Search Results for author — 917 articles

Phoenix attracts West Coast tech companies

Silicon Valley

In the 1980s and ‘90s, most of the tech jobs in Phoenix focused on back office and customer care centers for companies with headquarters elsewhere, city officials said. Now, places like downtown Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale are buzzing with entrepreneurs and new companies in the tech space. There are an estimated 132,000 high-tech jobs in… Read More →

TGen pioneers RNA sequencing for patient care

blue-dna-istock_000005649360small-step-32

Uncovering the genetic makeup of patients using DNA sequencing has in recent years provided physicians and their patients with a greater understanding of how best to diagnose and treat the diseases that plague humanity. This is the essence of precision medicine. Now, researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) are showing how an even more detailed… Read More →

Apple unveils new, smaller iPhone

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks on stage during an introduction of the new iPhone 5 at an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Rumors that Apple would release a smaller phone proved true, Monday, as the California-based software firm unveiled the iPhone SE, which boasts a four-inch retina display. The iPhone SE has the same 64-bit A9 chip offered in iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus for fast speeds, longer battery life, faster wireless, a 12-megapixel iSight camera featuring… Read More →

Orbital ATK will expand operations in Gilbert, add jobs

orbital

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Orbital ATK, one of the Valley’s leading aerospace and defense technology firms, announced, Friday, the expansion of the company’s engineering operations in Gilbert. The expansion will add 60,000 square feet to the site that includes Orbital ATK’s Satellite Manufacturing Facility, one of the largest and most advanced spacecraft assembly and… Read More →

Hypervirulent strep outbreak identified by TGen

Krauss Honored For Science

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) helped state, local and tribal health officials identify an outbreak of “hypervirulent” strep bacteria in the American Southwest.  Identified in Flagstaff, from January to July 2015, this outbreak of the emm59 clone of group A Streptococcus is directly related to cases identified recently in New Mexico. This strain type appears to have evolved from a nationwide… Read More →

Valley couple launch DocumentTrunk

insight enterprises - cloud messaging solutions

DocumentTrunk, a digital database that proactively communicates while safely storing consumer’s most precious life documents, announced its launch, Thursday, and is now available to the public. DocumentTrunk’s web-based program is a long-term solution to secure and store consumer’s estate planning documents to reduce the common risks, fraudulent activity and challenges associated with the last wishes… Read More →

Spring cleaning time for confusing campaign laws

83273484

If you’ve read the news lately about the state of our politics, you’ve been inundated with stories of the corrupting forces of political speech and the so-called “threat” it poses to our democracy. You’ve heard less, however, about why efforts that claim to be designed to increase transparency in political debates are actually designed to… Read More →

AAED looks at ‘5 Generations in Today’s Workforce’

Keep Workers Working

“Five Generations in Today’s Workforce” will be discussed during the luncheon keynote at the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) 2016 Workforce Symposium, “Success by Design:  What’s Working in Workforce.” It will be held Tuesday, April 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. During the luncheon presentation beginning… Read More →

Stanton calls for leaders to close tech-gender gap

123rf.com: Buchachon Petthanya

To celebrate and expand the social, economic and political achievements of women, Mayor Greg Stanton proclaimed Tuesday, March 8, International Women’s Day in Phoenix. Stanton’s proclamation is a springboard for discussion and action among local leaders who want to help close the gender gap – especially in science, technology, engineering and math fields. International Women’s… Read More →

Arizona casino revenue grows for fourth year

92835364

Revenues from Arizona casinos inched up to $1.82 billion in 2014 for a fourth straight year of growth, both trends that mirrored tribal casinos nationwide, according to a new national report. Casino City’s Indian Gaming Report, released Thursday, said gaming revenues at Arizona casinos grew a modest 0.6 percent, or about $11 million, from 2013… Read More →

Havas PR donating $400K to mark 40 years

Ryan House

New York–based Havas PR North America will mark its 40th anniversary with “$400K for 40,” a pledge to donate $400,000 worth of hours in support of worthwhile organizations during the period of March 1, 2016, to March 1, 2017. Havas PR, founded on March 1, 1976, as Creamer Dickson Basford (CDB), continues to root its… Read More →

BBB announces finalists for 2016 Ethics awards

ethics

Better Business Bureau serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona (BBB) announced the 15 Arizona companies selected as finalists for the 2016 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics sponsored by Wells Fargo. Five of the 15 companies will be named winners in their category during the awards dinner and ceremony on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the… Read More →

Valley cities’ downtowns turn into hot spots

Downtown

In the past, there have been many reasons to avoid visiting a city’s downtown. There was never anything to do, parking was a nightmare and walking around the area was something to be done only when necessary. In recent years, the Valley’s downtowns have become the hottest places for folks to live, work and play… Read More →

Casino Del Sol, PY Steakhouse earn 4 stars

Casino Del Sol
February 28, 2016 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Stay

Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming Casino Del Sol Resort as a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel, and PY Steakhouse, the resort’s fine dining restaurant, as a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant. Casino Del Sol Resort is Arizona’s only Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four Diamond casino resort. Not only does this resort have luxurious… Read More →

UA’s ‘Skip’ Garcia earns 2016 Trudeau Medal

Doctor prepared to examine the patient

Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, MD, senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, was selected to receive the prestigious 2016 Trudeau Medal from the American Thoracic Society (ATS). An internationally noted physician-scientist, health administrator, scholar and educator, Garcia is also the Dr. Merlin K. DuVal Professor of Medicine and an elected member of the National… Read More →