Utah Economy

Lawsuit weighs on rare tiny fish in drought-stricken West

A bucket of lesser chub are released at the property of Darwin Bundy in Fairfield, Utah November 19, 2013. Conservation activists have told U.S. wildlife officials they will sue for unlawful delays in decisions about the protections sought for rare fish species in Nevada and Utah threatened by past and …

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Childcare: Will costs rise because COVID aid expires? | Opinion

As bad as you think the child care crisis is right now, it’s about to get worse. The sector has lost nearly 100,000 workers from pre-pandemic levels, while thousands of programs have closed permanently and tens of thousands of classrooms stand empty. The only thing holding back a complete landslide …

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Utah economy remains strong despite national decline

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s economy and labor supply are doing well due to its growing population, compared to the declining national average. Utah’s nonfarm employment rate for October has increased by about 3.1% over the past 12 months, and the state’s economy has added about 50,600 jobs since October …

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In southern China, residents revolt against COVID-19 controls

Frustrated residents of the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou broke temporary barriers and marched through the streets in revolt earlier this week against strict COVID-19 controls, according to videos and online reports . The violence comes just weeks before the third anniversary of the emergence of COVID-19 next month – …

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Californians bring their billions to all NM neighbors

California has an emigration problem, and it seems everyone in the Greater Southwest is taking advantage of it, except New Mexico. Policy makers can change that. According to the IRS, between 2018 and 2019, 71,547 more American households left California for other states than they moved there. Isn’t it strange? …

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Last IRONMAN brought in $62.1 million in St. George area, tourism board says

The last IRONMAN triathlon event in St. George lasted two days, required thousands of volunteers and made travel difficult for motorists in southern Utah. But according to a new report on the event and its impact, it also gave a huge boost to the local economy. The Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN …

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More and more rankings are piling up for Idaho

House Press Releases More and more rankings are piling up for Idaho More and more rankings are piling up for Idaho Wednesday, November 2, 2022 Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little today commented on yet more rankings placing Idaho at the top of the list for economic …

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Utah: Can a former CIA independent oust an outgoing Republican senator? | 2022 US Midterm Elections

youtah is usually reliable Republican ground, but in this year’s midterm elections, a Senate race in the Mormon-dominated state could see a remarkable upheaval – and one that could hurt the Republican Party’s ambitions to stand. seize the Senate. Independent challenger Evan McMullin, a former CIA operative who unsuccessfully ran …

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NASA: Economic Benefits Reach All 50 States

Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC — From NASA: NASA released the results of its second agency-wide survey economic impact reportdemonstrating how its Moon to Mars activities, climate change research and other work generated more than $71.2 billion in total economic output in fiscal year 2021. Combined, NASA’s impact has supported more …

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Christensen Arms Receives Utah 100 Award

Christensen Arms, maker of advanced precision firearms and carbon fiber barrels, is the latest member of the firearms industry to be honored by an independent organization for positive economic impact and job creation. The company ranked 26th on MountainWest Capital Network’s (MWCN) 100 Fastest Growing Companies list in Utah. “We …

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What is President Joe Biden’s approval rating on the economy?

Nearly two-thirds of Utahns disapprove of President Joe Biden’s handling of the economy as he tries to assure voters across the country that it is strong ahead of the midterm elections. A new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll also found that Biden’s overall jobs approval rating continues to languish …

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Iverson seeks to continue to defend freedoms; Goode touts self-reliance and durability through tech – St George News

LR: Victor Iverson, Washington County Commission, and Democratic challenger Chuck Goode | Photo of Iverson by Mori Kessler, photo of Goode courtesy of Chuck Goode, St. George News ST. GEORGE- All three Washington County seats are up for grabs this election season. Incumbent Republican Victor Iverson and Democratic challenger Chuck …

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Meet the Green Business 2022 winners

green building Salt Lake City Airports Department Website In the fall of 2020, the Salt Lake City Airports Department (SLCDA) opened the first phase of the new SLC Airport, the first major new airport built in the United States in the 21st century. The new SLC has been designed and …

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How to take the first step to a tech-focused career you’ll love

(good things utah) Starting a new career can be a nerve-wracking undertaking. The stress of fulfilling a new role to the best of our abilities will ultimately make or break our future – making it much easier for those with an education to do. For registered students Dixie Technical College …

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Inflation and economy headline at Utah’s 1st congressional district debate

