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Arizona's unemployment rate is down slightly.
The state House voted Thursday to put a five-year lifetime cap on government-funded health – but not for everyone.
Arizona's education standards are safe, at least for now.
You would think that a former state senator would understand that you have to cobble together a majority if you want to change things. Tom Patterson (Feb. 25 guest commentary, “GOP ineptitude is exhausting its base”) apparently didn’t get the memo.
With the new year now in full swing, the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce continues to work to identify the programs and services that can best serve our business community. Like most businesses, we move steadily forward in pursuit of our goals.
Nearly a quarter of all 18- to 34-year-olds report they have moved back in with their parents after living on their own. This may not be every parent’s dream, but those who find their once-empty nest a little more crowded can take heart: Your new housemates may provide you with some sizable tax benefits.
Ignoring pleas from business leaders, the Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 along party lines Thursday to bar Arizona from implementing the Common Core standards the state adopted just four years earlier.
A House panel voted Monday to make some people wait longer to start collecting jobless benefits.
It was another busy Friday at United Food Bank’s Help Yourself program facility in Mesa as people lined up to purchase food boxes for $17 each. The boxes are intended to help struggling individuals and families stretch tight food budgets and can feed a family of four for a week.
Interest rates are at historic lows. But they will rise eventually. If you invest in fixed-income vehicles, such as bonds, what might higher rates mean for you?
FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, file photo, Luis Mendez, 23, left, and Maurice Mike, 23, wait in line at a job fair held by the Miami Marlins, at Marlins Park in Miami. Employers added a scant 74,000 jobs in December after averaging 214,000 in the previous four months. The Labor Department said Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, that the unemployment rate fell from 7 percent in November to 6.7 percent, its lowest level since October 2008. But the drop occurred mostly because many Americans stopped looking for jobs. Once people without jobs stop looking for one, the government no longer counts them as unemployed. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
A Lake Havasu City lawmaker wants to add some teeth to the concept that it pays to hire a vet.
Political propagandists’ lies have expanded to a gargantuan scale. Even more alarming is those lies’ success in duping the gullible public.
Arizonans are still trying to recover from being hit hard during the recession. Our unemployment rate is still too high at nearly 8 percent, and when funding for unemployment insurance expired on Dec. 28, the benefits that kept millions out of poverty vanished as we entered the New Year.
Saying she's had enough excuses, Gov. Jan Brewer moved Monday to strip the trouble-plagued Child Protective Services away from the Department of Economic Security.
Life is full of ups and downs — and the financial markets are no different. As an investor, you’re no doubt happy to see the “ups” — but the “downs” can seem like a real downer. Isn’t there any way to help smooth out the volatility in your investment portfolio?
Many people think that our economy is coasting along with solid growth, but what is happening is that we have an artificial economy, which is dependent upon financial stimulus from the government. The present administration has been spending about 40 percent more money than the government collects. This is not a sustainable course. We cannot keep this up, just as you cannot keep going into debt forever.
A New Year’s Eve opening means the audience will get some extras at “Cash on Delivery” at Hale Centre Theatre.
As you survey the political landscape, what do you see? Support for capitalism and liberty or an intransigent proclivity for control and political power? Intellectual pragmatism or crony capitalism? The truth of history or the lies of an imaginary future? The support of economic growth or the oppressive regulations of socialism?
Gov. Jan Brewer is weighing whether the troubled Child Protective Services needs to be split into a separate agency headed by someone who reports directly to her.
What exactly is an “inadequate” health insurance policy? It turns out that the answer to a seemingly innocuous question is key to our health care future, to what happens when Obamacare goes down.
The state’s jobless rate dropped last month — but just a bit — indicating that Arizona’s recovery is languishing.
Each November, we honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans for good reason: those who served in uniform — and their families — have kept our nation free.
There will finally be as many people working in Arizona at the end of next year as there were employed here in 2005.
In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, photo, a sign attracts job-seekers during a job fair at the Marriott Hotel in Colonie, N.Y. The October employment report the government will release Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 will likely solidify the picture of the U.S. job market that’s emerged this year: Companies are hiring steadily but cautiously. And unemployment remains high. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)