Daily News from the desk of Nicholas L Miner, CCIM – July 21, 2009

Here are the news stories you might find interesting today:

Apartment complex opens near stadium

Plans for Cabo Joe’s bar meet opposition

Low-priced foreclosures incite bidding wars

Chandler could be home to new solar plants

SkySong earns certification from Green Building Council

Mekong Plaza to host Mesa government for a day

Deloitte survey: Fewer consumers plan to cut back-to-school spending

Fewer consumers expect to cut spending on back-to-school items this year compared with last year, according to a Deloitte & Touche LLP survey released Monday, but more than half of respondents still said they plan to spend less this year.

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Arizona Attorney General’s office cuts 29 jobs

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is cutting 12 attorneys and 17 support staff as it deals with state budget cuts.

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17 percent of Arizona stimulus money in use

Only 17 percent of the federal stimulus money announced for Arizona is in use.

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Horse, dog tracks push idea of ‘racinos’

Track owners are hoping to take advantage of the state’s dire finances to convince voters they should let them operate casinos, something they rejected seven years earlier.

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Glimcher Wants Shoppers to Surf on its Turf

Glimcher Realty Trust, based in Columbus, Ohio has figured out that letting customers dial up bargains at its shopping centers is good business.

The real estate investment trust joined forces with marketing firm eProximiti, also based in Columbus, to launch a wireless Internet and mobile marketing technology at Glimcher properties, starting with Polaris Fashion Place in Columbus.

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