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Utah continues to boast low unemployment and solid job forecasts

Luckily for most job seekers, Utah boasts the second lowest unemployment rate in the country.

APPLE LIVE: Larger iPhones and smartwatch unveiled

Apple's larger iPhones won't just have bigger screens. They'll have a new, horizontal viewing mode to take advantage of the larger display. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Older Americans struggle with student debt

Student loan debt isn't just a problem for the young. A small, but growing percentage of seniors struggle to pay back education debt — tens of thousands even seeing their Social Security... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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4 financial follies of the millennial generation

Millennials have a few things to learn about the financial world. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Some cities like Ferguson get 40 percent of their yearly revenue from petty fines and fees

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"Poverty penalties" — exorbitant fines for things like expired plates and overdue traffic tickets — profit from the poor, and too often land them in jail. Fines by Ferguson's court... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Randy Shumway: Setting our sights on education

Investing in America’s future workforce is the most viable long-term strategy for helping us emerge from financial crisis and for laying the long-term foundation for a strong, competitive... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Utah gas prices fall 8 cents over previous month

Prices at the gas pump fell 8 cents in Utah compared to a month ago as the state begins the switch to cheaper winter-blend fuel. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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US recovery drives the dollar sharply higher

In the world of currencies, the dollar is starting to look like a safe home in a tough neighborhood. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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The job market is complicated, even for those who already have a job

In a survey last month, 58 percent of participants reported to Pew that jobs were hard to find where they lived, and 56 percent said they were falling behind the cost of living. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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College savings on the rise as plans average $20K

The good news is that Americans are saving more than ever for college. The bad news is that the average amount wouldn't come close to getting a person a degree. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Balancing act: After 3 years, 'new' job is still teaching work-life lessons

As strange as it sometimes feels to be working outside of journalism, there are times when it's completely natural to me now. And thanks to the career change I made three years ago, I learn more... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Women buying a car want what men want — usually

What do women want in a car? The same things men do — with subtle differences. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

Shares of Home Depot sank before the opening bell Tuesday after confirming that its payment systems had been hacked, potentially exposing millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Taking a break from paying down debt is OK at times

Basically, you’re asking me if it’s OK to put your debt snowball on hold temporarily in order to modestly enhance your already reasonable wedding plans. My answer is yes. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Economic weakness spans much of the globe

A brief review of several economic indicators from various regions of the world would seem to indicate a broad economic slowing is occurring. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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UTA testing distance-based transit fares

The way passengers pay for mass transit could change based on how much and how far they ride, Utah Transit Authority officials said. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Should you get paid for your tweets?

Don’t the users of Facebook and Twitter give them value? And if so, shouldn’t they get a piece of the pie? Mike Rugnetta looks the value that users give to social media. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Here are 10 ways young people can get rich now

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Money is one of the biggest worries for millennials. So how can millennials make back some cash and get rich? Here are a couple of plans that can help. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Smith's Food and Drug adding 500 Utah jobs

Smith’s Food & Drug, a division of Kroger, is seeking to hire 486 new positions throughout its seven states of operation, including 148 store-level positions in Utah. Additionally, two... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Is the $5 bill the new $1 bill?

Events, food purchased away from home and live entertainment are increasingly unaffordable to the bottom 90 percent. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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An argument for raising the minimum wage

American fast-food workers need and deserve a $15 an hour minimum wage. Raising it to that level would be the first step to healing our battered work force and building toward a hopeful economic... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Bribing your kids may hurt more than just your wallet

A study released last month indicates that U.S. children receive from parents an average of $1,360 each year in the form of allowances, rewards and incentives. Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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Nonprofit internships: Can you afford to work for free?

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For recent college grads, sometimes doing an unpaid internship for a nonprofit is a nonoption. Read more »

Sept. 6, 2014

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The average American consumer spends this much per day to live

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American consumers spent an average of $94 a day in August, basically flat compared to July but much higher that August 2009's $65 average, according to the most recent Gallup poll on the topic. Read more »

Sept. 5, 2014

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Employers are hiring fewer people, and some job seekers are just giving up

U.S. employers added just 142,000 jobs in August, snapping a six-month streak of hiring above 200,000 and posting the smallest gain in eight months. Read more »

Sept. 5, 2014

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The safest U.S. cities to drive in

The safest drivers in America, for the fourth year in a row, hail from Fort Collins, Colorado, according to the 10th annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report.” Read more »

Sept. 5, 2014

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