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Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams wants to move the downtown liquor store. He hopes it will reduce the flow of alcohol into the troubled Rio Grande neighborhood. Officials at the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control support the idea but say there are obstacles.

Silicon Slopes Opens Headquarters In Lehi

May 17, 2017
Erik Neumann

Silicon Slopes opened its new headquarters in Lehi on Wednesday. The Utah technology advocacy organization hopes to bring a unified voice to the state’s tech industry. 

Julia Ritchey, KUER

Utah’s top tourism official says at a time when the number of people visiting national parks is skyrocketing, the Trump administration and Congress should step up their funding of the National Park Service.

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Utah may be experiencing low unemployment and high job growth, but many businesses are still struggling to find qualified workers to fill jobs.

Julia Ritchey, KUER


A Utah lawmaker says she will likely bring back a bill that would allow Tesla and other vehicle manufacturers to sell their own cars after the state Supreme Court upheld a prohibition on direct sales.

Julia Ritchey, KUER


Randy Parker, CEO of the Utah Farm Bureau, says it’s been a tough few years for the Beehive state’s farmers and ranchers.

Julia Ritchey, KUER

In 2016, Salt Lake area builders completed close to 3,600 new units along the Wasatch Front, a number far short of what the Salt Lake Home Builders Association say the market could’ve sustained.

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Manufacturers would get new tax breaks under a bill passed Tuesday by a Utah Senate Committee. The move continues a longstanding policy of being business friendly. 

Tech Entrepreneurs Gather At Salt Lake Conference

Jan 20, 2017
Erik Neumann

This week the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit took place in Salt Lake City bringing together technology entrepreneurs from Utah and beyond.

VidAngel Halts Movie Distribution Amidst Lawsuit

Dec 30, 2016
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Three major motion picture studios are forcing Provo-based VidAngel to stop distributing their films. They argue the company is illegally distributing their movies and violating copyright. 

Kasey O'Killion


Salt Lake’s home sales are once again trending upward, but a tightening supply is worrying some realtors.

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The nonprofit planning group Envision Utah met with elected officials this week as they start to brainstorm ways to develop a huge swath of land at the southern tip of Salt Lake County.

Salt Lake City International Airport

Today’s the official kickoff of the holiday travel season and the Salt Lake City International Airport is already bustling with air travelers.

Julia Ritchey, KUER


Electric carmaker Tesla argued before Utah’s Supreme Court on Monday in its bid to legally make direct sales to customers.

Could Salt Lake Be A Hub For Global Trade?

Oct 24, 2016
Erik Neumann

The Utah Global Forum took place in downtown Salt Lake City on Monday. It brought together shipping companies, trade experts, and small businesses trying to break into the global marketplace.

Lee Hale

 

There aren’t many empty apartments in Salt Lake Valley these days. According to a report released earlier this month the vacancy rate is at 2.9%—which means more than 97% of apartments in Salt Lake County are occupied.

Rocky Mountain Power

A slight drop in your power bill begins next month following approval of Rocky Mountain Power’s request from the Public Service Commission.

Zions Bank, Cirero Group

Utahns’ Consumer Attitude Index is in its third straight month above the 110 mark according to the latest survey by the Cicero Group for Zions Bank.

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At 11.3 %, poverty rates in Utah are down only slightly over the past year according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data. It’s also still higher than the 9.6 % of Utahns at the poverty level before the recession began in 2008.

Utah Department of Workforce Services

Utah’s July job growth numbers increased 3.2 % over the past 12 months, adding 43,800 non-farm workers to payrolls.

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Wasatch Front housing prices increased 0.8 % from June to July; more than doubling the jump in housing costs nationally during the same period.

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The Utah State School Board held off on a decision today to approve a tax deal that would bring a Facebook data center to West Jordan. The school board is one of five taxing authorities that have to sign off on the deal.

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The outdoor recreation industry gathers again in Salt Lake City next week for its summer trade show. But, even before the hundreds of companies arrive, they’re having an impact statewide.

One example is Gregory Mountain Products, which has made backpacks for decades. It faced a big decision two years ago, when a Chicago company purchased the brand.

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Democratic State Senator Jim Dabakis says if Utah lawmakers don’t take action this year to loosen up liquor laws, he’s going to launch a ballot initiative to privatize liquor sales in the state.

How Brexit Might Impact Utah’s Economy & Trade

Jun 24, 2016
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Stocks closed with some heavy losses after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Utah, like the rest of the world, is experiencing the effects of uncertainty in the market.

Ancestry Looking to Grow with New Headquarters in Lehi

Jun 22, 2016
Courtesy Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com opened its new headquarters in Lehi Wednesday. For the past three decades, the family history company has been headquartered in Provo. CEO Tim Sullivan says the new location in Lehi at the Point of the Mountain will help the company attract top talent from both Salt Lake and Utah Counties.

Utah Company InsideSales.com Named Top Disruptor

Jun 9, 2016
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The Provo-based company InsideSales.com has been named on CNBC’s list of top 50 companies in the country poised to unseat corporate giants.

Brian Grimmett

Rio Tinto Kennecott will soon begin work on a project aimed at preparing the south slope of their tailings impoundment for a major earthquake.

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Businesses that use the words ‘Park City’ in their names might lose the right to do so.  The company Vail Resorts has filed an application to trademark Park City.

Brian Grimmett

With the sale of the Salt Lake Tribune to Paul Huntsman being finalized, the Utah Newspaper Project has dropped their federal anti-trust lawsuit.

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