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US probes complaints of parts flying off of Ford Explorers

US probes complaints of parts flying off of Ford Explorers

Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 7:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

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The U.S. government's road safety agency is investigating complaints that windshield trim panels can fly off of Ford Explorers while they're traveling at highway speeds.
Utah's alcohol managers seek at least $85M to expand warehouse operations

Utah's alcohol managers seek at least $85M to expand warehouse operations

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 7:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Business is booming at the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services, and that could soon lead to new problems.
'Father of Peeps' marshmallow candies Bob Born dies at 98

'Father of Peeps' marshmallow candies Bob Born dies at 98

Dee-ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 4:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Ira "Bob" Born, a candy company executive known as the "Father of Peeps" for mechanizing the process to make the marshmallow chicks, has died. He was 98.
2 Northrop Grumman employees dead after being found unconscious

2 Northrop Grumman employees dead after being found unconscious

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 11:59 a.m.  |  Save Story

Two Northrop Grumman employees have died after they were found unconscious Monday night and taken to a hospital.
Exxon smashes Western oil majors' profits with $56B in 2022

Exxon smashes Western oil majors' profits with $56B in 2022

Sabrina Valle, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 11:11 a.m.  |  Save Story

Exxon Mobil Corp. posted a $56 billion net profit for 2022, the company said on Tuesday, taking home about $6.3 million per hour last year, and setting not only a company record but a historic high for the Western oil industry.
University of Utah launches center for financial technology, student entrepreneurship

University of Utah launches center for financial technology, student entrepreneurship

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 30 - 12:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

The University of Utah on Monday announced a new donor initiative meant to supercharge the student entrepreneurial experience and Utah's reputation for financial technology.
In Japan, pet fish playing Nintendo Switch run up bill on owner's credit card

In Japan, pet fish playing Nintendo Switch run up bill on owner's credit card

Heather Chen and Junko Ogura, CNN  |  Updated Jan. 30 - 9:09 a.m.  |  Save Story

Pet fish playing a video game in Japan managed to log on to the Nintendo Switch store, change their owner's avatar, set up a Pay Pal account and rack up a credit card bill.
New restaurant emblematic of West Valley City's multicultural richness

New restaurant emblematic of West Valley City's multicultural richness

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 29 - 7:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

Cafe Limon recently opened at the Franklin Covey West Valley campus. The menu features Asian, Hispanic, Polynesian and American foods
Utahns are noticing higher utility bills as rates increase and weather gets colder

Utahns are noticing higher utility bills as rates increase and weather gets colder

Hannah McKinlay, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 29 - 4:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utahns are noticing higher utility bills this winter. Is it just cold outside, or is energy becoming more expensive?
Whale of a sale: Japan firm opens whale meat vending machines to push sales

Whale of a sale: Japan firm opens whale meat vending machines to push sales

Mari Yamaguchi and Kwiyeon Ha, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 29 - 2:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Japanese whaling operator, after struggling for years to promote its products amid protests from conservationists, has found a new way to cultivate clientele: whale meat vending machines.
Qualtrics' next steps if SAP liquidates stake in company

Qualtrics' next steps if SAP liquidates stake in company

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 28 - 9:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

Is German software giant SAP constructing its Utah exit scenario?
Walmart brings its drone delivery service to Lindon and Herriman

Walmart brings its drone delivery service to Lindon and Herriman

Kaitlyn Bancroft, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 28 - 8:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two Walmart locations in Utah have started using drones for some of their deliveries. Here's how it works.
'A culinary movement': 11 Utah restaurants, chefs named James Beard semifinalists

'A culinary movement': 11 Utah restaurants, chefs named James Beard semifinalists

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 28 - 3:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Eleven Utah restaurants and chefs have been named semifinalists for prestigious awards from the James Beard Foundation, a national nonprofit culinary arts organization.
What how much schooling you have means for your economic opportunities in Salt Lake City

What how much schooling you have means for your economic opportunities in Salt Lake City

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 28 - 12:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

A newly released study suggests education level is a good indicator of economic opportunity — and the Beehive State's capital city is no exception.
US infiltrates big ransomware gang: 'We hacked the hackers'

US infiltrates big ransomware gang: 'We hacked the hackers'

Eric Tucker and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 28 - 11:33 a.m.  |  Save Story

Attorney General Merrick Garland and other U.S. officials say the FBI and international partners have at least temporarily disrupted the network of a prolific ransomware gang they infiltrated last year.
Buzzfeed to adopt OpenAI tool for some content

