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  • Arizona business owners join forces to oppose SB1062  Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

    KPNX-12 News reporter Hailey Frances reports on Arizona SB1062, which allows businesses to refuse to serve people based on owners' religious beliefs, and small businesses that are taking a stand against it.

  • In best hotels lists, old and new media matter Saturday, 25 Jan 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    The lobby at The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz.

    Baedeker Guides are long gone, but many of the traditional travel guides retain their influence when they produce a best-of list.

  • These NFL teams' fans have Super Bowl faith Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 2:25 PM ET
    Fans of the Seattle Seahawks, one of the possibilities for this year's Super Bowl.

    Despite any public trash-talking, Expedia knows which fans really think their team is going all the way this year.

  • Going up: 13 states raising minimum wage on Jan. 1 Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 12:44 PM ET
    Protesters at a rally against low wages for fast-food workers, in front of a McDonald's, Dec. 5, 2013, in Phoenix.

    As many as 11 other states and Washington, D.C., are expected to consider increases in 2014. USA Today reports.

  • Thinning blue line: Police cuts cripple cities Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
    In crisis: Trenton police on patrol in the Garden State's capitol

    Wider efforts to rebuild America's deeply depressed cities can't succeed until public safety is restored.

  • Phoenix real estate  Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 1:54 PM ET

    Gene Urban, The Urban Team at Realty Executives, weighs in on 3 listings in the Phoenix, Arizona area where the average sales price is about $215,000 in the city.

  • The new city economy Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 9:45 AM ET
    Ford Motor Co. said it will invest $200 million to make four-cylinder engines at the Ford Motor Co. Cleveland Engine Plant in Brook Park, Ohio.

    Even struggling metros are having success in attracting investment. In the process, they are creating a virtuous cycle of creativity.

  • How Orlando and Phoenix are making a comeback Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 8:47 AM ET
    Orlando, Florida

    These sunshine cities have focused their efforts on developing new industry niches to strengthen their local economies and promote future growth.

  • Miami vice: Shady muni deals cripple cities Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    The ebbing economic tide from the Great Recession revealed some of the worst swindles in municipal finance in decades.

  • Is the muni bond market about to blow up? Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 9:26 AM ET
    Detroit city grate is missing a cover. With cut backs to city services, Detroit's infrastructure has fallen into disrepair.

    Detroit's bankruptcy, and rumblings about tax overhaul, have fueled a big sell off in the municipal bond market. What's next?

  • Behind the scenes: 'Critical Condition' US tour Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 8:34 AM ET
    Home of Charles Lang Freer, Detroit railroad car manufacturer.

    Visit any American city and it doesn't take a whole lot of imagination to see where its greatness came from—however faded it may seem to be.

  • This small city is full of big surprises Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 8:15 AM ET
    Market Street Bridge and the Tennessee Aquarium.

    Chattanooga has made a comeback over the last 5 years thanks to investing in high-speed broadband. In the process, it has wooed $4 billion in foreign investment.

  • Damage to city budgets: Some was self-inflicted Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    View of downtown Oakland, California.

    Interest rate swaps - sold as a way to save money on public financing - have turned into municipal bombs.

  • The state of urban America: A tale of two cities Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Lawrence Payne walks past two abandoned houses on September 4, 2013 in the Six Mile Gratiot neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan.

    The head of the National Urban League outlines a plan to close the economic divide that's crippling U.S. cities.

  • Apple brings 2,000 jobs to the Arizona desert  Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 11:22 AM ET

    Mayor Scott Smith of Mesa, Ariz., weighs in on Apple's plan to open a plant there. The state offered financial incentives, but the city did not.

  • No easy answers as Obamacare drops health plans Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 11:27 AM ET
    Julie Tyrrell, whose existing health care plan will be dropped next year and has had trouble logging into HealthCare.gov, at her home in Phoenix, Ariz., Oct. 31, 2013.

    As millions of Americans come to grips with the loss of health plans under Obamacare, there are no easy answers. Some face higher costs, some lower.

  • 'Amazon' state tax ruling may head to Supreme Court Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 4:42 PM ET

    New York and Illinois court rulings on 'Amazon taxes' may head to the U.S. Supreme Court to settle questions about the taxing online retail sales.

  • Early snow in Arizona  Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    The early and unexpected snow storm in Arizona is fun and games for some and a money making opportunity for others.

  • Grand Canyon town slammed by shutdown Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    The government shutdown has crippled the economy of an Arizona town near the Grand Canyon, where most residents rely on tourism.

  • Solar vs solar: Utility targets rooftop model Saturday, 5 Oct 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    First Solar has sided with utilities in fighting "net-metering," which gives rooftop solar users full credit for the power they put on the grid.