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Rep. Grijalva introduces bill to Congress to aid border businesses impacted by pandemic

The Border Business COVID-19 Rescue Act would provide funds to small businesses along the border to address the economic injuries effected by the pandemic.

SBA re-opening Paycheck Protection Program to small lenders

  #BoostCrew aims to help bring more business into local mom-and-pops

US budget deficit up 60.7% in first 3 months of budget year

  More coronavirus relief on the way for small businesses

Fronimo’s Greek Cafe in Tucson closing soon

  United Kingdom signs trade deal with European Union

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Survey says more than 50% of Americans feel pressure to overspend this holiday

Arizona businesses should renew TPT licenses by Jan. 1

  AZDHS: no plans to close businesses as several counties hit substantial spread. Businesses prepping for worst

Post Offices in Tucson to open Sundays at certain locations for convenient holiday shipping

  Another gem show cancellation puts entire show in jeopardy

  Small businesses encourage holiday shoppers buy local

Cyber Monday could be record-setting, analysts say

It’s Cyber Monday again, and some retail analysts say it could be a record-setting day.

  Cultivate Tucson extends holiday pop-up past Black Friday to help small businesses

This year, Cultivate Tucson is putting on a six-week pop-up holiday market at the MSA Annex and online to help boost sales for local vendors.

Here is how shoppers can find and buy from local small businesses Saturday

Small Business Saturday is tomorrow and if your in the middle of doing your holiday shopping, this is your opportunity to help small businesses in Tucson.

  Black Friday off to a quiet start in Tucson area

In normal times, Black Friday draws millions of shoppers eager to get started on their holiday spending. These are not normal times.

LOOKING FOR WORK? Here’s a list of who’s hiring in southern Arizona

Deals, discounts and freebies for Veterans Day

  One-of-a-kind technology created in Tucson

  Two Tucson Mexican restaurants facing two different realities

Stocks have their worst day in a month as virus cases surge

Pima County opens another round of PPE for small businesses

  City cracks down on food delivery services

Food delivery service deals with popular providers are not benefiting many small businesses.

The Meet Rack closing its doors, selling off memorabilia

The Meet Rack, long a rite of passage for many in Tucson, is closing its doors.

  Support local businesses during Sonoran Restaurant Week

Sonoran Restaurant Week celebrates the food in southern Arizona by giving restaurants a chance to show off the dishes that make them special.

  Aluminum can shortage affects local breweries

While local breweries recover from long shutdowns during the pandemic, another problem is hitting the industry. An aluminum can shortage. Right as many are turning to canning for to-go orders.

Amazon says its COVID-19 cases are lower than expected

The company said that almost 20,000 employees have tested positive for the coronavirus or been presumed positive- 42 percent lower than the expected number.

  US to block palm oil imports from Malaysia after forced labor investigations

Palm oil is the world’s most consumed vegetable oil, found in roughly half the products on supermarket shelves.

  Pima County launches small business grant program to help with COVID 19 expenses

Pima County has opened a grant program to assist small businesses that have faced difficulties during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Pima County applications for small business program grant open Sep. 25

Beginning Sep. 25, the application process for a small business grant opens up to Pima County residents outside city and town jurisdictions with small businesses that have faced difficulties during COVID-19.

IRS stimulus check tracking tool now live

People can now track the date their COVID-19 relief payment is scheduled to be deposited into their bank account or mailed to them.

  The origins of Old Tucson, as told by the founder’s wife

Carolyn Shelton remembers her late husband, Bob Shelton, and the legacy he left behind at Old Tucson.

  Tucson sisters celebrate mother who paved way to success

September 15 marked the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

  Personal shoppers help at annual Just Between Friends sale

The Just Between Friends consignment sale is being held at 4881 North Stone Avenue, which is near River Road.

  Sun Tran may resume charging transit fares in late September

The Tucson City Council will decide next week whether to start charging transit fares again on September 28, 2020.

Christie’s Cabaret ordered to close immediately for non-compliance, Tucson

Christie's Cabaret on Tucson Boulevard is the second strip-joint in Tucson to receive a notice for immediate closure from AZDHS.

  Looking to buy or sell housing? Getting a proper appraisal may benefit your experience

Free, online home estimate services may not always match property records. If you are looking to buy or sell, it may be best to work with an appraiser.

TEP extends relief to customers through end of year

Tucson Electric Power will extend relief program for suspensions and late fees through the end of 2020.

  Coffee shop owner arrested at Board of Supervisors meeting

Co-owner of Viva Coffee House read threatening messages he's received since appearing on county's wall of shame.

UPDATE: New details on why Tucson strip club forced to close

A sign posted on the business says the liquor license is suspended indefinitely for violating the state’s liquor laws.

  Buyers face house hunting hurdles as bidding wars become the norm

A local realtor advises home buyers to be patient and proactive.

  Local video store closing as COVID-19 takes toll on businesses

Local video store closing after being open for almost 30 years.

  Passenger numbers climb as Tucson airport releases recovery plan

The airport has seen a significant uptick in passenger numbers compared to its slowest day in April.

