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Utah jobless rate up slightly at 4.1 percent

Utah’s unemployment rate for March is at 4.1 percent. Officials say 35,800 jobs have been added to the Utah economy since March of 2013. Read more »

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USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections

Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday. Read more »

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Obamacare may not be as expensive as we thought

According to the CBO, the net cost of the Affordable Care Act is projected to be cost $5 billion less in 2014 than originally projected. Read more »

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Michaels: 3 million customer cards may have been exposed in data breach

Michaels Stores said Thursday that about 3 million customer credit and debit cards may have been exposed to hackers due to malware found on its Michaels and Aaron Brothers systems. Read more »

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How much did President Obama donate to his local church?

The release of President Obama’s tax returns has generated plenty of discussion, but some of the most interesting tidbits come not from how much he got, but from how much he gave. Read more »

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Michelle Obama: High school diploma is not enough

First lady Michelle Obama says a high school education is not enough in today's global economy. Read more »

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From 'Unwrapped' to new TV show 'Rewrapped'

Consider the simple but beloved chocolate chip cookie. Now imagine that cookie encrusting a brioche roll tucked around a turkey meatball. Read more »

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Allstate to open service center in Draper, bringing 100+ jobs

Allstate Insurance will open a new service center in Draper with plans to hire more than 100 employees in the next year. Read more »

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Detroit sees more deals ahead in bankruptcy case

On the heels of major deals with pension funds, an attorney for the city of Detroit on Thursday predicted more agreements in the days ahead to help it emerge from bankruptcy. Read more »

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Chipotle plans first price hike in 3 years

Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos. Read more »

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Wal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly

Wal-Mart is offering another incentive to its customers to spend more time at its stores. Read more »

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Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December. Read more »

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UnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent

UnitedHealth Group's first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as funding cuts to a key product and costs imposed by the health care overhaul dented the health insurer's performance. Read more »

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PepsiCo's profit rises on snack sales, cost cuts

PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit as the company slashed costs and sold more snacks around the world. Read more »

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Stocks edge lower after Google, IBM earnings

Stocks edged lower in midday trading on Thursday as investors digested a crop of mixed company earnings. Among the stocks weighing down the market were Google, IBM and insurers UnitedHealth and... Read more »

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Philip Morris Int'l 1Q profit falls nearly 12 percent

Philip Morris International's first-quarter profit dropped nearly 12 percent as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates for the U.S.... Read more »

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Union Pacific railroad's 1Q profit up 14 percent

The harsh winter didn't keep Union Pacific railroad from delivering 14 percent higher quarterly profit as it hauled more agricultural, industrial and coal shipments. Read more »

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Goldman's income falls 11 percent, but still beats

Goldman Sachs' earnings fell in the first quarter as bond trading slumped, but the results still came in ahead of what investors expected as other parts of the bank performed well. Read more »

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GE 1Q earnings fall, outlook strong

General Electric posted lower first-quarter net income than a year ago because last year's results included the sale of NBC Universal. But the company said its industrial divisions performed well... Read more »

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Heavy winter storms weigh on DuPont during 1Q

DuPont's agricultural sales suffered and its operating costs rose during extensive winter storms that dragged on first-quarter earnings, although volumes increased in the company's industrial... Read more »

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China factories face new challenge as growth slows

As China's growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low cost producer is no longer enough to prosper. Read more »

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British diplomat lauds UK trade relations with Utah

Speaking before an audience of local business leaders Wednesday at the Salt Lake Chamber, Sir Peter Westmacott, British ambassador to the United States, touted the U.K.'s business relationship with... Read more »

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Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US

A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided. Read more »

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Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law. Read more »

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Yellen: Fed stimulus still needed for job market

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central bank must remain intent on adjusting its policy to respond to... Read more »

April 16, 2014

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