Utah Economy

Letters to the Editor – Will Smith, Warsaw Speech, Carbon Tax, Utah Governor, Southlake

Another new low Will Smith’s pathetic “what we do for love” apology for slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars is reminiscent of the excuses used by perpetrators of domestic violence the world over: I love you, therefore I kick you. He should be strongly and publicly condemned by all media …

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Wolf ranks near bottom in Governor’s Scorecard report

(The Center Square) – A new report on US governors and their commitment to economic freedom has ranked Governor Tom Wolf near the bottom of the pack. The Laffer-ALEC Report on Economic Freedom, published by the American Legislative Exchange Council, rates each governor “on their current economic performance and their …

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Here are three bad ideas to fight high gas prices |Opinion

What could be worse than the problem of high priced gasoline? How about politicians and special interest groups trying to solve it? The past few days have been filled with bad ideas floating around. Worst among these (and it’s a close call) is a bill sponsored by a trio of …

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Morgan Stanley doesn’t think DeFi growth has legs

A report from Morgan Stanley said the growth of decentralized finance (DeFi) may soon slow, due to regulatory issues and oversizing, CoinDesk wrote on Tuesday, March 22. Central bank easing programs have forced investors to look for yield in new places. This helped push the total assets locked in DeFi …

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Nowruz is banned in Afghanistan, but families continue to celebrate

The Taliban may have banned the Nowruz holiday, but they can’t erase the Persian New Year from people’s minds. “When I think of Nowruz, I can only think of food,” Shararah (a pseudonym to protect her identity) says with a broad smile. The 23-year-old teacher zooms in from a modest …

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Self-government can only work if we don’t reward threats and violence.

Self-government can only work if we don’t reward threats and violence. (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Angry residents react when the Utah County Commission meeting was adjourned before it even started. The group protesting mandatory masks in schools removed social distancing tape from chairs and filled the Utah …

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Climate change will make pollen season more unpleasant – ABC4 Utah

Climate change has already lengthened allergy season and increased pollen counts, but you haven’t sneezed anything yet. University of Michigan climatologists looked at 15 different plant pollens in the United States and used computer simulations to calculate how likely the allergy season will get worse by the year 2100. That’s …

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The state flat-tax movement is growing

The Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. Photo: linda so/Reuters State tax cuts continue to arrive amid record budget surpluses, and the next to arrive may be in Georgia, which wants to follow fast-growing Sunbelt neighbors. The State House recently approved a plan to cut income taxes by more than $1 …

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St. George’s Council warns blocking water supply could stunt ‘growth economy’ – St George News

Scott Taylor, Director of Water Services for St. George, speaks to St. George City Council about proposed water conservation measures for the city’s revised water use ordinance, St. George, Utah, March 11, 2022 | Photo by Mori Kessler. St. George’s News ST. GEORGE- As discussion of the city’s ongoing review …

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Oil industry insiders say Biden will need to make big changes to bring down gas prices in Utah

(File photo: A filler nozzle pumps fuel into the gas tank of a tractor-trailer at a Phillips 66 gas station in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images) (File photo: A filler nozzle pumps fuel into the gas tank of a tractor-trailer at a …

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Russia establishes ceasefire for evacuations amid heavy shelling – ABC4 Utah

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Even as Russia announced a ceasefire from Monday morning and the opening of humanitarian corridors in several regions, its armed forces continued to strike Ukrainian cities, several rocket launchers hitting residential buildings. The announcement of a limited ceasefire came a day after hundreds of thousands of …

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February hirings are the strongest since the summer; Unemployment falls to pandemic low

The U.S. economy posted the strongest job growth in seven months in February and the jobless rate fell to its lowest level since the pandemic, signs of a strong labor market ahead of a pivotal Reserve meeting federal. Employers added 678,000 seasonally adjusted workers to their payrolls last month, the …

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Senator Romney: Invading Russia, Sanctions Could Slow Economy, Stimulate Inflation | News, Sports, Jobs

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, talks to reporters during votes on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. This screen capture from a videoconference shows Senator Mitt Romney as he speaks to media in Utah on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, from his office in …

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Putin Reading: Unhinged or warily tackling West’s fears?

