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Ernst & Young, a global tax and financial advising company, has returned to Tucson with a Downtown office that is expected to create more than 125 jobs. Read more»

A CBP work examines a shipment of green chiles for pests and disease at the Columbus, N.M. port of entry.

President Trump’s proposal for a 20 percent tax on imports from Mexico would be a “disaster” that could lead to higher food costs and other price spikes and lost jobs, says an Arizona global trade promoter. Mexico is Arizona's number one trading partner, and some warned that a tariff could spark a trade war. Read more»

Carlos Rodriguez, CEO of ADP, speaking in Tucson on Tuesday.

Fortune 500 human resources company ADP is hiring 250 more workers in Tucson, bringing its local workforce to 400. Earlier this month, two other companies announced 480 new jobs in Tucson. Read more»

Metro Tucson lost about 1,800 jobs from November to December, a state office reported Thursday. And no one knows yet whether this is a trend or just a temporary lull. Read more»

Macy’s Inc. announced Wednesday it is closing 68 stores and laying off about 3,900 workers, but none are in Arizona, meaning the store at Tucson Mall has been spared. But another 30 stores are scheduled to be closed at a later date. Read more»

In 2013, 90 percent of the U.S. corn crop came from genetically modified strains, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Pima County is having five meetings this month to allow more citizen feedback and let Monsanto respond to complaints about its controversial plans for a greenhouse near Marana. Read more» 3

Tucson's housing market is likely to become a bit more of a seller’s market in 2017 due to an unusually low supply of homes for sale and competition from new residents lured by the growing number of job, say local real estate experts. Decent homes at the low end of the market are already facing a lot of buyers. Read more»

Workers repave part of Grant Road in Midtown in April 2015.

The Tucson City Council will ask voters at a May 16 special election to approve a half-cent sales tax that would raise $50 million per year, mostly for new fire and police vehicles and gear, and to maintain crumbling roads in the city Read more» 1

The Tucson region added 18,100 jobs, or 1.5 percent in November, compared with a year earlier. Arizona and metro Phoenix added just 1.1 percent to their employment rolls. Tucson's unemployment rate hit the lowest level in nine years. Read more»

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» 2

Tucson will be the ninth hottest housing market in 2017, while metro Phoenix will be number one, real estate analysts forecast. Read more»

Gov. Doug Ducey and Lucid representatives announce the electric car company's plan to open a Casa Grande factory.

Lucid Motors plans to build a new electric vehicle factory in Casa Grande and to begin selling luxury cars in 2018. The plant will bring "more than $700 million in capital investment to the region" along with thousands of jobs, officials said. Read more»

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»

Tucson and Pima County residents could see up to four proposals for sales-tax increases next year — to pay for for road repairs, police and fire equipment, preschool subsidies and property-tax cuts. Read more» 1

The city of Tucson is having a series of town halls this week and next to provide information and answer questions about a proposed half-cent municipal sales tax that may be approved in a May 2017 election. Read more»

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