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El Niño storms affect winter crop industry in Arizona

TOLLESON – This year’s El Niño will be one of the strongest weather cycles of its kind on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And Arizona saw its first bout of related weather in early January.


‘Mini’ pigs grow far beyond owners’ expectations, breeders’ claims as Arizona sanctuary fills

MARANA — Oatis the piglet was smaller than Bryanna Tinsley’s head when she purchased and shipped him from Texas. Tinsley said the pig now weighs about 120 pounds.

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Local economist: Arizona may benefit from plummeting oil prices

U.S. oil prices dropped to $27 a barrel last week – the lowest point since September 2003.


Cutter Aviation shows off new corporate jet

Cutter Aviation recently showed off the new HondaJet – touted by the manufacturer as the “world’s most advanced light jet” – at Cutter’s headquarters at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.


Study: Two Arizona cities crack top 20 for best places to find jobs in 2016

WASHINGTON - Two Arizona cities made the top 20 in a listing of towns with a promising employment outlook in 2016, according to a national report released this week.


Report: Air Force may spare A-10 from budget cuts for now

WASHINGTON - The Air Force has delayed plans to retire the A-10 Warthog, a jet fighter that is a mainstay of the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, according to a published report.


Record-breaking Powerball jackpot by the numbers

At 8:59 Mountain time Wednesday night yet another Powerball drawing will occur. With that drawing, the $1.5 billion jackpot will be on the line and a slew of Americans will hope their fortunes are on the rise.


Alabama’s Saban wants juniors to make smart business move with NFL decision

PARADISE VALLEY – The timing couldn’t have been better. In the white-hot spotlight of the College Football Playoff National Championship game, O.J. Howard enjoyed the best game of his career.

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FYI: Arizona lags behind other states in worker’s compensation benefits

Editor's note: This is part of an ongoing series called FYI, which examines Arizona stories and issues using multimedia and data.

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Has Airbnb hurt Arizona’s hospitality industry?

Kim Vu could smell the salty sea breeze from the San Diego loft just above a local coffee shop.When she arrived, the Phoenix native was thrilled when she noticed a small gift – a birthday card with a bag of goodies.