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Utah’s unemployment rate rose at a slightly higher rate in June, but state officials were not overly concerned as that increase ran parallel to solid growth in new job creation. The jobless rate climbed two-tenths of a percent to 3.4 …

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    Amazon is growing in Utah and not just in Salt Lake City. The online retail giant will open at least one smaller fulfillment center in the state as th...
    Updated Jul 20 2017 09:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • The Kenmore Elite Smart French Door Refrigerator appears on display at a Sears store, Thursday, July 20, 2017, in West Jordan, Utah. Sears will begin selling its appliances on Amazon.com, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa. Sears, which also owns Kmart, said that its Kenmore Smart appliances will be fully integrated with Amazon’s Alexa, allowing users to control things like air conditioners through voice commands. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Alexa, turn up my Kenmore AC; Sears cuts a deal with Amazon
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    Updated Jul 20 2017 07:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ogden conman called ‘psychopath’ and ‘unrepentant liar’ before a judge gave him a two-year prison sentence
    One of the victims of convicted Ogden conman Ryan Paul Davies said the loss of more than $100,000 brought him to the precipice.  “Thoughts of suicide...
    Updated Jul 20 2017 09:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Wednesday, June 4, 2014, file photo shows a selection of Visa cards in Boston. Visa Inc. reports earnings, Thursday, July 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) Visa’s third-quarter profit beats expectations
    New York • Payment processing giant Visa said its fiscal third-quarter profit rose sharply from a year earlier, following its purchase of Visa Europe....
    Updated Jul 20 2017 02:54 pm   |     |   Share



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  • FILE - In this Monday, May 22, 2017, file photo, a box from Tiffany & Co. is arranged for a photo in Surfside, Fla. Tiffany is taking another shot at reviving its luster and regaining its cool, naming Alessandro Bogliolo, a former executive at Diesel as its top executive, announced Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File) Tiffany hires Diesel exec in bid to regain luster
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  • FILE - This Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, file photo shows the logo of the Tesla Model S on display at the Paris Auto Show in Paris. A Minnesota man is blaming Tesla’s partially self-driving Autopilot system for a crash on Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Hawick, Minn. Motorist David Clark told deputies that when he engaged the Autopilot feature, the car suddenly accelerated, left the roadway and overturned in a marsh. Clark and his passengers sustained minor injuries. Tesla said it’s investigating and will cooperate with local authorities. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File) Man blames Tesla Autopilot feature for Minnesota crash
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  • In this July 13, 2017, photo, farmer John Weinand surveys a wheat field near Beulah, N.D., that should be twice as tall as it is. Drought in western North Dakota this summer is laying waste to crops _ some of which won’t even be worth harvesting. (AP Photo/Blake Nicholson) Drought in High Plains the worst some farmers have ever seen
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