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Utah governor wants to leave liquor laws untouched this year

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert says state lawmakers should back off efforts to change Utah’s liquor laws this year, including a proposal to repeal a...


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Northern Utah tourism on the mend from recession

In Box Elder County, birdwatchers peer through binoculars to see a roosting white pelican. In Weber County, skiers zip down the mountain on fresh powder. In Davis...


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Tobacco companies fighting over claims on smoking's effects

WASHINGTON — America’s biggest tobacco companies asked a federal appeals court Monday to set aside a series of court-ordered advertisements saying they...


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How Obama action could affect retirement advice from brokers

WASHINGTON — After years of a Washington dispute over investment advice, the Obama administration is proposing tougher restrictions on brokers who manage...


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Local law enforcers secretive about use of devices that simulate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The case against Tadrae McKenzie looked like an easy win for prosecutors. He and two buddies robbed a small-time pot dealer of $130 worth...




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Non-refundable credits versus refundable credits

There is a lot of confusion regarding what constitutes a credit. This is especially true in regard to Residential Energy Credits. When a taxpayer upgrades a home...


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Despite dramatic jumps, Utah still has lowest gas prices in U.S.

The average price of a regular gallon of gas jumped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.33, repeating the hike seen two weeks prior for a total 26 cents rise in...


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Summit is building a village at Powder Mountain

EDEN — Since purchasing Powder Mountain in 2013, Summit has worked with local government officials to lay down the infrastructure to fulfill their vision...


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City, school seek to preserve glory days of Ogden's stockyards

OGDEN — The glory days of the Ogden Union Stockyards are long gone. Once bustling with the noisy commerce of cattle, sheep and pigs, the stockyards have long...


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Surging dollar takes bite out of US corporate profits

NEW YORK — The biggest obstacle for Coca-Cola and Pepsi these days isn’t tied to taste tests, the declining popularity of sugary drinks or even their...


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PROMONTORY — Orbital ATK on Thursday received a signed time and materials contract to begin work investigating the problem with auto airbags exploding with...


Wal-Mart CEO talks workers, customers, critics

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — When Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon took the top job at the world’s largest retailer last year, he inherited some big problems. Wal-...