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COVID-19 vaccine boosters could mean billions for drugmakers

COVID-19 vaccine boosters could mean billions for drugmakers

Tom Murphy, Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 25 - 6:47 p.m.

Billions more in profits are at stake for some vaccine makers as the U.S. moves toward dispensing COVID-19 booster shots to shore up Americans' protection against the virus.
Chick-fil-A to test new fall-inspired milkshake in Salt Lake City

Chick-fil-A to test new fall-inspired milkshake in Salt Lake City

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 25 - 10:30 a.m.

Chick-fil-A is getting into the fall spirit and Utah's capital city will get a sneak peek of its latest creation.
Dozens to be evicted as Layton mobile home park is redeveloped

Dozens to be evicted as Layton mobile home park is redeveloped

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 24 - 9:23 p.m.

Layton City has not received plans yet, but the owners of a mobile home park reportedly want to put in a combination of businesses and apartments. This change will force residents out of their homes.
Ancient tablet acquired by Hobby Lobby going back to Iraq

Ancient tablet acquired by Hobby Lobby going back to Iraq

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 24 - 8:40 p.m.

A 3,500-year-old clay tablet discovered in the ruins of the library of an ancient Mesopotamian king, then looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago, is finally headed back to Iraq.
Costco is limiting how much toilet paper you can buy again — but it's not all because of panic buying this time

Costco is limiting how much toilet paper you can buy again — but it's not all because of panic buying this time

Chris Isidore, CNN Business  |  Updated Sept. 24 - 5:14 p.m.

Costco is once again placing limits on purchases of toilet paper, paper towels and cleaning supplies.
Snowbasin plans to add 300-room hotel, expand services in coming years

Snowbasin plans to add 300-room hotel, expand services in coming years

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 24 - 12:24 p.m.

Snowbasin Resort is slowly turning into a community as a part of a massive expansion of services in the next few years.
Salt Lake City lost the lucrative Outdoor Retailer shows to Denver. Could it steal them back?

Salt Lake City lost the lucrative Outdoor Retailer shows to Denver. Could it steal them back?

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 24 - 8:06 a.m.

Could the mammoth and lucrative Outdoor Retailer shows be headed back to Salt Lake City?
Why first-time homebuyers are struggling to buy right now

Why first-time homebuyers are struggling to buy right now

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 23 - 8:58 p.m.

Existing home sales dipped nationwide last month, breaking two straight months of increases, but supply is still tight and prices still high.
One to charge them all: EU demands single plug for phones

One to charge them all: EU demands single plug for phones

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 23 - 6:15 p.m.

The European Union announced plans Thursday to require the smartphone industry to adopt a uniform charging cord for mobile devices.
Lawmakers, air industry call for new action on unruly passengers

Lawmakers, air industry call for new action on unruly passengers

David Shepardson and Doina Chiacu, Reuters  |  Updated Sept. 23 - 3:02 p.m.

U.S. lawmakers, aviation unions and others on Thursday pushed for new actions to try to deter the rising reports of unruly passenger incidents.
Labor shortages hit electronics makers as chip drought persists, causing delays

Labor shortages hit electronics makers as chip drought persists, causing delays

Stephen Nellis, Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 23 - 2:32 p.m.

Nearly four in five electronics manufacturers say that it has become harder to find qualified workers, compounding problems from an ongoing chip shortage and causing delays in shipping products, a trade group representing them said on Thursday.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, Sen. Mike Lee to offer keynote at Silicon Slopes Summit

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Sen. Mike Lee to offer keynote at Silicon Slopes Summit

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Sept. 23 - 1:34 p.m.

Silicon Slopes' annual summit, slated for next month, will feature one of the most prominent CEOs in the world and a Utah senator sharing the stage together.
Why Provo-based SmartyStreets and its #GirlDad CEO entered into $2M agreement with every BYU female athlete

Why Provo-based SmartyStreets and its #GirlDad CEO entered into $2M agreement with every BYU female athlete

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 23 - 9:31 a.m.

Every BYU female athlete has been offered a deal that would pay up to $6,000 individually for promoting Provo-based SmartyStreets on social media and participating in various company events and promotions.
Utah company tackles problems of remote work by creating virtual workspace

Utah company tackles problems of remote work by creating virtual workspace

Jenny Rollins, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 23 - 9:03 a.m.

A new Utah-based tech company has launched a new platform that allows remote and hybrid companies to build a virtual office space for their employees.
US jobless claims tick up from near a pandemic low

US jobless claims tick up from near a pandemic low

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 23 - 7:00 a.m.

