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US to provide $1B to reconnect neighborhoods divided by highways, rail

US to provide $1B to reconnect neighborhoods divided by highways, rail

Andy Sullivan, Reuters  |  Posted June 30 - 4:45 p.m.

The U.S. government will provide $1 billion to neighborhoods that have been divided by highways, rail lines or other transportation infrastructure, officials from the U.S. Department of Transportation said on Thursday.
US consumer spending, underlying inflation slowing

US consumer spending, underlying inflation slowing

Lucia Mutikani, Reuters  |  Posted June 30 - 4:44 p.m.

U.S. consumer spending rose less than expected in May as motor vehicles remained scarce while higher prices forced cutbacks on purchases of other goods, another sign that the rebound in economic growth early in the second quarter was losing steam.
Vail Resorts' new abortion policy means PCMR employees are covered

Vail Resorts' new abortion policy means PCMR employees are covered

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted June 30 - 4:06 p.m.

Ski area conglomerate Vail Resorts announced Wednesday it will expand its medical plan to support women seeking an abortion, including a travel reimbursement package should the employee need to go out of state.
Russian forces leave Snake Island, keep up eastern assault

Russian forces leave Snake Island, keep up eastern assault

Francesca Ebel, Associated Press  |  Posted June 30 - 1:56 p.m.

Russia forces withdrew from a strategic Black Sea island Thursday after relentless Ukrainian attacks but kept up their push to encircle the last stronghold of Ukrainian resistance in the eastern province of Luhansk.
Airbnb says party house ban now permanent after 2-year trial run

Airbnb says party house ban now permanent after 2-year trial run

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted June 30 - 8:04 a.m.

The party is officially over. Or at least, any future parties planned for properties available for short-term rental through online accommodations giant Airbnb.
Amazon, Rite Aid cap purchase of emergency contraceptives

Amazon, Rite Aid cap purchase of emergency contraceptives

Haleluya Hadero, Associated Press  |  Updated June 30 - 7:39 a.m.

Amazon is limiting how many emergency contraceptives consumers can buy, joining other retailers who put in place similar caps following the Supreme Court decision overruling Roe v. Wade.
Here's what happened after a Utah company pledged to save water

Here's what happened after a Utah company pledged to save water

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 29 - 7:13 p.m.

A Utah company pledged last year to make drastic changes to its landscape. A year later, company leaders say those improvements will save millions of gallons of water.
Elon Musk surpasses 100 million Twitter followers but has gone silent on the platform

Elon Musk surpasses 100 million Twitter followers but has gone silent on the platform

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted June 29 - 5:33 p.m.

Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has not only built a reputation for being a prolific, and mercurial, Twitter user since joining the platform in 2009. He also has an outstanding, $44 billion offer to buy the social media giant.
Facebook and Instagram are removing posts offering abortion pills

Facebook and Instagram are removing posts offering abortion pills

Carlene Coombs, Deseret News  |  Posted June 29 - 4:51 p.m.

Since the Supreme Court's ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, Facebook and Instagram have begun to remove posts offering abortion pills to those who may no longer have access to abortion care.
Powell: 'No guarantee' Fed can tame inflation, spare jobs

Powell: 'No guarantee' Fed can tame inflation, spare jobs

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted June 29 - 3:36 p.m.

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said there's "no guarantee'' the central bank can tame runaway inflation without hurting the job market.
How to save on your energy bill during hot summer days

How to save on your energy bill during hot summer days

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 29 - 12:07 p.m.

When the temperature hits 100 degrees, the power grid feels it, and so do our electric bills. But the power company has been preparing for days like this and we can, too.
Taco Bell's newest food uses an oversized Cheez-It

Taco Bell's newest food uses an oversized Cheez-It

Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business  |  Posted June 29 - 9:49 a.m.

