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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.

TEP's Parent Company To Be Sold

Canada's largest electric utility pays $4 billion, customers will not see changes; rates won't go up, no lay offs, UNS Energy CEO says.

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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