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Gov. Herbert names Laura Nelson new state energy director

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 »

July 16, 2014

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David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom: Don't be chicken to talk to strangers about your work

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 »

July 16, 2014

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Bank of America takes $4 billion litigation hit

Bank of America said Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings were hit by higher litigation expenses. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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US factory output rises for 5th straight month

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 »

July 16, 2014

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Rejected Fox bid for Time Warner shows growth mood

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 »

July 16, 2014

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CSX optimistic long-term but predicts flat 3Q

CSX is optimistic about its long-term performance, but the railroad's profit during this quarter will likely be relatively flat. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen rejects move to set up formula for Fed

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 »

July 16, 2014

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Foreign holdings of US Treasury debt rise in May

Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings in May to another record high. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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California hearing set on tough oil refinery rules

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 »

July 16, 2014

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Google, Novartis AG to develop contact lenses for diabetics

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 »

July 16, 2014

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US homebuilder confidence surges in July

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 »

July 16, 2014

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Murdoch's Fox bid for Time Warner is rejected

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 »

July 16, 2014

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Higher gasoline costs raise US producer prices

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 »

July 16, 2014

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Euro healing, but still distant No. 2 to US dollar

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 »

July 16, 2014

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Utah company offering seed money for health care startups

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 »

July 15, 2014

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Balancing act: Lessons in work-life balance show in many faces

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 »

July 15, 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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Geeking out: Salt Lake Comic Con draws huge crowd

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 »

Sept. 5, 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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