Ogden, Utah – The economy was a priority for Republican Rep. Blake Moore and his Democratic challenger, Rick Jones, during their debate on Monday. Although both candidates for Utah’s 1st congressional district agreed that the economy is a top voter concern, they disagreed on what causes economic instability and what …

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Promotions, Hires, Achievements and Company News

Here’s a rundown of promotions, hiring, movers, and news on the Memphis-area business scene: Neel Schaffer promoted Robert Walker to the Director of Operations, effective immediately. He assumes the position occupied for 13 years by Joey Hudnal, now President and CEO. Walker joined Neel-Schaffer in 1991 as an engineer-in-training and …

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The booming hydrogen economy that oil and gas companies are tiptoeing into.

A 2,500 cubic meter tank of liquid hydrogen at the Kobe Port Island plant in Japan where a … [+] a shipping terminal has been built to import liquid hydrogen from Australia (2020 photo). AFP via Getty Images As announced two years ago, Rystad Energy said liquid hydrogen would find …

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Former Vice President Mike Pence backs Mike Lee in tight U.S. Senate race

Former Vice President Mike Pence endorses Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, in a video posted to YouTube Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. Photo: Lee for the Senate/YouTube OREM, Utah, Sept. 27, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — Locked in a neck and neck race with independent candidate Evan McMullin, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is …

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Protect Our National Parks From Vandalism – The Daily Utah Chronicle

Silvana Peterson Visitors travel through the straits of Zion National Park in October 2020. (Photo by Silvana Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle) National parks are a huge source of tourism and income in Utah. We are home to some of the finest national and State parks in the United …

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Businesses across the state invited to participate in new initiative ‘to promote Utah women in business’ – St George News

Stock image | Photo by monkeybusinessimages/iStock/Getty Images Plus, St. George News ST. GEORGE- Inspire In Utah, an initiative of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (Go Utah), announced earlier this week that applications are open for 100 Companies Championing Women. File image, St. George News As part of the …

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Biden antitrust chiefs seek funds for ambitious enforcement

The Biden administration’s top antitrust enforcers have asked Congress for more money to pursue their ambitious enforcement strategy, telling a Senate panel they are ‘overwhelmed’ by the legal power wielded by giant corporations. During a Senate Antitrust Judiciary Subcommittee oversight hearing on Tuesday, Jonathan Kanter, the assistant attorney general for …

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Rangely is surrounded by a coal mine and over 1,000 oil wells. What will happen when we stop burning fossil fuels?

Without the fossil fuel industry, “I think Rangely would be a ghost town,” Mayor Andy Shaffer said. Rangely is one of 11 counties that are the focus of the Colorado Office of Just Transition, which state lawmakers created three years ago to support regions whose economies rely heavily on coal. …

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Utah desert farms thrive on water from the shrinking Colorado River

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — The nation’s second-driest state, Utah, doesn’t supply much water to the Colorado River as it flows from the headwaters of the Rocky Mountains through Canyonlands National Park to the lake. Powell. Utah has a unique position in the middle of the river basin, geographically …

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Amtrak travelers wait for trips to be booked after strike averted

Jenna Johnson-Hall should prepare for a long-awaited trip to see her partner and meet her partner’s family. Instead, she waits to find out if she can make the trip. Like Amtrak customers across the country, its long-distance train was canceled Wednesday as Amtrak braced for a possible freight train strike …

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Utah Governor Cox signs joint letter asking Biden to ‘immediately’ withdraw his student loan plan

Utah Governor Spencer Cox speaks during the Utah PBS Monthly Governor’s Press Conference at the Eccles Broadcast Center in Salt Lake City on June 16. student loan cancellation plan. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Governor Spencer Cox joined nearly half of …

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Will Salt Lake City host the 2030 Olympics? IOC decision delayed

Do you remember that the International Olympic Committee had to decide on a host city for the 2030 Winter Games as early as December? Well, that’s even more up in the air after IOC President Thomas Bach made it clear there was no pressure to stick to the timetable he …

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What to know about the USA TODAY COVID testing survey

EDITOR’S NOTE: This page is a guide to the months of USA TODAY investigation into Utah-based Nomi Health, the untendered contracts it has received and the questions officials raised on the accuracy of his tests and his contributions to the campaign. As of early 2020, hardly anyone outside of Silicon …

