• Overstock posts 1Q profit Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 4:13 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY _ Overstock.com Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $2.7 million. On a per-share basis, the Salt Lake City- based company said it had net income of 11 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 22 to 932 Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    Houston- based Baker Hughes said Friday 703 rigs were seeking oil and 225 explored for natural gas. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas lost 19 rigs; North Dakota lost five; Oklahoma was down three; and Alaska, New Mexico and West Virginia each lost one. Louisiana gained two rigs, while Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas and Pennsylvania each gained...

  • Merit Medical posts 1Q profit Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:51 PM ET

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah _ Merit Medical Systems Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $5.2 million. Merit Medical shares have climbed 11 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Merit Medical, Earnings Report.

  • Utah Medical posts 1Q profit Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 9:18 AM ET

    MIDVALE, Utah _ Utah Medical Products Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $2.7 million. The Midvale, Utah- based company said it had net income of 71 cents per share. Keywords: Utah Medical Products, Earnings Report.

  • Obama's trade agenda draws Republican support in House Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:21 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— House Republicans pushed White House- backed trade legislation toward committee approval on Thursday despite strong objections by Democrats demanding stronger labor and environmental standards as well as a ban on currency manipulation by Asian nations. With the GOP in the majority, there was no doubt the measure would clear the Ways and Means...

  • Illness on flight diverted to New York 'a big mystery' Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:20 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— A passenger on the SkyWest flight to Connecticut that made an emergency landing in New York on Wednesday described a lack of air in the cabin and shortness of breath as three others on board lost consciousness, but the airline said an inspection on the ground found no mechanical faults. The flight, carrying 75 passengers, departed from O'Hare...

  • CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.— A SkyWest airlines flight to Connecticut was diverted, descended steeply and made an emergency landing in New York on Wednesday after a passenger lost consciousness. A SkyWest spokeswoman said one passenger aboard Flight 5622, operating as United Express, lost consciousness and the pilots rapidly descended "out of an abundance of caution."

  • Frontier to add 350 jobs in Rochester area over 3 years Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 9:16 AM ET

    ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Frontier Communications says it plans to add as many as 350 new jobs over the next three years at its suburban Rochester call center. The hiring was necessitated by the acquisition this year of Verizon's telephone landlines in Florida, California and Texas, resulting in more customers using the company's new wireline assets.

  • WASHINGTON— Emotional disagreements over trade erupted in Congress on Wednesday, when a liberal senator delayed a committee's likely endorsement of a top trade priority for President Barack Obama. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a fierce opponent of the trade legislation, invoked a Senate scheduling rule to delay the committee's actions for hours.

  • The statement follows a story by The Associated Press last month revealing that most big truck tires aren't designed to go over 75 mph. Texas, Wyoming, Utah and South Dakota have limits of 80 or higher. Transportation Department documents show the rule has been stalled in Secretary Anthony Foxx's office since August.

  • Zions beats 1Q profit forecasts Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 4:15 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY _ Zions Bancorp on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $75.3 million. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 36 cents per share. Nine analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $553.5 million.

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Utah woman gets up to life in prison in deaths of 6 newborns whose bodies were found in garage.

  • SALT LAKE CITY— A Utah man has been arrested after authorities say a hidden video camera in the home where he was staying captured him violently beating a cat. Authorities say 19- year-old Jordan Lindquist of Saratoga Springs was taken into custody Friday on a felony animal cruelty charge. The Associated Press couldn't verify whether Lindquist had a listed...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- If the U.S. Supreme Court blows up the tax subsidies at the heart of Obamacare in June, Republicans hope to deliver on their promise to offer an alternative healthcare plan. Two front-running Republican options at an early stage in Congress include a refundable tax credit that experts say is virtually the same thing as the Obamacare tax...

  • US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 34 to 954 Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 7:50 PM ET

    Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 34 this week to 954 amid depressed oil prices. Houston- based Baker Hughes said Friday 734 rigs were seeking oil and 217 explored for natural gas. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas plummeted by 15 rigs; Oklahoma was down six;...

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama on Friday defended his pursuit of a sweeping trade pact as good for American workers in a global economy, dismissing fierce opposition from his own party as a "ratification of the status quo." Sander Levin, the senior Democrat of House Ways and Means Committee, declared he was "out to defeat" the legislation because, he said, it would...

  • Top US lawmakers strike deal to fast-track trade deals Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 2:41 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Top congressional lawmakers struck a long-sought, bipartisan agreement Thursday for the broadest trade policy pact in years, allowing President Barack Obama to negotiate trade accords for Congress' review and move forward with talks on a sweeping partnership with Pacific nations. Obama quickly said he will sign the bill if Congress passes it.

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— The creator of powdered alcohol is furiously trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores. But first, Phillips must convince skeptical lawmakers from Hawaii to Maine, who are working frantically to keep powdered alcohol off limits. Mick Devin, a Democrat who introduced a bill to ban...

  • Contact lens makers sue Utah over anti-price fixing law Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 3:10 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— The nation's largest contact lens manufacturers have sued Utah over a new law that critics say was written at the behest of Utah- based discount retailer 1-800- Contacts. The law comes amid an increasingly bitter fight between manufacturers like Johnson& Johnson and Bausch& Lomb and discount retailers over the prices of contact lenses.

  • West Yellowstone, Montana, to get jet service in June Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:05 PM ET

    WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont.— SkyWest Airlines has announced it will soon offer jet flights between West Yellowstone, Montana, and Salt Lake City to connect passengers with Delta flights. SkyWest already operates flights on propeller planes for Delta Connection to and from West Yellowstone. SkyWest spokeswoman McKinnley Mattson says the flights on the 50- seat...