Taco Bell is testing a new menu item with a beloved snack food. The fast-food chain hopes the creation can replicate the success of its Doritos shells.
Analysts accuse Bed Bath & Beyond of turning off AC in stores to save money as sales plummet

Analysts accuse Bed Bath & Beyond of turning off AC in stores to save money as sales plummet

Nicole Goodkind, CNN Business  |  Posted June 29 - 8:18 a.m.

Retailers typically want their sales numbers to be red hot, not their customers. But Bed Bath & Beyond is reportedly dealing with cooled momentum and heated customers at its stores.
How we got addicted to using Q-tips the wrong way

How we got addicted to using Q-tips the wrong way

Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business  |  Updated June 28 - 9:44 p.m.

Unfortunately, we use Q-tips for the very thing it specifically warns us not to do. Every Q-tips box has a warning label: "Do not insert swab into ear canal," and if you're going to use it to clean your ears, gently swab the outer part only.
Here's how to protect your money from a potential recession

Here's how to protect your money from a potential recession

Jeanne Sahadi, CNN Business  |  Updated June 28 - 12:13 p.m.

Whether or not the U.S. economy falls into an official recession, there are still plenty of difficult financial and economic factors hitting investors and consumers.
3 killed, dozens hurt in Amtrak train crash in Missouri

3 killed, dozens hurt in Amtrak train crash in Missouri

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Updated June 27 - 8:23 p.m.

Three people were killed and dozens others were injured Monday when an Amtrak passenger train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago struck a dump truck and derailed in a remote, rural area of Missouri. A Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman says two of the people who died were on the train and one was in the truck.  It was not immediately clear exactly how many people were hurt, the patrol said, but hospitals reported receiving more than 40 patients from the crash and were expecting more. Officials say Amtrak's Southwest Chief was carrying about 207 passengers and crew members when the collision happened near Mendon at a rural intersection on a gravel road with no lights or electronic controls. The Highway Patrol said seven cars derailed.
New apartments to rise in Salt Lake neighborhood at center of revitalization plan

New apartments to rise in Salt Lake neighborhood at center of revitalization plan

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 27 - 7:31 p.m.

Ground was broken Monday for a project that adds to a neighborhood in Utah's capital city that is on the rise.
Senate Democrats question Facebook's rules against gun sales on platform

Senate Democrats question Facebook's rules against gun sales on platform

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News  |  Posted June 27 - 5:54 p.m.

Three Senate Democrats want Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to be more transparent about how the social media giant regulates gun sales on the platform, after reporting shows the site allows gun sellers to violate internal rules 10 times before being kicked off the platform.
Officials: Russian missile strike hits crowded shopping mall

Officials: Russian missile strike hits crowded shopping mall

Yuras Karmanau And Francesca Ebel, Associated Press  |  Posted June 27 - 2:11 p.m.

Ukrainian officials say scores of civilians are feared killed or injured after a Russian missile strike hit a crowded shopping mall in the central city of Kremenchuk.
Just keep your returns: Stores weigh paying you not to bring back unwanted items

Just keep your returns: Stores weigh paying you not to bring back unwanted items

Parija Kavilanz, CNN Business  |  Posted June 27 - 12:42 p.m.

The chaotic mix of record fuel prices and an unending supply chain crisis have retailers considering the unthinkable: Instead of returning your unwanted items, just keep them.
'Elvis,' 'Top Gun' tie for box-office crown with $30.5M each

'Elvis,' 'Top Gun' tie for box-office crown with $30.5M each

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted June 27 - 8:04 a.m.

"Elvis" tied "Top Gun: Maverick," which also reported $30.5 million, for No. 1 in theaters. Final figures Monday, once Sunday's grosses are tabulated, will sort out which film ultimately won the weekend.
Did corporate greed fuel inflation? It's not biggest culprit

Did corporate greed fuel inflation? It's not biggest culprit

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted June 27 - 7:18 a.m.

Most of all, though, economists say resurgent spending drove inflation up.
Capitalism saved this Utah man from alcoholism

Capitalism saved this Utah man from alcoholism

Lee Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted June 26 - 10:30 p.m.

