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  • MESA, Ariz.-- Spirit Airlines Inc. is kicking off its new service and Denver International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The Florida- based low cost carrier will have one daily non-stop each way beginning Thursday. The flights leave Denver at midmorning each day and leave the east Phoenix suburb of Mesa for the return late in the morning.

  • PHOENIX-- Public and private economists weigh in on the state of Arizona's economy on Thursday as legislative budget analysts evaluate Arizona's fiscal health. The economists serve on the Finance Advisory Committee. That group provides input to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee staff.

  • PHOENIX-- The city of Phoenix and a developer who was poised to demolish a Frank Lloyd Wright- designed home have reached an agreement that will put any work on hold while a search continues for a buyer, a city official confirmed Wednesday.

  • A new study may reassure some women considering short-term use of hormones to relieve hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. JoAnn Manson, preventive medicine chief at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was a study leader and will discuss results Wednesday at a conference of the North American Menopause Society in Orlando, Fla..

  • *Associates working at fry's food stores and smith's food in Arizona ratified. new labor agreement with ufcw local 99. Phoenix, Tucson, and throughout Arizona.

  • NEW YORK-- Standard& Poor's said Monday specialty pet retailer PetSmart Inc. will join the benchmark S&P 500 index after the close of trade Thursday, replacing Sunoco Inc. which is being acquired by Energy Transfer Partners LP. Cabela's Inc., a specialty retailer of hunting and fishing gear, will move from the SmallCap 600 to the MidCap 400, replacing PetSmart.

  • Oct 1- Leap Wireless International Inc:. *Savary Island and T-Mobile USA close spectrum exchanges. *Says Leap adds spectrum in Phoenix and Houston.

  • The most popular motorsports series in Mexico will make its U.S. debut next season at Phoenix International Raceway. The NASCAR Toyota Series will run at Phoenix on March 1 in conjunction with the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and K&N West Series. NASCAR and PIR officials will hold a Tuesday news conference in Phoenix.

  • --U.S. pool supply retailer Leslie's Poolmart Inc. is refinancing its existing term loan and paying a dividend to shareholders. --We are assigning a' B' issue-level rating to the company's proposed seven-year $575 million term loan.

  • PHOENIX-- A proposed Curis Resources copper mine near Florence, Ariz. has been granted a permit to inject sulfuric acid deep underground to leach the metal from the surrounding rock. The state Department of Environmental Quality issued the permit on Friday.

  • Oct 1- Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co:. *Funds $1.8 million acquisition of a corporately owned Buffalo Wild Wings. *Says property is leased to Buffalo Wild Wings for an initial term of 15 years.

  • Sports fans hold strong opinions about which pro basketball players deserve their massive salaries, and which ones don’t. One fan, however, has gone further than the average barstool commentator --- Southern Utah University economics professor David Berri. Berri is co-author of the 2006 book “The Wages of Wins,” which determines which players are overpaid with a statistical method called "Wins Produced" that he and his co-authors developed.According to Berri, NBA players are paid for high scorin

    Sports fans hold strong opinions about basketball salaries, but economics professor David Berri developed a statistical method to see which players are the most overpaid.

  • The career of a professional athlete on the field doesn’t last forever. The shrewd ones know that, and for those who want their money to work for them beyond age 40, having a solid plan B is of paramount importance. So they start thinking about ways to invest their money wisely to make it last a lifetime.Often, athletes will put their money back into sports. After hanging up his jersey, Michael Jordan invested his money in the Charlotte Bobcats basketball team, and although LeBron James is still

    By now, most people have gotten the memo that there’s money to be made in technology, including professional athletes. Check out the athletes who have chosen the tech sector as their next arena of competition.

  • A construction worker walks on the roof of a new home being built in Phoenix, Arizona.

    It was one of the worst housing markets in the U.S., but now investors are swarming over foreclosures in Phoenix, Arizona, in search of big rental returns.

  • Kass: Buy Banks with Large Exposure to Real Estate

    Doug Kass, Seabreeze Partners founder & president, explains why he sees a multi-year recovery in the U.S. housing market.

  • Just a few years ago, when foreclosures were coming fast and furious, some cities experienced more than their fair share of the pain. It stood to reason that the harder hit a city was, the less likely it was to make a hasty recovery. However, according to  the official site of the National Association of Realtors, some of the cities whose housing markets bore the brunt of the foreclosures are now leading the way toward recovery.Using data from Realtor.com, CNBC.com ranks the cities with the most

    When foreclosures were fast and furious, some cities experienced more than their share of the pain. Check out which American cities made this year’s list of the top 10 turnaround towns.

  • Who hasn’t spent at least a few daydreaming moments fantasizing about spending money? Not just a few hundred bucks either, but huge, irresponsible sums of money, all on completely unnecessary luxury items? Most of us probably have, but sadly, reality tends to intervene. Just as we’re settling into a meditation about a chartered plane jetting us off to Aruba, the memory of that unpaid and overdue $250 phone bill intrudes and throws cold water on the fantasy.If one were to make a completely uneduc

    $1 million isn’t what it used to be, in part because a lot of people don’t know how far it can go, and the amount of time and effort that it would take to spend it.

  • Common sense might indicate that the best place to hop online would be in the vicinity of where the most Internet innovation is taking place. Common sense is sometimes wrong. Silicon Valley might be where Internet sensations grow up, but if you're looking for a truly high-speed connection, you'll need to head about 850 miles north. The FCC has put together a list of actual broadband speeds, averaged over 30 days of testing, in cities across America and overall, it's not a pretty picture. Even th

    The top ranked city falls far short of places like Seoul, South Korea and Helsinki, Finland. But if you're looking for fast broadband domestically, here are the ten best places to find it.