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Tax plan crowns a big winner: Trump’s industry

Posted by   /  December 7, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Patricia Cohen and Jesse Drucker | CNBC After a frenzy of congressional action to rewrite the tax code, salesclerks and chief executives are calculating their gains. Business was treated with the everyone’s-a-winner approach that ensures no summer camper goes home without a trophy. Some got special prizes. Cruise lines, craft beer and wine producers (even foreign […]

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A look at the housing market one year after Trump election

Posted by   /  November 10, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

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CNBC via Builder By After the election, home builders, on the whole, were happy with Donald Trump entering the White House, anticipating big deregulation in their sector. But, as CNBC staffer Diana Olick reports, that has yet to happen, “and now builders are fighting the Trump administration over its proposed tax plan, which cuts popular deductions for […]

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Supporters of Chinese Cultural Center invite President Trump; hope he can save history

Posted by   /  August 21, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

The group believes the new owner is thinking about turning the property into a standard commercial and office space. By Maria Hechanova | AZFamily PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – On Saturday, a local Asian American community group invited President Donald Trump to visit the Chinese Cultural Center during his trip to Phoenix Tuesday. The group’s spokesperson emailed […]

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Executive order aims to simplify infrastructure permitting

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

By Roland Murphy | AZBEX About the only thing that hasn’t been covered in the tumult following President Trump’s Tuesday press conference, where he announced a new executive order to simplify the infrastructure project permitting process, has been the actual details of the order, itself. Calling the permitting process, “Badly broken,” Trump noted it took […]

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Trump ‘seriously considering’ a pardon for ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Posted by   /  August 15, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Gregg Jarrett | Fox News President Trump may soon issue a pardon for Joe Arpaio, the colorful former Arizona sheriff who was found guilty two weeks ago of criminal contempt for defying a state judge’s order to stop traffic patrols targeting suspected undocumented immigrants. In his final years as Maricopa County sheriff, Arpaio had […]

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Sen. John McCain: ‘I’m feeling fine’; talks health-care vote, legacy [VIDEO]

Posted by   /  August 3, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Arizona Sen. John McCain joined azcentral for a one-on-one interview to talk about his cancer diagnosis, President Trump, health care and more.

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Trump’s infrastructure splurge would collide with U.S. skilled labor crunch

Posted by   /  December 20, 2016  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Richard Cowan | Reuters President-elect Donald Trump’s drive to rebuild U.S. roads, bridges, ports and other public works projects with a $1 trillion infrastructure investment plan would come as the country faces a shortage of skilled laborers. Before any dirt can be moved, Trump would have to get approval from Congress. But with Democratic […]

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Arizona group urges Arizona electors not to vote for Trump

Posted by   /  December 19, 2016  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | The Republic About 100 people gathered at the state Capitol on Sunday evening for a candlelight vigil urging Arizona electors not to cast their votes for Donald Trump. The vigil was part of a nationwide day of action by a group called Vigils for America, which is urging electors across the country to […]

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Fed Raises Key Interest Rate, Citing Strengthening Economy

Posted by   /  December 15, 2016  /  Economy  /  No Comments

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By Binyamin Applebaum | The New York Times WASHINGTON — Citing the steady growth of the American economy, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday that it would increase its benchmark interest rate for just the second time since the 2008 financial crisis. The widely expected decision moves the Fed’s benchmark rate to a range between 0.5 percent and […]

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The Enduring Myth That Government Should Be Run Like a Business

Posted by   /  December 15, 2016  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

The election of Donald Trump should remind us — again — of the vast difference between managing a company and running a government. By Philip Joyce | Governing There were many and varied reasons behind the election of Donald Trump as president, but certainly one argument, heard time and again, contributed to his appeal: that the […]

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