For two decades Vladimir Putin has branded his rivals as reckless and impulsive. But his behavior in ordering an invasion of Ukraine – and now putting Russian nuclear forces on high alert – has some in the West wondering whether the Russian president has become dangerously unstable. In recent days, …

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Ukraine-Russia talks will take place on Monday, says Ukrainian official

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to put Russia’s nuclear forces on high alert was part of a larger pattern of unprovoked escalation and of “manufactured threats” from the Kremlin. “This is truly a pattern that we have seen from President Putin …

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Poll: Utahns mixed on state of economy amid inflation worries

When it comes to the current state of the economy, it turns out that Utahans are far more optimistic about what’s happening in their home state compared to the rest of the country. But opinions are almost evenly divided on the actual performance of the local economy. A new statewide …

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U. enters ‘Engineering Rose Bowl’ with deal that expands research opportunities

A partnership with a national lab gives the University of Utah the ability to research cybersecurity. (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) John Wagner, director of the Idaho National Laboratory, speaks with Taylor Randall, president of the University of Utah, after a press conference on the partnership between the …

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Biden agency vacancies will drag on White House priorities – ABC4 Utah

WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than a year, the Food and Drug Administration had no permanent chief when the agency was at the center of the battle against COVID-19. Once President Joe Biden nominated Dr. Robert Califf to head the agency, it took the Senate three months to confirm him. …

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UVU: Ambassador Discusses ‘New World Order’ at UVU Lectures | News, Sports, Jobs

Ambassador Frank Wisner speaks at an event at the Bingham Gallery on the Utah Valley University campus in Orem on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. University President Astrid Tuminez, left , listen to his presentation. Ambassador Frank Wisner speaks at an event at the Bingham Gallery …

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Booking a trip for spring break? Here’s what you need to know

(WXYZ) — Spring break is right around the corner for many people, and if you’re looking to book a trip, you better get there. Flights fill up fast and many prices go up, but can you still get a deal? I went out and got advice. The Stewart family of …

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Sea levels are rising at the fastest rate in 3,000 years

Rising sea water will sterilize farms and damage ports, officials say by: Alexandra Limon Job : February 16, 2022 / 3:26 PM MST / Update: February 16, 2022 / 3:27 PM MST PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Sea levels are rising at the fastest rate in 3,000 years and will impact …

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Japan’s economy grew last quarter on better spending and exports

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy grew at an annual rate of 5.4% in October-December, boosted by improving consumer spending and exports, the government said Tuesday. On a quarterly basis, Japan’s real gross domestic product, or GDP, which measures the value of a country’s goods and services, rose 1.3% in the …

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Lawmakers should stop punching holes in Utah public schools, writes editorial board

It’s hard to have much faith in the ship you’re about to sail on when so many of her officers seem focused only on building more lifeboats. Utah’s public schools have always had their issues and limitations, long before anyone had ever heard of COVID-19. The universal educational woes of …

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California bill would require vaccines for all employees – ABC4 Utah

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would require all businesses to require their employees and independent contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccine under legislation announced Friday by state Democratic lawmakers that was immediately criticized by the Republicans as exaggerated government. Employees or contractors who qualify for medical or religious exemptions would …

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Border blockades in Canada hamper US shipments of cattle and beef

The United States is Canada’s largest export destination for live cattle and beef. According to the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, Canada exports these agricultural products to 62 countries, but depends on the United States for 72% of them. Canada is facing blockages and protests over COVID-19 restrictions at the Coutts, Alberta …

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Going to college pays off in more ways than one

Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes With Utah’s scorching economy, locals are considering the value of a college education more carefully than ever. Today’s employers desperately need workers, and it’s tempting for many to jump straight into the job market. While requiring an investment of time and effort, a college education …

