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This week on AZNow.Biz, meet diversity work force advocate Christine French, founder of the Diversity Leadership Alliance. Also read about Local First Arizona’s new campaign to get consumers to spend 10 percent of their dollars on local companies. And learn the best strategy for investing in the turbulent market.
This week on AZNow.Biz, find out how health care reform may affect Arizona businesses and you. Also, on Wednesday we’ll have an analysis of Tuesday’s big elections from our political columnist Tom Milton. And watch our latest profile in our CEO Series, Valley sports mogul Jerry Colangelo.
There’s a lot of information headed your way, starting with our Buzz story. There’s a new health-care model that combines a doctor’s regular practice with special one-on-one care for wealthy patients. It’s called hybrid-concierge care. Our health columnist, Dr. Michael Covalciuc, says we have to create our own health screening … [Continue Reading]
The state added 16,000 jobs in September, mostly due to the start of the new school year. Despite the modest gains, the Arizona Department of Commerce reported today that the state’s unemployment rate remains at 9.7 percent Sept. 2010 Aug. 2010 Sept. 2009 United States 9.6% 9.6% 9.8% Arizona 9.7% … [Continue Reading]
This week on AZNow.Biz: Avnet chairman and CEO Roy Vallee talks about leading one of the largest distributors of electronic parts in the world. Green columnist Dustin Jones asks whether sustainable housing is in Arizona’s future, and political columnist Tom Milton looks at the political scene as we close in … [Continue Reading]
This week on AZNow.Biz, the University of Arizona’s McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship is making it easy for entrepreneurs and small business owners to expand their knowledge with three unique online certificate courses. Our personal finance columnist, Jacob Gold, writes about Americans putting more money into savings and how that benefits … [Continue Reading]
This week on AZNow.Biz, listen to a podcast from our partners at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University about what it takes to become a great leader. Our tech columnist looks at how Microsoft needs to shake itself out of its doldrums, and our political columnist … [Continue Reading]
This week on AZNow.Biz: Want to push it to the limit? The Sanctuary on Camelback is offering a program to help you train for triathlons. Remember what Mom said about eating your vegetables? Our health columnist says which vegetables can help you avoid a serious disease. Also, find the best … [Continue Reading]
The housing market in the Phoenix metro area continues to tread through troubled waters. According to a new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, the median price for an existing home in the Valley fell for the third straight month. Making matters worse, … [Continue Reading]
It’s another exciting week at AZNow.Biz. Arizona’s credit unions are asking Congress to allow them to make more loans to more small businesses. This week also marks the debut of our workforce columnist, Marcia Rhodes, from the recruitment firm WorldatWork. Rhodes asks the question, are you a good boss? Find … [Continue Reading]
Despite some gains in the governmental sector, the state’s unemployment rate for August rose one-tenth of a percent to 9.7 percent as private sector hiring was flat, according to the Arizona Department of Commerce. Usually, Arizona’s economy generates jobs in August, but last month only 28,000 jobs were created. That … [Continue Reading]