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Utah youth hold a ‘die-in’ to mourn the decline of the Great Salt Lake

More than 100 people walked silently in single file in the dry Great Salt Lake sleep Saturday. They wanted to send a message to Utah’s elected leaders that a healthy Great Salt Lake is vital to the environment, residents and future generations. They called on lawmakers to preserve the lake …

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Burgess Owens rips Democrats for criticizing Trump Republicans: ‘They’re scared of the MAGA brand’

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Rep. Burgess Owens, R-Utah, slammed Democrats, including President Biden, for attacking Trump’s Republicans with divisive rhetoric on “Sunday Morning Futures,” telling guest host Sean Duffy that the left is “afraid of the MAGA brand”. Owens also called for unity among Americans of …

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Governor Cox is optimistic about the future of the Great Salt Lake, air quality and job growth

LOGAN, Utah — Governor Spencer Cox gave an optimistic view of the effort to save the Great Salt Lake during a speech at Utah State University on Thursday. “I’m less worried about the Great Salt Lake now than I was a year ago,” Cox said. The governor said it was …

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Easton Oliverson, Little League World Series player who fractured his skull, returns home to Utah

Easton Oliverson is finally back home after his Little League World Series trip went horribly wrong. The 12-year-old pitcher and outfielder for Utah’s Snow Canyon Little League team made headlines earlier this month after it was reported he had a broken bone skull and had to undergo emergency surgery due …

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Eagle County Shroll manager: Utah oil trains would ‘fan the flames’ of climate change

Eagle County Executive Jeff Shroll (photo by David O. Williams). Two of Colorado’s most cherished natural resources have been in the news a lot lately: the endangered Colorado River and key national forest areas that lawmakers want to protect for future generations. Both are threatened by an oil train project …

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Biden’s Expensive, Bloated Government Is Corroding Our Economic Freedom

America’s economic freedom is in increasing jeopardy. That was one of the key findings of the Heritage Foundation’s 2022 Index of Economic Freedom, released in February. The annual global benchmark report, which compares economic governance and the competitiveness of countries, underscored the urgent need for America to change its political …

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Federal Task Force Announces Creation of Rapid Response Team to Support Energy Communities in The Four Corners

WASHINGTON DC- The Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Communities and Economic Revitalization today announced the creation of a new Four Corners Rapid Response Team (RRT), bringing together 11 federal agencies and their staff regional to partner with local officials and community leaders in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico …

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Why SLC Downtown Surpassed The Pandemic And Is Ahead Of The Competition

Downtown Salt Lake City isn’t just recovering from the pandemic. He flies beyond. New geolocation analysis of mobile phone data shows that regular visits to a wide range of points of interest in the urban core – from businesses, shops and offices to monuments, parks and community centers – have …

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Heatwaves Kill – The Daily Utah Chronicle

Amen Koutowogbe Deseret Industries Thrift Store & Donation Center in Murray, Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, August 5, 2022. (Photo by Amen Koutowogbe | The Daily Utah Chronicle) People started dying in the United States. due to the current heat wave sweeping through the Pacific Northwest. The heat would …

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Is hemp the answer to the fight against climate change?

“The first American flag was made from hemp,” says Higbee. “Personalities like the DuPont and Rockefeller families didn’t want hemp to take hold because there wouldn’t be a need for oil, timber and other [lucrative] materials.” Moreover, Prosniewski describes the approach The Hemp Blockchain takes as similar to the “chicken …

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Abbott tops stable O’Rourke in new Texas poll

(The Hill) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott (right) has maintained a 7-point lead over Democratic nominee Beto O’Rourke in the race for governor of the Lone Star State, according to new polls. The Dallas Morning News-University of Texas at Tyler poll showed Abbott’s 46% to 39% lead over O’Rourke has …

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Are gas prices falling? Why a gas tax holiday hurts the economy | Opinion

Maybe now we will stop hearing nonsense about the need for a gas tax exemption. Earlier this week, AAA reported that gasoline prices fell below $4 a gallon in much of the country (not in Utah, though, where they averaged $4.65 on Friday. , according to AAA). That’s still well …

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GOP attorneys general question BlackRock on fiduciary and antitrust issues

A group of 19 Republican state attorneys general wrote a letter to BlackRock saying the asset manager is using state pension fund assets in environmental, social and governance investments that “force the phase-out of fossil fuels, raise energy prices, drive inflation and weaken US national security. The eight-page letter explains …

