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US stocks edge mostly lower as energy prices plunge again

The stock market was able to recover from steep losses to close slightly lower on Monday as investors looked past another drop in the price of oil and renewed concerns about U.S. and Chinese... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Hotels expand options to keep guests healthy on the road

Running concierges, a hotel mini bar stocked with produce from the local farmers market and a training wall that comes standard in every room. The hotel industry is moving beyond basement gyms and... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Dominion Resources buying Questar for about $4.4 billion

Dominion Resources will spend approximately $4.4 billion to acquire Questar in a big reach to the West for the East Coast energy company. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Airlines restore tiny perks, like pretzels, to pacify fliers

After 15 years of near austerity, U.S. airlines are restoring some small perks for passengers crammed into coach. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Balancing act: Different interests bring pleasant date night surprises

I've written often about the importance of making time for dates with your spouse or significant other. When it comes to building a balanced life, I think that is an absolute requirement —... Read more »

Jan. 31, 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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Drone schools spread in China to field pilots for new sector

Joysticks at their fingertips, the mostly male students packing the classroom lift their virtual helicopters into the air, part of a new cottage industry that's sprung up in China: drone pilot... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Cash flow could be issue for 4 GOP contenders seeking boost

Money may be growing tight for four Republican presidential hopefuls clustered under Donald Trump and Ted Cruz — just when they're about to need it the most. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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From pork rinds to pocket knives, surplus centers see it all

In the market for a crate of Boston and Harvard hoodies and baby onesies? How about a suitcase full of pork rinds? Seek out your nearest state surplus store, where many airports nationwide send... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Japan introduces negative interest rate to boost economy

The Bank of Japan on Friday said it will charge lenders that leave too much cash on idle deposit with it, introducing a negative interest rate policy for the first time as it seeks to shore up a... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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As an investment, Apple is down but not out

Apple's growth in iPhone sales screeches to a halt, but the company has a cash reservoir of $200 billion. Here's what you can expect from Apple's stock and how the company may rekindle its growth. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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How to carry the burden of the student loan beast

Forty million Americans have at least one student loan. Bringing that burden under control takes a thoughtful approach before you take out any loan and when you start to repay it. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Winter storm Jonas: Your loss is someone else’s gain

Not everyone is taking losses from devastating Winter Storm Jonas. Find out which industries have the most to gain from severe winter weather, and which have the most to lose. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Inquiry finds sales of concert tickets are a 'fixed game'

Had a hard time getting a ticket to a concert or sporting event? New York's attorney general says that's probably because more than half of tickets to many events are held for industry insiders or... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Utah PolitiLinks: Bills would help pregnant and breastfeeding women, give death benefits to Utah National Guard members

Legislators aim to more equally distribute education funds next year, propose death benefits, encourage "reasonable accommodations" for working mothers and a watchdog group slams a senator's water... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Workforce development, education funding top business community's legislative priorities

Making sure the state has an adequately educated workforce, low taxes, effective regulation and a well-maintained infrastructure rank among the most important issues lawmakers will face in the 2016... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Consumer confidence down, even amid Sundance Film Festival

Zions Bank advisers highlighted the economic impact of the Sundance Film Festival as they delivered the January consumer confidence report Tuesday. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Chase planning rollout of card-free ATMs

JPMorgan Chase will install new ATMs later this year that will allow customers to withdraw cash or initiate other transactions using their cellphone. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Germany proposes short-term jobs for half a million Syrians

Germany proposes creating up to 500,000 short-term jobs to help Syrian refugees survive in overburdened Middle Eastern host countries, the minister for economic cooperation said during a visit to... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Despite its name, this investment strategy has grown in popularity

The Dogs of the Dow is a simple, straightforward way to invest in some of Wall Street's biggest players. But that doesn't mean the strategy is suited to everyone. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Utah slides into nation's top 10 for 'green' buildings

For the first time since the annual recognition program started six years ago, the U.S. Green Building Council ranked Utah among the top 10 states in the country for LEED-certified "green" building... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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American consumers showing more confidence in economy

A strong job market and low gasoline prices helped boost U.S. consumer confidence again this month. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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US home prices rise in November; all-time highs in 4 cities

U.S. home prices increased at a faster clip in November, the gains fueled by solid hiring growth, historically low mortgage rates and a shortage of houses on the market. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Johnson & Johnson beats 4Q profit views despite lower sales

& Johnson, despite a tough year of falling revenue, posted a 27.6 percent increase in fourth-quarter profit, as a big one-time gain offset restructuring and other charges taken by the... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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LG Electronics posts 4Q loss as mobile business struggles

LG Electronics, the world's second-largest TV maker, on Tuesday reported an unexpected loss for the final quarter of 2015 as its smartphone business struggled and costs for raw materials rose. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Hyundai Motor's 2015 profit sinks to 5-year low

