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US trade deficit drops sharply to $40.9 billion in April

The U.S. trade deficit declined sharply in April as exports posted a modest gain and imports fell, raising hopes that trade will not be as big a drag on economic growth in the current quarter. Read more »

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Working 9-to-5 becoming a less popular way to make a living

If you want an income, or you're an employer looking for help, it may be time to scrap the idea of the traditional 9-to-5 arrangement. Read more »

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Census report: Utah still last in country in per-pupil spending

Utah continues to spend the least per student of any state in the country, with a 2013 per-pupil amount more than $4,100 below the national average, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report... Read more »

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Utah launches upgraded website

The state’s award-winning online portal just got a re-boot. The official website for the state of Utah recently received a redesign to help improve functionality and enhance the user experience. Read more »

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Michelle Singletary: Helping your adult children learn to fly

I'm all for helping children leave the nest. But if you can afford to give them help before they launch, it's not going to stifle their independence if they are otherwise financially responsible. Read more »

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Randy Shumway: A new chapter of US-Cuban trade relations

The opening of U.S.–Cuban relations could significantly improve human rights in Cuba and the economies of both countries — creating new jobs, boosting U.S. exports and reducing the need... Read more »

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Report examines the needs of Utah's growing youth population

As Utah grapples with a growing population that produces roughly 10,000 new students each year, a report by Voices for Utah Children calling for improvement to the way Utah children are cared for... Read more »

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Get ready for a real-life Nintendo Land

Universal Studios and Nintendo have partnered to create theme park attractions based on Nintendo's iconic video game worlds. Read more »

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Wal-Mart kicks off next phase of wage increases

Wal-Mart is raising starting wages for more than 100,000 U.S. department managers and workers in its deli and other specialized departments. Read more »

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These are the 10 best countries for innovation, and America barely makes the cut

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America is spending less money on research and development, which could mean trouble for the future of innovation. Read more »

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Americans are growing more accepting of taboo behaviors — except for one. We still hate it.

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Americans are now more accepting of cloning, suicide and polygamy, but attitudes toward infidelity remain mostly unchanged. Read more »

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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 »

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Chevron fined $940,000 for fatal gas well explosion, fire

Chevron Appalachia LLC has agreed to pay a nearly $940,000 fine levied by the state Department of Environmental Protection over a natural gas well explosion and fire that killed a contractor. Read more »

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Intel buying Altera for $16.7 billion in latest chip deal

orp. jumped into the consolidation wave sweeping the chip-making industry Monday by agreeing to buy Altera Corp. for $16.7 billion in cash. Read more »

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Hollywood dipping toes into virtual reality worlds

Once seen as a tool for alien-blasting gamers, movie studios, television producers and artists are now adopting the technology, which immerses people in faraway realms using bulky goggles,... Read more »

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US manufacturing growth accelerates for 1st time in 6 months

U.S. manufacturing growth accelerated in May for the first time in six months, propelled by more new orders and an increase in hiring. Read more »

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6 European oil, gas companies call for global price on carbon

Six European oil and gas companies have called for a global price on carbon as a way to curb climate-warming emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. Read more »

June 1, 2015

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North Carolina Triangle a hotbed for fans of modernist homes

A 1950s two-bedroom home in a neighborhood just outside downtown may not seem special at first glance, but this North Carolina house has just been placed on the National Register of Historic Places... Read more »

June 1, 2015

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Google tries to demystify privacy controls with new approach

Google is making its privacy controls easier to find and understand in an attempt to make the more than 1 billion users of its digital services more comfortable about the personal information that... Read more »

June 1, 2015

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US consumer spending in April weakest in 3 months

U.S. consumer spending in April posted the weakest performance in three months, but a solid gain in income growth should help boost spending in the future. Read more »

June 1, 2015

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US construction jumped 2.2 percent in April

U.S. construction spending climbed in April to the highest level in more than six years, fueled by healthy gains in housing, government spending and non-residential construction. Read more »

June 1, 2015

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Summertime and TV are heating up with new, returning shows

Network television, once wedded to a September-to-May schedule, saw the error of its ways as cable and online competitors demonstrated a brazen disregard for tradition. Read more »

June 1, 2015

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An ex-Marine is fighting for her right to display a Bible verse at work

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A Marine lance corporal, given a bad conduct discharge for refusing to remove a Bible verse she displayed at her desk, is fighting the dismissal on religious freedom grounds. Read more »

May 31, 2015

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Salt Lake County rents continue to climb

Despite hosting the most affordable rental properties in the region, Salt Lake County's rent has risen over the past five years. Read more »

May 31, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Build your budget together

The budget process, if you’re the nerd in the family, should start with you writing it all out. Then he sits down with you, has an equal say in the decisions and you two OK it together. Read more »

May 31, 2015

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