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Red states fight ‘woke’ banks pushing anti-fossil fuel policies

Republican states are battling efforts by some banks to push environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards that promote, among other progressive agendas, anti-fossil fuel policies. Over the past year, at least 15 Republican-led states have proposed policies or laws that would punish banks for taking an anti-fossil fuel stance. According …

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Washington County Implements Utah’s Most Restrictive Water Ordinances

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah – Washington County’s largest cities have implemented new water ordinances to help protect water resources in what a news release called the nation’s fastest growing region. The new measures include a ban on non-functional turf for newly constructed commercial, institutional and industrial developments, and a turf limit …

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What’s happening to the renovated Salt Lake International Airport? | Opinion

As I write, I’m sitting on the outdoor observation deck at San Francisco International Airport. I am awaiting a flight to Sydney, Australia, where I will study how flight patterns between Australia and Europe with an intermediate stopover, known as the “Kangaroo Route”, have helped integrate the Australia in the …

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Utah housing market sees more listings but slows sales

SAND, Utah — Utahns buying homes this summer have more options and less competition compared to the homebuying fever of recent years, according to the Salt Lake Board of Realtors. The number of active statewide listings on UtahRealEstate.com on July 28 was over 9,300. That’s a 160% increase over the …

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How the struggling Great Salt Lake could be fired from the US Senate

The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed the Great Salt Lake Recovery Act, legislation introduced by Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, to study historic drought conditions and protect the long-term health of the Great Salt Lake, the largest lake saline of the Western Hemisphere. Earlier this month, the Great Salt Lake plummeted …

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Housing Market: Are Utah and Idaho Stable Places to Buy a Home?

Yes, housing markets in the West — including Utah — went haywire after the COVID-19 pandemic sent many Americans shopping. The rush for housing in fast-growing and relatively more affordable areas like the West has sent prices skyrocketing. But now that rising mortgage rates are tempering demand, does that mean …

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How do small towns get flights? Thanks to Essential Air Service

If you look on a map, Page, Arizona, looks quite remote. It is surrounded by desert on the shores of Lake Powell, just across the border from Utah. By car, Page is about 4.5 hours from Las Vegas or Phoenix, the nearest major cities. And yet, this city of about …

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Missouri is experiencing growth in agriculture, fishing, and hunting industries

July 23 – Economic experts are increasingly predicting that the United States is headed for recession – if the economy isn’t already in one. Unemployment remains at historic lows, but increased inflation over the past year has increased the cost of almost everything for businesses and consumers. As the US …

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Mitt Romney: Saving the Great Salt Lake is worth billions of dollars

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, introduced a bill in the US Senate last year to study saline lakes. The bill struggled to gain attention because, as the senator from Utah said, few people seemed to understand or care about the Great Salt Lake. While researchers have …

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Utah small business owners to meet congressional leaders in DC

Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios A coalition of about 70 Utah small business owners is meeting in DC this week to meet the state’s congressional delegation. The business owners are alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, which meets for a two-day summit. Driving the news: They plan to voice …

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Utah ranks third among states for business, but where do women-owned businesses rank?

Natalie Rasmussen, left, and her mother-in-law, Marci Rasmussen, owner of Especially For You, your downtown florist, create floral arrangements at the Salt Lake City boutique on Jan. 12, 2021. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s economy and business environment have historically …

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IsoTruss, Inc. Receives USDA Funding Award for Rural Broadband Project

SPRINGVILLE, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IsoTruss, Inc., a provider of engineering, design and manufacturing services, today announced that it has received $124,000 in funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In this rural broadband project, the company will use its patented geometry to create a lightweight, space-saving mobile cell site to …

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SLC receives $16 million to improve urban transportation

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – With a $15.6 million funding increase, Salt Lake City aims to make public transit safer for pedestrians and cyclists. Here’s how to beat the heat in Salt Lake But what are the real improvements? Here’s what city officials say they’re focusing on: Completion of a …

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Utah-based Beans & Brews has ambitious plans to go regional

When Beans & Brews opened in 1993, Utahns were so unfamiliar with coffee drinks, “we rarely got to turn on the espresso machine,” said Jeff Laramie, the company’s co-founder and CEO. “If someone ordered a latte, we would all fight over who would do it.” When national chain Starbucks opened …

