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Closure of local door company leaves customers in lurch

Closure of local door company leaves customers in lurch

Architectural Traditions, a longtime Tucson door and hardware supplier controlled by the local investment firm Diamond Ventures, has closed its doors at 9280 E. Old Vail Road and left customers without much hope of getting back their deposits.

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Proposed halt of Tomahawk missile buys raises concerns at Raytheon

Proposed halt of Tomahawk missile buys raises concerns at Raytheon

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems is working to head off a proposed U.S. Navy budget proposal that would halt purchases of the Tomahawk cruise missile — the nation’s primary long-range strike missile — after 2015.

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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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Five reasons you should go to Thunder and Lightning

Five reasons you should go to Thunder and Lightning

1. The Air Force Thunderbirds

April 09, 2014 2:26 pm
Tucson-based biotech firm to raise $45M in stock-rights offer

Tucson-based biotech firm to raise $45M in stock-rights offer

Tucson-based Accelerate Diagnostics Inc. has launched a $45 million offering of stock-purchase rights to existing shareholders to help fund commercialization of its technology to rapidly detect and identify infectious pathogens.

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Tucson Electric bills to rise if surcharge is reset

Tucson Electric Power Co. customers will likely see their monthly bills rise a few dollars, as state regulators reset a financial mechanism linked to fuel and purchased-power costs.

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Hudbay extends hostile bid for Rosemont developer

Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals Inc. on Monday announced a “final extension,” to May 5, of its offer to acquire Rosemont Mine developer Augusta Resource Corp.

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Retiring the Air Force's star player is a mistake, A-10 supporters say

Retiring the Air Force's star player is a mistake, A-10 supporters say

To Tom Norris, a former Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II combat pilot, the Pentagon’s plan to retire the “Warthog” in the next few years is like a coach benching a team’s best player.

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Tucson leaders tout strong support for Davis-Monthan, Fort Huachuca, 162nd Fighter Wing

A group of civic and business leaders launched a new effort Wednesday to boost support for Southern Arizona’s military installations, with survey results showing strong community backing of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and other bases in the region.

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Tucson leaders tout strong support for So. Arizona military bases

Tucson leaders tout strong support for So. Arizona military bases

A group of civic and business leaders launched a new effort today to boost support for Southern Arizona military installations, with the release of a survey showing strong community backing of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and other bases in the region.

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Planned changes at D-M go beyond A-10 cuts

Phasing out the A-10 attack aircraft could cost Tucson 2,000 jobs — and that’s just one of many changes in store for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the proposed 2015 Air Force budget shows.

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Small utilities to collect owners' taxes from ratepayers

State regulators are preparing to implement a new policy allowing owners of small utilities — including many private water companies — to pass on the cost of their personal income taxes to ratepayers, despite opposition from consumer advocates.

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Tucson Electric parent UNS Energy staves off pair of bankruptcy hoaxes

Tucson-based UNS Energy Corp., parent of Tucson Electric Power Co., was the target of a failed hoax in which someone filed fraudulent bankruptcy papers on the company’s behalf.

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Bonavia to retire as CEO of Tucson Electric parent UNS

Bonavia to retire as CEO of Tucson Electric parent UNS

Paul J. Bonavia, chairman and CEO of UNS Energy Corp. since 2009, will retire as CEO on May 2 and take a new role as executive board chair of the company, the parent company of Tucson Electric Power Co. announced.

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Tucson Tech: UA launch pad getting more startups, patent applications off the ground

Tucson Tech: UA launch pad getting more startups, patent applications off the ground

Last fall, the head of the University of Arizona’s new technology transfer arm said the effort was bearing fruit that would soon be reflected in more faculty invention disclosures, UA patents and other measures.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson ethanol-investment firm faces SEC charges

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a Tucson-based ethanol investment firm and its manager with improperly shifting expenses to investment funds they manage.

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Tucson Electric parent posts 80% increase in 4Q profit

Higher rates at Tucson Electric Power Co. helped parent UNS Energy Corp. post an 80 percent increase in fourth-quarter profit and a 40 percent increase in net income for all of 2013.

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Machining group looks to expand, reshape internships

Machining group looks to expand, reshape internships

Michael Grijalva says he’s always been mechanically inclined, taking things apart as a kid and fixing cars as he got older.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson Tech: Why employers should care about the maker movement

A horde of assorted builders, crafters and tinkerers will descend on downtown Tucson on March 1 to share and celebrate the art and science of making things.

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Securaplane marks 10-year relationship with Airbus

Securaplane marks 10-year relationship with Airbus

The competitive battle between Boeing Co. and Airbus is often cast as a U.S.-versus-Europe struggle for airliner supremacy.

February 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Governor tours Oro Valley bioscience firms

Gov. Jan Brewer was in Oro Valley on Tuesday to tour two of the area’s biggest biotech employers, and she came away impressed.

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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.

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ACC to allow waivers from rooftop solar mandate

State regulators have agreed to allow Tucson Electric Power Co., Arizona Public Service Co. and a rural TEP affiliate to apply for waivers to state rules requiring a certain amount of rooftop-solar installations to meet clean-energy goals.

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Arizona regulators consider dropping rooftop-solar mandate

State utility regulators are considering plans to waive — or possibly eliminate — a mandate that Tucson Electric Power Co. and other utilities get a certain amount of renewable energy from rooftop solar installations.