Buzzfeed to adopt OpenAI tool for some content

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 28 - 9:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

Last month, Buzzfeed announced plans to cut its workforce by 12% in an effort to rein in costs as the company's stock value continued its downward spiral since going public in 2021.
CVS and Walmart cut pharmacy hours, close some locations earlier, citing staffing shortage

CVS and Walmart cut pharmacy hours, close some locations earlier, citing staffing shortage

Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 6:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

An apparent shortage of pharmacists is forcing CVS and Walmart to reduce the hours of its pharmacies, as they close earlier in thousands of locations.
Could trains be moved underground in the heart of Salt Lake City?

Could trains be moved underground in the heart of Salt Lake City?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 5:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake City is currently seeking federal funds to study the feasibility of moving the railroad back to the Rio Grande Depot — and burying the lines, too.
'Hunting for spoons': Washington teen causes quite a stir with custom spoon jewelry

'Hunting for spoons': Washington teen causes quite a stir with custom spoon jewelry

Jessi Bang, St. George News  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 4:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

One teen is taking a popular jewelry wave from the 1960s and adding a modern twist.
Gephardt Busts Inflation: The key to saving money on your credit card bills

Gephardt Busts Inflation: The key to saving money on your credit card bills

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 2:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

More Utahns are carrying debt, but the thing is – many of those folks have no idea how much interest they are paying on their debt.
Bed Bath & Beyond says it can no longer pay its debts

Bed Bath & Beyond says it can no longer pay its debts

Paul R. La Monica and Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 11:28 a.m.  |  Save Story

The end could be near for struggling retailer Bed Bath & Beyond, as it warned in a regulatory filing Thursday that it received a notice of default from its lender, JPMorgan Chase.
Chevron earnings soar to a record

Chevron earnings soar to a record

Chris Isidore, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 9:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

Chevron reported a record full-year profit of $36.5B, buoyed by high oil prices.
Grand jury probes faulty Goodyear recreational vehicle tires

Grand jury probes faulty Goodyear recreational vehicle tires

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 7:10 a.m.  |  Save Story

A federal grand jury in Los Angeles is gathering evidence in a criminal investigation of Goodyear recreational vehicle tires that the government blames for crashes that killed eight people.
McDonald's, In-N-Out, and Chipotle are spending millions on minimum wage referendum

McDonald's, In-N-Out, and Chipotle are spending millions on minimum wage referendum

Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 8:39 p.m.  |  Save Story

California voters will decide next year on a referendum that could overturn a landmark new state law setting worker conditions and minimum wages up to $22 an hour for fast-food employees in the nation's largest state.
Utah Inland Port Authority has moved away from 'sketchy crap,' new director says

Utah Inland Port Authority has moved away from 'sketchy crap,' new director says

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 5:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Inland Port Authority officials on Thursday updated the state Legislature on their progress after a damning audit was published last year.
1 year in prison ordered for man in scheme to steal millions from government

1 year in prison ordered for man in scheme to steal millions from government

Kaitlyn Bancroft, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 1:57 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man involved in a scheme to fraudulently obtain a $99 million contract from the government was ordered to serve a year in federal prison and forfeit over $2 million from multiple banks accounts.
US economy slowed but still grew at 2.9% rate last quarter

US economy slowed but still grew at 2.9% rate last quarter

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 9:15 a.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.9% annual pace from October through December, ending 2022 with momentum despite the pressure of high interest rates and widespread fears of a looming recession.
Get Gephardt: Orem man's auto repairs take 13 months due to parts shortage

Get Gephardt: Orem man's auto repairs take 13 months due to parts shortage

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 8:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

If your car needs minor repairs, be prepared to wait. That warning comes from a Utah County man who had to wait for more than a year for his car to get fixed.
Meta to reinstate Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts

Meta to reinstate Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts

Katie Paul and Sheila Dang, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 10:25 p.m.  |  Save Story

Meta Platforms said Wednesday it will reinstate former U.S. President Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks, following a two-year suspension after the deadly Capitol Hill riot on January 6, 2021.
Microsoft cloud outage hits users around the world

Microsoft cloud outage hits users around the world

Akriti Sharma, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 2:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

Microsoft said on Wednesday it had recovered all of its cloud services after a networking outage took down its cloud platform Azure along with services such as Teams and Outlook used by millions around the globe.
Are recession worries changing US consumer spending habits?

