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Companies target Phoenix’s ‘disconnected youth’ population at job fair

One in five people between the ages of 16 and 24 don’t work and don’t go to school in the Phoenix area. They’re called “disconnected youth” – and experts said they have a significant impact on the economy.

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Report: Gains in Hispanic education, business aren’t closing income gap

WASHINGTON - Increasing college enrollment rates among American-born Hispanics and a surge in Latina entrepreneurship aren't enough to eliminate wage disparities that prevent Latino families from improving their economic well-being, a new report said.


National pumpkin shortage near Halloween doesn’t ‘scare’ Arizona

GILBERT – Halloween is days away and Thanksgiving is soon after – and the nation faces a shortage of pumpkins this year because of a recent drought in the Midwest.

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Senate fundraising off to fast start in what could be a costly campaign

WASHINGTON - The two front-runners for Arizona's 2016 Senate race have raised nearly $6 million between them, new reports show, kicking off what experts say could be a year of heavy spending on elections in the state.


Weak peso hurts border businesses in Arizona

NOGALES, Arizona – Rebeca Castañeda stood behind a counter eagerly watching the doorway at Chi’s store just blocks from the border. It was almost noon and shoppers were scarce.


Phoenix shop expects last-minute surge in Halloween costume sales

Americans are expected to spend $2.5 billion alone on Halloween costumes for adults, children and their pets this year, according to the National Retail Federation.


Arizona Diamondbacks executive battles low attendance at Chase Field through marketing efforts, concourse changes

Graham Rossini spent four years as an intern shadowing Arizona State University's baseball coach at the time, Pat Murphy.


Experts highlight growing health care sector, Phoenix development as bright spots in state’s economy

When it comes to the state’s economic outlook, the health care industry is a plus. So is development within the city of Phoenix.

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Arizona gets share of federal grant to help faltering coalfields communities

WASHINGTON - Arizona is one of 12 states that will share in $14.5 million worth of grants aimed at helping communities deal with a changing energy industry that has seen a decrease in demand for coal.


Turf Paradise re-opens this weekend with its 60th opening day

Turf Paradise will kick off its 60th opening day on Saturday.


Latina entrepreneurs spur economic growth in Arizona

The number of businesses owned by Hispanic women has tripled in the past eight years, according to the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.


Zombie paintball? Some Arizona businesses reaching into bag of tricks for Halloween

Millennials are targets for Halloween celebrations, and some Arizona businesses are trying some new tricks to lure them to events.

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