October 12, 2020

COVID-19

Amid COVID, many businesses in precarious spot as 2020 ends

The final three months of the year, usually a boom time for many small businesses thanks to holiday shopping and celebrations, looks precarious as the coronavirus maintains its grip on the economy. Owners contending with government restrictions or crumbling demand are trying to hold on, with some creating new products and services or desperately searching

Science

Fake asteroid? NASA expert IDs mystery object as old rocket

The jig may be up for an “asteroid” that’s expected to get nabbed by Earth’s gravity and become a mini moon next month. Instead of a cosmic rock, the newly discovered object appears to be an old rocket from a failed moon-landing mission 54 years ago that’s finally making its way back home, according to

Politics

Trump’s task: Resetting campaign that GOP fears is slipping

President Donald Trump is running out of time to recover from a series of self-inflicted setbacks that have rattled his base of support and triggered alarm among Republicans who fear the White House is on the verge of being lost to Democrat Joe Biden. The one-two punch of Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis and his widely panned

State

Arizonans among the most likely to leave negative reviews, finds survey

37% of Arizonans say they regularly post negative online reviews. 1 in 4 businesses believe rivals post fake reviews about them. However, only 1 in 4 take the time to respond to a customer’s review. The rise of review sites such as Tripadvisor and Yelp, and the ability for people to leave feedback on almost any business site,

Politics

Biden, Harris get on the bus to small businesses in Arizona

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris, on their first trip to Arizona, dropped by a union hall Thursday and several small businesses they say need federal relief from the COVID-19 pandemic. Their bus tour, which began in Flagstaff, included an outdoor stop at Barrio Cafe, a central Phoenix staple known nationally

Opinion

Opinion: America, It’s Time for a Drink

After last week’s presidential debate, Americans could be forgiven for desiring a stiff drink. In fact, the entire political landscape in America right now is depressing enough to make anyone want to head straight for the bottle. And surprisingly, your fiercest political enemies might actually agree with you in this case. As the nation rolls

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