Capitalism is what saved Jefferson Rogers from alcoholism.
Asian stocks buoyed by Wall Street gains as easing oil cools inflation fears

Asian stocks buoyed by Wall Street gains as easing oil cools inflation fears

Kevin Buckland and Sam Byford, Reuters  |  Posted June 26 - 9:28 p.m.

Stocks gained in Asia on Monday amid improved risk sentiment after Wall Street rebounded strongly at the end of last week as oil prices eased, tempering fears of prolonged inflation and the accompanying aggressive Federal Reserve tightening.
What are closing costs for home sellers?

What are closing costs for home sellers?

Ben Mizes, Associated Press  |  Posted June 26 - 4:17 p.m.

With the current seller's market, along with high demand and low inventory, many homeowners are dabbling with the idea of putting their house up for sale.
More than 700 flights canceled Sunday

More than 700 flights canceled Sunday

Chuck Johnston, CNN  |  Posted June 26 - 3:48 p.m.

At least 730 flights were canceled across the United States on Sunday evening, according to the flight-tracking website FlightAware.
'You guys are still here?': VidAngel relaunches after 4-year legal battle

'You guys are still here?': VidAngel relaunches after 4-year legal battle

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted June 25 - 11:11 a.m.

After a prolonged legal battle with the giants of Hollywood and spending a better part of two years out of the public eye, video filtering service VidAngel is relaunching under new ownership.
Disney, other US companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

Disney, other US companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

David Shepardson and Dawn Chmielewski, Reuters  |  Posted June 25 - 8:21 a.m.

U.S. companies including Walt Disney and Meta said on Friday they will cover employees' expenses if they have to travel for abortion services after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
Manufacturers struggle to keep pace with vinyl record demand

Manufacturers struggle to keep pace with vinyl record demand

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted June 24 - 6:27 p.m.

Dozens of record-pressing factories have been built to try to meet demand in North America — and it's still not enough.
The newest, weirdest summer treat is a ketchup-flavored popsicle

The newest, weirdest summer treat is a ketchup-flavored popsicle

Zoe Sottile, CNN  |  Posted June 24 - 6:06 p.m.

A Canadian ketchup brand has launched an unusual twist on a popular summer treat: Ketchup-flavored popsicles.
Why Utah Gov. Cox says defense is 'one of the best investments' Utah has made

Why Utah Gov. Cox says defense is 'one of the best investments' Utah has made

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted June 24 - 2:31 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on Friday joined aerospace and defense leaders in Layton for an industry event to discuss what makes Utah an attractive option for such companies, as well as what it means for the future of aerospace and defense in Utah.
Will Instagram's new age verification plan help protect children?

Will Instagram's new age verification plan help protect children?

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted June 24 - 7:20 a.m.

Instagram announced a new program Thursday for U.S. users that will trigger if someone attempts to change their age from under 18 to over 18. It's an effort, according to the company, to ensure content access matches a user's age group.
JPMorgan lays off hundreds, citing 'cyclical changes' in housing mortgage market

JPMorgan lays off hundreds, citing 'cyclical changes' in housing mortgage market

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted June 23 - 10:13 p.m.

The biggest U.S. bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co., has started laying off employees as the U.S. housing market continues to cool amid rising mortgage rates.
US FDA halts sales of Juul e-cigarettes

US FDA halts sales of Juul e-cigarettes

Chris Kirkham, Reuters  |  Posted June 23 - 10:15 a.m.

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday blocked e-cigarette maker Juul from selling its nicotine products in the United States, potentially dealing a fatal blow to the once high-flying San Francisco company.
Amazon has a plan to make Alexa mimic anyone's voice

Amazon has a plan to make Alexa mimic anyone's voice

Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters  |  Posted June 23 - 7:04 a.m.

