First COVID, now a lockout: MLB labor dispute latest blow for spring training businesses

From bars and cafes to shops and hotels, a cancellation of spring training season would hurt Arizona and Florida businesses that rely on it.

Remote work seen more persistent than U.S. city planners expect

More than a third of workers expect to work from home at least one day a week this year, according to an ASU economist and his colleagues from the Virginia Commonwealth University and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Can 3D printing become a solution for the housing shortage?

There's a quote, "A house is made of walls and beams, a home is built with love and dreams." What if that house is built with a 3D printer? It doesn't change the quote, but only a handful of people in the U.S. live in these types of houses.

Tips to save on higher than usual heating bill during Arizona cold front

An ASU supply chain expert doesn't believe the Russia-Ukraine war will impact natural gas because of the United States' self-reliance.

Collaborative effort needed for Valley housing shortage

The answer to the Valley’s housing shortage is complicated, according to an ASU real estate expert.

Phoenix-area restaurants and consumers trying to deal with crazy food prices

An ASU economist says the cost of transporting food with gas prices a dollar more a gallon than a year ago are increasing food prices.

Rising wages could not keep pace with rising prices in Arizona in 2021

An ASU economist says the current imbalance between wage and price increases is not likely to be a long-term problem.

MLB lockout could impact businesses relying on Spring Training revenue

According to research from the Seidman Research Institute, the Cactus league generated more than $640 million dollars for the state in 2018. That number dropped significantly, to around $363 million in 2020 when Covid-19 ended the training season early.

The true cost of free returns

Groceries, phone accessories, yard equipment, curling irons — we buy everything online nowadays. And we return a lot of it as well. Retailers took back $100 billion in items in 2021. An ASU supply chain expert breaks down the consequences on the environment.

University students flock to supply chain majors

An ASU supply chain expert teaches his students that the supply chain is kind of like personal health.