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Arizona Unemployment Hits 9-Year Low: 4.8%

Statistics show strong signs of economic growth in the state.

Google Maps image of the Southwest U.S.-Mexican border, with the Mexican state of Sonora highlighted.

After Trump is Inaugurated, Sonora to Host ‘Megaregion’ Business Summit

Energy roundtable will kick off decade-old business summit in Hermosillo.

Arizona Wins Millions in Moody’s Settlements

The money is a result of claims by federal investigators into inaccurate mortgage ratings.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Arizona Week, Jan. 13, 2017.

State of the State and a Schools-Focused Budget

Education and the economy dominated the week's news from the Arizona Capitol.

A "for rent" sign.

Rent in Tucson on the Rise, But Still Reasonable, Realtors Say

Rent costs are growing in the local market, but have not climbed as notably as some parts of the country.

Tucson seen from Sentinel Peak.

Tucson's Housing Market Ends Year with Strong December

2016's monthly and annual statistics closed at multi-year highs.

A hallway at Desert Christian High School.

Education the Centerpiece of Ducey's $9.79 Billion Budget

Promising resources for state schools and more teacher pay, including 2% annual raises.

Arizona Budget Writers Gauging Effect of Wage Hike

Legislative committees to review the scope of the impact on different sectors.

An Arizona home.

Mortgage Rates on the Rise in Southern Arizona

Realtors association says average home payments are 8.9 percent higher than in October.

Tucson Church Shelters Central American Asylum Seekers

Plus, Tucson works with businesses; what local governments want from state lawmakers.

State Legislative Leaders: Education Is Top Priority

Also, a conversation with state Treasurer Jeff DeWit on the economy.

Members of the Arizona state Legislature meet at the Senate Building.

Wish List for State Business Leaders: Education, Roads

Also: Less regulation, expanded Arizona-Mexico trade, ballot initiative reform.

A view of Nogales, Ariz. and Nogales, Mexico.

As Shoppers Dwindle, Korean Merchants Depart Nogales

There were once more than 150 Korean families; now less than 40 remain.

Rafael Avila harvests corn grown from seeds that trace their lineage to the Aztec and Maya cultures. Small-plot farmers like Avila say the Mexican government has ignored small farmers since NAFTA was signed in 1994.

Mexico Mulls Options Should US Withdraw From NAFTA

Analysts fear an investment slowdown due to uncertainty over the agreement.

Tucson International Airport.

New Flights Have More Passengers Flying from Tucson

Tucson International Airport traffic was unusually high in October, November.

Year-end: 2016 Kick-Started Tucson's Economic Rebound

Dropping unemployment, new employers, and a growing downtown.

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