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Tempe Chamber of Commerce Week of May 4th, 2020

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National

The US is becoming the king of debt. It's a necessary risk

New York (CNN Business)-President Donald Trump is living up to his self-given nickname "King of Debt." On his watch, the United States has borrowed aggressively -- during the good times, and now the bad times.

Dow, S&P fall as US-China tensions rise over coronavirus crisis

U.S. equity markets ended the session mixed as investors took in record job losses amid speculation tensions are rising between the U.S. and China over Beijing's handling of the coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus-hit small businesses cut jobs while waiting for relief money

While thousands of small businesses waited for coronavirus relief money to arrive, they were shutting down and laying off workers.

 

State

We're Open, Arizona!

In a time when we can't all gather around a table; we can still come together as a community. Welcome to We're Open, Arizona -- a place to open us up to new ways of thinking, new ways of gathering, and new ways of supporting each other.

ASU economists predict a recession of 3 to 9 months and a swift recovery by early 2021

As Arizona and other states gradually reopen their economies, grim headlines will persist for months. But better news may not be far off.

Arizona retail analyst says the in-store experience is ‘not going to be fun’

PHOENIX — While retail stores will be allowed to reopen across the state on Friday, one Phoenix-area retail analyst says shoppers will be stepping onto a different landscape than before.

 

Local

Tempe Community Foundation responds to COVID-19 crisis with emergency grants

The Tempe Community Foundation (TCF) in collaboration with Tempe Community Council (TCC) has awarded $50,000 in emergency grants to help five agencies in Tempe continue to provide services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here is when Arizona Mills and Phoenix Premium Outlets will reopen

TEMPE, AZ — Arizona Mills, Phoenix Premium Outlets, and Tucson Premium Outlets are all expected to open within the next two weeks, marking nearly two months since all three shopping centers closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.