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Utahns' confidence in the state economy is increasing, survey says

The economy in Utah is flourishing, according to an economic consultant.

Women in business: Reaching the top starts with believing you can

Utah has an increasing number of women who are taking leadership roles in the state’s steadily growing business community. Their ascension to prominence has become a signal of continuing... Read more »

April 4, 2016

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California, New York poised to raise minimum wage to $15

California and New York are poised to become the highest-paid minimum-wage states in the nation after their governors each reached deals with lawmakers to raise the lowest amount a worker can be... Read more »

April 1, 2016

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Utah’s veteran unemployment rate 5th-lowest in U.S.

Utah’s jobless rate for veterans improved from 4.9 percent in 2014 to 2.6 percent in 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' annual report. Only four other states had a lower rate... Read more »

April 1, 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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Sturt & Nordstrom: 4 traits of the most successful leaders

It can be a daunting process to grow your leadership skills. Adopting these four common traits of successful leaders will help you on your way to becoming the leader you want to be. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Open casting call for 'Hamilton' causes a little ruckus

The Broadway smash "Hamilton," which has been cheered for reclaiming the nation's founding story by a multicultural cast, has oddly come under fire for specifically seeking "nonwhite men and women"... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Economists: Large families are an 'ace in the hole' for Utah's economy

Utah's low crime rate and job growth benefit thousands of families, but the state also gets an economic boost from having families larger than most other states. 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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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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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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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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Are Americans feeling too good about their retirement finances?

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Forbes' Richard Eisenberg thinks many older workers are making a "dicey" gamble as they set aside money for their retirements. And he's not alone. Read more »

March 27, 2016

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Andy Masaki: What financial moves are you making in your 50s?

Do you know how to handle your finances in your 50s? If not, then check out these money moves to make in your 50s. 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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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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Utah voters driven most by economy, national security, poll shows

What's driving Utah voters? The most important issues are the economy, national security and health. Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Cuba rebukes Obama's call for change but will nix dollar tax

Cuba's government offered a rebuke Thursday of President Barack Obama's plans to use his upcoming visit to promote change on the island, even as it took a long-sought step to lift a penalty on... Read more »

March 17, 2016

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NuSkin embraces March Madness, says it actually helps productivity

Trying to get work done during the opening days of March Madness can be challenging in many workplaces. But some companies that embrace March Madness say they can use it as a way to boost morale... Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Americans pony up record $60B keeping pets healthy, happy

Americans spent just over $60 billion on their pets last year, a record fueled by a big jump in what owners shelled out for services like grooming, boarding and training. Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Never take an adjustable-rate mortgage

If you can’t buy a home with cash, you need the stability of a 15-year, fixed-rate mortgage in your life. Read more »

March 15, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: Boost your all-important credit score

Pumping up your credit "number" should be a priority. The higher your score, the more likely you'll get favorable lending terms because the algorithms say you're more expected to pay your debts. Read more »

March 15, 2016

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CDC guidelines aim to curb painkiller prescribing

Prescription painkillers should not be a first-choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors prescribe drugs... Read more »

March 15, 2016

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Higher stock prices, home values lift US household wealth

Americans' household wealth jumped in the final three months of last year, pushed higher by rising stock prices and greater home values. That leaves many households, particularly wealthy ones, with... Read more »

March 13, 2016

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David Sturt & Todd Nordstrom: 3 rules top companies follow

You've seen the awards year after year, but what does it really mean to be a "Best Company to Work For," and what are the actual benefits employees receive by working for one? Read more »

March 12, 2016

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Yahoo snubs activist shareholder with 2 new directors

Yahoo set up a battle for control of its board by appointing two directors likely to further agitate an activist shareholder threatening to lead an investor mutiny aimed at ousting CEO Marissa... Read more »

March 10, 2016

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5 items families can painlessly cut to keep cash in their wallets

Do you ever feel like you cannot gain any traction with your finances? Cutting your budget down does not have to be painful. Use these tips to limit your spending and put more money into your... Read more »

March 5, 2016

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Employee noncompete bill stirs hornet's nest in Utah business community

An attempt to legislate the use of noncompete employment contracts in Utah has stirred up a hornet's nest in the state's business community. Read more »

March 4, 2016

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US adds a strong 242,000 jobs; rate holds at low 4.9 pct.

