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Lost in translation: Non-English speakers grapple with Obamacare

WASHINGTON — Explaining the Affordable Care Act is hard enough. Try explaining it to someone who comes from a country where health insurance itself is a foreign concept.

March 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Report: Arizona housing costs more than low-wage earners can afford

WASHINGTON — Arizonans have to earn $17.52 an hour, more than twice the minimum wage, to afford a typical two-bedroom home without spending more than 30 percent of their income on rent, a new report says.

March 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Ariz. expected to have nation’s second-fastest job growth in 2014

WASHINGTON — Arizona is expected to post the second-highest rate of job growth among states in 2014, trailing only booming North Dakota, according to a recent report.

March 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Pinal, Pima saw net gains of in-state residents

Pinal, Pima saw net gains of in-state residents

WASHINGTON – Maricopa County gained residents from nearly 1,000 counties across the U.S. — from Pinal County to as far away as Washington County, Maine, the Census Bureau reported.

February 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

New food-stamp rules could affect Arizona convenience stores

WASHINGTON — Convenience stores will have to start stocking a variety of “staple foods” alongside the snacks and fountain drinks if they want to keep accepting food stamps, under a little-noticed section of the farm bill.

February 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Among states, Arizona had smallest gap between men’s, women’s pay

WASHINGTON — Arizona had the smallest gap between men’s and women’s pay among states in 2012, with women in the state earning about 87 cents to men’s dollar, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

February 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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