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Economics questions are very often decided on emotion, not facts or logic. Nowhere is this truer than on the question of a government-mandated minimum wage. In a recent letter, Mr. Livdahl cites the rising prices of goods and services as a call to raise the mandated minimum wage. He believes this will make it easier for people to get through trade school or college. If your thinking does not extend beyond the end of a bumper sticker slogan, you might tend to agree. After all, it feels so good to envision the benefits of a government-mandated minimum wage. Unfortunately, on this question, emotion and economic reality clash head-on.
Wayne Whitlock of Glendale, your ‘Wayne’s World’ is apparently not the same world the rest of us have to live in, I’m thinking. Here are a couple things you probably should take a moment to ponder upon:
(Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories about “snowbirds” in the Valley of the Sun).
Our radar is blinking with a smattering of new eateries set to open in the East Valley.
The Helpful Guys in Blue of Valley Honda Dealers stopped in Downtown Mill Avenue, Costco and Tempe Community Marketplace on June 8 to commit random acts of kindness.
SALT LAKE CITY — Towering grain silos overlook the main highway in Salt Lake City at the Mormon church's Welfare Square. At grocery stores, there's a whole section with large plastic tubs with labels that read, "Deluxe survivor 700." Radio ads hawk long-term supplies of food with 25-year shelf lives.
Thanksgiving is the holiday of sanctioned indulgence, but that doesn't mean the meal has to break the bank. Strategic splurging can keep your budget — and your time — under control.
NEW YORK — In the decade Sarah Tetley has worked with college students, she's seen a change in care packages sent from home.
ACAPULCO, Mexico — The death toll in massive flooding in southern and central Mexico rose to 57 on Wednesday as desperation mounted in the cut-off resort of Acapulco, where residents looted a store and thousands of exhausted, despondent tourists waited to be ferried out by air.
Put on a smile. You know, that facial expression in which the eyes brighten and the corners of the mouth curve upward. Why? WinCo Foods is spreading its money-saving grocery stores across the Phoenix metropolis. WinCo expects to double in size every five to seven years and also plans an expansion soon into the Tucson market.
Here’s a shocker. The National Resource Defense Council estimates that we throw away 25 percent of the groceries we buy.
Even when the economic times were bad, the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce’s two businesses of the year found a way to not only tread water, but make significant gains in their operations.
A second Valley resident has filed a lawsuit claiming tainted berries made her sick.
This handout image provided by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows the label of Townsend Farms of Fairview, Ore., Organic Antioxidant Blend, packaged under the Townsend Farms label at Costco and under the Harris Teeter brand at those stores. The Oregon company is recalling a frozen berry mix sold to Costco and Harris Teeter stores after the product was linked to at least 34 hepatitis A illnesses in five states. (AP/FDA)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to a frozen berry mix sold at Costco has grown to 87 people with illnesses in eight states.
State and federal health officials are investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada.
Have a long list of home improvement projects? Don’t know where to start?
It’s time to discover an old product that is inexpensive, versatile, and effective.
Returning your Christmas gifts can be an OK experience or the bah-humbug misery of the season. Here are a few helpful tips. First, call the store to find out when lines might be shortest. Second, ask yourself, “Do I really need to return things at the crack of dawn on Dec. 26?”
Ask Santa for new tech stuff and, most importantly, ask for a techno-wizard elf to keep your stuff running.
Check this deal. Take four people out to an evening movie; buy each a ticket, a small popcorn and a small drink for a total of $24. Where? Well, you are about to find out. The costly holidays are upon us, so let’s save some money on movies.
Mesa United Way's 2012-13 pledge campaign has surpassed 27 percent of its goal, and leaders of the effort say they hope the holiday spirit will provide an additional boost during December.
A customer looks for a turkey for sale at Costco Wholesale in Mountain View, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 in preparation for Thanksgiving. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce hosted a Back to Business event on Aug. 24, marking the end of summer season and a return to business at hand.