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EMPLOYMENT NEWS FOR JUNE 22, 2017
  • One Utah idea to train workers of the future: Kids as tech support in their own schools

    Utah kids need tech skills. Utah school districts need tech support. In a match funded by the state, the Millard School District will create a way for students in 11 districts to gain experience in information technology by helping with computer cra...
    Published 43 minutes  
  • Trump is 'unbelievably supportive of small businesses,' federal official tells Utahns

    President Donald Trump is “unbelievably supportive of small businesses” and is committed to helping them succeed through tax reform, rolling back government regulations and reforming the health care system, his Small Business Administration direc...
    Published 42 minutes  
  • First-of-Its-kind clean coal plant may not burn coal at all

    A first-of-its-kind “clean coal” power plant that utility owner Southern Co. has spent years constructing in Mississippi may end up burning no coal at all -- and instead just run like a natural gas generator. After years of delays and billions of...
    Published 6 minutes  
  • A new platform for Whole Foods? How deal could upend grocery

    New York • Seeing Whole Foods products first in Amazon searches? Breezing through the grocer’s stores with an app that scans affordable fruits and seafood? Those are among the possible scenarios that unnerved the food industry last week, when Ama...
    Published 3 minutes  
  • Are you cut out for a work-from-home job?

    Telecommuting has become synonymous with convenience, flexible schedules and, yes, pajamas. You don’t have to commute, spend money on transportation or dress up. But despite the appeal and laid-back reputation, there are challenges. “Not everybod...
    Published 35 minutes ago  
  • Uber CEO pushed out as company tries to clean up act

    Under Travis Kalanick’s leadership, Uber’s “Animal House”-style business plan was to grow as quickly as possible, steamrolling regulators while flouting the rules of workplace conduct. Behavior at the male-dominated company didn’t seem to m...
    Published 1 hour, 14 minutes ago  
  • Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

    Washington • An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision. Age-related ...
    Published 15 hours, 47 minutes ago  
  • Keeping CEO job was 1 fight too many for Uber’s Kalanick

    Detroit • Travis Kalanick’s combative personality created the culture that let Uber grow from startup to behemoth in just eight years. But under his direction the ride-hailing company had trouble growing up, leading to his downfall. Kalanick, 40...
    Published 15 hours, 57 minutes ago  
  • Ruling on Dakota pipeline months away

    Bismarck, N.D. • A federal judge won’t decide until later this year whether to shut down the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline while federal officials conduct a more thorough environmental review. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg on Wednesday...
    Published 16 hours, 5 minutes ago  
  • Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65+ last winter

    New York • The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around. U.S. health officials on Wednesday released new vaccine data showing it did...
    Published 16 hours, 11 minutes ago  
  • House GOP reviving privatizing air traffic control

    New York • With a boost from President Donald Trump, House Republicans are reviving efforts to shift responsibility for the nation’s air traffic control operations to a private, nonprofit corporation. Republican Rep. Bill Shuster, the chairman of...
    Published 16 hours, 11 minutes ago  
  • Energy stocks dive anew, offset technology gains

    New York • Energy stocks dove again on Wednesday as oil dropped to its lowest price since last summer, extending their dismal start to the year. Gains for health care and technology stocks helped hem in losses for broader market indexes. The Standa...
    Published 17 hours, 38 minutes ago  
  • Adobe, FedEx gain; Actuant, Whirlpool fall

    New York • Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday: • FedEx Corp., up $3.35 to $212.30 The package delivery service reported quarterly earnings that easily beat Wall Street’s estimates thanks to higher rates and delivery v...
    Published 17 hours, 38 minutes ago  
  • Briefs: CoreLife, hearing, Diamonds, Domo, Fresenius, Summit Vista

    CoreLife Eatery to host Huntsman Cancer Institute benefit CoreLife Eatery, a Utah County fast food restaurant that says it focuses on healthy and affordable meals, will hold a pre-opening event Thursday to benefit Huntsman Cancer Institute. The res...
    Published 19 hours, 11 minutes ago  
  • Uber CEO Kalanick resigns under investor pressure

    Detroit • Travis Kalanick, the combative and embattled CEO of ride-hailing giant Uber, has resigned under pressure from investors at a pivotal time for the company. Uber’s board confirmed the move early Wednesday, saying in a statement that Kalan...
    Published 19 hours, 51 minutes ago  
  • Federal official in Utah: Trump has the back of small business

    President Donald Trump is “unbelievably supportive of small businesses” and committed to helping them succeed through tax reform, rolling back government regulations and reforming the health care system, his Small Business Administration director...
    Published 21 hours, 23 minutes ago  
  • SBA boss: Trump has the back of small business

    President Donald Trump is “unbelievably supportive of small businesses” and committed to helping them succeed through tax reform, rolling back government regulations and reforming the health care system, his Small Business Administration director...
    Published 22 hours, 53 minutes ago  
  • Ford to import Focus small car from China in 2019

    Detroit • Ford Motor Co. will export vehicles from China to the U.S. for the first time starting in 2019. Ford will move production of its Ford Focus small car from the U.S. to China, where it already makes the Focus for Chinese buyers. Ford’s pr...
    Published 23 hours, 57 minutes ago  
  • Oil price extends drop to 7 month lows, despite OPEC cuts

    London • Oil prices fell further to a new 7 month low on Wednesday, with the international benchmark for crude sliding below $46 a barrel. That is just below the price seen in November, when OPEC and 10 other oil-producing countries agreed to cut t...
    Published 1 day ago  
  • Oil falls again, despite decline in U.S. crude supplies

    London • Oil prices fell further Wednesday, with the international benchmark for crude sliding below $45 a barrel. The recent drop in price indicates that efforts by OPEC and 10 other oil-producing countries to cut their production to reduce a sup...
    Published 1 day ago