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Fraudsters targeting taxpayers with phone scam (+audio)

The state Division of Consumer Protection reported Wednesday that Utahns are receiving unsolicited phone calls by con artists claiming to be with the IRS threatening lawsuits, arrest warrants and... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Paul Ryan is not running for president — or passing a budget

House Speaker Paul Ryan's national stature is such that he had to call a news conference to deny he wants to be president. Back on Capitol Hill, he's about to blow through a statutory deadline to... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to headline Utah Technology Council event

Apple president and CEO Tim Cook will be the keynote speaker at the Utah Technology Council's Hall of Fame celebration in September. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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In air travel hub of Dubai, zip line offers new way to fly

In the air travel hub of Dubai, there's a new way to fly: A zip line run by extreme sports company XDubai. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Regulators: 5 big banks get failing grades for crisis plans

Federal regulators say five of the biggest banks in the U.S. haven't worked out strong plans for how they might reshape themselves in case of failure, which could leave them unable to survive... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Amazon's latest Kindle mostly wants to disappear

Will loyal fans of e-books be willing to pay tablet prices for dedicated e-readers? Amazon is about to find out. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Business cut back on stockpiles as sales fell again

Businesses reduced their stockpiles for a second straight month in February, while sales fell for a seventh month. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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US retail sales fall in March as Americans buy fewer cars

U.S. retail sales fell last month as Americans cut back on their car purchases, the latest sign that consumers are reluctant to spend freely. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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5 reasons the rich live longer than the poor

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Research shows that the rich can expect to enjoy a much longer life than their poor neighbors, and the gap is growing. Curiously, geography and education play into this disparity. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: Have you already gotten ahead in life?

We've got to stop raising the financial bar so high that we never have a feeling that we've gotten ahead. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Examine emotional connection when selling sentimental items

There’s nothing wrong with having some nice things. But there’s a big difference between you having things and your things having you. Never let “stuff” stand between you... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Average gas prices in Utah climb to $2.10 per gallon

The average price for gasoline in Utah registered at $2.10 per gallon, which is 43 cents lower than the same time a year ago. Across the country, 13 states reported higher average prices than the... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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UDOT touting increased driver safety in work zones

With over 150 projects this year, the Utah Department of Transportation is launching a new effort to raise driver awareness about driving safely in work zones. Last year, there were 2,849 vehicle... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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State grant aims to create pathways for students, workforce for industries

The Utah Department of Workforce Services announced a $3.5 million grant Tuesday that aims to create and expand education programs that meet specific needs of growing Utah industries. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Tickets for Kobe's last game are insanely expensive, so be wary of 'deals'

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It's a strange NBA phenomenon when the lowest-ranked teams in the conference with no stake in the playoffs host the most expensive game of the season. But since it's Kobe Bryant's last game, that's... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Facebook shows new ways to chat, stream video

Facebook says people who use its Messenger chat service will soon be able to order flowers, request news articles and talk with businesses by sending them direct text messages. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Finance officials facing a chronically weak global economy

World finance officials who meet in Washington this week confront a bleak picture: Eight years after the financial crisis erupted, the global economy remains fragile and at risk of another recession. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Romania ordered to pay $776,000 to revolution victims

Europe's top human rights court on Tuesday ordered Romania to pay compensation to the families of 45 people who died during the country's 1989 anti-communist revolution. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Businesses that share Trump name get swept up in the circus

It's not easy being Trump these days. Just ask the people at Trump Tobacco in California, Trump Travel in New York, Trump Memorials in Nebraska and Trump Chiropractic & Acupuncture in Kansas. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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IMF issues stark warning on British exit from EU

The International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that a British exit from the European Union could inflict severe damage to the world economy by disrupting international trade. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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US rep blasts IFC conflict of interest in Manila water plan

In a bustling, densely populated corner of Manila, fruit vendor Coring Gutierrez reads $35 due from her latest water bill, more than triple what her family of six paid 15 years ago. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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How your employer might give your tax information to identity thieves

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Sprouts Farmers Market has added its name to the long list of companies who were victims of tax fraud this year, compromising the tax information of 21,000 employees. But there are a few things you... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Kearns-Tribune, Deseret News ask judge to toss antitrust lawsuit

Kearns-Tribune and Deseret News Publishing Co. asked a federal judge Monday to throw out a lawsuit challenging the joint operating agreement between Salt Lake City's two daily newspapers. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Poll: Obama's approval rises with improving economy

As many in the United States hold their noses in the search for the next president, they're increasingly warming to the president they already have. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne stepping aside for medical reasons

Overstock.com announced Monday that founder and CEO Patrick Byrne will take an indefinite leave of absence for medical reasons. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Convicted St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson seeks new trial

Convicted internet marketer Jeremy Johnson wants a new trial and a federal judge to acquit him despite a jury finding him guilty last month of making false statements to a bank. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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UK's Daily Mail in early talks over bid for Yahoo

The owner of Britain's Daily Mail newspaper and media group is in early talks over a bid for the ailing U.S. internet company Yahoo. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Does a reverse mortgage ever make sense?