The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the delta variant of the coronavirus may be disrupting the job market's recovery, at least temporarily.
UTA's Ogden rapid bus project has a new name as it inches closer to completion

UTA's Ogden rapid bus project has a new name as it inches closer to completion

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 22 - 7:59 p.m.

Up until Wednesday, the Utah Transit Authority has called its rapid bus project the Ogden/WSU BRT. It now has a new name.
Utah a 'shining star' for economic recovery, so what's holding people back from working?

Utah a 'shining star' for economic recovery, so what's holding people back from working?

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 22 - 6:28 p.m.

Former Gov. Gary Herbert and Utah Rep. Robert Spendlove say Utah's economy has bounced back after the pandemic and continues to be the strongest economy in the nation.
US sues to stop deal between American Airlines and JetBlue

US sues to stop deal between American Airlines and JetBlue

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 21 - 7:12 p.m.

The Justice Department and officials in six states have filed a lawsuit to block a partnership formed by American Airlines and JetBlue, claiming that it will reduce competition and lead to higher fares.
A life and death question for regulators: Is Tesla's Autopilot safe?

A life and death question for regulators: Is Tesla's Autopilot safe?

Hyunjoo Jin, Mike Spector and David Shepardson, Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 21 - 11:57 a.m.

Government officials are scrutinizing twelve accidents involving Tesla's Autopilot as part of the agency's farthest-reaching investigation since Tesla introduced the semi-autonomous driving system in 2015.
McDonald's is giving its Happy Meal toys a makeover

McDonald's is giving its Happy Meal toys a makeover

Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN Business  |  Posted Sept. 21 - 9:54 a.m.

McDonald's pledged Tuesday to significantly reduce the use of plastics in its Happy Meal toys worldwide, two years after the fast food giant faced backlash in the United Kingdom over environmental concerns.
This Utah company offers soon-to-be mothers a month of paid leave before due date as employers compete on benefits

This Utah company offers soon-to-be mothers a month of paid leave before due date as employers compete on benefits

Jenny Rollins, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 21 - 9:09 a.m.

Hiring new talent and operating a business during such a tumultuous time has meant that many companies want to make their employment look more appealing. Some have done this by raising their minimum wage. Others like Utah-based Domo have decided to provide more benefits that will draw in more talent, including offering an extra month of maternity leave before a baby is born.
Democrats, Republicans head for showdown on US debt limit

Democrats, Republicans head for showdown on US debt limit

Richard Cowan, Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 9:53 p.m.

Top Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Monday said they would aim to continue funding the government and increase its borrowing authority in a single bill in coming days, setting up a showdown with Republicans who have vowed not to approve more debt.
MountainStar Healthcare acquires 5 Utah hospitals from Steward Health Care

MountainStar Healthcare acquires 5 Utah hospitals from Steward Health Care

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 9:25 p.m.

HCA Healthcare, known in Utah as MountainStar Healthcare, has acquired Steward Health Care's five Utah hospitals, expanding the company's presence in the West.
US easing foreign travel restrictions; vaccinations required

US easing foreign travel restrictions; vaccinations required

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 20 - 9:02 p.m.

In a major easing of pandemic travel restrictions, the U.S. said Monday it will allow foreigners to fly into the country this fall if they have vaccination proof and a negative COVID-19 test — changes replacing a hodgepodge of rules that had kept out many non-citizens and irritated allies in Europe and beyond where virus cases are lower.
US unveils plan to address 'silent killer': extreme heat

US unveils plan to address 'silent killer': extreme heat

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 5:38 p.m.

The Biden administration is moving to protect workers and communities from extreme heat after a dangerously hot summer and wildfires caused hundreds of deaths.
Port authority pauses vote on $150M bond amid pressure from Salt Lake City, protesters

Port authority pauses vote on $150M bond amid pressure from Salt Lake City, protesters

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 4:45 p.m.

Utah Inland Port Authority postponed a vote on a $150 million plan for a public infrastructure district after Salt Lake leaders and protesters questioned the plan and its timing.
COVID pandemic creates shortages of an array of US medical supplies

COVID pandemic creates shortages of an array of US medical supplies

Timothy Aeppel, Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 4:32 p.m.

Shortages of masks and gloves that marked the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic have spread to a host of other items needed at medical facilities.
Crunch time for Congress with Biden's agenda, debt limit on the line

Crunch time for Congress with Biden's agenda, debt limit on the line

Susan Cornwell, Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 11:18 a.m.

The U.S. Congress returns to session on Monday facing a massive agenda and a tight time crunch, with President Joe Biden's Democrats hoping to pass sweeping domestic programs and raise the debt ceiling in a matter of weeks.
High-stakes Christmas looms as surging toy demand meets supply-chain snarls

High-stakes Christmas looms as surging toy demand meets supply-chain snarls

Richa Naidu and Lisa Baertlein, Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 7:44 a.m.

