donated to college
Gold Cross Ambulance has donated four portable cardiac Life Pak monitors to Dixie State College's Emergency Medical Services program. Each device features cardiac monitoring and defibrillator functions that allow paramedics and emergency medical technicians to aid patients suffering from cardiac arrest or other issues.
RC Willey to add
RC Willey, the Utah-based home furnishings chain, plans to build a retail store in Draper on an 8.5-acre parcel of land adjacent to the IKEA store. At 160,000 square feet, the new location will be the largest RC Willey store in the company. Groundbreaking will be this fall, with the opening expected in fall 2013.
to stand trial
Clayton Osbon, the JetBlue pilot arrested in March after his erratic behavior led to the diversion of a flight, has been found mentally fit to stand trial. U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson in Texas made the ruling at a hearing Friday after ordering Osbon in April to undergo a mental examination.
U.S. retail sales of video-game hardware, software and accessories fell for a sixth consecutive month in May. Market tracker NPD Grou said sales of console and portable software the video games themselves fell 32 percent from a year earlier, to $255 million, while sales of hardware fell 39 percent, to $139 million.
Iraq's oil may
Iraq's expanding oil production could complicate OPEC's efforts to influence world prices as the country re-emerges as a major player after 20 years on the sidelines. Analysts say Iraq's new clout is shifting the power balance in the oil cartel and could force it to overhaul its intricate production quota system to accommodate Baghdad's greater output. Additional production from Iraq, unless offset by reductions from other cartel members, could drive down oil prices.
The Obama administration on Friday announced new air-quality standards intended to reduce the amount of soot that can be released into the air. Public health advocates and environmental groups welcomed the move, but congressional Republicans and industry officials called the proposal overly strict and said it could hurt economic growth.