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Taylor Lawrence retiring as Raytheon Missile chief

After just more than a decade in charge, Raytheon Missile Systems head Taylor Lawrence will step down, the company announced Tuesday.... Read more»1

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SB 1070

Text of Mexican travel alert issued for Az

Text of the travel alert issued by Mexico's Foriegn Ministry for Mexican nationals in Arizona.... Read more»

Is baseball dead in Canada?

It’s never pleasant living in a city where major sports teams always lose. Better a losing team, however, than no team at all.... Read more»1

Immigration SB1070

Boycott grounds Aeromexico flights to Az; Mexico issues travel alert

An official with the Mexican government has advised citizens not to travel to Arizona in the wake of the state's tough new immigration law. Aeromexico said it is suspending flights to Phoenix and Tucson due to a “significant” fall in demand.... Read more»1

The return of Detroit?

Detroit is an easy target for anyone looking to skewer the city as some kind of Motown-meets-Mogadishu. The story is, of course, an old one. So it was encouraging to hear the news out of "The D" this week.... Read more»

Border

Bills aims to snip cash-card money smuggling

With advances in technology, drug cartels no longer need to smuggle truckloads of cash across the border. Thousands of dollars can be carried across on "stored value cards," prepaid cards or smartphones that can act like credit cards.... Read more»

Health care reform

Federal database will show industry payments to doctors

Doctors who accept speaking fees, five-star meals and other compensation from pharmaceutical or medical device companies will soon see their names – and the value of the gifts they accept – revealed on the Web, under a new federal law that follows several states in drawing attention to such financial benefits.... Read more»

Comic: Global finance

Boys will be boys

Fun and games for the boyz at the spring meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Washington.... Read more»

Ireland's new hero: a financial regulator

Matthew Elderfield faced down a popular businessman and gave bankers a tongue-lashing. His mission could be defined as ending Ireland's crony capitalism — otherwise known as "light-touch" regulation.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Grijalva calls for boycott of Az over immigration measure

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva says the rest of the country should boycott his home state of Arizona if a tough immigration law is signed by Gov. Jan Brewer. ... Read more»

Tucson City Council

City Council talkin' trash, sizes up fees

How much do you chuck out every week? Your garbage bill may depend on how big of a container you fill, if the City Council passes a new "pay as you throw" plan.... Read more»

Gawker to return lost iPhone 'prototype' to Apple

Gawker has agree to return an alleged iPhone prototype after it was left in a bar last month by an Apple employee.... Read more»

Kenyan wins another marathon, but they're still not getting paid

In Iten, it sometimes seems that everyone can run the marathon in under 2 hours and 15 minutes. In Kenya running 11 minutes slower than the world record just isn't good enough.... Read more»

Brownfields

Feds give $800k for enviro cleanup plans

Tucson and Pima County will each receive $400,000 grants from the Environmental Protection Agency to assess brownfields - environmentally-contaminated sites that could be redeveloped.... Read more»

Lobbyists, lawmakers bond during Springsteen concerts

As Bruce Springsteen belted out his working-class anthems on the floor of the Verizon Center last May, Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., chairman of the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee, was raising money in the privacy of a luxury suite overlooking the stage. ... Read more»1

Education budget

Feds' student loan plan to boost Pell grants

New federal legislation that cuts “middle-man” private banks out of financial aid will save the federal government a projected $68 billion – much of which will be directed to shore up Pell grants for students. ... Read more»

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