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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Promoters of a plan to build a 150-mile railroad that could possibly quintuple oil production in Utah and create 27,000 jobs are asking the state for help with the project's $1.4 billion price tag.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says hackers accessed a wide swath of information — ranging from emails and phone numbers to more personal details like sites visited and places checked into — from millions of accounts as part of a security breach the company disclosed two weeks ago.

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If you read no further than the beginning of this column, turn off automatic updates for Windows now. Here’s how: If you’re using Windows 7 or 8.1, click “Start,” “Control Panel” and then “System and Security.” Under “Windows Update,” click the “Turn automatic updating on or off” link. Click…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month and said it will push for an increase in the federally mandated minimum wage, which now stands at $7.25 per hour.

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The days of running out to buy a new iPhone with each September launch may be over for many people. Phones have always been a big investment, so it’s not so much about the money. It’s more about what I call the “good enough” mindset. It goes something like this: My phone does everything I ne…

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No one is immune from email scams, but if you can recognize the hallmarks of malicious email, you can avoid becoming a victim. Do you know what to look for?

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“Airbnb, is that even a word?” That was my reaction the first time I heard it. Right now, even as I write this, my spellcheck does not recognize it as a real word. Yet, it is. In fact, the word has existed since 2007 when a couple of 27-year-old entrepreneurs living in San Francisco, struggl…

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The following is a short list of items you can lease with the option to buy: A car (obvious); a dog (yes, a few organizations out there will allow you to take a dog out for a test drive for a couple of days and see if it works for you); a casket (I’m not sure who makes the final decision on …

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Where your money goes, hackers are sure to follow — and that means from your computer to your phone. With the rise of mobile banking, shopping and other activities involving financial transactions, cybercriminals are ramping up their efforts to invade mobile devices. And their methods are ra…

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You can’t squeeze blood out of a turnip, although Moses did. In the book of Exodus, from the Holy Bible, the ancient prophet Moses struck a stone and water came out for the people to drink. Of course, he had a pretty good in with the Man Upstairs, which is a definite benefit when trying to a…

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When your internet connection comes and goes, it can be an extremely frustrating experience. Just when you hit send on an email that’s taken an hour to compose, you see the message “unable to send, no internet connection.” Intermittent internet is a common problem, and what to do about it de…

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Starbucks and other employers in California must pay workers for minutes they routinely spend off the clock on tasks such as locking up or setting the store alarm, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook faced a day of reckoning as its shares plunged Thursday in the company's worst trading day since going public in 2012. It was among the biggest one-day losses of market value in U.S. stock market history.

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This is the best season to experience a Utah rodeo. If you’ve never been to one – go. It’s the western equivalent of any other sport that involves an arena, spectators, rules of the game and penalties. Probably the biggest difference, though, is that no linebacker weighs half a ton and is ou…

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The payment app known as Venmo has revolutionized the way we exchange money with friends, and eliminated so much of the lame excuses people give to delay or avoid paying their share. Forgot your wallet? That’s OK, clearly you have your phone, so just Venmo me. Yes, Venmo is now so ubiquitous…

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Years ago, our once teenage son JaCoby was able to convince us that he needed a new car and that a Mitsubishi Eclipse he had found would do just the trick in making his teenage life perfect again. Being quite the negotiator, he was able to convince Deanne to loan him the money and help him w…

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Apple has introduced a new privacy safeguard in its iOS 11.4.1 update called USB Restricted Mode, which prevents the device from making data connections with another device that’s plugged into its Lightning port. This includes chargers of all types, as well as adapters.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday brought cases against China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey at the World Trade Organization for retaliating against American tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

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Print lives! While most messages are created and distributed digitally — even invitations, which I think is awful — there are times when you do want a piece that’s printed. It may be an invitation to a special event or business cards because you want to create a message that feels more impor…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, the coffee chain announced Monday, becoming the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls for businesses and cities to cut waste grow louder.

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As the ever popular compact crossover SUV market heats up, leaving manufactures looking for ways to stand out amongst the crowd, Toyota has come up with yet another way to keep their best-selling Rav4 on the minds of even more consumers with the addition of an Adventure line.

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Up front, we should probably admit that we have a soft spot in our hearts after owning a 1999 VW Golf TDI. Even with all the issues that Volkswagen has had with the TDI version, we were in love with the economy of our Golf. How could you complain after making more than one trip to the Califo…

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With wedding guests in town, I’ve had more conversations than I can count — and only one involved technology. A good friend in from Tennessee asked if I could write a column about moving off of AOL and onto a more secure email service. She said her father’s AOL mail account gets hacked frequ…

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Don and Ruth Graves of North Ogden recently celebrated their 75th anniversary. That’s not a typo. They married in 1943 just out of high school. She was 17; he was 18. Most folks would like to know how the Graves managed to stay together for 75 years.