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Breakfast bump: McDonald's US sales jump 5.7 percent

McDonald's says the introduction of its all-day breakfast and unseasonably warm weather in the final three months of the year helped lift sales by 5.7 percent in the U.S., marking the second... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Boundaries, finances both need careful consideration

I always recommend that young couples rent for a year and concentrate on each other, the new marriage, cleaning up any debts they have and establishing an emergency fund. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Billionaire donors helped Cruz rise in GOP presidential bid

Four of America's wealthiest businessmen laid the foundation for Ted Cruz's now-surging Republican presidential campaign and have redefined the role of political donors. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Troubled honeybees find friends in beekeepers

On a snowy weekday, several bees lay still beneath a small strainer. Doug Penning, who tends to 20 bee colonies at his Coal Creek-area home, earlier had scooped up the bees, which were paralyzed by... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Businesswoman hopes to help homeless, 1 candle at a time

Laura Cameron already knows how to transform old wine bottles into ornate candles. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Utah's jobless rate remains low at 3.5 percent

Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for December 2015 grew by an estimated 3.2 percent, adding 43,300 jobs to the economy compared with December 2014. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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A robotic revolution may be closer than you think

The 46th annual World Economic Forum convenes this week with the theme, "Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution." This revolution, however, means more jobs for machines and fewer jobs for humans. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Tesoro donates $300K to help Salt Lake County drivers pay for emission repairs

In efforts to improve air quality along the Wasatch Front, Salt Lake County officials have partnered with the Tesoro Foundation and local auto repair businesses to help more county residents pay... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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How 5 retailers have responded to online-shopping trends

With Wal-Mart and other major retailers closing stores and laying employees off, Amazon continues to innovate with flying packages and data-driven stores. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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GE tops 4Q earnings expectations, backs 2016 guidance

Electric topped Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter and reaffirmed its target for 2016, but shares slipped before the opening bell as the company's industrial revenue declined. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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GM ignition switch trial ends abruptly amid claims of fraud

A trial that was supposed to help settle hundreds of lawsuits stemming from General Motors' faulty ignition switches abruptly ended Friday, a day after the judge raised questions about the... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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US proposes rule to limit gas 'flaring' at drilling sites

The Obama administration intends to clamp down on oil companies that burn off natural gas on public lands. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Union Pacific 4Q profit falls 22 pct as freight volume slows

Union Pacific Corp.'s fourth-quarter profit fell 22 percent as the railroad hauled 9 percent less freight and worked to cut costs to match the reduced demand. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Young Chinese scale Great Firewall to flood Taiwan media

The Facebook page of Taiwan's president-elect was flooded Thursday with tens of thousands of pro-China comments following a campaign by young mainlanders to jump the country's "Great Firewall" into... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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UK, Germany back Lagarde for new term at IMF

Britain and Germany gave their key backing Thursday for Christine Lagarde to stay at the helm of the International Monetary Fund for a second term. The savvy Frenchwoman, however, held back from... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Report forecasts solid year for Utah economy

The Economic Report to the Governor, prepared by the Utah Economic Council, said the Beehive State should continue to have robust economic growth, positive labor market performance and an... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Stocks recover a bit after Dow plunges more than 550 points

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock prices plunged again Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average tumbling more than 550 points at one stage, as investors fretted over oil prices that dropped below... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Low oil complicates struggle to raise eurozone inflation

Low oil prices are complicating life for the European Central Bank in its struggle to push up the worrisome low inflation in the 19 nations that use the euro currency. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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US housing starts slip in December, but annual gains solid

US builders started fewer homes in December, but prior gains meant that residential construction ended 2015 at its healthiest level in eight years. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Anxiety in the air as Davos World Economic Forum kicks off

A prevailing sense of anxiety was in the air in the Swiss ski resort of Davos as the World Economic Forum kicked off Wednesday with delegates fretting about the turbulence in financial markets,... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Who has spent the most money on their campaign so far?

