Business http://kuer.org en Retailers and Shoppers Prepare for Black Friday http://kuer.org/post/retailers-and-shoppers-prepare-black-friday <p>Utah consumers and retailers are getting ready for the biggest shopping weekend of the year.&nbsp; Some stores are opening as early as tomorrow afternoon running through the night into Black Friday.</p><p>Some stores like Toys R Us open as early as 5 pm Thursday while Costco and other large retailers aren’t scheduled to open until 9 am on Friday. &nbsp;Niki Copeland is a Team Leader at the Downtown Target store in Salt Lake City opening at 8 pm Thursday.&nbsp; She says their preparation began weeks ago and focused on popular sales items.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 23:06:13 +0000 Karina Puikkonen 38822 at http://kuer.org Retailers and Shoppers Prepare for Black Friday Aereo Brings Online Television to Utah http://kuer.org/post/aereo-brings-online-television-utah <p></p><p>Utahns can now record and watch live television from their computers or mobile devices. <a href="https://www.aereo.com/">Aereo Inc. </a>launched its online television technology in the state this week. Utah is the fourth location the company has offered the service, after New York, Boston, and Atlanta.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 22:21:35 +0000 Andrea Smardon 34212 at http://kuer.org Aereo Brings Online Television to Utah Utah Exceeding Expectations in 100K Jobs in 1,000 Days Goal http://kuer.org/post/utah-exceeding-expectations-100k-jobs-1000-days-goal <p>Utah Governor Gary Herbert says his office is exceeding expectations at the half-way point of a goal to create 100 thousand jobs in one thousand days.</p><p>Speaking at a high tech manufacturing plant that chose to expand in Utah last year, Governor Herbert announced that the private sector has created 63,600 jobs since he announced the goal during his 2012 state of the state speech. Herbert says when companies choose to expand in Utah it often creates a ripple effect that leads to even more job creation.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:05:57 +0000 Brian Grimmett 31596 at http://kuer.org Utah Exceeding Expectations in 100K Jobs in 1,000 Days Goal Utah Charter School Nurtures Entrepreneurial Spirit http://kuer.org/post/utah-charter-school-nurtures-entrepreneurial-spirit A new charter school in Utah wants to equip students in kindergarten through ninth grade with a solid foundation in business.<p>Students' daily lessons are peppered with concepts like sales and marketing, finance and entrepreneurship, says first-grade teacher Tammy Hill. "And that plays into leadership and improved math skills. And finance plays into every part of their lives."<p>About 580 students attend Highmark Charter School in a suburb just north of Salt Lake City. They earn play money by turning in homework on time and performing chores. Wed, 15 May 2013 07:35:00 +0000 Whittney Evans 29297 at http://kuer.org Utah Charter School Nurtures Entrepreneurial Spirit Salt Lake County Expands Start-Up Loan Program http://kuer.org/post/salt-lake-county-expands-start-loan-program <p></p><p></p><p>Salt Lake County is expanding its small business&nbsp;<a href="http://mayor.slco.org/pdf/Loan_Fund_overview_3.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">loan program</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;with some financial backing from commercial banks. The fund supplies higher interest loans to businesses that would be otherwise ineligible for traditional bank loans. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:46:50 +0000 Whittney Evans 26532 at http://kuer.org Salt Lake County Expands Start-Up Loan Program UTA Making Route Changes in Preparation for New Airport TRAX line http://kuer.org/post/uta-making-route-changes-preparation-new-airport-trax-line <p>The <a href="http://www.rideuta.com">Utah Transit Authority</a> is holding <a href="http://www.rideuta.com/content/happenings.aspx">public meetings this week on several proposed route changes</a> and reductions.&nbsp;</p><p>In connection with the start of service on the new Airport TRAX line in April UTA is proposing several route changes including eliminating routes in Salt Lake, Tooele, and Davis County. UTA spokesman Gerry Carpenter says he thinks for the most part these changes will be well received.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:43:20 +0000 Brian Grimmett 23686 at http://kuer.org UTA Making Route Changes in Preparation for New Airport TRAX line KUER News Pod: Tuesday December 4, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-tuesday-december-4-2012 <p>The Utah Air Quality Board looks at creating stricter regulations, Governor Gary Herbert says Utah is “ready and willing” to host another Olympic games, and teen unemployment rates continue to remain high.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F69972377&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:10:16 +0000 Brian Grimmett 21888 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Tuesday December 4, 2012 Utah Facing Tough New Air Quality Regulations http://kuer.org/post/utah-facing-tough-new-air-quality-regulations <p></p><p>The Utah Air Quality Board will meet tomorrow to look at a new set of state regulations aimed at cleaning up winter air pollution.&nbsp; The new rules would impose stricter standards in Cache County as well as the Wasatch Front. &nbsp;The new plan has to meet standards set by the U-S Environmental Protection Agency, with federal highway funding at risk if it fails.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 16:08:13 +0000 Whittney Evans & Dan Bammes 21873 at http://kuer.org Utah Facing Tough New Air Quality Regulations Salt Lake Chamber Makes Business Case for Clean Air http://kuer.org/post/salt-lake-chamber-makes-business-case-clean-air <p></p><p></p><p>Utah business leaders are making a case for why clean air is integral to a strong economy. At the Salt Lake Chamber’s 2<sup>nd</sup> Annual Clean Air Conference this morning<strong>&nbsp;</strong>panelists from the <a href="http://www.airquality.utah.gov/">Utah division of Air Quality</a>, Wasatch Front Regional Council and <a href="http://www.overstock.com">Overstock.com</a> discussed how environmental responsibility can benefit bottom lines and improve quality of life for everyone.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:41:25 +0000 Whittney Evans 21703 at http://kuer.org Salt Lake Chamber Makes Business Case for Clean Air AG, Utah Businesses Talk Federal Immigration Reform http://kuer.org/post/ag-utah-businesses-talk-federal-immigration-reform <p></p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 23:07:15 +0000 Whittney Evans 20865 at http://kuer.org Tech Company Xactware Solutions Breaks Ground on New Building http://kuer.org/post/tech-company-xactware-solutions-breaks-ground-new-building <p>Utah based company Xactware Solutions broke ground today on their new two-hundred and ten thousand square foot facility.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 23:19:10 +0000 Todd Patton 17164 at http://kuer.org Utah Exports Are On The Rise http://kuer.org/post/utah-exports-are-rise <p>Recently released data from the International Trade Administration shows that the state of Utah has significantly increased their amount of merchandise exports from last year.</p><p>Halfway through 2012, the amount of exports coming from Utah has increased by 14 percent. Six months into this year Utah has exported $9.7 billion worth of goods, compared to the $8.5 billion that was done in 2011. Lew Cramer is the CEO of the World Trade Center Utah.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 21:54:54 +0000 Todd Patton 16664 at http://kuer.org