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    Churro concept to open at Tempe Marketplace
    A churro-focused dessert concept plans to open at Tempe Marketplace early next year. California-based Churroholic, which offers churro ice cream sandwiches as well as coffee, will open its first franchise in Arizona at the Tempe shopping center in early 2019. The 1,010-square-foot space will be near the splash pad, Zero Degrees and Auntie Anne?s in the District shopping area at the mall on the corner of Rio Salado and McClintock drives. Churroholic's menu includes items such as the Original?

    Growth of Zelle payment platform means 100 open positions at Scottsdale headquarters
    Open positions for the financial services app include fraud and risk analysts, data architects and call center positions.

    Lucid Motors mum on executive's Riyadh confab plans following $1 billion Saudi investment
    Lucid Motors Inc. is in a ticklish situation in the wake of the controversial disappearance and feared death of a writer who was critical of the government of Saudi Arabia. Lucid, a Newark, California-based startup competitor to electric carmaker Tesla Inc., received $1 billion from the Saudi Arabian sovereign Public Investment Fund, a government investment arm, last month. Its chief technology officer, Peter Rawlinson, is slated to appear at a high-profile conference in the Saudi capital of Riyadh?

    More people moving to Maricopa County than anywhere in the U.S.
    Maricopa County saw more people move to the area than any other county in the U.S. during the past five years. The county saw 221,000 immigrants between 2012 and 2017, according to a new report from RentCafe. That volume was by far the highest in the country, the report shows. Nearly 150,000 people separated Maricopa County from the 10th-highest site of immigration, Wake County in North Carolina. Among the appealing attributes for migrants looking for a new city to live in was Maricopa County's?

    PBJ Suites: meltmedia's Tempe digs have gone to the dogs
    The company?s love of dogs is a consistent theme throughout the office, with each conference room named after a dog breed.

    Sears set to close three Phoenix stores amid bankruptcy
    Add three giant big-box stores to the Valley?s vacant storefronts list. Overnight, Illinois-based Sears Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The company, which listed assets of $6.94 billion and total debts of $11.34 billion, was facing a $134 million debt payment at the time of the filing. As part of its initial agreement, Sears agreed to close 142 stores by the end of the year. Five Arizona?

    Trump to campaign in Mesa on Friday
    President Donald Trump will bring his campaign rally to Arizona again this week on a stop designed to bolster the efforts of Rep. Martha McSally to capture a Senate seat. Trump will headline a campaign rally Friday at International Air Response, 6250 S. Taxiway Circle, near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, according to the Arizona Republic. The rally, one of dozens Trump is holding in battleground districts and states, hopes to boost the chances for McSally, a Republican from Tucson, against Democratic?

    Amazon pay raise could have big impact, including in Phoenix's efforts to raise worker pay to at least $15 an hour could have big impacts as other retailers start raising their pay as well. The pay boost, to take effect Nov. 1, could portend more retailers raising pay rates in what is a tough employment market. Several of the largest retailers, such as Target Corp., Walmart Inc. and Costco already have raised their pay, according to Gerald Storch, a retail consultant, in an interview with CNBC. That could have big impacts in Phoenix, where Amazon?

    Stopping employee problems before they start with effective employee handbooks
    While not required by law, employee handbooks are an important tool for many companies, providing vital information to employees regarding company culture, benefits offered and accepted conduct. A well-drafted handbook can prevent misunderstandings and disputes before they arise. Handbooks provide guidance to supervisors who will enforce company rules, better ensuring that the rules will be enforced and issues will be handled consistently throughout the workforce. They also inform employees of?

    High-rise mixed-use project proposed for downtown Phoenix transit station
    The proposal includes office, hotel, residential and retail and restaurant uses.

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