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  • SALT LAKE CITY— In a story Jan. 23 about avalanche rescue equipment, The Associated Press reported erroneously the purpose of Avatech's new snow probe. SALT LAKE CITY— As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they've put a special...

  • Medicaid, firing squads on agenda for Utah Legislature Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 11:01 AM ET

    Utah leaders are grappling with how they'll help thousands of poor Utah residents get health coverage under Medicaid, in what's expected to be one of the most hotly debated issues of the session. In Utah, that's about 90,000 people. Rather than having more people on Medicaid, Utah Gov.

  • More privacy sought for Obama healthcare website Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 6:15 AM ET
    HealthCare.gov website seen on Nov. 12, 2014.

    The Obama administration may need to make still more changes to protect consumer privacy on the government's health insurance website.

  • WASHINGTON— The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates. The Associated Press reported last week that details such as consumers' income and tobacco use were going to private companies with a commercial...

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Twenty-eight oil companies and retailers have agreed to settle litigation claiming customers were knowingly overcharged when gas station fuel temperatures rose, plaintiffs announced Friday. Federal officials earlier consolidated about 50 lawsuits filed since 2006 from consumers across the country in the U.S. District Court in Kansas...

  • At this week's Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City— which draws an estimated 22,000 people— the latest in rescue beacons, air bags and snow probes are on display. Evolving technology and a more research is driving the improved products, said Bruce Tremper, Director of the Forest Service Utah Avalanche Center. "This does not replace good thinking, sound judgment...

  • WASHINGTON— Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal information from the government's health insurance website to private companies with a commercial interest in the data. The administration made the changes to HealthCare.gov after The Associated Press reported...

  • WASHINGTON— Union membership in the United States is down slightly, accounting for just over 11 percent of the workforce last year, the Labor Department reported Friday. The department's Bureau of Labor Statistics said public-sector workers have the highest union membership rate at nearly 36 percent. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka cited "major...

  • PARK CITY, Utah— An Academy Award nomination is an incomparable stamp of approval for any film— and for an indie feature coming out of the Sundance Film Festival, in some cases, it's a downright miracle. "Because filmmakers, studios, producers are seeing a lot of Oscar movies begin to come out of Sundance, I think they're looking at Sundance as a strategy to put the...

  • Budget Chairman promises GOP plan to balance in decade Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:12 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The new Republican chairman of the Senate Budget Committee said Thursday that he'll try to pass a fiscal blueprint this spring that will promise a balanced budget by the end of 10 years. But Enzi wouldn't say what he hopes to do with special budget legislation that can overcome a Democratic filibuster in the Senate. Enzi promised to pass such a...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt on Thursday slammed Utah's push to seize control of federal lands as a radical measure that threatens the outdoor recreation industry, which brings a lucrative gear show to the state twice a year. Babbitt's remarks are the latest indication Utah's political posturing on the issue could affect its...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— Mitt Romney launched his last campaign for president at a New Hampshire farm, relied upon a New Hampshire victory to fuel his strategy to win the nomination and even posed the photos of his last family Christmas card on the shores of a New Hampshire lake where he still owns a home. But whatever home-field advantage the Republican Party's 2012 nominee...

  • The Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase ranked 300 major cities worldwide for economic performance last year.

  • Romney says climate change presents a big challenge to US Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:52 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Mitt Romney says one of the biggest challenges facing the country is climate change and that global solutions are needed to combat it. In a speech to an investment management conference Wednesday night in Salt Lake City, the Republican nominee for president in 2012 said that more needs to be done to deal with poverty in America.

  • Reports: Google planning to sell wireless phone service Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 9:35 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Google is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday. If everything falls into place, Google Inc. could offer discounted wireless data plans that would pressure other major carriers to offer better deals and services or risk losing...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 21- Most U.S. states expect to hit their revenue targets this fiscal year, but at least six states say they could fall short, the National Conference of State Legislatures said on Wednesday. Alaska, Arizona, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Vermont all expect to miss their revenue forecasts, according to the report. New Mexico and Indiana are...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Two brothers of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs can cite their religion in refusing to answer some questions about suspected child labor violations on a Utah pecan farm, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Nephi and Lyle Jeffs, considered high-ranking sect members, testified in a Salt Lake City courtroom that the doctrine of The...

  • LONDON, Jan 21- The eight states at the heart of the American shale oil revolution all grew faster than the U.S. national average over the last decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, underscoring the importance of oil production to the U.S. economy. North Dakota's private industry achieved a spectacular CAGR of 7.4 percent while Wyoming, Utah and...

  • BOISE, Idaho— President Barack Obama is headed to Idaho for the first time since a 2008 campaign stop and could touch on anything from tax reform to immigration, depending on Tuesday's State of the Union address. Idaho is just one of four states the president has yet to visit in his six years in office. The last time a sitting president visited Idaho was in 2005, when...

  • DENVER— Two environmentalist groups filed suit Tuesday seeking stronger protection for a bird found only in Colorado and Utah, reaching that legal step ahead of state officials who counter the federal government already has gone too far. The Center for Biological Diversity and the Western Watersheds Project said in court papers that the U.S. Fish and...