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Copper Mining Reboot In Arizona Hits Snags As Workforce Is Cut

Copper Mining Reboot In Arizona Hits Snags As Workforce Is Cut

By Terri Jo Neff | Arizona ‘s hope to reinvigorate domestic copper production has hit what workers and industry experts hope is only a temporary pause with the reduction of workforce and wellfield operations at Excelsior Mining’s Gunnison Copper Project in northern...

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Small Business Report Draws Attention To Lack Of Optimism

Small Business Report Draws Attention To Lack Of Optimism

By Terri Jo Neff | The number of small business owners across America who expect business conditions to improve over the next six months dropped considerably in June, hitting the lowest level in the 48 years the National Federation of Independent Business has...

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Walmart to Launch Drone Delivery Service in Arizona

Walmart to Launch Drone Delivery Service in Arizona

By Corinne Murdock | Walmart announced last Tuesday that they were bringing drone delivery to Arizona and five other states by the end of this year. Those other states will be Arkansas, Florida, Texas, Utah, and Virginia.  The retail giant projected that it would...

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U.S. DOT Looks To Waiver Of Buy America Infrastructure Mandate

U.S. DOT Looks To Waiver Of Buy America Infrastructure Mandate

By Terri Jo Neff | One of President Joe Biden’s signature initiatives is not going smoothly, with one of the government’s largest users of construction materials taking steps to forgo the May 14 deadline to ensure the manufacturing of all construction materials used...

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Small Business Tax Break Advances Out of Arizona Legislature

Small Business Tax Break Advances Out of Arizona Legislature

By Corinne Murdock | On Wednesday, the State Senate approved legislation lowering the percentage of assessed valuation for commercial property to 15 percent. SB1093 would reduce the property assessment ratio gradually over the next five years.  According to the...

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Movie Tax Credit Bill Passes House Committee

Movie Tax Credit Bill Passes House Committee

By Corinne Murdock | A controversial bill to offer up to $150 million in tax credits to filmmakers, SB1708, passed the House Appropriations Committee on a divided vote: 8-5. The bill reads like a promotional deal for a store: if a company spends up to $10 million,...

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