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Wal-Mart to shutter 269 stores, 154 of them in the US

Wal-Mart is closing 269 stores, more than half of them in the U.S. and another big chunk in its challenging Brazilian market. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Stocks plummet worldwide, including Dow and crude oil drop

Stocks tumbled globally with a combination of events Friday, including a more than a 500 point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Interactive map shows Provo-Orem at top of job growth

The folks in the Provo-Orem area have a lot to be proud of. Most recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said the area saw the biggest jump in job growth in the nation. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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China's Haier buying GE appliance unit for $5.4 billion

Haier Group, the world's biggest home appliance maker, is buying General Electric Co.'s appliance business for $5.4 billion to expand its U.S. and global presence. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom: 7 leadership habits to ditch in 2016

Becoming a great leader isn’t all about the resolution list of “do's.” Eliminate these “don’ts” first to see the biggest impact. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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How true are Obama's claims about the economy?

In Tuesday's State of the Union address, Obama boasted great economic progress. We've looked at various sources checking his facts. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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FDA gives OK for company's genetically engineered potato

A potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any other potato on the market, the Food and Drug Administration says. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Why a Utah lottery is not in the cards anytime soon

Utahns flocking to Idaho or Wyoming to buy lottery tickets might have a better chance to win the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot than the Beehive State has for running its own lottery. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Herriman boy with cerebral palsy not welcome at IKEA play area

Jeff and Crystal Harper, of Herriman, say they will take their furniture business elsewhere after their son was turned away from the IKEA SmÅland play area. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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What to do after you lose the Powerball lottery

Most Americans will lose in this week's Powerball drawing, yet they keep buying tickets. Read about what happens to those who lose the lottery and where all the money goes. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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World shares rise as China exports improve

World shares rose Wednesday after China reported improved exports in December, salving nerves about the world's No. 2 economy, though a rally in Shanghai's stock market was short-lived. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Google: Self-driving cars improve, but still need human help

Google's futuristic self-driving cars needed some old-fashioned human intervention to avoid 11 crashes during testing on California roads, the company revealed Tuesday, results it says are... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Utah sees smallest drop in gas prices nationwide

Winter driving demand and low oil prices are bringing prices down throughout the country. But of the 45 states registering a drop in prices from a year ago, Utah’s 4-cent decrease is the... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Airbus tops Boeing in jet orders, but both face China risk

Airbus overcame technical toilet troubles and engine delays to win hundreds more plane orders in 2015 than rival Boeing, but a bigger problem may cloud this year for both companies: China's... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Do working mothers raise more successful daughters?

Even if daughters of working mothers do make more money, does that equate to a more successful life? Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Are unlimited data cellphone plans on their way back?

AT&T is once again experimenting with offering unlimited data plans to smartphone customers while promoting its DirecTV service, signaling a potential reversal of industry trends toward data... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Balancing act: Study shows work stress, anxiety on the rise worldwide

After two fun holiday weeks, I've jumped back into workday stress. That's not ideal, and I'm pretty sure many of you are in the same boat right now. What's more, according to some new data, the... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: To move forward financially, first face your past

The reason you can't keep your financial resolutions can usually be traced to the issues, resentments or childhood memories you just can't release. Think hard. What’s holding you back from... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Order your financial priorities to reach your goals

You have some things in your life that are pulling at you financially. At some point, you may have to take a long look at the situation and ask the hard question, “What is more important to... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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With SUV look, tech touches, Chrysler aims to revive minivan

Thirty-three years ago, Chrysler invented the minivan. Now, it's reinventing it — with styling reminiscent of an SUV, high-tech features and a first-ever hybrid version that Chrysler hopes... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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VW CEO plans to submit emissions fixes to EPA chief

Volkswagen's new chief executive plans to present remedies for fixing diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests when he meets with the top U.S. environmental regulator this week. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Despite job gains, US stocks slip a day after sharp plunge

Stocks slipped Friday morning, a day after the market had its worst day in three months. Indexes gave up an early gain driven by a report of strong job growth in December. The week is shaping up to... Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016

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Tesla software update allows self-parking, limits speed

Some Tesla Motors vehicles can park themselves without a driver inside with a software update beamed to customers over the weekend. Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016

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What's the cost of a shrinking middle class?