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Manufacturing at its lowest since June 2020

Find out what clicks on FoxBusiness.com. Economic activity in the US manufacturing sector slowed more than expected in June to its lowest level in two years as demand and employment contracted according to the latest data. The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index fell more than 3 points …

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Medical schools and teaching hospitals: economic engines for their communities and the nation

The nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals contribute substantially to the nation’s economy, with their patient care, education, and research adding more than $728 billion to gross domestic product (GDP) and supporting more 7 million jobs, according to a report. of the AAMC. “Medical schools and teaching hospitals are economic …

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Donald Trump endorsed Chris Stewart and Burgess Owens in the Republican primaries

Former President Donald Trump endorsed two incumbent congressmen from Utah on Monday, a day before the Republican primary election. Representatives Chris Stewart and Burgess Owens both face GOP challengers, but both are expected to win on Tuesday. Describing Stewart as a “conservative warrior,” Trump called the five-term congressman a “tireless …

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Here’s How Much Utah Earned From National Park Tourism Last Year

UTAH (ABC4) – A new report released by the National Park Service has identified how much money each state earned from tourism in 2021. The report found that 14,796,739 visitors to Utah’s national parks spent $1,607,900,000 in the state in 2021. Utah contributed $2.5 billion to its state economy in …

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David Zook to announce county housing task force findings – Cache Valley Daily

Logan City has given the green light to a huge apartment complex next to Nibley City Parks, which has left residents upset. LOGAN — Cache County Executive David Zook will present the findings of his housing crisis task force at noon Thursday, June 23. Zook’s presentation is scheduled for the …

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Why is there a shortage of lifeguards? Staff to blame for pool closures

As labor shortages continue to plague virtually every sector of the U.S. economy, your local pool might be the last to feel the pain. That’s because swimming pools and recreation centers across the country are facing a severe shortage of lifeguards and swim instructors – the worst shortage in at …

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Could canceling student loans have an impact on inflation?

(NEXSTAR) – Inflation is now at its highest level in four decades, and the Federal Reserve’s efforts to rein it in have so far failed to bring it under control. Some worry that an impending decision by the Biden administration to cancel student loans could only make matters worse. But …

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Food and Wine: Feeding Aspen’s Local Economy

(Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times) The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen is the unofficial start of summer in the resort community, which until mid-June is a quiet, sleepy mountain town with few visitors. The 2021 Food & Wine Classic kicked off in Aspen on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. (Kelsey Brunner/The …

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‘Community advocate’ feeds the hungry and food insecure in Utah

(good things utah) As a result of a global pandemic, families and individuals in our state have slowly become food insecure; for the daily meals that were once taken for granted had suddenly become a rare occurrence. As this disparity persisted and the economy froze, a local charity called Murray …

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Friday’s credit card outage shows just how vulnerable NJ is

Have you ever felt that we sometimes depend too much on technology? I’m sure many in New Jersey did Friday afternoon. It didn’t get much mainstream media attention, but it was all over social media. Indeed, not only were people making purchases scrambling to pay with checks, but there was …

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Jersey Shore Island Named NJ’s Best Summer Destination for 2022

Summer in New Jersey is a must for not only the tri-states, but the east coast as well. There are plenty of beaches to visit along the coast, but the Jersey Shore is a place where people vacation every summer and they come from all over the country. Now if …

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Economist addresses pandemic impacts at Utah County Commission meeting | News, Sports, Jobs

Connor Richards, Daily Herald file photo Utah County Commissioners, from left, Amelia Powers Gardner, Bill Lee and Tom Sakievich listen during a town hall meeting in Provo Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have spread far and wide, reaching even into Utah County …

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How This ‘Little Trail That Could’ Aims to Change Salt Lake Recreation and Transit

Brian Tonetti and Evelyn Lamb ride the Folsom Trail in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. The Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City and the Federal Transit Administration have completed the first phase of the trail, a one-mile paved shared-use trail for walking and biking that connects West Side neighborhoods to …

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Inflation eclipses robust job gains – ABC4 Utah

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden came before television cameras Friday to celebrate another month of healthy job growth and low unemployment and the fastest pace of hiring in four decades under his direction. “The labor market,” the president said, “is the strongest it’s been since just after …

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Three Takeaways From Congressional Candidate Jake Hunsaker’s Solitary Primary Debate

