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Congress passes stopgap budget with a day to spare; Arizona vote split

WASHINGTON - It took until the last minute to do it, but Congress on Wednesday passed a short-term budget that avoided a shutdown and will keep the government operating through mid-December.


Arizona business leaders emphasize ethical practices at Integrity Summit

Making money while abandoning ethics continues to be an unsustainable business practice, Arizona-based industry leaders told the crowd gathered at the fifth-annual Integrity Summit on Wednesday.

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Arizona’s Flintstones-themed Bedrock City continues to draw tourists amid potential sale

About 30 minutes from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim is a smaller, more obscure tourist attraction: Bedrock City, a Flintstones walk-through theme park honoring the 1960s cartoon.


Phoenix, Ak-Chin Indian Community unveil College Football Playoff Championship Campus

For the second straight year, downtown Phoenix will come alive with an invasion of football fans. Only this time, they will be fans of the collegiate – not the professional – game.


Toll roads? Increased gas tax? Audit says ADOT faces budget shortfall of $62.7 billion and needs solutions

Motorists may need to pay more at the pump, on the roads or at the cash register to meet the funding needs of the Arizona Department of Transportation through 2035, according to a recent state audit.

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Phoenix non-profit organization promotes local food awareness

The local food movement in Arizona needs just that – movement.


Feds announce new rules to protect farmworkers from pesticide exposure

WASHINGTON - The federal government outlined new safety measures Monday that would protect farmworkers from pesticide exposure by banning pesticide use by minors and sharply increasing training requirements, among other changes.


Arizona Cardinals, ASU players’ jersey sales on low end nationally

CHANDLER – While the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State University football have gained traction locally in recent years in terms of wins and popularity, the teams lag behind the competition in national jersey sales.


New business incubator finds home in old pickle house building

The number of Hispanic businesses in Arizona has grown by 70 percent in recent years, and a new Phoenix incubator, the Pickle House project, aims to help even more Latino entrepreneurs succeed.


Arizona continues push to open new uranium mines near Grand Canyon

Arizona officials continue to support a federal court battle to allow new uranium mining operations on a million acres surrounding the Grand Canyon.


Hong Kong Commissioner: Entrepreneurs in Arizona need to branch out

Hong Kong Commissioner to the U.S. Clement Leung said there were many similarities between Arizona and Hong Kong, and he wants local entrepreneurs to meet face-to-face with their Asian counterparts more often.

Hong Kong Commissioner to the U.S. Clement Leung speaks to the business community about promoting entrepreneurship for companies in Arizona and Hong Kong.

Judge bars Vemma Nutrition from resuming full business operations

A federal judge on Friday ruled that Vemma Nutrition Co. cannot resume full business operations and will remain under the supervision of a monitor.

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