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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.

Tucson City Hall

City Budget Shortfall in July 2014 Could Be $15M

Expenses, such as streetcar operations, pension costs, expected to exceed revenues, precise calculations not yet available.

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.

Tucson city hall building.

Tucson Council Winners Sworn In, Face Immediate Budget Challenges

Three incumbents start new four-year term today, all say long-term budget fixes are priority.

Arizona economy

AZ Week: State Strategizes to Improve Trade with Mexico

With $12 billion in trade, experts say Arizona needs more to take advantage of business opportunities.

Marcia Lincoln, hobby poultry farmer, discusses how to produce healthier and happier birds and how she is working to protect heirloom turkey varieties.

Industry Group: Mexico is Top Importer of American Turkey

Mexico imported nearly 413,000 pounds of U.S. turkey in 2012 & one of top 5 consumers of bird.

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.

US Senator John McCain

McCain: US-Iran Nuclear Agreement Is Not Enough

U.S. senator says Monday he sides with Israel in that deal signed would not stop country from enriching nuclear elements.

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.

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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%.

Katie Nixon, Chief Investment Officer for Northern Trust Co., discusses investment strategies and the scenario with the stock market.

Discussing Investment Strategies, US Stock Market

During recent trip to Tucson, chief investment officer at Northern Trust spoke about investment, the country's economy.

Getting a business loan in today's tough economy can be very challenging for start-up companies but some are finding alternative sources of assistance.

Report: Hispanic Consumers Spending $43M in AZ This Year

Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Datos released, also found there are 67,000 Hispanic-owned businesses in Arizona.

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