2016 is an election year. Here's what candidates have spent so far, and what they are expected to spend this year. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Tax season begins as IRS begins to accept returns

What's new when you file your taxes this year? Taxpayers without health insurance will face larger penalties, and those insured by their employers will get a new tax form. There also have been... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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US home builder confidence held steady in January

Confidence among U.S. home builders held steady in January even though builders' expectations about future sales dipped slightly. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Review: Under Armour's fitness gadgets need to shape up

You may know Under Armour mostly for its heavily marketed line of athletic sportswear. But the company has bigger ambitions: It's jumping into the crowded market for wearable gadgets that aim to... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Twitter disruption silences swaths of Europe, parts of US

Some Twitter users had to do without early Tuesday after sporadic outages knocked the social media site offline in Europe. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Johnson & Johnson to cut about 3,000 jobs in medical devices

Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that it plans to cut about 3,000 jobs over the next two years as the health care conglomerate works to restructure its medical devices business. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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AP EXPLAINS: What Congress can do about Puerto Rico's debt

Puerto Rico's $72 billion public debt crisis has forced congressional leaders to pay attention to a U.S. territory that's usually on the sidelines of American politics. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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AP Interview: Davos chief says Europe, oil among worries at start of World Economic Forum

As leaders from the world of politics and business arrive Tuesday in droves for the start of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, the event's founder is in somber mood. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Bank of America 4Q profit rises 10 percent, beats forecasts

Bank of America profits rose nearly 10 percent in the fourth quarter as the bank cut costs and generated better results from lending and other activities in its consumer banking division. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: When it comes to debt collectors, know your rights

Don’t ignore a debt-collection action, but don’t let anyone intimidate you, either. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Balancing act: Controlled trial shows benefits of workplace flexibility

For the first time, a randomized controlled trial shows the positive effects of workplace flexibility on a company and its employees. And that's kind of a big deal. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Flint crisis clouds Snyder’s State of the State address

Last year at this time, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was boasting about the state’s financial accomplishments, toying with a presidential run, and delivering a State of the State address that... Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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High demand is pushing pay up for job seekers, analysts say

Analysts contend that with unemployment in Utah at historic lows, the prospects for better pay in the workplace have improved. With demand for qualified candidates high, this year may be one of the... Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Gender equality in the workplace is more than just ‘equal pay for equal work’

High-ranked women in tech companies are facing discrimination, decreased opportunity and even harassment. Find out how you can contribute to an equal work environment. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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You don’t have to wait until spring to buy or sell a home. Looking in winter also has its advantages

Buying or selling a home in winter has its own set of challenges. Here's how to get the best deal possible, no matter which side of the transaction you're on. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Buyer beware: Solar power may be missing key ingredient

Want to cut reliance on your fossil-fuel-burning utility, but don't have space for solar panels? Easy, the sales pitch goes, buy a share in the new "community solar array" being built on the... Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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China, economy tests for Taiwan presidential winner Tsai

Taiwan's presidential election victor Tsai Ying-wen will enjoy a broad mandate from her commanding victory and her independence-leaning party's new legislative majority, but managing the island's... Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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New bill may snuff out smoking rooms at Salt Lake airport

A new law being proposed in the 2016 Utah legislative session could shut down the smoking rooms at the Salt Lake City International Airport. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Utah lawmaker earns $135K salary for public lands push

A Utah-based nonprofit waging a full-time campaign for Western states to take control of millions of acres of federal public lands spent almost half of its revenue on salaries for its co-founder, a... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Heart-pounding action? Hollywood can now measure that

Ever been told a movie is a heart-pounding thriller that'll have you on the edge of your seat? Thanks to wearable technology, Hollywood has the tools to prove it. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Auto industry agrees to cooperate with government on safety

After two tumultuous years of recalls, fines and friction, the government and the auto industry struck a peace treaty of sorts by agreeing to cooperate on safety issues in the future. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Wal-Mart to shutter 269 stores, 154 of them in the US

Wal-Mart is closing 269 stores, more than half of them in the U.S. and another big chunk in its challenging Brazilian market. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Stocks plummet worldwide, including Dow and crude oil drop

Stocks tumbled globally with a combination of events Friday, including a more than a 500 point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Interactive map shows Provo-Orem at top of job growth

The folks in the Provo-Orem area have a lot to be proud of. Most recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said the area saw the biggest jump in job growth in the nation. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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China's Haier buying GE appliance unit for $5.4 billion

Haier Group, the world's biggest home appliance maker, is buying General Electric Co.'s appliance business for $5.4 billion to expand its U.S. and global presence. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom: 7 leadership habits to ditch in 2016

Becoming a great leader isn’t all about the resolution list of “do's.” Eliminate these “don’ts” first to see the biggest impact. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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How true are Obama's claims about the economy?

In Tuesday's State of the Union address, Obama boasted great economic progress. We've looked at various sources checking his facts. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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FDA gives OK for company's genetically engineered potato

A potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any other potato on the market, the Food and Drug Administration says. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Why a Utah lottery is not in the cards anytime soon

Utahns flocking to Idaho or Wyoming to buy lottery tickets might have a better chance to win the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot than the Beehive State has for running its own lottery. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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