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  • Montana was omitted from the list, which also includes Alabama, Mississippi, Nevada, Wyoming, and Utah. The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a Ferris wheel accident in Tennessee this summer have led to renewed demands for tighter inspection rules for amusement rides. The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a...

  • WASHINGTON— Members of Congress are demanding more information on why the price for lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed. Charles Grassley, R- Iowa, wrote Mylan, the company that manufactures the devices, and asked for more information on why the prices have increased. Two other senators, Democrats Mark Warner of Virginia and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut,...

  • The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a Ferris wheel accident that injured three little girls at a county fair in Tennessee this summer have focused attention on what safety experts say is an alarming truth about amusement rides: How closely they are regulated varies greatly from state to state. Twenty-nine deaths on amusement rides...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— The utopic communities envisioned by a wealthy Mormon businessman near religious landmarks in Utah and Vermont would feature small homes clustered around community gardens and focus on walkability to reduce the need for cars. David Hall's effort to build sustainable communities is years away from reality but took a hit this week when the...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 406 rigs sought oil and 83 explored for natural gas this week. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained eight rigs, Pennsylvania was up two and Louisiana, Oklahoma and West Virginia added one each. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Ohio, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • CHEYENNE, Wyo.— A federal judge in Wyoming was wrong to block rules for hydraulic fracturing on federal land, a group of law professors and lawyers for the federal government said in new court documents. District Judge Scott Skavdahl of Casper ruled in June that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management lacks the authority to regulate fracking— a technique of injecting...

  • A third prison company, Management and Training Corp., is a private company. The company was founded in 1983, went public in 1986 and was listed on the NYSE in 1994. The company went public in 1994 and was listed on the NYSE in 1996..

  • MIDVALE, Utah _ Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $8.3 million. For the current quarter ending in November, Sportsman's Warehouse expects its per-share earnings to range from 23 cents to 26 cents. Sportsman's Warehouse expects full-year earnings in the range of 70 cents to 76 cents per share, with...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Federal prosecutors filed an antitrust case Wednesday against a Salt Lake City- based company that's part of a little-known industry specializing in tracking down heirs to unclaimed inheritances. Kemp& Associates Inc. and executive Daniel Mannix are accused in an indictment of conspiring with other companies for more than 14 years so they...

  • NEWARK VALLEY, N.Y.— The images of Mario, Luigi and friends have been carved into the fields of an upstate New York farm as part of a corn maze based on Nintendo's "Super Mario Bros." ABC News reports it's the latest installment of an annual themed maze at the Stoughton Farm in Newark Valley. An aerial photo of the 8- acre maze clearly shows Mario, Luigi and fellow Mario...

  • HONOLULU— As a Native Hawaiian living in modern Hawaii, one of the times Shad Kane truly felt connected to his ancestors was when he traveled to a remote, 140,000- square-mile area of the Pacific where islands, atolls, islets and coral reefs make up a federally protected marine monument. "Going to Midway and being a part of gathering traditional birds in the manner...

  • Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye stood on the bank of the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexico and explained his people's link to the water and the economic, cultural and psychological damage inflicted in the wake of the August 2015 spill in southwestern Colorado. "EPA, we're holding your feet to the fire," Begaye said, promising that generations of...

  • DENVER— A puzzling concentration of the greenhouse gas methane over the Southwestern United States appears to come mostly from leaks in natural gas production, scientists said Monday. Researchers identified more than 250 sources of a methane hot spot over the Four Corners region of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. Only a handful were natural seeps from...

  • SALT LAKE CITY _ Security National Financial Corp. on Monday reported second-quarter profit of $5.4 million. Security National Financial shares have fallen roughly 6 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Security National Financial, Earnings Report.

  • Provo, Utah and Omaha, Nebraska win at this

    Provo, Utah and Omaha, Nebraska were tied for having the lowest unemployment rates in America in 2015. Here's why.

  • *Wall Street has bought up and rented out thousands of homes. NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, Aug 10- Seeking a yard for her two dogs and proximity to her new government job, Alison Owen set out to buy a home this spring in the hot market of Austin, Texas. Owen had to offer $215,000 for a property listed at $198,000 to fend off at least nine other bidders for the 1,200- square-foot...

  • Denver-based Extraction Oil& Gas LLC, an oil explorer and driller in Colorado's Denver- Julesburg basin backed by private equity firm Yorktown Partners LLC, has filed a confidential registration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicating it is planning on going public, people familiar with the matter said. Backed by private equity firms...

  • Denver-based Extraction Oil& Gas LLC, an oil explorer and driller in Colorado's Denver- Julesburg basin backed by private equity firm Yorktown Partners LLC, has filed a confidential registration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicating it is planning on going public, people familiar with the matter said. Backed by private equity firms...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 2- U.S. federal agencies should disclose whether their actions and decisions will have an impact on climate change, the White House announced on Tuesday. The update takes NEPA a step further by requiring agencies such as the Interior Department to the Army Corps of Engineers to quantify greenhouse gas emissions in NEPA project reviews and to...

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday it had frozen the assets of the operator of a Utah- based Ponzi scheme that raised more than $207 million from investors worldwide, mainly in the United States, India and Russia. In a complaint filed in federal court in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, the SEC alleged that Traffic Monsoon LLC...