Wine Prices To Fall To Five Year Low

by on February 20, 2020 0

The price of wine is expected to fall to its lowest levels in five years, according to a new report. The State of the Wine Industry report from Silicon Valley Bank says low prices are due in large part to an oversupply of grapes in California and Washington, coupled with low demand. “Grape and...

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Avocado Market Taken Over By Mexican Cartels

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The avocado boom in Mexico has pulled parts of the country out of poverty in just 10 years, but the prosperity there turns deadly as money-hungry cartels take hold of the market. While there’s brutality below the border, there’s a history in the homegrown in San Diego. “San Diego is the biggest producer of...

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7 Arizona Pier 1 Stores To Close

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Pier 1 Imports has become the latest big-box retailer to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and court documents show that the company intends to close six stores in the Phoenix region and one in Tucson. The Fort Worth, Texas-based home décor and accessories retailer filed for bankruptcy on Feb. 17 in the U.S....

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Arizonans Prepare For 2020 Census

by on February 18, 2020 0

Inaccurate census figures can lead to a loss of federal funds essential for many communities, which can result in a state losing seats in Congress. These worries are especially prevalent in Arizona, where there are considerable populations of immigrants and Native Americans. Census Bureau officials are working to clear up any doubts about the...

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Arizona Exports Reach Record Level

by on February 13, 2020 0

Arizona ranked sixth in the nation for exports percent increase from 2018 to 2019, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, growing to $24.7 billion, a record high for Arizona. Arizona exports increased 9.7 percent and ranked in the top 20 for exports by dollar value. “Increasing trade means more jobs and opportunities...

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South Mountain Freeway Developer To Address Spots With Pavement Issues 

by on February 13, 2020 0

With 30 years of maintenance part of the public-private partnership behind the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, taxpayers will face no additional cost to address spots next to some West Valley interchanges where the surface asphalt has deteriorated. The Arizona Department of Transportation will hold freeway developer Connect 202 Partners accountable for repairing the...

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