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Alpha, one of the biggest coal producers, is latest to seek bankruptcy protection

Alpha Natural Resources Inc. became the latest in a string of coal companies to seek bankruptcy protection.

Gas prices in Utah among highest in West

A new report from AAA Utah showed that gasoline prices have increased across the country, with Utah’s pump prices surging 40 cents in the past month, making the state’s average price... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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US stock indexes inches higher in afternoon trading

nancial markets inched higher in afternoon trading Wednesday, as traders weighed lackluster U.S. retail sales data and a batch of corporate deals and earnings news. Owens-Illinois and Williams Cos. were among the biggest gainers. Oil... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Mark Pfeifle: Corporate welfare leads to crazy claims

When the Export-Import Bank’s charter comes up for debate, Congress should remember that it’s anything but a “critical element” of America’s national security. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Cameron's Conservatives win in surprise UK election

The Conservative Party swept to power Friday in Britain's Parliamentary elections, winning an unexpected and resounding victory that returns Prime Minister David Cameron to 10 Downing Street in a... Read more »

May 8, 2015

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Rural hospitals struggle to stay open, adapt to changes

After 45 years of providing health care in rural western Missouri, Sac-Osage Hospital is being sold piece by piece. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Crowdfunding: Where social media meets innovation

A decade ago, launching a startup venture was a “pipe dream” for most people, even in the “land of opportunity” that is the United States. Today, more small businesses are... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Utah retains top bond rating

The state of Utah announced Thursday the closing of two refunding bond sales and the affirmation of the state’s AAA general obligation bond rating by all three rating agencies. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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$100 million for a home? Luxury buyers reach a new threshold

The poshest of luxury homes are acquiring the cachet of a masterwork by Picasso or Matisse. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Exxon's 1Q profit falls 46 percent amid decline in oil price

Lower oil prices pushed Exxon Mobil Corp.'s first-quarter profit down 46 percent, but the results still beat Wall Street expectations. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Report: Insurers skirt health law's protections for women

Some insurance plans offered on the health overhaul law's new marketplaces violate the law's requirements for women's health, according to a new report from a women's legal advocacy group. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Forget the watch: Apple's iPhones are still the main event

The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple's phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch. Read more »

April 27, 2015

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Strong dollar squeezes company earnings

Procter & Gamble and Facebook have nothing in common. One deals in razors and toothpaste, the other in likes, self-promotion and embarrassing family photos. But this week, they shared the same... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Google posts mixed 1Q results amid new threats to company

Google has been looking more vulnerable as a technological upheaval nibbles at its dominance in Internet search, while the company also deals with a potentially massive regulatory headache in... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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US stocks move lower after weak global economic surveys

Stocks moved lower in early trading Thursday, sapped by gloomy manufacturing data from Europe, China and Japan. Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Sales at Taco Bell, KFC help Yum top 1Q profit forecast

Yum Brands Inc.'s first-quarter profit fell but still topped Wall Street expectations as global sales jumped at its Taco Bell and KFC brands. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Yahoo's 1Q disappoints, but stock rises on Yahoo Japan hopes

Yahoo is still struggling to boost revenue nearly three years into CEO Marissa Mayer's tenure, magnifying concerns that the Internet company holds little value beyond its lucrative Asian investments. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Teva offers to buy Mylan in $40.1B cash-and-stock deal

Generic drug giant Teva formally offered to buy fellow drugmaker Mylan about $40.1 billion in cash and stock on Tuesday, despite Mylan's cold shoulder and the certainty the proposed acquisition will bring intense scrutiny by... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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US stocks waver as corporate earnings roll in

U.S. stocks wavered Tuesday as big companies turned in a mixed batch of earnings results. Markets in Asia surged on optimism over recent reforms in China. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Heavy reliance on US not sustainable, Treasury secretary says

Global finance officials are urging Greece to reach a deal with its creditors and avoid a catastrophic default that would stagger a world economy still emerging from recession. Read more »

April 19, 2015

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Higher US gas prices spark modest inflation in March

Rising gas prices in March led to a slight increase in inflation, a sign that some of the broader economic impact from cheaper oil is fading. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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GE posts $13.6 billion loss on finance unit sale

The industrial heart of General Electric, the company's new focus, posted lower revenue and earnings in the first quarter amid an enormous overall loss resulting from its recently-announced sale of... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Citigroup's earnings rise 21 percent, beating estimates

Citigroup said Thursday that its first-quarter net income rose 21 percent as the company continued to slim down its operations and control expenses. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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US home construction off to weak March start

U.S. homebuilders opened the spring buying season in March at a slower pace than last year, a warning that recent hiring gains have failed to translate into a stronger real estate market. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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European vacation as much as 25 percent cheaper due to euro

Vacations in Europe have a new attraction: the euro's steep drop in value is making the continent much cheaper for tourists from across the world, especially the United States and China. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Wells Fargo net income falls slightly from a year earlier

Wells Fargo, the third-biggest U.S. bank by assets, said Tuesday that its first-quarter earnings fell slightly from the same period a year earlier. Read more »

April 14, 2015

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