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Recent class-action lawsuit sheds light on AZ dairy industry

MESA – Jim Boyle’s family history is intertwined with Arizona dairy. His grandfather had 50 cows. His dad had 500. And now the Boyle family has 6,000 at three dairies.


Arizona tourism officials want to capitalize on unused vacation time

PHOENIX – Visiting from Denmark, Gitee Sorensen and Gitte Ottosen came to Phoenix for an international craft and hobby trade show, but the pair extended their trip a few extra days to have a mini vacation.


Tell us about your favorite foodie hotspots in Arizona

The Arizona Restaurant Association is partnering with the Arizona Office of Tourism to develop a website to highlight great foodie hotspots for tourists and residents. Top foodie destinations generally offer up something unique. For example, New Orleans has famous creole cuisine, and New York has award-winning chefs. What would make Arizona special?


What happens to cars after Barrett-Jackson? Many stay here.

SCOTTSDALE – Barrett-Jackson, the self-dubbed “World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction,” wrapped last weekend in Scottsdale, raking in more than $100 million in sales, according to the company. Now that the tents are packed up and Justin Bieber left the state, what happens to the thousands of collectible and vintage cars that flocked to the Valley?


Higher education leaders stress degrees as important for Arizona economy

PHOENIX – Arizona State University President Michael Crow and Maricopa County Community College District Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick on Tuesday stressed the importance of a college degree in obtaining a well-paying job – the types of jobs that it takes to stimulate the economy.


Arizona still a power in solar power, despite other states’ gains

WASHINGTON - A month after it announced plans to develop a new solar power plant in Gila Bend, Vasari Energy was back in November to double down on its Arizona investment, expanding the plant's capacity to power more than 7,000 homes.


Arizona defense firms may see spending bump from Trump, but not soon

WASHINGTON - Defense businesses in Arizona that have been hit hard in recent years by a downturn in contract spending are looking to a Trump administration for possible relief - but experts said that could take years to arrive.


January 2, 2017: Money Special

Cronkite News special: Making, spending and investing money in Arizona