Republican incumbent Representative Burgess Owens did not show up for the debate and did not commit to participating in a debate sponsored by the GOP’s 4th congressional district. (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jake Hunsaker answers questions next to an empty podium during a debate for the GOP …

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Azerbaijan’s Independence Day celebrated in Los Angeles

Baku, May 30, AZERTAC An event dedicated to Azerbaijan’s Independence Day and the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and the United States was held in Los Angeles. Hosted by the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles, the event brought together representatives from the US State Department, County …

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‘Monopoly’ tech giant faces explosive allegations

Google antitrust case: ‘Monopoly’ tech giant faces explosive allegations Alphabet Inc’s Google is part ‘pitcher, batter and umpire’, a US state lawsuit claimed in its plea alleging the internet giant competed ‘unfairly and deceptively’ in the advertising technology company using its dominant position. That’s not the only allegation Google is …

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Housing boom is making many Mountain West homeowners ‘equity rich’

According to real estate data analyst Attom, there is a record $27 trillion in equity in the United States. In fact, thanks to the overfed housing market, almost half of the owners with mortgages are considered “equity rich” after the first quarter of 2022. This means they owe less than …

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Utah unemployment rate continues to fall | Regional News

(The Center Square) – Utah continued its downward trend in unemployment rates in April, according to figures from the Department of Workforce Services. Nonfarm payroll employment in the state grew about 3.9% over the past year, adding 62,400 jobs since April 2021, the department said. According to the department, Utah’s …

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GOP directs culture war fury at green investing trend

SALT LAKE CITY — Republicans oppose Wall Street’s growing efforts to factor factors such as long-term environmental risk into investment decisions, the latest indication the GOP is ready to damage its relationship with large corporations to score Culture War points. Many are targeting a concept known as ESG – which …

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a financial expert intervenes

After another tough day on Wall Street, a finance expert says now is not the time to panic, but maybe now is the time to make some changes to your finances to weather the storm and prepare for your retirement. “It’s scary. I would say a lot of investors and …

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National homebuilder confidence falls to lowest level in two years

SALT LAKE CITY — For the fifth month in a row, national homebuilder confidence fell, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. The index fell eight points in May to 69 – the lowest level of builder confidence for new single-family homes since June 2020. …

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Dixie State ain’t no more, now it’s ‘Utah Tech’

ST. GEORGE, Utah — The university formerly known as “Dixie State” has unveiled its new logo, with campus rebranding beginning immediately. Utah Tech University’s logo was unveiled on Sunday. It includes some intentional nods to the university’s past and the more inclusive state as a whole. It features a red …

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Poll: Utahans support tourism, but trouble and frustrations are brewing

Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Two new surveys have shed light on Utahans’ perceptions of tourism, showing statewide support and capturing residents’ concerns about the quality of life in nearby areas. high attendance. “What we know from this survey is that Utah residents, as a whole, …

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Elon Musk and Tesla’s quiet success with a cobalt-free EV battery

Four years ago, Elon Musk said his Tesla vehicles were going to have cobalt-free batteries. In the first quarter of this year, amid the huge uproar of Musk’s desired acquisition of social platform Twitter, Tesla revealed that nearly half of its vehicles produced during that period featured cobalt-free lithium iron …

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ChatFunnels Co-Founder Billy Bateman Recognized as One of Utah’s Top Entrepreneurs | News

Billy Batmanco-founder of ChatFunnels is recognized as one of the from utah top 100 entrepreneurs by WIN in partnership with TechBuzz and Salt Lake Chamber. Billy is also set to speak at the tech industry’s largest virtual demand generation leadership summit for marketers and sales professionals to learn best practices …

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As women return to work, remote work could lock in gains

Lily Stateline coverage of the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic “secession” is fading as more women return to work across the country, aided by new workplace flexibility that could stall future increases in female employment. Remote working, an easing of constraints from 9 to 5 working days …

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COMMENT: “Iowa is a pro-growth fiscal leader” | Columnists

John Hendrickson Guest Columnist For fifteen years, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has produced Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index. This broad index measures 15 policy variables that the ALEC has deemed important for economic growth, with a particular focus on tax and spending policies. Since …

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How have states handled the COVID-19 crisis? New analysis shows Utah, Nebraska and Vermont were the best with Montana and Florida close behind

