Features by Peter O'Dowd
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, new jersey, austerity
All the state governments in the path of Sandy say they’re going to rebuild infrastructure. In this age of budget austerity, where will the money come from?
Posted In: NAFTA, trade, supply chain, arizona, Mexico, copper
Exports from big states like Texas, California and Michigan have soared since the 1990s when the North American Free Trade Agreement opened U.S. markets to Mexico. But not every state has been as savvy promoting cross-border trade.
Posted In: illegal immigration, Immigration law, Immigration, arizona
The Supreme Court struck down many provisions of Arizona's SB1070. Workers, employers and police try to determine what comes next.
Posted In: Phoenix, arizona, Housing
Like a lot of Western cities, Phoenix's housing market crumbled during the recession. But new home sales are up 35 percent from a year ago.
Posted In: tax, arizona, Taxes
A new line on Arizona's tax return is asking people how much shopping they've done out of state. The idea was to recoup millions in lost revenue from online retailers.
Posted In: warehouse, Small Business, arizona, commercial real estate
Warehouses built in some parts of Arizona are unable to find the proper tenants, and are instead looking to alternative businesses to help fill their spaces.
Posted In: Immigration, guatemala
Guatemalan workers deported three years ago debate whether to return to the United States.
Posted In: Education
A look at the ASU community after budget cuts forced out most of the university's janitorial staff.
Posted In: Housing
Signing divorce papers may mean your marriage is over, but not your mortgage. Many divorcees end up in financial limbo over the homes they shared with their spouses.
Posted In: Crime
The Arizona city wants to cut crime at convenience stores by cutting hedges and clearing window obstructions. The new law would also require high-crime stores to install more cameras, lighting.