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Steady US hiring likely continues even as growth stumbles

U.S. hiring has been strong for the past six months, yet economic growth has faltered over the same period. Which yardstick paints the more accurate picture of how the country is doing? Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Task force seeks to welcome, support immigrant entrepreneurs in Salt Lake County

A task force of more than 60 government, business and community leaders convened Thursday to brainstorm ways to encourage and welcome immigrants in the Salt Lake metro area's business community. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Anbang drops bid to buy Starwood, clearing way for Marriott

says it's dropping its $15 billion offer to acquire Starwood Hotels, citing various market considerations and ending a bidding war for the parent of St. Regis and Sheraton resorts. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Hundreds line up to reserve Tesla Model 3 at Salt Lake showroom

Hundreds lined up at Salt Lake City's Tesla showroom for a chance to put down a deposit on a car they've never seen. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Affordable Model 3 is Tesla's biggest test yet

The promise of an affordable electric car from Tesla Motors had hundreds of people lining up to reserve one. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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California lawmakers weigh nation's highest minimum wage

California state lawmakers are poised to enact the nation's highest statewide minimum wage on Thursday, with gradual increases to $15 by 2022. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Students get close-up look at Utah County agriculture

The Utah County chapter of the Utah Farm Bureau organized its Farm Field Days at a Springville farm, where second-graders were able to learn some of the ins and outs of agriculture, and where some... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Apple remains in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone without help

The FBI's announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple Inc., as consumers learned that they can't keep the government out of even an encrypted device that... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Why saving is only half the equation for a comfortable retirement

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If you've saved enough to retire, congratulations. Now it's time to work up a plan to make that money last as long as possible. Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Romney's campaign prepped for contested convention predicted now for Trump

Four years ago, former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt was quietly making preparations for a contested Republican National Convention to ensure Mitt Romney secured the party's nomination despite a... Read more »

March 29, 2016

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2 Salt Lake fires cause up to $600K in damage

Salt Lake fire officials are investigating two separate large structure fires that ignited within eight hours in Salt Lake City Tuesday. Combined, the fires caused as much as $600,000 in damage. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Money in place for new state liquor store in Syracuse

Money for a new state liquor store in Davis County was among several alcohol-related measures Utah lawmakers approved in the legislative session that ended earlier this month. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Utah consumer index climbs in March

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index increased 9.6 points to 115.4 in March. The national Consumer Confidence Index increased 2.2 points from February to March and currently sits at 96.2. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Stericycle emissions permit up for review for Tooele County location

The Utah Division of Air Quality has opened up a public comment period on a proposed emissions permit for Stericycle to operate in its new location in Tooele County. A public hearing is also set... Read more »

March 29, 2016

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SoundCloud expands into mainstream with paid streaming plan

SoundCloud is entering paid music streaming, hoping to turn its huge community of cover singers, dubstep remixers and wannabe stars into a bigger source of revenue. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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How to know when it's time to buy an electric car

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As sticker prices slide, is an electric car a reasonable option? Only under the right circumstances, say most experts. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Fire destroys Magna warehouse, causes partial closure of S.R. 201

Spurred by an explosion, a fire destroyed a condemned building Monday and caused the partial closure of a nearby highway in Magna. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Feds identify 90 customers in Utah 'solar energy scheme'

The U.S. Department of Justice said it has identified 90 customers of a pair of Utah companies alleged to be involved in a solar energy 'abusive tax scheme" that cost the U.S. treasury more than $4... Read more »

March 28, 2016

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Associated grocery store pharmacies now carry overdose reversal drug

Some of Utah's most popular independent grocery stores and pharmacies will now make naloxone, an overdose reversal drug, available without a prescription. Read more »

March 28, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: The season of the purge

For the past two weeks, I've pulled out all the financial folders in my home-office file cabinet to see what I need to keep. Read more »

March 28, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Overspending is a choice

Overspending is, 100 percent of the time, a choice. It’s a decision. Most of the time it’s linked to immaturity, although there can be other issues at play. Read more »

March 28, 2016

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Airport unveils new rental car facilities

To prepare for the terminal redevelopment program, two new facilities were constructed to service rental cars at Salt Lake City International Airport. One is a quick turn-around building, and the... Read more »

March 28, 2016

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Just in time for April 18, where to find free tax help

Utah has a number of services available that offer free or low-cost alternatives to taxpayers filing their income taxes. For low- and moderate-income households, those options provide competent,... Read more »

March 27, 2016

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Apple releases small new iPhone, iPad for business use

Apple unveiled a small new iPhone, a new iPad tablet for business use and price cuts for its Apple Watch at a product event Monday. The announcements, which were largely expected, aim to keep up... Read more »

March 27, 2016

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Things Americans would rather do than file their taxes

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They also dislike the task more than changing diapers, cooking Thanksgiving dinner for their in-laws, and a host of other unpleasant things. Read more »

March 27, 2016

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FanX 2016 closes final day of stars, costumes and toys for kids of all ages

FanX wrapped up its 2016 event Saturday, bringing in about 50,000 fans to see celebrities, show off costumes from all genres and pick up nerdy merchandise. Read more »

March 26, 2016

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Coal story: It's about Utah, California and what lies ahead

