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Arizona's unemployment dropped by four-tenths of a percentage point to 7.8 percent in November as the state's economy recorded job gains.
A special legislative panel voted Thursday to reduce the number of state income tax brackets from five to three, with an eye on eventually creating a single tax rate.
PHOENIX — Ken Bennett formally kicked off his bid to become governor Tuesday with a proposal to replace the state's income tax by increasing the number of goods and services subject to the state sales tax.
PHOENIX — Arizona's economy continues to mend, spurred largely by a people buying cars and parts.
PHOENIX — There will finally be as many people working in Arizona at the end of next year as there were employed here in 2005. But a new report Thursday shows it will take perhaps three more years for the state to hit its pre-recession employment peak.
A measure of U.S. home prices rose only slightly in September from August, a sign that prices are leveling off after big gains earlier this year.
PHOENIX — A desire by consumers for healthier alternatives to beef is turning around and hitting them in the wallets.
Former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman says he's withdrawing from the 2014 governor's race and will instead run for state treasurer.
Arizona's jobless rate jumped three-tenths of a point last month to 8.3 percent and now is a full percentage point higher than the national figure.
The gap in employment rates between America’s highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The gap in employment rates between America's highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press.
U.S. home prices rose 12.1 percent in June from a year earlier, nearly matching a seven-year high. But month-over-month price gains slowed in most markets, a sign that higher mortgage rates may weigh on the housing recovery.
NEW YORK — Emily Oster isn't a baby doctor. She's an economist and a mom who wanted to know more about all those rules handed down to women after the pregnancy stick goes pink.
Arizona home prices up 5.1 percent between quarters 1 and 2, 18 percent year over year.
Arizona lawmakers slashed the state's corporate tax rate in 2011, sliced other business and capital gains taxes in 2012 and just completed a major overhaul of the state's sales tax collection system.
If you’ve been considering making the jump from renter to homeowner, here’s some news that could help make up your mind. According to online real estate company Trulia, buying remains cheaper than renting in most communities across the country as long as mortgage rates stay below 10.5 percent. Even with the recent increase in the 30-year fixed rate to 3.9 percent, it’s still 41 percent cheaper to buy a new home than rent one, nationally.
Undoubtedly, our most important public policy priority at the present time should be the economy. That’s why I was intrigued by the conclusions of a new study, “Pro-growth Tax Reform and E-fairness,” by legendary conservative economist Dr. Arthur B. Laffer and state budget expert Donna Arduin.
President Barack Obama's visit to Phoenix on Tuesday shines a spotlight on one of the nation's most rapid housing recoveries, with home prices soaring and bidding wars occurring on a regular basis.
U.S. home prices jumped 12.2 percent in May compared with a year ago, the biggest annual gain since March 2006. The increase shows the housing recovery is strengthening.
A new change in state tax law could encourage companies to stop putting off the purchase of new equipment.
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The state's jobless rate shot up two-tenths of a point last month, to 8.0 percent, driven largely by higher than expected seasonal layoffs in education.
You might naturally assume that with the uptick in homebuilding activity across the country and steady economic improvement, homebuilders would be jumping for joy. Not exactly.
How long are we going to let the far-right wing conservatives in Congress destroy the American economy with their selfishness and greed through untimely budget-cutting?