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2018’s best & worst places to retire

Posted by   /  August 15, 2018  /  Economy  /  No Comments

  By Adam McCann | WalletHub After putting in decades of hard work, we naturally expect to have financial security in our golden years. But not all Americans can look forward to a relaxing retirement. According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s 2018 Retirement Confidence Survey, two in three workers reported feeling at least somewhat confident […]

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Native American farmers plan moves to global market, greater sustainability

Posted by   /  August 15, 2018  /  Economy, Water  /  No Comments

  By Tayler Brown | Cronkite News Thirty miles south of Phoenix, green fields of alfalfa and pima cotton stretch toward a triple-digit sun. Hundreds of yellow butterflies dance above the purple flowers that dapple the tops of the young alfalfa stalks – to expert eyes, the flowers signal that the plants are heat-stressed and […]

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Pollack: Good economic news continues

Posted by   /  August 14, 2018  /  Economy  /  No Comments

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ELLIOTT D. POLLACK & Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 13th, 2018 The Monday Morning Quarterback A quick analysis of important economic data released over the last week This week’s news continues to be good.  But, some of those pesky imbalances that will ultimately create problems are now starting to appear.  That doesn’t mean the cycle […]

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Trump Canadian tariffs impact local businesses, workers [VIDEO]

Posted by   /  August 13, 2018  /  Economy  /  No Comments

Arizona PBS See how one local business is getting impacted by tariffs placed on Canadian products by President Donald Trump and how jobs are being affected as well WATCH:

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Small businesses are investing with expansions in Chandler

Posted by   /  August 8, 2018  /  Economy  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.)  By Mayor Jay Tibshraeny | San Tan Sun News Chandler has been blessed with a solid business community that is always looking for ways to grow and invest back into our city. While larger companies like Intel, Orbital ATK and Rogers tend to grab headlines […]

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Pollack: An optimistic picture

Posted by   /  August 7, 2018  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 6th, 2018 The Monday Morning Quarterback A quick analysis of important economic data released over the last week It’s beginning to sound like a broken record.  The data continue to paint an optimistic picture.  And although the upcycle is now nine years old, there is no end in sight.  And while […]

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Arizona economy: Big gains expected in employment, population

Posted by   /  August 6, 2018  /  Economy  /  No Comments

  By Russ Wiles | Arizona Republic Arizona’s job growth is expected to outpace the nation over the next several years, and most of the gains will occur in metropolitan Phoenix, a report released Thursday forecasts. The state’s population also is expected to grow by 1 million residents over the same time period. Arizona will […]

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 ‘Hypnotic Mass Phenomena’

Posted by   /  August 5, 2018  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Interview of the Week: Peter Thiel Svelte Hacker News Peter Thiel is one of Silicon Valley’s bigger-than-life characters. Now he is leaving the epicenter of the tech industry. A conversation on human herd behavior, successful investment, Donald Trump’s genius, homosexuality and death. The mentioning of his name sends shockwaves through Silicon Valley, the place where […]

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Brookstone files for bankruptcy, will close all mall stores

Posted by   /  August 3, 2018  /  Economy  /  No Comments

  By Nathan Bomey | azcentral You may soon have to get your massage chair somewhere else. Specialty goods retailer Brookstone, known for quirky products such as back-kneading chairs or Bluetooth speakers in the shape of footballs, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday and plans to close all of its remaining mall stores. The company hired […]

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Gender gap in pay begins with children’s allowances, unscientific analysis suggests

Posted by   /  August 3, 2018  /  Economy  /  No Comments

  By Rachel Beth Banks | Cronkite News Parents pay boys a weekly allowance twice as high as they give girls, according to a study from a Phoenix-area company that sells an app to track children’s chores, allowances and finances. Boys averaged nearly $14 a week, while girls averaged almost $7, according to a data […]

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