Business & Labor

Salt Lake Tribune Sold To Huntsman Family

Apr 20, 2016
Brian Grimmett

Digital First Media has sold the Salt Lake Tribune to Paul Huntsman, son of billionaire businessman Jon Huntsman Sr.

Courtesy Domo

The CEO of one of Utah’s largest tech start-ups Domo made a major announcement this week.

Bob Nelson

A bill to restrict employers’ ability to require employees to sign a non-compete agreement is suddenly drawing the attention of a large number of business owners and employee rights advocates.

Paid Family Leave Bill Held for Further Study

Feb 18, 2016
Andrea Smardon / KUER

A bill that would provide paid parental leave to state employees may not make it to a vote this legislative session.

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association

Utah-born rodeo legend Lewis Feild died this week of pancreatic cancer.

Committee Puts A Hold On Zion Curtain Bill

Feb 16, 2016
Brian Grimmett

Members of the Utah Senate Business and Labor Committee voted Tuesday to put several alcohol related bills on hold, including one that would remove the so-called “Zion Curtain” from restaurants.

Thomas van Ardenne via Creative Commons

Republican Utah Senator Todd Weiler is sponsoring legislation that would improve working conditions for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. But he says Utah will probably not lead out on the issue of paid parental leave.

Salt Lake City International Airport and HOK

The Salt Lake City International Airport is offering a new premium parking service that travelers can reserve online in advance of their airport visit.

Utah Department of Commerce Warns Against Scams

Jan 4, 2016

The Utah Division of Consumer Protection is warning Utahns to be on the lookout for some major scams in 2016.

Disney-ABC Television Group

The Utah Film Commission works to promote the state as a destination for TV and movie productions. In 2015, 23 projects finished production in the state, including a network television series. The commission is now trying to keep that momentum in the year to come.

Brian Grimmett

Several winter snow storms in December have been a welcome sight for Utah ski resorts and supporting businesses.

Brian Grimmett

Tens of Thousands of people will be traveling through the Salt Lake City International Airport this holiday season and airport crews will work overtime to keep flights moving, even during the worst winter storms.

Utah Department of Workforce Services

Utah Department of Workforce Services November job numbers out Friday show 8 of 10 private sector industry groups added workers compared to last year.

Utah Foundation

Utah companies can’t find enough qualified workers to fill the ranks according to a new report from the non-partisan research group Utah Foundation.

How The Interest Rate Increase Affects Utahns

Dec 16, 2015

The Federal Reserve has announced an increase to short-term interest rates, but what does the move mean for Utahns?

Utah Named #1 Go To Destination For 2016

Dec 8, 2015
Brian Grimmett

Fodor’s Travel has named Utah their number one go to destination for 2016

Andrea Smardon / KUER

This time of year, many Utahns are giving away food to help those in need. But that need is there all year round. One in seven households in Utah struggled with hunger last year. Food insecurity persists in the Beehive State in spite of its robust economy and charitable citizens.

Zions Bank, Cicero Group

The latest Consumer Attitude Index survey released by Zions Bank shows consumer confidence is high, but hasn’t increased in November as the holiday shopping season gets underway.

Local Retailers Encourage Utahns to Shift Spending

Nov 24, 2015
Andrea Smardon / KUER

Economists are predicting that US holiday spending will be 3.7 percent higher this year compared to last year. There are efforts underway in Utah to get consumers to shift some of that spending to local businesses.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

On Tuesday morning, Governor Gary Herbert spared one locally-raised turkey from becoming Thanksgiving dinner. But this is a story about a local poultry producer who is not allowed to sell any turkeys this year, because state regulators don’t approve of his methods.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

Rio Tinto Kennecott is reducing its workforce in Utah. Company officials say the layoffs have to do with the low price of metals.

Brian Grimmett

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is making retailers pull nearly 700 jackets from their stores after discovering the coats are mislabeled.

Brian Grimmett

Salt Lake City officials and developers broke ground for the new Central Ninth Market at 153 West 9th South Wednesday.

LHM Sports and Entertainment, Vivint

Larry H. Miller Sports and Entertainment officials announced Monday a name change for the home of the Utah Jazz.

Ready or Not, EMV Credit Cards Thrust Onto Retailers

Sep 30, 2015
Flickr: Creative Commons

Starting Thursday retailers across the country will need to be able to accept a new kind of credit card, or they could be liable for fraudulent charges. 

Bob Nelson

The Wasatch Front Consumer Attitude Index slumped in September but not as much as expected. The CAI decreased 1.2 points to 110.0 for the month.

Salt Lake City International Airport and HOK

Salt Lake City Airport officials have released the first renderings of the redesigned airport, giving the public its first taste of what’s to come.

Boeing Completes Important Stage in Utah Expansion

Sep 25, 2015
Brian Grimmett

The very first Utah built horizontal stabilizer for the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is on its way to final assembly. The event is a major milestone in the expansion of Boeing’s manufacturing capabilities in the state.

Judy Fahys/KUER

Fall is here and that usually means that farmers markets are beginning to close. But the crowds and the harvests are so big this year that the Ogden Farmers Market is extending its season.

In fact, it’s been a record summer for the farmers market at Ogden’s historic 25th Street. More than 100,000 people have already come out to buy local honey, baked goods, produce and crafts this year, so organizers have decided to keep it open through October 10.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Utah Department of Workforce Services released its employment numbers for August on Friday.

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