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Her family saved for Disneyland. Then a Phoenix rental-car company ripped her off

Iris Andreas and her family scrimped for a year to go to Disneyland. They sold fry bread and Pima burgers and held yard sales on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation. "My family, we're not very well-off," Andreas, 59, said....

AZCentral, today, 08:41

Want a secret door to a hidden room? Gilbert company's engineering makes it possible

He can’t recall which movie it was, but one big facet of it proved to be the unforgettable inspiration behind Steve Humble’s unique business, Creative Home Engineering. About 15 years ago, Humble was watching an action flick that showed a scene in which

AZCentral, Saturday, 08:13

How to find the right SD card for your digital storage needs: Review of features

CLOSE A mobile wifi hot spot for the car at just $15 monthly and a new neighborhood app that ties together all the security cameras top Jefferson Graham's list of even more cool gadgets on display from the Consumer Electronics Show. Question: Can you hel

AZCentral, Friday, 17:15

Stick shifts: Edmunds offers top picks for manual transmissions

CLOSE Self-driving cars are safer and more efficient when they're light-colored, industry suppliers said. It's true that cars with a manual transmission are a dying breed. According to Edmunds research, manual-equipped vehicles make up less than 3% of cu

Usa Today, Friday, 15:03

Gilbert mansion sells for $3.5M; UA fans will love it

CLOSE Take a video tour around an 11,200-square-foot Gilbert mansion with three kitchens and an indoor University of Arizona-themed basketball court. The home sold for $3.5 million. An 11,300-square-foot Gilbert mansion complete with three kitchens, an e

AZCentral, Friday, 13:01

Review: Subaru WRX STI is spunky, but lacks refinement

For fans of performance cars, the last couple of years have been a breath of fresh air.   Sure, we lost the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution to the scrap heap of history, but we gained the Ford Focus RS in 2016, and the Honda Civic Type R finally made its U.S

Usa Today, Friday, 12:09

Arizona's economy is expected to grow this year. Here is what's driving it

CLOSE U.S. employers added 200,000 workers to their payrolls in January, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nearly 9 years. But as Fred Katayama reports, Wall Street saw that A stabilizing housing market and population gains will help Arizona's econ

AZCentral, Friday, 10:49

$2,169 hospital bill for visit to get Tamiflu medicine vexes Arizona man

CLOSE The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. and warns the season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. (Feb. 9) Steve Farquhar thought he had sought care at an urgent-care

AZCentral, Friday, 10:49

Ram trucks recalled to fix problem with gear shifters

CLOSE Fiat Chrysler's Ram trucks ad featuring a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. is drawing criticism a day after it aired during Super Bowl LVII. The ad was timed for the 50th anniversary of the speech, and showed people in various acts of service. (Fe

Usa Today, Friday, 09:14

Custom backyard, eclectic decor makes petite Phoenix home feel large

Like many people do, the first thing Bjorn and Maggie Olson replaced in their Phoenix home when they moved in was the range in the kitchen. But, unlike most people, the Olsons turned back time. They pitched a perfectly functional, contemporary range in f

AZCentral, Thursday, 15:34

Challenge to APS rate hike to go before judge Thursday

CLOSE Customers are surprised to see that the rate hike APS advertised as averaging $6 a month is significantly higher for some people. Thousands of Arizona Public Service Co. customers who want a redo in the electric company's recent rate hike will get

AZCentral, Thursday, 15:34

National Safety Council: Traffic deaths fell slightly in 2017 after 2-year spike

DETROIT — Traffic deaths on U.S. roads fell slightly in 2017 after two straight years of big increases, but a leading safety organization that compiled the numbers says it’s no cause for celebration. The National Safety Council on Thursday estimated that

Usa Today, Thursday, 05:23

GM's Buick scores big in J.D. Power dependability rankings

CLOSE We go behind the scenes of Buick's new Super Bowl ad featuring Cam Newton and supermodel Miranda Kerr. DETROIT – Buicks are right up there with Lexus and Porsche when it comes to the top three brands for dependability, a new J.D. Power survey finds

AZCentral, Wednesday, 14:38

Trout Unlimited denounces ad with Jeep romping through river

CLOSE Where the road ends, is where your real story begins. The New 2019 Jeep Cherokee. RENO, Nev. — The head of one of the nation's largest fish conservation groups is taking Fiat Chrysler to task and trying to teach the automaker a lesson about the sen

Usa Today, Wednesday, 13:38

How to avoid the cost and headaches of probate court

CLOSE Many people want to avoid probate court if they can because they don't want to deal with the frustrations and cost of it. What can you do to avoid it? Staying out of probate court can save you thousands of dollars, time and frustration. In Maricopa

AZCentral, Wednesday, 12:46

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