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Brown lawns loom this summer in California

It was with more hope than accuracy that the founder of this Orange County city picked the name Garden Grove in 1874 for what was little more than an open plain under the Southern California sun. Read more »

May 7, 2015


Historic Salt Lake building now home to socially and environmentally aware businesses

Impact Hub Salt Lake — a member-based organization that provides networking for socially and environmentally conscientious businesses — officially opened its doors this week on the... Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Crowdfunding: Where social media meets innovation

A decade ago, launching a startup venture was a “pipe dream” for most people, even in the “land of opportunity” that is the United States. Today, more small businesses are... Read more »

April 30, 2015


New Mexico auditor says ex-police chief got perks from Taser

Albuquerque's former police chief accepted perks and consulting work from Taser International before and after he helped the company land a lucrative no-bid contract to supply officers with body... Read more »

April 30, 2015


For 100 years, celebrities have helped urge animal kindness

These days, people pay piles of cash to pamper their pets, but problems remain on the farm and in the slaughterhouse, on movie sets and at animal shelters — even in the wild. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Worried sick over canine flu? Tips to help protect your pup

An outbreak of canine flu has sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the Midwest, killing a handful and stirring concern among animal lovers nationwide that the highly contagious virus will sideline... Read more »

April 22, 2015


Group wants to bring back Native Hawaiian burial traditions

A group of Native Hawaiians wants to bring back a centuries-old island burial practice that it says is more environmentally friendly than some modern interment methods. Read more »

April 17, 2015


Volunteer pilots help doomed dogs land new chance at life

For some dogs, a chance at the good life takes off when the pilots do. Read more »

April 8, 2015


California sets water use targets amid record low savings

California cities face mandatory targets to slash water use as much as 35 percent while regulators warn voluntary conservation hasn't been enough in the face of a devastating drought. Read more »

April 7, 2015


Robert Schuller turned drive-in movie ministry to megachurch

The Rev. Robert H. Schuller didn't wait for the faithful to flock to his upstart church in Southern California — he took his message to them. Read more »

April 3, 2015


Meerkat vs. Periscope: Live-streaming app battle & buzz

Download Periscope, Twitter's just-launched live video-streaming app, and you'll find people broadcasting all sorts of mundane stuff: waiting for AT&T to fix their wiring, getting out of bed in... Read more »

March 26, 2015


Syracuse man develops router to keep Internet use under control

A Utah man who felt like his young children were spending too much time on the Internet at home tapped into his entrepreneurial spirit and created a device to help families keep things under control. Read more »

March 26, 2015


New college program targets student entrepreneurs

A worldwide search is underway for 400 students to participate in a new and unique college program at the University of Utah. Read more »

March 24, 2015

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For business, more women in charge means bigger profits

When Rohini Anand took over diversity programs at multinational catering company Sodexo in 2002, she had one goal: To prove that it pays for a company to have equal numbers of male and female... Read more »

March 24, 2015


U's answer to need for STEM workers? Let kids have fun with science

About 2,000 fifth- and sixth-grade students from school districts across the Wasatch Front will participate in a five-day event at the University of Utah. The event is organized by the U.’s... Read more »

March 23, 2015


Health care law paperwork costs small businesses thousands

Complying with the health care law is costing small businesses thousands of dollars that they didn't have to spend before the new regulations went into effect. Read more »

March 18, 2015


UK, drugmakers establish $100M Alzheimer's venture fund

Major drugmakers, the British government and a top Alzheimer's research charity are pooling more than $100 million to create a global fund to accelerate efforts to find a treatment or even a cure... Read more »

March 17, 2015


Another year of water restrictions likely in dry California

Californians won't be able to water their lawns more than twice a week under tougher drought regulations that are expected to be approved Tuesday as the state heads into a fourth particularly dry... Read more »

March 17, 2015


How short-term viral hits can transform a small business

Fifteen minutes of Internet fame can create long-term riches for a small business. Read more »

March 12, 2015


California offers $50 million carrot for college innovation

Gov. Jerry Brown often criticizes California's public colleges and universities for what he sees as a failure to adapt to the 21st century. Now the outspoken Democrat is putting the state's money... Read more »

March 9, 2015


Can Etsy keep its folksy brand and make shareholders money?

If craft seller Etsy goes public later this year it will be a test of how well the company can balance an explicit social mission with shareholder expectations for making money. Read more »

March 5, 2015


What to expect from Costco's new deal with Visa and Citi

If you're shopping at Costco, you'll need a new credit card to pay for those family-sized packs of chicken breasts or toilet paper. Read more »

March 2, 2015


No thanks! Companies reject 'Shark Tank' deals, still thrive

With the cameras rolling, Daniel and Stephanie Rensing accepted an offer from a "Shark Tank" investor. But after they had time to think about it, they changed their minds. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015


House votes to make expired business tax breaks permanent

The House voted Friday to make permanent an expired tax break designed to help small businesses invest in equipment and property, defying a veto threat by the White House. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2015

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Are you a hack waiting to happen? Your boss wants to know

Are you a hack waiting to happen? Your boss wants to find out. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2015

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