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From living rooms to landfills, some holiday shopping returns take a 'very sad path'

An ASU supply chain expert estimates that 2021's gift returns will top $500 billion and explains where presents go if they're not wanted. Depending on the price of the product, store policies, and whether middleman companies can sell the goods, they may get resold or shipped overseas where they end up in a landfill.

Caught cheating: When sin taxes forge unforeseen fallout

From sugar to cigarettes, raising taxes on certain products is intended to discourage unhealthy or undesirable behaviors. These taxes — called sin taxes — may be effective in reducing the use of those products, but is that the only consequence?

Unlike last year, holiday shipping’s running pretty smoothly — at least, so far

If you still have holiday gifts to ship, you're almost out of time. According to the U.S. Postal Service, if you want any first-class packages to arrive by Dec. 25, you need to get them in the mail by this week.

In 2022, Arizona and national economy expected to stay on expansion track

Listen to top national and regional experts give their predictions on employment recovery from the severe contraction induced by the pandemic, the expected role of the stimulus legislation on growth, jobs, and inflation, as well as their perspectives for the Arizona economy.

Ask the experts: Best business credit card practices

According to an ASU finance expert, there isn't one perfect business credit card for an organization because it depends on what a company is looking for — from big initial rewards bonuses and generous ongoing rewards, to 0% introductory APRs, or $0 fees.