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Utahns' confidence in the state economy is increasing, survey says

The economy in Utah is flourishing, according to an economic consultant.

Utahns' confidence in the state economy is increasing, survey says

The economy in Utah is flourishing, according to an economic consultant. And a new survey shows that Utahns are feeling quite confident about the state's current economy. Read more »

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Yellen faces GOP criticism over weak economic growth

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen came under fire Wednesday from House Republicans who charged that the central bank's policies to promote low interest rates have not boosted economic growth and... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Nearly 1 in 3 on Medicare got commonly abused opioids

Nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year at a cost of $4.1 billion, according to a federal report that shows how common the... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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10 years after housing bubble, damage lingers for minorities

When the U.S. housing bubble peaked a decade ago, soon to burst with far-reaching consequences, the pain was particularly severe for black and Hispanic Americans. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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'Hamilton' ticket prices are a lesson in supply and demand

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is blaming scalpers for high ticket prices, but the reality is that the only way to meet demand for tickets is to increase the supply. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Teach kids to be givers, savers, wise spenders

Financially speaking, as parents, we should want our children to grow to be givers, savers and wise, careful spenders. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Fed leaves rates unchanged; no hint on timing of next hike

The Federal Reserve is keeping interest rates unchanged in light of an uncertain job market and offering no hints of when its next rate hike might occur. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Top 10 parenting ideas, No. 4 — A family economy

We often ask parents what they think is their biggest parenting challenge. The No. 1 vote-getter is entitlement. The best way for parents to deal with this widespread problem is to understand that... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Real Salt Lake player and fellow refugee joins graduation celebration for refugee foster children

Real Salt Lake defender Phanuel Kavita joined in festivities Friday at Jordan Park to honor six recent high school graduates who are part of Catholic Community Services' refugee foster care... Read more »

June 10, 2016

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Japanese banks tighten up after $16 million taken from ATMs

Japanese banks that lost some 1.8 billion yen ($16.5 million) when fake overseas cards were used at convenience store ATMs are scrambling to combat such fraud. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Ex-World Bank economist with narrow lead in Peru election

Early results in Peru's presidential election showed a former World Bank economist beating the daughter of imprisoned ex-President Alberto Fujimori in a vote Sunday that is widely seen is a... Read more »

June 5, 2016

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US stocks, dollar slide after weak jobs report

in financial and consumer stocks led U.S. indexes lower in late morning trading Friday as investors weighed the implications of a key government report showing that hiring slowed sharply in May.... Read more »

June 5, 2016

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Insurance rates going up: New concerns for Obamacare

Fresh problems for "Obamacare": The largest health insurer in Texas wants to raise its rates on individual policies by an average of nearly 60 percent, a new sign that President Barack Obama's... Read more »

June 5, 2016

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Janet Yellen says Fed could raise rates in coming months

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that an interest rate hike would be appropriate in the coming months if the economy keeps improving. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Refugees and scholars: Colleges offer war-torn a route to US

Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors — and their financial aid — to Syrian refugees. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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US home sales growth driven mostly by Midwest

Midwestern homebuyers helped spark a national increase in real estate sales during April, a sign that demand for housing remains steady despite rising prices and tight inventories. Read more »

May 22, 2016

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G-7 finance leaders seek to reassure on global economy

Finance leaders of major industrial countries meeting in Japan need to find ways to use all the "policy levers" they have to help counter anxiety over global economic prospects, U.S. Treasury... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Fed's surprise message: June hike likely if economy improves

Catching many investors off guard, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday that an interest rate hike in June is likely if the economy keeps improving. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: Priceless advice for your first job

Looking back, what do you wish someone had told you before you sat in the human resources department at your first real-world job and faced that pile of paperwork? Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Pay what's owed on old bills if possible

When it comes to paying off bills or debt, you should always pay what’s owed if you have the money. There’s a moral, as well as legal, responsibility involved. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Global stocks slip amid weak Chinese data but oil rises

Weak Chinese economic data weighed on global stocks Monday at the start of a week that's likely to be dominated by speculation over whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in June. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Report: Flint's high water bills may double in next 5 years

A report released Friday suggests that Flint residents' pricey water bills could double in the next five years due to several factors, even though the state has pledged aid amid the city's ongoing... Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Insider Q&A: Keeping an eye on the Fed

