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D-backs’ ‘Throwback Thursday’ campaign brought back rich memories for team, fans

In the fall of 2001, the Valley was painted purple and teal as the upstart Diamondbacks, just four seasons into their existence, were locked in a World Series battle with the storied New York Yankees.

Paul Goldschmidt stands in the on-deck circle in a game against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Photo by Torrence Dunham/Cronkite News)

Phoenix nonprofit ‘Fast Pitch’ competition gives more than just grants

Of the 20 semifinalist nonprofit organization leaders chosen for the 2016 Social Venture Partners Arizona Fast Pitch competition, only eight will deliver the three-minute eponymous pitches for their organizations in front of an audience and judges. Fewer will win the competition’s sponsor-funded cash grants that total over $50,000.


Phoenix lawyer urges Congress to block NLRB’s new ‘joint employer’ rule

WASHINGTON - Phoenix lawyer Mark Kisicki called on Congress Tuesday to "restore stability in labor relations" by reversing a National Labor Relations Board ruling that he said will cause "significant economic upheaval" if left untouched.


Millennials transition into housing market as rents become more expensive

While the Valley’s economy continues to improve, the housing market has lagged.

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Old school retro games have new life and are making a comeback

Something is happening in the dusty corners of the video game world. People are picking up old video games, wiping off the cobwebs and playing them again.


Experts: What do businesses need to increase trade across borders?

More than a dozen panelists discussed the growing number of business opportunities popping up across borders at the North America Economic Connectivity Conference last week.

The Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University hosted the North America Economic Connectivity Conference on Sept. 30 at the Phoenix Airport Marriott. (Photo by Carla León/Cronkite News)

Gov. Doug Ducey: Trans-Pacific Partnership makes Arizona more competitive

Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday said he supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership because the trade policy will make Arizona more competitive in the business world.


Phoenix Symphony survives and thrives after budget crisis

After suffering through economic hardship, the Phoenix Symphony is back from the brink.


Local, national spa franchises expand in Arizona as industry grows

MESA – If it seems there is a salon or spa around every corner, it may be true.

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Company officials: Ample space, competitive wages attracted them to Arizona

Officials representing three companies – Home Depot, FacilitySource and Stitch Fix – cited three key reasons that spurred the expansion of their businesses to the region: competitive wages, availability of workforce and ample warehouse or office space.

Panelists from three companies expanding to Phoenix spoke about what attracted their businesses to the area at an event held by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council on Thursday. (Photo by Stefan Modrich/Cronkite News)

Congress passes stopgap budget with a day to spare; Arizona vote split

WASHINGTON - It took until the last minute to do it, but Congress on Wednesday passed a short-term budget that avoided a shutdown and will keep the government operating through mid-December.


Arizona business leaders emphasize ethical practices at Integrity Summit

Making money while abandoning ethics continues to be an unsustainable business practice, Arizona-based industry leaders told the crowd gathered at the fifth-annual Integrity Summit on Wednesday.

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