Utah has a new energy czar. Gov. Gary Herbert on Tuesday announced that Laura Nelson has been appointed director of the Utah Office of Energy Development. Read more »
Reaching outside their inner circle worked for Matt, Jessica, David, Victoria and more than a million other entrepreneurs (plus a few chickens). But can it work for you? Read more »
Bank of America said Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings were hit by higher litigation expenses. Read more »
U.S. factory output increased for the fifth straight month in June as manufacturers cranked out more aircraft, chemicals and furniture. The modest gain underscored manufacturing's role in helping... Read more »
Though rejected, a surprise bid by Rupert Murdoch's Fox for entertainment rival Time Warner underscores that large media companies are in the mood for major consolidation. Read more »
CSX is optimistic about its long-term performance, but the railroad's profit during this quarter will likely be relatively flat. Read more »
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says it would be a serious mistake for Congress to require the nation's central bank to adopt a formal policy rule to guide its decisions on setting interest rates. Read more »
Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings in May to another record high. Read more »
The Environmental Protection Agency is coming to one of the nation's largest petroleum-producing areas to hold public hearings on a proposal aimed at reducing toxic air pollution from California to... Read more »
Google and Novartis have teamed up to develop a new kind of contact lens specially made to help people with diabetes. The new smart lens created by Novartis' Alcon eye-care division and... Read more »
U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market surged this month to the highest level since January, reflecting a pickup in sales of new homes and heightened expectations for sales the second... Read more »
Time Warner has rejected a takeover bid worth about $76 billion from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox and said it has no interest in further discussions about a combination of two of the... Read more »
Rising gasoline costs pushed up the prices U.S. companies receive for their goods and services in June, but overall inflation remains tame. Read more »
International investors are recovering their appetite for euros as the shared currency recovers from a debt crisis that threatened to break it up. Read more »
Healthbox Salt Lake is offering $500,000 in seed money for up to 10 Utah entrepreneurs to get their health care startups off the ground. Read more »
The more I write about my quest for better work-life balance, the more likely I am to see lessons in everything around me. For example, I have recently seen such lessons both in the faces of old... Read more »
When Brent Sanford graduated high school nearly 25 years ago, his tiny prairie town seemed to be withering away. Storefronts were shuttered, senior classes shrinking, families packing up and moving... Read more »
The Aquila Group of Funds announced Monday that the municipal bond fund formerly known as Tax-Free Fund For Utah is now called Aquila Tax-Free Fund For Utah. Read more »
Utah's first Comic Con is bigger than anyone expected, selling nearly 40,000 tickets and drawing some big names for the convention's inaugural year. Read more »
Without a good winter with lots of snow, reservoir levels will be in terrible shape next year. This summer, however, fishing and boating are already suffering because of lack of water, with some... Read more »
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In just one month, a recent BYU graduate has made a big splash — and a nice chunk of change — by developing an online course accessed by virtual students via a popular Internet learning... Read more »
Two comic book conventions could be heading to battle over the use of "Comic Con." Read more »
Rio Tinto never mined an ounce of ore at the Holden Mine in central Washington, but it is working to heal Copper Mountain. Its neighbors and partners are a Lutheran retreat, which is celebrating... Read more »
You don’t use life insurance to leave an estate. It’s a bad idea. You leave an estate by saving and investing. Read more »
If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly... Read more »
Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using... Read more »
The Urban Institute has issued a report stating the millennial generation will have the lowest rates of marriage by age 40 than any previous generation. Read more »
According to a new survey, a low salary isn't the most likely factor that will cause someone to leave a job. Rather, a lack of support from managers and limited work-life balance are the real deal... Read more »
Several entities are proposing to increase property tax revenues within Salt Lake County. Read more »
Twenty-one people from 10 states were arrested Monday during a protest that "became physical" at a controversial tar sands mine in northeastern Utah, according to the Uintah County Sheriff's Office. Read more »
The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" between the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate and her supporters, with "no need to... Read more »
Walt Disney World is among big companies moving toward paying workers at least $10 per hour — a change that experts say will improve the standard of living for the lowest-paid employees and... Read more »
One of the original restaurants at The Gateway will serve its last meal in Salt Lake City early next month. Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill announced Tuesday it will be closing its Utah location... Read more »
Advocates for renewable energy gathered at Congregation Kol Ami Wednesday to urge the Utah Public Service Commission not to approve a $4.65 monthly surcharge that Rocky Mountain Power has proposed... Read more »
CustomerContactChannels, a global provider of customer contact strategies and solutions, is announcing plans to grow its Salt Lake City operations. The company plans to hire as many as 1,000 new... Read more »
A new solar energy project at the Utah Olympic Oval announced Monday is expected to shave about $100,000 off the speedskating facility's annual $750,000 power bill. Read more »
The managers of The Gateway have announced an new restaurant will be opening next month. Retail Properties of America Inc. said Wednesday that a new "supper club" restaurant concept, DOPO, will... Read more »
While home ownership is not a lone silver bullet to creating a thriving middle class, favorable mortgage terms are an important factor in middle-class success. Read more »
Congress has passed a bill that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can —at least in some instances— be used on other carriers. Read more »
FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions. Read more »
It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. Read more »
A new report by the National Park Service and U.S. Geological Survey details that 273 million visitors spent $14.6 billion in 2013. In Utah, national parks and monuments hosted 9 million visitors... Read more »
Looking to spend less time in line at concessions and save a bit of cash? These snacks can help you do just that. Read more »
To celebrate the 75 year anniversary of the creation of Batman, DC Comics has declared July 23 Batman Day. Read more »
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