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Gov. Herbert calls for all small businesses to apply for two key loans

SALT LAKE CITY — At a press briefing Tuesday, Gov. Gary Herbert called for all small businesses in Utah to apply for two federal loans to weather the current financial crisis — one of which will be forgiven if businesses comply with the requirements of the loan.“My encouragement, my call ...

Unemployment claims make another historic spike

As the U.S. continues to battle against a global health crisis and Utah officials brace themselves for longer-than-expected extensions to previous health orders, national and state weekly unemployment claims have made another unprecedented spike.In a press released by the Utah Department of ...

$1 million fund established to help local businesses recover from coronavirus

Weber and Davis County businesses can now apply for a grant to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Ogden Newspapers Inc., the parent company of the Standard-Examiner, has established a $1 million fund to help local businesses get back to full strength by subsidizing ...

MarketStar officials say company adapting, flourishing during pandemic

OGDEN — There’s no doubt the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has and will continue to impact economies everywhere.But amid all the dire prognostications, owners of one Ogden business say they’re not only adapting, but thriving.Last week, MarketStar senior officials made a decision to move into ...

Costco shortens store hours, offers special hours for seniors starting Monday

Come Monday, the window of opportunity to search for toilet paper at Costco will be two hours shorter each weekday — but three hours per week longer for seniors and people with disabilities.“As many of you have noticed, we’ve experienced a surge of business during this time,” Costco ...

Utah unemployment claims increase by over 1,300% in wake of pandemic

The Utah Department of Workforce Services released the number of unemployment claims from March 15-21, showing a 1,391% increase in the number of unemployment claims since state officials prohibited dine-in restaurant operations and limited social gatherings to 10 people.Before this latest ...