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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.

  BROOKE’S BARGAINS: Saving your food, and your wallet

  KOLD INVESTIGATES: Portable classroom crisis for Tucson Unified

Costco says $75 coupons are a scam

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

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

Huge riverfront project could be coming to west side of Tucson

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

  Arizona Attorney General warns of scammers after heavy storms

  Circle K launches program to help offset carbon emissions

  Millennials add emojis, pictures and bitmojis to resumes

Energy prices spike after Saudi oil attack, US blaming Iran

  Payroll company’s sudden closure causing problems for Tucson employees

  Oro Valley town council delays decision on golf courses, again

Town manager considering options to keep courses fully operational.

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

  Financial expert: ‘Concerns are real’ about possible recession

Tucson-based Vector gets new CEO amid financial problems

  Credit card skimmers found at Tucson gas station

  Smoking age likely to increase to 21 in Pima County

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

  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.

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.

Watching Your Wallet: Experts say to shop around for the best deals on car insurance and cell phone plans

A NerdWallet financial expert offers tips on saving money on car insurance and cell phone bills: Watch this and don't pay for what you don't need.

Chase Bank’s newest policy change says you can’t take them to court; here’s how to opt out

If you are a Chase credit card customer you may have gotten an email this week that described new policy changes impacting your rights.

Chandler-based drug maker, Insys Therapeutics, filing for bankruptcy

The filing comes days after the company admitted to bribing doctors to prescribe a powerful fentanyl spray.

  White House says tariffs ‘going forward’ as talks continue

The initial 5% tax on all Mexican goods, which would increase every month up to 25%, would have enormous economic implications for both countries.

Forbes names U of A one of Arizona’s best employers

On May 9, the U of A was ranked No. 62 in Forbes' fourth annual Best Value Colleges list – a 46-spot jump from the university's 2018 ranking.

Analysts: Gas prices could fall below $2-per-gallon this summer

We may be in for some good news at the gas pump over the summer, analysts with GasBuddy say.

  Watching Your Wallet: Make the most of your summer vacation

A frequent traveler and financial expert give their tips for saving money when booking flights and hotels.

Trump hitting Mexico with 5% tariff in response to migrants

The tariff is effective June 10. The president says the percentage will gradually increase "until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied."

  Businesses near the U of A brace for summer slump

Sales drop by 30 percent during summer months.

Arizona Legislature scales back private school tax credits

The Arizona Legislature is finishing its yearly work and just approved a plan that phases out 20 percent growth increases to a corporate tax credit that funds private school scholarships

Trade impasse: Trump pledges $16B to farmers; markets slump

The aid package is another sign that the trade war with China won't end anytime soon.

‘She took full advantage of my trust’: Ala. dog sitter accused of stealing jewelry after working for WBRC news director for 6 years

My dog sitter has worked for me about six years. She was kind, attentive, responsive and my dogs loved her. She also stole from me.

  UA rummage sale cancelled, Salvation Army getting influx of great stuff to sell

The Salvation Army is getting a huge influx of gently used items from University of Arizona students.

  Brooke’s Bargains: Last-minute flower deals for Mother’s Day

Before you order, check the online store for arrangements that fit your mom’s taste or include her favorite flowers.

  Tucson has plan to repair crumbling public art

The city's beloved art pieces are starting to show their age, but help is on the way.

Department of Defense approves program to replace border fencing in Tucson area

The Department of Defense will spend $1.5 billion to replace 78.2 miles of fencing in and around the Tucson area as well as El Centro, Texas.

  Pima County zoning will allow taller buildings in some areas

The new rule could change the landscape forever.

  It’s going to cost you more to go to Coronado National Forest

Coronado National Forest will begin making adjustments to its fee program during late summer or fall.

Parents can trade in unwanted car seats at Target’s annual event

The event starts Monday and will last through May 4.

Kohl’s starts ‘Military Monday’ discount

Members of the military and their families can enjoy a 15% discount at their local Kohl’s department store

SNAP recipients could order groceries online from Walmart, Amazon

Shoppers who are on food stamps might be able to order their groceries online.

  Brooke’s Bargains: Store closing sales in southern AZ

Does the flood of store closings mean bargains will come pouring your way? We checked in with a few of those closing in Southern Arizona to see what kind of closeout deals you can expect.

  ‘Our country is full’: Trump says migrants straining system

President Donald Trump is threatening to slap tariffs on cars coming to the U.S. from Mexico unless the Mexicans do more to stop the flow of migrants trying to enter the U.S.

Fry’s gas stations in Phoenix area experiencing fuel shortages

Circle K gas stations across the state suffered similar fuel shortages two weeks ago.

Saguaro National Park hiring youth for summer jobs

Applications will be available April 1 and are due via email or post marked no later than April 30, 2019.

