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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.

  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

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

  Costly Care: Medicare charged hundreds more than drug’s cost at cash value

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

  Thornydale widening put on hold for now

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

City of Phoenix delays start of rideshare fees at Sky Harbor

TCC hosts Just Between Friends Spring event

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

Police warning: Don’t abbreviate 2020

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

Huckelberry: Feds reject county’s request to use Operation Stonegarden funds for humanitarian aid

Pima County was asking for $200,000 for humanitarian aid.

  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

Holiday hours for stores in southern Arizona

  Christmas shoppers still dashing to cash register

Banner Health agrees to huge settlement for 2016 data breach

Mexico reaffirms rejection of US labor inspectors

  Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair reaches major milestone

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.

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

The average American family tosses 40% of their food budget, which amounts to $1,500 per year.

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.

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.

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.

  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.

  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.

  Payroll company’s sudden closure causing problems for Tucson employees

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

  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

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

  Financial expert: ‘Concerns are real’ about possible recession

Recession will happen; the question is when?

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.

  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.

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.