Arizona ranks ninth in country for identity theft, problem continues to grow nationwide

Scottsdale – Arizona ranked No. 9 in the nation for identity theft in 2014, with 96 identity theft complaints for every 100,000 people, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

Phoenix spends $2 million a year to wipe out graffiti, reduce blight

The city of Phoenix spends about $2 million a year to clean up graffiti.

Website: ASU ranks second in nation for ‘sugar babies’ seeking financial help

TEMPE – Arizona State University student Ashlie Stella said she has racked up more than $4,000 in debt.

Report: Markets, cyberattacks pose biggest financial risks to Phoenix

WASHINGTON - Phoenix faces a bigger financial threat from a market crash than it does from drought, terrorism or any of a number of other manmade and natural disasters, according to a new "risk index" of cities around the globe.

Proposed Senate bill would regulate drones, prohibit city ordinances

A bill making its way through the state Legislature would introduce a statewide drone policy and invalidate cities’ attempts to regulate the devices.

Phoenix Sky Harbor breaks yearly traffic records, prepares for future growth

A record 44 million passengers passed through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport last year, a 4.5 percent increase from 2014. And airport officials said they’re making preparations for continued growth in years to come.

Online diamond retailer Blue Nile competes for customers through ‘web rooms’

SCOTTSDALE – This Valentine’s Day, U.S. consumers will spend an estimated $19.7 billion, with $4.4 billion of that total going toward jewelry, according to the National Retail Federation Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey.

Blue Nile President and CEO Harvey Kanter

FYI: Valentine’s Day spending projected to increase exponentially this year

Editor's note: This project is part of our ongoing FYI series, which examines topics and issues by using data analysis.

Facebook blocks some Arizona marijuana dispensary pages from site

One Scottsdale medical marijuana’s Facebook page features a video titled “Alcohol v. Marijuana” with a cameo by Snoop Dogg.

Despite recent market drops, officials still see bright copper future

WASHINGTON - It's a rainy Monday morning at Potomac Metals, a scrap yard just outside of Washington, D.C., as a customer climbs into the bed of his pickup truck and starts sorting odd scraps of metal into piles.

App aimed at Chinese-speaking students wins $50,000 in ASU competition

Tempe – Despite Chang Liu’s numerous years of English lessons in China, she found it extremely difficult to communicate when she arrived at Arizona State University.

Labor stats: Fine artists in Arizona have higher annual income than in other states

Scottsdale – Fine artists in Arizona on average make more money annually than artists in any other state, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.