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ASU, Arizona make effort to enroll Chinese students

ASU students, educators and Phoenix-area community organizations are trying to attract Chinese students to campus and the millions of dollars they sink into the state's economy.... Read more»

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Vaquitas Last Stand: Lax enforcement to save dying porpoise species stirs environmentalists to act

Activists from around the world are working to save the endangered vaquita, or "sea panda," from a fate tied to the Chinese black market. ... Read more»

Vaquitas Last Stand: Saving a porpoise by protecting a fish

Chinese demand for illegally hunted totoaba in the Sea of Cortez has snared vaquitas — an endangered species of porpoise — in gillnets, driving their numbers down to 30 in the wild, if not lower. ... Read more»

Boosting the pecanomy: Arizona pecan production peaks

Arizona's pecan industry faces the twin threats of climate change and trade wars even as it continues to grow.... Read more»

Fentanyl overdoses rise, cartels still eager to funnel more via Arizona

Despite significant seizures of fentanyl over the past year, the lethal synthetic opioid keeps pouring into the country across Arizona’s border with Mexico, the DEA and state DPS say.... Read more»

Analysis

Economic history shows why Trump’s ‘America First’ tariff policy is so dangerous

President Donald Trump finally appears poised to make good on his promised threats to slam the door on free trade and erect walls around the country’s economy. But economic history should make Americans skeptical of this claim. ... Read more»

New solar panel tariffs will be felt by Arizona companies, consumers

New tariffs imposed last week by the Trump administration on imported solar products will benefit domestic manufacturers, but could hit consumers and other parts of the solar energy industry hard, experts said.... Read more»

Can America’s air safety watchdogs police aviation fraud?

A government audit of the FAA—the agency responsible for ensuring airline safety—said it had consistently failed to alert federal law enforcement authorities about cont parts installed in U.S. airplanes.... Read more»

FactChecking Trump's claims in climate speech

In announcing that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Agreement, a global accord aimed at addressing climate change, President Donald Trump made more than a few false and misleading claims.... Read more»

'It's made in Vietnam!' At inauguration, origin of red Trump hats shocks many

One of the biggest cheers President Trump received from supporters Friday was for his call to "buy American and hire American." In a moment rich in irony, many of those supporters were sporting Trump's trademark red "Make America Great Again" caps that were made in China, Vietnam and Bangladesh.... Read more»

In more states, newest immigrants are educated Asians

In 37 states, a country other than Mexico is now the most common country of origin for newly arrived immigrants, according to a Stateline analysis of census data. ... Read more»

Despite sagging demand, officials see shiny future for copper

Copper is one of the pillars of Arizona’s economy, but falling demand has depressed prices. More than 1,000 workers were recently let go at mines here and in New Mexico, but the company planning the large open-pit Rosemont Mine in the mountains southeast of Tucson is forging ahead.... Read more»

Hong Kong commissioner: Az entrepreneurs need to branch out

There are many similarities between Arizona and Hong Kong, said Clement Leung, the Chinese city's commissioner to the U.S. He wants local entrepreneurs to meet face-to-face with their Asian counterparts more often.... Read more»

FactCheck

Biden pads economic stats

In a speech in Miami, Vice President Joe Biden puffed up two statistics related to bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. from overseas.... Read more»

Ripples in Chinese economy could make waves for Arizona businesses

For Arizona, which exported more than $1 billion to China in 2014, the economic turmoil currently being experienced by one of the state’s biggest trading partners could cause ripples that are felt back home.... Read more»

55,000 federal workers in Az wait to see if personal data was taken

Arizona has more than 55,000 federal employees who could find out as early as Monday if they are among the 4 million federal workers and retirees whose personal information may have been compromised in a cyberattack.... Read more»

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