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Federal student loan borrowers can put their payments on hold amid coronavirus emergency

Arizona extends deadline to file state taxes due to COVID-19

Gov. Ducey activates National Guard to help grocery stores

U.S. Department of Labor offers dislocated worker grants

  Designing her own life: How one artist is creating impact through art

Dow surges 5% on hopes for central bank help on the economy

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NerdWallet: When the market drops, play the long game with retirement savings

  Tucson real estate broker expects COVID-19 to impact housing market

Dow drops more than 1,000 as outbreak threatens the economy

  Rate Discrimination: Some insurance companies give better rates for customers with certain jobs, education

UPDATE: Former Raytheon employee accused of taking secret information abroad enters plea

  Watching Your Wallet: How to become a 401(k) millionaire

Sears at Tucson Mall closing doors, liquidation sale begins this week

The Sears at the Tucson Mall will be close for good by mid April, a company spokesman said.

  International collaboration bringing new beer to Tucson, Mexico

They brewed nearly three-thousand liters of the beer in Mexico and in the US, making a sisterhood that crosses borders, boundaries and beers.

Raytheon chooses Tucson for combined company headquarters

Raytheon officials anticipate the merger completion in the second quarter this year.

DON’T FALL FOR IT! Authorities across country warn of text scams

Law enforcement agencies across the country are warning people about a new twist on an old text scam.

City of Phoenix delays start of rideshare fees at Sky Harbor

Gov. Ducey proposes $12.3 billion spending plan, sends money to best and poorest schools

BROOKE’S BARGAINS: Options getting free help to prepare your taxes

Gov. Ducey calls for changes to state prison system, veteran tax cut

  Raid at Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails leads to four arrests

  Businesses concerned over Broadway widening

Police warning: Don’t abbreviate 2020

Law enforcement said writing out 2020 in full will protect documents from being modified.

  Watching Your Wallet: Make smart money moves before 2020

From maxing out retirement contributions to checking your car insurance rates, experts say there are a few smart financial steps to take before the new year starts.

LIST: Holiday return policies for major retailers

If you received a Christmas gift you didn’t want or need, returning it isn’t straight forward anymore.

Kroger credit card system goes down companywide on Christmas Eve

Customers are reporting issues at stores across the country on Twitter.

Holiday hours for stores in southern Arizona

There are a few options if you forget to pick up those last-minute presents.

Barrio Brewing Company turns over business to employees

Formerly Gentle Ben’s, the company was founded by Dennis and Tauna Arnold in 1991

Mexico reaffirms rejection of US labor inspectors

Mexico is raising objections to an amendment demanded by US Democrats and accepted by the Trump administration.

  Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair reaches major milestone

The Fourth Avenue Street Fair began in 1969 and has been getting bigger and bigger each year.

Lawmakers introduce bill they hope will help new parents

The “Advancing Support for Working Families Act" would allow families to get an advance of up to $5,000 for the child tax credit in the first year after a birth or adoption.

  KOLD INVESTIGATES: Meet the businesswoman who came out of retirement to save El Tour de Tucson

Money issues plagued El Tour de Tucson, but a new CEO is turning things around for Tucson's largest sporting event.

Costco says $75 coupons are a scam

If you’re on Facebook a lot, chances are you’ve seen Costco coupons circulating this week.

Missed Opportunity: Federal initiative meant to help poor neighborhoods benefits the rich

Neighborhoods with an average income of about six-figures are labeled “distressed” by the federal government.

Olympic champions helping raise funds for Pima County’s at-risk youth

Three elite American swimmers will join a few legendary coaches for a fundraising event to help at-risk youth in Pima County.

Lyft program offers free rides to job interviews and first three weeks of employment

Lyft has started a new program offering free rides to and from job interviews.

Tucson ER & Hospital opens its doors to public

The hospital, located at 4575 East Broadway in Tucson, will be open 24-7 -- even on holidays and weekends.

Huge riverfront project could be coming to west side of Tucson

According to Rio Nuevo, The Bautista will be a mixed-use facility on the Santa Cruz River between Congress and Cushing streets.

Neighbors, conservationists closely monitor what’s next in Marana

Marana wants out of its lease for the Tortolita Preserve.

  ASARCO mine workers go on strike

Locations in Arizona, Texas affected

  Plan for Ronstadt Transit Center ready for public scrutiny

After five years of negotiations, the agreement to redevelop the Ronstadt Transit Center is ready for public scrutiny.

  Vice President Mike Pence talks campaign, Ukraine, politics and border security

Vice President Mike Pence was Arizona Wednesday and Thursday and promised more visits in the coming months.

  Oro Valley to keep town-owned golf courses open

Town purchased club five years ago for $1 million

  Business owners, residents optimistic in future plans for Oro Valley Marketplace

Plans could include new stores, apartments and an entertainment center.

