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Financial firsts: Buying a new car requires careful consideration

Your first new car is an exciting experience for most people. But make the most of it by knowing how to go about getting the best deal possible. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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UTA, Salt Lake partner to improve bus stops along 1700 South

The Utah Transit Authority is working with Salt Lake City to make bus stops along 1700 South compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and more inviting to riders. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Tiny town of Grouse Creek now has cellphone service

Grouse Creek is a small town in the extreme northwestern part of Box Elder County. For the first time ever, its 50-some residents have cellphone coverage. It's not 4G coverage, but it's a start. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Global stocks sink after China index dives 7 percent

U.S. stocks are opening 2016 on a grim note, dropping sharply after a plunge in China and declines in Europe. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Target's turnaround gets shoppers back into stores

Target's efforts to draw shoppers back into its stores are paying off. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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80-year-old Tokyo fish market holds final New Year auction

It's among the biggest of Japan's many New Year holiday rituals: Early on Tuesday, a huge, glistening tuna will be auctioned for a lot of money at Tokyo's 80-year-old Tsukiji market. Next year, if... Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Art dealer Wildenstein accused of huge French tax fraud

International art dealer Guy Wildenstein went on trial in Paris Monday on charges of tax fraud and money laundering, after two relatives tipped off investigators about the family's financial... Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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General Motors invests $500m in Lyft, forms partnership

General Motors Co. and ride-hailing company Lyft Inc. are forming an unprecedented partnership that could help them beat their rivals to the self-driving future. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom: Leadership trends from 2015 headlines

Leadership trends come and go, but an honest, authentic “thank you” for a job well done inspires the great work you’ll want your teams to deliver in 2016 and beyond. Read more »

Jan. 2, 2016

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Trial in NYC set to air GM ignition switch recall issues

A civil trial set to start this month in New York City will test the legal boundaries of hundreds of claims remaining against General Motors Co. stemming from faulty ignition switches. Read more »

Jan. 2, 2016

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Swift's world tour tops Pollstar's 2015 list with $250.4M

Taylor Swift's star-studded "1989 World Tour" topped Pollstar's list of worldwide tours of the year, grossing $250.4 million. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: Curious, creative, magic — a mindset for the new year

A creative life is an amplified life. Start the year by embracing the ideas around you. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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Amazon gives income from anti-Islam group's song to refugees

Online retailer Amazon has pledged to donate its share of revenues from the sale of a song by the anti-Islam group PEGIDA to refugees, undermining the cause of the far-right movement. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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New laws in 2016 show states are diverging on guns, voting

Laws taking effect at the start of the new year show states diverging on some hot-button issues. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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How to spend $5 trillion: a record-breaking year in deals

Companies around the world spent a record $5.04 trillion on acquisitions in 2015, according to Dealogic, as slow worldwide economic growth and low interest rates pushed companies to combine forces. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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Apple agrees to pay $350 million in Italian tax case

Apple has agreed to pay Italy 318 million euros (about $350 million) in taxes for several past years, prosecutors said Wednesday, part of a broader European effort to make multinationals pay what... Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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Free Internet service for over 3 million Egyptians shut down

A program that had been giving free basic Internet services to over three million Egyptians was shut down on Wednesday, social media site Facebook said. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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Egyptian officials raid art house, publishing house

Egyptian officials raided two prominent cultural venues — a popular art gallery and a publishing house — questioning workers about their activities and taking equipment, in what... Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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Consumer confidence down, spending up in December

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index registered at 108.9 for December — down 5.1 points. Declining expectations for the next six months was the main reason for the decline, as... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Become a Jedi money master

Here are 10 of Yoda's maxims, taken from previous Star Wars films, that you can use to become a Jedi money master. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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In Russia, recession takes a bite out of the holiday feast

For most Russians, it's not New Year's without a Salad Olivier, a dish meant to augur prosperity. This year, soaring food costs mean the tradition can also be a painful reminder of how rapidly many... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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End of meat? Startups seek alternatives for the masses

Patrick Brown is on an improbable mission: Make a burger Americans love, minus the meat. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Set financial boundaries when starting a side business

Make sure you have a clear understanding of exactly how much — if any — financial support would be required. Set these financial boundaries, and also be clear on when you expect the... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Amazon holiday shipping, Christmas Eve deliveries set record

Online retailer Amazon has been a prime beneficiary of more consumers doing their holiday shopping online and procrastinating. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Changing consumer tastes forcing companies like General Mills to change … fast

Grocery store favorites like Betty Crocker and Hamburger Helper are hurting. Cheerios, still the nation’s No. 1 cereal brand, needs some help. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Balancing act: Are you more productive in the week before a holiday?

