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Arizona business leaders have high hopes as USMCA takes effect

There’s often not much agreement on news out of Washington, but Arizona business leaders were hard-pressed this week to come up with negatives about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that took effect Wednesday.... Read more»

Businesses and officials hail USMCA signing, worth billions to trade

Arizona businesses and elected officials hailed Wednesday’s signing of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that they say preserves markets worth more than $20 billion in trade and 228,000 jobs in the state in 2018.... Read more»1

Trump signs new trade deal with Canada and Mexico

President Donald Trump on Wednesday officially signed the new trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, finalizing a deal that overhauls labor, environmental and intellectual property rules. ... Read more»

Az manufacturing jobs now outnumber construction positions, Ducey says

A boom in manufacturing in Arizona – from electric cars to high-end golf clubs – is helping to lower unemployment in the U.S., Gov. Doug Ducey told business leaders this week, noting that manufacturing jobs in the state now outnumber construction jobs.... Read more»

Pence pushes trade deal, quiet on border security in Southern Arizona swing

Vice President Mike Pence touted President Trump's trade deal with Mexico and Canada during a speech in Southern Arizona on Thursday, calling on Congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement.... Read more»

Pence visit with McSally closes I-19 between Tucson, Green Valley

Interstate 19 will be closed between Tucson and Green Valley for much of Thursday afternoon due to the visit to a Caterpillar facility by Vice President Mike Pence, authorities said.... Read more»

VP Pence to travel to Green Valley, Phoenix to bolster McSally

Vice President Mike Pence will join Sen. Martha McSally in Arizona this week at a series of private events in Green Valley, Phoenix and Scottsdale, including a fundraiser and a trade speech at a Caterpillar facility south of Tucson.... Read more»

Ducey brings pitch for new North American trade deal to Washington

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey joined business leaders in Washington on Monday to push for final approval of the “critical” U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement and protect trade that is worth billions in trade to the state. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

'New NAFTA' does nothing to lower prescription drug costs for seniors

The high cost of prescription drugs is a huge issue for all Arizonans, and especially for retirees. But if Congress approves the newly negotiated NAFTA in its current form (the USMCA), the problem could be made even worse.... Read more»

Gov. Ducey & Mexican ambassador stress bilateral ties, NAFTA replacement

In their first public appearance together, Gov. Doug Ducey and Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Martha Bárcena discussed the depths of Arizona-Mexico ties and stressed the importance of ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.... Read more»