Governor Ducey Announces Enhanced COVID-19 Action Plan, Allows Cities to Set Policies

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Following COVID-19 case increases and hospitalizations, Governor Doug Ducey today announced enhanced actions to contain the spread of the virus and protect Arizona’s most vulnerable residents. The announced actions build on Arizona’s substantial efforts to boost testing, expand contact tracing, secure PPE for health care and frontline workers, fast-track resources to the most … [More]

Market Jitters Remain on Second Wave Concerns

by Joshua Mahony

Fears of a second wave throughout a number of red states raises questions over both the U.S. recovery and Trump’s election hopes. Market volatility is rife once again today, with the opening of U.S. markets once again driving down sentiment throughout Europe. The role of central banks throughout this crisis has been considerable, and this week’s Fed actions have highlighted … [More]

Entertainment Co. to Bring Drive-In Events at New Venue

Steve LeVine Entertainment

Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations (SLE) has announced it will open a social distancing, drive-in events venue at WestWorld of Scottsdale. At this venue guests will experience many of the same entertainment options they are accustomed to while still maintaining health, safety and social distancing guidelines recommended by the CDC. Entertainment and event … [More]

Global Spending on IT Devices to Plunge by $108 Billion in a Year

LearnBonds

Coronavirus outbreak caused a global IT spending to slip 8% this year, with thousands of companies cutting their technology and service budgets and financing only essential IT costs. Although the entire sector is forecast to shrink, IT devices and data center systems are set to witness the most significant drop in consumer spending this year. The global spending on IT … [More]

57% of Workers Second-Guessing Careers amid Pandemic, One-Third Want a More Fulfilling Job

Robert Half

After months of maneuvering through the coronavirus crisis, many employees are rethinking what's most important when it comes to their career, new research from global staffing firm Robert Half suggests. More than half of office professionals surveyed (57%) said they have experienced a shift in their feelings toward work due to the pandemic. Of those: 60% are more … [More]

Updated COVID-19 EEOC Publication for Employers Addresses Antibody Testing Laws

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today posted an updated and expanded technical assistance publication addressing questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new question added to the publication, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws” … [More]

Children’s Hospital Ranked in All 10 Specialties by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

For the fourth time, Phoenix Children’s Hospital earned national rankings by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals in 10 out of 10 specialties. The health system is the only children’s hospital in Arizona ever to have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and one of only 24 children’s hospitals in the United States to rank in all 10 surveyed … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: Un nuevo programa virtual brinda a los empresarios y trabajadores confianza en las directrices de los CDC

por Edgar R. Olivo

A medida que la reapertura en Estados Unidos está en marcha, muchas empresas se preguntan si están haciendo lo suficiente para seguir directrices de los CDC para mantener seguros a sus trabajadores y clientes mientras obtienen ganancias. Este es uno de los muchos desafíos que las pequeñas empresas tendrán que superar pronto para recuperar la confianza en el mercado, … [More]

New Virtual Certificate Program Gives Owners and Workers Confidence in CDC Guidelines

by Edgar R. Olivo

As reopening across America is underway, many businesses are left wondering if they are doing enough to follow CDC guidelines to keep their workers and customers safe while making a profit. This is one of the many challenges small businesses will have to overcome soon to regain confidence in the marketplace, especially as we see spikes in COVID-19 cases and worries of a second … [More]

New EZ and Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for the PPP

Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020.  In addition to revising the full forgiveness application, SBA also published a new EZ … [More]

Investment Firm Sees Phoenix as New Headquarters, Goodbye Seattle

Smead Capital Management

Smead Capital Management, a registered investment advisor, today announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters to Phoenix from Seattle, Wash. effective July 1. After considering several markets, Smead selected Phoenix because of the region’s large pool of investment management talent, an equitable quality of life, and access to key domestic and global financial … [More]

Some Markets – Like U.S. Stocks – Can Stay Strong Despite Major Societal Events

by Zach Abraham

When major events happen around the world, and seemingly wherever they happen, the question quickly arises: How will this affect the markets? When two seminal events occur at once …. well, when does that ever happen? How much anxiety and uncertainty are we supposed to take over the financial effects of unforgettable U.S. history markers? And it is not just a pair of … [More]

Medical Equipment Co. Continues Rapid National Expansion with New Office in Phoenix

US Med-Equip

Houston-based medical equipment provider US Med-Equip (USME) is expanding to Phoenix and Knoxville, giving more hospitals faster-than-ever access to the highest quality medical devices for patients in their care. USME partners with top hospitals across the nation in the rental, sales, service and asset management of movable medical equipment. The company has more than 40,000 … [More]

Health Insurance, Retirement among Other Benefits Discussed in New Benefits Survey

XpertHR

Traditional paid leave plans (where all leave is in separate categories, such as sick and vacation) maintain a strong presence in the workplace, as 49% of employers responding to XpertHR's 2020 Employee Benefits Survey noted they have this type of plan, compared with 44% who offer a paid time off (PTO) plan (where all or most leave is in a single PTO bank). XpertHR's 2020 … [More]

WEBINAR – June 24: Strategic Investing: Using a 1031 Exchange to Maximize Returns

Rick McCartney

1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges offer real estate investors a unique channel to maximize long-term returns. By leveraging an exchange, investors can often increase their real estate yield, reduce hands-on management, mitigate federal and state taxes and capitalize on emerging investment trends. REGISTER HERE This webcast will highlight: Why investors use 1031 exchanges … [More]

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