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Trump comments on NAFTA talks put some Arizona businesses on edge

One day after President Donald Trump’s prediction that the U.S. could “end up terminating NAFTA at some point,” business and political leaders expressed hope Wednesday that negotiations on a new deal will still be allowed to play out.... Read more»

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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»

Arizona exports topped $21 billion in 2014

Arizona businesses exported $21.1 billion in goods last year, which supported 93,354 jobs in the state, according to a report by the U.S. Trade Representative. It said the state's exports have grown 57 percent since 2004, with the vast majority from small or mid-sized companies. ... Read more»

Jeb Bush's manufacturing claim falls down on jobs

In touting conservative policies in Republican-controlled states, Jeb Bush claimed, “The Southeast is leading a renaissance in American manufacturing.” Not so. The Midwest has experienced a 9 percent increase in manufacturing jobs since the sector began its recovery in February 2010. That’s double the growth rate of the nine states in the Southeast. ... Read more»

Economists: Az recovery still a few years off

Arizona's economy could fully recover in three years as long as the so-called fiscal cliff doesn't kick the nation back into recession, a panel of experts said at an economic forecast luncheon. Experts predict Arizona will see more jobs being created, more single-family homes being built and higher retail sales. ... Read more»

Manufacturing’s next wave: Highly skilled workers

Intel Corp.'s Ocotillo Campus is proof that the company is expanding and soon will be in the market for 1,000 workers to operate a $5.2 billion fabrication plant. The minimum calling card is a two-year technical degree or equivalent experience in areas like process design, automation software and packaging and assembly technology.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Pima Dems chair profiles presidential election

Interviews with financial advisor Shelly Fishman, along with GOP state house candidate Ethan Orr and Pima County Democratic Party Chairman Jeff Rogers.... Read more»

Biden’s manufactured jobs claims

Declaring “manufacturing is back,” Vice President Joe Biden gave a rosy — but not entirely accurate or complete — picture of U.S. manufacturing at a March 28 campaign stop in Iowa.... Read more»1