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Fresh Express mobile market sells thousands of fruits and vegetables to low-income areas

A truck delivers fresh produce to low-income areas via mobile Fresh Express market.


Promoters to launch Ace Comic Con in Glendale as comic book industry experiences revival

Experts said the comic book industry has seen a resurgence in popularity thanks to the internet, movie adaptations and conventions. A new convention will hit Glendale next month.


Number of Latino business owners on rise in Arizona

The number of Latino-owned businesses in Arizona doubled from 2007 to 2015, according to recent data released by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.


Arizona rancher on Mexico border uses science to breed sustainable cattle

Nogales, AZ cattle rancher Dean Fish bases his business practices on a three-legged stool of sustainability "to produce a safe, wholesome, tasty, nutritious product that’s going to go on America’s dinner plate."


Renovations, name change brings a new look and feel to Phoenix Raceway

AVONDALE — Big changes are in the works at Phoenix Raceway. On top of its massive renovation, the track unveiled its announcement of a title shift on Sept. 26. The track has signed ISM Connect as its naming rights partner. The transition to becoming ISM Raceway, effective 2018, is the first time in the track’s history that it has sold such rights.

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Mixed feelings on NAFTA in Mexico as talks on pact continue

QUERETARO, Mexico - While some in Mexico are pushing the benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Mexican critics of the treaty say it’s time for their government to take a hard look at its shortcomings.


Mexico seeks edge with high-tech ‘Agroparks’

COLON, Queretaro, Mexico - On 700 acres of what looks like industrial park lies is could be Mexico’s farming future – Agropark, government-backed high-tech greenhouses that use high-tech methods to grow specialized products for export.


Mexicans work to reclaim corn as their own

QUERETARO, Mexico - NAFTA has battered small Mexican farmers, but plans to renegotiate the trade pact have prompted a grassroots and political push here to reclaim a trade that was once at the heart of Mexico.


Scottsdale ranked No. 8 in country for vegan and vegetarian ‘friendliness’

Scottsdale has so many offerings, Wallethub recently ranked the city at No. 8 for vegan and vegetarian “friendliness” in the country.


Caught in hard-hit fields, Latinos help themselves escape recession

WASHINGTON - Arizona Hispanics were heavily represented in construction and agriculture, two industries hit hard in the recession, but that seems to have driven many Latinos to start their own businesses to get work.


Arizonans pay less for funeral services compared to rest of nation

It's cheaper to die in Arizona compared to other states. The national median cost of a funeral, which includes viewing and burial services, is $7,360. But it's about $6,681 here.


‘Unsustainable’ growth gives way to slow recovery on state jobless rate

WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates in Arizona inched down to 4.5 percent in October, falling to the lowest rate since the start of the Great Recession and capping one of the longest recoveries on record in the state.