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27
Apr
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Business Briefcase: April 27, 2016

Welcome to the Business Briefcase, coming live from the mobile headquarters.

It’s a long story, but I’d appreciate some sort of teleportation technology right now. Get on that, scientists.

The good news is whether mobile or not, Briefcase HQ is operating at full capacity!

Here’s this week’s business news.

Wed
20
Apr
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Business Briefcase - April 20, 2016

Welcome to the Business Briefcase, everyone. Glad to have your eyes on the page!

It’s obviously a great time for pollen in the Valley, as the collective population sneezes in unison. The older I get, the worse my allergies are. I’m sure science can explain it, but I’d rather they just tell me they fixed the problem.

Wed
13
Apr
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Business Briefs - April 13, 2016

Palo Verde nuclear plant sets record

The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station has been ranked as the top nuclear producer in the nation for 2015. The plant has been ranked as the nation’s largest power producer for the 24th consecutive year, producing more than 32.5 million megawatt-hours of electricity in 2015.

The plant’s output exceeded its previous power generation record of 32.3 million megawatt-hours, a record the plant set in 2014.

Wed
13
Apr
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Business Briefcase - April 13, 2016

In case anyone was wondering, I now know all the words to Seal’s “Kiss from a Rose,” thanks to a lengthy visit to a mechanic’s shop. Oh, what’s that? No one was wondering? I guess I’ll cancel my public karaoke appearance.

Also, Seal is definitely not Seal’s birth name. I was playing around with changing mine, but seeing Business Briefcase by Platypus on the computer screen was not a good look. Other than saving time by only having to write one name, I couldn’t think of any other benefits to spending time coming up with more.

Here’s this week’s business news.

Wed
06
Apr
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Business Briefcase - April 6, 2016

Welcome to the Business Briefcase, readers!

We’re three-twelfths of the way through 2016, which, of course, reduces to one-fourth. A quarter of the year done! Not that there’s some big prize at the end worth counting down for, it’s just a nice excuse to use a little math.

I hope everyone made it through April Fools’ Day unscathed. I saw a few jokes played out on Facebook and Twitter, but was able to escape anything directly.

Wed
30
Mar
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Business Briefs: March 30, 2016

Duncan Family Farms announces promotions

Duncan Family Farms in Buckeye has promoted Will Feliz to president and Pete Guerrero to vice president of operations.

Wed
30
Mar
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Business Briefcase: March 30, 2016

Has anyone heard about the Internet naming poll for a British polar research ship?

The United Kingdom’s Natural Environment Research Council set up a website to let a month-long Internet poll suggest a name for the $287 million vessel. The leading candidate? R.R.S. Boaty McBoatface, and it’s not even close.

Whoops!

Wed
23
Mar
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Business Briefcase: March 23, 2016

Welcome to the Business Briefcase, readers.

Last week, I talked about officially welcoming spring to the Valley.

What a mistake. It turns out, Arizona spring is not a fan of me, and somehow knew (or maybe was tipped off) that the air conditioning in my car went out.

Wed
16
Mar
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Business Briefcase - March 16, 2016

Hello again, friends! Welcome to the Business Briefcase.

This edition is officially the last of the winter. While it hasn’t felt like it, the first day of spring is actually Sunday, despite the temperature hovering around 80 degrees since mid-February.

If you’re new to the Valley, it won’t take long to realize we don’t run on the conventional standards for seasons.

Wed
09
Mar
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Business Briefs - March 9, 2016

Justin Ernst promoted to fire battalion chief

Justin Ernst has been promoted to the position of fire battalion chief by Avondale Fire-Rescue. He will be assigned to Fire Station 174 as shift commander over C-shift.

Ernst began his firefighter career in June 2005. He was promoted to fire engineer and fire captain, obtained his technical rescue certification and is a certified paramedic.

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