Mexican officials call for strengthening trade relationship with U.S.

WASHINGTON - Mexican officials told a Washington audience Monday that there must be a strong trade relationship between the U.S. and Mexico in what they called a "challenging time" for the bond between the two nations.

State’s economic growth slowed in 2015, as mining, copper took a hit

WASHINGTON - Arizona's economy grew in 2015, but at a much slower rate than it did in 2014, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Business leaders market Arizona to the world at Washington summit

WASHINGTON - They came from the state and from several cities, but business leaders at an event here this week had a common goal - convincing foreign business owners that Arizona is the right place for them.

Veterans group eases way from battlefield to workplace

PHOENIX – Veterans returning from war can struggle to find jobs or be comfortable in a workplace far different than the military, but a veterans group is trying to ease the way.

Flake: Building ‘fortress America’ won’t help economic growth

WASHINGTON - America cannot grow economically if it closes the borders to commerce and builds "fortress America," Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, said Wednesday at a conference on U.S.-Mexico trade.

Manfred’s push for international draft gets mixed reviews in D-backs clubhouse

PHOENIX — Six years. $54.5 million. $14 million signing bonus.

Put out that cigarette. Smoke-free apartments are trending in Arizona

PHOENIX – Smoke-free apartments are trending in Arizona.

After 20 years, WNBA still struggles for media exposure

PHOENIX — Twenty seasons.

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Proposed limits on payday loans draw sharp reactions from both sides

WASHINGTON - Federal officials unveiled new restrictions on payday lenders Thursday that aim to help low-income borrowers avoid the "debt traps" of readily available, high-interest loans that critics say prey on minority communities.

Women of color who own Arizona businesses are on the rise

PHOENIX – Jenny Poon is a serial entrepreneur.

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Cronkite News Money Special: May 23, 2016

The Cronkite News team reports on money issues from across Arizona, including local startups, Cactus League ballparks and efforts to regulate short-term home rentals.

Tempe campus bookstore closing after 49 years

TEMPE – For nearly 50 years, Arizona State University students have stopped at a Tempe bookstore to pick up school supplies. But the decades-long tradition will soon come to an end.

Window art at the closing bookstore in Tempe