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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.

Arizona restaurants face choice of whether, and how, to invite diners inside

Restaurants are deciding whether to risk further spreading the deadly coronavirus or face the financial consequences of keeping doors closed.

Some restaurants reopen, others say it's 'too soon'

Several hundred business owners signed a letter opposing open dining rooms.

Worry, caution likely to linger for many shoppers despite reopening, professor says

A UA consumer sciences professor expects consumers will need to see certain precautions from retailers before feeling safe.

Pima County shares suggestions for businesses planning to reopen

State-level orders mean the county cannot currently require businesses to comply with its COVID-19 guidelines.

Recommended or required? Ducey issues guidelines for barbershops and salons to reopen

Some business owners have struggled to interpret the guidance coming from the governor's office.

DUSTWUN - A film about life, death & trust on the U.S. / Mexico border.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How Imago Dei Middle School is building community with food; and - can a borderlands hotel that has survived a century endure the COVID-19 pandemic?

Latest Arizona unemployment numbers a mixed bag

The number of first-time filers is still going down, but the number of those on unemployment continues to rise.

Spotlight Session: The Django Shredders take classic Gypsy jazz to the next level.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How a food bank in Phoenix is offering assistance to as many as 8 families every 90 seconds.

First-time unemployment claims decrease in Arizona

The numbers are still nearly double what they were a month ago.

One Tucson couple takes happy hour virtual

With their industry on ice, Dale and Stephen Ott found a creative solution.

Local company with millions in cash gets federal stimulus loan

The government is now asking many publicly-traded companies to give the money back.

Southern Arizona businesses passed over for aid, as Congress approves second round of funding

Those left to fend for themselves say the help is too little too late.

Federal aid can't come soon enough for tourism industry

Many businesses dependent on travel have been hurting since February.

Tucson and Rio Nuevo providing aid as federal help grinds to a halt

Zero-interest loans and grants are available for immediate needs.

As coronavirus spreads, Sonoran cities struggle without Arizona visitors

As the coronavirus spreads on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, tourist towns like Rocky Point are taking a huge hit.

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