Hyundai Motor Co. reported its lowest annual profit in five years after a failure to fully anticipate strong demand for sports utility vehicles in China led to a sales drop in the world's largest... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Adjust your withholding to stop overpaying taxes

It’s always better to have the cash you earn in your pocket rather than parking it with the IRS interest-free every year. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: Know the difference between saving and investing

I like to view saving and investing as two different actions, although both are intended to provide safety. You save for emergencies, unexpected expenses or your wants and needs. You invest for the... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Stock market game teaches kids and adults lessons on investing

Winners of the Stock Market Game were honored Friday during an event at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City. The competition teaches school-age students about the American... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Ford blames market conditions, pulls out of Japan, Indonesia

Ford Motor Co. is pulling out of Japan and Indonesia, saying that market conditions in each country have made it difficult to grow sales or make sustained profits. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Are you saving or hoarding your money?

With gas prices down, you may be tempted to pocket the extra money. Doing so may be bad for the economy, though. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Hilton launches new budget hotel chain aimed at young guests

Hilton is launching a new hotel brand, focusing on budget travelers looking to spend $75 to $90 a night. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Breakfast bump: McDonald's US sales jump 5.7 percent

McDonald's says the introduction of its all-day breakfast and unseasonably warm weather in the final three months of the year helped lift sales by 5.7 percent in the U.S., marking the second... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Boundaries, finances both need careful consideration

I always recommend that young couples rent for a year and concentrate on each other, the new marriage, cleaning up any debts they have and establishing an emergency fund. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Billionaire donors helped Cruz rise in GOP presidential bid

Four of America's wealthiest businessmen laid the foundation for Ted Cruz's now-surging Republican presidential campaign and have redefined the role of political donors. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Troubled honeybees find friends in beekeepers

On a snowy weekday, several bees lay still beneath a small strainer. Doug Penning, who tends to 20 bee colonies at his Coal Creek-area home, earlier had scooped up the bees, which were paralyzed by... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Businesswoman hopes to help homeless, 1 candle at a time

Laura Cameron already knows how to transform old wine bottles into ornate candles. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Utah's jobless rate remains low at 3.5 percent

Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for December 2015 grew by an estimated 3.2 percent, adding 43,300 jobs to the economy compared with December 2014. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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A robotic revolution may be closer than you think

The 46th annual World Economic Forum convenes this week with the theme, "Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution." This revolution, however, means more jobs for machines and fewer jobs for humans. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Tesoro donates $300K to help Salt Lake County drivers pay for emission repairs

In efforts to improve air quality along the Wasatch Front, Salt Lake County officials have partnered with the Tesoro Foundation and local auto repair businesses to help more county residents pay... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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How 5 retailers have responded to online-shopping trends

With Wal-Mart and other major retailers closing stores and laying employees off, Amazon continues to innovate with flying packages and data-driven stores. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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GE tops 4Q earnings expectations, backs 2016 guidance

Electric topped Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter and reaffirmed its target for 2016, but shares slipped before the opening bell as the company's industrial revenue declined. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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GM ignition switch trial ends abruptly amid claims of fraud

A trial that was supposed to help settle hundreds of lawsuits stemming from General Motors' faulty ignition switches abruptly ended Friday, a day after the judge raised questions about the... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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US proposes rule to limit gas 'flaring' at drilling sites

The Obama administration intends to clamp down on oil companies that burn off natural gas on public lands. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Union Pacific 4Q profit falls 22 pct as freight volume slows

Union Pacific Corp.'s fourth-quarter profit fell 22 percent as the railroad hauled 9 percent less freight and worked to cut costs to match the reduced demand. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Young Chinese scale Great Firewall to flood Taiwan media

The Facebook page of Taiwan's president-elect was flooded Thursday with tens of thousands of pro-China comments following a campaign by young mainlanders to jump the country's "Great Firewall" into... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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UK, Germany back Lagarde for new term at IMF

Britain and Germany gave their key backing Thursday for Christine Lagarde to stay at the helm of the International Monetary Fund for a second term. The savvy Frenchwoman, however, held back from... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Report forecasts solid year for Utah economy

The Economic Report to the Governor, prepared by the Utah Economic Council, said the Beehive State should continue to have robust economic growth, positive labor market performance and an... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Stocks recover a bit after Dow plunges more than 550 points

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock prices plunged again Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average tumbling more than 550 points at one stage, as investors fretted over oil prices that dropped below... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Low oil complicates struggle to raise eurozone inflation

Low oil prices are complicating life for the European Central Bank in its struggle to push up the worrisome low inflation in the 19 nations that use the euro currency. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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