With demand for toys at an all-time high, U.S. suppliers and retailers are racing to outrun severe air, sea and land shipping snarls so Santa has a mountain of dolls, scooters and video game consoles to deliver at Christmas.
Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home

Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 8:12 p.m.

Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan's capital said Sunday, detailing the latest restrictions on women by the new Taliban rulers.
Use of OxyContin profits to fight opioids formally approved

Use of OxyContin profits to fight opioids formally approved

Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 9:15 a.m.

A judge formally approved a plan Friday to turn OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma into a new company no longer owned by members of the Sackler family and with its profits going to fight the opioid epidemic.
One of Main Street's longest-tenured tenants is moving — but not going away

One of Main Street's longest-tenured tenants is moving — but not going away

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 18 - 7:02 p.m.

McKay Diamonds & Jewelry has remained a staple on Main Street Salt Lake City for over 70 years. While it's moving, its owners — who took over in 2010 — ensured it wouldn't go far.
France recalls ambassadors to US, Australia over submarine deal

France recalls ambassadors to US, Australia over submarine deal

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 18 - 1:05 p.m.

America's oldest ally, France, recalled its ambassador to the United States on Friday in an unprecedented show of anger that dwarfed decades of previous rifts.
Amid COVID surge, states that cut benefits still see no hiring boost

Amid COVID surge, states that cut benefits still see no hiring boost

Howard Schneider, Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 18 - 11:40 a.m.

The August slowdown in U.S. job creation hit harder in states that pulled the plug early on enhanced federal unemployment benefits, places where an intense summertime surge of coronavirus cases may have held back the hoped-for job growth.
Poll: Americans have little trust in online security

Poll: Americans have little trust in online security

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 18 - 10:05 a.m.

Most Americans don't believe their personal information is secure online and aren't satisfied with the federal government's efforts to protect it, according to a poll.
Draper family: Airbnb no help after someone listed their home as a rental and guests started showing up

Draper family: Airbnb no help after someone listed their home as a rental and guests started showing up

Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 17 - 10:35 p.m.

Airbnb is wildly popular, as over 4 million hosts use the home-sharing site to provide travelers a place to crash. But when two guests landed on a doorstep in Draper, it caused a big problem for the homeowners because they didn't put their house on Airbnb — someone else did.
Here's what Mitt Romney says makes Utah a great place for fintech companies

Here's what Mitt Romney says makes Utah a great place for fintech companies

Jenny Rollins, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 17 - 7:01 p.m.

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said that businesses, especially innovative businesses like those in fintech, come to Utah for four reasons.
This e-commerce giant is back from the grave

This e-commerce giant is back from the grave

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 17 - 11:49 a.m.

Predictions of e-commerce giant Overstock.com's impending demise were rampant in early 2020, but now the company is hitting record performance numbers.
Is Utah's 'fierce' housing market cooling? Sales are slowing, but prices are still sky high

Is Utah's 'fierce' housing market cooling? Sales are slowing, but prices are still sky high

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 16 - 5:20 p.m.

It appears Utah's housing market may be slowing ever so slightly, according to the latest Salt Lake County home sale figures.
Intermountain Healthcare to merge with Colorado health nonprofit

Intermountain Healthcare to merge with Colorado health nonprofit

Jenny Rollins, KSL.com  |  Updated Sept. 16 - 12:30 p.m.

Intermountain Healthcare announced Thursday that the organization is merging with SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization in Colorado.
Is the West's housing market overpriced? These Utah, Idaho cities rank as nation's most 'overvalued'

Is the West's housing market overpriced? These Utah, Idaho cities rank as nation's most 'overvalued'

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 16 - 9:16 a.m.

Three Utah cities are in the top 10 "most overvalued" housing markets in the entire country: Ogden, Provo and Salt Lake City.
US unemployment claims rise after hitting pandemic low

US unemployment claims rise after hitting pandemic low

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 16 - 7:30 a.m.

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits moved up last week to 332,000 from a pandemic low, a sign that worsening COVID infections may have slightly increased layoffs.
New Salt Lake City airport turns 1 but is still growing. Here's when the construction will end

New Salt Lake City airport turns 1 but is still growing. Here's when the construction will end

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 15 - 8:52 p.m.

The new Salt Lake City International Airport is still growing after its first year of operation. Here's what's in store for the future.
Qualtrics develops solution for businesses to track COVID vaccination, testing for employees

Qualtrics develops solution for businesses to track COVID vaccination, testing for employees

Jenny Rollins, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 14 - 7:04 p.m.

