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ACC judge backs buyout of Tucson Electric parent

ACC judge backs buyout of Tucson Electric parent

$4.3 billion deal for UNS Energy Corp. could be finalized next month.

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Higher rates boost profits for TEP parent

Higher rates boost profits for TEP parent

UNS Energy posted sharply higher Q2 profits,  mainly due to higher rates.

July 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Higher rates boost Tucson Electric parent's profit

Higher rates boost Tucson Electric parent's profit

UNS Energy Corp. reports jump in second-quarter net income

July 29, 2014 7:49 amLoading…
Increased support for Israel opens more doors for Raytheon

Increased support for Israel opens more doors for Raytheon

Congress wants bigger share of Iron Dome work going U.S. contractors.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Tucson gets Arizona's first bitcoin ATM

Tucson gets Arizona's first bitcoin ATM

It's now operating inside a Bookmans Entertainment Exchange.

July 22, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Indian motorcycles ride wave of nostalgia into Tucson

Indian motorcycles ride wave of nostalgia into Tucson

The city has its first Indian Motorcycle dealership in 62 years.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Senate spending panel votes to keep A-10 flying

Senate spending panel votes to keep A-10 flying

A committee passed a 2015 bill to fund the A-10.

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Tucson's SynCardia wins key FDA approval

Tucson's SynCardia wins key FDA approval

A small portable driver for its temporary artificial heart is OK'ed.

July 16, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Tucson-based SynCardia wins key FDA approval

Tucson-based SynCardia wins key FDA approval

After years of regulatory wrangling, Tucson-based SynCardia Systems Inc. has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a small portable driver for its temporary artificial heart.

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Key Senate panel backs A-10 fleet

Key Senate panel backs A-10 fleet

Budget bill, if it survives, would save the "Warthog."

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Raytheon teams with Norwegian firm on new missile

Raytheon teams with Norwegian firm on new missile

Tucson-based Raytheon Missiles made announcements Tuesday at the Farnborough International Airshow.

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Texas halts some foster placements through Tucson firm

Texas halts some foster placements through Tucson firm

The placements were made through an agency operated by Providence Service Corp.

July 15, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Key Senate panel wants to keep A-10 flying

Key Senate panel wants to keep A-10 flying

A key Senate subcommittee has approved a 2015 defense budget that would save the A-10 'Warthog' - a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base - from the budget ax.

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Ventana Medical under new leadership

Ventana Medical under new leadership

Oro Valley company names new president.

July 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Local crowdfunding site to help Tucson entrepreneurs

Local crowdfunding site to help Tucson entrepreneurs

A dozen diverse organizations are initially seeking money.

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Critical flight-test success buoys Raytheon missile killer

Critical flight-test success buoys Raytheon missile killer

Successful missile defense test means program lives another day.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Eclectic Bum Steer property goes to auction

Eclectic Bum Steer property goes to auction

Once-popular college hot spot near UA features memorabilia.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Stakes get higher for D-M noise critics

Stakes get higher for D-M noise critics

Neighborhood critics still oppose basing louder planes in Tucson.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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2,700 jobs may be in danger at Huachuca

2,700 jobs may be in danger at Huachuca

The region's economy would be hit hard.

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Army plan would cut Fort Huachuca force nearly in half

An Army report shows the service plans to cut some 2,700 military and civilian jobs at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, cutting the number of jobs at the installation nearly in half as part of an Army-wide force restructuring.

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Report: Radioactive bullets fired from A-10s pose danger in Iraq

Report: Radioactive bullets fired from A-10s pose danger in Iraq

Even as Congress debates the proposed retirement of the A-10 Thunderbolt II — a core of operations at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base — a new report by a Dutch peace group blames the venerated close-air support plane for contaminating civilian areas of Iraq with radioactive, depleted-uranium bullets.

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State watchdog agency sues Corporation Commission over water charges

State watchdog agency sues Corporation Commission over water charges

Water companies may sometimes charge customers more without formal rate cases.

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A-10 backers win House vote to save plane

A-10 backers win House vote to save plane

The U.S. House on Thursday overwhelmingly adopted an amendment to the 2015 defense appropriation bill that would prohibit the Pentagon from spending any money to retire the A-10 Thunderbolt II jet — a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

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House votes again to prevent retirement of A-10

The U.S. House today overwhelmingly adopted an amendment to the 2015 defense appropriation bill that would prohibit the Pentagon from spending any money to retire the A-10 Thunderbolt II close-air support jet, a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

June 19, 2014 7:13 pmLoading…
A-10 faces critical House vote today

A-10 faces critical House vote today

Amendment would block plane's retirement.

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A-10 faces critical House vote Thursday

The effort to save the A-10 "Warthog" close-air support jet faces a key floor vote in the House on Thursday, after a floor debate today on the 2015 defense appropriations bill.

June 18, 2014 7:20 pmLoading…
UNS buyout gets mostly cheers at hearing

UNS buyout gets mostly cheers at hearing

The planned buyout of Tucson-based UNS Energy Corp. by Canadian utility giant Fortis Inc. won the endorsement of key parties at formal hearings on the deal that opened Monday.

