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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.

Three Kings Holiday Could Bring Increase of Mexican Shoppers

'Holiday shopping season definitely extended' because of Jan. 6 celebration south of border, tourism specialist says.

UA Science & Technology Park

Venture Capital, Research Funding at Top of Tech Biz Wish List

Technology companies requesting action from state Legislature on business-expansion assistance.

Community Largess Helps Homeless Organization

Primavera Foundation says many groups and individuals are stepping up, making 2013 a good year.

Retailers are recognizing that technology, for one, has put the consumer in charge of the shopping experience.

AZ Week: Mexican Shoppers Enhance State Economy

Estimates put annual stimulus at $1 billion annually; Tucson area merchants are biggest beneficiaries.

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AZ Home Sales Price Rises; Investor Demand Up

Median price of $165,000 is 18% ahead of year ago; sales volume declines 12% as inventory diminishes.

Tax Tips

Tax Credit For Hiring Veterans Expires in January

Taxable and tax-exempt organizations can save thousands for employing military veterans.

Arizona economy

AZ Tax Revenues Continue to Grow

November Revenues nearly 5% higher than year ago; construction, retails sales taxes lead the way.

Retailing

AZ Unemployment Rate Down in November

7.8% jobless, down from October's 8.2%; retail shopping season ramp-up, overall improvement cited.

Arizona's Economy smart phone application

UA's Eller Launches Economy Application for Smart Phones

Android and iPhone users can download 'Arizona's Economy' for updated Tucson, state stats.

Economist George Hammond talks about the state of the Arizona economy.

Forecast: Tucson Recession Jobs Lost Recovered by 2016

City added 6,000 jobs in past year in what economists point to as sign of improvement, with pace to continue.

Lea Márquez-Peterson, the president of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, talks about her testimony to a congressional subcommittee about the importance of international trade, especially with Mexico.

Chamber: International Trade Could be Essential to Tucson Businesses

President of Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce testified at international trade Congressional hearing in Tucson this week.

row of red houses

AZ Foreclosure Numbers Continue to Drop This Month

Tucson area has seen biggest drop in last 12 months; only 245 homes were in foreclosure in Nov., 13% less than last month.

4th Avenue Street Fair

4th Ave Street Fair Brings Millions into Community Each Year

Biannual fair usually brings hundreds of thousands of people; vendors make a huge chunk of their income in that weekend alone.

The border wall between Mexico and Arizona runs through rolling desert hills, separating a bustling Mexican city from the Arizona desert.

AZ Congressmen, Econ Experts Discuss Improving Trade with MX

Members of the U.S. Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere met with border business connoisseurs, owners; ports of entry need fixes they say.

Potholes pit a section of road in Tucson.

Tucson's Road Repair Program Continues This Month

Five-year plan aims to repair or reconstruct any damaged roadway in the city with a voter-approved $100M bond.

Phoenix to Establish Trade Presence in Mexico City

City plans to spend $150-200K per year to hire a private consultant for representation in Mexico's capital.

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