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Reverse mortgages have become popular as a funding source for older Americans. But that doesn't mean one size fits all. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Low fuel costs drive vehicle expenses to six-year low

The cost of driving is at a six-year low thanks to lower fuel prices, according to AAA's "Your Driving Costs" report for 2016. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Want to graduate college debt free? Teach in a rural area

The teacher shortage in poor, rural districts in South Carolina is so bad, the state is considering offering would-be instructors a way to graduate from college debt free. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Yes, Disney will keep milking the Star Wars cow

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The teaser trailer for a new Star Wars film has officially landed. And while the Force may not be as strong with this one as it was with last year's "The Force Awakens," it's still likely to stuff... Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Lawsuit: Employee bilked public safety communication agency out of $1M in purchases

A lawsuit filed by the Utah Communications Authority claims one of its recently fired employees has admitted to stealing about $1 million from the company through the fraudulent use of an agency... Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Shareholders approve sale of Starwood Hotels to Marriott

Marriott International has cleared one of its major hurdles on its journey to acquire rival Starwood and become the world's largest hotel chain. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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3 Wasatch Front metro areas among best in nation for minority-owned businesses

According to a recently released ranking from Nerdwallet, the Wasatch Front is a top 10 leader in the U.S. for minority-owned businesses. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Brooklyn case takes front seat in Apple encryption fight

The Justice Department said Friday it will continue trying to force Apple to reveal an iPhone's data in a New York drug case, putting the Brooklyn case at the center of a fight over whether a... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Experts caution self-driving cars aren't ready for roads

Self-driving cars are more likely to hurt than help public safety because of unsolved technical issues, engineers and safety advocates told the government Friday, countering a push by innovators to... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Kennecott eyeing ground movement at Bingham Canyon Mine

Kennecott Utah Copper has eyes all over its massive Bingham Canyon Mine looking for any potentially dangerous movement of the earth. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Ex-BYU and NFL player focuses new career on concussions

A former BYU football star whose NFL career was cut short partly by concussions has now decided to devote himself to helping others with similar injuries. Late last month, Austin Collie quit his... Read more »

April 7, 2016

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FBI continues to debate sharing iPhone hack with Apple

The FBI has not decided whether to share with Apple Inc. details about how the bureau hacked into an iPhone linked to a California terrorism investigation, the bureau's director says. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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New rule from Labor Department can vastly affect your retirement savings

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Starting April 2017, you can breathe easy when making retirement investments. Financial advisers will now have to put their investor's best interest before their own. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Why Trump's proposal to make Mexico pay for his wall won't work

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Donald Trump says he will embargo money transfers from the U.S. to Mexico until the Mexican government pays for his wall. But his proposal may have some unintended consequences. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Man conned Midvale business owner out of $125,000, charges say

Charges filed Wednesday accuse a Bountiful man of conning an elderly business owner out of roughly $125,000 through a litany of deceptive behaviors last year. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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State has $370 million in unclaimed property waiting to be reunited with rightful owners

The Utah State Treasurer’s Office on Tuesday announced that the Unclaimed Property Division has accumulated more than $370 million in unaccounted for property over the years. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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UDOT announces top 10 road construction projects for 2016

The Utah Department of Transportation announced its list of top 10 projects for the 2016 construction season. These construction projects are designed to enhance safety for drivers and pedestrians,... Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Russia's new National Guard will be tasked to suppress riots

The National Guard being formed in Russia will be given broad powers to suppress riots, according to a presidential decree released Wednesday. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Allergan, Pfizer call off proposed $160B merger

The biggest U.S.-based drugmaker, Pfizer Inc., will stay put thanks to aggressive new Treasury Department rules that succeeded in blocking Pfizer from acquiring rival Allergan and moving to Ireland... Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Be honest with your employer about new job offer

If an organization cares about its team members, and one of them has the ability to double his or her income and is not breaking a promise in the process, this type of scenario is perfectly... Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: Which financial documents are fit to be purged?

There was a time when I couldn't throw out a lot of financial documents for fear that I may need them one day. I was paranoid that a creditor would claim I didn't pay what I owed, so I held on to... Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Kennecott workers evacuated from part of Bingham Canyon Mine after 'movement'

Rio Tinto Kennecott employees were evacuated Tuesday morning after "movement" was detected at the Bingham Canyon Mine, a spokesman confirmed. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Amid shuttered Blockbusters, Bountiful's Top Hat Video still going strong

In a world where most video rental stores are abandoned and look like sets from an episode of "The Walking Dead," one store in Utah is still going strong. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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