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Arizona gasoline prices keep falling

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Arizona motorists are paying less at the pump again this week. Officials with AAA Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.68 a gallon. That’s down by more than 3 cents from last week. This week’s national average is $3.59 per gallon, a decrease of nearly 14 cents from… Read More →

Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise CEO Winter Resigns

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October 25, 2012 by in Business News | Travel

Bob Winter, Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), announced today he will resign from his position effective January 1, 2013.  NNGE Chief Financial Officer Derrick Watchman will be named CEO by the NNGE Board of Directors upon Winter’s transition. Winter, who has served as CEO since May 2007, decided to leave his… Read More →

Sanctuary Named Top Resort in the Southwest

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October 22, 2012 by in Business News | Travel

The results of Condé Nast Traveler’s 25th annual Readers’ Choice Awards are in, and Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain has been voted the number one resort in the Southwest. With an overall score of 92.5 reflecting readers’ opinions on rooms, service, food, location, design and activities, Sanctuary shares the region’s top spot with Tucson’s The Ritz-Carlton,… Read More →

Housing and transportation costs outpace incomes

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October 18, 2012 by in Business News | Economy | Real Estate | Travel

The combined costs of housing and transportation in the nation’s largest 25 metro areas have swelled by 44 percent since 2000 while incomes have failed to keep pace, according to a new report from the Center for Housing Policy—the research affiliate of the National Housing Conference—and the Center for Neighborhood Technology. The report, Losing Ground:… Read More →

LaHood visits Mesa to unveil $75M for light rail

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has unveiled $75 million in federal funding to help build a three-mile light rail extension connecting Phoenix and Tempe. LaHood took part Friday in a grant signing ceremony in Mesa and said the light rail extension helps fast-growing cities in Arizona. The new Central Mesa Extension, operated by Valley… Read More →

W. P. Carey School Honors Top Business Leaders

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Three top business leaders will be honored for their contributions to our economy, when they are inducted into the W. P. Carey School of Business Homecoming Hall of Fame this month. The honorees are accomplished executives in the fields of wireless technologies, cruises and nonprofits. On Oct. 25, the new inductees will join previous honorees… Read More →

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale named Best of the West

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Readers of Meetings Focus West magazine have chosen Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa as a 2012 “Best of the West” property in the Western United States, Western Canada and Mexico.  The “Best of the West” award is based on the resort’s quality of meeting space, guest rooms, staff, service, food and beverage, the availability… Read More →

Phoenix Art Museum’s ‘Big Picture’ highlights scale, perspective

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October 5, 2012 by in Business News | Events | Travel

Beginning October 13, 2012, Phoenix Art Museum will present The Big Picture, a special installation of large-scale photography from Phoenix Art Museum’s collection.  These 15 large-scale photographs, some measuring as big as five feet by seven-and-a-half feet, represent trends in large scale contemporary photography apparent in museums across the country, which are a relatively new… Read More →

Fulton Homes Unveils Lounge at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

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Fulton Homes wants Midwestern and Canadian travelers to feel at home this winter the minute they step off the plane. Travelers flying into Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport will be greeted by a welcoming lounge set up as a life-size Fulton Homes living room next to the baggage claim area. The unique lounge measures 40 feet long… Read More →

Arizona gas prices fall for 3rd week in row

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October 4, 2012 by in Business News | Economy | Travel

Arizona motorists are paying less at the pump again this week. Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.68 a gallon. That’s down by nearly 2 cents from last week. This week’s national average is $3.78 per gallon, a decrease of almost one penny from last… Read More →

Spirit Airlines launches Denver-Phoenix flights

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Spirit Airlines is kicking off its new service and Denver International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The Florida-based low cost carrier will have one daily non-stop each way beginning Thursday. The flights leave Denver at midmorning each day and leave the east Phoenix suburb of Mesa for the return late in the morning. Spirit touts… Read More →

US Airways profits may exceed expectations

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UUS Airways Group Inc. said on Wednesday that its flying capacity for the year will rise 2 percent, and an investor update suggested that its third-quarter profit will be bigger than Wall Street had been expecting. US Airways has added flying capacity as it replaces old Boeing 737s with slightly larger Airbus A321s. It also… Read More →

Cost of Kitt Peak wildlife crossings soar

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September 30, 2012 by in Business News | Travel

Construction costs for two wildlife crossings planned on Ajo Highway near Kitt Peak have soared by nearly 60 percent. The Arizona Daily Star reports the crossings now are expected to cost about $1.2 million. A Tohono O’odham Police Department report provided to Pima County’s Regional Transportation Authority shows nearly 20 percent of crashes in the… Read More →

GM recall impacts Arizona

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September 30, 2012 by in Business News | Travel

General Motors Co. is recalling more than 40,000 cars sold in warm-weather states because a plastic part might crack and cause a fuel leak. The company is recalling Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 sedans from the 2007 through 2009 model years and Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent SUVs and Saturn Ion sedans from the 2007… Read More →