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  • SALT LAKE CITY— After observing an increasing interest in the use of bitcoin, a Utah lawmaker is asking the state to study the feasibility of accepting the digital currency. Marc Roberts, R- Santaquin, made the case to a House committee on Tuesday that the state should make sure it understands how bitcoin works and determine whether it is a valid payment method for...

  • State-by-state breakdown of used cars with open recalls Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports to dealers and car buyers, searched recalls and state registration databases and found that more than 46 million cars are on U.S. roads with recalled parts that have yet to be repaired. Here is a state-by-state breakdown of cars with unfixed recalls in 2014:. Source: Study of 2014 state registration data by...

  • Utah Senate gives early OK to governor's Medicaid plan Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:01 AM ET

    Gary Herbert's proposal to expand Medicaid passed a key test Tuesday afternoon as Utah's Republican-controlled Senate voted to give an initial approval of the plan. After an hour-long debate, the Senate voted 21-8 to advance the plan for a final vote in the chamber, which is expected to happen Wednesday. Final approval in the Senate would send the measure to the...

  • Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent letters Monday to four manufacturers, in Long Island, California and Utah, demanding detailed ingredient and quality control information on every herbal supplement they sell in New York state. The companies' products include the store-brand supplements Schneiderman ordered off the shelves at Walmart, Walgreen's,...

  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Sen. Hatch prepping health plan Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 2:49 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch is backing a Supreme Court challenge to one of the keystones of President Barack Obama's health care law. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments next week in a case by conservatives and Republicans that says many subsidies the law provides for millions of people are unconstitutional.

  • WASHINGTON— After years of a Washington dispute over investment advice, the Obama administration is proposing tougher restrictions on brokers who manage Americans' retirement accounts. The Labor Department will put forward the proposal, making it available for public comment for several months. About $4.5 trillion sat in 401 retirement accounts as of last...

  • Transportation Commission approves 8 Wyoming contracts Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 12:08 PM ET

    CHEYENNE, Wyo.— The Wyoming Transportation Commission has awarded contracts totaling $29.5 million for eight projects around the state, including two highway projects to be funded through a 10- cent increase in the state fuel tax. Riverside Contracting of Missoula, Montana, submitted the low bid of $16.3 million for the I-25 project. Pavement improvement is...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— A federal appeals court has ruled a Colorado couple can sue Jack Nicklaus over an alleged misrepresentation of the golf legend's membership role in a $3.5 billion southern Utah luxury golf resort that went bankrupt in 2009 before it could open. But a three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a Thursday ruling, said the Donners...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 22- The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States rose 13 cents in the past two weeks, bringing it up 26 cents since prices bottomed out after a nine-month slide ended in January, according to the Lundberg survey released on Sunday. "It was dropping dramatically for nine months straight and then it hit bottom, and now it's up 26 cents since...

  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average price of a regular gallon of gas jumped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.33, repeating the hike seen two weeks prior for a total 26 cents rise in the last month. In Southern California, prices also rose following an explosion at ExxonMobil's Torrance refinery. Los Angeles saw prices jump more than 35 cents making it the highest-price...

  • Company plans to resume work at Arizona uranium mine Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    The move by Energy Fuels Resources Inc. comes amid a lawsuit challenging the Canyon Mine on national forest land about six miles southeast of Tusayan. Energy Fuels is an intervener in the case. The court previously declined a request from the plaintiffs to keep Energy Fuels from doing any more drilling to reach the body of ore until the case was resolved.

  • DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah— A unique chamber designed to improve the nation's readiness against biological warfare has debuted at a U.S. Army facility in Utah. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday for the system, which represents a $39 million investment for the Department of Defense. Ronald Fizer, told the Deseret News.

  • WASHINGTON— Several Republican governors are urging GOP congressional leaders to stand firm next week in opposing legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security if it doesn't also overturn President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. Governors in both parties meeting in Washington this weekend warned of economic and security...

  • US rig count decreases 48 to 1,310 Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 1:46 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 by 48 this week to 1,310 amid depressed oil prices. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas' count fell by 22, Oklahoma lost 16, North Dakota and Wyoming each lost four, Alaska lost three, Colorado lost two and California and Utah...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Cyclists who want to grab a quick taco or hamburger while cruising through Salt Lake City may soon find that the state has restricted their two-wheeled meals. Since September, Salt Lake City has required restaurants to open drive-thru lanes to cyclists if the restaurant lobby is closed. A spokesman for the Salt Lake City police department said...

  • Extra Space Storage reports 4Q results Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 7:54 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY _ Extra Space Storage Inc. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The Salt Lake City- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $84.2 million, or 68 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of...

  • InContact reports 4Q loss Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 6:12 PM ET

    MIDVALE, Utah _ InContact Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $5.6 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 13 cents per share. InContact expects full-year results to range from a loss of 17 cents per share to a loss of 12 cents per share, with revenue in the range of $205 million to $210...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 19- Elliot Management Corp. and Omega Advisors Inc. are among activist hedge funds buying stakes in North American oil and gas producers whose stock has fallen because of weaknesses exposed by the collapse of energy prices. This month Citigroup cut its crude price forecasts, saying West Texas Intermediate could go as low as $20 a barrel before...

  • Questar misses 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 5:57 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY _ Questar Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $62.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 38 cents per share. Questar shares have decreased slightly more than 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Huntsman reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 6:21 AM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY _ Huntsman Corp. on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $38 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Salt Lake City- based company said it had a loss of 16 cents. Analysts expected $2.97 billion, according to Zacks.