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Dodging an Army bullet: State gets only a fraction of service’s 40,000 job cuts

WASHINGTON - Arizona may have averted disaster in the Army's plan to trim 40,000 jobs, but the announcement that Fort Huachuca will lose 114 positions over the next two years still is "not welcomed news," officials said this week.


New downtown Phoenix arena could bring end to Coyotes’ bumpy desert road

When the Winnipeg Jets moved to the desert and became the Phoenix Coyotes in 1996, it was a bold statement, part of the NHL’s efforts in the 1990s to place hockey in markets previously believed untenable.


Change sparked by 2011 ArenaBowl loss set Rattlers up for sustained success

MESA – For 21 seconds, the Arizona Rattlers’ performance in ArenaBowl XXIV held a record.

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Export-Import Bank authorization lapses, leaving firms in ‘uncharted territory’

WASHINGTON - Authorization for the government bank that has helped more than 100 Arizona businesses do international business expired early Wednesday, leaving the Export-Import Bank in "uncharted territory" for the first time in its 81 years.

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Plan to expand overtime rules could reach 100,000 Arizona salaried workers

WASHINGTON - The Department of Labor announced plans Tuesday to expand overtime guarantees to about 5 million salaried workers who are not now covered, including an estimated 100,000 white-collar workers in Arizona.


Even superheroes have limits: Court turns down Spider-Man toy inventor

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled against the Tucson inventor of a Spider-Man web shooter toy Monday, saying Marvel Entertainment no longer has to pay him royalties on its sale of the toy.

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Arizona delegation splits on vote to let Pacific trade deal advance

WASHINGTON - Arizona Republicans sided with President Barack Obama and the state's Democrats opposed him Thursday, as the House voted to revive stalled negotiations toward a 12-nation free-trade pact with Asian and Pacific Rim countries.


Border businesses hope meeting with regulators stems bank closings

WASHINGTON - Nogales officials hope that a meeting Tuesday between local banks and regulators from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. can help reverse a string of bank closings that have hamstrung businesses along the border.

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55,000 federal workers in state wait to see if personal data was taken

WASHINGTON - Arizona has more than 55,000 federal employees who could find out as early as Monday if they are among the 4 million federal workers and retirees whose personal information may have been compromised in a cyberattack.

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Tucson mail processing center gets reprieve from planned July closure

WASHINGTON - A Tucson mail processing center that had been scheduled to close in July will remain open until at least 2016, the U.S. Postal Service said Wednesday.

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Longer term car loans gaining in popularity, especially in Arizona

When Tucson resident Valerie Vinyard purchased a new car in 2010, she expected to take out a five-year loan, but the dealership presented her with a longer financing option to reduce her monthly payments.

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Grand Canyon at confluence of popularity and conservation

When Renae Yellowhorse comes to the area of the Grand Canyon where the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers meet, she feels the presence of her late father.

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