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Week 3 Legislative Recap: Great Salt Lake, Vintage Goods, Driver’s License Tests, and the Death Penalty

The state of the Great Salt Lake has received a lot of attention over the past year. A historic drought has resulted in record low lake levels, and state leaders have made it a priority to do something about it. Caroline Ballard spoke with Emily Means, political journalist and co-host …

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Air pollution introduced as cause of death, pending adoption of HB 109

Hang gliders jump from Mount Y. During the winter, cold air traps pollution in the Utah Valley, causing an inversion that recent studies have shown has negatively impacted the health of Utah residents. Utah. (Ashley Pun Eveson) Utah environmental organizations are teaming up with lawmakers to allow medical professionals to …

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A brine shrimp tender for Utah’s state crustacean

Brine shrimp are an abundant crustacean in the Great Salt Lake, providing an essential source of food for migrating birds, and brine shrimp eggs are sold worldwide as feed for aquaculture facilities, bringing in millions of dollars. to the Utah economy. Now, a group of Utahns are looking to make …

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Despite Lower Growth Rates, Population Expected to Grow | Utah News

By SHELLEY K. MESCH, The Salt Lake Tribune SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Although they predict a slower rate of growth over the next few decades, researchers at the University of Utah still predict a population increase over the next 40 years. Utah had the highest growth rate of any …

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St. George area economy bright despite growing pains and pandemic – St George News

St. George’s future is bright despite growing pains and COVID-related challenges, St. George, Utah, January 13, 2022 | Photo by Stephanie DeGraw, St. George News ST. GEORGE- Greater St. George’s economy booming despite growing pains and COVID-related challenges, says President and CEO of the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce …

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Board Approves Bankrupt Puerto Rico’s Tax Plan – ABC4 Utah

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Wage increases for teachers, firefighters, prison officers and other workers were included in a revised tax plan approved Thursday that will serve as Puerto Rico’s economic plan criticized by some then that the island emerges from bankruptcy. A federal board of control that oversees …

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Utah’s Broadband Need Grows, Lawmakers Strive to Expand Infrastructure

HURRICANE, Utah (ABC4) — Utah lawmakers say broadband will be the focus of this session and officials hope to use funds to expand internet access to residents across the state. Cedar City residents say broadband isn’t readily available in rural Utah. “You don’t have to go too far from Cedar …

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Electric vehicles drive demand for ‘green metals’ (Electric vehicles drive demand for ‘green metals’) — High Country News – Know the West

In December 2021, President Joe Biden has signed an executive order requiring the federal fleet of 600,000 vehicles to go zero emissions by 2035 as part of an effort to leverage government purchasing power to ‘catalyze the US economy clean energy”. The massive federal government purchase is aimed at helping …

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Are people “7% poorer” because of inflation?

Mitt Romney: “People are 7% poorer now because of Biden inflation.” PolitiFact’s decision: Generally false Here’s why: With the highest inflation rates in decades weighing heavily on the minds of many Americans, Republicans and Democrats have waged a message war over the real or negative quality of the economy. In …

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A year later, the verdict on Biden’s Divided States of America

Washington (AFP) – When Joe Biden became president, he inherited an America divided in almost every way imaginable, promising to be a force for unity and reconciliation. A year after his inauguration, the country takes stock of its successes and failures. – “Great moment of hope” – “I think Biden …

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Senator Chris Wilson solicits voters’ opinions on legislative issues – Cache Valley Daily

State Senator Chris Wilson will join his Utah Senate colleagues on Tuesday when the 2022 general session of the 64th Legislature convenes in Salt Lake City. LOGAN — Utahns wanting a preview of the upcoming legislative session need look no further than a pre-session poll posted online Jan. 13 by …

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Letter: Utah’s Booming Tech Sector Deserves Congressional Support | News, Sports, Jobs

For decades, the Utah government has provided many resources and benefits to startups and small businesses and continues to help foster relationships between business, education, government, and our communities. In doing so, Utah remains among the top five states for businesses in the United States. For many small businesses, social …

