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[IN-DEPTH] What if government just gave everyone cash, no strings attached?

Posted by   /  August 21, 2017  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  The radical idea of a universal basic income is far from new, but it’s finally being tested around the world — even in America By Zach Patton | Governing ight now in Oakland, Calif., there’s a family getting $1,500 a month for doing, well, whatever it wants to do. This family, along with 99 […]

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[EDITORIAL] Dreamport Villages

Posted by   /  August 20, 2017  /  Economy, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Block Sports Group  Casa Grande Dispatch (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) The Casa Grande City Council last week approved a major project that could change the whole area. Dreamport Villages is to include an amusement park, resort, other commercial aspects and residential area near the Interstates […]

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Panel sees recession risk by year end 2020

Posted by   /  August 17, 2017  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Zillow survey shows fears of geopolitical crises weigh on minds of economists, real estate experts. Builder There is a 73% chance the next U.S. recession will begin by the end of 2020, according to a panel of experts surveyed for the 2017 Q3 Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey. But the experts don’t anticipate the housing market […]

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Trump, in tweet, hits Amazon over taxes, jobs

Posted by   /  August 17, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized Amazon.com on Twitter over taxes and jobs and accused the global retailer, without offering evidence, of hurting U.S. localities and causing job losses. Shares of the company fell 0.3 percent to $980.00 in premarket trade after Trump’s comments. Representatives for the company could not […]

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ATMs dealing in digital currency making digital cash a reality

Posted by   /  August 17, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

Automated teller machines that are popping up in the Valley include a growing number that deal in cryptocurrencies, a digital form of money. /Photo by Zach Copley/Creative Commons) By Joe Gilmore | Cronkite News They look like ATMSs and they work like ATMS–you walk in and feed the machine your cash. Just don’t call them money machines, […]

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Pollack: The economy keeps rolling along

Posted by   /  August 15, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

ELLIOTT D. POLLACK & Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14th, 2017 The Monday Morning Quarterback A quick analysis of important economic data released over the last week The economy continues to move in a positive direction at a moderate rate. The Blue Chip panel modestly revised its forecast for 2017 downward while expectations for 2018 […]

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Western dairymen, alfalfa growers locked in economic survival mode

Posted by   /  August 14, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

Dairymen instructing nutritionists to “cheapen up” cow feed ration by reducing alfalfa hay By Cary Blake | Western FarmPress The western dairy industry continues to struggle financially as dairymen are involuntarily showered in ‘red ink’ as milk prices remain below the cost of production. Veteran California alfalfa market specialist Seth Hoyt says dairymen need milk […]

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Phoenix on the rise

Posted by   /  August 10, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Kaye Foley | Yahoo News With superb weather and a relaxed ambiance, Phoenix has long been known as a great place to visit, but this Valley of the Sun city is revamping its image and proving it’s also a great place to live. During the Great Recession, Phoenix — with its economy primarily based […]

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Findings vary on the impact of major sports events in the Valley

Posted by   /  August 10, 2017  /  Economy, Sports  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via PinalCentral Arizona’s first NCAA college basketball championship generated more than $324 million in economic impact for the state, according to a new study. But the direct benefit in terms of money spent by visitors this past late March and early April is less, with the actual tax […]

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[OPINION] Throwing money at businesses has been a bad idea since the start

Posted by   /  August 10, 2017  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

It’s time to abandon corporate tax breaks. Just look at their history. By Mark Funkhouser, former mayor of Kansas City, Mo. | Governing (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) While spending public resources to lure private companies and the jobs they bring has mushroomed in recent years, the idea is actually […]

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