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Wal-Mart's smartphone app: Try, try again

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 »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Marvel heroes and villains fight it out in Marvel Universe Live! show

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 »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Airport tests new way to avoid deadly bird strikes

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 »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Alta, snowboarders argue in federal court over access to resort

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 »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Bangerter Highway-Redwood Road intersection to get makeover

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 »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Expo matches women's rising enthusiasm for the outdoors

Vendors at the 2014 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market appealed to more and more women interested in getting outside and active. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Barneys to pay $525K in NY shopper-profiling probe

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 »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Balancing act in the West: Video showcases Moab land planning process

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 »

Aug. 10, 2014

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Why I am leaving the best job I ever had

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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 »

Aug. 10, 2014

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Wyoming consumer spending growth in 2012 is lowest

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 »

Aug. 10, 2014

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Russian ban on ag imports to affect Idaho farmers

Idaho farmers may feel a small sting from the new Russian ban on food and agricultural imports from the West. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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Looking ahead: What will legislator Valentine's departure mean for alcohol laws?

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 »

Aug. 10, 2014

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Lawmakers consider expanding Hollywood tax credit

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 »

Aug. 9, 2014

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Firm hasn't paid ND fine for wastewater violation

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 »

Aug. 9, 2014

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Ebola starting to take an economic toll in region

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 »

Aug. 9, 2014

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Salt Lake City leaders talk climate change and outdoor recreation economy

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 »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Water supply project key to Salt Lake City, Sandy's future

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 »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest

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 »

Aug. 8, 2014

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US wholesale inventories rise 0.3 pct in June

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 »

Aug. 8, 2014

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McDonald's sales hit by China scandal, US weakness

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 »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Toyota says Chinese regulators looking at Lexus

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 »

Aug. 8, 2014

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GM issues third recall on SUVs that can catch fire

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 »

Aug. 8, 2014

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US productivity recovers after steep 1Q fall

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 »

Aug. 8, 2014

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China's export growth accelerates, imports sag

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 »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Oil boom and housing bust alter US spending trends

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 »

Aug. 8, 2014

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