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Eric Diaz, chief financial officer at OYE! Business Intelligence, spoke about his startup at PHX Startup Week’s Street Pitch competition. His company won a $50,000 investment. (Photo by Megan Bridgeman/Cronkite News)

Hispanic-focused tech business wins PHX Startup Week competition

PHOENIX – A Hispanic-focused software company beat out nine other local startups on Wednesday to win a $50,000 investment in the first Street Pitch event as part of PHX Startup Week. The competition shut down a portion of Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix.

Hard choices ahead as officials look at future of Navajo power plant

WASHINGTON – Despite pledges to look for alternatives, closing the Navajo Generating Station in Page could devastate the local economy, where hundreds of jobs rely on the plant and affiliated coal mine and where experts see few, if any, workable solutions.

ASU campus hosts largest 3-D printing research facility in Southwest

MESA – Most schools would warn students away from lasers and saws, but officials encourage the students on the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus in Mesa to use them. The campus serves as the Southwest’s largest 3-D printing research facility: The Manufacturing Research and Innovation Hub.

Navajo Generating Station to close by 2019, plant owners say

WASHINGTON – The owners of the Navajo Generating Station in Page voted today to keep the plant operating until its lease ends in December 2019, pending agreement with the Navajo Nation on reclamation of the site.

Intel uses White House visit to announce $7 billion Chandler investment

WASHINGTON – Intel CEO Brian Krzanich used the Oval Office as a backdrop Wednesday to formally announce the company’s $7 billion investment in a new chip plant in Chandler, a project that is expected to create as many as 10,000 jobs in Arizona.