A recent survey found that 32 percent of respondents said they became more productive during the week before a major holiday, while 22 percent said their output waned during that time. Where do you... Read more »

Dec. 27, 2015

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The financial mindset of the minimalist

Minimalism aims to make life simpler and more rewarding. There are financial benefits along the way as well. Read more »

Dec. 27, 2015

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What is Boxing Day and how did it get its name?

In Britain and other countries like Australia and Canada, the day after Christmas is a secular national holiday known as Boxing Day. Here's a brief look at some theories about how the holiday got... Read more »

Dec. 26, 2015

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Uber looks to expand throughout New York; cabbies fight back

Lawmakers returning to Albany for the usual debates over taxes and spending will also take on an issue even more basic to many New Yorkers — the options for getting home from the train... Read more »

Dec. 26, 2015

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Former LL Bean leader, Burt's Bees co-founder died in 2015

The executive who led L.L. Bean into the modern era, the co-founder of Burt's Bees and the actor who played the villain in the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" are among notable Maine residents who died... Read more »

Dec. 26, 2015

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David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom: Borrow some Santa magic and make a workplace “nice” list

When Santa is watching, you know you’ll reap what you sow. Think about that. Santa notices. Read more »

Dec. 25, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Plan ahead to reduce Christmas shopping stress

Thinking differently and changing your gift-buying behaviors may be a little tough at first, but trust me, it’s worth the effort. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Economic interdependence is the new normal

It's OK if young folks live with their folks. It's not a sign that they are financial failures. Given the current economic reality for so many, the new normal is economic interdependence. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Inspectors make sure consumers pay correct price for items

Utah's Weights and Measures program ensures that when items are scanned at the register, they reflect the price displayed on store shelves. A Harmons store in Farmington currently has a 100 percent... Read more »

Dec. 21, 2015

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Salt Lake named one of the best cities to found a startup in new study

Salt Lake City was named 12th in DataFox's study "2015 Best Cities to Found a Startup Outside Silicon Valley and New York" and "the ideal place to start a company" for those who want a... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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UTA board of trustees names 2 vice chairmen

The Utah Transit Authority’s board of trustees has selected board members Robert McKinley and Chris Sloan to serve as co-vice chairmen. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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Utah unemployment rate up from last year, down from last month

Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for November 2015 grew by an estimated 3.6 percent, adding 48,400 jobs to the economy as compared to November 2014. Utah’s current employment level... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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18th-century marble bust looted by Nazis returns to Poland

An 18th-century marble bust of the goddess Diana looted by the Nazis in 1940 has returned to Warsaw from Vienna, where it recently surfaced at an auction house. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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Pride vies with sadness as Britain's last coal pit closes

Coal once fueled the British Empire, employed armies of men and shook the power of governments. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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Holiday sales show online shift

More often shoppers are making the decision to sit on their couches than head to stores this holiday season. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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Women are getting paid more in corporate America — possibly because there are fewer of them

Women may be badly outnumbered in the top ranks of corporate America, but at least they aren't underpaid. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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How do wages, education and age contribute to Utah's workforce skills gap?

Most Utah companies struggle in some way to find qualified employees, according to a Utah Foundation report released Wednesday. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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UTA board approves 2016 budget

The Utah Transit Authority board approved the 2016 budget, which includes an increase of bus service hours, rail service and paratransit, reflecting the additional service implemented last August. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Mobile mammogram service gives homeless women a chance at early detection

Utah has a high rate of breast cancer diagnoses, but a much lower than average rate for women obtaining preventive screening for breast cancer. A mobile mammography van is helping to change that. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Startup slump shows companies may be reluctant to invest in future

Studies have shown that, despite the success of firms like Facebook, the number of startups has dropped sharply, from about 13 percent of all firms in the late 1980s to about 8 percent in 2011. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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What a difference a snowstorm makes

The impact of Monday's snowstorm has rapidly flowed throughout the Wasatch Front, bringing skiers to the mountains, moisture to reserves, snowplows to the streets and anxious customers to local... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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Buying a car? A home? Fed rate hike shouldn't matter much

For anyone considering whether to buy a home or car, the Federal Reserve's interest rate increase Wednesday shouldn't make much difference. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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Fed finally lifts key interest rate from near zero

The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates after seven years of record lows. But it's signaling that further rate hikes will likely be made slowly as the economy strengthens further and muted... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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Christmas helpers wrap thousands of gifts for low-income families

Busy helpers wrapped thousands of children's gifts at the Valley Fair Mall on Tuesday, creating an atmosphere like that of Santa's workshop. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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US stock indexes rise after Fed raises interest rates

Stocks are edging higher Wednesday afternoon after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates, a long-expected vote of confidence in the health of the U.S. economy. The announcement gave the markets... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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