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IMF nominates managing director Lagarde for second five-year term

The International Monetary Fund has nominated managing director Christine Lagarde for a second term.

Need to hit friends up for cash? There's an app for that

On a trip to Maine with four friends, Alexander Culbertson racked up $1,300 on gas, hotel rooms, food and drinks. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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A shield against poverty, pensions are Greece's top priority

Looking tired and leaning on his cane, Fotis Theodorakopoulos watched quietly as other demonstrators gathered to discuss Greece's financial drama and chant defiant slogans outside the parliament. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Greece gets temporary lifeline for banks amid uncertainty

Greece got a financial lifeline for its banks Friday to help them cope with a deposit drain in the run-up to a summit of eurozone leaders next week that could determine the country's future in the... Read more »

June 19, 2015

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US stocks edge lower as investor look overseas

U.S. stocks are edging lower in early trading, a day after the Nasdaq composite set a record high. Read more »

June 19, 2015

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Europe scrambles to pick up pieces of Greek talks failure

Europe was scrambling Friday to pick up the pieces after another failed meeting over Greece's bailout that reinforced fears that the country was heading for bankruptcy and a possible euro exit. Read more »

June 19, 2015

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US stocks turn slightly higher after Fed stands pat on rates

Stocks turned slightly higher after the Federal Reserve said it was seeing some improvement in the economy, but not enough to begin raising interest rates. The Fed's benchmark rate has remained... Read more »

June 17, 2015

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US stocks edge higher as investors wait on Fed

ocks edged higher Wednesday as investors waited on the Federal Reserve. Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Greek leader takes tough stance on bailout despite warnings

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says demands by the country's rescue lenders to slash pensions are "incomprehensible" and warned that a failure in bailout talks would hurt all of Europe. Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Fed likely to signal coming rate hike if economy strengthens

With evidence that the U.S. economy is rebounding from a winter slump, the Federal Reserve will likely signal this week that an interest rate increase is coming — just not quite yet. Read more »

June 16, 2015

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HSBC slashes jobs as it shifts focus further to Asian roots

HSBC Holdings, Europe's largest bank by market value, will cut up to 25,000 jobs globally to reduce costs and shift its center of gravity further toward the fast-growing Asian economies where it... Read more »

June 9, 2015

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Kansas lawmakers return to writing new plan to raise taxes

Kansas legislators faced writing a new plan Sunday for raising taxes to erase a projected budget shortfall after top Republican senators were thwarted in their efforts to separate and pass several... Read more »

June 7, 2015

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A slump in transportation stocks may no longer signal danger

One of the oldest trading strategies in the book is showing a yellow flag for stock investors, but analysts say it's not quite time to sell yet. Read more »

June 4, 2015

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IMF: Fed should delay interest rate hike to 2016

The International Monetary Fund urged the Federal Reserve to wait until the first half of 2016 to start raising short-term interest rates because the U.S. economy remains subpar. Read more »

June 4, 2015

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Greece submits draft bailout plan, creditors say not enough

Greece submitted a proposal for an agreement with its bailout lenders, the country's prime minister said Tuesday, in the hope of getting desperately needed rescue money — but its creditors... Read more »

June 2, 2015

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US factory orders slump in April; 8th decline in 9 months

U.S. factory orders tumbled in April, a sign that manufacturers are struggling amid a stronger dollar and cheaper oil. Read more »

June 2, 2015

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Greece casts shadow as ECB gauges strength of recovery

More and more, Europe's economy is showing signs of life. Now if only this Greek thing would clear up. Read more »

June 2, 2015

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India's central bank cuts key interest rate to boost growth

India's central bank cut a key interest rate by a quarter percentage point Tuesday, the third such reduction this year in support of government efforts to boost growth. Read more »

June 2, 2015

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Transportation plan focuses on mass transit and bicycle expansion, improving air quality

As the population along the Wasatch Front grows over the next 25 years, Utahns likely will see the role of mass transportation and bicycles increase right along with it, according to a new report. Read more »

June 1, 2015

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Obama muses about his legacy, offers counterpoint to GOP

President Barack Obama is not shy about defining his achievements and casting them in the most positive light, yet he is loath to talk about his "legacy." Read more »

June 1, 2015

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Exxon shareholders to vote on climate change, fracking

Shareholders are considering whether Exxon Mobil should put a climate-change expert on its board. Read more »

May 27, 2015

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Global stocks mostly higher Monday in quiet trading day

Global stocks mostly rose Monday on a quiet trading day with Wall Street, London and Hong Kong closed for holidays. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Japan trade gap returns to deficit in April, more red ahead

Japan posted a trade deficit in April following a single-month's surplus in March, and economists said shortfalls were likely to persist given the weakness of the yen. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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McDonald's CEO faces shareholders amid protests, sales woes

McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook is set to make his debut before shareholders at the company's annual meeting Thursday at a time when the chain is facing declining sales and ongoing protests over... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to market rigging

