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Cronkite News: Jan. 1, 2016

Staff Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 Cronkite News: Jan. 1, 2016 This edition of Cronkite News is a special presentation featuring the top stories from our Los Angeles and Phoenix sports bureaus, with a focus on how sustainability has impacted sports..embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;...

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FYI: Business booms in downtown Phoenix Warehouse District

Brittany Schmus and Cammeron Neely Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 FYI: Business booms in downtown Phoenix Warehouse District Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series called FYI, which examines Arizona stories and issues using data and multimedia. Just south of the railroad tracks in Downtown Phoenix, warehouses that once played an integral role in the city’s historical development are now home to thriving businesses across the area. Over the past few years, buildings throughout the warehouse district in downtown Phoenix have begun to see another life through the processes of rehabilitation and renovation, providing opportunities for businesses to create an atmosphere that preserves history but also allows them to grow. According to Matt Silverman, vice president and managing director at R&R Partners on East Buchanan Street, choosing to move into the warehouse district one year ago meant bringing back to life a history that was lost. “We were able to take this fabulous building and invest in revitalizing it,” Silverman said. “And we really believe in the city of Phoenix and saw the Warehouse District area as a really up and coming place.” Silverman said that, as a creative agency, R&R Partners was drawn to their new location because of its authenticity. According to him, a lot of work was put into revitalizing, refurbishing and making the building their own. After an 18-month process, Silverman said that R&R...

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Phoenix sees increase in ‘solopreneurship’

Amy Edelen Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 Phoenix sees increase in ‘solopreneurship’ From reasons ranging from schedule flexibility to personal fulfillment, more people are gravitating toward independent work – or “solopreneurship” – in which they operate all aspects of their business without employees. Independent workers, which include contractors, consultants, taxi drivers, web designers, technology developers, artists and freelancers, contributed more than $1 trillion to the economy in 2014, according to a report by Virginia-based MBO Partners , a management services firm. There are more than 17.8 million full-time independent workers in the U.S., and that number is expected to rise to 22.1 million by 2020, according to the report. The Phoenix metro area also has experienced a rise in independent workers, with more than 291,000 one-person businesses registered in 2013 — a 19 percent increase since the pre-Great Recession year of 2006, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. “Arizona per capita has more solo entrepreneurs than any other state,” said Rick Murray, CEO of the Arizona Small Business Association. “The main reason is that a lot of people are coming here in the second half of their career. They get here and rather than getting a job, they start their own consulting business or whatever business that might be.” Although Arizona ranked near the bottom of the list of 40 metro areas surveyed for small business activity in the Kauffman...

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Cronkite News: Dec. 31, 2015

Staff Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 Cronkite News: Dec. 31, 2015 This edition of Cronkite News is a special presentation featuring the top stories from our Los Angeles and Phoenix sports bureaus, including an in-depth look at football helmets and concussions..embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;...

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Cronkite News: Dec. 30, 2015

Staff Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 Cronkite News: Dec. 30, 2015 This edition of Cronkite News is a special edition focusing on some of our top sports stories this year..embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;...

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