Environmental groups and some California politicians don't want Utah coal shipped out of Oakland, but proponents of an export terminal say it is a solid business venture and a critical lifeline to... Read more »

March 26, 2016

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5 companies building relationships with Cuba

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As President Obama makes his historic visit to Cuba, the country also faces an onslaught of American enterprise. These are the companies who will establish the first trade connections with Cuba. Read more »

March 26, 2016

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For first time, drone delivers package to residential area

A drone has successfully delivered a package to a residential location in a small Nevada town in what its maker and the governor of the state said Friday was the first fully autonomous urban drone... Read more »

March 25, 2016

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Utah voter priorities shifting to reflect concern with health care, environment

The Utah Foundation 2016 Priorities Project reveals Utah voters are most concerned about health care, with a few environmental issues also showing up among their Top 10 priorities. Read more »

March 25, 2016

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Google Fiber retail store to open at Trolley Square

Salt Lake City’s newest technology hub will be located in a Google Fiber store at Trolley Square. Read more »

March 25, 2016

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Jury finds Jeremy Johnson guilty of just 8 of 86 charges against him

A key figure in the criminal cases against ex-Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff was found not guilty of 78 of the 86 charges against him Friday. Ryan Riddle was found guilty of... Read more »

March 25, 2016

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Police following leads to identify 2 women who stole donation jar

Community members are helping a Utah girl raise money for a humanitarian trip to South America this summer after her fundraising efforts suffered a setback when a large donation jar was stolen from... Read more »

March 24, 2016

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Volkswagen gets a month for plan on diesel emissions fix

Volkswagen and government regulators must present a detailed plan within a month on getting nearly 600,000 diesel cars to comply with clean air laws or risk the possibility of a trial this summer... Read more »

March 24, 2016

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Prosecutors fire back at Jeremy Johnson's plea for mistrial

In a motion filed as jury deliberations churned on Wednesday, federal prosecutors pushed back against ex-millionaire Jeremy Johnson's motion to dismiss the fraud and money laundering charges... Read more »

March 23, 2016

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Surgeon: Weight loss procedure using balloon technology is 'worth considering'

The Orbera Intragastric Balloon can be inserted in the stomach and inflated with saline to cause a person to feel full and not eat as much. The six-month placement yields a 22-pound sustainable... Read more »

March 23, 2016

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Wheels to Watch: Honda, Toyota, Buick show new vehicles

From hot-selling SUVs to cool new small cars to electric vehicles and hybrids, the 2016 New York International Auto Show features a diverse lineup of new vehicles. The show officially opens to the... Read more »

March 23, 2016

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Phase one of Sandy transit-oriented development project nears completion

East Village in south Sandy offers a distinct outline of what will become the area's first transit-oriented development. It will incorporate urban living with elements of walkability and public... Read more »

March 23, 2016

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Boot camp aims to arm new entrepreneurs

About 200 entrepreneurs participated in the the MountainWest Capital Network’s Business Boot Camp Wednesday hosted at Salt Lake Community College's Miller Campus in Sandy. The main goal of... Read more »

March 23, 2016

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Why people bet on March Madness, even when they know they'll lose

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May the odds be never in your favor. Here are some of the intriguing reasons that people enjoy sports wagers even when they know they won't win. Read more »

March 23, 2016

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SkyWest leader, Nu Skin to be honored at economic summit

Jerry Atkin, former chairman of SkyWest Inc., will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award, and Nu Skin Enterprises will receive an Outstanding Company Award at the 10th annual Utah Economic Summit. Read more »

March 22, 2016

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CEO, Magic Johnson share ideas at Domopalooza

Josh James, the founder and CEO of Domo, offered the keynote speech at Domopalooza on Tuesday. Read more »

March 22, 2016

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How the FBI might hack into an iPhone without Apple's help

For more than a month, federal investigators have insisted they have no alternative but to force Apple to help them open up a phone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. Read more »

March 22, 2016

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Paul Moyer: 5 alternatives to investing in the stock market

The stock market feels like a risky investment for many people. Use these ideas to still gain interest while keeping your money out of the market. Read more »

March 21, 2016

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Navy's largest destroyer heads out to sea for trials

The nation's largest and most expensive destroyer headed out to sea Monday for final builder trials before being presented to the Navy for inspection. Read more »

March 21, 2016

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APNewsBreak: Elon Musk's wife files to divorce billionaire

Billionaire Elon Musk and actress Talulah Riley are making another attempt to end their second marriage. Read more »

March 21, 2016

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Utah unemployment rate steady at 3.4 percent

February’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from last month’s rate of 3.4 percent. The national unemployment rate remained unchanged from January at 4.9 percent. Read more »

March 20, 2016

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Poll: Honesty and integrity top traits Utahns value

In a new Deseret News/KSL poll, registered voters overwhelmingly identified honesty and integrity as the most important personal characteristics they look for in a presidential candidate. Read more »

March 20, 2016

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Kids celebrate an Easter egg-stravaganza

Children facing life-threatening medical conditions were treated to an Easter egg hunt Saturday at the Discovery Gateway Museum. Read more »

March 19, 2016

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Steps Obama has taken to ease US restrictions on Cuba

President Barack Obama aims to use his historic trip to Cuba starting Sunday to further his bid to restore ties after a half-century of acrimony. Though his visit will be one of the most visible... Read more »

March 19, 2016

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