Coronavirus causes uncertainty for state lotteries

State lottery revenues do not make up a huge portion of a state budget. But because the monies are often directed to specific programs like education, environment or veterans programs, they can have an outsized impact when there are upticks or declines in sales.

Stores focus on cleaning to get shoppers back to spending

Forget about making shopping fun. As clothing retailers and others try to stay viable during the coronavirus pandemic, they’re hoping steps like cleaning during store hours, offering hand sanitizer and other safety measures will bring in customers to spend.

More than 81,000 Arizona businesses get coronavirus loans

Among the 11,000 firms approved for at least $150,000 in loans, several sectors dominated — restaurants, medical, dental and law offices, and construction contractors. More than 150 religious organizations — mainly churches — and nearly as many schools also were approved for loans.