May 24, 2012 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.
Stacey Vanek Smith
May 7, 2012 Seven years ago Kiley Russell sold the car she received as a lucky audience member at The Oprah Winfrey show. Today, that seed money has grown into a thriving cosmetics business.
Apr 30, 2012 A small business incubator seeks to revitalize a neighborhood in Oakland through a handful of pop-up stores that have no plans to close.
Apr 24, 2012 U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether states like Arizona may implement their own tough immigration laws, as some debate the laws' economic impact.
Apr 23, 2012 The U.S. Supreme Court next week hears arguments for and against several contested sections of Arizona's new immigration law -- which makes it a crime for undocumented immigrants to live or work in that state.
Elizabeth Wynne Johnson
Apr 12, 2012 Credit unions have increased small business loans in recent years. Now they want Congress to raise the cap on these loans.
Apr 5, 2012 Today, President Obama signs the JOBS Act. The legislation could provide more investment for small business. But critics say the bill could rollback regulations.
Apr 5, 2012 With the JOBS Act, small companies can now get off the ground by selling stock on the Internet to everyday people -- without going through the hassle of a stock exchange.
Mar 26, 2012 In the Supreme Court today, arguments over the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's massive health care reform will be heard. The challenge is being brought by 26 states -- and also small business organizations.
Mar 16, 2012 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.