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No-tip restaurant offers food for thought on pay, benefits

Customers to Girard Brasserie and Bruncherie might be in for a surprise when they read the note attached to their bills: "Tipping is not necessary." Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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CBS zapped its rivals in viewership last week, Nielsen says

Except for CBS, the broadcast networks mostly closed up shop last week. At least, that's the suggestion from Nielsen, which says the average prime-time audience for CBS matched the total viewership... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Montana oil spill renews worries over pipeline safety

A second large oil spill into Montana's Yellowstone River in less than four years is reviving questions about oversight of the nation's aging pipeline network. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Obama pitches his economic plan to conservatives in Idaho

Prodding the new Republican Congress from a conservative state, President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged GOP lawmakers to work with him on an agenda that helps the middle class and insisted they... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Lab tests imply formaldehyde risk in some e-cigarette vapor

Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Melvin Gordon, CEO who built empire from Tootsie Rolls, dies

Melvin Gordon, who helped turn the enduring popularity of the humble Tootsie Roll into a candy empire, has died. He was 95. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Key issues and updates on the Keystone XL oil pipeline

To build or not to build? That question is at the heart of the debate over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Standards aim to cut down on salmonella in poultry

The government is pushing the poultry industry to make their chicken and turkey a little safer with new standards aimed at reducing the number of cases of foodborne illness by 50,000 a year. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Egypt currency falls to historic low, could spur investment

Egypt's currency fell for the fourth time in a week on Wednesday, hitting its lowest point ever against the dollar, in a development that could help boost foreign investment after four years of unrest. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Toyota's lowest-priced car gets spruced up

Toyota's lowest-priced car, the Yaris, is restyled inside and out for 2015, has an improved ride and adds new standard features — all for a starting retail price of less than $16,000. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Microsoft to show off more Windows 10 features

Microsoft will use an event Wednesday to offer a wider glimpse of the next version of Windows. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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US home construction up 4.4 percent in December

Construction of new homes rebounded in December, helping to push activity for the entire year to the highest level since the peak of the housing boom nine years ago. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Analysis: Obama seizes on recovery, bets on staying power

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address marked a sweet spot in his presidency when economic signs and his own personal approval are on the rise. He made sure to capitalize, taking... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Creative license: Rethinking the purpose of professional licensing

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Licenses for certain fields of work are justified to ensure quality of products and services for customers as well as guarantee proper training for employees in the field. Now there is an... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Survey ranks Utah's best and worst commutes

Utahns spend more than 50 minutes on average traveling to work every day, which adds up to about 134 commuting hours — or more than 5.5 days — each year. Price registered the best... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Obama's proposed mandatory paid parental and sick leave has opponents

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President Obama announces need for six weeks of paid parental leave and up to seven paid sick days for American workers in Tuesday's Sate of the Union address. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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10 parts of the economy that will be affected by slipping oil prices, for better or for worse

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A list of 10 parts of the economy that will either suffer or flourish as oil prices continue to drop. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Judge says Wash. can't make pharmacies sell contraceptives

Washington state cannot force pharmacies to sell Plan B or other emergency contraceptives, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying the state's true goal was to suppress religious objections by... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2012

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