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Local Shops Often Avoid Black Friday Fervor

While many locally owned shops have sales, lines and pre-dawn openings primarily for big box retailers

This holiday shopping season, merchants expect to make about forty percent of their annual sales. Experts say visitors from Mexico will provide one third of those purchases.

Holiday Retail Sales Expected to Pick Up Slightly in Tucson

Continued slow, steady growth means small boost for businesses.

Unemployment Rates Drop in Tucson and Statewide

State numbers have shown recent anomalies, but appear to have returned to normal

A Bigger Mexican Middle Class Can Boost Arizona Business

Border communities encouraged to take action to take advantage

Ortega Shoes opened in 1923 in Douglas, AZ

Southern Arizona Retailers Rely on Mexican Consumers

Without Mexican clients, Ortega Shoes would have to close stores

Design drawing for Peach Properties' proposed development of downtown Tucson's Ronstadt Transit Center.

Downtown Tucson Transit Center Developer Selected

Peach Properties wins city OK for 4.7-acre Ronstadt site, including four buildings.

Mexico's Emerging Middle Class Can Benefit Southern Arizona

Unless Arizona repairs relationships with Mexico - California and Texas will benefit

Business Report: Tucson CFOs Make Local Business Run

CFOs work in all sectors, help the dollars and cents flow, keep the lights on

Number of Homes For Sale in Tucson Rebounds; Prices Rise

Abnormally low inventory may have boosted home sales prices in recent months

St. Gregory College Preparatory School is installing one of the largest solar energy systems in a Tucson school, producing 140 kilowatts of electricity.

Tucson Electric's Falling Profits Spark Proposed Rate Increase

Utility's sales have dropped due to energy efficiency, grid upkeep costs of $1B.

Three Ingredients to Launch a Successful Startup

Local groups use events, classes, and festivals to entice startups to Tucson or help Tucsonans get their own companies up and going

Tucson Electric Seeks $12 Monthly Rate Increase

Proposal would restructure rates, including changing subsidies for solar.

Business Report: Building Up Tucson's Entrepreneurs

Numerous events each year help startups learn about running successful businesses.

Mick Cluck is with Tucson Realty and Trust, where he was part of the team that recently prepared a biannual real-estate report for pima county. Cluck says residential land sales have declined by 53 percent in the first six months of the year.

Home Flipping Down 19% in Tucson as Inventory Falls

Lack of distressed homes, slow appreciation rates cause of decrease.

Tucson Nonprofit Offers Micro Loans to Mexican Businesses

Borrowing averages $400 with 95% payback rate by south of border entrepreneurs.

IRS: Start Working on 2015 Tax Information Now

Government's tax agency recommends checking on taxes now to avoid bad news in April

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