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Small business crystal ball: Don't look for boom in 2016

Don't look for a small business boom in 2016. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016


Jets give deal to receiver who held sign looking for NFL job

Joe Anderson's outside-the-box thinking finally paid off. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015


FAA to require most drones to be registered and marked

by numerous reports of drones flying near jets and airports, the federal government will require that the aircraft be registered to make it easier to identify owners and educate amateur aviators. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2015


Small businesses in limbo as Congress debates tax break

Small business owners are on edge as they wait to see if Congress will approve a big increase in the tax break they get to buy new equipment. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015


Another month of solid US hiring clears way for Fed hike

The U.S. economy generated another month of solid hiring in November, making it highly likely that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates from record lows this month. Read more »

Dec. 6, 2015


Appalachia grasps for hope as coal loses its grip

The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015


Deaf business owners overcome obstacles and prejudice

Soon after customers arrive at Mozzeria for the first time, they notice something's different about the restaurant: Virtually every staffer is deaf. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015


University of Missouri president Tom Wolfe leaves over race complaints

The president of the University of Missouri system resigned Monday with the football team and others on campus in open revolt over what they saw as his indifference to racial tensions at the school. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015


University of Missouri protests grow after athletes jump in

Long-simmering protests at the University of Missouri over matters of race and discrimination got a boost over the weekend when at least 30 black football players announced they will not... Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015


Caution sign: Don't look to small business for job growth

Don't look for a small business boom anytime soon. Read more »

Nov. 1, 2015


New VW CEO urges more open corporate culture after scandal

Volkswagen's new CEO says the company needs to place less emphasis on raw sales numbers as it recovers from a scandal over evading emissions testing on its diesel engines. Read more »

Oct. 28, 2015


US stocks move higher; energy, GE, Twitter are among gainers

U.S. and global stocks rose in midday trading Monday after a gloomy jobs report last week led investors to expect that the Federal Reserve will postpone its first interest rate increase in nearly a... Read more »

Oct. 5, 2015


Balancing act: Survey: Workplace bullying is still a problem

I had hoped that increasing awareness of the problem of workplace bullying would lead to a decrease in its occurrence. A new survey, however, makes me believe that has not happened. Read more »

Sept. 29, 2015


Human resources professionals weigh benefits, risks of hiring people with criminal histories

A growing number of employers no longer ask on job applications whether job seekers have criminal convictions, a trend driven by a need to fill positions with otherwise qualified applicants and... Read more »

Sept. 24, 2015


UPS will hire up to 95,000 holiday season workers

UPS said Tuesday it will hire 90,000 to 95,000 employees — about the same as last year — to help handle shipping and deliveries over the holiday season. Read more »

Sept. 15, 2015

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Forecast for jobs in Utah trending upward

Utah currently boasts one of the most robust and fastest-growing economies in the nation, having added thousands of new jobs in just the past year alone, and is among the leaders in employment... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2015


Seattle teachers to stay off picket line on 9/11 anniversary

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Seattle teachers striking over wages put down their picket signs Friday and worked on community service projects like food drives in commemoration of the 9/11 terror attacks. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2015


Goodbye home offices: shared workspaces gaining ground

Ten years ago, co-working spaces were a new concept, providing shared desks for freelancers and entrepreneurs as single "mom and pop" shops. Read more »

Sept. 6, 2015


Steve Eaton: Unemployed man breaks the rules by sharing the truth

Read this story if you are thinking about quitting your day job. Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015


5 career killers you didn’t know about

People who advance in companies, in business, in life and in relationships aren’t advancing because they love what they’re doing. They’re advancing because someone else loves what... Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015


Learning money management skills increases financial security for women

Learning to properly manage money can help women bolster their self-confidence and self-reliance, according to Susan Madsen, professor of leadership and ethics at the Woodbury School of Business at... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015


Forum aims to educate women on money management

The Utah Women & Leadership Project will host an event called “Cents and Sensibility: Women and Money” on Sept. 9 at Utah Valley University to educate young women about the importance... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Dave Ramsey: Use good judgment in online marketplace

I wouldn’t say never buy anything on places like eBay, but I would try to use some common sense and judgment. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015


Balancing act: Survey: Many people work because they want to, not just need to

A new survey of parents who are interested in work flexibility found that 90 percent reported "needing" to work, but 63 percent also reported "wanting" to work. As always, though, every family... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015


Improving your productivity potential bite by bite

For anyone who’s experienced the afternoon coma that follows lunch, you understand exactly what bite-by-bite means — that the food you eat today affects your performance today. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Amazon workers report demoralizing working conditions; CEO Jeff Bezos says the company described is not Amazon

Working at online tech giants like Amazon and Facebook is the new American Dream; however, according to a recent article in The New York Times, not all of them are peaches are roses to work for. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015


