Utah Economy

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

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, 2021. …

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Everyone wins when we lift families out of poverty

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, personal …

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

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. “It’s …

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

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 would …

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Report: Construction employment still lags pre-pandemic levels

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 sector’s …

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Why has Halloween become so popular among adults?

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 has …

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

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 Philippine …

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Suppressed global demand squeezing the global supply chain

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 sent …

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How the Utah Legislature Made the State Prosperous | Opinion

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 in …

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Can he energize the democratic base

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 Richmond …

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