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First Published Jul 26 2012 06:34 pm • Last Updated Jul 26 2012 06:35 pm

State website

gets accolade

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The state of Utah’s website — www.utah.gov — has been recognized with the Best in Class Interactive Media Award. The honors are sponsored by the Interactive Media Council, a nonprofit organization of Web designers, developers and programmers.

Savers to open

in South Jordan

Savers, a national chain of thrift stores, will open its seventh store in Utah next week. The new 28,000-square-foot location is at 10551 S. Redwood Road in South Jordan. The store operates in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah.

Jobless benefit

claims decline

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The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped by 35,000 last week, a figure that may have been distorted by seasonal factors. The Labor Department said applications fell to 353,000, down from a revised 388,000 the previous week and the biggest drop since February 2010. In Utah, claims dropped by 137, to 1,625, the Department of Workforce Services said. The four-week average fell by one application, to 1,759.

Google’s ultrafast

Internet: $70/mo.

Google revealed what it will charge for its long-awaited, ultra-fast Internet service in Kansas City, $70 per month. The service is intended as a test for the development of new ways to use the Internet. Bypassing the local cable and phone companies, Google has spent months and an unknown amount of money installing its own optical fiber in the Kansas City area.

Twitter suffers

brief outage

Users around the world briefly experienced problems accessing Twitter on Thursday, a day before the official start of the 2012 Olympic Games, which are expected to cause a big spike in use of the micro-blogging site. About three hours after it first acknowledged the problem, Twitter said in a statement that the "site issue" had been resolved. The outage marked the second time in just over a month that the site has been hit by problems.

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