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Anita Bhappu, an associate professor in the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at the University of Arizona, speaks about retailing around the holidays.

UA Retail Professor Discusses Holiday Shopping Trends

She says people got a head start this year; predicts four percent increase in overall retail sales.

A company is designing new fire shelters that can withstand ten times the heat of fire shelters used today.

New Fire Shelter Material Withstands Higher Temps

Company trying to raise money to make shelters that can take 10 times as much heat as shelters used in Yarnell.

U.S. Border Cities Reps. Meet in Tucson, Talk Economic, Social Ties

Tucson’s Mexican Consul Ricardo Pineda, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild say economic, social relationships between Mexico, AZ better now than the last few years.

Unemployment Rate in AZ Slightly Decreases This Month

State Department of Administration reported that Oct. jobless rate was 8.2 percent down from 8.3 from Sept.

Construction Sales Taxes Lead State Revenue Gains

Double-digit increases continue in contractor purchases; retail income also shows strong gains at 8.1%.

Hong Hua, optical engineer at the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences, discusses developing her own version of Google Glass and exploring some of its possible uses.

Google Glass Brings Consumers Wearable Technology

A wearable, portable computer although fascinating, it also raises privacy, security concerns.

New Study Shows Trade Relationships in North America

In honor of the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, Brookings' Institution released examination of international trade between region's 100 major metro areas.

Corporation Commission May Add New Montly Solar Fee

AZ commissioners may be siding with Arizona Public Service on extra monthly payment; APS says proposed $22 fee not high enough.

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AZ Continues Showing Foreclosure Declines

Data company reports 2,700 filings in October, 59.9% decline in one year; Pima County's rate falls nearly 77%.

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Local Experts Discuss Sun Corridor's Economic Growth

Southern Arizona organizations hope to capitalize on quality of life in region by transforming it into a global economic powerhouse.

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Corporation Commission to Hear Solar Case Weds

State largest utility wants Arizona Corporation Commission to cut payments for excess power generated by rooftop solar panels.

Brewer Leading AZ Trade Delegation to Taiwan

Pushing state's tourism, trying to enhance exports of semiconductors, electronics, information technology.

AZ Home to Newest Apple Manufacturing Facility in US

Brewer: 'Decision to locate here speaks volumes about friendly, pro-business climate we have been creating.'

AZ Gaming Revenues Hold Steady

State earned nearly $24M in last 3 months from gambling; still a drop from las quarter when it was at $25M

Pima Surveying Residents About Library System Usage

ABout 180,000 people will receive survey from Pima County Public Library via email; use results to tailor system to what residents want.

Fletcher McCusker, chairman of the Rio Nuevo Board, updates us on the ongoing Rio Nuevo project.

Rio Nuevo Audit Includes Ups and Downs

Downtown Tucson redevelopment is stronger financially than last audit, but can improve.

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