Four of the world's biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets — a rare instance in which federal prosecutors... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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New York's top financial regulator to step down

Benjamin Lawsky, New York state's top financial regulator who collected billions of dollars in penalties and fees from Wall Street giants, announced Wednesday that he will step down. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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US stocks are little changed ahead of Fed report

US stocks are little changed in early morning trading Wednesday as investors weigh several earnings reports and await the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's last policymaking meeting. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Loans, taxes, regulations on small business election agenda

There are no "one size fits all" issues for small business in the 2016 presidential campaign. While candidates try to appeal to all small businesses, many owners want very specific things. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Target profit rises as product revamps start to pay off

Target is reporting a 52 percent increase in its first-quarter profit on solid sales of fashion and baby items, offering evidence that its efforts to spruce up its merchandise are paying off. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Home Depot nails it 1Q as housing rebound emerges

A busy spring pushed Home Depot's first-quarter profit and revenue above Wall Street expectations and the world's biggest home improvement retailer raised its projections for both in 2015. Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Why I skipped the bank and took out a loan from my 'peers'

When I realized I was paying off six different credit cards and not getting anywhere, I decided to consolidate my debt, like millions of other Americans. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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US stocks edge lower in morning trading a day after record

.S. stock indexes inched lower in morning trading Friday, giving back some of their gains from a day before. Investors were weighing new data on U.S. manufacturing and the latest corporate earnings... Read more »

May 15, 2015

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New incentives expected to bring 900 jobs to Utah over next 20 years

New incentives announced by the Governor's Office of Economic Development are expected to add 900 new jobs to the Utah economy over the next two decades. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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ECB President Draghi: European stimulus will continue

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said the ECB's economic stimulus program is working but needs more time to bring European inflation back to healthier levels and restore consumer and... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Puerto Rico closes dozens of schools as economic woes deepen

Francisco Oller Elementary School once bustled with kids, but now birds nest in classrooms strewn with leaves and glass from shattered fluorescent lights. Long-discarded homework assignments paper... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Gas prices in Utah among highest in West

A new report from AAA Utah showed that gasoline prices have increased across the country, with Utah’s pump prices surging 40 cents in the past month, making the state’s average price... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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US stock indexes inches higher in afternoon trading

nancial markets inched higher in afternoon trading Wednesday, as traders weighed lackluster U.S. retail sales data and a batch of corporate deals and earnings news. Owens-Illinois and Williams Cos. were among the biggest gainers. Oil... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Mark Pfeifle: Corporate welfare leads to crazy claims

When the Export-Import Bank’s charter comes up for debate, Congress should remember that it’s anything but a “critical element” of America’s national security. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Cameron's Conservatives win in surprise UK election

The Conservative Party swept to power Friday in Britain's Parliamentary elections, winning an unexpected and resounding victory that returns Prime Minister David Cameron to 10 Downing Street in a... Read more »

May 8, 2015

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Rural hospitals struggle to stay open, adapt to changes

After 45 years of providing health care in rural western Missouri, Sac-Osage Hospital is being sold piece by piece. 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

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Utah retains top bond rating

The state of Utah announced Thursday the closing of two refunding bond sales and the affirmation of the state’s AAA general obligation bond rating by all three rating agencies. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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$100 million for a home? Luxury buyers reach a new threshold

The poshest of luxury homes are acquiring the cachet of a masterwork by Picasso or Matisse. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Exxon's 1Q profit falls 46 percent amid decline in oil price

Lower oil prices pushed Exxon Mobil Corp.'s first-quarter profit down 46 percent, but the results still beat Wall Street expectations. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Report: Insurers skirt health law's protections for women

Some insurance plans offered on the health overhaul law's new marketplaces violate the law's requirements for women's health, according to a new report from a women's legal advocacy group. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Forget the watch: Apple's iPhones are still the main event

The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple's phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch. Read more »

April 27, 2015

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Strong dollar squeezes company earnings

Procter & Gamble and Facebook have nothing in common. One deals in razors and toothpaste, the other in likes, self-promotion and embarrassing family photos. But this week, they shared the same... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Google posts mixed 1Q results amid new threats to company

Google has been looking more vulnerable as a technological upheaval nibbles at its dominance in Internet search, while the company also deals with a potentially massive regulatory headache in... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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US stocks move lower after weak global economic surveys

Stocks moved lower in early trading Thursday, sapped by gloomy manufacturing data from Europe, China and Japan. Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Sales at Taco Bell, KFC help Yum top 1Q profit forecast

Yum Brands Inc.'s first-quarter profit fell but still topped Wall Street expectations as global sales jumped at its Taco Bell and KFC brands. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Yahoo's 1Q disappoints, but stock rises on Yahoo Japan hopes

Yahoo is still struggling to boost revenue nearly three years into CEO Marissa Mayer's tenure, magnifying concerns that the Internet company holds little value beyond its lucrative Asian investments. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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