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Arizona’s jobless rate held steady in March

Arizona’s jobless rate held steady in March

PHOENIX — The state’s jobless rate was unchanged last month at 7.3 percent as the economic recovery remained sluggish.

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D-M economic impact falls to $973M

D-M economic impact falls to $973M

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base reported an estimated local economic impact of $973 million in the 2013 fiscal year, down from about $1.14 billion in the prior year as Pentagon budget cuts took their toll.

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University of Arizona-area hotel to keep Aloft brand after $19 million sale

University of Arizona-area hotel to keep Aloft brand after $19 million sale

Starwood Hotels announced Tuesday it has sold Aloft Tucson University for $19 million, and that the midtown hotel will keep the Aloft brand.

April 08, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Audit sees city gain with car wash HQ's move downtown

A carwash company planning to move its corporate headquarters downtown would bring with it 40 new jobs and $2.9 million in direct and indirect new tax revenues over eight years, according to an audit done for the city.

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Some Tucson businesses still paying expired tax

More than 1,000 Tucson businesses could still be paying an expired tax on their buildings, not realizing the levy was abolished last year.

April 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson Mall, supplier sue operators of Toby Keith's I Love this Bar and Grill

Tucson Mall, supplier sue operators of Toby Keith's I Love this Bar and Grill

Tucson Mall is suing the operator of Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill for skipping out early on its nearly $1 million a year lease agreement.

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Unemployment rate in Arizona drops in February

Unemployment rate in Arizona drops in February

PHOENIX — The state’s jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a point last month but there are indications of problems remaining for the Arizona economy.

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Duralar Technologies moves to Marana, will hire 30

A technology company has established its U.S. headquarters in the Tucson area, with plans for a $6 million capital investment and the hiring of 30 people over the next year, TREO announced Wednesday.

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Bill allowing Tesla to sell cars directly to Arizonans advances

Bill allowing Tesla to sell cars directly to Arizonans advances

PHOENIX — Calling the approach and the product innovative, a Senate panel voted Wednesday to let Tesla Motors finally start selling their electric vehicles directly to Arizona consumers.

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McSally leaves Armed Services Committee hearing to go to fundraiser (updated)

McSally leaves Armed Services Committee hearing to go to fundraiser (updated)

Republican congressional candidate Martha McSally had a front row seat to last Friday's Armed Services Committee in the House last week. At least for the first hour. 

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Steller: Pima County needs to list and sell off surplus properties

Steller: Pima County needs to list and sell off surplus properties

There’s a half-block parking lot along East Broadway that reminds you of downtown Tucson’s recent past: Real estate was so cheap that it was more profitable to park cars on it than to build.

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New loan funding program to bridge flow gaps for nonprofits

Wingspan, the YWCA and the International School of Tucson are the first three recipients of loans through a new program created to help nonprofit organizations bridge funding gaps while they await reimbursements, grants, donations, membership fees or other income.

March 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson going after Tesla's 6,500 new jobs

Tucson going after Tesla's 6,500 new jobs

The city of Tucson has made a formal proposal to become the home of a $5 billion “gigafactory” for lithium-ion batteries for electric cars.

March 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
New Domino's in Tucson features 'pizza theater' concept

New Domino's in Tucson features 'pizza theater' concept

Domino’s Pizza opened a 1,200-square-foot store at 901 E. Speedway that boasts a new design, described as “pizza theater.”

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Ariz. expected to have nation’s second-fastest job growth in 2014

WASHINGTON — Arizona is expected to post the second-highest rate of job growth among states in 2014, trailing only booming North Dakota, according to a recent report.

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Plan to save Skyline Country Club relies on non-member homeowners

Plan to save Skyline Country Club relies on non-member homeowners

Facing declining membership and the threat of foreclosure, Skyline Country Club recently turned to homeowners in the surrounding gated community — Skyline Country Club Estates — to save the private club, according to documents provided to the Arizona Daily Star.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mall jeweler Kevin closing Tucson stores, offering markdowns

Mall jeweler Kevin closing Tucson stores, offering markdowns

After 13 years of buying and selling jewelry in the Tucson market, Kevin Jewelers is closing its doors at Park Place and Tucson Mall.

February 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Millions in utility investment makes downtown shovel-ready

Millions in utility investment makes downtown shovel-ready

Great cities are often defined by their skylines, but the heart of any city is largely unseen, hidden underground in vast tunnels or strung high above the bustle.

February 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Ex-Tucson tax preparer sentenced to prison in false-claims case

Ex-Tucson tax preparer sentenced to prison in false-claims case

A former tax preparer was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison on Monday.

February 04, 2014 4:00 pm

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