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Valley farmland is disappearing — is that bad?

An ASU real estate expert says while agriculture was a main driver of the Valley’s economy for years, it might not be a bad thing if farmers and others are using Maricopa and Pima county land for what is needed most.

Arizona community college students can pursue accounting at ASU with help from the Deloitte Foundation

ASU, with the assistance of the Deloitte Foundation, to give select Maricopa Community College students scholarship funding to pursue an undergraduate degree in accounting at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business.

What's fueling Arizona's high gas prices?

Dennis Hoffman, director of the L. William Seidman Research Institute and director of ASU’s Office of the University Economist, shares why our state is one of the most expensive spots in the country to buy gas.

How relocating Americans created new inflation hot spots

Phoenix is one of the inflation hot spots that has seen an influx of new residents.

Inflation in Phoenix is highest in US: Here's how much extra you're paying for groceries, gas, and more

Being No. 1 is typically a good thing, but not when it comes to food, housing, transportation, and gas. Metro Phoenix has led all large cities in inflation since February.

Grocery costs are seeing historic highs, what's driving the prices higher?

Most of the inflation we're seeing is because of supply chain issues, according to an ASU supply chain expert. Additionally, taxes, the Ukraine-Russia war, labor shortages, and the high cost of fuel are making matters worse.

Inflation in metro Phoenix rises again; region stays No. 1 for highest rate in the country

The fuel-price spike was exacerbated by declines in private energy investments in recent years, including fuel-distribution networks in the West, explains Dennis Hoffman, director of ASU’s Office of the University Economist.

Valley families still left scrambling to find baby formula

An ASU supply chain expert explains there are four players that control close to 90% of the baby formula market. If any of them have a recall or other issue, 40% of the market gets affected. Until the shortage is resolved, he recommends not hoarding.

Scottsdale’s CrackerJax entertainment park sold to Arizona tech billionaire

Two longtime family entertainment businesses, Tempe’s Big Surf and Scottsdale’s CrackerJax, have been sold to large companies with plans to use the land for other purposes.

Best 0% APR credit cards, according to an ASU finance expert

An ASU finance expert answers six questions about 0% credit cards for WalletHub.