The Federal Reserve chose recently not to raise the benchmark interest rate and made it clear it isn't in a big hurry to make the next move higher. After the global economy shuddered earlier this... Read more »

May 8, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Small churches should save for emergencies

You should already be running a monthly and annual budget on the church, so separate the necessities per month and multiply that by a three to six month figure. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Advocates: High court signals it won't stop $15 minimum wage

The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in for the first time Monday on a $15-an-hour minimum wage, signaling it does not plan to stop the movement that is spreading across the nation, worker advocates say. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Confident Trump seeks knockout of Cruz in Indiana

Back in the part of the country where he last lost to Ted Cruz, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is confidently pushing for a win Tuesday in Indiana that he argues ought to knock... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Medicare's 'Innovation Center' rebalancing quality and cost

They work for the government and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. It's not because they're spies or nuclear scientists, but because their jobs are so arcane: trying to... Read more »

April 17, 2016

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Finance leaders pledge forceful response to boost economy

Finance officials on Saturday pledged a more forceful effort to stimulate a sluggish global economy. Read more »

April 16, 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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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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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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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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Pay taxes, buy a Slurpee: IRS now accepts taxes at 7-Eleven

The Internal Revenue Service announced this week that taxpayers who need to make a payment in cash can now do so at 7-Eleven convenience stores. Read more »

April 10, 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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Iceland's leader is first victim of offshore holdings leak

The leak of millions of records on offshore accounts claimed its first high-profile victim Tuesday as Iceland's prime minister resigned amid outrage over revelations he had used such a shell... Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Cuba rebukes Obama's call for change but will nix dollar tax

Cuba's government offered a rebuke Thursday of President Barack Obama's plans to use his upcoming visit to promote change on the island, even as it took a long-sought step to lift a penalty on... Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Americans pony up record $60B keeping pets healthy, happy

Americans spent just over $60 billion on their pets last year, a record fueled by a big jump in what owners shelled out for services like grooming, boarding and training. Read more »

March 17, 2016

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CDC guidelines aim to curb painkiller prescribing

Prescription painkillers should not be a first-choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors prescribe drugs... Read more »

March 15, 2016

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Yahoo snubs activist shareholder with 2 new directors

Yahoo set up a battle for control of its board by appointing two directors likely to further agitate an activist shareholder threatening to lead an investor mutiny aimed at ousting CEO Marissa... Read more »

March 10, 2016

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Bill would require training for some public assistance recipients

People who receive certain forms of public assistance would be required to undergo at least two hours of self-reliance training under a bill endorsed Thursday by a legislative committee. Read more »

March 3, 2016

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World stocks weighed down by G-20 inaction

Global stock markets were weighed down Monday by the failure of the world's leading economic policymakers to announce any new measures to boost the global economy. Some relief emerged with the news... Read more »

Feb. 29, 2016

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Trump to Romney: No 'bombshell' in tax returns; release after audits

Donald Trump is sticking to his new explanation for why he can't yet release copies of his recent tax returns: The IRS is auditing him, as Trump says it has for the past 12 years. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2016

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Tax group blasts Pfizer, urges stop to its tax-cutting deal

mer group is accusing Pfizer of seeking to avoid $35 billion in U.S. taxes with its plan to buy fellow drugmaker Allergan in a deal structured to nominally move Pfizer's address to lower-tax... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2016

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Creating emergency fund can make a big difference in a family's finances, expert says

This week is Utah Saves Week — part of a nationwide effort to help individuals eliminate debt, use credit efficiently and build a strong financial foundation. Read more »

Feb. 23, 2016

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Coping with stock market volatility and avoiding being scammed

The stock market has experienced some recent peaks and valleys. Such circumstances can become a fertile environment for scam artists who prey upon the fear of anxious investors. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2016

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage remains at 3.65 percent

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates were unchanged this week, but remained at historically low levels amid worries about the global economy. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2016

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IMF nominates managing director Lagarde for second term

The International Monetary Fund has nominated managing director Christine Lagarde for a second five-year term. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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China company accused of fleecing investors of $7.6 billion

Police arrested the maverick founder of China's largest online finance business on suspicion of fleecing 900,000 investors of $7.6 billion, in what could be the biggest financial fraud in Chinese... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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State warns against online tax scams

With the April filing deadline not so far away, the Utah Tax commission is cautioning taxpayers to beware of scams — particularly those perpetrated online. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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