Despite strong economic growth, the state of Utah's middle class isn't immune to trends that dozens of other states are experiencing — a growing wage disparity and a shrinking portion of... Read more »

Jan. 9, 2016

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New premium airport parking option unveiled

A big change at Salt Lake City International Airport could remove some of the hassle and stress from travel for frequent business passengers. The state's largest airport officially launched a new... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Outdoor Retailer show brings new products, new revenue to Utah

This week, an estimated 22,000 manufacturers, retailers and suppliers have converged on Utah for the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market and those visitors will generate more than $20 million in direct... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Financial firsts: Know what kind of insurance you do and don't need

Knowing what sort of insurance you need can be confusing to an inexperienced shopper. Here's a helpful guide for young people buying insurance for the first time. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Friday's US jobs report: Will hiring survive global turmoil?

For months, U.S. employers have steadily added jobs even as global growth has flagged and financial markets have sunk. Friday's jobs report for December may provide some hints of whether that trend... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Apple stock slumps amid iPhone sales worries

Apple fans keep buying iPhones, but Wall Street keeps worrying the company won't be able to match last year's blistering sales pace. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Apple CEO Tim Cook gets $1 million pay raise

Apple CEO Tim Cook got a raise of more than $1 million last year, though he didn't make as much as his top lieutenants. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Who's ready to see a play set in a hotel — at a hotel?

A play that imagines what it might have been like had Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein, Joe DiMaggio and Sen. Joe McCarthy met in a hotel room in 1953 will make its New York debut next month —... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Why aren't smart TVs very clever?

Turns out that smart TVs can be, well, pretty dumb. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Small business crystal ball: Don't look for boom in 2016

Don't look for a small business boom in 2016. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Valeant names Howard Schiller as interim CEO

Pharmaceuticals has named former finance chief Howard Schiller as interim CEO while the troubled drug company's chairman and chief executive remains hospitalized with severe pneumonia. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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IRS watchdog warns of scaled-back service in agency plans

The official IRS watchdog is warning that the agency may soon dramatically scale back telephone and face-to-face service as part of a plan that would focus more on online accounts for taxpayers... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Survey: US businesses add 257,000 jobs, most in a year

U.S. businesses stepped up hiring last month, led by solid gains in construction and retail, a private survey found. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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North Salt Lake establishes Safe Exchange Zone at City Hall

North Salt Lake and its police department have designated a Safe Exchange Zone in the west parking lot of City Hall, 10 E. Center. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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US auto sales hit an all-time high in 2015

Americans are buying more new cars than ever before. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Amazon: Cyber Monday shoppers ordered 23M items from sellers

Amazon's sellers had a strong Cyber Monday. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Queen of Creole Cuisine, Leah Chase, still cooking at 93

After decades running the famous Dooky Chase's restaurant in New Orleans, the Queen of Creole Cuisine has few regrets — maybe just one. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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80-year-old Tokyo fish market holds final New Year auction

It's among the biggest of Japan's many New Year holiday rituals: Early on Tuesday, a huge, glistening tuna was auctioned for about 14 million Japanese yen ($118,000) at Tokyo's 80-year-old Tsukiji... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Autonomous car breakthroughs to be featured at gadget show

Powerful computers that can drive better than people, high-definition road maps and low-cost sensors are about to remove some big barriers to self-driving cars. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Brash, fee-happy CEO of Spirit Airlines abruptly replaced

Ben Baldanza, who led the industry push for more and more airline fees, is out as CEO of Spirit Airlines. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Chinese investors swearing off stocks after price turmoil

Yang Lihua was one of millions of small investors Beijing encouraged to join a stock-buying frenzy last year. But the Shanghai newspaper editor sold after prices collapsed in June and she vowed... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Randy Shumway: Effective teachers can have a tremendous impact

Without a focus on improving teacher effectiveness within the dialogue on improving public education and student outcomes, we will fail to fully capitalize on and support one of the greatest... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: Planning for a new financial you? You got this

I want to push you, but I also recognize that you can only do what you can do. So if you've got a plan, you got this. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Balancing act: Here's why 2015 was 'the year of work-life balance'

I may be biased, but as I reflect on 2015, I believe it was the year in which the issue of work-life balance gained the momentum it will need to become a primary topic of business conversation for... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Start saving now for a debt-free Christmas next year

Christmas always falls on Dec. 25. Don’t wait until Thanksgiving to realize it’s right around the corner. You could even get a real jump on things and set a little bit aside each month... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Financial firsts: Buying a new car requires careful consideration

Your first new car is an exciting experience for most people. But make the most of it by knowing how to go about getting the best deal possible. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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