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Teen Employment Plummets in Tucson During Recession

About 43 percent of teens employed in 2000, 26 percent employed in 2012, says report by Brookings Institution.

Dan Cornelius, left, and his assistant set up the Mobile Farmers Market at Tucson's Native Seeds/SEARCH.

Native American Traditional Foods Turn Into Viable Business

From tepary beans grown by the Tohono O’Odham people to chocolate produced by the Chickasaw Nation, Native Americans are entering the niche food market in many places.

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Dept of Admin: AZ's Unemployment Rate Slightly Down

Researchers say the seasonally adjusted figures for Jan. were 7.5% down from 7.6% in Dec.

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State Foreclosure Rate Declines 45.5%, Report Says

National rate at lowest in 7 years as housing market growsd; Phoenix area down 44.4%, Tucson falls 54.8%.

AZ Corp Commission Worried About Utilities Security

Agency wants state utility companies to explain whether they're prepared for possible attacks amid gunman in CA electrical substation last April.

Event Brings Investors, Startups Together

Last week, 16 AZ companies gathered in Phoenix to participate in Venture Madness, a head-to-head tournament of business pitches.

Raytheon Receives $350M Pentagon Contract

U.S. Dept. of Defense orders company's newest model of its SM-3 missile; orders 44 items total, including missile, accompanying materials.

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Contestants participate in annual El Tour De Tucson bike race.

Professional Bike Race Modified to Avoid New Streetcar Tracks

Closed-loop race provides spectator-friendly experience in urban environment, attract attention to area's businesses, event organizers say.

Funding for Proposed I-11 Unclear

Federal budget for highways is overstretched; project proponents for interstate linking PHX to Las Vegas say 'they will have to get creative.'

Business Pitch Tournament Taking Place in Phoenix

Six Tucson companies are participating in a head-to-head match; final 4 teams will split $50K to go toward their startup company.

Phoenix Mayor, Greg Stanton (D) discusses his recent election and what it means for the future of Tucson.

Phoenix Mayor in Mexico Talking Cross Border Trade

Mayor Greg Stanton traveling to Hermosillo, Sonora for event celebrating relationship between cities; discuss increasing economic opportunities.

TEP Proposes No More Coal Burning at Tucson Plant

Idea comes at EPA public hearing as alternative way to meet emission restrictions plan aimed at cleaner park air.

More than 200 protest the passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Tucson.

Tucson Bakery Owner: My Beliefs Don't Belong in My Business

Sonya Books is against SB 1062 and says she has strong religious beliefs but would still bake for gay wedding.

Hispanic Natl Bar Association Cancels 2015 PHX Convention

Amid legislation that would allow for businesses to refuse service to LGBT people, others; Brewer has until Sat. for decision to sing or veto.

High school students take a tour of American Turbo Systems and other local machinists shops and we learn about Arizona's growing demand for machinists and other manufacturing jobs.

High School Students Explore Local Manufacturing Job Opportunities

Industry experts say there are jobs and not enough skilled workers; Pima County data shows more than 1,500 positions in demand by 2020.

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IRS Spokesman: Filing Taxes Online Saves Money, Time

Allows for quicker refunds because government gets papers faster; also lower chance of math errors, he says.

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