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Arizona saw largest tuition increase over five years

PHOENIX — Arizona’s four-year public universities had the nation’s largest in-state tuition and fees increase over the past five years, according the nonprofit organization that oversees the SAT.

November 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Small businesses opening and closing in Arizona

Small businesses opening and closing in Arizona

Small business that have opened and closed in Arizona, by year, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

November 01, 2013 11:57 am

Ariz. recycling company accused of buying stolen cars for scrap

PHOENIX — State and county authorities accused a recycling company with salvage yards in Phoenix, Coolidge and Tucson of buying stolen cars for the scrap metal.

October 16, 2013 7:13 pm

Retailers see added benefits of large lottery jackpots

PHOENIX – As manager of a gas station convenience store, Leslie Robb said he’s noticed that people who come in glancing at the Arizona Lottery sign often make a detour to grab chips and a soda before plunking down money on tickets.

September 26, 2013 4:14 pmLoading…

Arizona Lottery has record-breaking year

PHOENIX — The two largest jackpots in Powerball history, including one split by a Fountain Hills man, contributed to a record-breaking fiscal 2013 for the Arizona Lottery, its executive director said.

September 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Court: Info on drug dog's skills needed

A federal appeals court Thursday overturned the 2011 conviction of an Arizona man caught with 150 pounds of marijuana in his truck, saying police withheld information about the reliability of the dog that discovered the drugs.

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AZ ahead of curve on school snack rules

WASHINGTON - The federal government wants to target childhood obesity with new limits for calories, sugar, fat and sodium on snacks sold in the nation's schools.

July 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona falls to 47th in child well-being

WASHINGTON - Arizona slipped from 46th to 47th place among states in 2011 for the well-being of its children on a variety of measures, including poverty, education, health, and family and community factors, according to a new report.

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Southern Arizona food bank gets top marks in national rating

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona made it to a new national list of 10 "top-notch" charities for its overall performance on finances, accountability and transparency.

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Community Food Bank of Sou. Ariz. named a 'top-notch' charity

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona made it to a new national list of 10 “top-notch” charities for its overall performance on finances, accountability and transparency.

June 23, 2013 1:01 pmLoading…

3 Arizonans in 10 have no Internet access, report says

WASHINGTON - Platforms for jobs, government and other services are increasingly moving online, but 30 percent of Americans do not have an Internet connection to access to those resources, a new Census Bureau report says.

June 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Some gaffes heard 'round the world, due to Internet

Some gaffes heard 'round the world, due to Internet

Social media can be a powerful tool for politicians. Or it can be "just another place to put your foot in your mouth," as two Arizona lawmakers indirectly learned recently.

June 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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31 percent of Arizonans had no Internet access in latest Census count

Platforms for jobs, government and other services are increasingly moving online, but 30 percent of Americans do not have an Internet connection to access to those resources, a new Census Bureau report says.

June 16, 2013 1:01 pmLoading…
64% of Arizonans fail to compare rates, fees on credit cards

64% of Arizonans fail to compare rates, fees on credit cards

Two-thirds of Arizonans don't bother to comparison shop when looking at credit cards, which can saddle consumers with higher-than-necessary fees, interest rates and ultimately higher borrowing costs, according to a new report.

June 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
450,000 in Arizona await US action on student loans

450,000 in Arizona await US action on student loans

Arizona State University students Katherine Richard and Anisha Hindocha pushed for action in Washington, D.C.

June 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
450,000 in Arizona await US action on student loans

450,000 in Arizona await US action on student loans

WASHINGTON - Anisha Hindocha works hard to put herself through college without having to take out loans - so hard that it's started to affect her health.

June 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona pawnshop use higher than US number

Arizona pawnshop use higher than US number

WASHINGTON - Arizonans were much more likely than the rest of the nation to turn to a pawnshop to get cash, says a new survey by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, a private nonprofit.

June 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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