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U.S. worker productivity rises in 2Q

U.S. worker productivity rises in 2Q | Arizona Employment | Scoop.it
U.S. workers were more productive in the second quarter as companies cut back on hiring and looked to increase output with current staff.
Bloomberg reported worker output increased at a 1.6 percent annul rate after dropping during the first quarter.
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U.S. companies post most jobs in four years

U.S. companies post most jobs in four years | Arizona Employment | Scoop.it
While hiring isn’t going smoothly in the U.S., companies nationwide posted more jobs in June than any month in the past four years.
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US worker productivity up 1.6% in 2nd quarter

US worker productivity up 1.6% in 2nd quarter | Arizona Employment | Scoop.it
Companies scaled back hiring and got more out of their existing work forces.
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West Coast gas prices expected to rise after fire

West Coast gas prices expected to rise after fire | Arizona Employment | Scoop.it
Gas prices on the West Coast are expected to rise dramatically after a California refinery fire cut back on available supplies.
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Arizona mortgage delinquency rate falling fast

Arizona mortgage delinquency rate falling fast | Arizona Employment | Scoop.it
Mortgage delinquencies in Arizona are falling fast. The state had the second greatest year-over-year decline in mortgage delinquency rates in the second quarter, according to a new TransUnion report.
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Phoenix gas prices fall as they rise nationwide

Phoenix gas prices fall as they rise nationwide | Arizona Employment | Scoop.it
During the month of July, gas prices in Arizona fell 15 cents per gallon, while national prices increased by 17 cents.
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Workplace etiquette plays role in advancement

Workplace etiquette plays role in advancement | Arizona Employment | Scoop.it
Workplace etiquette is important in moving up in an organization, and employers pay attention to things like dress and communication skills, according to surveys from Robert Half International.
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The top Phoenix business stories of July

The top Phoenix business stories of July | Arizona Employment | Scoop.it
Just in case you were busy spending part of July in Phoenix the smart way (out of town on vacation), we've run down the most popular stories on our site for the month.
1. The 15 most disliked companies in America; US Airways makes the list
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Arizona entrepreneurs need a thicker skin

The semi-finalists for the Arizona Innovation Challenge were recently announced. I know at least two of the companies, Agave Semiconductor and MedApps, and I know how hard they have worked to get to this point.
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Phoenix unemployment rate continues to fall in February

The Phoenix area’s jobless rate fell from 7.9 percent in January to 7.8 percent in February, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Tempe Chamber to host contracting event

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce has planned an event to help members secure contracts with the largest institutions in the state.
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ASU seeks businesses for Spirit of Enterprise awards

"Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business has opened nominations for its 2012 Spirit of Enterprise Awards. The awards recognize companies in Arizona that demonstrate ethics, energy and excellence in entrepreneurship."

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Wells Fargo mortgage-related, legal losses rise in 2Q

Wells Fargo mortgage-related, legal losses rise in 2Q | Arizona Employment | Scoop.it
Wells Fargo & Co. reported its mortgage-related and legal losses rose in the second quarter.
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Two Arizona renewable projects get federal fast track

Two Arizona renewable projects get federal fast track | Arizona Employment | Scoop.it
One wind and one solar project in Arizona are being fast-tracked on federal lands.
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McDonald's blames economy as sales stall in July

Revenue at restaurants open at least 13 months dipped 0.1 percent.
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Chevron response to refinery fire under criticism

Chevron response to refinery fire under criticism | Arizona Employment | Scoop.it
Investigators were looking at how a small, seemingly insignificant leak at one of the country's biggest oil refineries quickly unraveled into an intense fire that sent acrid black smoke into the sky and hundreds of people to hospitals with health...
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Macy's posts 16 percent hike in 2Q net income

Macy's posts 16 percent hike in 2Q net income | Arizona Employment | Scoop.it
Macy's reported a nearly 16 percent increase in net income for its second quarter, helped by cost-cutting and its strategy to tailor its merchandise to local markets.
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The Top 5 trade associations in Phoenix

The Top 5 trade associations in Phoenix | Arizona Employment | Scoop.it
The Better Business Bureau serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona was the top-ranked trade association in a list published today by the Phoenix Business Journal.
The list was ranked by number of local, paid member companies.
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Phoenix startups start to blossom in ‘next Silicon Valley’

Phoenix startups start to blossom in ‘next Silicon Valley’ | Arizona Employment | Scoop.it
Welcome to the next Silicon Valley. It’s right here in Phoenix, apparently.
True, the Phoenix area has been pushing the Silicon Desert thing for years and years, but now according to Forbes, it may actually be happening.
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molding a business

molding a business | Arizona Employment | Scoop.it
Dison started making his own holds when began going on more climbing trips but couldn't afford enough commercially made holds to accommodate his expanding hobby.
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Even if Jamison buys the Coyotes, he may not have money to run the team

Even if Jamison buys the Coyotes, he may not have money to run the team | Arizona Employment | Scoop.it
The Phoenix Coyotes ownership situation appears to be a series of "ifs" at the moment. The latest question centers around if prospective buyer Greg Jamison has enough cash to run the team if he can even purchase it in the first place.
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Leading AZ Pain Center Receives Fourth Patient's Choice Award In a Row - PR Web (press release)

Leading AZ Pain Center Receives Fourth Patient's Choice Award In a Row - PR Web (press release) | Arizona Employment | Scoop.it

"A premier Arizona pain center has received its fourth Patient’s Choice Award, an award which recognizes the difference doctors make in patient’s lives."

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NPD Group closes In-Stat, lays off 20 in Scottsdale

In-Stat, the long-time analyst business that started keeping watch on the semiconductor and electronics business more than three decades ago, has shuttered.
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Go Daddy to hire 30 for Spanish-language work

Go Daddy is looking to hire 30 people with Spanish language skills to provide customer support for its newest Web product.
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