Business & Labor

The house is rehabilitated through NeighborWorks. It's a private, non-profit group that brings together at-risk youth, contractors, realtors and banks to revitalize targeted neighborhoods.
Bob Nelson

The March Consumer Attitude Index increased nearly 8 points to 114.4 in March. The Zions Bank CAI number soared above the 110 mark for the third time in five months.

The Salt Lake Chamber is honoring Gail Miller as “A Giant in Our City” Thursday evening at The Grand America Hotel. Miller is the 36th person to receive the award in its 45-year history.

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Taxicab companies in Salt Lake City have quietly operated mostly unregulated since November. That’s led to reports of price gouging.

Google Fiber

Salt Lake City officials were overjoyed at the news that Google Fiber is coming to the city, but not everyone shares their enthusiasm.

Brian Grimmett

Google Fiber is coming to Salt Lake City. After months of speculation, city leaders and Google executives made it official Tuesday morning.

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The Utah Attorney General’s office is challenging a California law protecting the welfare of chickens. It all comes down to the price of eggs, and the AG’s chief of staff says they’re getting involved for the sake of Utahns under the poverty line.

Utah Department of Workforce Services, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employment in Utah grew for January by an estimated 4.1%, adding 53,600 nonfarm payroll jobs compared to January 2014. 

Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County broke ground Friday on a new 288-unit Apartment Complex near historic Main Street in Magna. Local officials hope it will entice young families to live in the area.

Daybreak

The Daybreak community in South Jordan is joining the growing list of areas that offer 1 gigabit fiber internet service.

File: Utah Women and Leadership Project Graphic

A recent study by the Utah Women and Leadership Project has found that more than half of the women leaders surveyed said they had their greatest struggles with confidence during adolescence. The study results were released Monday.

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Salt Lake City’s Granary District will be in the spotlight Friday as students from Utah State University’s Architecture and Environmental Planning Department present their vision of that area’s future.

AAA claims 4.2 million members in the Northern California, Nevada, Utah Region alone.
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Roadside assistance company AAA announced plans Wednesday to open a new call center in Clearfield. The plans include hiring nearly 600 dispatchers and supervisors.

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Salt Lake City planners announced a proposal for a major reconstruction of Regent Street Tuesday on the east side of the new Eccles Theater. It would connect City Creek Center and the Gallivan Center at an estimated cost just over $10-million dollars.

Data is based on U.S. Census Bureau figures.
Bob Nelson

A new study has found that 18% of seniors in Utah over the next 15 years will retire with more debt than savings. That’s 1 in 5 Utahns who are likely to retire poor.

A Utah legislator is proposing a bill that would help fix the regulatory problems facing online HR company Zenefits.

Tim Slover

Utah business leaders gathered at the state Capitol today to announce their support of new funding for education and transportation throughout the state.

Hopkins points out the promotion of Utah, valued at $64 million dollars, that the Sundance Film Festival brings to the state. Randy Shumway, is the CEO Cicero Group, which conducts economic surveys for Utah-based Zions Bank.
Bob Nelson

Utahns’ consumer confidence continues to rise despite higher food, and utility costs. The positive outlook is being driven by the huge drops in gasoline prices according the Zions Bank Consumer Attitude Index numbers released Tuesday.

Utah State Fairpark

Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen has come to an agreement with the Utah State Fair Corporation to construct a new 8 thousand seat multi-use stadium.

A new study shows that Utah women make 70 cents for every dollar that men make, the fourth largest wage gap in the country.

Utah Department of Workforce Services, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

December employment numbers for Utah came out Friday. The Department of Workforce Services reports non-farm employment for the last month of 2014 grew by an estimated 3.9%.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

A group of Utah business leaders want to reduce pollution by encouraging more people to drive electric cars to work. They announced a new initiative at the state capitol Tuesday to help make that happen.

Brian Grimmett

The Utah based online retailer Overstock.com is now offering to pay its employees using the electronic currency, Bitcoin.

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Republican State Representative Curtis Oda of Clearfield says a current Utah law controlling alcohol sales at special events lacks clarity so he plans on running a bill to change that.

Iron County prosecutors are dropping charges against four animal rights activists filed under Utah’s controversial ag-gag law.

Utah Economic Review

A comprehensive new report on Utah’s economy says business is doing well at the beginning of 2015, and that bodes well for workers, too.

Sarah Jane Hardt

Four California activists are pleading not guilty to charges that they violated Utah’s controversial ag-gag law when they took pictures of a pig farm in Milford. They may be the first defendants prosecuted under the law.

SLC International Airport

Crowds that show up at the Salt Lake International Airport to greet returning missionaries and military personnel are increasing. That’s putting some additional stress on airport resources, security personnel, and airline passengers who just want to get their bags and leave the airport.

  

Officials with the Park City Planning Commission are preparing to review a request from Vail Resorts to build a gondola that will link The Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort. 

Photo courtesy Meat Processors Directory

The federal government is suing a meatpacking company, saying it discriminated against qualified job applicants at its plant in Hyrum, Utah. JBS USA based in Colorado is accused of discriminating against female, African-American, American Indian, as well as Caucasian applicants seeking entry-level jobs.

Brian Grimmett

Several legislators are now saying that they are considering legislation to address some of the regulatory issues facing the online HR company Zenefits.

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