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U.S. federal debt continues to grow

The amount of debt issued by the U.S. Treasury and held by the public totaled just under $12.6 trillion last week. When borrowings between government entities are included, the total public debt... Read more »

July 4, 2014

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5 price hikes you and your family should expect

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Thought you would be able to save money this summer? Think again. Five things we do or use every day are expected to rise in price soon. Read more »

July 4, 2014

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Unions representing government workers are gaining

Unions representing government workers are expanding while organized labor has been shedding private sector members over the past half-century. Read more »

July 4, 2014

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Markets lackluster on US Independence Day

Following earlier gains Friday in Asia when investors responded to a strong U.S. jobs report the previous day, markets in Europe were lackluster as Wall Street celebrated the Fourth of July holiday. Read more »

July 4, 2014

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For-profit college company to sell most campuses

The troubled for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the Education Department reached an agreement late Thursday that has 85 of the company's 100-plus campuses going up for sale,... Read more »

July 4, 2014

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Amid positive jobs numbers, politicians hedge bets

The top jobs numbers for June would have seemed to be cause for some appreciation. After all, the unemployment rate dipped to 6.1 percent, the lowest in six years, and hiring showed five months of... Read more »

July 4, 2014

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Who's to blame for your bad money skills?

Managing money doesn't come easily to everyone, which is why some argue it's time to rethink how we teach finance. Read more »

July 3, 2014

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US hiring likely strong for a 5th straight month

Hiring was likely robust for a fifth straight month in June, a sign that the economic recovery, now entering its sixth year, is finally gaining meaningful traction. Read more »

July 3, 2014

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Rodney K. Smith: The sacred right of religious conscience and the founding of America

In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., the Supreme Court recently upheld the right of religious conscience. Read more »

July 3, 2014

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UTA extends long-term parking program

The Utah Transit Authority announced Thursday that it would extend its free long-term parking program originally launched last year. The agency said free extended parking will be offered at more... Read more »

July 3, 2014

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A quick guide to the latest jobs report

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 288,000 jobs were added in June, and the unemployment rate has now dropped to 6.1 percent. Read more »

July 3, 2014

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Fourth Street Clinic seeking new CEO

The search is on for a new chief executive officer at the Fourth Street Clinic, its third in 28 years of operation. Read more »

July 3, 2014

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Dow tops 17,000 after strong jobs report

The Dow Jones industrial average topped 17,000 for the first time Thursday, the index's first big 1,000-point milestone this year, following news that hiring in the U.S. accelerated last month. Read more »

July 3, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Housing payment should be less than 25 percent of monthly income

Your housing payment should not exceed 25 percent of your monthly take-home pay on a 15-year, fixed-rate mortgage. Read more »

July 3, 2014

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What's the hardest part of affording a home?

The slow housing recovery has often been cited as the primary reason the economy is not growing as expected after the Great Recession. Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Safety agency says Chrysler recall too slow

The U.S. government's road safety agency is accusing Chrysler of moving too slowly to fix some Jeep SUVs in a recall announced more than a year ago. Read more »

July 2, 2014

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UK investigating Facebook over psych experiment

British data protection authorities are investigating revelations that Facebook conducted a psychological experiment on its users. Read more »

July 2, 2014

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US factory orders slide 0.5 percent in May

Orders to U.S. factories fell in May, ending three months of gains. Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Supreme Court ruling won't alter birth-control coverage for many

Don't expect a massive wave of companies to stop paying for employees' contraceptives after this week's Supreme Court decision allowing some businesses to refuse to cover birth control. Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sees little threat to financial stability

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that she doesn't see a need for the Fed to start raising interest rates to defuse the risk that extremely low rates could destabilize the financial... Read more »

July 2, 2014

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32 states trail US as a whole in job recovery

Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, most states still haven't regained all the jobs they lost, even though the nation as a whole has. Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Target 'respectfully' asks customers to leave firearms at home

Target is "respectfully" asking its customers to not bring firearms into its stores, even where it is allowed by law. Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Small business owners learn recession lessons

For some small business owners, the Great Recession turned out to be a lesson in how to run their companies better. Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Survey: US companies added 281,000 jobs in June

A private survey shows U.S. business hiring surged in June, a sign of stronger economic growth. Read more »

July 2, 2014

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United Way names 5 new board members

United Way of Salt Lake has welcomed five new members to its board of directors, which now comprises 53 leaders. Read more »

July 1, 2014

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