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Tom Harvey

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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   James and Aleisha McDaniels demonstrate the doorbell camera on the SkyControl Panel in their Vivint Smart Home in South Jordan on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Utah-based Vivint wants your house to ‘intelligently respond, react and communicate’
    Aleisha McDaniel says she just forgot, or her three kids distracted her. Either way, she recently drove off with her garage door still open. But as sh...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 10:00 am   |     |   Share

  • (Tribune file photo)   Adnan Khashoggi is shown at the Utah Capitol in this photo from April 1975. Adnan Khashoggi, whose grand Salt Lake City plans disappeared in bankruptcy, dies at age 81
    Adnan Khashoggi — who looked to be a key to Salt Lake City’s economic future in the 1980s before bankruptcy halted that vision — died Tuesday in Londo...
    Updated Jun 22 2017 12:20 pm   |     |   Share

  • Feds sue Utah brokerage, say it aided ‘pump and dump’ schemes
    Federal Regulators have sued a Salt Lake City stock brokerage, alleging that it failed to report transactions it had flagged as suspicious and that we...
    Updated Jun 05 2017 09:53 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah attorney: Investigators will ‘move more quickly’ to probe securities fraud after U.S. Supreme Court ruling
    A U.S. Supreme Court decision on Monday will impact how federal agencies investigate and prosecute alleged fraud and other violations of federal secur...
    Updated Jun 05 2017 07:37 pm   |     |   Share

  • FILE - In this May 13, 2015, file photo, a contact lens is displayed in front of a 1-800-Contacts shipping box in Salt Lake City. A legal battle over a hotly contested Utah law banning minimum prices for contact lenses is set to come before a federal appeals court on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Lawsuit alleges 1-800 Contacts cut deals to block consumers from seeing competitors’ ads
    Utah-based 1-800 Contacts Inc. is facing a new legal challenge from eight lawsuits now consolidated into one case that alleges the company illegally c...
    Updated Jun 01 2017 09:45 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jeremy Johnson walks to federal court in  Salt Lake City on Tuesday, March 14, accompanied by his wife, Sharla, and lawyer Mary Coporon.  He was released from the Salt Lake County Jail on Monday and no federal authorities were on hand to take him back into custody. So he spent the night in a hotel and then turned himself back in Tuesday morning. Judge made no serious errors during Jeremy Johnson’s bank fraud trial, prosecutors say
    A federal judge did not commit serious error or show prejudice against the defendants in the trial of St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson, but if he...
    Updated May 31 2017 11:25 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)   Developer Terry Diehl smiles from a front row seat in the gallery in the Utah House of Representatives as Greg Hughes is sworn in as the Speaker of the House on the first day of the 2015 Legislature, Monday Jan. 26. Payments to Diehl during bankruptcy raise new questions about ties to Utah power brokers
    About two months after developer and former Utah Transit Authority board member Terry Diehl filed for bankruptcy in March 2012, the money began pourin...
    Updated May 23 2017 12:04 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah-based Vivint Solar to package panels with Mercedes-Benz batteries
    Vivint Solar announced Thursday that it is collaborating with Mercedes-Benz Energy to jointly offer that company’s batteries along with Vivint’s solar...
    Updated May 18 2017 09:03 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   More than 850 BioFire employees, local dignitaries and building contractors celebrate the opening of BioFire Diagnostics, LLC at their new home in Research Park in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. Utah firm BioFire dedicates new building to growing its disease detection business
    BioFire Diagnostics, LLC, whose products have drastically cut the laboratory time needed to detect and identify infectious diseases, formally opened a...
    Updated May 18 2017 11:28 am   |     |   Share

  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Employees work in the call center of Marcus by Goldman Sachs in Salt Lake City Wednesday, May 3, 2017.  Goldman Sachs golden for downtown Salt Lake City
    When Goldman Sachs decided to move into consumer financing, it chose its Salt Lake City office to carry the operation that’s been up and running for s...
    Updated May 15 2017 03:15 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah business deals rose to $19B last year
    Utah businesses had a record year of nearly $19 billion in deals and capital flows in 2016, nearly double the previous year’s total, according to a re...
    Updated May 15 2017 04:51 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Provo-based Vivint, best known locally for its sponsorship of the Utah Jazz area, now will have it smart home products displayed prominently within 400 Best Buy stores around the country. Vivint Smart Home links with Best Buy
    Vivint Smart Home is opening mini-stores within 400 Best Buy outlets nationwide as part of a new strategic partnership, the Provo-based company said T...
    Updated May 05 2017 07:53 am   |     |   Share

  • Ringleader in $33 million Utah mortgage scam pleads guilty
    A ringleader of a massive Utah-based mortgage modification fraud has pleaded guilty for his role in a scheme that federal authorities said involved 10...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:17 pm   |     |   Share