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USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year. Read more »

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SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines ending partnership

Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld Entertainment are ending their 25-year-old marketing partnership, officials with both companies said Thursday, as the airline has been urged by animal rights... Read more »

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Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia

Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online, launching an app Thursday in Zambia. Read more »

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US stocks fall sharply as earnings disappoint

Stocks fell sharply on Thursday as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings and outlooks from major U.S. companies including Exxon Mobil and Whole Foods Markets. The slide put major... Read more »

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Exxon profit surges, but production slips

Exxon Mobil Corp. net income rose 28 percent in the second quarter on a sale of Asian assets and higher oil prices, but oil and gas production slipped 6 percent, disappointing analysts. Read more »

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US jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels. Read more »

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Eurozone inflation down again but ECB seen on hold

The inflation rate in the 18-nation eurozone dropped again in July, official data showed Thursday, in a worrying sign that adds pressure on the European Central Bank to beef up its efforts to spur... Read more »

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Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs. Read more »

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Sony surprises with first quarter profit

Sony Corp. reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit Thursday as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from selling buildings and its stake in a... Read more »

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Small cars fare poorly in crash safety tests

The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests. Read more »

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Amazon to invest $2 billion to expand in India

The world's largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees. Read more »

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U.S. economy grows at scorching 4 percent in 2nd quarter

The much-stronger-than-expected 4 percent rate of annual U.S. economic growth from April through June, reported Wednesday by the Commerce Department, put to rest fears that the U.S. economy was... Read more »

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9 startup companies perfect for your family

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Need help around the house? Want to save money at the movies? These startups could help you do those things. Read more »

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Chinatown Supermarket opens in South Salt Lake

The opening of an Asian supermarket at South Salt Lake's Chinatown was celebrated with a cultural gathering Wednesday. Read more »

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Lawsuit accuses state of illegally pursuing road claims in Tooele County

The state is violating its own laws with its lawsuit against the federal government seeking ownership to 2,400 miles of disputed roads in Tooele County. A lawsuit by wilderness advocates and a... Read more »

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Consumer index climbs to record level in Utah

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index increased 6.6 points to 104.9 from June to July, landing at an all-time high. Utah’s consumer attitude index has improved 19.4 points over the past... Read more »

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$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

Think you're in control? Think again. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Federal Reserve is weighing key issues but may reveal little

This much is clear: The Federal Reserve will make another cut this week in its monthly bond purchases, which have been aimed at keeping long-term loan rates low. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Report: More acidic seawater poses risks for fisheries in Alaska

The release of carbon dioxide into the air from power plant smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Jimmy Dean moves beyond breakfast for first time

Jimmy Dean is coming to dinner — and lunch, too. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Balancing act: First 'real' job teaches lessons, offers a few surprises

Every job we hold during our long years in the work force teaches us something. My 16-year-old daughter is about a month into her first "real" job, and so far it has been a great experience for... Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Don't touch that 529 plan

Having more money in your hands isn’t the big answer here. What you both need is a behavior change when it comes to money. My advice is to leave the 529 alone. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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New rules adopted for institutional money market funds

New rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission are intended to address risks of liquidity runs on institutional money market funds by fund participants. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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