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  • Franklin Covey misses Street 2Q forecasts Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 4:42 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY _ Franklin Covey Co. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $427,000. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 11 cents per share. Franklin Covey shares have declined nearly 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Sportsman's Warehouse tops 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 4:39 PM ET

    MIDVALE, Utah _ Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $3.2 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 21 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in April, Sportsman's Warehouse said it expects revenue in the range of $140 million to...

  • US gives threatened status to northern long-eared bat Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 11:06 AM ET

    DETROIT— The federal government said Wednesday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has been nearly wiped out in some areas by the spread of a fungal disease. "Bats are a critical component of our nation's ecology and economy," U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe said in a statement.

  • SAN DIEGO— With the American Pharmacists Association taking a stance this week, the medical community is now united in its opposition to playing any role in capital punishment killings. "What happens in the course of an execution can be extremely ugly and excruciatingly painful," said Cheryl Pilate, a Kansas City, Missouri, attorney who has represented two...

  • A look at top car, truck speed limits across the US Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:59 AM ET

    Nearly all truck tires have been built for a maximum sustained speed of 75 mph since the middle of last decade, when drivers across the vast majority of the U.S. were allowed to go no faster than 65 or 70 mph. But 14 states, mainly west of the Mississippi River, now have speed limits of 75, 80, even 85 mph in part of Texas. Here is a look at the top speed limits for cars in...

  • The policy adopted by American Pharmacists Association delegates at their annual meeting Monday makes an ethical stand against providing such drugs, saying they run contrary to the role of pharmacists as health care providers. "Now there is unanimity among all health professions in the United States who represent anybody who might be asked to be involved in...

  • But 14 states, mainly west of the Mississippi River, now have speed limits of 75, 80, even 85 mph in part of Texas. "It's a recipe for disaster," said James Perham, president of Extreme Transportation Corp., an automobile-hauling company near San Diego that filed a complaint with regulators about Michelin tires after seven blowouts caused an estimated $20,000 to...

  • US pharmacist group moves to block execution drugs Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 6:44 PM ET
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    A national pharmacists' group has adopted a policy discouraging its members from providing death-penalty drugs.

  • The declaration approved by American Pharmacists Association delegates at their annual meeting held in San Diego this year says the practice of providing lethal-injection drugs is contrary to the role of pharmacists as health care providers. "Now there is unanimity among all health professions in the United States who represent anybody who might be asked...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— A former FBI agent accused of trying to derail a Utah investigation into an alleged defense contractor kickback scheme was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday. Prosecutors say that in exchange for promised riches, now-retired New York counterintelligence agent Robert Lustyik Jr. created a dossier of fabricated interviews with former...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— President Barack Obama is scheduled to make his first visit to Utah as president this week, the White House announced Monday. White House spokesman Eric Schultz said the president will travel to Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah on Friday to speak about the economy. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, a Democrat, said he has been encouraging the...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— A pipeline project intended to bring billions of gallons of water a year to a drought-stricken section of eastern New Mexico represents a lifeline to parched communities that are quickly running out of water. Others call for piping water from Lake Powell to southeastern Utah and for taking water from Wyoming across Colorado's Front Range...

  • HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 21 this week to 1,048 amid falling oil prices. Houston- based Baker Hughes said Friday 813 rigs were seeking oil and 233 exploring for natural gas. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Alaska, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas each...

  • LINCOLN, Neb.— Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate of 2.7 percent last month was the lowest in the country, a state report showed Friday. The Nebraska Labor Department report said the February rate was seven-tenths of a point under the February 2014 rate of 3.4 percent and remained well under the new national average rate of 5.5 percent.

  • Superior Drilling Products posts 4Q loss Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 7:39 AM ET

    VERNAL, Utah _ Superior Drilling Products Inc. on Friday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $150,000, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Vernal, Utah- based company said it had a loss of 1 cent per share. Keywords: Superior Drilling Products, Earnings Report.

  • House Roll Call: Republicans approve conservative budget Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:19 PM ET

    The 228-199 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed a conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare. Republicans— Aderholt, Y; Brooks, Y; Byrne, Y; Palmer, Y; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y. Republicans— Crawford, N; Hill, Y;...

  • Critics worry firing squad law will tarnish Utah's image Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 2:44 AM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Utah lawmakers say they took a pragmatic approach in approving the firing squad as a form of execution if lethal-injection drugs aren't available. But critics say bringing back the firing squad in Utah— the only state to use the method in the past 40 years— could tarnish the state's image with visitors. Tourism is big business in Utah, home to...

  • HealthEquity tops Street 4Q forecasts Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 4:21 PM ET

    DRAPER, Utah _ HealthEquity Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $1.4 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 2 cents per share. HealthEquity expects full-year earnings in the range of 28 cents to 30 cents per share, with revenue in the range of $117 million to $121 million.

  • WASHINGTON— Federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.5 billion in unpaid taxes last year, a $200 million increase over the previous year, the IRS said Tuesday. The IRS compiles data each year on unpaid taxes by federal workers. Tax compliance at the IRS is generally better than at other federal agencies in part because the IRS cannot share information about...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Salt Lake City will soon join a handful of U.S. cities in offering high-speed internet service through Google Fiber. He said they don't yet have a definitive pricing structure, but expect to offer service similar to what currently exists in Provo. He said Google chose the city because it has a "thriving tech community" and is a natural extension from...