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Housing construction....
Ladd Egan

Unaffordable Utah: Mortgage rates climb again as buyers look for price reductions

Utah's housing market is whiplashing as last year's buying frenzy seems to have slowed down to signs of a recession.
4 hours ago
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Matt Gephardt & Sloan Schrage

Get Gephardt: How cybercriminals use social engineering to get us to hand over our sensitive info

You can have the strongest, most secure password in the history of cybersecurity, but the bad guys know there is one weakness they can use to hack into your system - you!
5 hours ago
(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Glossy ibis fly over the Bear River Migratory Bird Ref...
Aimee Van Tatenhove, Utah Public Radio

Increasing Great Salt Lake salinity predicted to impact Utah brine shrimp

New research suggests that as Great Salt Lake shrinks and gets saltier, brine shrimp, a staple food for migrating birds and a boon to Utah’s economy, may be in danger of dramatic population declines.
15 hours ago
Albee Bostrom and Sissy McDade turned their love of thrift store shopping into a business: Thrift H...
Matt Gephardt

Gephardt Busts Inflation: Second-hand shopping, selling surge as Utahns try to beat rising prices

Data shared with the KSL investigators shows Utahns are trying to bring in more money and reduce spending as they try to bust inflation.
4 days ago
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KSL-TV

Sunday Edition: ‘Cease and Desist’ letter

Doug Wright gets into the details over the "cease and desist" letters sent to abortion providers by some Utah Republican Lawmakers.
6 days ago
Photo illustration (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)...
Matt Gephardt

Get Gephardt: Your credit card can up your interest rate without telling you

If your credit card company raises your interest rate even just a little bit, it could have a significant impact on how long it takes you to get out of debt. A relatively new law means your credit card company can do just that and they do not even have to give you the heads up.
6 days ago
Rocky Mountain Power hosted an all-electric vehicle auto show Tuesday. (KSL TV)...
Jed Boal

‘We’re right at that spot where it’s about to take off’: This might be the time for EVs

There’s a lot of excitement surrounding electric vehicles these days, and more of them on Utah roads. Rocky Mountain Power hosted an electric vehicle car show Tuesday to show off the latest options.
6 days ago
UDOT says it spend over $1.5 million on fixing potholes in the last fiscal year, FY 2022....
Matt Gephardt & Sloan Schrage, KSL TV

Submitting a claim to the government for pothole damage? Good luck with that

A pothole can do serious and expensive damage to your car. But as Get Gephardt found, if you hit a bad spot on a Utah road, don’t expect the city or state to rush to pay for your repairs.
7 days ago
How to Beat Inflation...
CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

Fed officials call for more rate hikes to fight inflation

The Federal Reserve will have to keep boosting its benchmark interest rate to a point that raises unemployment and gets inflation down from unusually high levels.
7 days ago
AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 20: People wait to shop at the Costco Wholesale store as they look to purc...
Larry D. Curtis

Inflation will not change Costco’s $1.50 hot dog combo — perhaps ever

During a presentation about its fourth-quarter financials, the big box retailer's COO said the price of the hot dog and soda — $1.50 — remains unchanged and said it plans to hold the price "a little longer — forever," according to Market Watch.
7 days ago
BRISTOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16:  In this photo illustration, One Pound coins are seen besides US Dol...
Jessie Yeung and Jonny Hallam, CNN Business

British pound plummets to record low against the dollar

The British pound fell to a new record all-time low against the US dollar of $1.035 on Monday, plummeting more than 4%.
8 days ago
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Mike Anderson

Can the 70-year-old landmark Kitty Pappas Steakhouse sign be saved?

A Woods Cross man is putting out a plea to save a 70-year landmark — an old neon sign that could soon be shut off for good.
14 days ago
People walk by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on September 16, 2022 in New York City. The Dow J...
DAMIAN J. TROISE, AP Business Writer

Wall Street slips ahead of expected interest rate hike

Stocks fell on Wall Street as investors brace for another big interest rate increase this week from the Federal Reserve.
15 days ago
Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard attends the Inaugural Tribeca X: A Day of Conversations Celebratin...
Associated Press

Patagonia founder gives company away to environmental trusts

The founder of outdoor gear company Patagonia, long known for environmental activism, says the company is transferring all of the its voting shares into a trust “dedicated to fighting the environmental crisis and defending nature.”
19 days ago
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KSL-TV

Sunday edition: the future of the monarchy; The political landscape in Utah

Doug Wright talks with a BYU professor about the future of the British Monarchy following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Doug also looks at the political landscape in Utah with two months to go until the mid-term elections.
19 days ago
This photo, provided by National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum, in Rochester, N.Y., shows t...
Associated Press

Bingo, Lite-Brite, Nerf among Toy Hall of Fame finalists

Voting opened Wednesday on which toys should go into the National Toy Hall of Fame this year.
20 days ago
Investors are getting spooked that the Federal Reserve's aggressive interest rate hikes could damag...
Nicole Goodkind, CNN Business & Ladd Egan, KSL TV

The Fed could crash the housing market

Investors are getting spooked that the Federal Reserve's aggressive interest rate hikes could damage the U.S. economy (just look at Tuesday's selloff). One area of growing concern: housing.
20 days ago
udot gondola graphic...
KSL-TV

Sunday Edition: Little Cottonwood Canyon gondola controversy; new UEA President

Doug Wright talks to UDOT about a proposed gondola in Little Cottonwood Canyon, including next steps for the project, how they came to decide on the gondola, and how the public can make their voice heard, including those against the proposed gondola.
25 days ago
Apple unveils the new iPhone 14 product line at a big press event on September 7. (Apple via CNN)...
Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN Business

Apple unveils new iPhones, Apple Watches and AirPods

Apple unveiled its new iPhone 14 lineup at a press event on Wednesday, along with three new Apple Watch models, an update to its popular AirPods product line and a feature that could save lives when cell service isn't available.
26 days ago
Apple announced a new iPhone 14 satellite connectivity feature. (Apple via CNN)...
Samantha Murphy Kelly and Jackie Wattles, CNN

Apple announces satellite emergency SOS feature for iPhone 14

Apple announced a forthcoming satellite connectivity feature called Emergency SOS via Satellite at its iPhone 14 launch event.
26 days ago
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Madison Swenson

Cup Noodles unveils ‘pumpkin spice’ flavor

Nissin, the company that makes Cup Noodles, announced they will be releasing a pumpkin spice flavor next month.
27 days ago
A shopper stocks up on merchandise at a Sam's Club store on January 12, 2018 in Streamwood, Illinoi...
CNN Business

Sam’s Club is raising its membership by $5

Sam's Club announced Wednesday that it's raising its annual membership fee by 11% — from $45 to $50 — beginning in October.
1 month ago
Mike Lee Evan McMullin Side By Side...
KSL TV

Sunday Edition: 2022 Midterm Elections, U.S. Senate Race in Utah

Incumbent Senator Mike Lee and Independent challenger Evan McMullin join Doug Wright to talk about Senate race in Utah.
1 month ago
Lower gas prices helped consumer confidence bounce back in August, breaking a three-month stretch o...
Martha C. White for CNN Business

Lower gas prices push consumer confidence to highest level since May

Lower gas prices helped consumer confidence bounce back in August, breaking a three-month stretch of worsening sentiment.
1 month ago
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