February 05, 2014 3:02 pmLoading…
Tucson Tamale Co. expanding locally and nationally

Tucson Tamale Co. expanding locally and nationally

A worker spreads corn masa on a lineup of dried corn husks, plops scoops of spicy meat filling on top of each one and then deftly rolls and folds the product into gloriously tasty bundles.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New plans in the works for UA tech parks

New plans in the works for UA tech parks

Just off Interstate 10, the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park sprawls across the desert, a bustling complex where some 7,000 workers report to work everyday at companies including tech giants IBM and Raytheon.

January 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New Tucson air-traffic control tower soon to break ground

New Tucson air-traffic control tower soon to break ground

Ground is expected to be broken in March on a new air-traffic-control tower at Tucson International Airport to replace the airport’s ’50s vintage tower.

January 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson housing market continues slow recovery

Tucson’s residential real-estate market improved by most measures in 2013, with gains in home sales and prices.

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Tucson office building on Craycroft faces foreclosure sale

Tucson office building on Craycroft faces foreclosure sale

A four-story office building owned by an investor group including Tucson developer Don Bourn is scheduled to be sold at a trustee’s sale next month after going into foreclosure.

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Made in Tucson: 65-year-old firm takes a bite out of wrong-way drivers

Made in Tucson: 65-year-old firm takes a bite out of wrong-way drivers

You might run across some of Tucson-based Antech Corp.’s products anywhere in the world there’s a security gate.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Raytheon laser-guided rocket performs well in test launch

Raytheon laser-guided rocket performs well in test launch

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems says the company and partner L-3 Communications have successfully test-fired a laser-guided rocket developed with the United Arab Emirates, demonstrating its potential use for protecting ships.

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Tech startup looks to create custom weekly grocery ads

Despite a significant move to online ads, printed weekly grocery circulars have remained a mainstay of supermarkets, which spent more than $11 billion on newspaper circulars alone last year.

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Bankruptcy filings continued to fall statewide in 2013

The total number of bankruptcy filings in Arizona and in the Tucson area fell 19 percent in 2013, according to the latest figures from the Arizona division of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

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Tucson cancer-drug firm inks key licensing deal

Tucson-based Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals Inc. has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with a Swiss drug company for European and Japanese rights to develop and commercialize a gastrointestinal-cancer-prevention drug.

January 10, 2014 12:15 pmLoading…
Gangplank merged into Startup Tucson as CoLab

Gangplank merged into Startup Tucson as CoLab

Gangplank Tucson, a downtown co-working space, has merged its operations into Startup Tucson, a nonprofit group that helps entrepreneurs.

January 09, 2014 2:42 pmLoading…
Economist Vest, a Sept. 11 survivor, reflects on 35-year UA career

Economist Vest, a Sept. 11 survivor, reflects on 35-year UA career

Economist Marshall Vest has sifted through vast amounts of demographic statistics in his more than three decades at the helm of the University of Arizona’s economic research center.

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Tucson Tech: Innovation, diagnostics movements carry into 2014

Tucson Tech: Innovation, diagnostics movements carry into 2014

Tucson’s technology sector had its share of highs and lows in 2013. Here’s a look at some of the top local tech stories of 2013, in no particular order, and what to look for in the coming year.

January 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Arizona banks, credit unions keep gaining strength

Arizona’s banks continued to strengthen in the third quarter, though their overall financial health still lagged behind the national average, according to the latest ratings from Bauer Financial.

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Two Tucson banks under orders to raise capital

Two Tucson-based community banks are raising money to shore up their balance sheets as they continue to work out commercial-loan problems in the lingering aftermath of the recession.

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Tech group backs measures to spur high-tech investment

The state’s biggest technology organization has unveiled its 2014 legislative agenda, and it looks a lot like last year’s.

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SynCardia raises $14M to develop heart

Tucson-based SynCardia Systems Inc. has raised another $14 million to bankroll development of its artificial heart and related products.

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Tucson Electric parent OKs $4.3B buyout

UNS Energy Corp., the parent of Tucson Electric Power Co., has agreed to be acquired by Canada-based utility Fortis Inc. in a deal worth $4.3 billion, the companies said Wednesday.

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Tucson Electric parent OKs buyout by Canadian utility

UNS Energy Corp., the parent of Tucson Electric Power Co., has agreed to be acquired by Canada-based utility Fortis Inc. in a deal worth $4.3 billion, the companies said today.

December 11, 2013 3:14 pmLoading…
Tucson firms nab national clean-tech honors

Tucson firms nab national clean-tech honors

A Tucson company that makes special composite wrapping and a local startup developing a new process to make fertilizer were honored nationally for their green technologies in the most recent Cleantech Open awards.

December 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Raytheon to team up for NATO missile-shield bid

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems is teaming up with the world’s second-biggest space technology company to bid for a major role in

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Ryan Airfield to offer new options to pilots

Ryan Airfield to offer new options to pilots

General-aviation pilots using Ryan Airfield will have new options for maintenance and support services starting in January, under an agreement approved by the board of the Tucson Airport Authority.

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Wichner: SynCardia's Ford tackles turnaround of heart-pump maker

Wichner: SynCardia's Ford tackles turnaround of heart-pump maker

Local entrepreneur and investor Rodger Ford joined artificial-heart maker SynCardia Systems in 2005 and helped the Tucson-based company raise money to develop key components and reach profitability.

December 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Navy deploys latest Raytheon ship-defense missile

Navy deploys latest Raytheon ship-defense missile

The U.S. Navy has begun deploying a new ship-defense missile made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems, the company announced Monday.

December 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Artists and techies make themselves at home at Maker House

Artists and techies make themselves at home at Maker House

A few months after its opening, Maker House is still making itself at home — and making itself, period.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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