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Analyst: Tucson's economy should grow faster over next 2 years

Tucson's economy has been gaining momentum and is expected to grow even faster over the next two years, especially if some of president-elect Donald Trump's proposals are enacted, University of Arizona economist George Hammond said Friday.... Read more»

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What the Devil won't tell you

Monsanto deal no dirtier than recent Pima County triumphs

Tucson can't claim purity of progressive essence with a cash-for-jobs economic development model that heralds the coming Caterpillar's mining division and expansion of Raytheon's missile factory. But the county does have a way to provide clarity to corporate "bad boys."... Read more»2

Judge blocks overtime rule that could benefit 90,000 Az workers

A federal judge has halted an Obama administration rule on overtime pay that could have made as many as 90,000 workers in Arizona eligible for time-and-a-half pay had it been allowed to take effect this week.... Read more»

Arizona incomes grew 3 percent in 2015, slightly behind national pace

Personal income grew 3 percent last year in Arizona, tracking a national increase of 3.7 percent that year as the nation continued to rebound from the recession, new government data shows.... Read more»

Raytheon confirms plans to add 2,000 Tucson jobs

Expansion plans at Raytheon will mean 2,000 additional jobs over five years and a doubling of the property tax base at the Southern Arizona missile factory. Pima County will lower taxes on the plant for a decade and restrict development next to the expanded facility.... Read more»

Exclusive: Central America to seek Mexico's support after Trump win

Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have agreed to join forces and seek support from Mexico to forge a joint strategy in response to Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidency, El Salvador's foreign minister told Reuters on Wednesday. ... Read more»

Tucson's jobless rate falls for 3rd month, to 4.8 percent

Metro Tucson gained 7,000 jobs in October, compared with a year earlier. The jobless rate fell for the third month in a row, and it matched the Phoenix area in gaining nearly 2 percent more jobs in a year-over-year comparison.... Read more»

Sales help wanted: Inquire within

Do you love small businesses? Are you great at talking with people? Do you believe in buying local? Do you think a smarter Tucson is a better Tucson? TucsonSentinel.com seeks to expand our underwriting team with a few more creative and hard-working sales executives.... Read more»

Texas border leaders think Trump's tough talk on NAFTA will die down

Despite all the time Donald Trump spent bashing NAFTA while running, Texas border leaders hope he'll soften his stance as campaign trail rhetoric cools. ... Read more»

Revenge of the forgotten class

Hillary Clinton and the Democrats were playing with fire when they effectively wrote off white workers in the small towns and cities of the Rust Belt. ... Read more»

Bordering on insecurity

Immigrant 'dreamers' fear deportation nightmare under Trump

Some undocumented immigrants brought here as kids were granted a sort of legal status by President Barack Obama. They're in a state of shock and panic now that Donald Trump has won the White House. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Living with 'new normal' makes Trump's win understandable

In their apathy, the elites call the troubles of the many "the New Normal." Those of us who have been forced to swallow the new normal just kicked the establishment in the keister for demanding our obedience. It was stupid but understandable. But checks and balances undermine the rapid, radical change Trump promised. You can campaign in tweets but governing is done in legalese.... Read more»

Arizonans approve ballot measure to raise minimum wage

Supporters of Prop. 206, the measure to raise the minimum wage, gathered alongside a crowd of about 300 gathered at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel on Tuesday night and cheered as early election results appeared on the screen.... Read more»

Mexicans on U.S. border fear economic catastrophe if Trump wins

Mexicans on the U.S. border anxiously awaited the outcome of the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday, plagued by fears of economic disaster if Republican Donald Trump wins and tries to choke local industry, isolate the country and deport millions. ... Read more»

Election-year spike in citizenship requests higher than expected

Federal officials who typically see an increase in citizenship applications during presidential election years said that applications in this heated election season appear likely to surpass expectations.... Read more»

Chiricahua National Park Act could provide economic boost to Cochise County

WILLCOX–U.S. Rep. Martha McSally is promoting legislation to designate Chiricahua National Monument as a national park. If the move is successful, Arizona would gain its fourth national park.... Read more»

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