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Stronger economy, cheap gas expected to spur holiday travel

A stronger economy, rising consumer confidence and cheap gasoline will likely have Americans traveling in big numbers this Independence Day. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Government names special master for Corinthian student debt

The Education Department appointed a special monitor Thursday to help develop a debt relief program for students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges — a debt forgiveness plan... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Google's new self-driving cars cruising Silicon Valley roads

The latest models of Google's self-driving cars are now cruising the streets near the Internet company's Silicon Valley headquarters as an ambitious project to transform the way people get around... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Sturt and Nordstrom: Find what’s next with 3 ways to cultivate curiosity

“There’s this basic circuit in the brain that energizes people to go out and get things that are intrinsically rewarding. This circuit lights up when we get money or candy. It also... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Need to hit friends up for cash? There's an app for that

On a trip to Maine with four friends, Alexander Culbertson racked up $1,300 on gas, hotel rooms, food and drinks. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Takata CEO: Air bag defect still under investigation

The CEO of Takata Corp., the Japanese air bag maker at the center of a defect scandal that has resulted in recalls of more than 33.8 million vehicles, appeared at a news conference Thursday for the... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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French taxi drivers smash cars in strike against Uber

French taxi drivers smashed up livery cars, set tires ablaze and blocked traffic across the country on Thursday in a nationwide strike aimed at Uber after weeks of rising, sometimes violent... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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US consumers ramp up May spending; largest gain since 2009

U.S. consumer spending surged in May with the biggest monthly increase in nearly six years — a sign of stronger economic growth ahead. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Cuba's popularity concerns Caribbean tourism officials

Caribbean tourism officials are pushing for a partnership with the U.S. government because of concerns that warming relations between the U.S. and Cuba will result in a significant loss of visitors... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 271,000

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid rose slightly last week, but remained at a historically low level that signals an improving job market. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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UTA considering new fare options

The state’s largest transit agency is in the midst of a plan to devise the fairest fare system. Over the past year, the Utah Transit Authority has conducted research to study various fare... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Tips for finding adjacent airline seats without paying extra

On top of the bag fees and other charges, families traveling this summer may have to pay extra just to sit next to one another. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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European deal creates US grocery giant

The owner of Stop & Shop and Giant will tie up with the parent company of Food Lion, creating a $29 billion grocer that will be in a stronger position to compete with Wal-Mart and other... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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US economy on mend after harsh winter hits 1st quarter

The U.S. economy contracted in the first three months of the year, just not as much as previously estimated. More recent data show that the weakness was largely temporary, with a rebound in the... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Review: Apple has best smartwatch, but rivals have strengths

As much as I wish the Apple Watch could do more, I find it the best smartwatch available, given its polished design and wide range of apps. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Ikea raises minimum wage for US workers 2nd year in a row

Ikea's U.S division is raising the minimum wage for the second year in a row as the Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture chain looks to improve its relations with workers and reduce worker turnover. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Global stock markets cautious amid Greek debt talks

U.S. and global stocks headed lower Wednesday as negotiations between Greece and its lenders drag on and it appears the parties are not as close to a deal as originally thought. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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What one of the richest men in America is doing to teach kids about money

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Warren Buffett is worth over $70 billion. He is also the star of his very own cartoon. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Staycation activity options throughout Utah

Utah is home to several staycation possibilities. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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DABC needs more money to run understaffed state liquor stores, commission chairman says

Utah lawmakers need to give the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control more money to run state liquor stores that cutbacks have stretched thin, the outgoing alcohol commission chairman said Tuesday. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Photos: HAWK signal seeks to boost safety near Hogle Zoo

A new High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk Beacon pedestrian signal was unveiled Tuesday, June 23, 2015, near Utah's Hogle Zoo at Sunnyside Avenue. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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The 3 most important elements of a successful marriage

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The art of marriage is typically thought of to be exactly that — an art form. But could there be a more scientific approach? Read more »

June 23, 2015

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EBay bans sales of Confederate flag on its site

Calling it a "contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism," eBay said Tuesday that it will ban the sale of Confederate flags and similarly themed merchandise. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Utah alcohol commission makes new rules for community events

The state alcohol commission revamped a licensing policy Tuesday that nearly left Snowbird's annual Oktoberfest dry last year. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Ute Tribe seeks to join lawsuit against BLM 'fracking' rule

The leadership of the Ute Indian Tribe announced Tuesday it will seek to join a federal lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management over the agency's new rule on hydraulic fracturing. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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