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  • PIERRE, S.D.— Online retail giant Amazon has agreed to begin collecting state and local sales taxes on purchases in South Dakota, Gov. The news follows recent moves by Amazon in Utah, Iowa and Nebraska as more states push to collect taxes on Internet purchases. "Their decision to collect sales tax doesn't solve the sales tax issue for online purchases, but it's a big...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— A powerful outdoor recreation industry executive said Tuesday the world's largest outdoor retail show going on this week in Salt Lake City should leave Utah if the state's top political leaders continue what he calls an assault on public lands. Black Diamond Equipment founder Peter Metcalf said keeping the show in Utah makes the industry...

  • PHOENIX— The Associated Press has named Anna Johnson as regional news director for the U.S. The appointment was announced Monday by Brian Carovillano, AP's vice president for U.S. News. She has extensive experience as an AP reporter, editor and newsroom leader in the United States and in the Middle East.

  • MONTPELIER, Vt.— A group formed to oppose a Mormon businessman's plans for a massive development in central Vermont wants residents of the towns where the project is planned to take a stance on it at town meeting in March. The vision of David Hall, of Utah, is for what he describes as an economically, ecologically and socially sustainable development, to be built...

  • Snowplows clear Highway 88 in Woodford, California. (File photo).

    Winter storm warnings were in effect across much of the western third of the country early Thursday, NBC News reports.

  • Winter storm warnings were in effect in parts of California, Colorado, Wyoming and Utah following days of snowfall and cold. California, where a five-year drought has triggered dozens of wildfires, was bracing for floods after heavy rainfall earlier in the week. Snow in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which provides a critical source of water for California...

  • Dec 21- The U.S. Congress should consider overhauling its system of benefits for disabled people in Puerto Rico, who get almost no government help, according to a new report by a task force addressing the island's economic crisis. Orrin Hatch- a Republican from Utah who heads the bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico- did not...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 21- U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday accused a former portfolio manager at New York state's retirement fund, the third largest in the United States, of steering $2 billion in trades to two brokerage firms in exchange for gifts such as cash, drugs and prostitutes. Manhattan federal prosecutors announced charges centered on the New York State Common...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 21- U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday accused a former portfolio manager at New York state's retirement fund, the third largest in the United States, of steering $2 billion in trades to at least two brokerage firms in exchange for gifts such as cash, drugs and prostitutes. In the latest case, Navnoor Kang, the former director of fixed income at the New York...

  • *Dollar eases but holds near 14- year highs. NEW YORK, Dec 16- The dollar and U.S. stocks dipped on Friday, taking a breather following this week's big moves after the Federal Reserve signaled a faster pace of U.S. interest rate increases next year. News that a Chinese warship has seized an underwater drone deployed by a U.S. oceanographic vessel in the South China Sea...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Next week's Federal Reserve meeting and possible signals on the pace of rate hikes for next year could pose the biggest risk yet to the rally the U.S. stock market has seen since last month's presidential election. Stocks have set a string of record highs since the Nov. 8 election on hopes of a pickup in U.S. economic growth, thanks to President-elect...

  • *Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts governor. *Jon Huntsman, former Republican Utah governor and ambassador to China under President Barack Obama, ran for Republican presidential nomination in 2012. *John Bolton, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, foreign policy adviser to 2012...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 8- Bond yields rose and the euro dipped on Thursday after the European Central Bank said it would prolong its bond purchase program but surprised investors by scaling back on how much it will spend each month. The euro saw its biggest one-day percentage drop against the dollar since June after the ECB said it would reduce its bond buying program to 60...

  • Dec 8- Major U.S. stock indexes climbed again on Thursday and set fresh record highs as a month-long rally following the presidential election of Donald Trump rolled on. Investors have driven up equities since Trump's Nov. 8 election over optimism about domestic economic stimulus and reduced corporate taxes and regulations. The path of least resistance has...

  • Dec 8- Major U.S. stock indexes climbed again on Thursday and set fresh record highs, bolstered by data showing U.S. labor market strength, as a month-long rally since the presidential election of Donald Trump rolled on. Investors have driven up equities since Trump's Nov. 8 election over optimism about domestic economic stimulus and reduced corporate taxes and...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 8- Bond yields rose and the euro dipped on Thursday after the European Central Bank said it would slow its stimulus program from April, while Wall Street extended the previous session's gains. However, initial market reaction was tempered after ECB President Mario Draghi said it was not an outright winding-down of quantitative easing, as...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Dec 7- Canadian light oil and gas producer Crescent Point Energy Corp said on Wednesday it will increase its 2017 capital budget 31 percent from this year to C $1.45 billion and boost production by 10 percent. The Calgary- based company, which has core operations in southwest Saskatchewan, the Williston Basin and the Uinta Basin in the United...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 7- Want to save a few quick bucks on your holiday shopping? Your credit card may offer some little-known perks that could save you money both upfront and after the purchase. "These perks can really help in certain circumstances, but most people don't know that they are there to be taken," said Matt Schulz, senior industry analyst at creditcards.com.

  • President-elect Donald Trump said on Monday he would nominate retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a presidential rival-turned-supporter to serve as Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary. *Jon Huntsman, former Republican Utah governor and ambassador to China under President Barack Obama, ran for 2012 Republican presidential nomination in...

  • Wells, in a September settlement with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other regulators, agreed to pay $185 million in penalties and $5 million to customers for opening up to 2 million deposit and credit-card accounts in their names without their permission. The Justice for Victims of Fraud Act of 2016, introduced by Senate Banking Committee...