Utah customer experience giant Qualtrics has created a solution for companies to track verification of COVID-19 vaccination and/or negative testing for employees.
Apple's new iPhone 13 touts faster 5G, sharper cameras to spur trade-ins

Apple's new iPhone 13 touts faster 5G, sharper cameras to spur trade-ins

Stephen Nellis, Reuters  |  Updated Sept. 14 - 6:07 p.m.

Apple Inc unveiled the iPhone 13 and a new iPad mini on Tuesday, expanding 5G connectivity and showing off faster chips and sharper cameras without raising the phone's price.
Amazon hikes average U.S. starting pay to $18, hires for 125,000 jobs

Amazon hikes average U.S. starting pay to $18, hires for 125,000 jobs

Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 14 - 1:59 p.m.

Amazon has increased its average starting wage in the United States to more than $18 an hour and plans to hire another 125,000 warehouse and transportation workers, an executive told Reuters.
Solar panel shortage can't stop a record sales year

Solar panel shortage can't stop a record sales year

Nichola Groom, Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 14 - 11:13 a.m.

New U.S. solar installations have soared 45% and are on track for a record year despite a supply chain squeeze.
Ex-Wells Fargo executives set to face civil trial in scandal over phony accounts

Ex-Wells Fargo executives set to face civil trial in scandal over phony accounts

Reuters  |  Updated Sept. 13 - 5:47 p.m.

The civil trial of three former Wells Fargo & Co employees over their alleged roles in a scandal involving phony accounts kicked off on Monday.
From zippers to glass, shortages of basic goods hobble US economy

From zippers to glass, shortages of basic goods hobble US economy

Howard Schneider and Timothy Aeppel, Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 13 - 9:35 a.m.

For Lauren Rash, it's the little things that have snarled production at her tent factory here, like the many shades of black Velcro.
How a Salt Lake cinema kept dozens of US theaters afloat during the pandemic

How a Salt Lake cinema kept dozens of US theaters afloat during the pandemic

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 13 - 6:18 a.m.

Like most movie theaters, the screens of Salt Lake's Broadway and Tower cinemas went dark in spring of 2020 as the COVID-19 virus broke into the public spotlight.
Epic Games appeals ruling in lawsuit alleging Apple monopoly

Epic Games appeals ruling in lawsuit alleging Apple monopoly

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 12 - 9:53 p.m.

Epic Games filed notice that is appealing a federal judge's decision in a lawsuit alleging that Apple has been running an illegal monopoly that stifles competition.
For new hires, remote work brings challenges, opportunities

For new hires, remote work brings challenges, opportunities

Urooba Jamal, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 12 - 6:19 p.m.

Rebekah Ingram's remote internship has come with a series of unexpected challenges: She lacks a proper office set-up, her mother often calls for her while she works, and her dog barks during video calls.
Disney to debut rest of 2021 films exclusively in theaters

Disney to debut rest of 2021 films exclusively in theaters

Lisa Richwine, Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 10 - 9:35 p.m.

Walt Disney Co. said on Friday it will release "Eternals," "West Side Story" and the rest of its 2021 films exclusively in theaters before sending them to streaming, a show of confidence that moviegoing will rebound.
How much of Utah's workforce will be affected by Biden's new vaccine or testing requirements?

How much of Utah's workforce will be affected by Biden's new vaccine or testing requirements?

Jenny Rollins, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 10 - 9:01 p.m.

President Biden announced an initiative that will compel businesses with over 100 employees to require their workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or get tested regularly.
Utah to open emergency disaster loan for farmers impacted by drought

Utah to open emergency disaster loan for farmers impacted by drought

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 10 - 1:24 p.m.

Utah farmers and ranchers wh have been impacted by drought conditions now have a new way to help recover losses associated with the drought.
Federal mandate takes vaccine decision off employers' hands

Federal mandate takes vaccine decision off employers' hands

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 10 - 12:29 p.m.

Larger U.S. businesses now won't have to decide whether to require their employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Doing so is now federal policy.
Biden announces new federal vaccine rules affecting 100 million Americans

Biden announces new federal vaccine rules affecting 100 million Americans

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 9 - 3:37 p.m.

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations.
Amazon to fully fund college tuition for frontline employees

Amazon to fully fund college tuition for frontline employees

Eva Mathews, Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 9 - 12:25 p.m.

Amazon.com will fully fund college tuition for over 750,000 of its frontline employees, the e-commerce giant said on Thursday.
US weekly jobless claims near 18-month low

US weekly jobless claims near 18-month low

Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 9 - 7:01 a.m.

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nearly 18 months, offering more evidence that job growth was being hindered by labor shortages rather than cooling demand for workers.