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  • Panel rejects new fee for solar homes in Utah Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 5:30 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Advocates of renewable energy are hailing the rejection of Rocky Mountain Power's request for a new fee for residential rooftop solar panels in Utah. "What a bright day for Utah's future," said Sarah Wright, executive director of Utah Clean Energy.

  • 50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    The repeal movement drew support from tea party groups, but Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, a Republican, blocked the bills with the support of one of the state's most powerful business groups, the Business Council of Alabama.

  • US rig count up 18 to 1,914 Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 3:51 PM ET

    Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained 12 rigs, Pennsylvania gained five, Oklahoma gained four and Colorado and Alaska each gained one. Kansas lost three rigs and Arkansas, Ohio and West Virginia each lost one. California, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A top federal water administrator said Friday that several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and over-allocated Colorado River basin.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 5- Vivint Inc, the home security and solar-energy provider owned by private equity firm Blackstone Group LP, has confidentially filed for an initial public offering of its solar business, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • July 29- Chemical maker Huntsman Corp's quarterly profit more than doubled, driven by higher prices and increased demand for chemicals used in foam insulation and refrigeration. Huntsman, which bought Rockwood Holdings Inc's pigments business for $1.1 billion, said it expects to secure final approval for the deal by the end of the current quarter.

  • WASHINGTON, July 22- Immediate government action is needed to stop U.S. corporations from avoiding federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas through deals known as inversions, the head of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee said on Tuesday.