U.S. employers added a robust 242,000 workers in February as retailers, restaurants and health care providers drove another solid month for the resilient American job market. The unemployment rate... Read more »

March 4, 2016

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Bill would require training for some public assistance recipients

People who receive certain forms of public assistance would be required to undergo at least two hours of self-reliance training under a bill endorsed Thursday by a legislative committee. Read more »

March 3, 2016

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Sturt & Nordstrom: Talent crisis? Solved!

Build a culture of appreciation and you’ll see the top reasons for employee turnover fall off the table. Read more »

March 3, 2016

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Sports Authority files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

veting their favorite team's jersey with the personal touch of their name on the back are flocking online, likely not so much to the sports store at their local mall. Consumer habits are evolving. Read more »

March 2, 2016

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Business leaders oppose non-compete bill

A bill proposed in the Utah Legislature is drawing sharp criticism from prominent local business leaders who claim that it could have a dramatic impact economic growth in the state and wreak havoc... Read more »

March 1, 2016

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Utah's low unemployment may not be good news for everyone

Utah's unemployment rate is 3.5 percent, but virtually 0 percent for technology professionals. As Utah tech firms face the most competitive job market in our history, what are leading companies... Read more »

Feb. 29, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: Don't be fishy when filing your taxes

This tax season, resolve to learn the facts even if someone else is preparing your return so that you don't end up doing anything fishy. Read more »

Feb. 29, 2016

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Randy Shumway: How society can work smarter to address intergenerational poverty

We may never be able to completely eradicate poverty’s many faces, but by correctly designing, measuring and improving two-generation programs, we will be working smarter to help the... Read more »

Feb. 29, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Let birthday money be spending money

Dave Ramsey says to let spouse's birthday be spending money instead of debt payment. Read more »

Feb. 29, 2016

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Sturt & Nordstrom: Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day with these CEO-approved ideas

If you’re one of those people who wished they took more time to show their appreciation to the people at work, Employee Appreciation Day is a good place to start. Read more »

Feb. 29, 2016

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Curtis Blair: Find the right people for your culture

Your company culture is a living, breathing thing, and just because you start off right doesn't mean it will always stay that way. You need to actively add new people to your team who will nurture,... Read more »

Feb. 29, 2016

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World stocks weighed down by G-20 inaction

Global stock markets were weighed down Monday by the failure of the world's leading economic policymakers to announce any new measures to boost the global economy. Some relief emerged with the news... Read more »

Feb. 29, 2016

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How to avoid needlessly overpaying on your tax returns

Taxes are no one's idea of a jolly time. But don't make things worse by needlessly overpaying by overlooking deductions and credits you have coming to you. Read more »

Feb. 29, 2016

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5 overlooked tax deductions

Here are five commonly overlooked tax deductions that help ease your tax burden and potentially offer relief for you and your family. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2016

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States reduce jobless checks, adding pressure to unemployed

When Demetrius White recently lost his job as a $10-an-hour forklift driver loading pallets of shampoo, he applied for unemployment benefits to help support his family. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2016

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Trump to Romney: No 'bombshell' in tax returns; release after audits

Donald Trump is sticking to his new explanation for why he can't yet release copies of his recent tax returns: The IRS is auditing him, as Trump says it has for the past 12 years. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2016

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How to be happy, successful and experience true wealth

Having it all. Living your dreams. Happiness--being who you really want to be. Having the good life. Is any of this possible? Absolutely! Check out what I learned from a conversation I thought I... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2016

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Tax group blasts Pfizer, urges stop to its tax-cutting deal

mer group is accusing Pfizer of seeking to avoid $35 billion in U.S. taxes with its plan to buy fellow drugmaker Allergan in a deal structured to nominally move Pfizer's address to lower-tax... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2016

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Sturt & Nordstrom: Make a daily difference with a 'startup mentality'

Fast, intense and incredibly purpose-driven: that’s what a startup looks like. Now, think about your own office. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2016

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Creating emergency fund can make a big difference in a family's finances, expert says

This week is Utah Saves Week — part of a nationwide effort to help individuals eliminate debt, use credit efficiently and build a strong financial foundation. Read more »

Feb. 23, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Don't tithe with credit cards

I think e-giving in itself is fine. But if I were the pastor or on the leadership board and we had an e-giving process, I would strongly encourage people to use debit cards and not credit cards. Read more »

Feb. 23, 2016

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