Are recession worries changing US consumer spending habits?

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 10:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

Consumers have flummoxed economists for most of the past year with their split personalities on robust spending habits measured alongside their increasing economic pessimism.
Utah's 'Mighty 5' park visitation drops nearly 7% in 2022

Utah's 'Mighty 5' park visitation drops nearly 7% in 2022

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 6:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

Visitation at Utah's "Mighty 5" national parks took a slight tumble in 2022, according to national parks data — and there are a few reasons why.
Walmart to raise minimum wage for US hourly workers to $14

Walmart to raise minimum wage for US hourly workers to $14

Siddharth Cavale, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 24 - 8:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

Walmart on Tuesday said it will raise average hourly wages for its U.S. store workers starting next month, as it seeks to attract and retain employees in a tight domestic labor market.
Disney exec made 6 figures a day for the 3 months he worked there

Disney exec made 6 figures a day for the 3 months he worked there

Chris Isidore, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 24 - 6:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

Few top executives have ever failed in a job so quickly — or so lucratively — as Geoff Morrell.
Are Taylor Swift fans masterminds? Mike Lee thinks 'Swifties have figured something out'

Are Taylor Swift fans masterminds? Mike Lee thinks 'Swifties have figured something out'

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 24 - 5:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

Taylor Swift fans were anything but joyful after spending hours on Ticketmaster trying to buy tickets for her first concert tour in five years last fall.
Oreo whips up hype for newest cookie with preorders, metaverse presence

Oreo whips up hype for newest cookie with preorders, metaverse presence

Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 24 - 2:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Dubbed "the Most OREO OREO," the latest Oreo concoction is filled with a creme that has Oreo bits mixed in.
Amazon launches a subscription prescription drug service

Amazon launches a subscription prescription drug service

Tom Murphy and Haleluya Hadero, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 24 - 1:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

Amazon is adding a prescription drug discount program to its growing health care business. The retail giant said Tuesday that it will launch RxPass, a subscription service for customers who have Prime memberships.
Senators grill Ticketmaster after Taylor Swift fiasco

Senators grill Ticketmaster after Taylor Swift fiasco

Dee-ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 24 - 11:07 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing is focusing on consolidation in the live entertainment and ticketing industries and how it harms customers. Ticketmaster is the world's largest ticket seller.
Microsoft drops gauntlet on Google, announces 'multibillion-dollar' investment in ChatGPT creator

Microsoft drops gauntlet on Google, announces 'multibillion-dollar' investment in ChatGPT creator

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 23 - 4:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

Software giant Microsoft just revealed plans to invest billions in OpenAI, the company behind the ChatGPT artificial intelligence tool that's drawn a tidal wave of interest, and conjecture, since its November release.
Is tipping getting out of control? Many consumers say yes

Is tipping getting out of control? Many consumers say yes

Haleluya Hadero, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 23 - 11:23 a.m.  |  Save Story

Across the country, there's a silent frustration brewing over the ever-presence of tipping.
Utah plans to sue social media companies for alleged harms to children, teens

Utah plans to sue social media companies for alleged harms to children, teens

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 23 - 10:40 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox and Attorney General Sean Reyes announced pending litigation against major social media companies on Monday.
New suppliers race to plug in to electric car market

New suppliers race to plug in to electric car market

Nick Carey and Paul Lienert, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 23 - 10:31 a.m.  |  Save Story

The global auto industry has committed $1.2 trillion to developing electric vehicles, providing a golden opportunity for new suppliers to grab contracts providing everything from battery packs to motors and inverters.
Why some cars from the 1990s are soaring in value

Why some cars from the 1990s are soaring in value

Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN Business  |  Posted Jan. 23 - 9:35 a.m.  |  Save Story

Not that long ago, cars from the 1990s were just used cars. Many of these cars have crossed the threshold to becoming sought after collectibles with rising values in the car collecting world.
Ogden among US cities cracking down on abandoned shopping carts

Ogden among US cities cracking down on abandoned shopping carts

Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 23 - 8:09 a.m.  |  Save Story

Misappropriated shopping carts is an issue facing cities across the nation. The Ogden City Council just approved an ordinance fining people who take carts or are in possession of one.
Spotify axes 6% of workforce, latest tech name to cut jobs

Spotify axes 6% of workforce, latest tech name to cut jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 23 - 6:53 a.m.  |  Save Story

Music streaming service Spotify says it's cutting 6% of its workforce, becoming yet another tech company resorting to layoffs as the economic outlook worsens.
Are emergency declarations for home heating fuel still in place?

