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City Council renews Valley Metro event day program, U.S. Airways Center partnership

Next time you’re headed to US Airways Center for an event, you won’t have to seek out a parking spot.


Businesses near Valley Metro’s northwest light rail extension struggle during construction

While residents and city leaders celebrate the opening of Valley Metro’s light rail extension in Mesa and future transportation funding from recently passed Proposition 104, small business owners at the northwest end of the light rail said they feel left in the dust.

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Renovations at Sun Devil Stadium force 10,000 season-ticket holders to relocate

TEMPE – Sun Devil Stadium has stood between two mountain buttes overlooking Tempe since 1958.

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Arizona’s economy continues to recover, just very slowly

Spurred by slow but steady employment and housing growth, local and national economists remain cautiously positive about the economic forecast for Arizona.

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Vemma stops operations after FTC calls it a pyramid scheme, student ‘affiliates’ lose money

When Chris Benson signed up to sell Vemma juice drinks, he said something didn’t feel right.


New deals app aimed at millenials launches in Tempe, aims to help build small businesses

TEMPE – Gil Schmitt said he has long struggled to get a steady flow of Arizona State University students into his ice cream and sweet shop on Mill Avenue.

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Ripples in Chinese economy could make waves for Arizona businesses

WASHINGTON - What happens in China, doesn't necessarily stay in China.


Paying a price for going nowhere: Traffic hits Arizona commuters’ wallets

WASHINGTON - Traffic delays in Tucson and Phoenix last year cost the average commuter more than $1,000 in extra fuel and lost time, among other costs, according to a new report on rush-hour congestion on the nation's highways.


Financial advisers, economists urge calm in face of market volatility

WASHINGTON - The stock market has been buffeted by historic drops over the last week, but economists and financial advisers in Arizona were telling investors Tuesday that it's still "too early to be concerned."


Report: Arizona beer has an economic kick, too, in terms of jobs, taxes

WASHINGTON - When Rob Fullmer, the executive director of the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, says "everything is improved by the presence of a brewery," he's talking about the economic buzz it brings and not the alcoholic kind.


Arizona workers may be coming up short on their retirement savings

WASHINGTON - Less than 40 percent of private-sector workers in Arizona participate in a retirement plan through their work, and they have an average retirement savings balance of just $23,826, according to a recent report.


Despite three championships, Mercury still fight for attention

The last eight years have been remarkable for the Phoenix Mercury.

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