Utah Economy

New hedge fund regulations would hurt underlying beneficiaries, including in Utah

FILE – This September 8, 2020 file photo shows the Charging Bull statue in New York’s financial district. (AP Photo / Mark Lennihan, file) | August 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m. Our country’s financial system is large and complex, which naturally leads to misconceptions and misunderstandings about how it works. One …

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Hendrickson: Time to fix the Iowa property tax problem

Iowa property taxpayers are increasingly frustrated and they are tired of the blame game that is played by local governments to avoid answering why tax breaks are nearly impossible. Property taxes fund local governments and often the blame is shifted from one tax authority to another as to why tax …

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Foreign travelers may need to be vaccinated to enter the United States

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – Biden administration begins planning for possible return of more international travelers to the United States Non-essential international travelers from certain countries are still not permitted to enter the United States, while travelers from other countries are permitted to enter. “If we do nothing now, by the end …

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Senator Mike Lee Says Infrastructure Bill Will Hurt Poor and Middle Class Americans | Government and Politics

US Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah, on Wednesday criticized a massive bipartisan infrastructure bill and argued that the bill would hurt “poor and middle-class Americans.” The bill in question is the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a nearly $ 1 trillion proposal backed by Democrats and more than a dozen Republicans, …

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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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