COVID-19: Vaccine Watch

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ROB GILLIES and TOM KRISHER Associated Press

Four-day truck blockade at US-Canada border shuts auto plants

The bumper-to-bumper demonstration entered its fourth day Thursday at the Ambassador Bridge connecting Windsor, Ontario, to Detroit.
3 months ago
Hiring sign is displayed outside of a retail store in Vernon Hills, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. ...
By Paul Wiseman

US unemployment claims at 52-year low

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in 52 years.
6 months ago
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Paul Nelson

Salt Lake City calls COVID-19 financial assistance program a big success, some housing funds still available

Officials in Salt Lake City say their financial assistance program to help families with during the pandemic was a success. 
6 months ago
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Eliza Craig

FEMA adds $8.4 million to Utah’s COVID response fund

FEMA said the funding will go toward personal protective equipment including medical gowns, N95 masks, and gloves.
6 months ago
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Anneken Tappe, CNN Business

Major disappointment: US economy adds only 194,000 jobs in September

US employers added only 194,000 jobs in September, another troubling sign that Covid is disrupting the economy.
8 months ago
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Mary Richards

“Holla Dollars” are released in Holladay to support local business

Holla Dollars can be downloaded in ten dollar increments and were made available by money sent to the state for pandemic relief.
8 months ago
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Heather Kelly

Home buyers in rural Utah are also feeling the pinch

Housing prices everywhere are seeing unprecedented increases over the last year.  As more people leave big cities in droves, they are driving up the home market in rural Utah.  
8 months ago
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Heather Kelly

Economist says Utah’s economy is doing well during the pandemic

"Utah's economy continues to be extremely strong," said Robert Spendlove, Senior economist for Zions Bank.
8 months ago
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PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer

US jobless claims drop by 14,000 to 385,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week by 14,000 to 385,000 more evidence that the economy and the job market are rebounding briskly from the coronavirus recession. The Labor Department reported Thursday that unemployment claims — a proxy for layoffs — dropped last week from a revised 399,000 […]
10 months ago
Supporters of Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., camp with her outside the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, Monday,...
JOSH BOAK and LISA MASCARO Associated Press

Biden to announce new eviction ban due to COVID spread

The Biden administration will announce a new 60-day eviction moratorium that would protect areas where 90% of the U.S. population lives.
10 months ago
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LISA MASCARO, JOSH BOAK and KEVIN FREKING Associated Press

Frustration as Biden, Congress allow eviction ban to expire

Furious lawmakers in Congress say they were blindsided when President Biden asked them to provide a last-minute solution to protect renters.
10 months ago
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Mark Jones

Utah to receive additional pandemic funds for schools

The Utah State Board of Education will require each district to apply for the pandemic relief funds to make sure it goes to schools who need it the most. 
11 months ago
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Curt Gresseth

Stewart seeks to block US funding going to places like Wuhan lab in China where pandemic may have started

Utah Rep. Chris Stewart wants to block taxpayers' dollars from funding places like the Wuhan laboratory in China
11 months ago
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Dan Bammes

Pandemic disruption behind widespread shortages

As Americans emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, widespread shortages of products ranging from lumber to computer chips to chicken wings are hitting businesses.
12 months ago
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Dan Bammes

Eurowings will fly to Germany from SLC

The German airline Eurowings, a subsidiary of Lufthansa, will be flying from Salt Lake City to Frankfurt, Germany three times a week starting next May.
1 year ago
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Becky Bruce

A full third of Americans wait until last minute to file taxes every year

40% of procrastinators blamed the amount of time it takes. For 10%, it comes down to the money -- if they're not getting a refund, why hurry to file taxes?
1 year ago
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Becky Bruce and Saige Miller

Cox announces end of pandemic unemployment payments

Gov. Spencer Cox announced Wednesday he plans to end a federal $300 weekly stimulus payment currently tied to pandemic unemployment benefits.
1 year ago
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By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer

EXPLAINER: Did US hiring slow because of a ‘labor shortage’?

The broadest explanation for the jobs report is that any time an economy has to recover from a severe shock, the road back isn't smooth.
1 year ago
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Simone Seikaly

New program offers a helping hand to Utah restaurants, other businesses

The Restaurant Revitalization Program from the Small Business Administration will provide billions to struggling restaurants.
1 year ago
FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, a hiring sign is displayed outside of McDonald's in Buffa...
CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer

US jobless claims fall to 547,000, another pandemic low

The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell last week to 547,000, a new low since the pandemic struck and a further encouraging sign that layoffs are slowing on the strength of an improving job market.
1 year ago
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Ladd Eagan, KSL TV

Utah unemployment rate among lowest in the nation

The Utah unemployment rate is tied with three other states for the best in the nation, but it may also reflect that people have stopped looking.
1 year ago
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Becky Bruce

Violence over mask policy won’t be tolerated, governor says

The governor pointed out businesses have the right under the law to enforce rules, including any mask-wearing policy, on their property. 
1 year ago
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Paul Nelson and Simone Seikaly

“Mask exemption card” is fraudulent says Utah Department of Health

The mask exemption cards being presented at schools and businesses are fraudulent and are not provided by Utah health officials.
1 year ago
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Dan Bammes

FEMA offers funeral assistance for families of COVID-19 victims

FEMA is offering assistance of up to $9,000 to help with funeral expenses for families of those who have died from COVID-19 . 
1 year ago