A proposed gypsum mine near St. George is drawing opposition from nearby residents who say it would bring noise, traffic and air pollution to an unspoiled area. Residents of a retirement community about five miles east of the site are spearheading the fight. Washington County commissioners have pushed back a decision on the project until after their scheduled Aug. 7 meeting, saying they want more time for study.
McDonald's Corp., the world's biggest hamburger chain, said its net income fell 4 percent in the second quarter as a result of a strong dollar and struggling consumers in economically hard-hit regions of the world. For the quarter, McDonald's says it earned $1.35 billion, or $1.32 per share, down from $1.4 billion, or $1.35 per share, in the year-ago period. Revenue was $6.92 billion, up slightly from $6.91 billion.
on the rise
Airlines are raising ticket prices again after a long lull that coincided with falling fuel costs. United Airlines raised fares Friday by $4 to $10 per round trip. Over the weekend, several other airlines, including Southwest, Delta, American and JetBlue, followed suit.
send Dow down
Fear that Spain may need a bailout sent its borrowing costs soaring, the euro to a two-year low against the dollar and stocks around the world tumbling. The Dow Jones industrial average, after falling 239 points earlier in the day, closed Monday at 12,721.46, down 101.11 points or .79 percent.