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What to do if you’re a victim of IRS data breach

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced Tuesday that a brute force hacking attempt has compromised approximately 104,000 taxpayer accounts through the utilization of the “Get Transcript” tool located on IRS.gov.  Hackers utilized information gleaned from black market sources to answer identity verification questions and receive confidential information from the IRS system.  The IRS reports that… Read More →

97KSF office at Crossroads of Tempe sells for $17.25M

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ViaWest Group has sold 96,691 SF of office space within the commercial complex, Crossroads of Tempe. Phoenix-based ViaWest Group acquired the nearly vacant office-retail property in 2011 for $4.055 and sold the retail portion shortly after for $1.3M. Four years later, after investing in the two remaining vacant, shell condition office buildings, ViaWest Group (in… Read More →

Chambers USA ranks Burch & Cracchiolo as leading firm

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Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. has been ranked as a leading law firm in the newly published Chambers USA 2015 America’s Leading Lawyers in Business. The Firm’s Managing Partner, Edwin C. “Ed” Bull was selected for inclusion in Chambers USA  as a leading individual attorney in Arizona in Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning. B&C shareholder M. Brennan… Read More →

ASU scientists play key roles in new NASA mission

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NASA is sending a mission to see if Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter, has conditions suitable for life, and three ASU scientists are involved with the mission’s instruments. Three scientists in Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) — Philip Christensen, Mikhail Zolotov, and Everett Shock — are involved with NASA’s… Read More →

Poppy Kitchen brunch menu inspired by Tucson

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The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa’s restaurant, Poppy Kitchen, is inviting locals to sample modernized American classics this spring and summer with three new menus and a happy hour deal for patrons to enjoy during the warmer months. The eatery attributes Tucson as the inspiration behind its new dishes and local ingredients such as… Read More →

Phoenix falls in ranking of energy-efficient cities

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Phoenix has made improvements in its energy efficiency policies but still fell three spots in a national ranking, as other cities made “impressive jumps” and surged ahead, according to a report released Wednesday. The second biennial ranking by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy of the largest 51 cities in the nation saw Phoenix… Read More →

Arizona’s best resorts offer summer staycation deals

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Need a summer getaway? Stay home and save money. Arizona is home to some of the world’s most fantastic pools, luxurious spas, romantic retreats, spectacular golf courses and best restaurants. So you can forget about flight delays and rental cars because many of Arizona’s award-winning hotels and resorts offer summer deals that are designed specifically… Read More →

Arizona’s Valley of the Scholars

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Phoenix may be built on a grid system, but it’s not too hyperbolic to say all roads (and, one day, light rail routes) lead to Arizona State University. It’s the theory of diffusion of innovations, says Sundt Construction’s Business Development Manager Ryan Abbott. The theory, which has been around since Everett Rogers published a book… Read More →

Heritage Marketplace enters phase two

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LGE Design Build is starting the construction of the second phase of Heritage Marketplace with rapid leasing momentum. Phase 2, slated to begin construction in late June with a December completion, is already experiencing strong pre-leasing activity. Phase 1 is complete and 100 percent leased for retail and restaurant spaces. An integral part of Gilbert’s… Read More →

Longer-term car loans gain popularity in Arizona

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When Tucson resident Valerie Vinyard purchased a new car in 2010, she expected to take out a five-year loan, but the dealership presented her with a longer financing option to reduce her monthly payments. Vinyard opted for a six-year car loan to reduce her payments to about $200 a month, which shaved off $50 to… Read More →

Phoenix Comicon returns + more to do this week

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“The Phantom of the Opera” “The Phantom of the Opera,” composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit musical, comes to the Valley this week as part of a North American tour produced by Cameron Mackintosh. Over the course of 12 days at ASU Gammage, the 52-person cast and orchestra will perform 16 shows. A blend of opera… Read More →

BMO Private Bank hires regional director of investments

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BMO Private Bank announces the hiring of Jason Lattin as Regional Director of Investments, Western U.S. Lattin brings 18 years of industry experience and will oversee the development and delivery of investment management and advisory services to high net worth individuals, families and organizations, including endowments and foundations, throughout the Western U.S. In addition to… Read More →

Fennemore Craig attorneys recognized by Chambers USA

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Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West law firm, announced that 22 attorneys were selected to the prominent Chambers USA 2015 and the practice areas of Environment (including water rights) and Real Estate were listed in band one in Arizona. The Real Estate practice was also listed in band one in Nevada.     “The success… Read More →

Arizona becomes a top state for green building

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Arizona real estate is LEED-ing the way, breaking into the Top 10 in the nation for the most projects per capita certified LEED for its green building initiative. LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a green building certification program where projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. The… Read More →