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America Needs a Leader Who Can Unite Nation Against Climate Change | Opinion

Here’s what we learned in 2021 about tackling climate change: A partisan approach will never work. Democrats have tried and failed to advance their climate agenda without broad support. While they may eventually revive and pass the ‘Build Better’ legislation this year, it does not offer enough free market solutions …

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Senator Lankford defends filibuster: “I think the voice of the minority still counts”

[ad_1] Senator James Lankford, R-Okla., Appeared with Trey Gowdy to explain why the obstruction must remain intact on “Sunday Night in America”. While Gowdy discussed polls that suggest up to 50% of Americans fear democracy may or even should end, Lankford offered optimistic hope for the future. MCCARTHY, THE LEADER …

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2021: a record year for the American labor market

[ad_1] Today we received the final piece of the 2021 jobs puzzle from the Jobs Report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The US economy created 199k jobs in December, and earnings for the previous two months have been revised up by 141k. That brings the total for …

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Dree laundry services are changing the way you do laundry

[ad_1] YesDo you know that pile of laundry you wanted to go to – the one with the untreated grass stains from the kids’ soccer tournament that went into permanent grinding status? What if I told you that you’ve never had to drop another load of laundry in the washer, …

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Fauci: CDC reflects on COVID test requirement for asymptomatic people

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) – As the COVID-19 omicron variant increases across the United States, senior federal health officials seek to add a negative test along with its five-day isolation restrictions for asymptomatic Americans who catch it the coronavirus, the White House’s top medical adviser said on Sunday. Dr Anthony Fauci …

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Top news from Utah in 2021

[ad_1] Just like 2020, the year 2021 will always be associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, Utah has lost nearly 3,800 people to the virus. But there was also plenty of other news in 2021 – both good and bad. In January, Utah began the New Year with a …

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How Mitt Romney’s Bill Could Save Biden’s Agenda

[ad_1] The success or failure of President Joe Biden’s legislative platform could depend on a single senator from a mountainous state who has idiosyncratic views and is not particularly popular in his own party. That’s right: Biden’s future may be in Mitt Romney’s hands. The Utah senator introduced a bill …

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This is the state where couples stay married the longest – 24/7 Wall St.

[ad_1] Economy December 28, 2021 7:30 a.m. For romantics at heart, the statistics on marriage in America are grim. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 746,971 people divorced in 2019, up from 2,015,603 marriages. This divorce rate translates to 2.7 per 1,000 people. The Institute for Family …

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This is where Yellowstone season 4 was filmed

[ad_1] According to local CBS affiliate KPAX, the fourth season of “Yellowstone” has moved to the Missoula Valley area of ​​MT and was filmed there in its entirety. The outlet reported that this was the very first time in the series’ history that production was not split between Utah and …

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This Utah startup will help you rent just about anything you own

[ad_1] Peer-to-peer apps have helped millions of people loan out their cars, spare rooms, and even motorhomes. Now a Provo-based tech startup wants to help people rent just about everything else. Go to the Yoodlize website and you’ll find Utahns with all kinds of items for rent – bike racks …

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Biden reflects on extending student loan freeze

[ad_1] President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 response and vaccinations, Tuesday, December 21, 2021, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky) WASHINGTON (The Hill) – White House press secretary Jen Psaki suggested on Tuesday that President Biden could extend the …

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Park City Pulse: an inspiring year ends

[ad_1] We and all of our partners would like to thank you for a fantastic year and wish you the happiest of holidays. It’s wonderful to have a snowy December after a late start to the season. When Santa Claus stepped onto the Town Lift at Park City Mountain Resort …

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Snow is returning (finally) to Utah ski resorts to the relief of many

[ad_1] Just a week ago, the mountains of northern Utah were dry, soft and brown, a strange feeling for December in a place said to be world famous for its snow. On Saturday, however, central Wasatch was blanketed in the icy blanket of winter. Many ski areas were in full …

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Fed could take action to prevent inflation from being permanent

