COMMISSION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COMMISSION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) FTC to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58474673-79/ftc-caffeine-company-infused.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58474673-79/ftc-caffeine-company-infused.html.csp">FTC to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN J. COOPER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T18:40:01.934-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 06:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Portland, Ore. • If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked — but at least you can get your money back. The Federal Trade Commission announced Monday that two companies — Norm Thompson Outfitters of Oregon and Wacoal America Inc. of New Jersey — have agreed to refund $1.5 million to consumers who purchased “shapewear” that supposedly can reduce cellulite and fat because it is infused with caffeine, vitamin ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584746732014-09-30T18:40:01.934-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-30T18:40:01.934-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58474673@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:40:01 MDT Utah seeks ways to end cycle of poverty as a family tradition http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58468305-90/commission-education-intergenerational-poverty.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58468305-90/commission-education-intergenerational-poverty.html.csp">Utah seeks ways to end cycle of poverty as a family tradition</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T01:01:02.799-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What if taxpayers could save money on such things as welfare programs and incarceration costs by addressing the problems encountered by children born into poverty like their parents and their grandparents before them? Provided with nutrition, health care, a safe environment and education, children born into a tradition of poverty — and its attendant ills — can grow up to be productive members of society who pay taxes rather than receive welfare or go to prison, said state Sen. Stuart Reid, R-Ogd...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58468305@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:01:02 MDT Letter: Vote no on Utah amendments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58468969-82/amendments-tax-state-vote.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58468969-82/amendments-tax-state-vote.html.csp">Letter: Vote no on Utah amendments</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T18:22:01.783-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 06:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Election time is quickly coming. Are you aware that there are three Utah constitutional amendments? Other important issues, besides elected officials, include retention of ZAP sales tax and retention of judges. Is the ZAP tax being properly expended, and do these judges belong on the bench? The three constitutional amendments, while they seem simple, could have longterm, negative consequences. The three amendments, in simple terms, want to change the makeup of the state tax commission by elimi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58468969@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:22:01 MDT N. Korea tells U.N. it’s ready to discuss human rights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58463092-68/korea-north-cooperate-human.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58463092-68/korea-north-cooperate-human.html.csp">N. Korea tells U.N. it’s ready to discuss human rights</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-27T20:42:02.671-06:00">Updated Sep 27, 2014 08:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">United Nations • North Korea says it is willing to cooperate with the United Nations and other international organizations on human rights but is bristling at what it views as politicization of the issue by its arch enemy, the United States. In February, a U.N. commission of inquiry concluded there was evidence of crimes against humanity by North Korea’s authoritarian government. Washington this week called on Pyongyang to shut its “evil system” of prison camps. Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong did n...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584630922014-09-27T20:42:02.671-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-27T20:42:02.671-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58463092@www.sltrib.com Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:42:02 MDT Sparks fly in Utah 1st District debate between Rob Bishop, Donna McAleer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58433802-90/bishop-utah-mcaleer-debate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58433802-90/bishop-utah-mcaleer-debate.html.csp">Sparks fly in Utah 1st District debate between Rob Bishop, Donna McAleer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T12:23:55.594-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 12:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ogden • Perhaps not surprisingly for a West Point graduate and former Army officer, Democrat Donna McAleer launched a vigorous attack against Rep. Rob Bishop in a debate Tuesday. She called him a “guardian of gridlock” who helped shut down the government last year. Six-term-incumbent Bishop defended himself, saying he protects Utah values in Washington, and is about to become chairman of the Natural Resources Committee, which would give him power to solve longtime gridlock over federal lands ma...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58433802@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:23:55 MDT Utah third parties to file FEC complaints over debate exclusions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58451836-90/candidates-commission-complaint-debate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58451836-90/candidates-commission-complaint-debate.html.csp">Utah third parties to file FEC complaints over debate exclusions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T22:16:13.939-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 10:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Third-party candidates upset at being left out of televised debates announced their intention Wednesday to file formal complaints with the Federal Election Commission and county district attorneys, among other officials. The Utah Debate Commission held its first event Tuesday, pitting Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, against Democrat Donna McAleer. No third-party candidates were on the stage; they instead protested outside. And no third-party candidate will participate in the next debate, on Thursday at...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58451836@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:16:13 MDT Kansas senator quits controversial Eisenhower Memorial project http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58450610-68/eisenhower-memorial-kansas-design.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58450610-68/eisenhower-memorial-kansas-design.html.csp">Kansas senator quits controversial Eisenhower Memorial project</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRETT ZONGKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T10:58:06.513-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 10:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • After more than a decade of planning and millions spent to build a memorial near the National Mall honoring the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a key lawmaker who has helped oversee the project from the start is stepping away. Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran has resigned from the Eisenhower Memorial Commission as the panel votes Wednesday on how to move forward after years of controversy over the design. Moran quietly submitted his resignation last week after concluding that including ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584506102014-09-24T10:58:06.513-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-24T10:58:06.513-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58450610@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:58:06 MDT Watch the live stream here: Rob Bishop, Donna McAleer debate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58447034-90/debate-utah-commission-2014.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58447034-90/debate-utah-commission-2014.html.csp">Watch the live stream here: Rob Bishop, Donna McAleer debate</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T18:12:58.948-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 06:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Candidates for Utah’s 1st Congressional District — Republican incumbent Rep. Rob Bishop and Democratic challenger Donna McAleer — are facing off tonight in the first debate of the 2014 campaign presented by the Utah Debate Commission. The debate is being live-streamed now on sltrib.com from the Shepherd Union Building at Weber State University. The Utah Debate Commission is a consortium of higher educational institutions and news media organizations committed to presenting a nonpartisan and inde...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58447034@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:12:58 MDT New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58438675-68/vote-abdullah-afghanistan-election.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58438675-68/vote-abdullah-afghanistan-election.html.csp">New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JASON STRAZIUSO </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and RAHIM FAIEZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-21T19:50:43.807-06:00">Updated Sep 21, 2014 07:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kabul, Afghanistan • Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan’s election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country’s new chief executive. The commission named Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the winner and next president and noted that his one-time rival, Abdullah Abdullah, will fill the newly created position of chief executive, a post akin to prime minister. But it pointedly did not rele...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584386752014-09-21T19:50:43.807-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-21T19:50:43.807-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58438675@www.sltrib.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:50:43 MDT Washington Post Op-ed: Meet the respectable JFK conspiracy theorists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58435587-82/commission-conspiracy-warren-oswald.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58435587-82/commission-conspiracy-warren-oswald.html.csp">Washington Post Op-ed: Meet the respectable JFK conspiracy theorists</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Philip Shenon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-21T01:01:03.721-06:00">Updated Sep 21, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Describing someone as a “conspiracy theorist” is usually meant as an insult, suggesting tin-foil hats and babbling rants on late-night radio talk shows. But when it comes to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the list of important, seemingly credible public figures who count themselves as conspiracy theorists is long and impressive. Fifty years ago this coming week, the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the panel led by Chief Justice Earl Warr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58435587@www.sltrib.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:01:03 MDT Senate confirms Valentine to chair Tax Commission http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58426299-90/tax-valentine-commission-senate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58426299-90/tax-valentine-commission-senate.html.csp">Senate confirms Valentine to chair Tax Commission</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T21:11:04.671-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 09:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Senators unanimously confirmed one of their own Wednesday, Sen. John Valentine, to be the next chairman of the Utah Tax Commission. “We will miss him in this body. We will miss his input and institutional knowledge, his wisdom,” said Sen. Deidre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork, “but we do recognize that he is very qualified for this job and he will greatly benefit the Tax Commission and the taxpayers of Utah.” The Orem senator, who is a tax attorney, was nominated by Gov. Gary Herbert last month...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58426299@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:11:04 MDT Utah poll troubling for Democrats, third-party candidates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58417604-90/commission-congressional-debate-district.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58417604-90/commission-congressional-debate-district.html.csp">Utah poll troubling for Democrats, third-party candidates</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T21:59:04.077-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The new Utah Debate Commission said a third-party candidate had to reach 10 percent in its poll to earn a spot in one of its televised debates. None made the cut. And a few Democrats came surprisingly close to missing out as well. The commission released the survey conducted by Lighthouse Research on Monday, and it is devastating to every political party in the state except for Republicans. The state’s dominant party has massive advantages in each of the four congressional campaigns as well as t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58417604@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:59:04 MDT PG&E officials removed for improper contacts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58419962-79/commission-utility-peevey-utilities.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58419962-79/commission-utility-peevey-utilities.html.csp">PG&E officials removed for improper contacts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ELLEN KNICKMEYER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T09:27:01.718-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 09:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Four senior officials with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and the state commission regulating it were removed or resigned over emails released Monday showing the utility and state regulators appeared to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility’s rate cases. The emails show the commission ultimately assigned to the case a judge for whom PG&E had expressed a preference, rather than another judge who PG&E said “has a history of being very hard on us.” Also Mond...