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New deals app aimed at millenials launches in Tempe, aims to help build small businesses

TEMPE – Gil Schmitt said he has long struggled to get a steady flow of Arizona State University students into his ice cream and sweet shop on Mill Avenue.

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Ripples in Chinese economy could make waves for Arizona businesses

WASHINGTON - What happens in China, doesn't necessarily stay in China.


Paying a price for going nowhere: Traffic hits Arizona commuters’ wallets

WASHINGTON - Traffic delays in Tucson and Phoenix last year cost the average commuter more than $1,000 in extra fuel and lost time, among other costs, according to a new report on rush-hour congestion on the nation's highways.


Financial advisers, economists urge calm in face of market volatility

WASHINGTON - The stock market has been buffeted by historic drops over the last week, but economists and financial advisers in Arizona were telling investors Tuesday that it's still "too early to be concerned."


Report: Arizona beer has an economic kick, too, in terms of jobs, taxes

WASHINGTON - When Rob Fullmer, the executive director of the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, says "everything is improved by the presence of a brewery," he's talking about the economic buzz it brings and not the alcoholic kind.


Arizona workers may be coming up short on their retirement savings

WASHINGTON - Less than 40 percent of private-sector workers in Arizona participate in a retirement plan through their work, and they have an average retirement savings balance of just $23,826, according to a recent report.