News releases from Phoenix Business Journal
Arizona was among 20 states with the good fortune to post December unemployment decreases, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A drop in confirmed new cases of Covid-19 in Arizona is good news, but not cause for celebration, a Valley expert said.
Buchalter law firm names new managing shareholder for Arizona
January 27, 2021
Buchalter law firm, which has an office in Scottsdale, announced that Craig Cartwright has taken over as managing shareholder in Arizona, replacing Paul Weiser, who held the position since 2005.
Creighton University receives $25M gift to establish scholarship program in Phoenix, Omaha
January 26, 2021
An anonymous foundation gifted the expanding Creighton University with $25 million to establish the Arrupe Global Scholars and Partnerships Program at both the Omaha and Phoenix campuses.
A year after first case in Arizona, Covid-19 is now a leading killer
January 26, 2021
Arizona is not the only state that has seen Covid-19 surge to become the leading cause of death, said Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease physician at Johns Hopkins University. And it “shouldn’t be a...
Cactus League and city leaders ask MLB to delay 2021 spring training because of Covid-19
January 25, 2021
Due to the current conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic, leaders of all eight Valley cities and a tribal community sent a letter to Major League Baseball asking for Cactus League spring training to be...
The week in bankruptcies: Octagon Development LLC
January 22, 2021
This week in Phoenix business bankruptcies include Octagon Development LLC. For the year, Phoenix has recorded one business bankruptcy filing.
Two Arizonans among those pardoned by Trump
January 20, 2021
Here are two Arizonans included among dozens of people who were pardoned or had their sentences commuted by outgoing President Donald Trump.
The Arizona Department of Health Services said Friday it is expanding its Covid-19 vaccination programs, adding distribution at pharmacies and at a second state-run site in the East Valley and...
Independent music venues struggle to stay afloat during pandemic
January 16, 2021
Concert venues in the U.S. have received no government relief and were among the first businesses to close last spring and will be one of the last to reopen, even though their expenses continue.
Officials prep for possible inauguration protests at Arizona Capitol
January 15, 2021
The FBI's Phoenix office "has not received any specific and substantiated threat to the Arizona state capitol or other government buildings," but said it's working closely with state and local police.
No Arizona lawmakers broke party ranks as the House Wednesday impeached President Donald Trump on a mostly party-line vote, just one week after a deadly mob attack on the Capitol that critics said was...
The Arizona Coyotes will be wearing a new logo on their practice jerseys after entering into a multimillion-dollar partnership with a national medical equipment manufacturer.
The consent judgment alleges that the used car dealer misrepresented and changed the odometers of at least 23 vehicles that he sold to Arizona car buyers and improperly altered warrantee information.
Motor Mondays: Refreshed Honda Odyssey more fun than Pilot
January 11, 2021
It’s more practical, has a nicer interior, costs $460 less than Honda's Pilot and is surprisingly fun to drive. Yes, “fun” is what our reviewer said.
The pandemic turned small businesses upside down. To survive, they were forced to adapt. The owner of downtown Phoenix bookstore Lawn Gnome Publishing is relying on poetry slams and his online...
The stadium will have a 35% capacity increase from the 6,200 of its previous home, permanent bathrooms, paved parking with multiple entrances and exits, a double-sided video screen, more practice...
Phoenix strip club where multiple shootings took place in 2020 must change ownership, state says
January 07, 2021
Club owners divest all ownership rights to the strip club’s liquor license by May 1 and pay a fine of $30,000, according to a consent agreement between the Department of Liquor Licenses and Control and...
Bed Bath & Beyond to close 43 more stores, including 1 in Valley, by the end of February
January 07, 2021
Bed Bath & Beyond had announced in July its plans to close 200 stores in the next two years under a real estate and fleet optimization plan.
Arizona's governor has added money to a program funds up to $10,000 per restaurant for outdoor furniture, patio heaters and other items needed to provide outdoor dining.
Arizona has highest rate of Covid-19 in the world, latest data shows
January 05, 2021
Phoenix Raceway to allow limited fans for 2021 NASCAR spring event
January 04, 2021
Phoenix Raceway joins a growing list of sporting venues that will allow a limited number of fans into events in early 2021. Season ticket holders will receive priority for seating.
Hospital capacity around Arizona is being stretched to the breaking point because of surging Covid-cases. But news of the disease, while prominent, does not command the headlines or the attention it...
Arizona gun sales through November 2020 were already 47% higher than in all of 2016, which had been the record for the state.
An Arizona State University associate dean says he wouldn't be surprised if self-driving vehicles become "fairly ubiquitous" in a decade.
Southwest won't reduce workforce as previously planned due to approval of stimulus bill, Bloomberg reports
December 30, 2020
Arizonans 75 and older next in line for vaccine; Covid-19 cases climb to third highest in nation
December 29, 2020
This next wave of vaccinations, which is expected to begin in mid-to-late January, also includes education and child care workers and members of protective services occupations.
For the first time, an electric sedan has topped the PBJ's ranking. You’ll also find practical and impractical extremes from Mercedes, two wild, pricey exotics and a Toyota in the running as our...
After four years of tumult, businesses hopeful for Biden trade policy
December 26, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden will be taking over with a new trade deal in hand, and with a potential breakthrough in the fight against Covid-19 on the horizon in 2021. That gives Arizona Chamber of...
The week in bankruptcies: Integrated Systems Improvement Services Inc., and 2 more.
December 24, 2020
This week in Phoenix business bankruptcies include Integrated Systems Improvement Services Inc., Park Seven Holdings LLC and more. For the year, Phoenix has recorded 76 business bankruptcy filings.