The Committee To Unleash Prosperity (CUP) has released the most comprehensive analysis to date on how states have handled the COVID-19 crisis. These results were also published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Picture/CUP The State Report Card measures and compares state performance on three metrics: economy, …

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Why This Economy May Be Stronger Than It Seems

From inflation to war in Ukraine, there seems to be plenty to worry about the economy these days, but things are looking pretty good for the busy Haya Hotel in Tampa, Florida. Even with gas prices exceeding $4 a gallon, people are commuting from neighboring states and flocking to the …

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Looking to start a hydrogen hub in your state? Here’s what the experts say it will take

With a third of its economy tied to power generation, Wyoming is not a state that plans to sit back and watch energy transitions pass, taking its longtime livelihood with it. But building a new industry in a relatively small state is no easy task, according to Glen Murrell, executive …

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PM Briefing: Nominating conventions and states accept Colorado River water cuts

Friday, April 22, 2022 State Utah nominating conventions are Saturday Republican and Democratic delegates from Utah will choose their nominees for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on Saturday. On the Republican side, Senator Mike Lee faces two main challengers. The convention comes a week after revelations about his …

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Watch: Governor Cox hosts monthly press conference on PBS Utah

Tags: Bills, Future Prosperity, Opportunity, Rural, Rural Affairs SALT LAKE CITY (April 21, 2022) — Click here to watch Governor Cox’s monthly press conference hosted by PBS Utah. ASL interpretation is provided. Highlights include: We are declaring a state of drought emergency starting today. This emergency ordinance will allow the …

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Buy Local: Support Utah’s Woman-Owned Business Directory

Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes Women start and grow businesses, create jobs, support families financially, and contribute to the local and state economy. When we support women leading businesses, we encourage growth, create opportunities for communities and grow the middle class. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to find women-owned businesses …

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Texts Show Utah Senator Lee’s Early Work to Cancel Election | National Policy

PA SALT LAKE CITY, AP — Utah Sen. Mike Lee worked on early efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, helping advance legally dodgy plans to keep President Donald Trump in power, before to change course and reverse quickly. His efforts, revealed in text messages obtained by the House panel …

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Utah’s ‘business-friendly’ privacy law set to go live in 2024

A new consumer privacy law has been signed into law in Utah and will go into effect at the end of 2023, the fourth such state bill to pass. Although it compares in some ways to previous bills passed in California, Virginia and Colorado, Utah’s bill is the most business-friendly. …

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California and New York have handled the worst COVID-19 lockdowns, Florida among the best, new study finds

A new study has ranked states by how they have handled the coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent restrictions and lockdowns, showing a stark contrast between liberal and conservative states. The Committee To Unleash Prosperity study compared state performance on metrics such as the economy, education and mortality from the virus, …

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Acute labor shortages prevent Utah employers from filling jobs

Washington County and the State of Utah are generally in a good economic position. The population keeps growing and unemployment keeps falling. There is only one glaring problem: companies are not finding enough workers to fill their vacancies. “Washington County is quite the growth machine there,” said Benjamin Crabb, regional …

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New oil and gas rules are costing Garfield County in investment and industry jobs, study finds

It wasn’t exactly surprise news for Garfield County commissioners on Tuesday, but an economic impact study assessing the impacts of new oil and gas regulations in Colorado finds the county is taking a significant financial hit. Commissioners heard findings from Wyoming consultant Timothy Considine during a working session on Tuesday. …

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UN warns Earth ‘firmly on track towards an unlivable world’ – ABC4 Utah

BERLIN (AP) — Temperatures on Earth will exceed a key danger point unless greenhouse gas emissions fall faster than countries have pledged, the world’s top body of climate scientists said Monday, warning of the consequences of inaction but also noting encouraging signs of progress. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the …

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Better politics today will create a brighter economy tomorrow

Governor Mike DeWine’s state of the state address last week offered an optimistic view of Ohio. Borrowing a line from Bengals star Joe Burrow, Mr DeWine told the General Assembly that Ohio “comes for everything”. The governor gave lawmakers a solid pep talk, and his optimism is well-placed and infectious. …

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Economy Rent a Car announces 12 new locations – Rental Operations

As travel resumes, Economy welcomes many new affiliates and extensions of existing affiliates. Pictured is the Orlando team. Photo: Economy Rent A Car Economy Rent a Car Corp. announced the addition of 12 new affiliate sites in North and South America, the Caribbean and Europe. According to …

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