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584199622014-09-16T09:27:01.718-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T09:27:01.718-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58419962@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:27:01 MDT PG&E fires three for talking with regulators http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58417383-79/state-commission-officials-probe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58417383-79/state-commission-officials-probe.html.csp">PG&E fires three for talking with regulators</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ELLEN KNICKMEYER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T16:39:02.505-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 04:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Monday that three senior officials lost their jobs over improper communications with state regulators. The move followed PG&E’s internal investigation of allegations of improper contacts between the utility and officials at the California Public Utilities Commission. PG&E said its probe found improper emails last January between PG&E and the commission over the assignment of state officials to decide a rate case involving PG&E. The internal probe s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584173832014-09-15T16:39:02.505-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T16:39:02.505-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58417383@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:39:02 MDT Letter: WVC errs in dropping Civil Service Commission http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58398245-82/civil-commission-service-hearing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58398245-82/civil-commission-service-hearing.html.csp">Letter: WVC errs in dropping Civil Service Commission</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T16:49:01.37-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 04:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I read that the West Valley City Council has replaced the Civil Service Commission with a hearing officer. Also the article indicates that there was no public comment on the appointment. It is difficult for me to understand the logic behind this move. To vest life-altering decisions in one person rather than a group of diverse life experiences is, in my opinion, a big mistake. What are they thinking? Harry W. Patrick Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58398245@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:49:01 MDT Britain and France secure EU’s top economic jobs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58397665-79/britain-france-bloc-growth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58397665-79/britain-france-bloc-growth.html.csp">Britain and France secure EU’s top economic jobs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUERGEN BAETZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T09:06:01.88-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 09:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brussels • Britain and France have secured two top positions on economic and financial policy-making in the new European Commission as the 28-nation bloc’s executive arm seeks to revive anemic growth and fight unemployment. Former French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici, who has long criticized EU-mandated austerity policies and called for a more growth-friendly stance instead, will be the new Economics Commissioner, whose responsibility includes policing member states’ budgets. Britain, which ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583976652014-09-10T09:06:01.88-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T09:06:01.88-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58397665@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:06:01 MDT West Valley replaces civil-service board with hearing officer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58395753-78/officer-board-hearing-hibbert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58395753-78/officer-board-hearing-hibbert.html.csp">West Valley replaces civil-service board with hearing officer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mallory Jesperson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T08:08:36.362-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 08:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Valley City • The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to hire attorney Melinda Checketts Hibbert as the new employee-discipline hearing officer to replace the disbanded Civil Service Commission.  Hibbert will be responsible for hearing job-disciplinary appeals from police and firefighters. There was no public comment on the appointment. A selection committee, including Councilman Lars Nordfelt and Amy Critchley, of the city’s human resources office, interviewed more than seven ca...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58395753@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:08:36 MDT EU antitrust claims against Google extended http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58393229-79/google-competition-settlement-almunia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58393229-79/google-competition-settlement-almunia.html.csp">EU antitrust claims against Google extended</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUERGEN BAETZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T09:57:01.925-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 09:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brussels • The European Union’s competition authority has rejected yet another offer from Google to settle a case that claims the company abuses its dominant position in Internet searches, once again extending the four-year-old anti-trust battle. The EU body said Tuesday it is “now in contact with Google to see if they are ready to offer solutions” to improve their proposed settlement. The plaintiffs in the case — Google’s competitor Microsoft and other tech and Internet companies — have provide...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583932292014-09-09T09:57:01.925-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T09:57:01.925-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58393229@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:57:01 MDT Lavender farmers rebel against EU chemical rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58388638-79/lavender-producers-chemical-oil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58388638-79/lavender-producers-chemical-oil.html.csp">Lavender farmers rebel against EU chemical rules</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SYLVIE CORBET</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T09:42:02.605-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 09:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • The sweet smell of lavender is tinged with bitterness this year in the south of France, as farmers who harvest the flower protest European regulations linking the plant to chemical toxins. Billboards proclaiming “Lavender is not a chemical” dot fields that yield what in Provence is known as blue gold — lavender oil, worth more than $60 a pound. The plant is cultivated by around 1,500 producers, representing 30,000 full-time jobs that include catering to the millions of tourists in the so...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583886382014-09-08T09:42:02.605-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T09:42:02.605-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58388638@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:42:02 MDT Letter: Women’s museum not a taxpayer expense http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378065-82/museum-women-commission-congress.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378065-82/museum-women-commission-congress.html.csp">Letter: Women’s museum not a taxpayer expense</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T16:54:34.686-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 04:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Penny Nance’s opinion (“Women’s museum plan expensive, not inclusive,” August 29) leads with the false premise that the “bill could put taxpayers on the hook for millions of dollars.” The bills (S.398/H.R.863) pending before Congress clearly state no federal monies will be used to fund the commission. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the commission and the museum would have no impact on federal spending. Voting in favor of the bills is voting to create a privately funded bipartisan ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58378065@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:54:34 MDT