NEW YORK — Wal-Mart thought shoppers would jump at the opportunity to use a smartphone app to scan items they want to buy as they walk through store aisles. In theory, they could speed... Read more »
Marvel Entertainment, which muscled into pop culture with comic books, TV cartoons and movies, is gambling on attracting new fans as it tackles 3-D — but forget the silly glasses. Read more »
When birds and planes collide, the results can be deadly. That's why airports around the world work hard to keep birds away, even resorting to shooting or poisoning large flocks. Read more »
Alta's policy to keep anyone who uses the words "shred, rip or tear" off its slopes unfairly denies snowboarders access to some of best terrain in the Wasatch mountains, an attorney for a group who... Read more »
A major intersection in Utah is about to get a makeover. UDOT is building a new freeway-style interchange at Bangerter and Redwood Road. A temporary access road is in place. Drivers should expect... Read more »
Vendors at the 2014 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market appealed to more and more women interested in getting outside and active. Read more »
Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that minorities were singled out as suspected shoplifters at its flagship store, part of a spate of racial profiling complaints against... Read more »
Enjoy Arches National Park? Dirt biking? Maybe river running is your thing. A land use plan that includes recreation, potash mining, oil and gas drilling and other activities in southeast Utah was... Read more »
Max Schireson, is leaving his post as the CEO of MongoDB, a document-oriented database company. In an online blog post Schireson explains his reason — family. Read more »
Wyoming recorded the lowest growth in consumer spending in the nation between 2011 and 2012, but residents don't appear to be cutting back on buying gasoline for their vehicles. Read more »
Idaho farmers may feel a small sting from the new Russian ban on food and agricultural imports from the West. Read more »
With 26-year state senator John Valentine leaving the Legislature next month, lawmakers face charting a different course for alcohol policy or staying the course that Valentine help set. Read more »
With only a few weeks left in the legislative session, lawmakers are negotiating the extension and expansion of a Hollywood tax credit designed to keep film and television production in California. Read more »
It's been two years since state regulators touted a record $1.5 million fine against a company for illegally dumping 20,000 barrels of toxic liquid and threatening drinking water supplies near a large western North Dakota city, and... Read more »
Caterpillar has evacuated a handful of employees from Liberia. Canadian Overseas Petroleum Ltd. has suspended a drilling project. British Airways has canceled flights to the region. ExxonMobil and... Read more »
Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker met with local business and outdoor industry leaders to discuss the impact of climate change on local recreation activities and businesses that support it. Read more »
If you live in Salt Lake City or Sandy, the next time you turn on your tap you can thank a storage and water delivery system that is getting a major upgrade near the mouth of Parleys Canyon. Read more »
A mild summer across much of the nation's heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation's corn and soybean crops. Pair that with high-yield seeds and other new farming... Read more »
U.S. wholesalers restocked their warehouses at a modest pace in June for a second straight month, a sign they anticipate slower growth ahead. Read more »
McDonald's says a global sales figure fell 2.5 percent in July, dragged down by persistent weakness in the U.S. and a food safety scandal in China. Read more »
Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday that Chinese anti-monopoly regulators are looking at its Lexus luxury unit in a spreading investigation of foreign automakers. Read more »
Motors' troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire. Read more »
U.S. workers were more productive in the April-June quarter and labor costs rose slightly, a sharp turnaround from grim first-quarter figures. Read more »
China's export growth accelerated in July but imports sagged in a possible sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy. Read more »
North Dakotans, enriched by an oil boom, stepped up their spending at triple the national pace in the three years that followed the Great Recession. In Nevada, smacked hard by the housing bust,... Read more »
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A Bountiful man trying to make a living was surprised by the gift from a stranger to help with his work. Read more »
More than three years ago, a powerful earthquake struck the coast of Japan. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant remains offline and is leaking contaminated water. A Utah company has proposed a... Read more »
The mayors of six cities involved in the UTOPIA fiber-optic network are considering ways to gauge public opinion on a controversial utility fee proposal after elections officials determined the... Read more »
If you honestly feel like you deserve a raise because of your effort and performance, that’s fine. But don’t bring up your co-worker and what he or she makes in the discussion. Read more »
When you buy a box of crackers labeled “natural,” do you just assume they’re organic? Don’t. When you choose an “all natural” chocolate syrup for your... Read more »
About 40 percent of Americans aren't taking their vacation time. But are they missing out on some potential benefits? Read more »
McDonald's named a new president for its struggling U.S. division on Friday, marking the second change in the high-profile spot in less than two years. Read more »
Raising a child costs on average $245,000. So what does that look like in other ways? Here's a list. Read more »
Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase... Read more »
Officials will hold a signing ceremony next week to authorize construction for a new energy transmission line in Beaver County. Read more »
Most people take electricity in their homes for granted, only missing it during the occasional power outage. But near Lake Powell, some families have been waiting decades to get electricity, and... Read more »
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from... Read more »
Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his... Read more »
If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that's just fine with the Emmy Awards. Read more »
Up late checking your email? You're bound to run into one of these 12 emails. Read more »
An environmental analysis on a network of 25 miles of natural gas gathering lines near Moab is up for public review. Federal land managers are considering a proposal by Fidelity Exploration as part... Read more »
Facebook shocked the world this week by doing the most obvious thing ever: Labeling satire as satire. Read more »
In an effort to avoid fires or unwanted odors, the Timpanogos Special Service District has temporarily decided to stop collecting green waste from the north Utah County area after its compost pile... Read more »
For the most recent month, the NFIB’s survey results show a slight increase in overall economic optimism among those businesses responding to the survey. Read more »
Have the pathways, roadmaps, proven strategies and GPS units killed off the spirits of great explorers like Magellan, Marco Polo and Lewis and Clark? How do you revive the explorer in you or... Read more »
Russian news agencies reported Thursday that the country's food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald's restaurants in the Urals following food safety complaints, a day after four branches... Read more »
Are Americans really being bullied at work? Or are U.S. workers just too sensitive to criticism? Several readers have sent these questions my way during the last month since I wrote a couple of... Read more »
In January 2012, Gov. Gary Herbert set a goal of achieving job growth in Utah of 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days. He announced Tuesday that the goal appears to have been met and then some, with the... Read more »
At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu. Read more »
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