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  • SALT LAKE CITY _ Extra Space Storage Inc. on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 97 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $258.7 million.

  • SOUTH JORDAN, Utah _ Merit Medical Systems Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $7.5 million. Merit Medical expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.15 to $1.20 per share, with revenue in the range of $713 million to $723 million. Merit Medical shares have risen 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DENVER— Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world's mountain snows— water that sustains a substantial share of the global population. A NASA- led experiment called SnowEx is using five aircraft to test 10 sensors that might one day be used...

  • BOSTON— Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first." Five large tribes in Oklahoma— the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee Creek and Seminoles— have requested a meeting with the New York billionaire during his first 100 days in office so they can talk about ways to advance their...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 597 rigs sought oil and 153 explored for natural gas this week. Louisiana lost three rigs, New Mexico declined by two and Alaska, North Dakota and Oklahoma each lost one. Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • WASHINGTON/ SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb 17- When Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah introduced legislation last month to transfer about 3 million acres of federally-held public land to state control, he was bombarded by thousands of angry phone calls, letters and social media posts urging him to back off. Such areas include national forests, parks and...

  • WASHINGTON/ SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb 17- When Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah introduced legislation last month to transfer about 3 million acres of federally-held public land to state control, he was bombarded by thousands of angry phone calls, letters and social media posts urging him to back off. Such areas include national forests, parks and...

  • PROVO, Utah _ Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $38.2 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 80 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in April, Nu Skin said it expects revenue in the range of $480 million to $500 million.

  • SALT LAKE CITY— A lucrative outdoor trade show that's been staged in Utah for two decades appears one step closer to leaving after a Thursday conference call intended to smooth discord over public lands issues between industry leaders and Gov. The hunt for a new host city for the Outdoor Retailer show— which brings an estimated $45 million in annual direct...

  • Copper inventories tied to China's Shanghai Futures Exchange have surged 61 percent since the week of Jan. 20 to 277,659 tonnes, the most since May 2016, the latest data shows. Stockpiles held in bonded warehouses in China have edged above 500,000 tonnes, from around 450,000 tonnes in November, according to consultants CRU Group. "In China's bonded market there is...

  • Copper inventories tied to China's Shanghai Futures Exchange have surged 61 percent since the week of Jan. 20 to 277,659 tonnes, the most since May 2016, the latest data shows. Stockpiles held in bonded warehouses in China have edged above 500,000 tonnes, from around 450,000 tonnes in November, according to consultants CRU Group. "In China's bonded market there is...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— A coalition of major outdoor companies on Tuesday ramped up a threat to get a lucrative outdoor trade show to leave Utah unless the governor and elected officials back away from policies they say threaten public lands. Gary Herbert that says Utah leaders are threatening the outdoor industry by pushing back against federal land control and...

  • ATLANTA— They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. Now, emboldened by the election of Donald Trump as president, the industry has renewed a push in Congress to ease those restrictions, arguing that it'll help preserve the hearing of gun users. We look at it as a health issue, "said Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America.

  • WASHINGTON— A bitterly divided Senate on Monday confirmed Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary despite strong objections by Democrats that the former banker ran a "foreclosure machine" when he headed OneWest Bank. Orrin Hatch, R- Utah, chairman of the Finance Committee. Votes on Trump's Cabinet picks have exposed deep partisan divisions in the...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— A Utah law requiring that some restaurants prepare alcoholic drinks behind a barrier could be repealed this year. The requirement that restaurants mix and pour drinks behind a barrier has been in place for decades in Utah, but it was relaxed for most establishments in 2009, when Utah passed a major overhaul of liquor laws. In booming areas,...

  • Feb 10- Wall Street's main stock indexes rose to fresh all-time closing highs as a spike in oil prices supported energy shares and investors renewed their optimism about President Donald Trump's economic agenda. The benchmark S&P 500 has surged 8.3 percent since Trump's Nov. 8 election, fueled by expectations he will lower corporate taxes, reduce regulations...

  • Feb 10- Wall Street's main stock indexes set fresh record highs for a second day as a spike in oil prices supported energy shares and investors renewed their optimism about President Donald Trump's economic policy agenda. The benchmark S&P has surged more than 8 percent since Trump's Nov. 8 election amid expectations he will usher in lower corporate taxes,...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 591 rigs sought oil and 149 explored for natural gas this week. Texas increased by seven rigs, New Mexico was up by four rigs, Louisiana and West Virginia each gained two and Pennsylvania was up one. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Utah were all unchanged.

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  • Tom Price, President Donald Trump's choice to be health secretary, is the latest of a handful of Cabinet nominees to eke out a confirmation victory in a bitterly divided Senate. By a 53-46 margin, the Senate ended procedural hurdles to financier Steven Mnuchin's nomination to be Treasury secretary. Minority Democrats have used Senate rules, where possible, to...