Laurie Merrill, 12 News

Laurie Merrill

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Phoenix, AZ, United States

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Past articles by Laurie:

UA researcher: Americans toss 40 percent of food

A new study by a University of Arizona graduate student found that buying in bulk and shopping infrequently contribute to the American habit of wasting food. → Read More

Amazon Prime launches same-day delivery in Phoenix

Starting today, Phoenix-area residents who spend $35 or more can get same-day delivery from Amazon Prime. → Read More

Summer gas prices should be cheapest in 10 years

Experts are predicting an average U.S. gas price of $2.35 per gallon from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the cheapest summertime gas in 10 years. → Read More

Misclassification of workers called a 'serious' problem

The federal government is using enforcement and education in its ongoing battle to stop construction businesses from hiring off-the-books laborers to cut costs, a Labor Department official said. → Read More

Arizona gas prices down $1 from a year ago

Arizonans aren't seeing gas prices under $2 a gallon anymore, but average state prices are still about a $1 per gallon lower now that they were at the same time last year. → Read More

Consumer Reports 2015 best cars under $25,000

Hondas, Kias, Mazdas, Toyotas and Subarus dominated the Consumer Reports list of the 2015 best new cars under $25,000. → Read More

Marcolin USA to close in Scottsdale; loss of 85 jobs

Marcolin USA, an eyewear company based in Italy, is shutting its Scottsdale office on March 31 and relocating to N.J., displacing about 85 employees. → Read More

Which Arizona city has the most bartenders?

In Arizona, the easiest place to toast an Irish lass or lad is Flagstaff, home of Northern Arizona University. It has 2.7 bartenders per 1,000 people → Read More

Flower Child hiring for Scottsdale location

A second Flower Child restaurant is opening in May, this one in Scottsdale, and the restaurant is hiring servers, cashiers, cooks and dishwashers for the new location. → Read More

U.S. Census Bureau seeks 800 workers in Arizona

The U.S. Census Bureau seeks 800 Maricopa County workers to test practices and technology that could be used in 2020. → Read More

Here's how Arizonans can get an Apple Watch

Arizonans hankering for their own Apple Watch can place preorders beginning April 10 or purchase one in stores starting April 24, according to Apple. → Read More

15 million items are shipped from Phoenix center

For as far as the eye can see, rows of consumer goods stretch across the massive Amazon fulfillment center in Phoenix, waiting to be shipped to millions of customers worldwide. → Read More

Now hiring: 1,000 jobs up for grabs in Phoenix

Convergys is scheduled to start hiring more than 1,000 sales and support positions at a job fair today from 9 a.m. to 3 1801 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix . → Read More

Arizona Burger King franchisee wins award, gives staff $120K in bonuses

The Burger King Franchisee of the Year for 2014 turned his Corvette and Rolex prizes into cash for employee bonuses, to honor those who made the award possible. → Read More

Arizona companies hiring 100 or more in March

More than a dozen Arizona companies and hospitals are hiring 100 or more employees this month. → Read More

Phoenix Peanut-butter maker will pitch to 'Shark Tank' celebrity

Phoenix peanut-butter maker Jeff Malkoon wins chance to pitch to Shark Tank celebrity in an online ballot battle. → Read More

Phoenix makes list of cheapest cities for 20-somethings

Phoenix made the list of top 10 cheapest urban cities for 20-somethings. → Read More

Choice Hotels is hiring an Arizona tech team

Choice Hotels International hiring 100 people for a technology team that will help develop online reservation systems. → Read More

Disney auditions coming to Chandler

If you ever wished upon a star to sing and dance as a Disney character, your chance is coming up in Chandler next month. → Read More

Phoenix nut spread maker wants to pitch to Shark Tank celebrity

A Phoenix peanut-butter maker is vying for a chance to pitch his products to Shark Tank investor Daymond John. → Read More