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Utah economy continues to add jobs

Job growth in Utah is outpacing its historic average by 25 percent, a new report stated. The employment summary from the Utah Department of Workforce Services for February showed year-over-year... Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Why Fed won't have a big impact on your loans anytime soon

Nobody knows when exactly, but the day will eventually come when the Federal Reserve nudges its benchmark lending rate from next to zero to something slightly higher. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Boehner, Pelosi see victories in fixing Medicare docs' fees

An uncharacteristic joint effort by House Speaker John Boehner and his usual nemesis, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to resolve a gnawing problem about how Medicare pays doctors underscores the... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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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

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Police cars torched at anti-austerity protest in Germany

Protesters torched police cars and threw stones at officers during anti-austerity protests ahead of the inauguration ceremony for the European Central Bank's new headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. Read more »

March 18, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: A welcome 'Bill of Rights' on student aid

After reading President Obama's "Student Aid Bill of Rights" memorandum last week, I first saw what it doesn't do. It doesn't adequately address the problem of the rising student loan debt that is... Read more »

March 17, 2015

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US home construction plunges 17 percent in February

Construction of new homes plummeted in February, as fierce winter weather froze housing starts in the Northeast and Midwest. Read more »

March 17, 2015

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Scammers targeting income tax returns

The Utah State Tax Commission last month reported a number of attempts to file fraudulent income tax returns for the 2014 filing season. The agency stated that the fraudulent filings originated... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Use cash to avoid overspending

When I made the decision to get intentional with my money, I just used cash. It’s hard to spend it when you don’t have any on you. Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Balancing act: Is it time to consider 'work-life integration' instead of balance?

A recent Fortune article says today's professionals are growing more comfortable with "blurring the line between work and home," opting for work-life integration instead of work-life balance. Is... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Christina Lavingia: Travel sites reveal how to save on top spring break destinations

Spring break season is right around the corner, a holiday that typically decimates the budgets of students. The average college student spends about $1,100 a week on spring break, according to... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Cool reception for new sign-up window under health care law

Several million people hit with new federal fines for going without health insurance will get a second chance to sign up starting Sunday, and that could ease the sting of rising penalties for being... Read more »

March 14, 2015

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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

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Early Look: How does Apple Watch stack up vs rival watches?

Apple made a strong case for how you can use its upcoming Apple Watch, and the device stacks up well against the competition. Read more »

March 10, 2015

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GM plans $5B stock buyback, averts showdown with hedge funds

General Motors agreed to buy back $5 billion in stock by the end of next year as part of a plan to return more cash to shareholders. In return, an activist shareholder decided to drop a potentially... Read more »

March 9, 2015

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3 reasons Apple's watch will — or won't — change the game

No one can argue that Apple has changed the way people live their lives. The company's iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is the Apple Watch... Read more »

March 6, 2015

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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

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Eurozone gets double dose of mildly positive economic news

The 19-country eurozone got a double dose of mildly positive economic news Monday that will likely be met with relief by the European Central Bank's policymakers as they prepare to hold their next... Read more »

March 2, 2015

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About 1 in 5 state lawmakers have more than $50,000 in debt

About one in five Virginia legislators list having at least $50,000 in personal debt besides a mortgage, an analysis of financial disclosure forms by The Associated Press has found. Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

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AP-GfK Poll: Most back Obama plan to raise investment taxes

The rich aren't taxed enough and the middle class is taxed too much. As for your taxes, you probably think they're too high as well. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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Top 10 real estate tips for 2015

The National Association of Home Builders predicts that the 2015 single-family home sector will outperform a strong 2014. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2015

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Morgan Quinn: 10 best apps for timid first-time investors

Twenty years ago, if you wanted to start investing, you might have called a full-service broker on the phone who charged outrageous fees just to make a trade. 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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Is your doctor's office the most dangerous place for data?

Everyone worries about stolen credit cards or hacked bank accounts, but just visiting the doctor may put you at greater risk for identity fraud. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2015

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Jeanne Tepper: A year-by-year guide to teaching kids about money

According to CBS News, in 1983 companies spent $100 million marketing to kids; today, that figure is closer to $17 billion, and with good reason. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2015

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