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How to assure your spouse gets life-insurance money when you die

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:00:08 -0500

Life-insurance companies can challenge your spouse's life-insurance claim after you die. Make sure you are protected.


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Tempe couple preserve the feel of mid-century modern ranch house

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:59:31 -0500

At a time when many people remodel mid-century modern ranch houses, Maurice and his wife Maddie have gone against the tide.


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APS customers will see lower bills starting in March, thanks to Donald Trump's tax plan

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:20:51 -0500

Customers of Arizona's biggest electric company will see a rate cut thanks to President Donald Trump's tax plan.


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NRA-affiliated businesses shed ties after Parkland, Florida school shooting

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:51:46 -0500

Businesses and products with ties to the National Rifle Association include LifeLock, Norton, FedEx, Avis, Hertz and TrueCar.


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$4.99 a month gets you unlimited azcentral access — but act fast

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:15:01 -0500

With a digital subscription, you can be one of the first to learn about Arizona's breaking news with azcentral.com alerts, flip through a digital replica of The Arizona Republic and more.


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Toyota dominates Consumer Reports 2018 Top Picks for vehicles

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:09:08 -0500

The magazine's verdict shows that the Japanese automaker remains on top in the areas that matter most to car buyers.


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Arizona's largest pension fund will require 200,000 members to pay more

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:38:15 -0500

Over 200,000 Arizona teachers, state-government workers and other public employees will need to make higher payroll contributions to their pension.


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Ritz-Carlton finally breaks ground on Paradise Valley resort

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:28:12 -0500

The swank, oft-delayed resort is now slated to open in 2019. Take a peek at the plans.


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#BoycottNRA: Bank and car rental giants are cutting ties with the NRA

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:22:19 -0500

#BoycottNRA...companies being urged to cut ties with the gun rights group. Veuer's Nick Cardona has that story.


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Airbnb adds loyalty program, site inspections as new rules restrict core business

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:20:13 -0500

Airbnb on Thursday added four new property types to its existing line up, new tiers of service, listings for specific travel types and a loyalty program.


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Scottsdale gold mine can be yours for $2.79 million

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:42:31 -0500

The 117-acre Gold Hills mine near Tonto National Forest is for sale. In 2010, the site said to have tons of gold was listed for $43 million.


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Decision about Grand Canyon University's non-profit status expected soon

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:03 -0500

The Higher Learning Commission's approval is key for the private Christian school to move forward with plans for non-profit status.


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Sales of bulletproof backpacks surge after Florida shooting, but how effective are they?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:32:42 -0500

In the wake of the horrific school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, many parents are asking what can they do to help better protect their children.


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Olive Garden's Meatball Pizza Bowl, a massive food mash-up

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:39:57 -0500

The latest lunch concoction to land at Olive Garden food is a Meatball Pizza Bowl, a pizza-dough bowl filled with meatballs, sauce and cheese.


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Bridgestone hopes to harvest desert shrub for rubber tires in cars, trucks

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:26:04 -0500

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is trying to turn natural rubber inside desert shrubs into new tires for cars and trucks.


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Habitat Metro plans second apartment project in downtown Mesa

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:05 -0500

Mesa considers an agreement with well-known developer to bring luxury apartments to downtown Mesa.


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Young Mesa widower fights life-insurance company for payout, with help from The Republic

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:56:09 -0500

Eric Porter, 41, received nothing in life-insurance benefits after his wife died unexpectedly, until The Arizona Republic got involved.


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Phoenix ranks 9th most unaffordable city for renters, according to study

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:26:32 -0500

The average metro Phoenix renter must use more than a week-and-a-half of their pay to afford a typical one-bedroom apartment, according to SmartAsset.


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Trump supporters, conservatives rage over Russian bot purge, #TwitterLockOut

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:26:29 -0500

Conservative Twitter users lobbed accusations of left-wing bias and censorship after they lost thousands of followers in an overnight Russian bot purge.


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DirecTV raises prices on NFL Sunday Ticket package for 2018 season

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:39:34 -0500

After a year in which some asked for refunds on DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket amidst the anthem protests, the company is raising the price for 2018.


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Online travel giant Priceline Group changes name to Booking Holdings

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:06:17 -0500

Priceline is changing its name to Booking Holdings Inc., citing its expansion into numerous international brands over the last 20 years.


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Her family saved for Disneyland. Then a Phoenix rental-car company ripped her off

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:05:05 -0500

The wheels swerved. The power steering went out. And Saban's Rent-A-Car charged thousands of customers more than they owed.


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10 incoming East Valley developments to watch

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:07:50 -0500

The southeast Valley teems with development plans. Ten projects, from Agritopia's Epicenter to a Hayden Flour Mill revival, could reshape the area.


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Illuminating the murky business of Phoenix-area HOA foreclosures

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:48:07 -0500

HOAs are one of the most controversial topics I have covered during my 22-year tenure as a real-estate reporter in metro Phoenix.


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Want a secret door to a hidden room? Gilbert company's engineering makes it possible

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:14:57 -0500

Creative Home Engineering makes custom spy doors for clients' homes. Hidden Door Store sells off-the-shelf models.


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Digital billboards put ads in front of students. Are they harvesting personal info, too?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:34:01 -0500

One Arizona school finds itself at the center of controversy after objectionable words appeared on the digital screens.


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How to keep your common sense when the stock market takes a wild ride

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500

One thing to remember is that periodic market setbacks are part of a normal pattern, like steam that occasionally needs to vent from a simmering pot.


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Walmart's online sales growth slips, rattling investors

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:47:09 -0500

Walmart reports an uptick in e-commerce sales but slips from third quarter


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Republic reporter Rebekah L. Sanders talks about her new beat

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:48:58 -0500

Republic reporter Rebekah L. Sanders is here with #HereToHelpAZ to help you with any consumer-protection issues you may have. Isabel Greenblatt/azcentral.com


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