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  • Nevada gambling revenue inches upward in July Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Nevada gambling revenue rose less than 1 percent in July compared with the same month last year, with nearly a 5 percent gain on the Las Vegas Strip offsetting declines in Reno, Stateline on Lake Tahoe's south shore, and Wendover on the Utah line, the state Gambling Control Board reported Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- Bitcoin is catching on at U.S. online merchants including Overstock.com and Expedia, as customers use a digital currency that just a few years ago was virtually unknown but is now showing some staying power.

  • Skiing in Park City this winter? Hold those plans Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    A legal fight between two companies that own different ends of the Park City ski resort mountain could mean no winter season this year.

  • Immigration could set stage for big U.S. budget showdown Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Conservatives in the U.S. Congress who object to President Barack Obama's immigration policies are threatening to tie a must-pass budget bill to the issue, making for a possible showdown in September and raising the specter of a government shutdown. One year ago, Congress faced a similar task.

  • Utah approves winery in town with polygamous sect Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— A town on the Utah- Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect moved closer to opening its first commercial winery, a new venture and a signal of yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from mainstream Mormon teachings.

  • 10 things to know about corporate inversions Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Burger King plans to become is the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain.

  • UPDATE 1-Blackstone-backed Vivint Solar files for IPO Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    Aug 26- Blackstone Group LP- backed solar-energy provider Vivint Solar Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Tuesday for an initial public offering of common stock. Provo, Utah based-Vivint Solar was launched in 2011 and has become the second-largest installer of residential solar panels in the United States, after SolarCity Corp..

  • Fairchild Semiconductor cutting 1,350 jobs Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 12:58 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Chip supplier Fairchild Semiconductor is eliminating about 1,350 jobs in the U.S. and Asia— about 15 percent of its total workforce— to reduce costs. Fairchild said it will take charges of $36 million in restructuring and $25 million in depreciation, but the closures are expected to save Fairchild $45 million to $55 million a year.

  • US rig count down 17 to 1,896 Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:04 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell 17 this week to 1,896.. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Kansas gained two rigs while Arkansas, Louisiana, West Virginia and Wyoming each rose by one.

  • Woman who drank lye-tainted tea suffers nightmares Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    Jim Harding says his wife, Jan Harding, woke up frightened in the middle of the night this week in the burn unit of a Salt Lake City hospital after dreaming about going to a restaurant and ordering the drink that made her say, "I think I drank acid."

  • Lawyer: Utah restaurant had other chemical burn Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— The attorney for a woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking tea laced with a chemical cleaning compound at a Utah restaurant said Thursday an employee at the eatery burned herself a month earlier on the same substance.

  • Mormon school removes gay-marriage cards at store Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Greeting cards celebrating same-sex marriages turned up at the Brigham Young University bookstore Tuesday. "were quickly removed when bookstore staff at the Utah university discovered them after photos surfaced online.

  • Eatery that served toxic tea had labeling citation Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:19 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— A Utah restaurant where a woman unknowingly drank iced tea mixed with chemicals, and nearly died, was cited seven months earlier for improper food labeling. County officials issued seven violations to Dickey's Barbecue in South Jordan following a January inspection, Salt Lake County Health Department records show.

  • Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 3:55 PM ET

    The audit by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration says the IRS needs to do a better job policing the tax.

  • Arches, Canyonlands national parks ban drones Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 3:55 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Drones are now officially banned in Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah. The agency's office in Moab, Utah, announced the rule in the two Utah parks Monday. Two large national parks, Grand Canyon in Arizona and Zion in Utah, have already changed their rules to ban drones.

  • Witness video sought in Utah nightclub shooting Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 3:08 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Authorities investigating a weekend shooting that injured six people at a crowded Salt Lake City nightclub said Monday they are hoping someone took video that will help them identify the gunmen.

  • Prosecutor to decide on charges in toxic tea case Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— The police agency investigating how an industrial cleaning solution ended up in a woman's iced tea at a Utah restaurant, badly burning her throat, is forwarding its findings to prosecutors to determine if anyone should be charged. No arrests will be made until Salt Lake County Attorney Sim Gill reviews the investigation, South Jordan Cpl.

  • Unemployment rises in most US states in July Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    The Labor Department said Monday that unemployment rates fell in eight states in July and were unchanged in 12. At the same time, hiring rose in 36 states, fell in 13, and was unchanged in Iowa. Mississippi had the highest unemployment rate in July, at 8 percent, its first month with the highest since the 2008-2009 Great Recession.

  • Aug 6- U.S. refiner HollyFrontier Corp reported a better-than-expected profit for the third quarter in a row and said it expects higher margins from turning crude oil into other fuels and asphalt in the current quarter. The operator of refineries in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah has typically benefited from easy access to cheap U.S. shale crude.

  • Aug 6- U.S. refiner HollyFrontier Corp reported a fall in profit for the second quarter as its refining margins slumped 28 percent after a runup in U.S. crude oil prices. HollyFrontier, which operates refineries in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah, usually benefits from access to cheap U.S. shale crude.