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Reopening America: How to save lives and livelihoods

Posted by   /  July 2, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Economy  /  No Comments

Marcela Escobari and Ian Seyal | Brookings Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Reopening America: How to Save Lives and Livelihoods, a new report where Brookings experts offer ideas to help policymakers protect lives and save livelihoods in the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The United States has experienced many more job losses than other high-income countries […]

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9 AZ cities among Top 20 in U.S. bouncing back most

Posted by   /  July 2, 2020  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

AZ Business Magazine | AZBigMedia The latest jobs report shows the national unemployment rate at 13.3%, which is below the peak of 14.7% during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. To provide more context at the city level, WalletHub today released its report on the Cities Whose Unemployment Rates Are Bouncing Back Most, as a follow-up to its […]

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Feds, company say valid mining claims not needed for Rosemont Mine OK

Posted by   /  June 30, 2020  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Mamta Popat/Arizona Daily Star 2013 By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star A federal judge misread federal laws and regulations last year by overturning approval of the Rosemont Mine, the U.S. government and the mining company proposing the project have told the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In appealing U.S. District Judge James Soto’s […]

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Pollack: Learning lessons

Posted by   /  June 30, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2020 The Monday Morning Quarterback  A quick analysis of important economic data released over the last week We’re still learning. Fighting COVID-19 remains a work in progress. But we have learned a lot. We have learned that masks, social distancing and staying away from crowds are important. We have learned […]

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Arizona unemployment higher than initially reported

Posted by   /  June 25, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Economy  /  No Comments

. Photo by Bytemarks/Creative Commons By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via PinalCentral An additional 30,000 Arizonans filed for unemployment benefits this past week, a sign that the state economy is far from recovery. The new first-time claims are about 7,000 above the prior week and bring to more than 700,000 the number of […]

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Surprise receives $16 million shot in the arm

Posted by   /  June 24, 2020  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Jason Stone | Surprise Independent If there’s any good news during the COVID-19 pandemic, it could be that it hasn’t been as devastating to the Surprise city budget as first feared. The $16,263,957 the city recently received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act certainly helped that outlook. READ ON:

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Maricopa County approves tentative budget

Posted by   /  June 24, 2020  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Independent Newsmedia | Daily Independent Maricopa County is putting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds to immediate use helping people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic while also pulling back on discretionary spending unrelated to the crisis. It’s a one-two effort to best serve taxpayers during a time of national emergency, according to a […]

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Arizona facing estimated $700M budget shortfall due to coronavirus

Posted by   /  June 24, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Economy  /  No Comments

The reduction in the latest budget projections is a result of the state revenue not falling as much as previously estimated./Pixabay Photo By Griselda Zetino | KTAR Arizona’s economy has performed better than anticipated since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, but the state is still projected to see a massive economic hit, according to […]

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Arizona cities with the highest shares of families with kids

Posted by   /  June 23, 2020  /  Economy, Family Law  /  No Comments

AZ Business Magazine | AZBigMedia Parents were the unsung, multi-tasting heroes of the lockdown period. One can only imagine how it is to juggle the job, parenting, and homeschooling in these past few months. And the burden was probably heavier on single parents. There are 33.4 million families with children under 18 in the U.S., and […]

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How COVID made Sky Harbor the busiest airport in America

Posted by   /  June 23, 2020  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Coronavirus, Economy  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter COVID-19 curtailed travel and tourism so much that Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport saw its daily passenger counts go down to 10,000 to 12,000 per day, according Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher. Sky Harbor typically averages more than 125,000 passengers per day. Ironically, the days Sky Harbor […]

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