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Utah Man Freed From Venezuela After Two-Year Detention 27.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
A Utah man who spent two years in a Venezuelan prison was released by President Nicolás Maduro’s authoritarian government as an olive branch as it faces intensifying U.S. sanctions
Mike Meru Has $1 Million in Student Loans. How Did That Happen? 25.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: US
Due to escalating tuition and easy credit, the U.S. has 101 people who owe at least $1 million in federal student loans. Five years ago, 14 people owed that much. More could soon be joining the group.
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U.S. Auto Regulator Opens Tesla Crash Probe in Utah 17.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
U.S. safety investigators on Wednesday opened the third active investigation of a Tesla Inc. vehicle that crashed while the driver-assistance system Autopilot was said to be in use.
State Budgets Get Lift From Economy, Tax Bill 7.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Officials from Utah to Connecticut are reporting better tax revenues and say their fiscal outlook has improved, thanks to an expanding economy and job growth.
Parents, You Can Stop Helicoptering 30.3.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
A new Utah law means they no longer need to fear the cops if they let kids walk to school alone.
Sessions Rejects GOP Calls For Second Special Counsel 30.3.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rejected calls from Republican lawmakers to appoint a second special counsel to investigate how the Justice Department and FBI handled probes involving Hillary Clinton and a former Trump campaign adviser.
The Senate's Iran Helpers 20.3.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
A Senate coalition tries to hamstring U.S. aid for the Saudis in Yemen.
Trump Endorses Romney for Senate 20.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
President Donald Trump Monday night endorsed Republican Mitt Romney for a Utah Senate seat, backing a GOP candidate who is a favorite within the party but who has in the past been a vocal critic of the president.
In Utah, Fossils Versus Fossil Fuels 17.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Paleontologists worried that the search for fossil fuels could disturb rare fossils are suing to reverse the Trump administration’s decision to cut by nearly half the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
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Mitt Romney Announces Run for Utah Senate Seat 17.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will run for the U.S. Senate seat from Utah being vacated by Orrin Hatch, he said in a video announcement.
Romney Delays Announcement on Utah Senate Run 15.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said Wednesday he would delay a planned announcement regarding a run for the open Senate seat being vacated by Utah Republican Orrin Hatch, following the school shooting in Florida.
Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy to Leave Congress at End of Term 1.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy said Wednesday that he will leave Congress after this year, the latest House Republican to resign or announce he won’t stand for re-election.
Technology stocks lead U.S. indexes toward more record highs 3.1.2018 LA Times: Business

Technology companies are once again leading U.S. stocks higher Wednesday as indexes remain at all-time highs. Chip makers and well-known companies such as Oracle are leading the way. South Carolina energy company Scana, which has plunged after it stopped construction of a $9-billion nuclear project,...

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Trump Commutes Sentence of Sholom Rubashkin 21.12.2017 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The White House announced that President Donald Trump commuted the bank-fraud prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, following a long-running campaign on behalf of the former kosher-meat businessman.
GOP Increases Child Tax Credit in Bid to Satisfy Rubio, Lee 15.12.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Republicans will make more of the child tax credit refundable in a last-minute concession to Sens. Marco Rubio and Mike Lee, potentially clearing one of the last big hurdles to passing the plan.
Stocks rise broadly, led by banks 12.12.2017 LA Times: Business

Banks were leading U.S. stocks higher Tuesday as the Federal Reserve was meeting to discuss interest rates and the economy. The central bank is expected to raise interest rates Wednesday; it would be the third time this year. Banks benefit from higher interest rates because they can charge more...

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Stocks tick up, bringing S&P 500 and Dow to new highs 12.12.2017 LA Times: Business

Technology companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher Monday, driving the market to another set of milestones.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index and Dow Jones industrial average finished at new highs. Both indexes also set record highs Friday.

Solid gains by healthcare companies also helped lift the...

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Stock indexes hold steady, and oil prices fall 6.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

U.S. stocks held steady in Wednesday morning trading, following sharp drops for markets around the world. Coming off its first three-day losing streak since the summer, the Standard & Poor's 500 index flipped between small gains and losses in the first half-hour of trading.

The recent losses have...

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The Right Move on Monuments 6.12.2017 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Trump puts an end to a federal land grab in southeast Utah.
Stock indexes rise as tech shares bounce back 5.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

U.S. stock indexes ticked higher Tuesday as some of the year's biggest winners picked themselves back up after recent stumbles.

Technology stocks recovered some of their sharp losses from Monday and the prior week, which helped offset drops for telecommunication stocks and other areas of the market.

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