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Google executives backed out of a fundraiser for Sen. Mike Lee on Tuesday night after The Wall Street Journal pointed out a day earlier that the Utah Republican announced a probe into why the federal government ended an antitrust investigation …

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  • Appalachian miners wiped out by coal glut they can’t reverse
    Douglas Blackburn has been crawling in and out of the coal mines of Central Appalachia since he was a boy accompanying his father and grandfather …
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  • This Monday, March 30, 2015 photo shows a Hisense Chrome laptop in San Francisco. Google and Microsoft are releasing cheaper laptops and tablets in an effort to reach students, budget-conscious families and overseas markets. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Google, Microsoft battle lowers PC, tablet prices
    San Francisco • Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft’s Windows franchise and gaining ground …
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  • Iraq, Libya lead OPEC output to 19-month high
    New York • OPEC oil production rose to a 19-month high in March, led by gains in Iraq and Libya. Production by the Organization of …
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  • FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2010 file photo, a worker prepares a booth of IBM at the CeBIT in Hanover, northern Germany. IBM is hoping harness the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances as part of a new “Internet of Things” business unit it plans to invest $3 billion in over the next four years. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach, file) IBM to invest $3 billion in ‘Internet of Things’
    New York • IBM is investing $3 billion to build an “Internet of Things” division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by …
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  • J.C. Penney shares rise after sales gain predicted
    New York • J.C. Penney Co. shares jumped 7.4 percent Tuesday after analysts predicted that sales will rebound this quarter, helped by warmer weather and …
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Vail ambassador and Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn smiles during a press conference at Park City Mountain Resort Tuesday March 31, 2015.  Vonn shines bright on Vail’s combined resort
    Park City • To call attention to its $50 million plan to link Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort this summer, Vail Resorts turned Tuesday to...
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  • Federal rail chief says ticketing key to rail safety
    Chappaqua, N.Y. • At a troublesome rail crossing on the road to a public high school, the head of the Federal Railroad Administration stumped Tuesday ...
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  • FILE - This May 27, 2008 file photo shows the State of Texas execution chamber in Huntsville, Texas. A leading association for pharmacists on Monday has approved a proposal declaring that participation in lethal injection executions by compounding pharmacies would be a violation of core pharmacy values. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File) No lethal drugs could invite other execution methods
    San Diego • With the American Pharmacists Association taking a stance this week, the medical community is now united in its opposition to playing any ...
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    The Dynamic Growth of Utah’s Commercial Real Estate Sector
    During the past decade, an exciting and dynamic change has taken place across the Wasatch Front. World-class high rises and state-of-the-art office bu...
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    Vonn shines bright on Vail’s combined resort
    Park City • To call attention to its $50 million plan to link Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort this summer, Vail Resorts turned …
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  • Ally Financial CEO Jeff Brown, left, Quicken Loans/ Rock Ventures Chairman Dan Gilbert, right. and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announce the move of 1,500 Ally employees into One Detroit Center, which will be renamed Ally Detroit Center,  during a news conference in the lobby of the building in Detroit, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. A Detroit-based automotive financial services company announced its headquarters will remain in the city’s resurgent downtown rather than move to the suburbs. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Brandy Baker) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT-HUFFINGTON POST OUT-NO MAGS-NO SALES-NO ARCHIVE-MANDATORY CREDIT Ally Financial lease deal keeps HQ in Detroit
    Detroit • A Detroit-based automotive financial services company announced Tuesday its headquarters will remain in the city’s resurgent downtown rather...
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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waits for the start of a meeting on Iran's nuclear program with officials from Britain, France, Germany, China, the European Union and Iran at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Diplomats scrambled Tuesday to reach consensus on the outline of an Iran nuclear deal just hours ahead of a self-imposed deadline to produce an agreement. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool) Iran nuclear talks go into OT
    Lausanne, Switzerland • With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into ...
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  • FILE - This Feb. 2, 2009 file photo shows Kraft Singles products on display at a market in Palo Alto, Calif. Kraft Foods and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have decided to end a partnership that put the dietitian group's Effort ends to label Kraft Singles ‘Kids Eat Right’
    New York • A program to put a dietitian group’s “Kids Eat Right” logo on Kraft Singles has reached an early expiration date. Kraft Foods and the Acade...
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    Girls’ basketball: Sky View’s Lindsey Jensen earns All-Tribune MVP
    Smithfield • Lindsey Jensen’s life is built around basketball. Whether it was shooting baskets at a Little Tyke hoop when she could barely walk, challenging …
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  • This product image provided by Microsoft shows the company's new Surface 3 tablet. Microsoft is making the cheaper version of its Surface Pro 3 tablet computer in an effort to reach more people. (AP Photo/Microsoft) Google launches cheapest Chromebooks yet
    New York • Google is unveiling its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft’s Windows franchise an...
