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Tumbleweed Center Relocates Phoenix Headquarters

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by in In The Spotlight

Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development will expand and relocate its headquarters from Downtown Phoenix to Siete Square II, 3707 N. 7th St. in Midtown, according to Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. Tumbleweed was established in 1972 with a mission to provide a safe space for collaborating with youth and young adults in the community… Read More →

Wells Fargo Plans 410,000 SF Expansion in Chandler

by in Business News | In The Spotlight

By Eric Jay Toll, Senior Correspondent for Arizona Builder’s Exchange | Special to Arizona Commercial Real Estate magazine   Wells Fargo unveiled its 410,000-square-foot Chandler campus expansion to a neighborhood meeting in the East Valley September 16. Arizona Builder’s Exchange broke the story Monday night that the bank filed a rezoning application with the city… Read More →

Obamacare penalty delayed for big businesses


Obama, delay, penalties, large employers, Affordable Care Act The Obama administration has announced a one-year delay on penalties against large employers who fail to offer workers insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Although the administration said the decision was the result of “careful, thoughtful” consideration, opponents of the federal health-care law said it reflects… Read More →

Despite Fiscal Cliff deal, taxes will rise for most

Three Things Building Owners Need To Know To Reduce Their Taxes - AZ Business Magazine June 2010
by in Business News

While the tax package that Congress passed New Year’s Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013. That’s because the legislation did nothing to prevent a temporary reduction in the Social Security payroll tax from expiring. In 2012,… Read More →

Avoiding the fiscal cliff


The Obama administration and House Republicans have unveiled their opening offers in talks to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. Details are scant but the White House estimates its plan would carve $4.4 trillion from the deficit over the coming decade, including previously enacted cuts ($1 trillion) and savings from reduced costs for overseas military operations… Read More →

Brewer faces choice on Arizona health exchange


Gov. Jan Brewer is being pulled one way by major business groups and another by fellow conservatives as she faces a fast-approaching deadline to decide whether to implement a key part of the federal health care law. The decision, due Friday, will determine if Arizona creates a state-run, online marketplace for consumers to use when… Read More →

Obama faces tough road with improving economy

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Here’s the assignment President Barack Obama has won with his re-election: Improve an economy burdened by high unemployment, stagnant pay, a European financial crisis, slowing global growth and U.S. companies still too anxious to expand much. And, oh yes, an economy that risks sinking into another recession if Congress can’t reach a budget deal to… Read More →

The Business Of Running For President

Business Of Running For President
by in Infographics | Politics

Much like running a corporation, running for president is an expensive and time-consuming undertaking. Just like a corporation, a campaign involves employees, money management, public relations, advertising and the selling of a product or service. Which in this case is the person running for office. In this graphic, we take a look at just what… Read More →

Federal plan to streamline solar development in Arizona OK’d

by in Business News | Economy | Green

Federal officials on Friday approved a plan that sets aside 285,000 acres of public land for the development of large-scale solar power plants, cementing a new government approach to renewable energy development in the West after years of delays and false starts. The government is establishing 17 new “solar energy zones” on 285,000 acres in… Read More →

Jobs report gives Obama a boost

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President Barack Obama got much-needed good news Friday following his disappointing debate performance as the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level since he took office. Republican rival Mitt Romney said Obama still hasn’t done enough to create jobs. The figures announced by the Labor Department — 114,000 new jobs last month to bring unemployment… Read More →

Who pays Obamacare’s tax hikes?


Who gets thumped by higher taxes in President Barack Obama’s health care law? The wealthiest 2 percent of Americans will take the biggest hit, starting next year. And the pain will be shared by some who aren’t so well off — people swept up in a hodgepodge of smaller tax changes that will help finance… Read More →

AZ 2010 Midterm Election Analysis

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The best day to be the President of the United States has got to be Inauguration Day. You take the oath of office. You give a speech that the whole world stops to listen to and it is guaranteed to be recorded in history the moment you give it. It is all processionals, parties, and… Read More →

America’s Next Leader

McCain, America's Next Leader - AZ Business Magazine Oct. 2008

The last time an Arizona politician stood at the threshold of the White House was 44 years ago, when Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater introduced a new form of conservative politics to America before falling under the wheels of President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s campaign juggernaut. Now, another Arizonan, also the Republican nominee, has the White… Read More →