  Watching Your Wallet: Thousands of consumer complaints hidden in federal watchdog database

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides information about financial institutions, including complaints. But NerdWallet and InvestigateTV have found examples of complaints that don't show up in the database.

Brooke’s Bargains compares pre-made Thanksgiving dinner prices

Brooke’s Bargains is comparing the meal prices at southern Arizona grocery stores, so you don’t have to.

More than 13,000 Arizona residents to get check from General Motors

If you have a GM vehicle in the driveway, there’s a chance a little check could be headed your way.

Walmart hosts ‘Baby Savings Day’ this weekend

‘Baby Savings Day’ will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

  BROOKE’S BARGAINS: Low-cost meals that will leave your family begging for more

Here are some low-cost meals that will leave your family begging for more.

Wife of federal employee has recipe to supplement salary with another shutdown looming

Roselyn Flores said 'The Kneady Baker' will keep selling fresh baked goods in case another shutdown happens this week.

Tucson Federal Credit Union gives back to the community

Since 2013, TFCU has tracked their volunteer efforts as a means of measuring their impact and to strive to do more each year.

Monday the first day to file your tax returns

Free tax help is available to any person or family whose annual income is $66,000 or less

TCC hosts Just Between Friends event Jan 24 to 26

Admission is $2 Thursday and free Friday and Saturday

Community coming together to help federal workers impacted by shutdown

The partial federal shutdown, now on Day 33, has some agencies facing issues of their own while others are joining the effort.

  Plans to expand business across the border on hold for Tucson brewery during shutdown

The shutdown is causing one Tucson brewery to hold off on business plans to export across the border.

Arizona unemployment rate rose to 4.8 percent in December

Arizona's unemployment rate for December was 4.8 percent, up from 4.7 percent in November

  Craft crisis: Shutdown delaying new beers and breweries

The partial shutdown halted operations at the federal agency that regulates alcohol production and distribution. That means government employees can't issue the permits needed for the beer to flow.

  Gymboree preparing to file for bankruptcy and close all its stores

Bankruptcy means possibly shuttering all 900 stores the company operates under the Gymboree, Janie and Jack and Crazy 8 brands in the United States and Canada.

SNAP benefits issued early, need to last because of shutdown

A warning from the Arizona Department of Economic Security on Monday urged SNAP recipients to expect their February benefits to arrive early but plan on making them last until March.

  Furloughed federal workers file for unemployment, run into roadblocks

The Government has been shutdown for 24 days.

  Federal workers seek loans, second jobs as shutdown lingers

They are scaling back spending, canceling trips, applying for unemployment benefits and taking out loans to stay afloat, with no end in sight for a partial shutdown that enters its 21st day Friday and will be the longest in history by this weekend.

Millions could lose food assistance if government shutdown continues

Millions are at risk of losing food assistance amid the partial government shutdown.

Upcoming job opportunities in southern Arizona: Lowe’s

Employment opportunities in southern Arizona

Student debt relief available for more than 6,000 Arizona residents

Arizona residents with student debt may have those debts forgiven after the state reached a huge settlement with a company that operated for-profit schools.

Brooke’s Bargains: Four ways to save more in 2019

If you're like most Americans - one of your resolutions is to save money. But it's hard to make that stick without choosing one or two very specific goals.

  AZ minimum wage increases to $11 on Jan. 1st

The change will bring the minimum wage to $11 per hour, up from about $8 before the mandate was passed.

Brooke’s Bargains: Regifting Rules

In fact, the average person re-gifted four presents last year. But first, there are some things you should know. Brooke’s Bargains compared notes with etiquette and money experts to build your rules of regifting.

Brooke’s Bargains: Holiday shipping comparison

We did a carrier cost comparison for you. This is for two-day shipping, and we randomly picked a zip code near Houston (two postal zones away), going out from our station zip in Tucson.

  American businesses see drop in shoppers from Mexico

While asylum-seekers in Tijuana, Mexico, await something that might never come, impatience is growing on both sides of the border.

Brooke’s Bargains: Savings still on after Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but never fear, many online retailers are turning this into cyber “week” with savings that don’t stop yet.

  GM to slash 14,700 jobs in North America

The reduction includes 8,100 white-collar workers, some of whom will take buyouts and others who will be laid off. Most of the affected factories build cars that won't be sold in the U.S. after next year. They could close or they could get different vehicles to build. They will be part of contract t

  Cyber Monday shoppers will see more sites charging sales tax

A June ruling gave states the go-ahead to require more companies to collect sales tax on online purchases. Now, more than two dozen have moved to take advantage of the ruling, many ahead of the busy holiday shopping season.

Ways to protect yourself from cyber scams targeting holiday shoppers

You’ll want to be extra cautious as you fork out the cash or swipe your credit card when you’re doing your holiday shopping. The FBI is reminding shoppers that cyber criminals have aggressive and creative ways to steal money and personal information.