[ad_1] Interest rates could gradually increase from next March by: Alexandra Limon Posted: December 16, 2021 / 7:40 PM MST / Update: Dec 16 2021 / 19:42 MNR WASHINGTON (Nexstar) – Americans are seeing prices continue to rise everywhere from groceries to the gas station. Republicans blame Democrats. Democrats blame …

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Biden administrator backs oil rail through roadless forest area

[ad_1] A proposed rail line transporting oil through roadless areas of a Utah national forest does not conflict with the sustainability goals of the Biden administration, the Forest Service has told opponents of the project. In a letter to the Center for Biological Diversity, Forest Service Chief Randy Moore said …

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What will Springdale look like in the next 20 years? Plan offers vision – St George News

[ad_1] ST. GEORGE – Springdale’s roadmap for the next 20 years is ready. The city’s Planning Commission has completed the update of its general plan with recent public participation. The committee will present the revised plan on Wednesday at 5 p.m. View from George Barker River Park facing Zion National …

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Utah’s economy will get another boost at Point of the Mountain near Silicon Slopes

[ad_1] This year, Utah was featured in the national spotlight as the No.1 economy and one of the best states in the country for infrastructure and financial stability, according to US News & World Report. As we look to 2022, we are confident that our state will continue to lead …

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Not everyone likes the Lake Utah Islands project

[ad_1] Uit could soon become the largest man-made island project in human history. The Lake Utah Restoration Project is a $ 6.4 billion project, of which $ 2.2 billion is spent on dredging Lake Utah, deepening the lake by seven feet, and using the remaining sediment. to create artificial islands …

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What are President Joe Biden’s approval ratings? Poll shows how Utahns feel

[ad_1] President Joe Biden’s job performance rating continues to languish among voters in Utah. A new Deseret News / Hinckley Institute of Politics poll found that just 32% of state residents approve of the way the president does his job, while 63% disapprove, with just over half strongly disapproving. Presidents …

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State budgets linked to fossil fuels are slowing the energy transition and leaving workers and communities behind

[ad_1] Achieving America’s net zero energy future and avoiding the worst impacts of climate change requires a rapid transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. But a major source of state funding for important programs, including schools, public health, and infrastructure, is the continued extraction of oil and natural gas …

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Masks removed by the holidays? Pritzker will probably take back his “gift”

[ad_1] New cases of COVID-19 have increased in Illinois, leading some heads of state to question why the only state east of Mississippi with a universal mask warrant is experiencing worse case rates than those without a warrant. In October, Gov. JB Pritzker teased the Illinois that they could see …

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Christmas tree shoppers face reduced supplies and higher prices – ABC4 Utah

[ad_1] through: TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press Posted: Dec 1 2021 / 23:06 MST / Update: Dec 1 2021 / 23:22 MNR Chris Courchaine carries a Christmas tree he bought from Crystal River Christmas Trees in Alameda, Calif. On November 26, 2021. Even Christmas trees are not immune to shortages and …

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Club Med announces next US ski resort in Utah – Hospitality Net

[ad_1] Club Med, a pioneer of the all-inclusive concept, has revealed that its famous all-inclusive mountain concept will expand in the United States with a new property at Snowbasin Resort in Huntsville Utah, scheduled to open in December 2024. This opening will mark the end of the year. the very …

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John Minnick takes over as head of economic development for the St. George area – St George News

[ad_1] ST. GEORGE – St. George’s Area Economic Development has hired John Minnick as the new Executive Director, replacing St. George’s City Councilor Gregg McArthur. Minnick recently moved from Las Vegas, Nevada, where he worked as a Business Development Officer in the Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development for …

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Interior calls for rate hike for oil and gas companies to drill on federal lands

[ad_1] New Jersey Republican Jeff Van Drew denounces Biden’s energy policies as a “self-created disaster” in “The Evening Edit” The Home Office on Friday released a long-awaited report ordered by President Biden when he took office, when he suspended leases of oil and gas contracts on federal lands, citing concerns …

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Responsibility is the key to successful infrastructure in Utah

