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Grand Canyon businesses claw back, slowly, after 2019, 2020 setbacks

PHOENIX - This was looking to be a bounceback year for Grand Canyon-area merchants after a down 2019, but that all changed when COVID-19 hit. After closing for part of the spring, the park has reopened on a a limited basis and tourists are coming back, but business officials say times are still tough.


Arizona business leaders have high hopes as USMCA takes effect

WASHINGTON - It just took effect Wednesday, but Arizona business leaders were optimistic about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the trade deal replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement that economists say was worth billions in trade and thousands of jobs in Arizona alone.


Northeast states slap quarantine on Arizona travelers to stem COVID-19 spread

TEMPE - Arizonans will face a 14-day quarantine if they travel to New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, whose governors announced the restriction Wednesday to keep people from COVID-19 "hot spots" from bringing the infection with them.


New Coyotes CEO Gutierrez looks to mobilize Arizona’s Latino community

GLENDALE – Arizona Coyotes owner Alex Meruelo announced Xavier A. Gutierrez as the franchise’s new President and CEO. Gutierrez is the first Latino President and CEO in NHL history and hopes to mobilize the community.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Mayors will await governor’s lead on reopening state

PHOENIX – Congress announces small business funding through CARES Act Training, the first prison death from COVID-19, and other updates from the Grand Canyon State.


418,000 jobless claims crater 10 years of new jobs in just five weeks

PHOENIX - New jobless claims in Arizona over the past five weeks have wiped out two-thirds of the new jobs created in the state over 10 years, according to the latest numbers from the Arizona Department of Economic Security.


House OKs $484 billion in COVID-19 relief, loans could go out this week

WASHINGTON - Money could start flowing to distressed small businesses as early as this week, after the House overwhelmingly approved a $484 billion measure that refills the exhausted Paycheck Protection Program and adds funds for hospitals and other services.


Seven years ago, Mercury made transformative draft pick: Brittney Griner

PHOENIX – Seven years ago, the Phoenix Mercury drafted Brittney Griner with the No. 1 pick in the WNBA Draft. She transformed the franchise.


Coronavirus relief payments start landing in Arizonans’ bank accounts

TEMPE - Thousands of dollars started arriving in Arizonans' bank accounts this week as the first payments from the massive coronavirus relief package began to be distributed in the form of expanded unemployment benefits and direct stimulus payments.


Businesses running out of time, as delays plague week-old loan program

WASHINGTON - While Congress and the White House are promising to add billions to the Paycheck Protection Program, some small businesses say they are just trying to hang on long enough to get the money there now.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Navajo leaders exposed to illness; state to get 100 ventilators from FEMA stockpile

PHOENIX – Breakdown of cases by ZIP code is coming to Arizona, and other news from around the Grand Canyon State.


State, national jobless claims continue surge, experts see no end

PHOENIX - Another 129,215 Arizonans filed for unemployment last week, boosting the number of new jobless in the state above a quarter million since March 1, according to the latest numbers from the Department of Economic Security.