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Phoenix protesters join nationwide demand for $15 hourly minimum wage

Protesters gathered outside a McDonald’s in downtown Phoenix at dawn Tuesday to “fight for fifteen,” a national movement calling for an increase of the hourly minimum wage from $8.05 to $15.


Valley co-working spaces’ popularity attributed to natural collaboration, networking

When eight-person consulting company Sputnik Moment needed help creating marketing materials for a conference, the solution was just a few feet away.


As nut butter popularity grows, local producer says customers demand almond butter

Almond butter. Cashew butter. Walnut butter.

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Paz Cantina to close while condos are built, will reopen after renovations

Taqueria Paz Cantina will stop serving margaritas, tacos, guacamole and everything else on their menu for the next 18 months. Doors will close on Monday, two days after their one-year anniversary.

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Arizona consumers save at gas pump, but spend extra cash at restaurants, on groceries

The average American household has saved $700 from dropping gas prices so far this year, but it appears Arizonans are putting most of that savings right back into the economy, according to a recent study by the JPMorgan Chase Institute.


Regulators pull one Obamacare option as open enrollment begins

WASHINGTON - Just as open enrollment for the third round of Obamacare was beginning this weekend, federal officials removed from the marketplace an insurance cooperative that had been providing coverage to about 59,000 Arizona residents.


Northern Arizona fall colors have yet to make an appearance

Normally around this time of year the leaves on the trees in northern Arizona have changed to reds, oranges and yellows.


As Obamacare enrollment opens, Arizona insurers continue to tweak plans

WASHINGTON - As open enrollment begins this weekend for the third year of Obamacare, insurance carriers in Arizona are "still trying to figure ... out" which types of plans work best for them and for their customers.


Suns new marketing campaign rooted in connection to community

At the root of the Phoenix Suns new “WeArePHX” marketing campaign is the team’s nearly 50-year connection to the Valley, a connection that goes straight to Phoenix City Hall.

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Phoenix marijuana convention draws job seekers, entrepreneurs

More than 2,000 people attended the inaugural Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center this week.


Scottsdale tutoring company joins growing online industry

SCOTTSDALE — From biology to bowling, officials with Scottsdale-based tutoring company AvidBrain said they offer lessons for a variety of subjects.

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Developers turn historic Welnick Marketplace in downtown Phoenix into adaptive reuse project

The historic Welnick Bros. Marketplace building in downtown Phoenix has sat vacant for the past decade. But now, developers plan to restore it as an adaptive reuse project with restaurant, retail and entertainment space.

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