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Small firms have array of funding options

Small firms have array of funding options

Online lending and crowdfunding are new sources of capital.

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Giving back: Organizations donate time, money

Giving back: Organizations donate time, money

Celebrating charitable giving by businesses and non-profits in Tucson.

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Casual-dining restaurants paring down their menus

Casual-dining restaurants paring down their menus

Casual-dining chains are narrowing their offerings to focus on cuisines they do best.

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Numbers for shopping season going down to wire

Numbers for shopping season going down to wire

Sales numbers for the season are modest so far.

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The secret life of air baggage

The secret life of air baggage

Memo to the lady with the hot pink luggage tag: The six cans of Libby's pumpkin pie filling that you carefully knotted in that plastic superma…

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Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete.

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Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

LOS ANGELES — For decades, toy makers believed the industry gospel: Boys want to build things; girls want to play princess.

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Cuban cigar boom? A look at what new rules mean

Cuban cigar boom? A look at what new rules mean

American travelers can soon legally bring back one of Cuba's celebrated products.

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Marketplace Ministries answers a higher workplace calling

Marketplace Ministries answers a higher workplace calling

Marketplace Ministries Inc. offers workplace chaplains to companies.

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TEP to offer appliance recycling rebates

TEP to offer appliance recycling rebates

Fridge, freezer rebates of $30 are among TEP's energy-efficiency programs.

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Centsible Mom: Thrifty tricks from Tucson dads

Centsible Mom: Thrifty tricks from Tucson dads

We often think of moms when it comes to being thrifty, but dads do their part, too.

December 20, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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1 Albertsons, 2 Safeways in Tucson sold

1 Albertsons, 2 Safeways in Tucson sold

Deal is part of 10-store acquisition across Arizona by Haggen.

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Social Security and You: Some oldsters still need credits

Social Security and You: Some oldsters still need credits

Advice for those who still do not have enough Social Security credits to qualify for retirement benefits.

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Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range

Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range

Tech reviewer's suggestions are ranked from budget to sophisticated.

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5 ways to make your email more secure

5 ways to make your email more secure

The Sony Hack shows another reason to take security steps.

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Moved, promoted or appointed in Tucson

Moved, promoted or appointed in Tucson

Check out the people in our community who have moved up the ladder in their fields.

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Haggen chain buying 146 Safeway, Albertsons stores

Haggen chain buying 146 Safeway, Albertsons stores

The stores are in five states including Arizona.

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Grand Canyon awards temporary services contract

Grand Canyon awards temporary services contract

Averts a shutdown of some of the Grand Canyon's iconic hotels and mule rides.

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Stores extend hours for last-minute shoppers

Stores extend hours for last-minute shoppers

Many retailers are open longer in the week before Christmas.

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Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

Do you really need an app to tell you to brush and floss? It seems every household appliance is getting some smarts these days, meaning some c…

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Tucson Electric to offer home solar systems

Tucson Electric to offer home solar systems

TEP would own panels, participants would get 25-year freeze on rates.

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HSL buys Hilton El Conquistador

HSL buys Hilton El Conquistador

The sale closed Thursday for $15 million.

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Oro Valley approves rec center, golf, tax hike

Oro Valley approves rec center, golf, tax hike

A half-cent sales-tax increase will help pay for renovations.

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Photos: Best of photographer A.E. Araiza in 2014

Photos: Best of photographer A.E. Araiza in 2014

My 2014 selections were chosen because of the emotional and graphic impact of the subject matter. Whether they be poignant, funny or serious, …

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Photos: Best of photographer Mamta Popat in 2014

Photos: Best of photographer Mamta Popat in 2014

I couldn't pick 7 so I should rename my gallery "Mamta Popat's 7+1 favorite photos from 2014." While editing the photos for this gallery, I pi…

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Real Estate news

Harney: Surprisingly, owners tend to underestimate homes' value

Harney: Surprisingly, owners tend to underestimate homes' value

On average they now underestimate the value by 1.6 percent, study says.

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City sells land for another private dorm

City sells land for another private dorm

Sale paves way for new student housing in the West University neighborhood. 

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Funds to help those struggling in wake of housing crisis

Funds to help those struggling in wake of housing crisis

The funding is part of a national settlement with the nation's five largest mortgage providers.

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Commissioners recommend Lazy K project, again

Commissioners recommend Lazy K project, again

The Marana Town Council will reconsider the plan it rejected last month.

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2 Tucson real estate agents reprimanded by state

2 Tucson real estate agents reprimanded by state

Violations include misrepresentation and failure to remit money to a client.

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Technology

North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea is experiencing widespread Internet outages. One expert says the country's online access is "totally down."

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It's down to the wire for online shopping

It's down to the wire for online shopping

ATLANTA (AP) — As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the prob…

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Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

LOS ANGELES — For decades, toy makers believed the industry gospel: Boys want to build things; girls want to play princess.

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N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims

N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, No…

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US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of te…

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