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3 simple steps for building financial independence

Every July 4, people celebrate our nation's independence by going camping, watching a fireworks display or grilling some burgers. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Cancer center announced, brings care to West Jordan

The Jordan Valley Medical Center announced a new cancer treatment center Friday that will keep patients close to home. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones

Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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US records $71 billion budget surplus in June

The U.S. government ran a monthly budget surplus in June, putting it on course to record the lowest annual deficit since 2008. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom: How zombie attack defense strategies can teach out-of-the-box thinking

When it comes to comfort zones at work, the scariest option is “no change” at all — because that’s when we all become the walking dead. Get uncomfortable and see what it... Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Extent of farmland damage from floods trickles in

As the rain-swollen Mississippi River carried on its plodding retreat Friday, western Illinois farmer Joe Zumwalt wasn't complaining about the flooding that wound up swamping a hundred or two of... Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Wells Fargo profit edges up 3 percent in quarter

Wells Fargo said its second-quarter profit edged up 3 percent, helped by higher deposit balances and a drop in the amount of loans that went bad. Revenue slipped. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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House votes to make business tax break permanent

The House voted Friday to make permanent a temporary tax break that makes it easier for businesses invest in new equipment, one of many expired tax breaks that Congress must deal with by the end of... Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Stocks edge lower, on track for weekly loss

Stocks edged mostly lower in early trading Friday as investors assessed corporate news. Stocks are headed for their biggest weekly loss since April after ending the previous week at record levels. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Garth Brooks' music coming to digital via his own site

Garth, one of the last holdout big-name musicians still refusing to put his music on iTunes, said Thursday he will make his back catalog of hits and his new music available for download, but only... Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Downside of low US mortgage rates? Less selling

Would-be home sellers across the country are grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime problem: They have mortgage rates so absurdly low it would hurt them financially to sell. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Tobacco firms Reynolds, Lorillard in merger talks

Cigarette makers Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. on Friday said they are in talks of a possible merger that would combine two of the nation's biggest tobacco companies. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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'Brain Games' leads own genre at Nat Geo Channel

Given that David Rees has written a book on how to sharpen a pencil, he seems the perfect choice to host a new National Geographic Channel series that elevates mundane activities into the subject... Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Europe stocks rebound from bank scare; Asia muted

European stock markets rebounded Friday after slumping on worries about the soundness of a bank in Portugal, while trading in Asia was muted over the specter of more financial turmoil in Europe. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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The promise, the growing pains of oil boom town

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 »

April 29, 2014

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Utah bond fund changes name

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 »

Nov. 11, 2013

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Shrinking reservoirs causing headaches for fishing, boating in Utah

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 »

July 26, 2013

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