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  • That's what many ranchers and sympathizers opposing federal control of public lands in the West concluded after the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. But not all condone the tactics of the armed group that drew the nation's gaze to the snowy landscapes of eastern Oregon. State lawmakers, notably in Utah, are considering a legal way to...

  • HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 30 this week to 541.. Colorado, Pennsylvania and Wyoming lost two apiece and Kansas was off by one. Alaska, Arkansas, Ohio, Utah and West Virginia were all unchanged.

  • Recalls this week: ceiling lamps, propane gas Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | 1:29 PM ET

    More than 1 million ceiling lamps sold at Ikea are being recalled this week because the glass shades can fall and shatter. The HYBY was sold from October 2012 through January 2016 and the LOCK was sold from November 2002 through January 2016. The HYBY cost $13 and the LOCK cost $5.

  • Nu Skin misses 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 6:33 PM ET

    PROVO, Utah _ Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $35.8 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 72 cents per share. Nu Skin shares have fallen 18 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Senate panel to hear from U.S. antitrust bosses Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 6:03 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 11- The Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee will hear from the top U.S. antitrust bosses next month to discuss a wave of big mergers over the past year, according to a staffer briefed on the hearing. The Justice Department's Bill Baer, the assistant attorney general for the antitrust division, and Edith Ramirez, chairwoman of the...

  • Vista Outdoor beats Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 7:57 AM ET

    CLEARFIELD, Utah _ Vista Outdoor Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $43.2 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. Vista Outdoor expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.40 to $2.50 per share, with revenue in the range of $2.24 billion to $2.26 billion. Vista Outdoor shares have increased 1 percent since...

  • Huntsman beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 6:27 AM ET

    THE WOODLANDS, Texas— Huntsman Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 21 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.52 billion.

  • DETROIT, Feb 10- Nearly one in five vehicles on U.S. roads is in need of repair of a safety issue serious enough to be involved in a federal government recall, according to used-car history provider Carfax. The highest rates of unfixed vehicles were, in order, Texas, Mississippi, Alaska, Utah and West Virginia, Carfax said. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • Utah becomes latest place to debate ending tax on tampons Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 4:28 AM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— International debate over whether tampons and other feminine hygiene products should be tax-free has made its way to conservative Utah, where a bill is set to be heard by a committee made up of only men. But the Utah proposal to repeal the tax could face a steep challenge, as some worry the move will put a dent in state revenue streams.

  • Lifevantage posts 2Q profit Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 7:11 PM ET

    SANDY, Utah _ Lifevantage Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $1.6 million. On a per-share basis, the Sandy, Utah- based company said it had profit of 11 cents. Lifevantage shares have decreased 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • USANA Health posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 6:59 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY _ USANA Health Sciences Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $24 million. USANA Health expects full-year earnings to be $7.60 to $8.15 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.02 billion to $1.05 billion. USANA Health shares have fallen slightly more than 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Overstock posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 5:57 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY _ Overstock.com Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $110,000. On a per-share basis, the Salt Lake City- based company said it had profit of less than 1 cent. For the year, the company reported profit of $2.4 million, or 10 cents per share.

  • Feb 9- Goldman Sachs Group Inc and other U.S. banks are looking at ways to slash expenses further this year as market turmoil, declining oil prices and concerns about Germany's Deutsche Bank AG have sent the sector's shares down sharply. "We can absolutely do a lot more on the cost side if we have to, especially now, when you have to deliver a return," Goldman Chief...

  • Feb 9- Goldman Sachs Group Inc's chief executive officer signaled the U.S. bank could cut costs yet again as market turmoil, declining oil prices and concerns about Germany's Deutsche Bank AG have cratered the sector's shares this year. "We can absolutely do a lot more on the cost side if we have to, especially now, when you have to deliver a return," CEO Lloyd Blankfein...

  • Park City Group posts 2Q profit Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 4:12 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY _ Park City Group Inc. on Monday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $281,000, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. Park City Group shares have fallen 37 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Park City Group, Earnings Report.

  • SALT LAKE CITY— A Utah businessman who made headlines as a helicopter-flying philanthropist before he became a key figure in an influence-peddling scandal that ensnared two former attorneys general went on trial for fraud on Monday, acting as his own attorney. Jeremy Johnson, 40, is accused of creating dozens of shell companies so his online company could...

  • Some of the metals reached the San Juan River, which the Animas joins in New Mexico, but most settled into the Animas riverbed before that, the EPA said in a preliminary report on the metals. The EPA said most of the metals consisted of small particles and came from Cement Creek, a tributary that carried the water from the mine to the Animas. An EPA- led cleanup crew...

  • BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.— A Beverly Hills- based beauty school says it's closing all 56 of its campuses in five states after losing federal funding over allegations of misconduct. It shut facilities this week in California, Nevada, Utah, Kansas and Connecticut. School officials told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune that about 5,000 students and employees will receive...

  • HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 48 this week to 571.. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas declined by 19 rigs, Oklahoma dropped eight, Louisiana dropped five, Pennsylvania lost three, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming each declined by two and Ohio dropped...

  • Feb 5- Activist investors are putting the U.S. banking sector in their crosshairs, betting that headwinds whipping through the industry will accelerate consolidation among lenders. Hedge funds such as Ancora Advisors, Clover Partners and Seidman& Associates are buying up stakes in lenders across the U.S., from community banks to large regional lenders.