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Competition, Growth Means Huge Costs For Arizona Tech Companies

Technology is one of the fastest-growing and most competitive industries in the Valley, which comes at a very high price for employers.

July 29, 2014

Profit Boost For Meritage Homes, But Arizona Home Orders Drop

Scottsdale-based Meritage Homes saw a big profit boost, but it was among many other builders that are struggling in Arizona.

July 25, 2014

Arizona Posts Second-Biggest Drop In Construction Jobs In June

While 38 states saw construction employment rise in June, Arizona lost 4,500 jobs compared to a year ago.

July 22, 2014

Phoenix-Based PetSmart Being Cornered Into Possible Sale

‘Activist investors’ are known for pushing companies into making drastic changes, and now Phoenix-based PetSmart is a target.

July 21, 2014

New Arizona Tax Break A Boost For Businesses

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday that would make a temporary tax break a permanent part of the tax code. The bill is seen as a boost for businesses, but a drag on taxpayers.

July 13, 2014

Phoenix Housing Market Remains Flat

A new report said Valley home prices were flat again in May. Sales have dropped by as much as 20 percent in the past year.

July 10, 2014

PetSmart May Sell Or Merge To Increase Shareholder Value

Major changes may be underway for Phoenix-based PetSmart, which is the largest brick-and-mortar pet products company in the country. The retailer has fallen way behind in the online world and now could be up for sale.

July 3, 2014

Home Builders Association Sues City of Surprise

A lawsuit between a local home builder association and the city of Surprise could get uglier this summer when it goes before the Arizona Court of Appeals. The conflict is over the issue of impact fees.

July 2, 2014

Black Friday Frenzy

Host Steve Goldstein talks to marketing professor James Ward of the W.P. Carey School about the marketing tactics behind Black Friday, and the reason so many people participate in the shopping frenzy.

Sept. 20, 2013