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Tempe Chamber of Commerce week of January 11, 2021

 

National

Analysis: Wall Street brushes off political turmoil, looks to economic rebound

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. stock market is mostly unfazed by the political turmoil in Washington and fears of violence ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, with investors squarely focused on the probability of another sizeable stimulus package to boost economic growth and the rollout of coronavirus vaccines.

J&J COVID-19 vaccine on track for March rollout, still aims for 1 bln doses this year -exec

CHICAGO, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson is on track to roll out its single-shot coronavirus vaccine in March, and plans to have clear data on how effective it is by the end of this month or early February, the U.S. healthcare company's chief science officer said.

U.S. Business Starts Enjoyed Their Best Year Ever Amid Covid-19

The surge of U.S. business formations in the back half of 2020 has been one of the pandemic’s many surprises.

 

State

As Legislature returns to work, a division over masks and much more looms over session

The swearing in of members of the Arizona House of Representatives on Monday was a microcosm of the division that's likely to come throughout the 2021 session.

Here are the 2021 priorities outlined by Ducey during State Of The State

Governor Doug Ducey today delivered the State of the State address in a live broadcast to the opening session of the 55th Arizona state legislature and the people of Arizona. The Governor outlined his vision for 2021, focusing on the continued fight against COVID-19, the distribution of the vaccine, prioritizing K-12 education, creating jobs and helping Arizonans who have been impacted by the economic consequences of the pandemic.

States told to vaccinate everyone 65 and over as deaths surge

The Trump administration, racing a surging COVID-19 death toll, instructed states on Tuesday to immediately begin vaccinating every American 65 and older, as well as tens of millions of adults with medical conditions that put them at higher risk of dying from coronavirus infection.

 

Local

Carmax hiring 200 employees in Tempe

(VIDEO) CarMax is planning to hire hundreds of people during a job fair taking place Jan. 13-14 in Tempe - plus, they're offering thousands of dollars in sign-on bonuses.

New Tempe campaign uses voices of small business owners to ask the community to stay safe

A healthy community is the only way Arizona can have a healthy economy. That is the message of a new campaign from the city of Tempe. They are highlighting restaurants and small businesses who have been struggling through the pandemic and using their own voices to ask patrons to take safety precautions, as we see COVID-19 numbers climb.