Utah ad firm
Jakob Marketing Partners has won several Aster Awards for creative marketing in the health-care industry. It received two gold awards in partnership with the Holladay-based Lucky Dog Communications. One was for a 2012 calender to raise funds for the elderly in Helena, Mont. The other was for an iPhone application developed for an insurance brokerage. Jakob also won a gold award for its website design for Provo Canyon Behavioral Hospital.
rose in May
U.S. employers advertised more jobs in May than April, a hopeful sign after three months of weak hiring. Job openings rose to 3.6 million, up from 3.4 million, the Labor Department said. A rise in openings could mean hiring will pick up soon. It typically takes one to three months to fill a job.
Apple to sell
iPads in China
Apple will start selling iPads in China on July 20 after paying $60 million to settle a dispute over ownership of the tablet computer's name. It will begin selling its latest iPad starting at $499 and the older iPad 2 starting at $399. The tablets will be sold online, at Apple stores and through approved resellers.
big sales deals
Boeing Co., which operates a Salt Lake City plant, was a big winner during the second day of the Farnborough Airshow in London. It clinched two big orders worth a little more than $11 billion for its remodeled 737 aircraft. European rival Airbus unveiled its first billion-dollar order at the show, as well.
to forfeit bonus
U.K. bank Barclays agreed to a resignation package with ex-CEO Bob Diamond that calls for him to forfeit up to $31 million in bonuses and incentives, but receive a year's salary, pension and other benefits worth $3.1 million. Diamond resigned after Barclays was fined $453 million by U.S. and U.K. regulators for making false reports of its borrowing costs.
The economy and uncertain political climate are taking a toll on small-business owners' optimism, making them hesitant to expand. The National Federation of Independent Business said owners' sentiment fell in June, with the number expecting business conditions to improve in six months falling 8 percent and the number expecting their sales to rise sliding 5 percent.
extended by EU
The European Union, in agreeing to a $123 billion bailout for Spain's banks, took another step to help stabilize that country finances. Finance ministers from the 27 EU countries voted to extend by a year, until 2014, Spain's deadline for achieving a budget deficit of less than 3 percent of its annual economic output.