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Ranchers and farmers in the Mountain West ship a lot of products overseas to China. Now the Trump administration is expected to hit China with $60 billion dollars worth of annual tariffs.

Last year China opened its doors to U.S. beef for the first time in more than a decade.

Montana ranchers jumped at the opportunity. They signed a multi-million dollar deal with a large Chinese company to sell beef.


The first Outdoor Retailer Show opens Thursday to a jam-packed Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Its new home follows a major falling out between outdoor industry groups and the state of Utah, including Utah Governor Gary Herbert.


NOTE: This story has been updated from original publish date. Two Northern Utah Ski Resorts are set to open the day before Thanksgiving according to Ski Utah, the trade group promoting Utah’s ski industry.

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Farmers and ranchers from across the state are gathering for the annual Utah Farm Bureau convention this week in Layton.

Snapchat Sets Up Shop In Silicon Slopes

Nov 9, 2017
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Snapchat has officially set up shop in Utah's Silicon Slopes.

Utahns Have More Money And They're Ready To Spend It

Oct 26, 2017

Utahans are spending more money, because they have more money. The Federal Bureau of Economic Analysis looked at primary expenses in the 50 states, what we’re buying, and how much it costs consumers. Results show Utah spent 6.2 percent more in the last year than the previous one.


Wine makers in northern California are assessing damage to their properties, though for one Park City-based vintner, their fruit was processed before the fires started.

Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation

There are many positives and very few negatives to a possible Winter Olympic bid for the 2026 games.

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After getting an economics degree from Brigham Young University, Chase Zenger got a job in Silicon Valley. He missed Utah, and a few years ago he moved back to Provo to work for big-data company Qualtrics. But Zenger says he just wasn’t getting the opportunities he wanted to advance his career.  

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The U.S. Department of Justice is ordering Utah-based Young Living Essential Oils to pay $760,000 for illegally trafficking tree oil from South America.

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Matt Pinnell works for SilencerCo, one of the largest manufacturers of suppressors based in West Valley City. He’s conducting a sound test at a nearby shooting range to demonstrate the difference in noise levels with and without a silencer.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Utah "Ag-Gag" Law

Jul 10, 2017

On Friday a federal judge ruled that Utah’s so-called “ag-gag” law is unconstitutional.


New research out of Brigham Young University shows that when advertising focuses on what a consumer can touch and taste, they’re more likely to want what’s being sold as soon as possible.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

Envision Utah

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.

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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.