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Chandler Chamber to host virtual job fair

Posted by   /  July 13, 2020  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Chandler Chamber of Commerce will hold a virtual job fair on Wednesday where job seekers and employers can meet online. The Chandler Chamber’s Meet Your Match will be held 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The job fair is being held in partnership with the Chandler Gilbert Community […]

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Buyers face bidding battles in May, June

Posted by   /  July 13, 2020  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Dana Anderson | Redfin 54% of Redfin offers faced competition as the supply of homes for sale and mortgage rates continued to fall in June. Single-family homes and townhouses were much more likely than condos to receive multiple bids. More than half of Redfin offers for homes faced competition in June for the second […]

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Coronavirus hot spots see strongest home sales [VIDEO]

Posted by   /  July 13, 2020  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Homebuilder Taylor Morrison posted record sales last month and saw the best output come from coronavirus hot-spot states, CEO Sheryl Palmer told CNBC on Wednesday. Home sales for the company nearly doubled in the month of June. “We have seen, if you think about the states that I think have gotten, you know, the most air time with […]

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Groups challenge proposed ballot measures in court

Posted by   /  July 12, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Economy, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Business groups are trying to keep Arizonans from voting on proposals to hike taxes on the most wealthy and give hospital workers a pay hike. One challenge, filed by a group financed by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, alleges that the legally […]

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Jobs brewing in New Frontier

Posted by   /  July 10, 2020  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Tom Scanlon | Glendale Star Along the Loop 303, the “Welcome to Glendale” signs might need an addendum: “Please apply within.” In the rapidly expanding “New Frontier” area of west Glendale, where the city has been gobbling up massive amounts of land via annexation, jobs are coming—by the hundreds, perhaps even by the thousands. […]

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Another drop in passenger counts at Sky Harbor but air freight up

Posted by   /  July 9, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Economy  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport saw an 85.2 percent drop in passenger traffic in May compared to last year as COVID-19 continues to curtail air travel and tourism. Sky Harbor still saw 584,283 passengers in May despite COVID’s impacts. That is down from 3.85 million passengers in […]

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PV allocates AZCares funds

Posted by   /  July 9, 2020  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Melissa Rosequist | Paradise Valley Independent Paradise Valley officials have accepted about $1.7 million in federal funds to reimburse and cover costs incurred due to COVID-19.  The funds are earmarked to go to police salaries, which will free up allocations in the town’s budget for other needs.  In addition to the coronavirus relief funds, […]

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CG economy doing better than expected

Posted by   /  July 8, 2020  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Casa Grande Dispatch CASA GRANDE — The effects of COVID-19 on the Casa Grande economy may not be as bad as expected. Casa Grande Mayor Craig McFarland told the City Council Monday that the city had received the local sales tax figures for the end of the fiscal year. Shared tax […]

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Arizona employers received more than $7 billion in PPP loans. But what’s next?

Posted by   /  July 8, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Economy, Featured News  /  No Comments

Record case counts and the return of mandated closures threaten to erase the program’s gains By Jake Steinberg | Arizona Republic Arizona businesses large and small received over $7 billion through the Paycheck Protection Program, according to data released Monday by the Small Business Administration. The program has been instrumental in reducing unemployment in the […]

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In sign of the times, Ayn Rand Institute approved for PPP loan

Posted by   /  July 7, 2020  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Helen Coster | Reuters (Reuters) – The institute promoting the “laissez-faire capitalism” of writer Ayn Rand, who in the novels “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead” introduced her philosophy of “objectivism” to millions of readers, was approved for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan of up to $1 million, according to data released Monday by […]

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