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  • BOSTON— A new nickname for the river valley in western Massachusetts isn't sitting well with some residents. Pioneer Valley generally refers to the Massachusetts portion of the Connecticut River Valley. It includes Springfield, New England' s fourth largest city, and the college towns of Amherst, Northampton and Holyoke.

  • The Affordable Care Act has two main components for expanding coverage: subsidized private health insurance available in all 50 states, and an optional Medicaid expansion that has been accepted by 31 states and the District of Columbia. A report by the consulting firms Avalere Health and McKinsey& Company concluded that the changes under consideration by...

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— The Interior Department has put on hold changes to how the federal government values huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the Western United States, after mining companies challenged the agency in federal court. The changes, crafted under the administration of President Barack Obama, were aimed at ensuring companies...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 602 rigs sought oil and 151 explored for natural gas this week. Alaska and Louisiana each lost two rigs and North Dakota declined by one. Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah and West Virginia were all unchanged.

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Republican governors from seven states are calling for dramatic changes to Medicaid, which provides insurance to more than 70 million low-income Americans, as they nervously watch President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders move to repeal and replace the Obama-era health law. According to a draft of the proposal obtained by The...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 24- Refiners and pipeline shippers in the Salt Lake City area are facing new delays obtaining crude oil after a pipeline outage last week was followed by snow on Friday that made it difficult to deliver much-needed oil by truck. The 16- inch Wahsatch pipeline can carry roughly 100,000 barrels per day of crude from locations near Evanston, Wyoming, to...

  • Feb 22- A judge has crushed the hopes of a group of investors in Ultra Petroleum Inc, a bankrupt natural gas company, who had sought to collect a $300 million windfall because a clerk entered a court order on the wrong date. Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur approved on Feb. 13 the disclosures for Ultra's plan to emerge from Chapter 11, although his order was not put on the...

  • 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.

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Sales double twice a year at the Toasters sandwich shop in downtown Salt Lake City when tens of thousands of plaid-shirted outdoor retailer representatives arrive in town for a massive industry trade show. But Toasters owners Enes and Mubera Huskic and Laser owner Adam Swillinger won't get that business anymore after the show announced last...

  • 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...