economy

Employment

Changed by pandemic, many workers won’t return to old jobs

There’s a wild card in the push to return to pre-pandemic life: Many workers don’t want to go back to the jobs they once had. Layoffs and lockdowns, combined with enhanced unemployment benefits and stimulus checks, gave many Americans the time and the financial cushion to rethink their careers. Their former employers are hiring again

Opinion

Opinion: Blacks Won’t Be Better Off When Whites Are a Minority

[Disclaimer: The views expressed in opinion pieces on the PrescotteNews website are solely those of the authors. These opinions do not necessarily represent those of the staff of Prescott eNews or its publisher.] Photo: Smith’s barber shop in Zebulon, NC. Although the shop has a sign in Spanish to entice the large Hispanic population of

International

Report: Mexican economy shrinks 8.5% in 2020

Mexico’s pandemic-hit economy shrank 8.5% in 2020, the largest single-year drop since 1932 and the second consecutive year of economic contraction. Mexico’s gross domestic product grew 3.1% in the final three months of the year, according to preliminary data released Friday by the National Statistics and Geography Institute. Growth in the second half of 2020

Biden Administration

In first days, Biden flashes action as deep problems loom

Inside the White House, President Joe Biden presided over a focused launch of his administration, using his first days in office to break sharply with his predecessor while signing executive orders meant as a showy display of action to address the historic challenges he inherited. But outside the gates at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., there are

State

Governor Ducey’s Budget Focuses On Education, Tax Relief

Governor Doug Ducey today released his fiscally responsible, recovery-focused budget for Fiscal Year 2022. With a resilient economy, the budget makes historic investments in K-12 education, public health, public safety, wildfire prevention, infrastructure, and more, while also providing tax relief to everyday Arizonans. “Arizona is resilient, and we continue to move forward in the face

News

Looking back at 2020

Governor Doug Ducey this morning (12/31/2020)  released a video looking back at 2020, thanking all who stepped up to help others, and showing how Arizonans bolstered their communities throughout this challenging year. “Through grit, determination and a fighting spirit, we’ll overcome this virus and emerge stronger than ever.”

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