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Pima County defends restaurant rules

A letter from the county attorney claims the governor cannot restrict health and safety regulations.

Continued unemployment claims still climbing in Arizona

Self-employed filers continue to drive claims up.

Understanding loan options available through the Small Business Administration

The SBA has awarded Payroll Protection Program loans to thousands of businesses in Arizona.

Shorter hours and masks required as longtime Tucson retailer reopens stores

The owner of Sam Levitz says the company has brought back nearly all of the 550 employees furloughed in April.

Tucson printing company sees opportunity in new demand for splash guards

Manufacturing the guards helps offset other losses caused by the pandemic.

Poll: Jobs and economy are top concerns for Arizona

Education is still the top issue for respondents. Immigration has decreased in importance.

Publicly traded Arizona companies receive millions in federal pandemic loans

Seven publicly traded companies in the state got paycheck protection funding.

Unemployment help available on the weekend as Arizona claims continue to rise

The Department of Economic Security has expanded its call center days through the weekend.

Tucson retailers adapt to new customer expectations

Retailers are shortening hours and emphasizing appointments.

Pima County supervisors to revise controversial restaurant rules

Business owners lined up Tuesday to complain about the new rules.

As Supreme Court nears decision, thousands of DACA recipients are on the COVID-19 front lines

The court could rule on the future of the Obama-era policy and some 650,000 current recipients in the coming weeks.

House-backed HEROES Act proposes additional stimulus funds for tribes

If signed into law, the bill would include $20 billion for tribal governments plus funds for other tribal provisions.

Poll: Half of Arizonans think state is reopening too soon

More often than not, those polled expressed concern about the state moving too quickly to reopen.

Federal program for self-employed leads to jump in Arizona unemployment numbers

First-time claims rose as the program opened up benefits to the self-employed, contractors and workers in the gig economy.

How the pandemic has morphed the Tucson Metro’s business landscape

The Tucson Metro Chamber president discusses persisting challenges owners and employees face.

Some Pima County businesses reopen with precautions, others decide it’s too soon

How some business owners say they plan to protect the health of customers and employees.

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