[ad_1] All that federal money could be used for beneficial projects or for more mischief. (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Trucks carrying ocean containers move in and out of Union Pacific’s intermodal terminal at a rapid pace, west of Salt Lake City. Directly to the south is the …

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Alcohol shortages put the brakes on upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays

[ad_1] Bar Rescue host Jon Taffer said many establishments are reluctant to pass higher prices on to their consumers. Liquor suppliers across the United States are warning customers that their favorite spirits may not be readily available as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, highlighting several supply chain issues causing empty spaces …

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Fourth direct update of the stimulus control: Build Back Better vote, COLA 2022 benefits, Medicare, Child Tax Credit …

[ad_1] President Biden despite two major legislative wins so far, he’s been hurting in the polls lately. David Brooks, opinion columnist for the New York Times, writes that “If presidencies were judged on short-term popularity, Biden’s effort would look pretty bad. But it’s a terrible measure.” Brooks argues that the …

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It is the least sleep deprived county in the United States – 24/7 Wall St.

[ad_1] Health economics November 20, 2021 9:33 a.m. Typically, people should spend a third of their lives sleeping. The Mayo Clinic puts the number between 7 and 10 hours, to some extent depending on age. He also points out that there is good sleep and bad sleep. “If your sleep …

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Ogden home to 10 food desserts, new board is forming to tackle the problem

[ad_1] OGDEN, Utah (ABC4) In 2019, the Center for Disease Control awarded a grant to United Way of Northern Utah and the Ogden Civil Action Network to assess different needs in Weber County. It took about two years to complete. One of the biggest findings of the assessment was that …

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Don’t think stories about higher education aren’t worth it

[ad_1] More and more across the country, there is a growing feeling that a college education is not worth the time or the money. These opinions persist even though data repeatedly shows us that increased education leads to increased income over a person’s lifetime, and this is just one of …

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Utah Podium Secures $ 201 Million in New Funding as Its Valuation Exceeds $ 3 Billion

[ad_1] Utah’s customer communications and payments platform, Podium, hit another benchmark on Monday, announcing a new funding round of $ 201 million and a market valuation north of $ 3 billion. Podium co-founder and CEO Eric Rea said his company is well positioned to continue to grow its customer base, …

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Utah tourism officials delighted with return of international travelers

[ad_1] According to Vicki Varela, executive director of the Utah Tourism Board, tourism revenues in Utah in 2020 are down 30% and the lack of international visitors is one of the main reasons. Monday, United States travel restrictions have been lifted for all countries and now fully vaccinated travelers can …

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Utah politics inundated with resignations and intrigue | Opinion

[ad_1] Pignanelli & Webb: The past few days have produced a hot potpourri of new policies, in particular changes in political leadership. Here are the people, issues, and events that spice up Utah politics. Francois Gibson. “A resignation is a serious act; never executed by an upright man without foresight …

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After major losses, Donna Brazile warns of Democratic “disaster” in Utah speech

[ad_1] Her sleep shattered by the previous day’s election defeats, famed Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile told employees at award-winning Utah workplaces she was encouraged to see service dogs in the lobby. “I need a best friend right now,” Brazile joked in his opening speech at the Little America Hotel …

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Utah adds most construction jobs since pandemic: CEG

[ad_1] Association officials continued to urge the Biden administration to remove tariffs on a host of key building materials, including steel and aluminum, and do more to ease bottlenecks in the city. shipment that cripple many parts of the distribution network. Only 14 states and the District of Columbia created …

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Utah joins legal action against White House order to vaccinate federal contractors against COVID-19

[ad_1] Seven states sign the lawsuit, which matches the actions of a dozen other Republican-led states. (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Stickers in English and Spanish are available for people getting vaccinated against COVID-19 at the old Provo High School at 1125 N. University Ave. Wednesday July 28, …

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Everyone wins when we lift families out of poverty