Air Force wants to continue recovery training in Southwest

The U.S. Air Force wants to use 179 publicly and privately owned properties across the Southwest for training on recovering personnel such as downed pilots

  Arizona Attorney General warns of scammers after heavy storms

The BBB and Attorney General’s office are urging people to make sure their contractor has a license.

  Circle K launches program to help offset carbon emissions

When customers buy gasoline from Circle K, Conserve will offset the carbon emissions in several ways.

  Millennials add emojis, pictures and bitmojis to resumes

In an effort to show personality and creativity, some millennials are adding emojis, bitmojis and pictures to their resumes.

Energy prices spike after Saudi oil attack, US blaming Iran

U.S. officials offered satellite images of the damage at the heart of the kingdom's crucial Abqaiq oil processing plant and a key oil field.

  E-scooters seem to be off to slow start after hitting Tucson streets

Even with all the hype, a lot of e-scooters were sitting on road waiting to be used in Tucson on Thursday, Sept. 12.

  Payroll company’s sudden closure causing problems for Tucson employees

One employee reported his paycheck was pulled from his bank account.

Firm asks judge to vacate, alter Arizona copper mine ruling

Company behind proposed Arizona copper mine submits request to vacate or amend ruling

City of Tucson, companies hosting e-scooter demonstration

Two national companies will put 1,500 e-scooters on Tucson streets on Thursday, Sept. 12.

NOW: Amazon begins hiring 1,500 in Pima County

Amazon planning to hire 1,500 in Pima County.

Pima County suspends contract with private company after murder suspects escape

Pima County has suspended its contract with a private company after two murder suspects escaped during transport earlier this week.

Southern Arizonans can see impact of trade with Mexico on new website

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey wants to be part of the push for the new North American Trade Agreement, known as the USMCA.

Boeing gets new contract for replacement wings for A-10 jets

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a contract for replacement wings for more than 100 A-10 jets, covering the remaining ground support jets still needing wing replacements

Firefighters respond to blaze at Tucson Mall

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

  Financial expert: ‘Concerns are real’ about possible recession

Recession will happen; the question is when?

  Mexican tomatoes may be shut out of US market

The US Commerce Department is proposing a pair of changes to end the anti dumping investigation between Florida tomato growers and Mexican tomato growers.

Tucson airport announces nonstop service to Indianapolis

The seasonal service will last from November to May.

Tucson-based Vector gets new CEO amid financial problems

Tucson-based aerospace company announced Vector Launch named John Garvey as new CEO.

  Credit card skimmers found at Tucson gas station

At least one Tucson convenience store found credit card skimmers on its gas pumps.

  LIST: Sandbag locations across southern AZ

Those who need sandbags can do so at several locations.

  After 73 years of serving Tucson, Club 21 to close doors for good

Club 21 has hosted first dates, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, graduations and reunions.

  Smoking age likely to increase to 21 in Pima County

The age to smoke or vape in Pima County may be changed to 21.

Arizona-based Fox Restaurant Concepts to be bought by The Cheesecake Factory

The company that operates Blanco, North Italia, Zinburger, Culinary Dropout and Wildflower has been bought out.

  Arizona company looks to fix banking issues faced by medical marijuana industry

In many cases, they're forced to do big transactions with cash only.

  How to navigate the Equifax data breach settlement offer

Consumers affected by the 2017 Equifax data breach can get their names on the list to get free credit monitoring and/or monetary compensation.

  South Tucson’s sales tax increase felt most by businesses, residents

The increase comes when South Tucson is facing budget deficits, and the revenue collected will go towards paying firefighters and maintaining public services.

  Catalina company featured at White House showcase returns home

Their three-person operation in Catalina was recognized with an invitation to the White House’s “Made in America” Product Showcase on Sunday.

  Southern Arizona company invited to White House

Arizona Chile Roasters, based in Catalina, was invited to the White House for the third annual Made in America Product Showcase.

  Downtown Businesses offer deals, specials for the slow summer season

Those deals can be important because summers are usually pretty tough on even the best of businesses.

Reports: Charming Charlie closing all 261 stores after filing bankruptcy

According to Fortune, Charming Charlie plans to close all 261 stores by Aug. 31 after filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

  Fair housing council gets 2 HUD grants

Southwest Fair Housing Council awarded $425,000 in two grants.

Pima County accepting nominations for annual Small Business Awards

The Pima County Small Business Commission presents the awards each year, judging nominees on criteria such as company culture, positive impact on Pima County, and community involvement.

Gov. Ducey steps into Nike controversy, withdraws incentive money

Tweets, 'I am embarrassed for Nike."

  Tucson pork producers feel pain of US-China trade war

Rod Miller, a Tucson pork producer, runs one of the largest pork operations in Arizona. Like many farming and ranching operations, he said they have a small profit margin and money can be tight normally.

Would you know if your pet was having a heatstroke?

Pets cannot tell you when they are experiencing signs of heat exposure, so it’s important for you to know the symptoms.

  Data making a difference: Tracking lightning around the world in Tucson

The U.S. National Lightning Detection Network tracks flashes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.