Amazon wants to give customers the chance to make Alexa, the company's voice assistant, sound just like their grandmother — or anyone else.
Powell: Fed aiming to avoid recession amid inflation fight

Powell: Fed aiming to avoid recession amid inflation fight

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Updated June 22 - 10:16 p.m.

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell sought to reassure the public that the Fed will raise interest rates high and fast enough to quell inflation, without tightening credit so much as to throttle the economy and cause a recession.
Gas tax holiday? Romney says the problem's not 18¢ per gallon, it's the $2 price hike

Gas tax holiday? Romney says the problem's not 18¢ per gallon, it's the $2 price hike

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted June 22 - 7:04 p.m.

As gasoline and diesel prices soar to record levels, American drivers would unquestionably welcome some relief at the pump.
US importing baby formula from Mexico to ease shortage

US importing baby formula from Mexico to ease shortage

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted June 22 - 6:35 p.m.

The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it is providing logistical support to import the equivalent of about 16 million 8-ounce baby formula bottles from Mexico.
Changes to your next 401(k) statement could be alarming, but don't panic just yet

Changes to your next 401(k) statement could be alarming, but don't panic just yet

Nicole Goodkind, CNN Business  |  Posted June 22 - 2:32 p.m.

Your next 401(k) statement could come with a very worrisome surprise.
FDA to order Juul e-cigarettes off market, reports say

FDA to order Juul e-cigarettes off market, reports say

Reuters  |  Posted June 22 - 9:36 a.m.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is preparing to order Juul to take its e-cigarettes off the market in the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is changing its name

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is changing its name

Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business  |  Posted June 22 - 8:41 a.m.

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is changing its name after 85 years. The household staple is now called Kraft Mac & Cheese.
US to propose rule to limit nicotine levels in cigarettes

US to propose rule to limit nicotine levels in cigarettes

Ismail Shakil and Amruta Khandekar, Reuters  |  Posted June 21 - 7:54 p.m.

The Biden administration plans to propose a rule to establish a maximum nicotine level in cigarettes and other finished tobacco products in an attempt to make them less addictive, the White House Budget Office said Tuesday.
Uber, Lyft drivers claim price-fixing in lawsuit against companies

Uber, Lyft drivers claim price-fixing in lawsuit against companies

Mike Scarcella, Reuters  |  Posted June 21 - 7:12 p.m.

A group of drivers for Uber and Lyft on Tuesday accused the companies of unfairly controlling how much passengers are charged for rides in an antitrust lawsuit in California state court.
'It's a legacy': How Aggie Ice Cream became a USU and Utah institution over the past 100 years

'It's a legacy': How Aggie Ice Cream became a USU and Utah institution over the past 100 years

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 21 - 7:11 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox proclaimed Tuesday as Aggie Ice Cream Day, a century after Utah State University began churning out the now-beloved brand.
Tesla sued by former employees over 'mass layoff'

Tesla sued by former employees over 'mass layoff'

Akriti Sharma and Hyunjoo Jin, Reuters  |  Posted June 21 - 7:08 p.m.

Former Tesla employees have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. electric car company alleging its decision to carry out a "mass layoff" violated federal law as the company did not provide advance notice of the job cuts.
Elon Musk declared himself a Republican supporter but won't commit to voting for Donald Trump

Elon Musk declared himself a Republican supporter but won't commit to voting for Donald Trump

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted June 21 - 11:48 a.m.

Last month, Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he was bailing out as a long-time supporter of Democratic political candidates because the party had morphed from "kindness" to "division and hate" and would, moving forward, cast his votes for Republicans.
Americans to set road trip record for July 4 despite sky-high gas prices, AAA predicts

Americans to set road trip record for July 4 despite sky-high gas prices, AAA predicts

Gregory Wallace, CNN  |  Posted June 21 - 9:29 a.m.

Americans are feeling the heat at the gas pump, but that won't keep them in park, AAA predicts
Kellogg to split into 3; snacks, cereals, plant-based food

Kellogg to split into 3; snacks, cereals, plant-based food

Matt Ott And Dee-ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted June 21 - 9:05 a.m.