[ad_1] A popular axiom is that if you are unlucky economically, all you need to do is cheer yourself up. The implication is that his economic fortunes are entirely in his control. If this were true, we would have almost no poverty. The truth is more nuanced and complicated. Yes, …

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What is the SHIB? : More Utahns Are Jumping On The Cryptocurrency Train

[ad_1] SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – It’s risky, it’s volatile, it’s getting a lot of attention from people around the world, and right here in Utah, it’s jumping on the Shiba Inu cryptocurrency. While browsing your social media feeds, you’ve probably seen something on Shiba Inu or SHIB for short. …

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DABC commission walks into a bar – and it’s no joke

[ad_1] CEDAR CITY, Utah – Utah liquor control commissioners walked into a bar. This is not the setup for a very good joke. The Utah Department of Alcohol Control Commission held what were technically public meetings Tuesday inside the Instant Gratification Winery and Policy Kings Brewery in Cedar City. “This …

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Report: Construction employment still lags pre-pandemic levels

[ad_1] Only 14 states and the District of Columbia have created construction jobs since February 2020, according to an analysis of federal employment data by Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials note that widespread supply chain disruptions and the delay in the federal infrastructure bill have hampered the …

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Why has Halloween become so popular among adults?

[ad_1] Halloween was a kid’s thing. Stopping dressing was an important rite of passage. It meant that you were one step closer to becoming an adult. Not anymore. Today, adults have become avid Halloween revelers, especially young adults. In 2005, just over half of adults celebrated Halloween. Today that number …

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Fil-Am techpreneurs shine at Silicon Slopes Summit in Utah – Manila bulletin

[ad_1] Filipino-born tech entrepreneurs made waves at the Silicon Slopes Summit held October 14-15, 2021 in Utah. Gabby Dizon, Co-Founder of Philippines-based Yield Guild Games, introduces the ‘Play to Earn’ game business model, which allows players to convert their time and skills into cryptocurrency and real money. (Photos from the …

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Suppressed global demand squeezing the global supply chain

[ad_1] SALT LAKE CITY – Store shelves are emptying, ports are backed up, the holiday shopping season is approaching. The mess in the global supply chain is likely to get worse before it gets better, says a Utah import / export specialist. In 2020, when the pandemic struck, workers were …

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How the Utah Legislature Made the State Prosperous | Opinion

[ad_1] Each week I have the opportunity to speak with business leaders from across the country. As I hear about their challenges with over-regulation that kills jobs, high taxes, and the lack of understanding of basic economics by some elected officials, I come out of these interactions grateful to live …

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Can he energize the democratic base

[ad_1] HENRICO, Virginia (AP) – When Planned Parenthood canvassers stopped by Megan Ortiz, the 32-year-old therapist was getting ready to go out and was too distracted to speak for long. But after they left, she changed her mind. She hopped in her minivan and roamed the streets of her suburban …

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First “community refrigerator” opens on the west side of Salt Lake City

[ad_1] The first community refrigerator was installed by the Salt Lake Community Support Group. (Adam Sotelo, KSL-TV) Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – Many people are still struggling to make ends meet, even with an economy that appears to be doing well. Not everyone can afford to …

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It is the state with the worst economy – 24/7 Wall St.

[ad_1] The health of a state’s economy depends on perspective. For businesses, the main considerations may be taxes and the extent to which the workforce can organize or demand benefits. For workers, the problems tend to be more on wages and insurance. For economists, the measures could be unemployment and …

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A new power plant to support more jobs and energy innovation

[ad_1] The Intermountain Power Agency in Millard County is replacing its coal-fired generators with a natural gas and hydrogen power plant. As planning continues, the Utah Foundation released the “Plugging into the Future of Electricity” report. This report details how the change came about as California, where IPA exports its …

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Bali reopens to foreign travelers as COVID-19 outbreak subsides

[ad_1] DENPASAR, Indonesia – The Indonesian resort island of Bali reopened to international travelers to visit its shops and white sand beaches for the first time in over a year on Thursday – if vaccinated, test negative, native to certain countries, quarantine and take into account restrictions in public. However, …