'We need the support of the business community': Internships offer students a hiring advantage

Gone are the days of interns fetching coffee. Instead, they’re gaining real-world experience: taking on duties such as developing treatment plans for people with disabilities, creating... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2015


No reason to feel guilty: Women raised by working mothers are more likely to earn higher wages

Even though women raised by working mothers are more likely to earn higher wages, the narrative of working motherhood remains tinged with guilt. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2015


US employers add 215,000 jobs in July; 5.3 pct. unemployment

U.S. employers added a solid 215,000 jobs in July, signaling a steadily rising job market and likely nudging the Federal Reserve closer to raising interest rates in September. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2015


Obama calls for more female and minority entrepreneurs

President Barack Obama says underrepresentation of women and minorities among the nation's startups is hurting business. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015


Balancing act: Self-confidence is key to success at work

A recent survey found that 89 percent of U.S. workers believe they deserve a raise, and 54 percent plan to ask for one this year. But when faced with the prospect of asking for an increase in pay,... Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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Balancing act: Frank, open conversation improves atmosphere at work

One thing I loved about my career in journalism was the frank and open atmosphere in the newsroom. Not everyone likes that tone, but avoiding awkward conversations at work can cause more problems... Read more »

July 21, 2015


The surprising places rent costs more than half a paycheck

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The balance between affording food and basic health care for your family and making rent each month is getting harder to find. Read more »

July 19, 2015


'Especially strong': Utah economy gaining momentum

Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for June 2015 grew by an estimated 4.5 percent, adding 59,200 jobs to the economy compared with June 2014. Read more »

July 17, 2015


Overtime proposal may force hard choices at small businesses

A proposal to give millions of U.S. workers a raise is forcing restaurant owner Michelle Shriver to make some hard choices. Read more »

July 15, 2015


Rent hikes force small businesses to move, revamp

Rising commercial rents in newly trendy areas are forcing some small companies to change not only where they do business, but how they do it. Read more »

July 9, 2015

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Job market's new normal: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay

Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it used to be. Read more »

July 5, 2015


Dave Ramsey says: 3 traps to avoid after graduation

There are three major traps I tell all new graduates to avoid. One, don’t buy or lease a new car. The second trap to avoid is rushing in to buy a house. Last, don’t ever get caught up... Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: A woman's place is on the money at last

A remake of the $10 bill will include a portrait of a woman, and although a man, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, gets the final say on who that woman will be, he's open to suggestions. So let's take... Read more »

June 30, 2015


Clinton proposing tax credits to encourage youth employment

Targeting youth unemployment, Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to propose tax credits to encourage businesses to train young people and offer apprenticeships to develop lifelong job skills. Read more »

June 17, 2015


Balancing act: Instead of generational conflict, focus on common goals

If you want to get people riled up, write about a particular generation of workers, then wait a few hours. Based on a recent column I wrote about millennials, this formula is sure to result in some... Read more »

June 11, 2015


Michelle Singletary: Clearing up confusion on 529s

A 529 plan is not a good tax shelter if you don't intend to use the money for education expenses. Read more »

June 8, 2015


Dave Ramsey says: Develop good relationships for positive references

Work and try to develop good relationships with people in your field and those associated with it. If that’s in place, they can give out honest, positive references. Read more »

June 8, 2015


For many in US, more jobs don't mean more financial security

The U.S. economy is churning out a lot of jobs these days but not a lot of financial security for many of the people who hold them. Read more »

June 6, 2015


Wal-Mart keeps it all in the family, chair passed to son-in-law

Wal-Mart is passing the chairmanship of the world's largest retailer from the eldest son of late founder Sam Walton to a third generation. Read more »

June 5, 2015


Hero2Hire helps veterans, spouses find employment

The Hero2Hired job fair kicked off Thursday at the Davis Conference Center. The job fair helps military members, veterans and their spouses find employment. Read more »

May 28, 2015


Mideast youth unemployment rises amid post-Arab Spring chaos

Fawziyeh Sharif and dozens of other young women who make jeans for the U.S. market in a factory in this village in northern Jordan consider themselves lucky — even though they spend 48 hours... Read more »

May 21, 2015


Tech exec's loss raises question: How to grieve and work?

What happened to Sheryl Sandberg could happen to anyone: The woman who wrote the book on balancing career and family will have to figure out how soon she will return to her high-profile job... Read more »

May 7, 2015


Ask Mr. Dad: How to handle stress of going back to work too soon

Dear Mr. Dad: We really need my salary to make ends meet, but the prospect of leaving my baby is making me miserable. I have no idea what I can do to feel better about this situation. Read more »

April 15, 2015


Embracing change: Utah County leaders examine real estate development

Five Utah County mayors voiced their optimism and concerns looking into the future of some of the fastest growing communities in the state during a Utah County Commercial Real Estate Symposium on... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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