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  • Greece disagrees with sanctions against Russia
    Athens • Greece’s new government disagrees with sanctions against Russia, and wants to boost trade ties with the country, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipra...
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  • North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, left, and state Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem discuss joining the state of Wyoming in a lawsuit against Federal fracking rules, during a meeting of the North Dakota State Industrial Commission Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the state Capitol in Bismarck. N.D.  The Obama administration is requiring companies that drill on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. (AP Photo/The Bismarck Tribune, Tom Stromme) North Dakota joins Wyoming in fracking suit
    Bismarck, N.D. • North Dakota, whose oil riches have been unlocked by the use of hydraulic fracturing, said Tuesday it will join Wyoming in a lawsuit ...
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    Easter is the season for hot cross buns
    At one time or another you’ve heard the children’s nursery rhyme: Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One a penny, two a penny. Hot cross …
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  • FILE - In this Saturday, April. 19, 2003 file photo, Nigerian Muhammadu Buhari from the opposition party ANPP, All Nigeria People's Party, acknowledges support after voting in Daura, Nigeria. Nigeria’s next president, the first opposition candidate to unseat a democratically elected president in the country’s history, also knows how to take power through other means. On Dec. 31, 1983, the military mounted a coup and Muhammadu Buhari, then a major general, became the country’s leader. (AP Photo/Schalk Van Zuydam, file) Nigerian election: Luck runs out for president
    Abuja, Nigeria • Amid anger over an Islamist insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives, Nigerians returned a 72-year-old former military dictator...
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  • Iraqi security forces and allied Shiite militiamen celebrate in central Tikrit, 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants holed up in downtown Tikrit, going house to house Tuesday in search of snipers and booby traps, and the prime minister announced security forces had reached the city’s center. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed) Iraq premier: Troops in center of Islamic State-held Tikrit
    Tikrit, Iraq • Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants holed up in downtown Tikrit, going house to house Tuesday in search of snipers and booby t...
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  • Obama shortens sentences of 22 drug offenders
    Washington • President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including eight serving life in priso...
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    Former Utah football star Cal Beck reinvents himself — again
    If theater is about dramatic transformations, one of the best reinvention stories in the Salt Lake City arts world is the story of former University …
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  • President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, before signing a Memorandum of Disapproval Regarding S.J. Res. 8, a Joint Resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation case procedures. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Obama vetoes measure against quicker union elections
    Washington • President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure passed by the Republican-run Congress blocking the National Labor Relations Board from...
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  • Sign of weird winter: Wolf Creek Pass road opens a month early
    Here’s another sign of just how warm and dry this winter was: Wolf Creek Pass in the Uinta Mountains opened to traffic Monday, more than a month earli...
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Spring is a great time to catch a lot of rainbow trout at Flaming Gorge Reservoir. This is a typical spring catch on the gorge. Trib Talk: Is investment in STEM working?
    In 2013, Utah lawmakers created the STEM Action Center and started pumping millions of dollars each year into science, technology, engineering and mat...
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UVU men's basketball coach Mark Pope. UVU hoops: Optimism reigns after Pope named new Utah Valley coach
    Orem • Optimism reigned at Utah Valley University on Tuesday, when BYU assistant Mark Pope was officially introduced as the new head basketball coach....
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  • Healthy mule deer population leads to proposal for more hunting permits
    State wildlife managers have boosted the number of general season hunting permits for the 2015 season in an attempt to control Utah’s burgeoning mule ...
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  • Utah State quarterback Kent Myers (2) throws the ball against San Jose State during an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Logan, Utah. (AP Photo/The Herald Journal, Eli Lucero) USU Football: QB Kent Myers getting time in a new spot for Aggies
    Logan • Kent Myers says he isn’t afraid of competition, but the guy isn’t a dummy either. Myers, who emerged from the pileup of quarterback injuries l...
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  • Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, center, addresses the crowd after arriving at the Nevada State Legislature building to rally behind a bill seeking to reclaim land from the federal government Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Carson City, Nev. Bundy garnered national attention a year ago when he and armed supporters engaged in a showdown with federal authorities. (AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal, Jason Bean)  NO SALES; NEVADA APPEAL OUT; SOUTH RENO WEEKLY OUT Cliven Bundy, supporters rally before Nevada lawmakers to reclaim federal land
    Carson City, Nev. • Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who garnered national attention a year ago when he and armed supporters engaged in a showdown with fe...
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Maricela Garcia and her 3-year-old daughter, Eliahna Garcia, are taking part in a pilot program called Next Generation Kids. The program works with families to see which policies work best to help them out of poverty. They were photographed at James Madison Elementary School in Ogden, Monday, March 30, 2015. ‘I don’t want my daughter to see the struggles I went through’: Ogden program seeks to end Utah’s cycle of poverty
    Maricela Garcia was born into poverty. But the 26-year-old single mom wants to escape it so that her 3-year-old daughter, Eliahna, will have a better ...
