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Surviving COVID-19: A Guide to Small Businesses

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  WATCH ON DEMAND HERE! In this forum, we talked about what resources can small businesses avail of as COVID-19 forces parts of the economy to a virtual standstill. We also discussed how small businesses can navigate through the paperwork of the federal ...

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Unemployment skyrockets

Arizona’s standing as the state with the best rate of improper payments of jobless benefits in 2012-2013 is a sharp change from two years earlier, when the state’s improper payment rate of 20 percent was among the highest in the country. (Photo by Bytemarks via flickr/Creative Commons)

The number of Arizonans applying for jobless benefits jumped by a factor of seven this past week, providing the first clear indicators of the effect COVID-19 is having on the state economy.

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Minimum wage to bump up in new year

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What would you do with an extra $2,080 a year? Well, maybe closer to $1,600 after taxes? That's the happy question facing hundreds of thousands of Arizonans who are in line for a wage bump come Jan 1. That's when the last phase in a 2016 voter-approved increase in the minimum wage kicks in.

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