Cronkite News Money Special: May 23, 2016

The Cronkite News team reports on money issues from across Arizona, including local startups, Cactus League ballparks and efforts to regulate short-term home rentals.

Tempe campus bookstore closing after 49 years

TEMPE – For nearly 50 years, Arizona State University students have stopped at a Tempe bookstore to pick up school supplies. But the decades-long tradition will soon come to an end.

Window art at the closing bookstore in Tempe

Tempe council members create program to bolster equal pay efforts for women

TEMPE – Tempe council members are trying to shrink the pay gap between men and women by encouraging business owners to tout their equal pay practices.

businesses on Mill Ave.

Arizona battles gender pay gap through local efforts

The U.S. women’s national soccer team has won three of the seven FIFA world cups. It has taken home the Olympic gold all but once since 1996. It is the No. 1 team in the world, according to FIFA.

Downtown growth leads to apartment construction boom

PHOENIX - Several new apartments are being built in and around Downtown Phoenix. Many of these apartments include amenities built exclusively for students and most of them are located within walking distance of the downtown Arizona State University campus.

Coffee shops bring growth and community to downtown Phoenix

PHOENIX - Late on a Sunday morning, Lola Coffee Bar can expect an eclectic group of people, from college students gathering to gossip, to businessmen meeting to discuss the week ahead, to dedicated readers with books open on their laps. The dining area is small, with several community-style tables that brings all of these different people together.