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Businesses, officials hail USMCA signing, worth billions to state trade

WASHINGTON - Arizona businesses and elected officials hailed Wednesday's signing of the new United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement that they say preserves markets worth more than $20 billion in trade and 228,000 jobs in the state in 2018.


Arizona firms cited for role in hundreds of millions of scam robocalls

WASHINGTON - A federal court Wednesday ordered two Paradise Valley residents to stop operating businesses that prosecutors said were used to funnel hundreds of millions of robocalls per month from overseas scammers.


Rideshare fee hikes on hold until high court rules on Sky Harbor complaint

PHOENIX – Phoenix has agreed to stay its planned fee hikes on Uber and Lyft rides to and from Sky Harbor International Airport until the state Supreme Court rules on whether the increases are unconstitutional.


As strike against Asarco enters fourth month, workers remain determined

WASHINGTON - Union leaders say the close to 1,800 striking Asarco workers in Arizona and Texas remain "strong" as the strike entered its fourth month Monday, with little hope of a settlement in sight.


Despite slight uptick, millennials still face homeownership challenges

WASHINGTON - Millennial homeownership rose slightly in 2017, but was still lower than the rate boasted by Generation X and Baby Boomers at the same age, as the recession and student loans have put millennials behind previous generations in their ability to build wealth for the future.


Help wanted, and wanted, and wanted: Census to hire 57,000 in Arizona

WASHINGTON - The Census Bureau wants you - specifically 57,000 of you, the number of people needed to fill jobs in Arizona alone for the decennial census in 2020.It's part of a push to hire 500,000 workers nationwide, for enumerators who will go door to door, but for other jobs as well.


Experts: Tariffs on French cheese, wines, more will cost U.S. consumers

WASHINGTON - When France decided to tax America's tech companies, the Trump administration hit the French where it hurts - in exports of cheese, Champagne and handbags.But trade experts and Arizona business owners say U.S. consumers and small businesses will end up paying the price.


Navajo Generating Station, coal mine face years of breakdown, cleanup

WASHINGTON - They may have turned out the lights, but the party's not over at the Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta coal mine. The facilities' owners face years of decommissioning and cleanup and possible decades of environmental monitoring of the sites, which closed for good this fall.