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Higher education leaders stress degrees as important for Arizona economy

Maria Harper-Marinick, chancellor of Maricopa Community Colleges, and Michael M. Crow, president of Arizona State University, spoke about the intersection of higher education and the economy in Arizona at Gateway Community College on Tuesday. (Photo by Erica Apodaca/ Cronkite News)

Arizona State University President Michael Crow and Maricopa County Community College District Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick on Tuesday stressed the importance of a college degree in obtaining a well-paying job – the types of jobs that it takes to stimulate the economy. But the state lags behind educational achievement. “Arizona needs a prepared workforce,” Harper-Marinick said.… Read More →

People just aren’t saving enough money these days

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The old line, “a penny saved is a penny earned,” seems to have been forgotten in recent years. It goes without saying how important it is to save. Without some sort of savings you can’t retire comfortably, meet sudden costs like healthcare emergencies, or afford that really expensive camera you’ve had your eye on. The… Read More →

Report: Disabled Americans more engaged with 2016 election

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A new Pew Research Center analysis shows that Americans with disabilities are more engaged with the current election than the general public, although they are less likely to turn out on election day because “they face a number of obstacles to voting.” The report, A Political Profile of Disabled Americans, found that nearly three-quarters of the… Read More →

Presto! One Arizona woman and the magic of the new sharing economy

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Stefanie Contreras rarely waits in line. She prefers a life where on-demand or sharing services mean she can spend her time living her life, whether she’s ordering laundry detergent or booking a vacation in Costa Rica. “Most of the time I’m so focused on having fun. The convenience of the apps can help me do… Read More →

3 Red Flags That She’s Too Good to be True

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Not only have online dating sites opened up a whole new dynamic for singles looking for company – attitudes about the viability of these sites have become more positive. The Pew Research Center recently published the following survey results: • Almost 60 percent of Americans say online dating sites are a good way to meet… Read More →

Rich got richer during recovery, report shows

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A new report says the richest Americans got richer during the first two years of the economic recovery while average net worth declined for the other 93 percent of the nation’s households. The Pew Research Center report says wealth held by the richest 7 percent of households rose 28 percent from 2009 to 2011, while… Read More →

Infographic: Post-Recession Employment Trends

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by in Economy | Infographics | Workforce

Regarding employment trends, the sluggish recovery from the Great Recession has been better for men than for women, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data. The post-recession trends are a sharp turnabout from the gender patterns that prevailed during the recession itself, when men lost more than twice… Read More →

Infographic: Who Uses Twitter?

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by in Infographics | Marketing | Tech

We all know that Facebook is popular, but what about Twitt? In just one year, it’s popularity has exploded. Television shows have integrated it into their programming, and businesses have discovered its a useful tool. Nearly everyone has one, but the question is, “Who uses It?” Well, you’re in luck. Here are the stats and… Read More →

Where Are Americans Getting Their News?

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by in Business News | Infographics | Tech

For the past ten years television has been the most popular source of news for Americans, but according to a recent study by the Pew Research Center internet is quickly gaining ground towards becoming the most popular news source in America. In fact, among 18 to 29 year olds it already is, though for those… Read More →

A New Approach To Going Green- Kansas Takes The Lead

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by in Blogs | Economy | Green

Kansas probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of sustainability, but you’d be surprised — the Sunflower State is making immense progress in saving energy and reducing dependence on fossil fuels. This piece in The New York Times highlights the humble beginnings of the Climate and Energy Project, a small… Read More →