Are emergency declarations for home heating fuel still in place?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 22 - 4:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

Emergency orders this winter have been flying across the desks of governors, including Gov. Spencer Cox, addressing the movement of heating fuel for homes and businesses.
Skimming device in Orem store for more than a month

Skimming device in Orem store for more than a month

Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 22 - 12:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah mother of five is warning others to change their pin and food stamp card after crooks were able to replicate her card with a skimming device and spend more than $1,000 in Arizona.
New genealogy platform set to unveil untold stories of our lives

New genealogy platform set to unveil untold stories of our lives

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 22 - 7:11 a.m.  |  Save Story

Who are we, really? Storied CEO Kendall Hulet says there's a critical missing element when it comes to answering the "who am I" question that falls outside even the most intricate map of family blood lines: the stories that illustrate a life.
Elon Musk takes witness stand to defend Tesla buyout tweets

Elon Musk takes witness stand to defend Tesla buyout tweets

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 6:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

Elon Musk has taken the witness stand to defend a 2018 tweet claiming he had the financing to take Tesla private, which led to a $40 million settlement and a class-action lawsuit alleging he misled investors.
As Baldwin faces charges, gun safety on sets 'gets louder'

As Baldwin faces charges, gun safety on sets 'gets louder'

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 1:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

As actor Alec Baldwin faces a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a cinematographer on a New Mexico, gun safety on sets remains at the forefront of many in Hollywood.
White House to McCarthy: No negotiations on debt limit

White House to McCarthy: No negotiations on debt limit

Seung Min Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 10:43 a.m.  |  Save Story

The White House says President Joe Biden "looks forward" to sitting down with new House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to discuss a range of topics. That perhaps includes the big challenge of raising the nation's debt limit.
Elizabeth Holmes made an 'attempt to flee the country' after her conviction, prosecutors say

Elizabeth Holmes made an 'attempt to flee the country' after her conviction, prosecutors say

Catherine Thorbecke, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 6:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Elizabeth Holmes made an "attempt to flee the country" by booking a one-way ticket to Mexico departing in January 2022, shortly after the Theranos founder was convicted of fraud, prosecutors alleged in a new court filing Friday.
T-Mobile says data on 37 million customers stolen

T-Mobile says data on 37 million customers stolen

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 2:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile says hackers have stolen data on 37 million customers. It says the breach occurred in late November and was discovered Jan. 5.
Salt Lake residents seek meaningful relationship as new downtown hospital is planned

Salt Lake residents seek meaningful relationship as new downtown hospital is planned

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 10:32 a.m.  |  Save Story

Four Salt Lake community councils are seeking communication with officials building the new urban hospital that will be built on the lot of the old Sears building in Salt Lake City.
CAL Ranch expanding its footprint across the west with merger

CAL Ranch expanding its footprint across the west with merger

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 8:47 a.m.  |  Save Story

An Idaho-based ranch and home store that's been serving customers since 1959 is getting a lot bigger.
Google axes 12,000 jobs, layoffs spread across tech sector

Google axes 12,000 jobs, layoffs spread across tech sector

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 6:55 a.m.  |  Save Story

Google says it's laying off 12,000 workers, becoming the latest tech company to trim staff as the economic boom that the industry rode during the COVID-19 pandemic ebbs.
Chess bot Mittens has the snark and the game to leave you in shreds

Chess bot Mittens has the snark and the game to leave you in shreds

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 9:48 p.m.  |  Save Story

Back on Jan. 1, the popular online chess site, Chess.com, launched a quintuplet of chess-playing bots along with their names, profiles and player ratings. Thing is, they're all cat personas and one of them, Mittens, is drawing a slew of interest thanks to her vicious play on the board and scathing — but fun — in-game commentary.
Instagram rolls out 'quiet mode' for when users want to focus

Instagram rolls out 'quiet mode' for when users want to focus

Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 4:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

Instagram on Thursday announced a new feature called "quiet mode," which aims to help users focus and set boundaries with friends and followers.
Advocates urge lawmakers to end state food tax, invest in more homeless resources

Advocates urge lawmakers to end state food tax, invest in more homeless resources

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 3:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

Advocates called on Utah lawmakers Thursday to eliminate the state food tax and fund more homeless resources.