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State lawmaker calling for criminal probe into UTA development deal

A Utah legislator is calling for a formal investigation into a UTA development deal in which the agency paid $10 million to a developer, later chose another contractor for the project, and thus far... Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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10 things to know about corporate inversions

Burger King plans to become is the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Summit County sees credit card breach after fair, rodeo and demolition derby

Hundreds of bank accounts in Summit County are at risk after a third-party vendor of county fair tickets was compromised. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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10 jobs you can get right now

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America's middle class is suffering. It might be because many are unemployed. Here are 10 jobs with a bunch of openings. And it won't take a lot of effort to get them. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Is it possible to be both happy and sad at the same time?

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Americans are the happiest they've been in terms of consumer confidence since the Great Recession. But they're still upset. Here's what's making them happy in other ways. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Cantwell targets small business loan gender gap

Women still have a hard time getting small business loans. Sen. Maria Cantwell is determined to close the gap. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Fallon to lead honors as Leno wins top humor prize

Jimmy Fallon will lead top comedians in saluting his "Tonight Show" predecessor Jay Leno with the nation's top humor prize in October at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Eagle Mountain votes to accept Rocky Mountain Power bid

The Eagle Mountain City Council has voted to accept a bid from Rocky Mountain Power to serve as the city's utility. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Varian Medical breaks ground on Salt Lake expansion project

Varian Medical Systems broke ground Wednesday on a new expansion project that will increase its current Salt Lake manufacturing facility and create 1,000 new full-time jobs in the state over the... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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6 financial moves to prevent sleepless nights

Like car alarms that go off at 3 a.m. or those echoing drips in the bathroom sink, financial worries are costing many Americans sleep, according to a recent poll by the National Foundation for... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom: 5 skills 'losers' never learn

No one goes into an endeavor planning to lose. No one wonders, “How can I be just marginal?” So what is it that losers don’t do that could lead them to the winner’s circle? Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Construction underway on U.S. 6 bridge

The Utah Department of Transportation has begun repair work for a bridge on U.S. 6 near the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Consumer confidence continues to rise in Utah

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index increased 2.0 points to 106.9 from July to August as Utahns continue feeling confident about business conditions and employment. The national Consumer... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Keaton hailed in Venice Film Fest opener 'Birdman'

Well before the turn of the millennium, Michael Keaton was the first 21st-century superhero. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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3 ways insurers can still avoid covering the sick

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to discourage the sickest and costliest patients... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Journalist killing highlights role of freelancers

Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all had one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title "freelance journalist." Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Video games come of age as spectator sport

Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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DABC struggles with law allowing liquor license sales

State alcohol regulators are grappling with the first applications under a new law that allows liquor licenses to be bought and sold on the open market. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Paul Mero steps down as head of Sutherland Institute

Paul Mero is out as the head of the Sutherland Institute after being asked to step down by the conservative think tank's board. Mero had served as the institute's chief executive officer for 14 years. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Utah board approves winery in polygamous town of Hildale

The Utah Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission approved a winemaking license Tuesday for Vintage Reserve Estates in the polygamous southern Utah town of Hildale. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

Tired of that friend or relative who won't stop posting or tweeting political opinions? Online loudmouths may be annoying, but a new survey suggests they are in the minority. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Government unlikely to take away investments

I think there’s less than a 1 percent chance they’d seize the actual assets. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Fairchild Semiconductor closing Utah plant

Multinational chipmaker Fairchild Semiconductor announced it would make dramatic cuts to two of its major supply lines, including shuttering its West Jordan manufacturing facility. The company will also eliminate 1,350 jobs in the... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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