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Arizona ranks 11th highest on state and local sales taxes, study finds

The combined state and average local sales taxes in Arizona ranked 11th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on July 2019 data.

Furniture and related products industry Q1 net sales up 4.1%

The furniture and related products industry’s net sales in the first quarter of 2019 were up 4.1 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Plastics and rubber products industry posts after-tax income of $3.3 billion in Q1

The plastics and rubber products industry reported after-tax income of $3.3 billion in the first quarter of 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Textile mills and textile product mills industry's Q1 income down 51%

The textile mills and textile product mills industry's after-tax income in the first quarter of 2019 was down 51 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Machinery, equipment and supplies wholesalers report $107.7 billion in February inventories

Inventories held by machinery, equipment and supplies wholesalers in February 2019 were valued at $107.7 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

10 banks in Chicago rated as "outstanding" by feds

A total of 10 banks in Chicago, Illinois have been rated as "outstanding" by federal regulators.

Plastics and rubber products industry had retained earnings of $62.7 billion in Q1

The plastics and rubber products industry reported retained earnings of $62.7 billion in the first quarter of 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Inventories in nonmetallic mineral products industry did not change much in April

Inventories for businesses in the nonmetallic mineral products industry was unchanged over April, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Lumber and other construction materials wholesalers report $18.9 billion in February inventories

Inventories held by lumber and other construction materials wholesalers in February 2019 were valued at $18.9 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Nonmetallic mineral products industry reports $28.2 billion in Q1 net sales

The nonmetallic mineral products industry had $28.2 billion in net sales in the 1st quarter of 2019.

Aerospace products and parts industry Q1 net sales up 6.4%

The aerospace products and parts industry’s net sales in the first quarter of 2019 were up 6.4 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Inventories in wood products industry fall 0.2 percent in April

Inventories for businesses in the wood products industry decrease $27 million, or 0.2 percent, to $12.3 billion in April, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Metals and non-petroleum mineral wholesalers report $35.2 billion in February inventories

Inventories held by metals and non-petroleum mineral wholesalers in February 2019 were valued at $35.2 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Pharmaceuticals and medicines industry’s Q1 retained earnings down 5%

The pharmaceuticals and medicines industry’s retained earnings in the first quarter of 2019 was down 5 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Inventories in durable goods industry climb 0.4 percent in April

Inventories for businesses in the durable goods industry increase $1.8 billion, or 0.4 percent, to $422.6 billion in April, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Arizona ranks 36th highest on beer taxes, study finds

The state beer excise taxes in Arizona ranked in a tie for 36th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Pharmaceuticals and medicines industry had retained earnings of $318.5 billion in Q1

The pharmaceuticals and medicines industry reported retained earnings of $318.5 billion in the first quarter of 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Basic chemicals, resins and synthetics industry’s Q1 retained earnings down 2%

The basic chemicals, resins and synthetics industry’s retained earnings in the first quarter of 2019 was down 2 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Household appliances and electrical and electronic goods wholesalers report $59.6 billion in February inventories

Inventories held by household appliances and electrical and electronic goods wholesalers in February 2019 were valued at $59.6 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Pinnacle Bank in Scottsdale rated as "satisfactory" by feds

Pinnacle Bank in Scottsdale, Arizona has been rated as "satisfactory" by federal regulators.

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