Utah Economy

How the Western “mega-drought” could cause more “water wars”

Brad Howard, CNBC Producer: Water is a crucial resource that all humans need. Emma Newburger, CNBC Business News: And right now, what we’re seeing is that there just isn’t enough water for everyone. Maddie Stone, Freelance Science Journalist: The current situation is that large swathes of the west – essentially …

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GOP warns against passing infrastructure bill, key test for Biden agenda

Senator Mitt Romney is among Republicans calling for a postponement of the vote on infrastructure. Informal talks could continue if the Senate votes against the indoor debate on Wednesday. Senator Chuck Schumer organized the vote because the legislative calendar is busy. WASHINGTON – The odds of a bipartisan infrastructure bill …

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Utah bankruptcies actually plummeted during COVID-19. Here’s why.

The economic devastation of the pandemic in Utah has not triggered an increase in personal or business bankruptcies. At least not so far. On the contrary: The Hive State recorded 7,641 personal bankruptcies last year under Chapters 7 and 13, down 22.7% in a year of uproar and COVID-19 lockdowns …

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Is Utah the Worst State for Women’s Equality? Here’s what the numbers show.

Editor’s Note: This article is one of a series examining the status of women in Utah. Read the editorial explaining the project. Utah is regularly called the worst state for women’s equality, and this ranking is often due to these factors in the lives of the women who live here: …

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Salt Lake Chamber speaking on Business: Open Streets SLC

The Salt Lake City Room · Business Talk: Open Streets SLC Here’s Derek Miller talking about business. Once again, Salt Lake City will host Open Streets to help support businesses, strengthen our economy, and welcome people to the heart of our community. Dee Brewer, Head of the Downtown Alliance, is …

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Building New Mexico’s outdoor economy

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) – Ryan and Cody Dudgeon both grew up in northwestern New Mexico. The two left for greener pastures in Missoula, MT. But after working as river guides in Montana and Idaho for 14 years, the married couple came to see the rivers that run through their homes …

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It’s time to cleanse the sacred air

Because the current Drought conditions in the southwest are worse than any spring in the past 21 years, utah state faces potentially devastating situation forest fire season. Ultimately, this situation is a harbinger of our future as mega-lice due to climate change. It’s easy to blame the fossil fuel companies …

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BioUtah statement on drug pricing legislation from Democratic House leaders

SALT LAKE CITY – (BUSINESS WIRE) –BioUtah Chief Executive Officer Kelvyn Cullimore issued the following statement after Democratic House leaders released their drug pricing proposal, HR 3, Elijah E. Cummings Drugs Cost Cutting Now Act, based on similar legislation introduced in the 116th Congress. “Utah has a long and proud …

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Utah faces Los Angeles in 3-game skidding

Utah Jazz (42-15, first in Western Conference) vs Los Angeles Lakers (35-22, fifth in Western Conference) Los Angeles; Monday, 10 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Utah hit the road against Los Angeles to break their three-game losing streak on the road. The Lakers are 21-11 in conference. Los Angeles averages 15.6 …

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Data shows high retention of teachers in Utah despite pandemic

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Despite fears that the pandemic will push away many teachers and worsen a long-term teacher shortage in the state, more Utah teachers have remained in their jobs this year than over the past five years, according to data from the Utah State Board of Education. …

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