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National

U.S. economy gains 1.8 million jobs as recovery loses momentum

The U.S. economy added 1.76 million jobs in July, down from 4.8 million jobs added in June, according to the monthly employment report released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

S&P 500 Ekes Out a 6th Straight Gain Following Jobs Report

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street’s big rally let off the accelerator on Friday, despite a better-than-expected report on the U.S. job market, amid worries about worsening U.S.-China tensions and whether Washington can deliver more aid for the economy.

Trump officials recommend executive action as stimulus talks break down

Trump administration officials said on Friday they plan to recommend that the president take executive action on specific stimulus provisions, as discussions about a broader package sputter between Republicans and Democrats.

 

State

Arizona paid $42.5 million in unclaimed assets to rightful owners — here's how to see if you have any

The Arizona Department of Revenue said it returned $42.5 million to owners or beneficiaries of previously unclaimed accounts over the most recent fiscal year.

Chamber and Arizona Medical Association launch Be Safe, Be Open AZ campaign

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Arizona Medical Association on Thursday launched Be Safe, Be Open AZ!, a campaign to promote the critical safety measures needed to slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect the state’s residents, employees, and healthcare heroes on the front lines of fighting the pandemic.

How Low Will It Go? Arizona Bracing For Less Highway Revenue

Highway construction and street improvement projects could hit roadblocks due to COVID-19.

 

Local

Tempe to welcome Bright Health Plan contact center, up to 75 new jobs

PHOENIX — Bright Health Plan announced the city of Tempe will be the home of a new contact center that will bring up to 75 new jobs to the area.

PMI Shows Modest July Improvement for US Manufacturing

TEMPE, AZ — Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in July, with the overall economy notching a third consecutive month of growth, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.