Kellogg Co., the maker of Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies and Eggo, will split into three companies focused on cereals, snacks and plant-based foods.
Hybrid work can make conversations a struggle. Here's how to advocate for yourself

Hybrid work can make conversations a struggle. Here's how to advocate for yourself

Megan Marples, CNN  |  Posted June 21 - 6:50 a.m.

Hybrid work combines the communication styles of remote and in-person work, making it easier for information to get lost in translation and co-workers to feel disconnected.
The cryptocurrency crash has led to $2T in losses. Here's what's behind the big dive

The cryptocurrency crash has led to $2T in losses. Here's what's behind the big dive

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted June 20 - 10:22 p.m.

Even in a market notable for its volatility, cryptocurrencies have been on a wild, downhill ride over the past few months with individual digital tokens dropping to their lowest marks in two years and the overall sector having now dropped nearly $2 trillion in value since late last year.
Yellowstone Park aims for quick reopening after floods

Yellowstone Park aims for quick reopening after floods

Matthew Brown And Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press  |  Posted June 20 - 7:12 p.m.

Federal officials say most of Yellowstone National Park should reopen within the next two weeks. Yellowstone will partially reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Biden says he's considering a gasoline tax holiday

Biden says he's considering a gasoline tax holiday

Aamer Madhani, Associated Press  |  Updated June 20 - 6:29 p.m.

President Joe Biden says he's considering a federal holiday on the gasoline tax. That could possibly save Americans as much as 18.4 cents a gallon.
US banks expect a clean bill of health after Fed's stress tests

US banks expect a clean bill of health after Fed's stress tests

Pete Schroeder, Reuters  |  Posted June 20 - 12:49 p.m.

Large U.S. banks are optimistic they will receive a clean bill of health from the Federal Reserve this week, freeing them up to distribute billions of dollars in excess capital to investors.
Yellen: Recession not inevitable, gas tax holiday being weighed

Yellen: Recession not inevitable, gas tax holiday being weighed

Aamer Madhani, Associated Press  |  Posted June 20 - 7:57 a.m.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says she expects the U.S. economy to slow in the months ahead, but that a recession is not inevitable.
Most expensive homes in Utah: Inside Utah's luxury housing market

Most expensive homes in Utah: Inside Utah's luxury housing market

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted June 20 - 7:16 a.m.

A home in the ski destination community of Park City recently broke the record for the most expensive house sale in Utah, but another could shatter that record by nearly $10 million.
Lawmakers urge Google to fix abortion searches that steer women to 'fake clinics'

Lawmakers urge Google to fix abortion searches that steer women to 'fake clinics'

Diane Bartz, Reuters  |  Posted June 19 - 12:22 p.m.

U.S. lawmakers urged Alphabet's leading Google search engine to give accurate results to people seeking abortions rather than sometimes sending them to "crisis pregnancy centers," which steer woman away from the procedures.
Why New Jersey and Oregon still don't let you pump your own gas

Why New Jersey and Oregon still don't let you pump your own gas

Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business  |  Posted June 19 - 8:08 a.m.

People in New Jersey and Oregon are not allowed to touch the gas nozzle. Changing that law is not so simple in those states.
Bitcoin drops below $20,000 as crypto selloff quickens

Bitcoin drops below $20,000 as crypto selloff quickens

Haleluya Hadero and Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted June 18 - 7:21 p.m.

The price of bitcoin has fallen below $20,000 for the first time since late 2020, in a fresh sign that the selloff in cryptocurrencies is deepening.
Why this downtown Salt Lake office skyscraper is being converted into housing

Why this downtown Salt Lake office skyscraper is being converted into housing

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 18 - 5:51 p.m.

It was once Salt Lake City's tallest building, but now global development company Hines intends to convert the downtown skyscraper into new housing.