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Hearings are this week on buyout of TEP parent

The Arizona Corporation Commission will hold public hearings this week in Tucson on the proposed $4.3 billion buyout of Tucson Electric Power Co.’s parent company, UNS Energy Corp., by major Canadian utility operator Fortis Inc.

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Effort to save A-10 enters new stage after setback

Effort to save A-10 enters new stage after setback

A recent setback at the hands of House budget writers doesn’t mean the end of the A-10 Thunderbolt II close-air support fleet, which includes a major contingent at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

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A-10 backers vow to overcome setback

Backers of the A-10 close air-support jet say they’ll keep battling to block a Pentagon plan to retire the plane, after suffering a setback by House budget writers.

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UA Health Network lays off 23 records staffers

The University of Arizona Health Network confirmed Thursday that it has laid off 23 staffers in its record-keeping department because a new electronic health-records system eliminated the need for their jobs.

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Slow growth to accelerate, UA economists say

Slow growth to accelerate, UA economists say

Arizona and Tucson should see stronger economic growth in the next year as the effects of federal spending cuts last year wear off, University of Arizona economists say.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Command change comes with Davis-Monthan at a crossroads

Command change comes with Davis-Monthan at a crossroads

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base will undergo a change in command in August, even as budget cuts threaten the base’s future.

May 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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A-10 left off House panel's draft funding bill

The House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee in draft legislation failed to include funding for the Air Force’s fleet of A-10 Thunderbolt II attack jets, despite the full House’s earlier authorization to fund the A-10 fleet.

May 29, 2014 4:03 pmLoading…
Raytheon naval interceptor fired from land in first test

Raytheon naval interceptor fired from land in first test

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has conducted the first flight test of a land-based version of a missile-defense system using an interceptor made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems.

May 21, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…

Raytheon's newest guided artillery shell nears full production

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems and the Army have completed a key testing milestone for the latest version of the Excalibur M982 precision-guided artillery shell, moving the weapon a step closer to full-rate production.

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Senators working on plan to save the A-10

A group of U.S. senators, including Arizona’s John McCain, is crafting a plan to save the A-10 close air-support jet — a mainstay of Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

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Pact sweetens planned deal for Tucson Electric parent

Canadian utility giant Fortis Inc. has agreed to sweeten the pot for ratepayers in its proposed $4.3 billion buyout of Tucson-based UNS Energy Corp.

May 16, 2014 5:24 pmLoading…
McCain reiterates support for the A-10

McCain reiterates support for the A-10

Arizona Sen. John McCain reiterated his support of the A-10 "Warthog" close-air support jet in a Capitol Hill press conference today, as the Senate Armed Services Committee moves toward its markup of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act next week.

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Australia plans $534M missile purchase from Raytheon

Australia wants to buy more than a half-billion dollars worth of air-combat missiles from Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems.

May 14, 2014 2:30 pmLoading…

Proposed UNS Energy buyout gaining support — and conditions

The proposed buyout of Tucson Electric Power Co. parent UNS Energy Corp. by Canadian utility giant Fortis Inc. is gathering conditional support among stakeholders.

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Marana would keep Guard helicopters under plan

A key congressional panel that moved to save the A-10 close air-support aircraft from retirement also nixed an Army plan to transfer AH-64 Apache attack helicopters out of Army National Guard units, including the Silverbell Army Heliport in Marana.

May 09, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…

Key House panel OKs plan to save A-10 for at least a year

The nation’s fleet of A-10 close-air-support aircraft — including a major contingent at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base — would get a one-year lease on life under a plan approved by a key congressional committee late Wednesday.

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Year of A-10 funding OK'd by key congressional committee

The nation’s fleet of A-10 close air-support aircraft — including a major contingent at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base — would get a one-year lease on life under a plan approved by a key congressional committee late Wednesday.

May 07, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…

TREO's new 'blueprint' aims for 40K new jobs

The Tucson area’s main economic-development agency has adopted a new strategic “blueprint” with a goal of creating nearly 40,000 new jobs in the next five years.

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TEP parent posts higher profit despite lower sales

Tucson-based UNS Energy Corp. posted higher first-quarter profits despite lower sales at Tucson Electric Power Co., thanks to a rate increase that went into effect last year.

April 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

The new 5 T's

Trade

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
Aerospace firms boost payrolls; defense slips

Aerospace firms boost payrolls; defense slips

Southern Arizona’s major aerospace employers are among the technology-based companies that staged a resurgence in 2013, as several firms serving commercial aviation markets boosted their payrolls.

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Retiring TEP chief reflects on five years at helm

Retiring TEP chief reflects on five years at helm

It may be an understatement to say that a lot has happened since Paul Bonavia became chief executive of UNS Energy Corp. and its main subsidiary, Tucson Electric Power Co., in 2009.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TEP's Sundt power plant getting 'solar boost'

TEP's Sundt power plant getting 'solar boost'

Construction began this week on a pioneering hybrid solar and fossil-fuel power generation project at Tucson Electric Power Co.’s H. Wilson Sundt Generating Station.

April 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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