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Downtown Phoenix businesses move ‘forward’ as more mega events loom

Businesses in downtown Phoenix saw explosive numbers during Super Bowl week. It was just the beginning for the newly crowned sports hub that will host the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in January and the Men’s Final Four in 2017.

Cronkite News: Late Lunch Update

Lawmakers balk at White House reuniting Central American families

WASHINGTON - An Obama administration program that reunites Central American children with parents who have immigrated to the U.S. faced sharp questioning Thursday from senators, who worried that it would further dilute immigration standards.

Cactus League reflects on this season’s record success

Word of the Cactus League is getting out. Spring training in Arizona posted its highest attendance in history at 1.89 million, topping the previous record of 1.73 million set in 2013. Spring training across Major League Baseball topped 4 million, setting a record by more than 200,000 fans.

Arizona exports topped $21 billion in 2014; nation set fifth record

[caption id="attachment_592" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Arizona businesses exported $21.1 billion worth of goods in 2014, and the vast majority came from small business like JWB Manufacturing, a machine shop in Tempe. Photo by Jamie Killian. Arizona businesses exported $21.1 billion worth of goods in 2014, and the vast majority came from small business like JWB Manufacturing, a machine shop in Tempe. Photo by Jamie Killian.[/caption] Arizona businesses raked in $21.1 billion from exports last year – money that supported 93,354 jobs in the state, according to a report released Thursday by the Obama administration.

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