Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 7:22pm
Donald Trump embraced new Cabinet officers Wednesday whose backgrounds suggest he's primed to put tough actions behind his campaign rhetoric on immigration and the environment, even as he seemed to soften his yearlong stance on immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 4:50pm
Duke Energy said Wednesday that neighbors of unlined coal ash pits, who fear pollution of their water wells, will be offered compensation for depressed property values and new costs for municipal water.
Michelle L. Price, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 4:30pm
Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday released a $16 billion budget plan for the upcoming year that tries to stem high turnover among prison guards and corrections workers and pay for 10,000 more students in Utah schools.
Eric Tucker, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 3:40pm
A senior executive with Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, has agreed to plead guilty in a price-fixing scheme, federal prosecutors said Wednesday in announcing a continuing investigation into the packaged seafood industry.
Marley Jay, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 3:31pm
The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 indexes soared to their biggest gains since the presidential election on Wednesday and set all-time highs. Investors bought stocks that do well in times of faster economic growth, like technology and industrial companies, but they also snapped up stocks that pay large dividends.
Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 3:14pm
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi resigned Wednesday evening, his self-inflicted penalty for staking his job on constitutional changes voters resoundingly rejected earlier in the week. He will stay in a caretaker's role at the request of Italy's president until a new government can be formed.