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Utah flu hospitalizations double in less than 3 weeks

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State health officials say the number of hospitalizations in Utah due to the flu has more than doubled in less than three weeks.


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The Latest: Utah lawmakers OK free-range parenting bill

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a Utah plan to specifically legalize free-range parenting (all times local): 3:27 p.m. A panel of Utah lawmakers has approved a proposal aimed at ensuring parents aren’t investigated for letting their kids do things like walk to school or play outside alone,...


Business

The Latest: Trump to tell Davos the US 'open for business'

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DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 11:20 p.m. President Donald Trump plans to meet with world leaders, dine with business executives and declare America “open for business” during his trip to the Davos summit. White House...


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Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 26,246.19 Low: 26,143.90 Close: 26,210.81 Change: —3.79 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2839.13 +6.16 NYSE Index: 13,474.11 +3.74 Nasdaq Composite Index: 7460.29 +52.26 NYSE Amer Composite: 2742.36 +26.42 Russell 2000 Index: 1610.71 +5.54 Wilshire 5000 TotalMkt:...


Business

Elon Musk's pay deal could theoretically be worth $55.8 billion - but he could also get

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Tesla outlined a potentially massive - and massively unconventional - compensation plan for its unorthodox CEO on Tuesday, setting a series of ambitious growth targets that, if various conditions are met, could theoretically net Elon Musk as much as $55.8 billion over...


Business

Kimberly-Clark, maker of Kleenex and Huggies, says tax bill helps fund plan that includes

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In the weeks since the GOP tax bill went into effect, numerous U.S. companies promised to pass their savings on to workers through bonuses and salary increases. But Kimberly-Clark, the Dallas-based maker of Kleenex, Huggies, Kotex and other consumer products, plans to...


Business

How to fix Uber's problems in 6 not-so-easy steps

(c) 2018, Bloomberg View. Thanks to Eric Newcomer and Brad Stone in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, we now know that Travis Kalanick’s departure as chief executive of Uber Technologies was “a lot weirder and darker than you thought.” Thanks to a recent story in the technology website The Information, we...


Business

Tech and consumer-focused companies rise; Netflix leaps

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NEW YORK (AP) — Technology and consumer-focused companies led U.S. stocks to more records Tuesday. Netflix, at the center of both groups, soared after saying it gained more than 8 million subscribers at the end of 2017. Bond prices rose and yields fell after the Bank of Japan said it isn’t cutting...


Business

Hope, fear as Puerto Rico moves to privatize power company

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One of the largest public utilities in the U.S. might soon be up for sale, but many wonder who would want to buy a power company that is worth roughly half of the $9 billion debt it holds and has an infrastructure nearly three times older than the industry average....


Politics

As Gibson police probe continues, Utah DNR head remains supportive

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The DNR Executive Director said a $20-million flood-mitigation effort abutting property co-owned by Weber County Commissioner Kerry Gibson is rumored to be involved in a police investigation. He said he doesn’t believe any wrongdoing happened. 


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