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  • Supreme Court weighs Spider-Man patent fight
    Washington • Spider-Man’s latest adventure is taking him through the strange and mysterious world of patent law. The Supreme Court was snarled in a we...
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  • Protestor Henry Cole holds a sign outside the Wayne County Treasurer's office in Detroit on Tuesday March 31, 2015. More than 13,000 Detroit-area property owners have entered into payment plans hoping to avoid losing their homes to tax foreclosure, but another 16,000 living in their homes have yet to take advantage of the offer ahead of Tuesday's deadline. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Max Ortiz)  DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT   Detroit-area homeowners try to stop foreclosures
    Detroit • More than 13,000 Detroit-area property owners have entered into payment plans hoping to avoid losing their homes to tax foreclosure, but ano...
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  • This Nov. 26, 2013 file photo shows Jon Hernandez of Roselle Park N.J. playing a game of Internet poker from his home on the first full day Internet gambling was legal in New Jersey. On Tuesday March 31, 2015, Morgan Stanley cut its estimate of the U.S. Internet gambling market nearly in half, predicting $2.7 billion in revenue by 2020, down from a $5 billion initial estimate. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, FILE) Estimate of U.S. online betting market cut in half
    Atlantic City, N.J. • Morgan Stanley has cut its estimate of the potential U.S. Internet gambling market by nearly half. The firm now estimates the na...
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  • (Steve Griffin | Tribune file photo)  

GREENbike, Salt Lake City's bike share program, is beginning its third season. GREENbike rolls out for third year downtown
    GREENbike began its third season of bike sharing Tuesday in downtown Salt Lake City, with over 150 bikes available at 20 stations. Last year, 14,538 ...
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  • A farmer tills a field near Mead, Neb., Monday, March 30, 2015. The USDA releases its annual prospective planting report on Tuesday, March 31, 2015,  which outlines farmer decisions about how much land to dedicate to corn, soybeans and other major crops including wheat and cotton. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) Soybean record expected, corn acres to drop
    Des Moines, Iowa • Farmers are expected to plant a record number of soybean acres this year, but fewer acres of corn as profit potential for the grain...
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  • FILE - In this March 17, 2015 file photo, dozens of fast food workers and their supporters protest workplace conditions in front of a McDonald's restaurant, in New York. Fast-food labor organizers say they're expanding the scope of their campaign for $15 an hour and unionization, this time with a day of actions including college campuses and workers from other low-wage industries. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) Fast-food labor event planned for April 15
    New York • Fast-food labor organizers say they’re expanding the scope of their campaign for $15 an hour and unionization, this time with a day of acti...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 03:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 file photo shows a RadioShack store in Dallas. A bankruptcy judge on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 approved the sale of more than 1,740 RadioShack stores to hedge fund Standard General, preserving some 7,500 jobs. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File) Judge OKs RadioShack sale to Standard General
    Dover, Del. • A bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of more than 1,740 RadioShack stores to hedge fund Standard General, preserving some 7,500 jobs...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 03:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Interior Department OKs Arctic oil revisions
    Anchorage, Alaska • The Department of Interior says it has affirmed a corrected environmental analysis for a 7-year-old petroleum lease in the Chukchi...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 03:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Warren E. Buffett, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., participates in a NADA Automotive forum happening in conjunction with the New York International Auto Show, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) Buffett says he expects to buy more car dealerships
    New York • Fresh off buying the nation’s fourth-largest chain of car dealers, billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he expects to buy more dealersh...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 03:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Jan. 4, 2015 file photo, a Monarch butterfly takes flight from a plant leaf in the Piedra Herrada sanctuary, near Valle de Bravo, Mexico. The population of the species has experienced a 90 percent decline in population along its migration route from Mexico because of habitat destruction due in part to weed killers and herbicide-resistant plants like those Monsanto and other agribusinesses offer. Agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. said Tuesday, March 31, 2015 that it will commit $4 million to help stem the decline of monarch butterflies. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File) Monsanto donates $4M to save butterflies
    St. Louis • Agribusiness Monsanto Co., whose popular weed killer Roundup has been partly blamed by critics for knocking out monarch butterflies’ habit...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 03:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, people pass a Wall Street subway stop, in New York's Financial District. U.S. stocks moved lower in early trading Tuesday, March 31, 2015, erasing some gains from the day before. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Late slide erases much of previous day’s stock gain
    New York • U.S. stocks slid in late afternoon trading, wiping up much of the market’s gain from the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average lost ...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 03:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Movado, CBRE Group are big market movers
    New York • Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE • Movado Group...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 03:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • BYU SPORTS
    BYU basketball: Richland (Wash.) guard Steven Beo commits to Cougars
    On the same day that BYU basketball coach Dave Rose lost his top assistant, he picked up a commitment from a member of the class of 2016. Steven Beo,...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 03:21 pm   |     |   Share