  Demand for housing in Tucson market outpaces supply

14,000 to 32,000 lots are needed over the next five years to keep up with the demand.

AZ Department of Gaming reports huge decrease in tribal contributions

On Sep. 1, The Arizona Department of Gaming reported $13.9 million in Tribal Gaming Contributions for the first quarter of the 2021 Fiscal Year.

AZ liquor and health departments taking reopening of bars seriously

Bottled Blonde and Casa Amigos were both shutdown by AZDHS and AZDLLC one day after they reopened, Scottsdale, AZ.

UA professor discusses current state of stock market in Tucson

Chris Lamoureux, Diamond Professor in Finance at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management says those looking to save might face more risk.

  Reid Park Zoo ready to reopen Friday

New additions, including a baby elephant and five baby meerkats, will greet families, but so will new policies.

Pima County bars, gyms and movie theaters could reopen Thursday

Bars, gyms and movie theaters in Pima County could re-open as soon as this week. The official announcement is expected on Thursday.

COMMENTARY: Shop while supporting your local community

National Thrift Shop Day is August 17

CVS Health to hire hundred across AZ, high demand for pharmacy technicians

On Wednesday, Aug 12, CVS Health announced the hiring of approximately 300 new jobs throughout Arizona in the coming months.

  Sidestepping Congress, Trump says he will act to deliver Americans another stimulus

The president wants to extend the $600 weekly benefit to unemployed Americans.

White House, GOP agree on virus testing in new aid bill

With millions out of work and a potential wave of evictions ahead, the severity of the prolonged virus outbreak is testing Washington's ability to respond.

GOP splits as virus aid package could swell past $1 trillion

President Donald Trump’s negotiators fanned out on Capitol Hill Tuesday over a new COVID-19 aid package as divisions between the White House and Senate Republicans pushed talks into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office to deal with the mounting crisis.

Sur La Table closing 56 stores, seeking bankruptcy protection

Cookware and kitchen chain Sur La Table is closing 56 of its 121 stores as it seeks bankruptcy protection, the latest retail casualty of the coronavirus pandemic.

Wells Fargo launches $400 million small business recovery effort

The company donates all processing fees from Paycheck Protection Program to nonprofits helping entrepreneurs, minority-owned businesses.

Renters face financial cliff ahead; limited help available

Renters are nearing the end of their financial rope.

Small business aid went beyond hard-hit companies, data show

The government handed out $521 billion through the paycheck protection program, a crucial piece of the government's $2 trillion rescue package.

Judge orders Dakota Access pipeline shut down pending review

A federal judge ordered the Dakota Access pipeline to shut down, pending an environmental review.

Audit: US sent $1.4B in virus stimulus payments to dead people

Nearly 1.1 million coronavirus relief payments totaling some $1.4 billion went to dead people, a government watchdog reported Thursday.

US job market’s modest improvement may be stalling

Now, a sudden resurgence of COVID-19 cases is threatening to derail what had looked like the start of an economic recovery.

JCPenney at El Con Shopping Center in Tucson closing for good

The move is part of the company's plans after filling for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Village Inn closes Marana location due to COVID-19 outbreak

The Village Inn in Marana has permanently closed.

If didn’t file your taxes, here’s how you can apply for a stimulus check

People who don’t have to file taxes and those who haven’t filed in a while can still get a stimulus check.

  Stimulus payments from IRS start next week

The first funds will go to people who have filed tax returns for the last two years and have authorized direct deposit.

HIRING NOW: Website helps workers, employers find each other

A new website called Pipeline AZ was launched April 9 to help people find work quickly.

  Rio Nuevo to offer stimulus plan to help Tucson businesses through COVID-19 closures

The plan will help local businesses through COVID-19-related closures.

  FACT FINDERS: Will you get a stimulus check if you haven’t filed taxes in a while? It depends.

Many viewers have asked us if they will get a stimulus check if they haven't filed their taxes in a while.

Economic stimulus checks: What you need to know

Payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people.

Tucson Mayor Romero advises residents to stay home, orders nonessential business to close

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero is advising residents to stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

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

In response to the coronavirus emergency, federal student loan borrowers can put their loans on hold for two months.

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

The Arizona Department of Revenue extended the deadline for filing and paying state income taxes to July 15.

Gov. Ducey activates National Guard to help grocery stores

The National Guard will help out grocery stores and food banks with high demand.

U.S. Department of Labor offers dislocated worker grants

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the availability of up to $100 million to help address the workforce-related impacts of the coronavirus.

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

Gloomy forecasts for the world economy have hurt sentiment amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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

Trying to ignore market free falls is not a bad strategy, especially when it comes to a long-term goal like retirement.

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

One broker said people should sell now and buy later.

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

U.S. stocks fell sharply Monday, following a sell-off in overseas markets, as a surge in virus cases and a worrisome spread of the disease outside China sent investors running for safety.

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

Drivers with less education or jobs that typically pay less may face higher car insurance rates, according to an industry insider.

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

From using a specialized retirement plan to considering using a "robo advisor," experts explain how you can grow your retirement savings.