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State of the Northwest Arkansas region, business analysis scheduled for October 27

[ad_1] Submitted photo Mervin Jebaraj, director of the Center for Economic and Business Research, shares economic highlights for the state. (May 2018) The Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the U of A, in conjunction with the Northwest Arkansas Council, will …

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Local Utah Headlines – Monday Night, October 11, 2021

[ad_1] Monday evening October 11, 2021 State Encourage POCs to get involved in the redistribution Analysis of recent census data shows that more than half of Utah’s growth over the past decade has come from racial and ethnic minorities, and nearly 25% of Utahns identify themselves that way. For example, …

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Rexburg owners honored to have their property become the site of a new temple

[ad_1] Shelley and John Hegsted’s 3,200 square foot home sits on a 100-acre plot of land across from Walmart in Rexburg, Idaho, and will become the site of a new temple. (Shelley Hegsted via EastIdahoNews) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes REXBURG, Idaho – Members of The Church of Jesus Christ …

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Congress just put in place another debt ceiling showdown in December. Everything will probably be fine because neither side really wants to default.

[ad_1] President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Drew Angerer / Getty Images The past two weeks have underscored one thing: both sides want to avoid defaulting on debt. When the debt ceiling expires in December, things will likely be fine, just like in October. Plus, the United …

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Biden’s approval rating drops to new low, poll finds

[ad_1] through: Alix martichoux, Nexstar Media Wire Posted: Oct 7, 2021 / 6:47 AM MDT / Update: Oct 7, 2021 / 6:47 AM MDT In this September 24, 2021 photo, President Joe Biden listens during the Quad Summit in the East Room of the White House. (AP Photo / Evan …

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Committee vying to bring Olympics back to Utah to meet IOC next month

[ad_1] SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – The next step in bringing the future Olympics back to Utah is expected to be over 5,000 miles next month. Members of the Salt Lake City-Utah Games Committee, led by President and CEO Fraser Bullock and Bid Chairperson Catherine Raney Norman, will travel to …

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Representative Albrecht provides update on legislation

[ad_1] By representative Carl Albrecht, District 70 Electoral redistribution The legislative redistribution committee has been busy at work, traveling across the state to gather feedback and review maps. Be sure to submit your own maps for review using the state of the art drawing tool available at https://redistricting.utah.gov/maps/. The Legislature …

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New report shows Utah’s gender pay gap hasn’t changed in four years

[ad_1] LOGAN, Utah – The gender pay gap in Utah generally ranks among the highest in the country. A new report from the Utah Women & Leadership Project at Utah State University shows little is changing. “Unfortunately, with our pay gap, not much has changed,” UWLP director Susan Madsen told …

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Files show slow response to report of California oil spill – ABC4 Utah

[ad_1] HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) – The United States Coast Guard received the first report of a possible oil spill off the southern California coast more than 12 hours before a company reported the major leak in its pipeline and that a clean-up effort be initiated, according to the records. …

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Small Business Development Center bids farewell to Lennart Erickson – St George News

[ad_1] ST. GEORGE – The Southern Utah Small Business Development Center bade farewell to its director, Lennart Erickson, on Wednesday morning. Left to Right: Len Erickson and Dixie Technical College President Kelle Stephens walk arm in arm to cut the ribbon to celebrate the launch of the Dixie Business Alliance, …

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The Illini men’s basketball buzz – and the business – is already flowing in CU | Economy

[ad_1] CHAMPAIGN – Associate director of ticketing, sales and customer service for track and field Illini watched last year’s men’s basketball team have a dream season in a hollowed out State Farm Center. This year, the possibility that Jason Heggemeyer will still be able to hear players’ chatter or footsteps …

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COVID-19 has environmental takeaways – The Daily Utah Chronicle

[ad_1] COVID-19, while catastrophic and disruptive in many ways, has forced the world to dramatically change its ways. The protocols of the COVID era have given us insight into our relationship and our dependence on the environment. More importantly, it has shown us that there is a lot we can …

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