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  • SALT LAKE CITY— The new owner of The Salt Lake Tribune made his first major editorial staffing move Friday, replacing longtime Editor Terry Orme with Jennifer Napier-Pearce, a former staffer who had recently left for a university political institute. Paul Huntsman said in a statement that Napier-Pearce, who worked at the paper as a multimedia journalist, will...

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Louisiana and New Mexico each gained two, while Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania were up one apiece. Texas declined by three, Alaska and West Virginia by two each and Utah by one. Arkansas, California, Kansas, North Dakota and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • BOSTON— Former Democratic Vice President Al Gore's daughter and other activists arrested during a natural gas pipeline protest in Boston have returned to court. Karenna Gore, activist Tim DeChristopher and four others appeared Friday in Municipal Court. Houston- based Spectra Energy Corp. says the pipeline will provide a reliable energy source for the...

  • ST. GEORGE, Utah _ SkyWest Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $40.2 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 68 cents per share. SkyWest shares have increased 53 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • 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...

  • PARK CITY, Utah _ Nutraceutical International Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $6 million. On a per-share basis, the Park City, Utah- based company said it had net income of 65 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • AMERICAN FORK, Utah _ Peoples Utah Bancorp on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $5.6 million. Peoples Utah Bancorp shares have increased 4.5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Peoples Utah Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • SOUTH JORDAN, Utah _ Merit Medical Systems Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $7.3 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 24 cents per share. Merit Medical shares have increased 25 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SALT LAKE CITY _ Extra Space Storage Inc. on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 92 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in October, Extra Space Storage expects its per-share funds from operations to...

  • SALT LAKE CITY _ USANA Health Sciences Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $25.8 million. USANA Health expects full-year earnings to be $7.90 to $8.20 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.02 billion to $1.05 billion. USANA Health shares have declined slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SALT LAKE CITY _ Zions Bancorp on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $113.9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 42 cents per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $590 million.

  • MIDVALE, Utah _ Utah Medical Products Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $3.3 million. On a per-share basis, the Midvale, Utah- based company said it had net income of 86 cents. Keywords: Utah Medical Products, Earnings Report.

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Car dealers in Utah are pushing back against Tesla's court effort to sell its sleek electronic cars in the state. Tesla is asking the Utah Supreme Court to reverse a state decision blocking it from selling new cars at its $3 million showroom in Salt Lake City. They contend allowing Tesla to sell directly to customers would stifle competition,...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 371 rigs sought oil and 88 explored for natural gas this week. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained 15, California was up by two and New Mexico gained one. Arkansas, Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • July 21- Elon Musk's latest "master plan" for Tesla Motors Inc to develop an electric commercial truck, a public bus, a pickup and systems to enable fully autonomous driving could cost $2 billion to $3 billion or more, experts and analysts said Thursday. However, analysts said it is likely Tesla will have to go back to investors for more capital to fund the plan, despite...

  • The federal government has already spent $100 million to address abandoned mines on Navajo lands and a separate settlement reached with DOJ last year was worth more than $13 million. "Addressing the legacy of uranium mining on Navajo lands reflects the commitment of the Justice Department and the Obama administration to fairly and honorably resolve the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- U.S. oil refiners Tesoro Corp and Par Hawaii Refining reached a $425 million settlement with the United States on Monday to resolve air quality violations at six refineries in Western states, the government announced on Monday. The accord requires the companies to invest $403 million in new equipment to better control air emissions at...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Utah's governor has signed into law a measure that makes the state the first to let authorities jam drone signals and crash the devices specifically for flying too close to wildfires. Gary Herbert's office announced Monday that he signed the law over the weekend, just days after lawmakers met in a special session to pass it and a handful of other...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- U.S. oil refiners Tesoro Corp and Par Hawaii Refining reached a $425 million settlement with the United States on Monday to resolve air quality violations at six refineries in Western states, the government announced Monday. The accord requires the companies to invest $403 million in new equipment to better control air emissions at...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- U.S. oil refiner Tesoro Corp said on Monday it has reached a $10.4 million settlement with the United States for air quality violations at refineries in six Western states. Under the settlement, Tesoro will also invest $400 million in technology to better control air emissions at operations in Alaska, Northern California, North Dakota, Utah,...