.
Every candidate for Phoenix City Council responding to a survey by Arizona Citizens for the Arts expressed support for increasing the city arts grants budget to $1 per capita.