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Carvana set to become Arizona's next public company

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:39:01 -0400

The fast-growing online car retailer based in Phoenix plans to raise more than $200 million selling stock to the public. The firm will be tightly controlled by CEO Ernie Garcia III and his father, DriveTime founder Ernie Garcia II.


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Nintendo happy meals are happening

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:17:15 -0400

Mario and the gang are making their triumphant return to McDonald's happy meals! Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) has the delicious details.


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Pinching pennies on Social Security? Maybe not

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:42:29 -0400

Get rid of that notion that retirement must be a time to cut costs and pinch pennies. Rather, plenty of people seem to be in a position to splurge a bit after claiming Social Security benefits.


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Valley of the Sun YMCA sees light after years of multimillion-dollar deficits

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:57:09 -0400

The challenges the YMCA has faced in recent years are among the biggest in its 125-year history.


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Scottsdale business network wants you to think women first

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:23:49 -0400

Valley business owners are joining forces with the Women Owned Women Operated Business social network and directory.


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Southwest will end practice of overbooking, CEO says

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:08:56 -0400

"It’s something we will be discontinuing very shortly,” CEO Gary Kelly told CNBC Thursday.


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Phoenix-area small businesses optimistic despite minimum-wage hikes

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:04:18 -0400

The hike to a minimum $10 an hour from $8.05 previously, which voters approved in November, was implemented at the start of this year.


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Waymo seeks Arizona volunteers for rides in self-driving cars

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:09:08 -0400

Google's self-driving car company, Waymo, is seeking East Valley volunteers to ride in its autonomous vehicles. Here's the kicker: The rides are free.


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Luxury homes: $2M Scottsdale hacienda features his-and-her office studios

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:03:41 -0400

Guest casitas, private courtyards and kids wing are among the luxurious features in this week's priciest home sales in metro Phoenix.


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Navajo Generating Station's power lines could benefit solar and wind development, energy experts say

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:21:26 -0400

Large transmission lines used to move electricity from the Navajo Generating Station could be a major advantage for developing solar or wind projects in the Four Corners region should the coal plant close, energy experts said Tuesday.


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New Arizona law offers consumers relief from surprise doctor bills

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:43:45 -0400

Arizona consumers could get some limited relief from surprise medical bills that exceed $1,000 under legislation approved by the state Legislature.


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Expansion of Banner Behavioral's Scottsdale hospital is all in the details

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:20:27 -0400

The construction project on the southwest corner of Miller and Earll roads in Scottsdale looks like a stylish hotel. Grey masonry walls, layered like an Arizona canyon, are intersected by vertical windows stretching two stories high.


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Saying goodbye: Oldest Bashas' in Phoenix to close this week

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:20:05 -0400

A neighborhood institution since 1956, the Bashas' on Seventh Avenue and Osborne Road will close its doors for the last time this week.


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United Airlines passenger David Dao was violent before removal, aviation police say

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:16:48 -0400

Newly released police reports say David Dao was flailing his arms and verbally abusive toward officers before he lost his balance and struck his face on an arm rest.


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Steve Nash sells Arizona estate for $3.175 million

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:29:11 -0400

Nash's home sold last week for $3.175 million after spending time on and off the market since 2014, according to Redfin. The house itself is quite spectacular.


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Flying cars: A 1950s dream takes to the skies without the rules to stay airborne

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:18:57 -0400

Companies are taking orders, but regulations and consumer fears could keep the tech on the runway.


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10 fast-food chains with the happiest customers

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:30:38 -0400

Here are the 10 fast-food chains with the happiest customers, according to the American Consumer Satisfaction Index.


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50 ways to save on your commute

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:00:29 -0400

There are ways for car owners to claw back at least some of the cost of commuting.


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Downtown Phoenix finally lands grocery, which is no easy feat

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:00:49 -0400

Downtown Phoenix has a lot more to offer than it did just a few years ago, except for one thing – a grocery store.


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Why 'smart credit cards' aren't so smart

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:04:25 -0400

There are no viable "smart credit cards" that let you to consolidate all your credit and debit cards on a single device.


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Consumers seek relief as 'Obamacare' rates rise

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:24:16 -0400

Avondale resident Samantha Smoker's health-insurance situation aptly describes some of the Affordable Care Act's woes.


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Millennial conundrum: Pay student loans, save for retirement or buy a house?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:04:33 -0400

The answer isn't so clear and depends on who you are and how comfortable you are carrying a debt load.


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Women's clothing retailer Bebe Stores closing all of its locations; See the list in Arizona

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:50:18 -0400

Bebe Stores announced that it was shutting down and closing all of its stores as the women's clothing retailer became the latest in a string of liquidations and bankruptcies that have swept the struggling sector.


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Panera to hire 10,000 for delivery service

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:17:28 -0400

The chain plans to expand delivery service to 35% to 40% of its location by the end of the year.


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Those distracted drivers you see? They're not just texting

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:58:34 -0400

State Farm has been surveying cellphone-using drivers for the past eight years. See how well you know the laws.


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Utilities experiment with big batteries in Phoenix to tackle one of solar's major problems

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:39:14 -0400

Though there's no shortage of potential solar energy in Arizona, solar isn't without its problems. Utilities are experimenting with big batteries to help mitigate fluctuations in solar output caused by passing clouds or nightfall.


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Tesla recalls 53K cars over parking brake gear

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:36:25 -0400

Tesla, the electric car maker founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has issued a voluntary recall of its Model S and Model X vehicles, citing a faulty gear in the electric parking brakes.


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Intel to unveil huge solar array in Chandler

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:37:05 -0400

Intel Corp. in Chandler will unveil a solar array this week large enough to power about 2,000 homes at once, when the sun is shining on the panels. 


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